9780312854881

Planet of Adventure

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  • ISBN13:

    9780312854881

  • ISBN10:

    0312854889

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1993-08-15
  • Publisher: Orb Books
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Summary

Stranded on the distant planet Tschai, young Adam Reith is the sole survivor of a space mission who discovers the world is inhabited-not only by warring alien cultures, but human slaves as well, taken early in Earth's history. Reith must find a way off planet to warn the Earth of Tschai's deadly existence. Against a backdrop of baroque cities and haunted wastelands, sumptuous palaces and riotous inns, Reith will encounter deadly wastrels and murderous aliens, dastardly villains and conniving scoundrels. And always the random beauty in need of rescue...

Author Biography

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 Planet of Adventure tetralogy exemplifies Vance's mastery of the genre." --Fantasy Review

"Jack Vance is one of the finest writers that the science fiction field has ever known." --Poul Anderson, author of The Boat of a Million Years

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