From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Very clever, colourful characters and marvellous prose. Great story with wonderful flow and pace. Compelling narrative that grips you right from the beginning.Published 7 months ago by Wassum
I thought it was overall a good book. I've read a lot of Vance and it was pretty typical of his epic novels, which is to say it has an excellent plot and imagery and strong... Read morePublished 15 months ago by ArtFan
I'm a great fan of Vance, but this book was, in my opinion, a sub-par effort. He'd have been about 80 when he wrote it, and only a few SF authors are still producing good work at... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Indiana Reviewer
Jack Vance was a great storyteller----you can't miss with him.All one has to do is look at all the modern sci-fi/fantasy writers he influenced. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Russ M.
This is solid vintage Vance, complete with odd worlds, and outre customs and mores. A solid read with a interesting mystery. Good characterization. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Wulfstan
One of the most original fiction authors of the century, the late Mr. Vance penned this seasoned bittersweat story of adventure, mystery and loss late in his career, but while... Read morePublished on August 12, 2013 by John Corso
only glen cook, michael moorcock during elric, corum, hawkmoon, and robert e howard, along with ee doc smith, and ae van vogt, really contend with vance as best authors ever... Read morePublished on May 28, 2013 by microsoft is not monop
If I had to guess - and I do - I'd say that originally this was going to be Jack Vance's Magnum Opus to the Gaean Reach, his universal sci-fi setting. Read morePublished on January 3, 2012 by Manly Reading
Night Lamp, one of Vance's last books (written when he was 79 or 80) is rather dark and tragic, full of fear and sadness, with the decay, decadence and decline of societies and... Read morePublished on August 24, 2011 by Mitchell Glodek