A little bird tells me that Songs of the Dying Earth is not the only limited-edition volume of Vancian virtuosity coming out of Subterranean Press this summer. Apparently the Michigan-based publisher is also releasing Vance’s autobiography, This is Me, Jack Vance (complete with the pure-awesome editorial geek subtitle Or More Properly, This is “I”) , and a collection of short stories Wild Thyme, Green Magic. The latter will include a Dying Earth short, so it’s a two-fer as far as I am concerned.
Also yesterday doing a little digging for Vance’s influence on Gary Gygax and early D&D I found the following gem of an essay in which Gygax himself explicitly lays it all out. What more to say on this then?