The Dirdir (Tschai, Planet of Adventure Series, Book 3)

 
9781504637565: The Dirdir (Tschai, Planet of Adventure Series, Book 3)

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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. This is the third book in the series.

Getting back to Earth from the planet Tschai involved either stealing a spaceship or having one built to order -- for Tschai was home to several intelligent star-born races, and so they had spaceyards. But Adam Reith's problem was not so simple.

He'd already been lucky to escape the Chasch and the Wankh and a dozen different types of humans, and now his course led directly to the Grand Sivishe Spaceyards in the domains of the Dirdir.

But the Dirdir were quite different from the other aliens who competed for this world. They were quicker, more sinister, and had an unrelenting thirst for hunting victims like Adam Reith. The closer he came to his objective, the keener their hunting instincts would become.

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About the Author:

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.

Review:

''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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