Jack Vance died Sunday, age 96. Some writers pass away leaving one or two great works behind, but Jack left us with a veritable hoard of treasures. He may have written a poor book, but I haven't gotten to it yet.
CHOOZWIZ, god of non-magical crossroads
created by Rorschachhamster
illustration by Eugene Jaworski
|Illustration by Henry Justice Ford|
Then first came three Draken to eat him, and when the dogs had worried these, six others came and fought the dogs a long time. The noise of this combat awoke Janni, and he slew the Draken, and knew at last why the dogs were covered with blood.
After that he freed all whom the Draken held prisoners, amongst others, a king's daughter. Out of gratitude she would have taken him for her husband; but he put her off, saying: 'For the kindness that I have been able to do to you, you shall receive in this castle all the blind and lame who pass this way.' The princess promised him to do so, and on his departure gave him a ring.
|Idol of the Jale God|
Illustration by Paul Gallagher
|Freakling (a minion type) illo by Richard J. LeBlanc, Jr.|
|Stefan Poag cover art!|
|Görgönmjölk illo by Darcy Perry|
Goddess created by Jonas Mustonen