Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Jack Vance 1916 - 2013 Rest In Peace

I've always considered Mr. Vance a friend. He was a very good writer who always brought a smile to my face. And now one of the corner stones of our hobby & fantasy  literature is gone. According to his official website. 
"Jack Vance passed away at home on the evening of Sunday May 26, 2013, ending a long, rich and productive life. Recognized most widely as an author, family and friends also knew a generous, large-hearted, rugged, congenial, hard-working, optimistic and unpretentious individual whose curiosity, sense of wonder and sheer love of life were an inspiration in themselves. Author, friend, father and grandfather – there will never be another like Jack Vance." Jack Vance

There are no words to describe what blow this is in many ways. Thanks for letting us read, play, and experience your worlds.
Raise a glass to the dreamer of worlds whose thieves, adventurers, and rascels have trodden the hallways of our imaginations. Let those who know your words and humor once again raise the books, read the words, and cheer those who have come before us in the world's mind's eye. Your wit and imagination will be missed. Rest in Peace old friend for this world will not see your like again.

 You may leave a message of farewell on the official Jack Vance page.
Right over HERE


  1. What wonderful words to be remembered with.

  2. Thanks very much Kim Kasch. The loss is a very hard one to our community and the Vance family. Jack Vance had a wicked sense of humor and was a wonderful word smith. The world is very poor place with out authors of his stripe. There will never be another like him.


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