Jack Vance Summary Bibliography Creator

This is a complete list of works by Americanscience fiction and fantasy author Jack Vance.[1]



The Dying Earth[edit]

Main article: Dying Earth series

  • The Dying Earth (author's preferred title: Mazirian the Magician, collection of linked stories, 1950)
  • The Eyes of the Overworld (author's preferred title: Cugel the Clever, novel 1966)
  • Cugel's Saga (author's preferred title: Cugel: The Skybreak Spatterlight, novel, 1983)
The Laughing Magician (Omnibus containing The Eyes of the Overworld and Cugel's Saga, 2007)


Main article: Lyonesse Trilogy

  • Lyonesse: Suldrun's Garden (1983) (also titled Lyonesse and Suldrun's Garden)
  • Lyonesse: The Green Pearl (1985) (also titled The Green Pearl)
  • Lyonesse: Madouc (1989) (also titled Madouc)

Science fiction[edit]

The Demon Princes Series[edit]

Main article: Demon Princes

The Cadwal Chronicles[edit]

Main article: Cadwal Chronicles


Main article: Alastor Cluster


Main article: Durdane series


Main article: Planet of Adventure

Non-series science fiction novels[edit]

Selected novellas[edit]


Selected collections[edit]

  • Future Tense (1964)
  • The World Between and Other Stories (1965)
  • The Many Worlds of Magnus Ridolph (1966)
  • Eight Fantasms and Magics (1969)
  • The Worlds of Jack Vance (1973)
  • Lost Moons (1982)
  • The Narrow Land (1982)
  • The Augmented Agent and Other Stories (1986)
  • The Dark Side of the Moon (1986)
  • Chateau D'If and Other Stories (1990)
  • When the Five Moons Rise (1992)
  • Tales of the Dying Earth (1999)
  • The Jack Vance Treasury (2007), ISBN 1-59606-077-8
  • Wild Thyme, Green Magic (2009)
  • Hard-Luck Diggings: The Early Jack Vance (2010)


  • This Is Me, Jack Vance! (Subterranean Press, 2009) (won the 2010 Hugo Award, Best Related Book)[2]


Jack Vance


in San Francisco, California, The United States

August 28, 1916


May 26, 2013




Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery & Thrillers


P.G. Wodehouse, Jeffery Farnol, Lord Dunsany, James Branch Cabell

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Aka John Holbrooke Vance, Peter Held, John Holbrook, Ellery Queen, John van See, Alan Wade.

The author was born in 1916 and educated at the University of California, first as a mining engineer, then majoring in physics and finally in journalism. During the 1940s and 1950s, he contributed widely to science fiction and fantasy magazines. His first novel, The Dying Earth, was published in 1950 to great acclaim. He won both of science fiction's most coveted trophies, the Hugo and Nebula awards. He also won an Edgar Award for his mystery novel The Man in the Cage. He lived in Oakland, California in a house he designed.

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