Re: Sword and Planet
- Jack Vance wrote a quadrilogy (I think that's the word) called _Planet
of Adventure_. The four books are:
_City of the Chasch_
_Servants of the Wankh_
These are S&P alright, for all that they are set in the future. I
discovered them because _Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials_
includes two of the four or so aliens encountered (Dirdir and Pnume).
- --- In email@example.com, steveseg@... wrote:
> Andrew J Offut's "Clansman of Andor" Haven't got this book byI had a big clear out when I moved abroad a few years ago so I don't
> Offutt. Could you expand on it for me?
have it any more. Its twenty years since I read it but I seem to
remember the hero answered a strange advert looking for adventurers
with no ties. After being selected by a secret organization, his mind
is transmitted into the injured brain of a warlord on another planet.
The book goes through phases where the warlord is in control, the hero
takes over and finally he's a sort of mixture of the two.
> Del Dowdell's "Spearmen of Arn" Good book but "Warlord ofIts interesting to compare the ways authors get their heroes to the
> Ghandor" fits the genre better.
alien worlds. I think this was the one where one of the pilots of
flight 19 flew there through the Bermuda Triangle. Thats a plot device
I'm suprised hasn't been used more.
> The Llarn duology by Gardner Fox and the Reglathium seriesI've never heard of any of these but I'll definately seek them out. I
> by Mike Sirota are among my favorites.
> Don't forget Almuric by REH and the OAK Mars, Venus and Moon
love REH and I've always regretted getting rid of my Conan paperbacks.
Theres a hardback Conan Omnibus in stores (at least here in the UK)
at the moment so I was intending to buy that soon.
> Charles Gramlich (see Amazon.com) and Tim Jones (seeI look into these too. I wrote my own in the late 70s (when I should
> Lulu.com) are currently writing modern Planetary Adventure
> in the grand tradition.
have been studying for exams ;) Its so bad its embarassing to read now
but sometimes I wonder if 30 years later I'm ready to try again. I
have some plot ideas and I thought it would be good to try the
NaNoWriMo challege in November (write 50,000 words in one month). I'm
sure anything I came up with would be awful but it would be a good way
to get back into writing.
- As far as NEW S&P novels are concerned, I'm interested in seeing what
S.M. Stirling is going to do with "In the Courts of the Crimson
Kings," the followup to "The Sky People." Though the latter was more
of a "cavemen/dinosaurs & planet" story, since "Courts" is a
Burroughs-style tale as well, we may see some sword action in there.
Replica dust jackets for the collector
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