John Holbrook Vance

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San Francisco, California, USA
Jack Vance is best known for his fantasy and science fiction. He won the Hugo award (given by the World Science Fiction Society) for *The Dragon Masters* (1963); both Hugo and Nebula (given by Science Fiction Writers of America) for *The Last Castle* (1966); and the World Fantasy Award for *Lyonesse: Madouc* (1990).

He has also written eleven "straight" murder mysteries under his full name John Holbrook Vance - one of which, *Bad Ronald* (1955), has been filmed both in English and in French - and four under the house pseudonym Ellery Queen. Read more...