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Vandals of the Void

3.39 of 5 stars 3.39  ·  rating details  ·  41 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Hardcover, 213 pages
Published 1979 by Gregg Press (first published 1951)
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Vance's first book, it's a bit too Juvenal, however the base needs to be builtl somewhere.

3 stars

Fourteen year old Dick Murdock leaves Venus to join his father at an observatory on Luna. But on the way, they find signs of dreaded space pirates, and Dick soon finds himself enmeshed in far more than he planned for.

Very unusually for Jack Vance, the book begins with a note from the author predicting the future (including space pirates). Sadly for all of us, Vance gets much of it wrong (though he's pretty close with the moon landing).

The book is also unusual in be
Vandals of the Void by Jack Vance

Vandals of the Void is an early Jack Vance SF novel that was written for the Winston Science Fiction series; which was a set of 35 juvenile novels written by a selection of popular SF authors of the time.

The book follows the adventures of Dick Murdock, a 15 year old inquisitive boy from Venus, as he investigates the strange disappearances of space crafts travelling through the solar system. The action takes place in the near future, where man has colonised the Mo
Love the character Dick Murdock.
Pirates in outer space. I think of this primarily as a young adult book. Not bad. Some good adventure stuff.
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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
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The Dying Earth (The Dying Earth, #1) Tales of the Dying Earth Suldrun's Garden (Lyonesse, #1) The Eyes of the Overworld (The Dying Earth, #2) The Green Pearl (Lyonesse, #2)

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