JACK VANCE, IN MEMORIAM: 1916 - 2013
posted by: Menno May 29 14:57 2013
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.

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"Hard-core Vancians also created TOTALITY, a Web site where you can search the V.I.E. texts, which is how we know that he has used the word “punctilio” exactly 33 times in his published prose. It was an extraordinary display of true readerly love – a bunch of buffs giving a contemporary genre writer the Shakespearean variorum treatment on their own time." (Carlo Rotella, The New York Times)