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Wyst: Alastor 1716 by Jack Vance
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Wyst: Alastor 1716 (original 1978; edition 1978)

by Jack Vance

Series: Alastor (3)

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Title:Wyst: Alastor 1716
Authors:Jack Vance
Info:New York: Daw Books, 1978.
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Rating:****1/2
Tags:sf, unread

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Aardig verhaal. Niets meer of minder dan dat. ( )
  EdwinKort | Mar 23, 2017 |
A typical Vance: a charming idea, a lush setting and an impressive vocabulary, but marred somewhat by a straightforward plot, and an over-the-top mystery damsel. It seemed like Vance grew impatient after the section in Balad, because the ending feels extremely rushed. ( )
  Petroglyph | Jul 12, 2016 |
This books is just shy of perfection. An unexpected tale, a sly satire on socialism and leftist thought in general, as well as statist control in general, the tale is marred only by the too-pat deus ex machina ending. And yet . . . I've this feeling that Vance started the book with the ending in mind! As usual with Vance, the prose is magnificent. And the character of Jantik Ravensroke is brilliantly conceived. The comedy at the start, with the Connatic (supreme ruler of that part of the galaxy) interviewing a bunch of politicians and likely criminals, is even funny. ( )
  wirkman | Mar 24, 2007 |
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Jack Vanceprimary authorall editionscalculated
Ladd, EricCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Martijn, JaimeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mattingly, DavidCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Alastor, ein Kugelhaufen von dreißigtausend Sonnen, unzähligen verglühten Himmelskörpern und einer Vielfalt von Asteroiden und interstellarem Treibgut, befindet sich am inneren Rand der Galaxis, zwischen dem Unseligen Nichts vor und der Nonestikkluft hinter ihm, und dem Gaeanischen Territorium als funkelnder Sternenschleier an einer Seite.
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