The Brave Free Men (Signed, Limited Edition): Vance, Jack

The Brave Free Men (Signed, Limited Edition)

Vance, Jack

ISBN 10: 0934438870 / ISBN 13: 9780934438872
Published by Underwood Books, Grass Valley, California, U.S.A., 1983
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine in fine dust jacket. This copy is number 16 of 200 numbered copies signed by Vance. Bookseller Inventory # 006214

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Title: The Brave Free Men (Signed, Limited Edition)

Publisher: Underwood Books, Grass Valley, California, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Where the Anomes once ruled stands young Gastel Etzwane, facing a mortal threat to his homeland. Hordes of Red Roguskhoi, armed by an unknown enemy, have swarmed out of the southern bogs to slaughter men, despoil women, and spread waves of terror. Through the peace imposed by the tyranny of the Anomes, men of Shant have lost the art of weaponry and war. Now Gastel must revive those skills to forge Shant’s citizens into an army -- an army of the free. - Jack King

On the fringes of the Gaean Reach, the cantons of Shant on the planet Durdane are ruled by the reclusive Anome -- who coerces the population using explosive rings around the neck of every adult citizen. The Durdane trilogy (The Anome, The Brave Free Men, and The Asutra) follows the life of Gastel Etzwane, who grows from childhood in the dust of Rhododendron Way to become a musician of renown, and almost against his will, a man of action. When remote cantons are brutalized by the depredations of inhuman Roguskhoi, Etzwane goes before the Anome with a case for response. The Anome proves oddly reluctant to act, and Etzwane must stage a coup to turn Shant against the hordes. Eventually he discovers the sinister fact that the Roguskhoi tribes are pawns of the Asutra, alien elements who seek to bend all of humanity to a disturbing end. The Durdane trilogy traces the rise, struggles and ultimate triumph of Gastel Etzwane—and through him, of humanity itself—over alien subjugation. – Joel Hedlund

The Brave Free Men is Book II of the Durdane trilogy, and Volume 44 of the Spatterlight Press Signature Series. Released in the centenary of the author's birth, this handsome new collection is based upon the prestigious Vance Integral Edition. Select volumes enjoy up-to-date maps, and many are graced with freshly-written forewords contributed by a distinguished group of authors. Each book bears a facsimile of the author's signature and a previously-unpublished photograph, chosen from family archives for the period the book was written. These unique features will be appreciated by all, from seasoned Vance collector to new reader sampling the spectrum of this author's influential work for the first time. – John Vance II

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