The objective of the mission from Earth to Big Planet was to ensure that the whole world didn't fall under the domination of the tyrant Lysidder. But when the mission spacecraft crash-lands, the survivors are faced with a 40,000 mile trek across the vast and unknown surface of the planet.
Charley Lysidder, the Bajarnum of Beaujolais, was ruthlessly expanding his empire on the Big Planet. The objective of the mission from Earth was to ensure that the whole world didn't fall under the domination of the tyrant. But, when sabotage brought down the spacecraft carrying the mission, the priority changed. The survivors of the crash faced an epic 40,000 mile trek to deftly, across the vast and unknown surface of the planet, harassed by monsters and the native people, and by each other.
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Jack Vance was born in 1916 and educated at the University of California in mining engineering, physics and journalism. During the Second World War he served in the Merchant Navy and was torpedoed twice. He started contributing stories to the pulp magazines in the late 1940s and published his first book, The Dying Earth, in 1950. Among his many books are To Live Forever, The DragonMasters, for which he won his first Hugo, The Blue World, Emphyrio, The Anome and the Lyonesse sequence.
Big Planet by Jack Vance
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Orion Publishing Co
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