City of the Chasch (Tschai, Planet of Adventure Series, Book 1) (The Tschai, Planet of Adventure)

 
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Jack Vance's Tschai novels are considered his masterwork, a constantly changing epic canvas of weird peoples, exotic lands, and surprising extraterrestrial adventures. City of Chasch is the first book in the series.

When someone sends distress signals to outer space from the planet Tschai, it is Adam Reith's misfortune to be sent from Earth to investigate. Because when his ship comes close to Tschai, it is torpedoed -- and Adam escapes to the surface with his life and nothing else. On Tschai, a vast, previously unexplored planet, Adam is taken as a slave by humans and learns that there are four other intelligent but nonhuman races dominant on this strange world. To solve the mystery of the distress call and the vicious attack on his ship, he must first gain his freedom, then find safe passage by the city and the alien Chasch and their treacherous cousins, the Blue Chasch.

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Jack Vance (1916-2013) published his first story, The World Thinker, in 1945 and has since written over sixty books. Best known as a science fiction and fantasy writer, Vance has won several awards in those genres, including the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement and a number of Hugo Awards. He also wrote under the pseudonyms Ellery Queen, Peter Held, John Holbrook, John van See, and Alan Wade.

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''Exotic adventure, dastardly villains, beautiful women, baroque landscapes, all served up with the inimitable, incomparable Vance style and wit: dazzlingly inventive, utterly delightful, and absolutely, unequivocally essential to any collection.'' --Kirkus Reviews

''Jack Vance is one of the finest writers that the science fiction field has ever known.'' --Poul Anderson, praise for the author

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