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Jack Vance - The ​Asutra
From ​the furthest borders of the Durdane, strange rumours are spreading. For in Caraz's land of exiles and murderers, deeds are being done more terrible than any of its most ruthless dwellers could commit. And so it is to the mountains of Caraz that Gastel Etzwane must turn, certain in his heart that his old foe is not yet finished. And sure enough, amidst the rocky wastes there moves a menace whose horror the men of Durdane can scarce imagine. For as Gastel Etzwane has long since guessed, their enemy, the monstrous Asutra, is simply not of their world...

Jack Vance - Araminta ​Station
Essef ​- Travel out along the galaxy's Perseid Arm. Branch off to follow the ten thousand stars of Mircea's Wisp. Eventually you will come to the Purple Rose System - three stars, Lorca, Sing and Syrene, that seem about to drift away into the void. Three planets circle Syrene. On one, Cadwal, there is Life. Long ago the Naturalist Society of Earth had listed Cadwal as a natural preserve. An administration centre had been set up and staffed to protect the planet from all exploitation: Araminta Station. Now, centuries later, the young Glawen Clattuc is beginning to wonder what the future may hold for him in the hierarchic, carefully ordered hereditary society that is life on Cadwal

Jack Vance - To ​Live Forever
In ​the far-future city of Clarges, you can live forever – if you can make the grade. In Clarges, everyone competes for the ultimate prize: immortality. Gavin Waylock had that prize – the live-forever rank of Amaranth, but lost it when he was accused of murder. Now, after seven years in hiding he begins again the struggle to reach the top. But a strong-willed woman,The Jacynth Martin, is determined to see him fail – and failure means death. SF Grandmaster Jack Vance crafts a classic tale of man against dystopia, rich in intrigue, suspense and dark humor.

Jack Vance - Lyonesse ​1. - Suldrun kertje
Egy ​borongós téli napon, amikor eső verte Lyonesse városát, Sollace királyné vajúdni kezdett, ám a várt fiú helyett egy kislánynak adott életet. A csöpp Suldrun hercegnő már gyermekként is szeszélyes teremtés, ám ahogy serdülni kezd, pokollá teszi nevelőnői életét, s az egész királyságot a feje tetejére állítja... Lyonesse - ez a szó, amióta világ a világ, mindig is titokzatosságot és varázslatot árasztott. Jack Vance, a világ egyik legnagyobb képzelőerővel megáldott írója lenyűgöző mondát kerekített a mágia gyakorlói, szemtanúi és áldozatai köré. Az Elder-szigeteken - ahonnan Arthur király ősei Britanniába menekültek - a varázslók, boszorkányok, tündérek, démonok, trollok és impek ugyanolyan valóságosak, mint a szigetet benépesítő királyok, királynék, lovagok, parasztok és más, fura népek.

Jack Vance - Marune: ​Alastor 933
A ​mysterious amnesiac is found at a distant spaceport. The science of the Alastor Cluster is unable to do anything but determine his home planet and culture: he is a Rhune from the planet Marune - Alastor 933. When he returns home, he learns that he is a powerful landowner whose household is faced with an important alliance. But which of these scheming nobles destroyed his memory?

Jack Vance - City ​of the Chasch
Someone ​sent distress signals to outer space from the planet Tschai. It was Adam Reith's misfortune to be sent from Earth to investigate. Because when his ship came close to Tschai, it was torpedoed... and Adam escaped to the surface with his life and nothing else. Tschai was a vast planet and previously unexplored. Adam, taken as slave by humans, learned that there were four other intelligent but non-human races dominant on that strange world. And to find the mystery of the distress call and the vicious attack, he would have first to gain his freedom and then find a safe way to pass the city and the alien Chasch and their treacherous cousins, the Blue Chasch. Jack Vance's Tschai novels are considered his masterwork, a constantly changing epic canvas of weird peoples, exotic lands, and surprising extra-terrestrial adventures.

Jack Vance - The ​Dirdir
Getting ​back to Earth from the planet Tschai involved only stealing a spaceship or having one built to order — for Tschai was the abode of several intelligent star-born races and, as such, had spaceyards. But Adam Reith's problem was not so simple. He'd already been lucky to escape the Chasch and the Wankh and a dozen different types of humans, and now his course led directyly to the Great Sivishe Spaceyards in the domains of the Dirdir. But the Dirdir were quite different from the other aliens who competed for this world. They were quicker, more sinister, and had an unrelenting thirst for hunting victims like Adam Reith. The closer he came to his objective, the keener their hunting instincts would become!

Jack Vance - The ​Brave Free Men
Durdane ​is in the grip of the devilish Roguskhoi. Raping and pillaging in their lethal thrust to their heartland, they annihilate all who cross their path. With spirits sapped by years of silent tyranny, the men of Durdane stand impotent, their faceless leader a prisoner in his own palace. One man alone can save Durdane - the musician Gastel Etzwane. But even he is unaware that worming through the land is a corruption more deadly than anything the Roguskhoi can inflict.

Jack Vance - Emphyrio
Far ​in the future, the craftsmen of the distant planet Halma create goods which are the wonder of the galaxy. But they know little of this. Their society is harshly regimented, its religion austere and unforgiving, and primitive - to maintain standards, even the most basic use of automation is punishable by death. When Amiante, a wood-carver, is executed for processing old documents with a camera, his son Ghyl rebels, and decides to bring down the system. To do so, he must first interpret the story of Emphyrio, an ancient hero of Halman legend.

Jack Vance - The ​Many Worlds of Magnus Ridolph
Magnus ​Ridolph, at first glance, did not look like an interstellar troubleshooter. He was not tall and muscular, his skin had not been turned to a rugged color by the numerous distant suns he had visited, and his voice and manner seemed far too mild for an adventurer. Yet there was a chill hardness in his mild blue eyes that warned of the deceptiveness in his appearance. Throughout the galaxy, there were men and other beings - Yellowbirds, Tau Gemini ant-things, Hecatian anthropes - who could testify to the deadliness that lurked behind those eyes. In Magnus Ridolph, Jack Vance has created one of the most memorable characters of his award-winning career.

Jack Vance - The ​Book of Dreams
Howard ​Alan Treesong gave a banquet to ten friends. All died in agony, save himself. Howard Alan Treesong went to his old school reunion to teach his former classmates the meaning of terror. Howard Alan Treesong was the most elusive of the five Demon Princes upon whom Kirth Gersen had sworn vengeance. A galaxy-wide guessing game proved his undoing. Howard Alan Treesong wrote his own holy book and called it The Book of Dreams.

Jack Vance - The ​Killing Machine
Having ​brought arch-villain Malagate the Woe to justice, Gersen now sets his sights on Kokor Hekkus, another of the Demon Princes. The name Kokor Hekkus, which means "killing machine" in the language of the planet Thamber, does not refer to Hekkus's own predilection for homicide, but to his fondness for horrific and murderous devices, including the giant robotic executioner that first gained him his nickname. The Killing Machine is part 2 of 5 of The Demon Princes Series.

Jack Vance - The ​Anome
A ​world of strange ways and stranger people. A land where men and women are marked for life. Where they are bound to irrevocable destinies by the proclamations of the Faceless Man - an unseen power which terrorises and controls the world. Durdane is a place where defiance is punished with death. But this kingdom of myriad mystery and incalculable peril is now threatened by a menace from without - the dreaded Rogushkoi. And only one youth, Gastel Etzwane, dares to challenge the unchallengeable, the power of the Faceless Man, in an extraordinary struggle for mastery and for the survival of Durdane...

Jack Vance - Tales ​of the Dying Earth
Jack ​Vance is one of the most remarkable talents to ever grace the world of science fiction. His unique, stylish voice has been beloved by generations of readers. One of his enduring classics is his 1964 novel, The Dying Earth, and its sequels--a fascinating, baroque tale set on a far-future Earth, under a giant red sun that is soon to go out forever. This omnibus volume comprised all four books in the series, The Dying Earth, The Eyes of the Overworld, Cugel's Saga and Rialto the Magnificent.

Jack Vance - Démonpikkelyek
Ravasz ​Cugel sokszor elátkozta már azt a napot, amikor betört Iucounu, a Nevető Mágus palotájába. A varázsló rajtakapta és büntetésül elröpítette a világ végére, hogy szerezze meg számára a Túlvilág Szemét. Cugel teljesítette a küldetést, számtalan vesződség árán visszatért, és a hatalma alá hajtotta Iucounut. Kegyetlen bosszúra készült, ám egy apró hiba folytán önmagát röpítette el a Sóhajok Óceánjának partjára, s kezdheti elölről hosszú vándorlását. Egy gyengébb lelkületű ember beleroppan... Ám hősünket nem hiába hívják Ravasz Cugelnek: fürge eszű, gyors lábú, gátlástalan, fortélyos, jól bánik a karddal, s ha kell, a fondorlattól sem riad vissza... Elindul, hogy ismételten megkerülje a Haldokló Földet – ezúttal az ellenkező irányból...

Jack Vance - The ​Green Pearl
When ​magic ruled and kings were strong... South of Eire and west of Gaul was the land of the Elder Isles, a mystical place of fairy shees, valiant knights, and the powerful magic of sorcerers living and forgotten. Now, as Aillas of Troicinet and Casimir of Lyonesse parry and feint in a duel of wits, the mysterious aura of the Green Pearl enters their souls. Its menas are subtle, but its effects are great, and as the Kings of Elder ready their swords, even the worlds of the immortals tremble...

Jack Vance - The ​Blue World
This ​is classic Vance: a carefully thought-out world, a stratified society, and a man in conflict with its rules. During the space of twelve generations, the descendents of a crash on a water-covered planet have managed to adapt to the marine culture. But they are always at the mercy of the kragen, giant, squidlike monsters. The colonists can communicate with the biggest of these, King Kragen, and must appease him. But finally, one man has had enough of this life of slavery and sacrifice. Can he convince his fellow citizens that they must kill King Kragen? But...how can they do it in a world without weapons?

Jack Vance - Trullion
Trullion ​- az Alastor Csillagcsoport 2262-es számú bolygója - egy ködös ingoványokból és idillikus szigetekből álló csodálatos vízi világ, amelyet kristálytiszta óceánok ölelnek körül, bennük annyi élelemmel, amely bőségesen elegendő mindenkinek. Lakói, a trillek gondtalan, vidám népség. Ám az ő életükbe is betör az erőszak a fosztogatásból élő galaktikus kalózok támadása során, akiknek rövid, kockázatos élete a kaland, az erőszak és a rablás istenítésén alapszik. És akkor még ott van a bolygószerte játszott hussade, amelyben a trillek, a szerencsejátékok iránt érzett vad szenvedélyüktől hajtva képesek mindent - még magát az életet is - kockára tenni a veszélyes vízi pályákon. A jutalmuk? Egy gyönyörűséges sheirl lány szűzi teste, amiért minden trill boldogan adná az életét... Glinnes Huddon tízéves katonai szolgálat után tér haza Trullionra; és döbbenten tapasztalja, mennyire megváltozott minden a távolléte alatt. Ő a régi, kifakuló világért érez honvágyat, és heroikus erőfeszítéssel mindent megtesz, hogy visszahozza a békeidőket. Ám a változást már ő sem képes megállítani...

Jack Vance - Night ​Lamp
Found ​as a child with no memory of his past, adopted by a scholarly couple who raised him as their own, Jaro never quiet fit into the rigidly defined Society of Thanet. When his foster parents are killed in a mysterious bombing, Jaro Fath sets out to discover the truth of his origins--a quest that will take him across light-years and into the depths of the past.

Jack Vance - The ​Gray Prince
When ​Schaine Madduc returned to Koryphon after five years in space, her home planet was not as she left it. The several intelligent species that had lived so long in a sort of symbiotic harmony were at each other's throats. The humanoid Uldra were united in rebellion against the human land-holding community of which Schaine was part. The Uldra revolutionary leader and catalyst the Gray Prince Jorjol was actually an Uldra fostered in Schaine's own home, and upon whom Schaine had exerted a profound influence. An influence far more profound than Schaine would have thought possible. An influence possibly powerful enough to smash her home, her family, and her entire way of life!

Jack Vance - The ​Green Pearl / Madouc
In ​Lyonesse: The Green Pearl and Madouc the magical lands of high enchantment - the Elder Isles, the land, long-vanished beneath the ocean, from which King Arthur's ancestors fled to Britain - come to brilliant life again. In this ancient land the realm of chivalry and the world of faerie exist side by side and it is a place of strange beauty, high adventure and eerie magic. Warring kings renew their conflicts, opposing magicians devise ever more strange and sinister stratagems and Madouc, ostensibly the daughter of the ill-fated Princess Suldrun but in reality a changeling, becomes embroiled in political rivalries, military adventures - and the quest for the Grail.

Jack Vance - The ​Face
Kirth ​Gersen tracks Lens Larque across several worlds, most notably Aloysius, the desert world Dar Sai and the more temperate Methel. He eventually learns that Larque is a Darsh, born Husse Bugold. He had been deprived of an earlobe and made a rachepol or outcast from his clan for a crime considered "repulsive but not superlatively heinous." He took the name Lens Larque, after the lanslarke, an indigenous creature and the fetish of the Bugold clan. (It was this slim clue that enabled Gersen to track him down.) He then became a notorious criminal renowned for his magnificent, if often grotesque and horrifying, jests.

Jack Vance - Rhialto, ​a Csudálatos
A ​Föld elöregedett, a vörösen pislákoló Nap bármelyik órában kihunyhat, véget érhet a világ. E mesés és borzongató, távoli jövőben, az emberiség huszonegyedik eónjában kietlen pusztaságokkal szabdalt, egymástól elszigetelt kultúrák vívják magányos harcukat a túlélésért. Ascolaisban és Almeryben, a Leomló Faltól nyugatra eső területen él egy csapat varázsló, akik szövetségbe tömörültek, hogy védelmezhessék érdekeiket. No meg persze, az értékeiket… Közösségük szabályait a Kék Alapelvben, a Monstramentumnak is nevezett törvénykönyvben fektették le, mely eleve meggátolja az egymás közötti háborúskodást, a nyílt viszálykodást… De vajh, ki vethetne gátat annak, ha valaki fondorlatos módon, az Alapelv betűit kiforgatva próbálja elorozni társai varázstárgyait? Rhialto már maga sem emlékszik, ki és mikor aggatta rá a kissé gunyoros „Csudálatos” ragadványnevet, de úgy rémlik, nem mágikus képességei ihlethették az illetőt, inkább hóbortos öltözetei és szokásai, valamint a hölgyek körében aratott sikerei. Ő maga is merész terveket szövöget varázslótársai mágikus IOUN-köveinek megkaparintására, ám amikor őt rabolják ki – a Monstramentum törvényeinek betűi mögé bújva –, felháborodott, kétségbeesett küzdelembe kényszerül… _Három különleges történet a Haldokló Föld-ciklus huszonegyedik eónjából – most először egy kötetben, új fordításban!_

Jack Vance - The ​Five Gold Bands
Picaresque ​Irish adventurer Paddy Blackthorn is caught attempting to steal an interstellar space drive and is sentenced to death by the ruling council of mutant humans. The mutants' creator bequeathed them the secret of the drive, and with it a monopoly on space travel, which allows them to dominate normal humans. During his escape, Paddy discovers that the knowledge of how to manufacture the engines has been stored in five gold rings, one for each mutant race. The rings are hidden in five secret locations for safekeeping. With the help of a beautiful human secret agent, Fay Bursill, Paddy searches the home planets of each of the mutant species, in the hope that Earthfolk will be able to resume their rightful place in space.

Jack Vance - A ​Klau rabszolgái
Roy ​Barch, az ifjú tudós a Földön megtelepedő idegen lekthwaiak szolgálatába szegődik, hogy minél többet megtudjon a felsőbbrendű faj tudományáról. Barch nem szereti az aranybőrű, kecses lekthwaiakat, ám váratlanul megérkezik a csodaszép Komeitk Lelianr, akinek láttán Barch tudja, hogy élete legfőbb célja lesz megszerezni magának ezt a szépséget. Ám a lekthwai lány rideg és közönyös, udvariasan elutasítja a férfi közeledését. Azonban nem csak a lekthwaiak, de ellenségeik, a klauk is felfedezik a Földet, és váratlan rajtaütésükre senki sincs felkészülve. Barch és Lalianr fogságba esnek, és egy távoli iparvilágra, Magarakra viszik őket rabszolgának. A lekthwai lány belenyugodna sorsába, ám Barch nem adja fel ilyen könnyen. Megszöknek, és beleveszik magukat a rengetegbe. Arra a területre tévednek, melyet a klauk vadonnak hagynak, hogy sportból szökevény rabszolgákra vadászhassanak. Csakhogy Barchnak nem tetszik az űzött vad szerepe...

Jack Vance - Lyonesse ​3. - Madouc
Az ​Elder-szigetek. Ahol az ősi bölcsesség és erény próbál fennmaradni a jó halhatatlan ellenségeinek kegyetlen cselszövései közepette. Három félelmetes király szövi a vérontás sötét függőnyét a szigetek törékeny békéje köré. És háborújuk füstjében és izgalmában Madouc, egy eleven fiatal hercegnő tartja kezében a győzelem titkát. Lyonesse hercegnőjének a helyzete távolról sem irigylésre méltó. Casmir király ugyan tudja róla, hogy cseregyerek, akinek az erediben az ő véréből egy csepp sem csörgedezik, ennek ellenére reménykedik benne, ha a hercegnő eladó korba lép, talán még a hasznára lehet. Madouc különös teremtés, aki még kevés türelemmel viseltetik az udvari szokások és hagyományok iránt.

Jack Vance - The ​Pnume
The ​Pnume are native to Tschai, living underground in a vast network of caverns with their human slave-species, the Pnumekin. Historians of Tschai, the Pnume collect its past with scholarly disinterest; they hear rumors of Adam Reith - a man who claims to come from another planet, named Earth - and they want him for permanent display in Foreverness, museum of Tschai life! Reith must survive the Pnume tunnels, if he is ever to return to Earth.

Jack Vance - Madouc ​(angol)
The ​World Fantasy Award-winning third volume of the LYONESSE trilogy brings attention to the faerie changeling Madouc. Where princess Suldrun once meekly endured the proprieties of Castle Haidion, Madouc defends herself with rotten fruit. Vexed, King Casmir arranges a contest to marry her off, but Madouc has other ideas, and enlists the stableboy "Sir Pom-pom" on an impromptu quest to find her father. During their travels, they encounter swindlers, faeries, trolls, ogres, a knight in search of his youth, and a relatively pedestrian item known as the Holy Grail. As the sorcerers Shimrod and Murgen investigate portents of cataclysm in the world of magic, Casmir plans a murder that will bring all the lands under his iron rule; however, his ambitions will be complicated by one small but important oversight—he's failed to allow for Madouc!

Jack Vance - Throy
In ​the conclusion of the Cadwal Chronicles, the convoluted plots and politics that have swirled around the House of Clattuc and the Conservancy of Cadwal are beginning to unravel. But what remains for Glawen Clattuc to discover could bring down a dozen powerful families on as many worlds. Vance has won multiple Hugo and Nebula awards for his work.

Jack Vance - Star ​King
The ​first book in the 5 volume Demon Princes saga. The protagonist's parents were murdered by a posse of 5 galactic criminals, the "demon princes". He vows revenge, and eliminates them one by one. In the process Vance does what he excels at: creating strange worlds, environments, customs, and adaptations that humans have made to live in these conditions.

Jack Vance - The ​Palace of Love
In ​the midpoint novel of the "Demon Princes" series, Kirth Gersen sets his sights upon the mysterious Viole Falushe. Vance describes this murderous creature as a "sybarite." "Sadistic pervert" would probably be a more apropos phrase.After several false leads, Gersen backtracks the villain to his point of origin --- Earth, of all places! Then the trail moves outward again, to the starworlds and a place back of beyond where there is actually a physical Palace of Love!

Jack Vance - Space ​Opera
An ​opera company composed of aliens from a world no human is familiar with makes a concert hall appearance on Earth. Their music is strange, somewhat disconcerting, but the performance closes to rave reviews. The next day, every one of the aliens has vanished. They didn't leave by spaceship, and it seems impossible to believe they have successfully hidden themselves on a strange planet; so where did they go, and how?

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