SF Gateway was saddened to learn of the recent death of Jack Vance. A published writer since 1945, he was responsible for some of modern SF’s most enduring tropes, from the ‘Big Planet’ space opera setting to the ‘Dying Earth‘ tales, which have influenced so many who came after him.
During his long and glittering career, Jack Vance won three Hugos, a Nebula and a World Fantasy Award in addition to numerous life achievement awards. He was named an SFWA Grandmaster in 1997 and inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2001. We recommend his entry at The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction for more detail on a truly remarkable life and career.
John Holbrook Vance (1916-2013). Rest in Peace.