Rhialto the Marvellous

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Orion, Sep 29, 2011 - Fiction - 320 pages
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There is a Hole at the eastern fringe of the known universe. Deep within it hangs a lost star, Mora, with twin planets, Maske and Skay. On wild Maske there is a rocky peninsula inhabited by a clan of warlike dreamers, the Droads. The eldest son, Trewe, is by birthright Droad of Droad. The second son has no choice but to turn his face toward adventure. His name is Jubal Droad...

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Review: Rhialto the Marvellous (The Dying Earth #4)

User Review  - Joel Flank - Goodreads

Rhialto the Marvelous, also by Jack Vance is the last of the Vance books of the Dying Earth. This book features the titled magician in 3 somewhat longer stories and is set even further into the future ... Read full review

Review: Rhialto the Marvellous (The Dying Earth #4)

User Review  - Stuart - Goodreads

A departure from the Cugel storyline, Vance has a lot of fun playing with traditional notions of wizardry and masculinity. Rhialto and his fellow wizards are all vain, greedy, insecure, petty and self ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Jack Vance (1916 - ) Jack Vance was born in 1916 and studied mining, engineering and journalism at the University of California. During the Second World War he served in the merchant navy and was torpedoed twice. He started contributing stories to the pulp magazines in the mid 1940s and published his first book, The Dying Earth, in 1950. Among his many books are The Dragon Masters, for which he won his first Hugo Award, Big Planet, The Anome, and the Lyonesse sequence. He has won the Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Awards, amongst others, and in 1997 was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America.

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