Posts Tagged: Jack Vance

I think I know what you mean

Okay. I shared with you that I’m jumping back into reading with the help of my favorite author. Jack Vance is a master of descriptive language and exquisite dialog. He also has a gift for diction that employs an expansive vocabulary. I hazard to say it would break any Facebook grammar app. As proud as… Read more »

Back where I belong: Reading!

There is a “problem” with being both retired and dull. Sometimes, I can have too much time and too little to do. After too long streaming and gaming, I’m happy to find myself back where I belong: Reading! Generally, I have “go-to” places among the media for my moods. When I’m morose, it’s Blazing Saddles…. Read more »

Death is but a word; we are all immortal

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned I had just heard about my favorite author’s death.  I’m so thankful he’s not gone. On bookcases in the very room I type this are more than two dozen of his books which I have read, some of which I will read again.  Through his craft and my enjoyment, Jack… Read more »

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 »

The pen is funnier than the sword

I’m in a small debate (with myself) whether this is the ultimate or the penultimate installment of “Funny Week” on the JMD blog.  I have been focusing on my comedic influences from various media, with today’s subject relating to authors.  It occurs to me that I’m leaving out a major segment, if somewhat challenging in… Read more »