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John Holbrook Vance (1916–2013)

Jack Vance is best known for his fantasy and science fiction. He won the Hugo award (given by the World Science Fiction Society) for *The Dragon Masters* (1963); both Hugo and Nebula (given by Science Fiction Writers of America) for *The Last Castle* (1966); and the World Fantasy Award for *Lyonesse: Madouc* (1990). He has also written eleven "... See full bio »


(age 96) in Oakland, California, USA

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Bad Ronald
Bad Ronald Writer
Méchant garçon
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 1992 Méchant garçon (novel "Bad Ronald")
 1974 Bad Ronald (TV Movie) (novel)
 1961 Thriller (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Man in the Cage (1961) ... (story)
 1952-1953 Captain Video and His Video Rangers (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Black Planet Academy (1953) ... (as Jack Vance)
- Adventure on Phobos (1953) ... (as Jack Vance)
- The Quest for the Philosopher's Stone (1953) ... (as Jack Vance)
- Episode dated 4 December 1952 (1952) ... (as Jack Vance)

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Novel: "The Pleasant Grove Murder". See more »

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Jack Vance

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I think [Bix Beiderbecke] is the greatest jazz musician that ever existed; but it's hard to recommend Beiderbecke to neophytes, because you can't appreciate him until you know the music better.


(11/03) For many years he and wife Norma (married in 1946) have lived in the hills of Oakland, California. Though now blind, he continues to work with a talking computer; he finished a novel, "Lurulu". See more »



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