The man was 96, he’d written his last book; but even so, I’m sorry to lose him so soon. He passed away Trinity Sunday.
I was just fingering my stack of his books earlier this week, feeling like it might be time to re-read a few….
He’s not somebody that I could read with real enjoyment until I was almost thirty. But he is a wonderful pleasure once you get in the right mood for him.
Here’s Mr. Vance’s jazz side. Buy his album if you like. You can also buy an opera based on his novel Space Opera, and many fine ebooks. It’s Paypal only.
St. Thomas More, patron of sf writers, worldbuilding, and purposefully dubious utopias, pray for us!