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Synopsis: Jack Vance's stories of the Dying Earth are among the most indelible creations of 20th century fantasy. Set on a far future Earth moving toward extinction under a slowly dying sun, these baroque tales of wonder have exerted a profound influence on generations of writers. One of those writers is Dan Simmons, who acknowledges that influence in spectacular fashion in The Guiding Nose of Ulfant Banderoz, an informed and loving act of literary homage.
The narrative begins at a critical moment in the Dying Earth's history, a moment when signs and portents indicate that the long anticipated death of the planet is finally at hand. Against this backdrop, Simmons's protagonist--Shrue the diabolist--learns of the death of Ulfant Banderoz, ancient magus and sole proprietor of the legendary Ultimate Library and Final Compendium of Thaumaturgical Lore. Determined to possess its secrets, Shrue sets out in search of the fabled library, guided by the severed nose of the deceased magician. The narrative that follows tells the story of that quest, a quest whose outcome will affect the fate of the entire dying planet.
The result is a hugely engrossing novella filled with marvels, bizarre encounters, and an array of astonishing creatures--the pelgranes, daihaks, and assorted elementals of Jack Vance's boundless imagination. Written with wit, fidelity, and grace, and rooted in its author s obvious affection for his source material, The Guiding Nose of Ulfant Banderoz is something special, a collaborative gem in which the talents and sensibilities of two master storytellers come powerfully--and seamlessly--together.
Title: The Guiding Nose of Ulfant Banderoz
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Publication Date: 2013
Binding: Hard Cover
Illustrator: Tom Kidd
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Subterranean Press, 2009. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st ed/1st printing, SIGNED by the author on the title page. This book is square, solid, and unread. The boards are solid and unblemished, and the DJ is sharp and protected by a Brodart cover. You'll be so thrilled when you receive this book you'll trumpet like a bull elephant -- just watch you don't trample the neighbors! NOTE: Not the signed and numbered issue, this is a trade edition. Seller Inventory # 021265
Book Description Subterranean, 2013. hardcover. Condition: New. Limited Numbered Edition. June 2013 MI: Subterranean Limited Numbered edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Limited to one of 250. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover. signed by author(s). Seller Inventory # SIMGUID01-LTD