The Moon Moth, And Other Stories
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The Moon Moth, And Other Stories

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Hardcover, 125 pages
Published February 27th 1976 by Dobson Books Ltd
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The Moon Moth is one of the most amazing sci-fi stories I have read, I wish the author had kept writing about this fascinating world!
If you want to see Jack Vance in his (short story) prime, this is the collection you want. The highlight is definitely The Moon Moth, a story that distills the essence of everything that made him great -- the graceful, slightly ironic prose, the peculiar (not to say eccentric) human societies, and the story that could not happen without that society's eccentricities.

I was going to list other good stories in the collection, but heck, they're all good: The New Prime, The Men Return, Ullward's Retr...more
Earl Solper
This collection contains the following short stories:
The New Prime
The Men Return
Ullward's Retreat
Dodkin's Job
The Moon Moth
Green Magic
Alfred's Ark
Sulwen's Planet
The Moon Moth (a story about the consequences of accidental violation of local mores) is the best of them. The Men Return (about a breakdown of the Laws of Physics) and Sulwen's Planet (office politics among academics set in space) are the weakest, but each story has at least one interesting element to recommend it.
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Aka John Holbrooke Vance, Peter Held, John Holbrook, Ellery Queen, John van See, Alan Wade.

The author was born in 1916 and educated at the University of California, first as a mining engineer, then majoring in physics and finally in journalism. During the 1940s and 1950s, he contributed widely to science fiction and fantasy magazines. His first novel, 'The Dying Earth', was published in 1950 to gr...more
More about Jack Vance...
The Dying Earth Tales of the Dying Earth: The Dying Earth/The Eyes of the Overworld/Cugel's Saga/Rhialto the Marvellous Suldrun's Garden (Lyonesse, #1) The Eyes of the Overworld The Green Pearl (Lyonesse, #2)

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