Posts Tagged: hugo

Jack Vance 1916-2013

I just found out my favorite author of all-time, Jack Vance, passed away May 26th (the day I was throwing my big birthday BBQ). There is little honor I can bestow upon Mr. Vance that other, more talented people are not already writing.  It is the most common and perfidious tragedy of life that we… Read more »

Jack Vance

After a brief respite, we bring to a close our travels through my creative influences, primarily in the world of Science Fiction and Fantasy, with my favorite author, the great Jack Vance. It’s humbling to use my bumbling words to try to describe Mr. Vance’s exquisite prose, but I’m all you have to introduce you to one… Read more »

Clifford D. Simak

I wrestled with how to start this series of blogs on my creative influences.  Should I do it chronologically, starting with my earliest?  Maybe begin with the one that most closely relates to my current writing endeavor?  Perhaps I should do a ranking, like those irritating “Top Ten” lists? In the end, I simply decided… Read more »