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List of the best Jack Vance books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Jack Vance is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Vance is well known for his science fiction and fantasy writing, and has published under many pseudonyms as well. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Jack Vance who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

List books include Tales of the Dying Earth, The Pnume, and more. What are Jack Vance's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.

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The Face is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
The Face Jack Vance

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City of the Chasch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
City of the Chasch Jack Vance

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Cugel's Saga is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
Cugel's Saga Jack Vance

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The Eyes of the Overworld is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books

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The Killing Machine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
The Killing Machine Jack Vance

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The Green Pearl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
The Green Pearl Jack Vance

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The Palace of Love is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
The Palace of Love Jack Vance

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The Dying Earth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
The Dying Earth Jack Vance

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The Dirdir is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
The Dirdir Jack Vance

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The Moon Moth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
The Moon Moth Jack Vance

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Madouc is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
Madouc Jack Vance

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Lyonesse: Suldrun's Garden is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books

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The Languages of Pao is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books

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The Book of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
The Book of Dreams Jack Vance

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Araminta Station is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
Araminta Station Jack Vance

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Star King is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
Star King Jack Vance

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The Pnume is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
The Pnume Jack Vance

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The Blue World is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
The Blue World Jack Vance

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The Dragon Masters is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
The Dragon Masters Jack Vance

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Emphyrio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
Emphyrio Jack Vance

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To Live Forever is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
To Live Forever Jack Vance

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Tales of the Dying Earth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books

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The Houses of Iszm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
The Houses of Iszm Jack Vance

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The Anome is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
The Anome Jack Vance

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Servants of the Wankh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books

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Big Planet is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
Big Planet Jack Vance

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The Gray Prince is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
The Gray Prince Jack Vance

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Maske: Thaery is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
Maske: Thaery Jack Vance

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Wyst: Alastor 1716 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
Wyst: Alastor 1716 Jack Vance

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The Five Gold Bands is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
The Five Gold Bands Jack Vance

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Lurulu is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
Lurulu Jack Vance

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Trullion: Alastor 2262 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books

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Rhialto the Marvellous is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books

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Eight Fantasms and Magics is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books

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Galactic Effectuator is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books

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Son of the Tree is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
Son of the Tree Jack Vance

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Abercrombie Station is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
Abercrombie Station Jack Vance

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Night lamp is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
Night lamp Jack Vance

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Ports of Call is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
Ports of Call Jack Vance

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Space Opera is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jack Vance Books
Space Opera Jack Vance