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Ports of Call & Lurulu (Ports of Call #1-2)

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Two Books in One: Ports of Call & Lurulu
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These are the voyages of Myron Tany. "Ports of Call" was my first Jack Vance experience, and I must say that I was impressed. It's not so much the plot or Myron's adventures that I found to be impressive, but simply Vance's prose alone. His vocabulary is exquisite, as are his philosophical musings, propounded through the vehicle of his characters.

My only complaint is with the secondary novelette, "Lurulu", which is a sequel to "Ports of Call". The beginning of it was a bit frustrating. It was as
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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 grea
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  • Ports of Call
  • Lurulu

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