Masterworks Spotlight: Night Lamp

Grand Master Jack Vance’s haunting tale of the search for identity across time and space.

SF Masterworks paperback | Gateway eBook

Against the backdrop of the Gaean Reach, the widely populated region of space where the full diversity of human development is revealed, the story of Jaro Fath unfolds: from wildling orphan to spaceship captain, a tale of adventure and discovery wittily told.

Jaro’s life is directed by an inner voice he cannot account for . . . until he returns to Kammerwelt, described in The Handbook of the Planets as the fourth world in the entourage of Robert Palmer’s Star, drifting in a far-flung sector of the galaxy known as the Dragon’s Maw.

Jaro is haunted by memories of his dead mother’s terror, and he is about to find out why . . .


You can find more of Jack Vance’s work via his Author page on the Gateway website and read about him in his entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.