The Rapparee

The Rapparee

by Jack Vance

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Overview

The galaxy is full of wealthy planets and haughty aliens who guard the technology of interstellar travel. Earth must pay a price for use of the space drive, and this rubs Paddy Blackthorn the wrong way- so he sets out to steal the secret. The powerful Shauls capture and dump him on a barren planet- yet here he acquires five golden bands containing the very data he is after. The information is coded- and while Paddy solves the puzzle he must evade a galactic manhunt!

Cover art by Howard Kistler

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014428170
Publisher: Spatterlight Press, LLC
Publication date: 05/15/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 918 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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The Rapparee 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok and trying to be funny, but the irish stereotyping is redolent of Vance in his embryonic state. Read Planet of Adventure instead.