Jack Vance

Jack Vance

This is a complete list of Jack Vance books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category.

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List of The Dying Earth Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
10
The Dying Earth / Mazirian the Magician
1950
2
Cugel's Saga / Cugel: The Skybreak Spatterlight
1966
3
6
The Eyes of the Overworld / Cugel the Clever
1966
4
A Quest for Simbilis (By: Michael Shea)
A Quest for Simbilis (By: Michael Shea)
1974
5
Morreion
1978
6
The Seventeen Virgins
1979
7
The Bagful of Dreams
1979
8
Rhialto the Marvellous
1984
9
The Laughing Magician
2006
10
2009
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List of Big Planet Books in Publication Order

List of Demon Princes Books in Publication Order

List of Nopalgarth Books in Publication Order

List of Magnus Ridolph Books in Publication Order

List of Tschai, Planet of Adventure Books in Publication Order

List of Durdane Books in Publication Order

List of Alastor Books in Publication Order

List of Gaean Reach Books in Publication Order

List of Lyonesse Books in Publication Order

List of Cadwal Chronicles Books in Publication Order

List of Ports of Call Books in Publication Order

List of The Early Jack Vance Books in Publication Order

List of Miro Hetzel Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Five Gold Bands / The Space Pirate
1950
2
Vandals of the Void
1953
3
To Live Forever
1956
4
The Languages of Pao
1957
5
Slaves of the Klau / Gold and Iron
1958
6
Man in a Cage
1961
7
The Dragon Masters
1962
8
Monsters in orbit
1965
9
Space Opera
1965
10
The Blue World
1966
11
The Last Castle
1966
12
Emphyrio
1969
13
Bad Ronald
1973
14
Galactic Effectuator
1980
15
Night Lamp
1996
16
The Magnificent Showboats
2011
17
The Wannek
2011
18
Clarges
2011
19
The Domains of Koryphon
2011
20
Bird Isle
2012
21
The Dark Ocean
2012
22
The Flesh Mask
2012
23
The Fox Valley Murders
2012
24
The House on Lily Street
2012
25
The Pleasant Grove Murders
2012
26
Strange People, Queer Notions
2012
27
The View from Chickweed’s Window
2012
28
Deadly Isles
2012

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Future Tense / Dust of Far Suns
1964
2
Eight Fantasms and Magics
1969
3
The Worlds of Jack Vance
1973
4
The Moon Moth
1976
5
The Best of Jack Vance
1976
6
Fantasms and Magics
1978
7
Green Magic
1979
8
Nopalgarth
1980
9
Lost Moons
1982
10
The Narrow Land
1982
11
The Demon Princes
1985
12
Light from a Lone Star
1985
13
The Augmented Agent
1986
14
The Dark Side of the Moon
1986
15
Bird Isle and Take My Face
1988
16
Chateau d'If and Other Stories
1990
17
When the Five Moons Rise
1992
18
The Jack Vance Treasury
2007
19
The Jack Vance Reader
2008
20
The Men Return and Others
2009
21
Wild Thyme, Green Magic
2009
22
The World-Thinker and Other Stories
2011
23
The Dragon Masters and Other Stories
2011
24
The Golden Girl and Other Stories
2012
25
Sail 25 and Other Stories
2012
26
Wild Thyme and Violets and Other Unpublished Stories
2012
27
Desperate Days
2012
28
Big Planet / The Blue World / The Dragon Masters and Other Stories
2013

List of Non-Fiction in Publication Order

List of Jack Vance Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
IF Worlds of Science Fiction, 1953 July
0
2
Star Science Fiction Stories 3
1955
3
Galaxy Science Fiction, December 1963
1963
4
Great Short Novels of Science Fiction
1970
5
Alpha 3
1972
6
More Stories from the Hugo Winners, Vol. 2
1973
7
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction
1980
8
Great Fantasy
1983
9
Great Tales of Fantasy and Science Fiction
1985
10
The Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time Greats
1988
11
The Science Fiction Century
1997
12
A Magic-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic
1998
13
Nebula Awards 32: SFWA’s Choices for the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year
1998
14
The Furthest Horizon
2000
15
The World Turned Upside Down
2005
16
Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance
2009
17
Science Fiction Gems, Vol. One
2011
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Jack Vance: Biography

Jack Vance (John Holbrook Vance) was born on August 28th, 1916. Jack passed away May 26th, 2013 at 96 years old. Jack Vance was born in San Francisco, California, USA.

Jack Vance (John Holbrook Vance) is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 28 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1950 with the novel The Five Gold Bands / The Space Pirate. The most recently released novel was Deadly Isles which was released in 2012.

Jack Vance also wrote the Short Story Collections series which has 28 books including Future Tense / Dust of Far Suns and Eight Fantasms and Magics.

Jack Vance has appeared on the Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! annual international top ten list in Japan one time. In 2017, his book The Complete Magnus Ridolph was ranked 5th.

In 2018, Jack Vance was nominated for a Seiun Award for the Japanese-only collection Jack Vance Treasury 3: Space Opera.

Jack Vance: Awards & Accolades

Jack Vance won the World Fantasy Award, Life Achievement, in 1984.

Vance's books have also won multiple awards, Man in a Cage won the Edgar Award, Best First Novel, in 1961. The Dragon Masters won the Seiun Award, Best Translated Long Work, in 1977. Madouc won the World Fantasy Award, Novel, in 1990. This Is Me, Jack Vance! won the Hugo Award, Best Related Work, in 2010.

The following novels by Jack Vance were also nominated for these awards:

  • The Dying Earth / Mazirian the Magician: Hugo Award, Best Novel (1951).
  • The Seventeen Virgins: British Fantasy Award, Best Short Story (1975).
  • The Bagful of Dreams: World Fantasy Award, Short Fiction (1978).
  • Suldrun's Garden / Lyonesse: World Fantasy Award, Novel (1984). British Fantasy Award, Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award) (1985).
  • Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance: World Fantasy Award, Anthology (2010). British Fantasy Award, Best Anthology (2010).
  • Alfred's Ark: Seiun Award, Best Translated Short Story (2016).
  • Magnus Ridolph: Seiun Award, Best Translated Long Work (2017).

Jack Vance: Author Insights

The highest rated book by Jack Vance on Book Notification is The Dying Earth / Mazirian the Magician, the 1st novel in the The Dying Earth series.

The most read book by Jack Vance on Book Notification is The Eyes of the Overworld / Cugel the Clever, the 3rd novel in the The Dying Earth series.

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Jack Vance are:

  1. Frank Herbert, author of the Dune Series.
  2. Robert A. Heinlein, author of the novel: Stranger in a Strange Land.
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, author of the The Lord of the Rings Series.
  4. Orson Scott Card, author of the Ender Saga Series.
  5. Larry Niven, author of the Ringworld Series.

Jack Vance: F.A.Q

When was Jack Vance Born?

Jack Vance was born on August 28th, 1916.

When did Jack Vance die?

Jack Vance died on May 26th, 2013 at 96 years old.

Where was Jack Vance Born?

Jack Vance was born in San Francisco, California, USA.

What awards has Jack Vance won?

Jack Vance has won the following awards: Life Achievement at the World Fantasy Award (1984).

What book awards has Jack Vance won?

Man in a Cage: Edgar Award Best First Novel (1961).
The Dragon Masters: Seiun Award Best Translated Long Work (1977).
Madouc: World Fantasy Award Novel (1990).
This Is Me, Jack Vance!: Hugo Award Best Related Work (2010).

What was the first book Jack Vance wrote?

The first novel written by Jack Vance was The Five Gold Bands / The Space Pirate, published in 1950.

What was the most recent book Jack Vance wrote?

His most recently released work was Dodkin's Job (a short story) on October 1st, 2015.

How many books has Jack Vance written?

Jack Vance has written 115 books across 18 series, excluding contributions to anthologies.
  • 8 books in the The Dying Earth Series
  • 2 books in the Big Planet Series
  • 5 books in the Demon Princes Series
  • 3 books in the Nopalgarth Series
  • 3 books in the Magnus Ridolph Series
  • 6 books in the Tschai, Planet of Adventure Series
  • 3 books in the Durdane Series
  • 3 books in the Alastor Series
  • 2 books in the Gaean Reach Series
  • 3 books in the Lyonesse Series
  • 4 books in the Cadwal Chronicles Series
  • 2 books in the Ports of Call Series
  • 4 books in the The Early Jack Vance Series
  • 3 books in the Miro Hetzel Series
  • 28 Standalone Novels
  • 6 Short Stories/Novellas
  • 28 Short Story Collections
  • 2 Non-Fiction

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