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Book Title: The Miracle Workers|
The author of the book: Jack Vance
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Edition: Spatterlight Press, LLC
Date of issue: June 14th 2012
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How cool was Jack Vance?
Reach through all the Bud Light, and Lite, and grab the last craft beer in the bottom of the cooler. He’s that cool.
First published in 1958, The Miracle Workers can now be found on ebooks and in The Jack Vance Treasury.
Vance describes a world colonized hundreds of years prior by humans on spaceships. A millennia later, only a small percentage of the artifacts are still functioning and the humans populating the world have slipped down into a medieval feudalism and – this is Jack Vance after all – the humans are now telepathic and some of them – Jinxmen – cast spells and hoodoos on each other.
And! And! (This is Jack Vance after all)
The indigenous race of the moss covered planet – The First Folk – who are kind of like farting blobs of foam, have a long standing grudge against the human colonists and are out to kill them all.
Perhaps the most Philip K. Dickian of Vance’s already weird and eclectic bibliography, The Miracle Workers is a gem and if you’re a JV aficionado, you’ll want to read.
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Read information about the authorAka 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 great acclaim. He won both of science fiction's most coveted trophies, the Hugo and Nebula awards. He also won an Edgar Award for his mystery novel The Man in the Cage. He lived in Oakland, California in a house he designed.
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