Closer to home, his clever, baroquely-described Lyonesse series has left inspiring touches and homages all over the Hill Cantons. (Just ask the mage, August, who had the great misfortune of picking up a certain odd emerald-colored pearl a few sessions back.)
So, it's with great excitement that I note that Songs of the Dying Earth, a collection of novellas and short stories set in Vance's Dying Earth (naturally)--and edited by one of the few other fantasy authors that can write worth a damn, George R.R. Martin--is now finally being put to press. Besides the formidable Martin, contributors to the book look like a veritable All-Stars team including Dan Simmons, Neil Gaiman, Glen Cook, and Robert Silverberg. The book should be hitting bookstores around August. Yay.