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Tales of the Dying Earth: Including 'The Dying Earth, ' 'The Eyes of the Overworld, ' 'Cugel's Saga, ' and 'Rhialto the Marvellous'


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Jack Vance is one of the most remarkable talents to ever grace the world of science fiction. His unique, stylish voice has been beloved by generations of readers. One of his enduring classics is his 1964 novel, The Dying Earth, and its sequels--a fascinating, baroque tale set on a far-future Earth, under a giant red sun that is soon to go out forever.

This omnibus volume comprised all four books in the series, The Dying Earth, The Eyes of the Overworld, Cugel's Saga and Rialto the Magnificent. It is a must-read for every sf fan.


All four books in "The Dying Earth" science fiction series are now available in single volume.

About the Author

Jack Vance is one of the greats of science fiction. He has been writing for more than 60 years, and in 1997 was honored as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. He is the author of dozens of science fiction and fantasy novels, including the World Fantasy Award winning Lyonnesse series, and the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning The Last Castle. He lives in Oakland, California.

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The Dying Earth

The Eyes of the Overworld

Cugel's Saga

Rhialto the Marvellous

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M_Emrys, May 3, 2009 (view all comments by M_Emrys)
Jack Vance is a technically talented author whose writings are characterized by verbosity and wit. Indeed, if the stories were as good as the writing itself, The Dying Earth would be a classic. Instead, it is a random assortment of short stories that suffer from a lack of interesting plots and characters.

Fortunately, Eyes of the Overworld and Cugel's Saga (volumes 2 and 3 of this Dying Earth omnibus), are a major improvement. Cugel, the anti-hero of the aforementioned, is a memorable character whose entertaining exploits make this collection worth reading. His quest for petty revenge may not seem like a great premise, but the episodes leading up to said revenge are highly enjoyable and paint a well-realized picture of the dying earth on which these stories are set. Together with the less easily recommendable The Dying Earth and Rhialto the Marvellous, they are an excellent introduction to an author who quite deservedly earned the title of Grand Master from Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
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Vance, Jack
Orb Books
New York
Science Fiction - General
Fantastic fiction
Science fiction
Fantasy fiction, American
Science / General
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Science Fiction - Space Opera
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Dying Earth
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