THE DYING EARTH. John Holbrook Vance, "Jack Vance."

THE DYING EARTH.

San Francisco, CA, Columbia, PA: Underwood-Miller, 1976. Octavo, illustrations by George Barr, cloth. First hardcover edition. The author's first book. "Little noticed at initial publication, this work launched a whole subgenre of fictional futures in which magic replaces science..." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-185. "...Vance was beginning to compose the kind of story that would eventually make him one of the two or three most deeply influential authors in the sf and fantasy genres after World War Two" - Malcolm J. Edwards and John Clute, SFE (online). Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-345. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 70. Hewett and Mallett, The Work of Jack Vance, A1i. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 11. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 1066. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 441-46. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 665-70. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 168-69. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a publisher's prospectus laid in. (15412). Item #15412

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