Jack Vance

Grandmaster Jack Vance (1916-2013)

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Spatterlight Press, a note

Spatterlight Press LLC was formed by family and friends to preserve and promote the work of Jack Vance. The Spatterlight Press Signature Series trade paperback edition consists of the complete list of Vance titles, excluding the three Vance mysteries written for Ellery Queen.

Although the series is published through Amazon, not all titles are available in all territories, but the shape and extent of restrictions change over time, so check back later if what you seek is unavailable. Spatterlight Press e-books are widely available.

All Spatterlight Press publications are derived from the Vance Integral Edition.


Latest Signature Series releases:

The Cadwal Chronicles

With a foreword by Malcolm Edwards.

April 12th, 2017 - Easter Eggs!

Our Signature Series may have appeared rather quiet these past months, but we have been preparing some serious Easter eggs: the three Cadwal Chronicles volumes and both Joe Bain mysteries are now available!

August 28th, 2016 - New Dutch Integral Edition

SpatterlightOn the day of Jack Vance's 100th birthday, Spatterlight releases the first volumes in a new integral Dutch edition. For more information visit www.spatterlight.nl

March 9th, 2016 - The Legendary Lexicon, 2nd Edition!

Temianka LexiconSpatterlight (the international branch of Spatterlight Press) is excited to present an extended, revised, and re-indexed 2nd edition of the almost legendary 1992 Jack Vance Lexicon by Dan Temianka. This new compendium of coined words, titled The Jack Vance Lexicon: from Abiloid to Zygage is available from Amazon in trade paperback and ebook formats.

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Celebrating a century of Vance with a new integral edition

Signature Series First Volumes

We are excited to announce the Spatterlight Press Signature Series. Released in the centenary of Jack Vance’s birth, this handsome new collection is based upon the prestigious Vance Integral Edition. Select volumes enjoy up-to-date maps, and many are graced with freshly-written forewords contributed by a distinguished group of authors. Each book bears a facsimile of the author’s signature and a previously-unpublished photograph, chosen from family archives for the period the book was written.

Already published:

  • Vol. 04 - Big Planet
  • Vol. 05 - The Magnificent Showboats of the Lower Vissel River, Lune XXIII South, Big Planet
  • Vol. 10 - Clarges
  • Vol. 11 - The Languages of Pao
  • Vol. 12 - The Dragon Masters and Other Stories
  • Vol. 21 - The Fox Valley Murders (Joe Bain, book 1)
  • Vol. 22 - The Pleasant Grove Murders (Joe Bain, book 2)
  • Vol. 30 - The Blue World
  • Vol. 33 - Emphyrio
  • Vol. 34 - The Chasch (Tschai, book 1)
  • Vol. 35 - The Wannek (Tschai, book 2)
  • Vol. 36 - The Dirdir (Tschai, book 3)
  • Vol. 37 - The Pnume (Tschai, book 4)
  • Vol. 38 - The Star King (The Demon Princes, book 1)
  • Vol. 39 - The Killing Machine (The Demon Princes, book 2)
  • Vol. 40 - The Palace of Love (The Demon Princes, book 3)
  • Vol. 41 - The Face (The Demon Princes, book 4)
  • Vol. 42 - The Book of Dreams (The Demon Princes, book 5)
  • Vol. 43 - The Anome (Durdane, book 1)
  • Vol. 44 - The Brave Free Men (Durdane, book 2)
  • Vol. 45 - The Asutra (Durdane, book 3)
  • Vol. 47 - Trullion (Alastor, book 1)
  • Vol. 48 - Wyst (Alastor, book 2)
  • Vol. 49 - Marune (Alastor, book 3)
  • Vol. 52 - Suldrun’s Garden (Lyonesse, book 1)
  • Vol. 53 - The Green Pearl (Lyonesse, book 2)
  • Vol. 54 - Madouc (Lyonesse, book 3)
  • Vol. 55 - Araminta Station (The Cadwal Chronicles, book 1)
  • Vol. 56 - Ecce and Old Earth (The Cadwal Chronicles, book 2)
  • Vol. 57 - Throy (The Cadwal Chronicles, book 3)
  • Vol. 62 - This Is Me, Jack Vance!

More titles to follow on a monthly basis! Click here for full details about the Signature Series and where to purchase.


We’re proud to offer our very own highest quality Jack Vance e-books in our webshop. All of Jack Vance’s novels, short stories and omnibuses are available in DRM-free e-book format.

VIE Books

The last remaining sets of the Vance Integral Edition have found a good home; there are no more. Our printer lists one final Deluxe Ellery Queen volume (VIE Volume 14bis), and 3 sets of the three-volume Cosmopolis clothbound edition. Contact us soon if one of these items should catch your fancy!


A large quantity of Vance is available for non-English speakers at Afton House Books. If you’re an Esperantist, check this out!

Cover Art

Spatterlight Press is privileged to include exciting original art by Joel Anderson, Joe Bergeron, Dylan Carroll, Luigi Castellani, Luc Desmarchelier, Howard Kistler, Menno van der Leden, Li-An, Konstantin Korobov, Marcel Laverdet, Ronald Marc, Jared Pullen, Paul Rhoads, David Russell, Jasper Schreurs, C. Michael Taylor, Tais Teng, Todd Tennant, and Koen Vyverman. If you’d like to see your work on our e-books as well, please contact us.

The Paul Allen Library Fund

Mr. Allen’s gracious endowment allows us to provide VIE sets free of charge to select university libraries, for the lasting preservation and appreciation of Jack Vance’s work. More than thirty institutions have benefitted from this program so far, and yours could be next. Ask your librarian to drop us a line.

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