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Theses are the names of the five Demon Princes who led the historic Mount Pleasant Massacre, which destroyed not only Kirth’s family but his entrire world as well.

So far he has succeeded in doing so with two of them. Kirth became a highly trained killer with one life ambition. Although the plot is rather choppy and somewhat thin, we do have some interesting characters and there is plenty of action.

The most interesting portrait is of Falushes’s planet and The Palace of Love which is treated with Vance’s usual talent for world building as he describes the architecture, people, customs, laws, and culture. Sarkovy is a planet known for its many natural botanical poisons and its populace of highly skilled poison masters who offer their services for hire and readily sell very lethal poisons at a price set by the poisoners’ guild.

During the s and s, he contributed widely to science fiction and fantasy magazines. But what does Viole Falushe have to do with Vogel Filschner and the girls he kidnapped years ago? An insanely fecund imagination: Jack Vance is still a kickass writer. There is a bizarre wild costume party hosted by Navarth where Gersen finds out what Falushe looks like. Nov 04, Kate Howell rated it it was amazing.


He spends much of his time on his planet at a place called The Palace of Love where visitors are sometimes invited as guests.

View all 9 comments. The author was born in and educated at the University of California, first as a mining engineer, then majoring in physics and finally in journalism.

Two, the pace is really slow. One of my all-time favourite series, if only for the wonderfully vivid descriptions of cultures and customs. I thoroughly enjoyed both volumes 1 and 2 of The Demon Princes.

Jack Vance is another of the rare exceptions – due to his very own unique style, a kind of wry, detached attitude that views the events and characters in his works like ants through a microscope. In the Demon Prince novels, Vance frequently creates page long excerpts, or in one case a made-up book excerpt followed by brief quotes from made-up critics panning that book.

Some of the appeal is the slow unraveling of why the criminal became that way. Jack Vance is another One thing that has always bothered me about science fiction as literary genre is that so very few of its authors seem to have any awareness of their medium, i.

He is now on the trail of Malagate, one of the five star kings who killed his parents and destroyed the colony he lived in. Interesting plot lines, but the lengthy descriptions at times get tedious.

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In order to get closer to Hekkus, Gersen takes on a commission from pfincipes parents of the children who were kidnapped in order to track down and try to rescue them. Aug 20, Linda Roistacher rated it really lrincipes it Shelves: Mar 27, Dave rated it it was amazing. Serviceable science fiction – a morality tale from the Old West put into a science fiction future where humankind is colonizing the galaxy, but where the frontier, called the “beyond,” remains.


I started with his influential Dying Earth and Lyonesse vnace, but it took me a while to try his sci-fi works. Star kings are nonhuman, asexual, alien beings who have changed their appearances to look like men. It does have a few flaws, however. Jack Vance might be best ever author.

Jun 30, Gordon Uack rated it liked it. And on that level, these three novels are completely successful. I recommend the Demon Princes novels for any fan of Vance and especially as an introduction to one of the most overlooked and accomplished writers science fiction or otherwise of the 20th century.

The Demon Princes, Volume One: The Star King, The Killing Machine, The Palace of Love

One, this edition is riddled with typos. May 29, Stephen Fielder rated it really liked it. Want to Read saving…. I read a compilation of all five novels, of which three are in this tome. At one point there is principee colorful fight between the robot dnazd and a real dnazd.

The Demon Princes, Volume One: The Star King, The Killing Machine, The Palace of Love by Jack Vance

Vance at his xenophilic best. Teehalt is hesitant to report his discovery to his employer, Attel Malagate, who owns the spaceship because Malagate is a known criminal and Teehalt is fearful of what Malagate might do with the newly discovered virgin planet.

Jack Vance comes up with the best character names. Do you recall this? Landmark tales of revenge.