The Houses of Iszm

The Houses of Iszm

by Jack Vance

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Overview

The people of Iszm live in homes which are alive. Their dwellings are elaborate, hollow trees, wherein the very walls, floors- even furniture and plumbing- are all part of a living plant. For decades, inhabitants of other worlds, including Earth, have been trying to steal a female house seed, but every attempt has failed. This is the story of a most ingenious plot to carry off a prize worth billions: one seed from the Houses of Iszm.

Cover art by Howard Kistler

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014428200
Publisher: Spatterlight Press, LLC
Publication date: 05/15/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 697,790
File size: 790 KB

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.

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