The Last Castle – Jack Vance

The Last Castle

The Last Castle



The menial Meks have at long last turned against their noble masters, and few of Earth’s castles now remain.


While this has all the usual trappings of a Vance story – declining society, strange environment, weird creatures – it’s unusual in leaning more toward the macho he-man resolution of its time than toward Vance’s usual sardonic onlooker.

Award winner or not, I wouldn’t put it in the same category as The Languages of Pao or The Magnificent Showboats Of The Lower Vissel River Lune Xxiii South, Big Planet.

A good introduction to Vance, and a fun story for fans.

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