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Devide and conquor galactic scale On the remote bleak planet of Breakness, far dfrom his own people, Beran heir to the Panarch's throne on Pao was brainwashed. Palafox omnipotent Dominie of Breakness Institute was the half mad egoist responsible for the kidnapping and implantation of Breakness's totally alien thought patterns in to the mind of Beran. Palafox planned far ahead Beran's future was to be shaped to server the Dominie's ends: Total Universal Conquest. But Berna with the vestiges of Paonese had his own ideas ...
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"One of the finest writers the science fiction field has ever known."About the Author:
Jack Vance, born John Holbrook Vance in 1916, was one of the greatest masters of fantasy and science fiction. He was the winner of many awards for his work and career: the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement. Among his awards for particular works were the Hugo award in 1963 for "The Dragon Masters", in 1967 for "The Last Castle", and in 2010 for his memoir "This is Me, Jack Vance!" He won a Nebula Award in 1966 for "The Last Castle". He won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1990 for "Lyonesse: Madouc". He also won an Edgar for the best first mystery novel in 1961 for "The Man in the Cage." Vance published more than 60 books in his career, sometimes under pseudonyms. Among them were 11 mystery novels, three of them as Ellery Queen. He wrote some of the first, and perhaps best, examples of "planetary adventures," including a novel called" Big Planet". His Dying Earth series were among the most influential fantasy novels ever written, inspiring both generations of writers, and the creators of Dungeons and Dragons.
Vance s series from Tor include "The Demon Princes", "The Cadwal Chronicles", "The Dying Earth", "The Planet of Adventure", and "Alastor". Vance s last novels were a series of two: "Ports of Call" and "Lurulu."
Jack Vance was a sailor, a writer, an adventurer, a music critic, and a raconteur. He died in May 2013.
Born in Los Angeles in 1950, Dana Gioia attended Stanford University and did graduate work at Harvard, where he studied with Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Fitzgerald. He left Harvard to attend Stanford Business School. For fifteen years he worked in New York for general Foods (eventually becoming a Vice President) while writing nights and weekends, In 1992 he became a full-time writer. Currently he lives in California. Gioia has published three books of poems, Daily Horoscope (1986), The Gods of Winter (1991), and Interrogations at Noon (2001), which won the American Book Award. He is also the author of Can Poetry Matter? (1992; reprinted 2002). He has edited a dozen anthologies of poetry and fiction. A prolific critic and reviewer, he is also a frequent commentator on American culture for BBC Radio. He recently completed Nosferatu (2001), an opera libretto for composer Alva Henderson.
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Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1974. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Used; Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Damaged cover. The cover of is slightly damaged for instance a torn or bent corner. Aged book. Tanned pages and age spots, however, this will not interfere with reading. Seller Inventory # CHL5144830
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR002108231
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR000921628
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR002664607
Book Description Mayflower, 1974. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. Mass market paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Mayflower 1974, 1st thus.(0-583-12307-4) , by Jack Vance. . [Science Fiction]. Paperback. Seller Inventory # Abe-830832
Book Description Mayflower, Frogmore, St Albans, Kent, 1974. Soft cover. Condition: Good. Card cover in good condition, with clean front, some creasing to spine. Some light tanning to pages, especially first and last few, but mainly clean, binding good. Seller Inventory # 4007782
Book Description Mayflower, 1974. Paperback. very good paperback, some spine crease 1st printing. On the remote bleak planet of Breakness, far from his own people, Beran heir to the Panarch's throne on Pao was brainwashed. Seller Inventory # FD18.053
Book Description Granada / Mayflower, 1974. Paperback: 7" x 4½". Condition: Very Good: Light signs of wear. Cover Art: Uncredited (illustrator). 1974 Edition. © 1958: A stand-alone novel by Jack Vance. 1st printing of 1974 edition:- Synopsis: Divide and conquer - galactic scale. On the remote, bleak planet of Breakness, far from his own people, Beran, heir to the Panarch's throne on Pao, was brainwashed. Palafax, omnipotent Dominie of Breakness Institute, was the half-mad egoist responsible for the kidnapping and implantation of Breakness's totally alien thought-patterns into the mind of Beran. Palafax planned far ahead. Beran's future was to be shaped to serve the Dominie's ends; total universal conquest. But Beran, with the vestiges of Paonese, had his own ideas:- Review(s): "If you were to ask me which living sf writer most resembles the great fantasy masters of old, I would unhesitatingly name Jack Vance first. He writes with a great sense of style, with polish, sparkle and wit" - Lin Carter:- (original cost £0.35). Seller Inventory # 18.003.00197
Book Description Mayflower Books, 1974. Paperback. Condition: Good. Synopsis:- This is a vintage edition and will be subject to the effects of aging >>The Panarch of Pao is dead and Beran Panasper, his young son and heir, must flee the planet to live and avenge his father`s death. It is at the secret fortress on the planet Breakness that Beran discovers the dreaded truth behind the assassination of his father-and much more. The people of Pao are a docile lot, content to live in harmony with the rest of the cosmos, but the scientists at Breakness seek to alter the psychology of the Paonese for their own purpose-and Beran holds the key to their audacious plan. Beran will return to Pao, transforming his home world beyond his teacher`s wildest dreams. But though he has been fashioned into a man of Breakness, Beran`s heart is of Pao. And he brings to his world the seeds of change that will save Pao.or destroy it.-> the publiser of this PAPERBACK book is Mayflower Books in 1974 it has 157 pages booksalvation have grade it as Good and it will be shipped from our UK warehouse shipping is Free for UK buyers and at a reasonable charge for buyer outside the UK. book. Seller Inventory # 9780583123075BI4331
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1974. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Good. New edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0583123074