Lurulu (Ports of Call)
by Jack Vance
Review by David Hecht
Tor Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780312872793
Date: 06 February 2007 List Price $13.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
We're re-running David Hecht's review from December 2004.
What is Lurulu? To begin with, it is the title of the latest Jack Vance novel, the conclusion of the work he began in his 1998 Ports Of Call. But "lurulu" is more than a nonsense word: it is the ultimate desideratum, the object of our desires. As the characters in the novel discuss, lurulu is neither fate nor destiny: it is more a process than a result.From official release/information:
Book Description: Rejoin Myron Tany and the crew of the space freighter Glicca as they ply their way from planet to planet, star to star, and adventure to adventure. From one world to the next, they will chase their dreams. Jack Vance has been writing for more than fifty years, and in 1997 was honored as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. He is the author of the World Fantasy Awardwinning Lyonnesse series, and the Hugo and Nebula Awardwinning The Last Castle. From one world to the next they will chase their dreams in this sequel to Ports of Call.
(Source: Tor Books)