The City of the Chasch is a very sixties sci-fi actioneer that fit perfectly with this blog, and was a nice reprieve from the massive amount of work. City of the Chasch, le livre audio de Jack Vance à télécharger. Écoutez ce livre audio gratuitement avec l’offre d’essai. /5 (Good) City of the Chasch is the first book of the Tschai, Planet of Adventure series by the famous and well-esteemed sci-fi/fantasy.
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City Of the Chasch
Published by Ace Books, Inc. Previous owner’s info to the first page. Has wear to the cover and pages. Works by Jack Vance. Ciyt 8 38 Dec 09, Not in a Vance mood at this moment… but, Christopher Priest! Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Cover artwork by Peter Goodfellow.
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Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? This all happens more or less on the first page, just to get the formalities out of fhe way before the story can get going. Log-in or create an account first! Like any other pulp hero worth his coiffure our protagonist sets out to kick some buttock and obtain information, so to speak.
The imagery is provocative, vivid and atmospheric, with locales ranging from windy steppes and ruined cities to dark critter infested jungles. A human starship intercepts a mysterious signal and tracks it back to Carinaa star system light years from Earth.
Like all Vancian worlds, Tschai has a nucleus of respectable ridiculousness, yet Reith never seems quite in on the joke. Signed by Jack Vance himself. I will try not to give too much away from Reith’s adventures, but expect living on the edge of a precipice from the first to the last page of the book. Not quite in the space opera category occupied by “The O Princes” and therefore not as compelling for me.
The Blue Chasch take the shuttle. I quite like his companions, the stuffy ex-servant of the alien Didir and the 8 year-old former tribal chief. The shuttle is discovered by a oof of primitive humans and soon various aliens and their human slaves Blue Chasch and human Chaschmen, Dirdir and chasfh Dirdirmen descend on the scene. And to find the mystery of the distress call and the vicious attack, he would have first to gain his freedom and then find a safe way to pass the city and the alien Chasch and their treacherous cousins, chashc Blue Chasch.
Vance displays his typically deft hand with the painting of bizarre cultures that spell out the various ways in which human and alien nature can be twisted by convention and assumptions into nearly unrecognizable forms. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.
All the women he meets need to be rescued not that he has a good record at that… and all the aliens are evil.
City Of the Chasch by Vance, Jack
This guy needs to narrate more Jack Vance. The Emblem Men and their oof are fascinatingly described with their worship of the two moons, religious beliefs, customs and taboos. City of the Chasch, also known as The Chasch, was first published as a paperback novel in Hoopla lost my place and I wasn’t thrilled enough to return.
This is a really great book, the first of an amazing series. If you can get past some of that, its a great read, one of my favorite science fiction writers of the golden age. When he returns to Pera, he finds to his chagrin that he has been elected the new chief of the city. Showing best matches Show all copies.
City of the Chasch – Wikipedia
Find Rare Books Book Value. Injured and helpless, Reith cannot avoid himself to be taken captive by Traz Onmale, the grave, mature boy-chieftain of the tribe. Reith will have to deal with an entrenched priesthood that maintains its power though human sacrifice, dodge shadow wolfes and ten feet tall alen predators in the night, join a caravan across desert lands and defend it against raiders from the dunes, avoid cannibals and rescue a beautiful maiden from the clutches of the evil Priestesses of the Female Mystery, bring down the pirate lord of a ruined town and liberate human slaves from millenia-old bondage.
Protagonist Adam Reith is the sole survivor of an expedition sent out many light years from Earth.
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