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❮Read❯ ➵ Ports of Call Author Jack Vance – Songuarachando.co.uk Jack Vance an undisputed king of science fiction outdoes himself in this space exploration novel Myron Tany has been given command of a space yacht by his crazy aunt Hester giving him the perfect chanJack Vance an undisputed king of science fiction outdoes himself in this space exploration novel Myron Tany has been given command of a space yacht by his crazy aunt Hester giving him the perfect chance to live.

Out his childhood fantasies of intergalactic adventure alien encounters and exotic romance Set in Vance's Gaean Reach universe Ports of Call is a veritable catalog of adventures replete with richly detailed enco.

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10 thoughts on “Ports of Call

  1. mark monday mark monday says:

    PDF/EPUB Ports of Call PDF/EPUB µ Ports of Epub / Í songuarachando.co.uk ports book, call ebok, Ports of book, Ports of Call PDFJack Vance's penultimate novel is really just the first part of his last novel But as the second part arrived 6 years later I may as well review this one separately Perhaps the last booksecond part will feel different? I guess I will see Ports of Call finds my favorite author at his most relaxed idly steering his passionless hero through a series of fascinating trips across multiple planets There is no driving narrative to speak of Overall this was pure pleasure to read Although I missed the pungency of past protagonists Myron is as uninteresting as his name the intriguing set of supporting characters than make up for Myron's simple earnest blandness Fortunately simple earnest blandness is nowhere else to be found in this book as each society is often as bizarre in


  2. Jaro Jaro says:

    PDF/EPUB Ports of Call PDF/EPUB µ Ports of Epub / Í songuarachando.co.uk ports book, call ebok, Ports of book, Ports of Call PDFAs charming as other Vance novels with many situations and vistas familiar to his readers; journeys to far off planets with strange and dangerous customs gamblers trying to outwit each other though not as many obstinate secretaries refusing to give out information Perhaps it is a bit airy in tone but it does not by any means have its primary focus on humor as one can get the impressions of from some descriptions Maybe a bit less stringent in st


  3. Metaphorosis Metaphorosis says:

    PDF/EPUB Ports of Call PDF/EPUB µ Ports of Epub / Í songuarachando.co.uk ports book, call ebok, Ports of book, Ports of Call PDFHalf a century after he started publishing Vance showed in this story that he still had his gift For Vance fans the characters are familiar types but the writing flows just as smoothly as ever Ports of Call is a travelogue somewhat in the mode of Big Planet but broader or Space Opera but less farcical In brief a young man is forced to make his way as a member of a spaceship crew visiting all manner of planets As always the worlds are strange the customs bizarre the decisions whimsicalThe book has a broader range of well de


  4. Derek Derek says:

    PDF/EPUB Ports of Call PDF/EPUB µ Ports of Epub / Í songuarachando.co.uk ports book, call ebok, Ports of book, Ports of Call PDFThe setup is nothing new for a Jack Vance story a man essentially alone against the world in a hostile environment and having to live by his wits alone The description and cover copy go this farWhat's odd here is that the description is deceptive Myron immediately falls in with the crew of the starship Glicca who for once in a Vance story at least appear completely trustworthy and competent This development drains the tension and feeling of menace out of the narrative from the moment Myron gets picked up the reader never doubts that he would survive and likely prosper The dangers are relatively slight and the events mundaneInstead the reader is treated to a slower relaxed narrative of low key adventures and interesting encounters with odd personalities an episodic s


  5. Matt Matt says:

    PDF/EPUB Ports of Call PDF/EPUB µ Ports of Epub / Í songuarachando.co.uk ports book, call ebok, Ports of book, Ports of Call PDFIf I'd read this as my first Vance book I would probably not have enjoyed it As it is I believe I've read most of his output and so I know what he's about And reading Ports of Call and so Lurulu is like exactly what it is one last fond loving look back over the landscapes and vistas that had been carved out of fire and stone over the last five de


  6. Rog Harrison Rog Harrison says:

    PDF/EPUB Ports of Call PDF/EPUB µ Ports of Epub / Í songuarachando.co.uk ports book, call ebok, Ports of book, Ports of Call PDFRecently an old friend I had not heard from in 20 years got in touch and we agreed that 40 years on we still enjoyed the books of Jack Vance What I had not realised was that Jack Vance had written a final book Lurulu He is now in his nineties so is unlikely to write another I duly bought a copy of Lurulu in fact due to a mistake I actually bought two copies but before reading it decided to re read Ports of call which is the start of the story which concludes in LuruluThis is probably the fourth time I have read this and I enjoyed it as much as the other times There is not much of a plot but of a series of descriptions of events However this is at what Jack Vance excels It's certainly a book I will read again was what I wrote on 1 October 2009I am surprised that the last time I read it was so long ago This is a witty book with some philosop


  7. Kerri Northey Kerri Northey says:

    PDF/EPUB Ports of Call PDF/EPUB µ Ports of Epub / Í songuarachando.co.uk ports book, call ebok, Ports of book, Ports of Call PDFI suspect that this book was intended to be funny However I found it arch pretentious and obvious Vance's vivid imagination shone through but it was a failure in all other respects


  8. TJ TJ says:

    PDF/EPUB Ports of Call PDF/EPUB µ Ports of Epub / Í songuarachando.co.uk ports book, call ebok, Ports of book, Ports of Call PDFPorts of Call was first published in 1998 near the end of Vance's writing career It is still in print in paperback and Kindle through Spatterlight Press My out of print hardcover copy is 225 pages long and this is the second time I've read it in recent years I rated it a 3 both times It is a novel that will probably be of interest mostly to Vance fans Readers who are new to reading Vance are advised to begin elsewherePorts of Call begins in the Gaean Reach on the planet Vermazen with our main character Myron TanyAs a boy Myron was obsessed with stories of space exploration while growing up in a country village where everything was tranuil and soporific His parents wanted him to become a financial analyst like his father and take a post at the Exchange When Myron enrolled in the College


  9. Justin Howe Justin Howe says:

    PDF/EPUB Ports of Call PDF/EPUB µ Ports of Epub / Í songuarachando.co.uk ports book, call ebok, Ports of book, Ports of Call PDFFor all of Vance's inventiveness in making strange planetary societies I can't help but feel like they're all some iteration of that joke New Yorker cartoon caption of Would you look at this asshole?


  10. Malquiviades Malquiviades says:

    PDF/EPUB Ports of Call PDF/EPUB µ Ports of Epub / Í songuarachando.co.uk ports book, call ebok, Ports of book, Ports of Call PDFThis is Jack Vance master builder of worlds societies and colourful characters And this book is just that A uite loose plot that is second to the rich Gaean Reach background in a light hearted joyous description of each of the po


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