Jack Vance is one of the
oldest and greatest living writers of science fiction and
fantasy. He's also my favorite writer. Recently Jack and his
family opened a web site as
a source of e-book editions of his work. Most of Jack's books
are out of print, so making them available in an electronic
format is a boon to his fans.
my favorite of Jack's standalone novels, concerning as it does
society's under-appreciation and misuse of artists and also
featuring one of Jack's classic cases of hopeless,
ill-considered romance. It also has a father figure who many of
us would have been happy to have as our own.
I made for this e-book edition is a mixed media image. The space
background is an oil painting, and I drew the figures in the
carved wooden screen, but the ship and the rest was produced