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1916 - 2013

Jack Vance passed away at home on the evening of Sunday May 26, 2013, ending a long, rich and productive life. Recognized most widely as an author, family and friends also knew a generous, large-hearted, rugged, congenial, hard-working, optimistic and unpretentious individual whose curiosity, sense of wonder and sheer love of life were an inspiration in themselves. Author, friend, father and grandfather – there will never be another like Jack Vance.




Spatterlight Press is privileged to include exciting original art by Joel Anderson, Joe Bergeron, Dylan Carroll, Luigi Castellani, Howard Kistler, Menno van der Leden, Li-An, Ronald Marc, Jared Pullen, Paul Rhoads, David Russell, Jasper Schreurs, C. Michael Taylor, Tais Teng, Todd Tennant, and Koen Vyverman. If you'd like to see your work on our ebooks as well, please contact us.


We're proud to offer our very own highest quality Jack Vance ebooks in our webshop. As of July 1st all of Jack Vance's novels, short stories and omnibuses are available in DRM-free ebook format.

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July 23rd, 2013 - New Fan Contributions

We have new magnificent fan contributions by Howard Kistler: a set of illustrations inspired by Jack's three Ellery Queen novels which we unfortunately do not have permission to publish, although they have appeared in print as volume 14bis of the limited Vance Integral Edition.

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July 1st, 2013 - Final omnibuses and signatures

With the release of the Lyonesse, Ports of Call and Alastor omnibuses the entire ebook collection of Jack Vance's work is complete. We've also added a recent signature of Jack to the title page of every ebook. And we reintroduced the old covers, so you can download the version with the cover you like best. All new and updated books can be found in the ebook shop and your ebook library.

April 13th, 2013 - Fan Contributions

Vance fans are creative people. In the past we've highlighted essays, books inspired by Jack's work, cover art and even an entire opera, but as of today we're also able to show you some of the immensely creative artwork fans have created in our Fan Contributions Gallery.

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April 1st, 2013 - Two great new covers

Even though we also liked the old ones, Joe Bergeron and C. Michael Taylor created great new covers for Night Lamp and Maske: Thaery. You'll find them in the book shop. This month we'll also have a few other surprises for you, so keep an eye out for news on Twitter and Facebook in the coming weeks.

March 1st, 2013 - Good Music Always Defeats Bad Luck

GFBTogether with a really stunning new cover for Trullion: Alastor 2262 by Jasper Schreurs and a new Awards Photo Gallery, we're proud to be able to bring you never before published new work of Jack Vance: The Go for Broke Jazz Band.


February 1st, 2013 - Three omnibuses and four cover makeovers

This month we're introducing the Durdane, Big Planet and Joe Bain omnibuses. All Big Planet titles got a cover overhaul by David Russell and the two new covers by Howard Kistler complete the entire set of mysteries.


January 13th, 2013 - Space Opera - the Musical

Space OperaSpace Opera - the Musical is Joe St. Johanser's adaptation of Jack Vance's 1955 novel as a libretto for his fourth opera, endeavouring to retain Vance's wit, style and imagery and to render in music Vance's unique way of leaving his readers philosophically elevated, calm and filled with well-being and now available exclusively as a digital download on jackvance.com.


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