cover image Big Planet

Big Planet

Jack Vance. Gollancz, $14.95 (224pp) ISBN 978-0-575-07117-9

SF/Fantasy/Horror NOTES July Publications ""To land anywhere on Big Planet except Earth Enclave meant tragedy, debacle, cataclysm"": it doesn't look good for Claude Glystra's interstellar mission when his sabotaged ship crashes deep in the heart of enemy territory. At least one of the traitors is on the loose, and the forces of the despotic Bajarnum of Beaujolais are out to destroy Claude, his fellow Earthmen and a lovely young native they christen Nancy, as the group embarks upon a deadly 40,000-mile journey to refuge in Jack Vance's weird and highly imaginative Big Planet.