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Jack Vance

Data di nascita: 28. Agosto 1916
Data di morte: 26. Maggio 2013
Altri nomi: ჯეკ ვენსი, جک ونس

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Jack Vance, vero nome John Holbrook Vance , è stato uno scrittore statunitense, autore di romanzi fantasy e di fantascienza, benché Vance stesso abbia obiettato a questa definizione.

Ha firmato gran parte delle sue opere con il suo nome informale Jack Vance, ma ha anche usato il suo nome completo, così come gli pseudonimi Ellery Queen , Alan Wade, Peter Held e John van See. Gode di una buona considerazione da parte di critici e colleghi, alcuni dei quali hanno suggerito che la sua opera trascende i limiti del genere e che dovrebbe essere considerato un importante scrittore secondo gli standard della letteratura mainstream. Ad esempio Poul Anderson l'ha definito in un'occasione il più grande scrittore statunitense "in" fantascienza .

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„I was trained in the old tradition! We found our strength in the basic verities, to which you, as a patrician, must surely subscribe. Am I right in this?“

—  Jack Vance
Dying Earth (1950-1984), Cugel's Saga (1983), “Absolutely, and in all respects!” declared Cugel. “Recognizing, of course, that these fundamental verities vary from region to region, and even from person to person.” Chapter 3, section 2, "Faucelme"

„A natural scientist, examining a single atom, might well be able to asseverate the structure and history of the entire universe!“

—  Jack Vance
Dying Earth (1950-1984), Rhialto the Marvellous (1984), Bah!" muttered Hurtiancz. "By the same token, a sensible man need listen to but a single word in order to recognize the whole for egregious nonsense." "Morreion", Ch. 8

„Humanity many times has had sad experience of superpowerful police forces…As soon as (the police) slip out from under the firm thumb of a suspicious local tribune, they become arbitrary, merciless, a law unto themselves. They think no more of justice, but only of establishing themselves as a privileged and envied elite. They mistake the attitude of natural caution and uncertainty of the civilian population as admiration and respect, and presently they start to swagger back and forth, jingling their weapons in megalomaniac euphoria. People thereupon become not masters, but servants. Such a police force becomes merely an aggregate of uniformed criminals, the more baneful in that their position is unchallenged and sanctioned by law. The police mentality cannot regard a human being in terms other than as an item or object to be processed as expeditiously as possible. Public convenience or dignity means nothing; police prerogatives assume the status of divine law. Submissiveness is demanded. If a police officer kills a civilian, it is a regrettable circumstance: the officer was possibly overzealous. If a civilian kills a police officer all hell breaks loose. The police foam at the mouth. All other business comes to a standstill until the perpetrator of this most dastardly act is found out. Inevitably, when apprehended, he is beaten or otherwise tortured for his intolerable presumption. The police complain that they cannot function efficiently, that criminals escape them. Better a hundred unchecked criminals than the despotism of one unbridled police force.“

—  Jack Vance
Demon Princes (1964-1981), The Star King (1964), Chapter 3 (pp. 32-33)

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„Destiny could not bring him this far only to deal him failure!“

—  Jack Vance
Demon Princes (1964-1981), The Star King (1964), Chapter 10 (p. 122)

„A detached attitude toward the problems of others is not illegal.“

—  Jack Vance
Demon Princes (1964-1981), The Killing Machine (1964), Chapter 3 (p. 180)

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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