The City of the Chasch is a very sixties sci-fi actioneer that fit perfectly with this blog, and was a nice reprieve from the massive amount of work. City of the Chasch, le livre audio de Jack Vance à télécharger. Écoutez ce livre audio gratuitement avec l’offre d’essai. /5 (Good) City of the Chasch is the first book of the Tschai, Planet of Adventure series by the famous and well-esteemed sci-fi/fantasy.

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Colour illustrated card covered paperback. Mixed in with these alien races is an innumerable array of human offshoots: Reith sorted over what he knew of the Tschai races and their human associates.

A Earth starship far from home receives an unusual signal from a planet that is light years from Earth. Istanbul Carter, Nick Tandem, It was Adam O misfortune to be sent from Earth to investigate. Each is highly trained in survival on harsh planets, linguistics and the theory of language, and a number of combat methods.

The liant between the episodes is the HERO, the catalyst of revolutionary change, the earthman marooned on the planet Tschai when his spaceship ‘Explorator IV’ is destroyed in orbit by unknown enemies below. Ace,, 1st Edition, First Printing for All, In fact, having read him now I’m sure he has inspired other sci-fi writers out there. Mass market paperback original Near fine. The first book in the Planet of Adventure series.

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City of the Chasch (Planet of Adventure, #1) by Jack Vance

The world is less developed than in a lot of his other books, and the story is rather straight-forward. It really is that good.


Published by Ace Books, Inc. Not quite in the space opera category occupied by chasvh Demon Princes” and therefore not as compelling for me. Aug 27, Martinxo rated it really liked it Shelves: Reith concludes from discussions with others that the Dirdirs were the ones who visited Earth long ago and kidnapped humans to be slaves.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. July 14, Imprint: Advanced Book Chqsch Browse by Subject. I think Vance makes it more palatable than it could be — he is often quite good at painting a society with a few strokes.

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City of the Chasch is pure pulp, the characterisation paper-thin, as is the general story line. The group of men with emblems on their hats Emblem Men depart and hide when a sky raft approaches.

Three of them originally came there from another planet. Works by Jack Vance. When someone sent distress signals to outer space chaschh the planet Tschai, it was Adam Reith’s misfortune to be sent from Earth to investigate.

It really hammers home how Tschai is a lawless smorgasbord of ciry planet. Servants of the Wankh. You’ve successfully reported this review. Ships with Tracking Number!

He gives you just enough to suspend belief and hold onto your seats, coz it’s always going to be a ride.

Daw, NY Pages. Blind Pig Books Condition: Just a bit of shelf wear. Seems to me I read a couple of these books back in the ’70s.


A bit like a slightly modernized version of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom series. Adam Reith then witnesses the gruesome death of his partner while suspended from a tree in his parachute, where he remains for days until some rather antagonistic, tribal humans cut him down and take him as a slave, but not until after he watches some blue chitinous aliens make off with his scout vessel. The main character strides forward as only a white man in retro sci-fi can, completely certain that his way of life is the correct one and that he must liberate the poor savages of Tschai.

My flower-name is Ylin-Ylan. I will try not to give too much away from Reith’s adventures, but expect living on the edge of a precipice from the first to the last page of the book.

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The final waves of conquest were led by the Dirdir, a race of warlike, though apparently highly cultured aliens, and the Wannek in the original publication the unfortunately named Wankh an as yet unseen group of aliens. Adam Reith and Paul Waunder, scouts on an interplanetary expedition, are looking into a centuries old distress signal originating from a sector of unexplored space.

The planet seems to have once belonged to the mysterious Pnume and their insane kin the Phung in ages past.