Tales of the Dying Earth (aka The Compleat Dying Earth)
Tales of the Dying Earth - aka The Compleat Dying Earth Author:Jack Vance Omnibus volume: Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award-winning author Jack Vance's classic Dying Earth saga comprising The Dying Earth, a collection of linked short stories; The Eyes of the Overworld; Cugel's Saga; and Rhialto the Marvellous, a collect... more »ion of three novellas. Travel to a far distant future, when the sun bleeds red in a dark sky, where magic and science are one, and the Earth has but a few short decades to live . . .« less
Larry H. (Rotaidalg) reviewed Tales of the Dying Earth (aka The Compleat Dying Earth) on
Helpful Score: 3
Reads a lot like Norse mythology - stories of Loki and such. Protagonists - not heroes - not even likable protagonists!
In this "Dying Earth" Magic is real - it's all very grim.
Short vignettes and stories made it more readable till I got accustomed to the "style" and content of the book - definitely not a "hard-core" SF, Techno or Post-apocalyptic type of world - just very strange and quirky. It intrigued me enough to keep at it till the whole thing was completed.