The novel “Cugel’s Saga”, sometimes published as “Cugel: The Skybreak Spatterlight”, by Jack Vance was published for the first time in 1983. It’s the third novel in the cycle of the Dying Earth and is the sequel of “The Eyes of the Overworld”.

Samuel R. Delany in 2011

American writer Samuel Ray Delany, Jr. was born on April 1, 1942 in New York. Among his most famous novels there are “Babel-17” and “The Einstein Intersection”, both winners of the Nebula Award, and “Dhalgren”.

Tales of the Dying Earth Omnibus by Jack Vance

The novel “The Eyes of the Overworld”, also known as “Cugel the Clever”, by Jack Vance was published for the first time as a book in 1966 after the stories that compose it were previously published in a magazine. It’s the second novel of the cycle of the Dying Earth.

Alice Mary Norton, this is her birth name, was born on February 17, 1912 in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1934 she legally changed her name to Andre Alice Norton, a more masculine name that seemed more suited to a market in which readers were mostly boys. For her 70-year career she’s known as the Grande Dame of Science Fiction and Fantasy.