Big Planet is populated by an odd assortment of splinter societies, where beauty and evil dwell in uneasy proximity. The self-styled Bajarnum of Beaujolais seeks to rule the planet; Claude Glystra leads a commission from Earth to investigate, but his ship is sabotaged in orbit and crashes far from safety. Glystra must trek 40,000 miles across the vast surface of Big Planet to Earth Enclave if he is to succeed - but his first challenge is to survive.
Big Planet is Volume 4 of the Spatterlight Press Signature Series.Released in the centenary of the author's birth, this handsome new collectionis based upon the prestigious Vance Integral Edition. Select volumes enjoyup-to-date maps, and many are graced with freshly-written forewords contributedby a distinguished group of authors. Each book bears a facsimile of theauthor's signature and a previously-unpublished photograph, chosen from family archives for the period the book was written. These uniquefeatures will be appreciated by all, from seasoned Vance collector to new reader sampling the spectrum of this author's influential work forthe first time. - John Vance II
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About the Author
California native Jack Vance (1916-2013) was one of the greats of science fiction. He was the author of dozens of sci-fi books and fantasy novels, including the popular Lyonesse and Dying Earth series and the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning book The Last Castle. In 1997, he was honored as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. He died in Oakland, California.