Jack Vance

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Birthday
28, 1916
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Death Date
May 26, 2013 (96)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
28, 1916
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Death Date
May 26, 2013 (96)

About

An American writer of mystery, fantasy, and science fiction, he is famous for his Dying Earth series, as well as for award-winning works such as The Dragon Masters and The Last Castle. In 1984, he won the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement.

Before Fame

He worked as a rigger at the Kaiser Shipyard in Richmond, California. He published his first science fiction novella, Son of the Tree, in 1951.

Trivia

He was legally blind after 1980, but continued to write with the help of BigEd software.

Family Life

He was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He married Norma Genevieve Ingold in 1946.

Associated With

Author Neil Gaiman delivered a tribute to Vance following his 2013 death.