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One of the most influential science-fantasy worlds ever envisaged, which inspired a generation of writers including George R.R. Martin
The fourth in the Fantasy Masterworks series, the Dying Earth saga inspired writers like Michael Moorcock and Gene Wolfe, who freely acknowledges his debt to Vance in his own Book of the New Sun.
Here, in one volume, is Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award-winning author Jack Vance’s classic Dying Earth saga comprising The Dying Earth, The Eyes of the Overworld, Cugel’s Saga and Rhialto the Marvellous. Travel to a far distant future, when the sun bleeds red in a dark sky, where magic and science is one, and the Earth has but a few short decades to live …
Read what everyone is saying about The Tales of the Dying Earth:
‘He was, in a single paragraph, able to sketch the most incredible cultures and societies . . . he’d outline a world as interesting as all of Dune. And he did it again and again and again’ Christopher Paolini, New York Times bestselling author of To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
‘Absolutely amazing! I’ve never read anything quite like Vance’s Dying Earth stories . . . very witty and full of sarcasm . . . Even if you’re not a fantasy fan you should read these stories‘ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
‘This is one of the best series EVER WRITTEN and the world created by Jack Vance is as good as anything I have ever read . . . HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION!!!‘ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
‘Within a few pages, I was completely drawn in, and there was simply no escape for me . . . This omnibus volume is the perfect way to experience everything about the Dying Earth‘ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
‘Almost singlehandedly defined an entire sub-genre of SF and Fantasy . . . the Dying Earth quartet is doubtless a masterpiece‘ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
‘Vance has got to be one of the greatest writers I have ever read, and quite probably the greatest stylist . . . as soon as I started reading each novel in the book, I couldn’t stop’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
‘Awesome . . . a surreal fantasy setting on our own world, surrounded by crumbled civilisations and overlooked by a sun that could blink out at any moment’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
‘Jack Vance’s masterwork of fantasy novellas and novelettes. Read once, read twice, read again. A powerful imagination in top form. This book is one of the main reasons that I love the fantasy genre‘ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐