"(The description of this book posted above by the library is for some completely different book.)
I have read and own copies of most of Jack Vance's imaginitive writings, except for this space opera and its sequel. The thing that struck me is th..."
"Not-so-timeless examples of pulp era sci-fi, for which you'll need to forgive some dated but non-integral depictions of women that were common then. As with space opera, the dramatic hero and decisive action are more important than any attempt at..."
"You may detect the faintest echoes of influence from Gaiman's Neverwhere, Tolkein's LotR and Lewis' Magician's Nephew. The concepts of elemental magic, parallel worlds out of balance, confluence points and mundane items as tokens are also not new..."