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Ports of Call

Ports of Call( )
Author: Vance, Jack
ISBN:978-0-00-648212-3
Publication Date:Oct 1998
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Imprint:Voyager
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $16.95
Book Description:

New galaxy-hopping, picaresque adventure from a master storyteller.

Sf grand master Vance's latest is a tongue-in-cheek swashbuckler about a young man, Myron Tany, who has taken a degree in space studies but has much to learn when he first boards a ship. Myron is in thrall to his zany aunt, who has heard of a faraway fountain of youth and sets off in her space yacht to find it. Her captain flatters her agreeably, and when Myron points out that the man is a swindler, she won't...
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Book Details
Pages:400
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):11.1 x 17.8 x 2 cm
Book Weight:0.18 Kilograms
Author Biography
Vance, Jack (Author)
John Holbrook Vance (August 28, 1916 - May 26, 2013) was an American mystery, fantasy and science fiction writer. Most of his work was published under the name Jack Vance. He also wrote 11 mystery novels as John Holbrook Vance and three as Ellery Queen, and once each used pseudonyms Alan Wade, Peter Held, John van See, and Jay Kavanse.

Vance won the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 1984. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame inducted him in 2001. Among his awards for particular works were: Hugo Awards, in 1963 for The Dragon Masters, in 1967 for The Last Castle, and in 2010 for his memoir This is Me, Jack Vance!; a Nebula Award in 1966, also for The Last Castle; the Jupiter Award in 1975; the World Fantasy Award in 1990 for Lyonesse: Madouc. He also won an Edgar (the mystery equivalent of the Nebula) for the best first mystery novel in 1961 for The Man in the Cage.

He died at his home in Oakland, California, on May 26, 2013, aged 96. 030



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