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Big Planet by Jack VanceDescription: "One of the finest writers the science-fiction field has ever known."-Poul Anderson. Series:
Orion Publishing GroupPrice:
$14.95Reader Rating: 9
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"Vividly compelling.Vance at the top of his form."-Damon Knight.
The objective of the mission from Earth: to stop the ruthless Barjarnum of Beaujolais from expanding his empire on the Big Planet...and to prevent the whole world from falling under this tyrant's domination. Then sabotage forces the craft to crashland and the priority changes. The survivors face an epic 40,000-mile trek to safety across a vast and unknown landscape where monsters, natives, and government agents harass them and fight each other. The sophisticated concept of the Big Planet itself, with its huge size and negligible resources, along with Jack Vance's baroque style, changed the planetary romance forever. An epic work and a sci fi landmark.