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Jack Vance

Data de nascimento: 28. Agosto 1916
Data de falecimento: 26. Maio 2013
Outros nomes: ჯეკ ვენსი, جک ونس

John Holbrook Vance foi um escritor de ficção científica e fantasia estadunidense, embora o próprio Vance tenha por diversas vezes se manifestado contra esses rótulos.[carece de fontes?] A maior parte do seu trabalho foi publicado sob o nome Jack Vance. Vance publicou 11 histórias de mistério como John Holbrook Vance e 3 como Ellery Queen. Utilizou ainda outros pseudônimos, tais como Alan Wade, Peter Held, John van See, Jay Kavanse.

Entre suas premiações estão o Hugo Award ; um Nebula Award em 1966, também por The Last Castle; o Jupiter Award em 1975; o World Fantasy Award em 1984 pelo conjunto da obra e em 1990 por Lyonesse: Madouc; um Edgar Award pelo melhor romance de mistério de 1961 por The Man in the Cage. Em 1992 ele foi Convidado de Honra da WorldCon em Orlando, Flórida; e em 1996 foi nomeado Grande Mestre da SFWA.

No geral, é tido em alta estima por críticos e colegas de profissão, alguns dos quais sugeriram que ele transcende rótulos de gênero e deveria ser considerado como um escritor importante pelos padrões da literatura convencional. Poul Anderson, por exemplo, certa vez chamou-o de "o maior escritor estadunidense vivo" na ficção científica .

Citações Jack Vance

„Let them scoff as they see fit! I will never compromise what I consider my art, especially for the sake of gain!“

—  Jack Vance, livro Showboat World
Showboat World (1975), “For the sake of gain I’d compromise the art of my grandmother,” muttered Zamp under his breath. Chapter 14 (p. 168)

„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
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
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

„You will have useful work: the destruction of evil men. What work could be more useful?“

—  Jack Vance, Demon Princes
Demon Princes (1964-1981), The Star King (1964), Chapter 2 (p. 27)

„Revenge is not an ignoble motive, when it works to a productive end.“

—  Jack Vance, Demon Princes
Demon Princes (1964-1981), The Star King (1964), Chapter 2 (p. 28)

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

„The tighter the discipline of an art form, the more subjective the criteria of taste.“

—  Jack Vance, Demon Princes
Demon Princes (1964-1981), The Star King (1964), Chapter 7 (p. 79)

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

—  Jack Vance, Demon Princes
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
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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