A dim place, ancient beyond knowledge.
The sun is feeble and red.
A million cities have fallen to dust.
Here live a few thousand souls, dying, as the Earth dies beneath them.
Just a few short decades remain to the long history of our world.
At the last, science and magic are one, and there is evil on Earth, distilled by time Earth is dying.
Half a century ago, Jack Vance created the world of the Dying Earth, and fantasy has never been the same.
Now, for the first time, Jack has agreed to open this intriguing and darkly beautiful world to other fantasists, to play in as their very own.
The list of twenty-two contributors eager to honour Jack Vance by writing for this anthology includes Neil Gaiman, Tad Williams, Elizabeth Hand, Tanith Lee, Dan Simmons, Robert Silverberg, and George R.R.
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