Gold and Iron ~ Clarges (in Russian)

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About the author:
Jack (John Holbrook) Vance (August 28, 1916, San Francisco — May 26, 2013, Oakland) was a famous American mystery, fantasy and science fiction author. Most of his work has been published under the name Jack Vance. Vance's stories written in the 1940s and 1950s cover many science fiction themes, with a tendency to emphasis on mysterious and biological themes (ESP, genetics, brain parasites, body switching, other dimensions, cultures) rather than technical ones. By the 1960s, Vance had developed a futuristic setting which he came to call the "Gaean Reach". Thereafter, all his science fiction was, more or less explicitly, set therein. The Gaean Reach is loose and ever expanding. Each planet has its own history, state of development and culture. Within the Reach conditions tend to be peaceable and commerce tends to dominate. At the edges of the Reach, out in the lawless "Beyond", conditions are sometimes, but not always, less secure.

Alexander Feht (born in 1961 near the Siberian city of Novosibirsk), a Russian American poet, translator, and music composer, spent more than 15 years preparing and polishing his Russian translations of Jack Vance’s masterpieces. He personally discussed with Jack Vance some daunting difficulties involved in translation of Vance’s rhythmical and complex prose, whose mesmerizing character and timeless nobility are often lost in poor translations.

Gold and Iron ~ Clarges (in Russian)

Authored by Jack Vance
Translated by Alexander Feht

Gold and Iron
Roy Barch, the first Earthman held captive by the Klau on the planet Magarak, had to accomplish the superhuman — he had to fins a way back to Earth! And he had to warn his people, make them aware of the menace from the skies, or in no time the entire human race would become slaves of the Klau.

Gavin Waylock had been exceedingly careful about hiding his past. Then he met The Jacynth. He recognized that a wisdom far beyond her apparent age allowed Jacynth to know too much about him to live. For her, death would be a mere inconvenience, but once The Jacynth came back, Gavin Waylock's life would be an everlasting hell!

Publication Date:
1541055837 / 9781541055834
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Science Fiction / Adventure

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