Ruled by remote and powerful feudal Lords, Halma is a planet of craftsmen where any kind of machine-based manufacturing is punishable by death. Their exquisite handiworks are prized throughout the galaxy, but Halma's artisans eke out a bare living while the Lords take vast profits for themselves. Young Ghyl Tarvoke learns from his father that the world's injustices can be remedied, and the answer lies in the legend of Emphyrio. When a cruel and arbitrary judgment shatters the foundations of his life, Ghyl begins a desperate quest to discover and reveal the true story of Emphyrio. - Matt Hughes
Emphyrio is Volume 33 of the Spatterlight Press Signature Series.
Released in the centenary of the author's birth, this handsome new collection is based upon the prestigious Vance Integral Edition. Select volumes enjoy up-to-date maps, and many are graced with freshly-written forewords contributed by a distinguished group of authors. Each book bears a facsimile of the author's signature and a previously-unpublished photograph, chosen from family archives for the period the book was written. These unique features will be appreciated by all, from seasoned Vance collector to new reader sampling the spectrum of this author's influential work for the 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.