Tales of the Dying Earthfor just £6.49.
It's made up of all four Dying Earth books:
The Eyes of the Overworld,
Rhialto the Marvellous, and of course
The Dying Earthitself. These were such enjoyable stories. I think they embody Jack Vance's particular writing style more than anything else he wrote. And all that for £6.49.
Also for sale is
Songs of the Dying Earth, a collection of tribute stories written by other authors. Projects like this are hard to pull off successfully. The authors run the risk of either missing the essential charm of the original, or looking like a weak pastiche.
Michael Shea wrote a sequel to
The Eyes of the Overworldcalled
A Quest for Simbilis, which was well written but fell into the first trap. I can remember nothing at all about it now other than my disappointment. But a few years after that I read his
Nifft the Lean, which still sticks in my mind more than two decades later.
I notice there is a sequel to
Nifft the Lean. Also, that
Songs of the Dying Earthis available for the Kindle.
I suddenly get an overwhelming urge to go back to my backlog of books.