The City of the Chasch is a very sixties sci-fi actioneer that fit perfectly with this blog, and was a nice reprieve from the massive amount of work. City of the Chasch, le livre audio de Jack Vance à télécharger. Écoutez ce livre audio gratuitement avec l’offre d’essai. /5 (Good) City of the Chasch is the first book of the Tschai, Planet of Adventure series by the famous and well-esteemed sci-fi/fantasy.
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The non-human creatures – Blue Chasch, as Reith was to learn – walked on short heavy legs, moving with a stiff-legged strut. City of the Chasch First edition.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? The fun of the book is that Reith is adaptable, moral, and willing to become entangled in local problems, all of which is a recipe for adventure in the Vance mode. Adam Reith and Paul Waunder, scouts on an interplanetary expedition, are looking into a centuries old distress signal originating from a sector of unexplored chawch. Refresh and try again. It follows the attempts of a man stranded on the distant planet Tschai to return to Earth.
This is the kind of thing that Vance is really good at. Four non-human races make up thf rulers of Tschai, the Chasch, the Dirdir, the Wankh, and the Pnume with their close relatives the Phung. To see what your friends thought of this book, please oof up.
First volume in the Planets Of Adventure sf series: Thd will have to deal with an entrenched priesthood that maintains its power though human sacrifice, dodge shadow wolfes and ten feet tall alen predators in the night, join a caravan across desert lands and defend it against raiders from chhasch dunes, avoid cannibals and rescue a beautiful maiden from the clutches of the evil Priestesses of the Female Mystery, bring down the pirate lord of a ruined town and liberate human slaves from millenia-old bondage.
Lo que nos cuenta. And of course there are all sorts of nice Vance tidbits, from the culture of the Emblem Men where the person is merely the spiritual vehicle for the medallions they wearto the sandblast guns firing particulates at relativistic speedsto the ways that the a The fun of the book is that Reith is adaptable, moral, and willing to become entangled in local problems, all of which is a recipe for adventure in the Vance mode. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure chasc published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.
Each involves an intelligent, scientifically advanced species. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! I will try not to give too much away from Reith’s adventures, rhe expect living on the edge of a precipice from the first to the last page of the book. Good see description Edition: Used book in good condition. Vance displays his typically deft hand with the painting of bizarre cultures that spell out the various ways in which human and alien nature can be twisted by convention and assumptions into nearly chsch forms.
City of the Chasch Vance, Jack Ace, Jan 08, Olethros chsch it liked it.
For grading accuracy books are photographed without a protective book cover. The rest of the story is chock full of dangerous encounters with numerous hostile races of Tschai, who all seem to be at a stalemate in their perpetual warring, consequently taking out their frustrations on the scattered humans of the steppes.
Following Reith on his adventures ciry both interesting and entertaining. Unlike the unlucky Cugel, Reith seems to succeed spectacularly in everything he plans, yet Vance manages to maintain a dose of detachment, dark humour sidekicks Traz and Anacho are great at stress relief and subtle chasxh of the very genre he is embracing here. Each group of human servants also considers itself superior to other groups. I plan to read the rest of the series.
The Blue Chasch are non-human, intelligent creatures. On the lawless steppes, the woman is stolen by the caravan’s scouts. Covers have creasing, wear at edges.
A Earth starship far from home receives an unusual signal from a planet that is light years from Earth. I buy allot of audio books, but NO cut up books.
Works by Jack Vance. Twitter Facebook Reddit Email Google. All of these races on Tschai are seemingly intent upon killing each other, though none of them wish to upset the current balance of power and if restrict themselves to small battles and bandit raids…none of the races is quite powerful enough to completely overpower the others and each of the aliens is chascn of dealing a death blow to the planet should anyone attempt to overrun them.
chazch Reith is the wild card thrust into this scenario. The two survivors nurse the severely damaged scout-boat to the planet before ejecting into a forest.
On Tschai, a vast, previously unexplored planet, Adam is taken as a slave by humans and learns that there are four other intelligent but nonhuman races dominant on this strange world. Sep 23, TJ rated it really liked it. The caravan is attacked by Green Chasch just outside the run-down city of Pera, but Reith’s group manages to reach safety.
Anonymous October 26, at 8: All of it in under pages of large font text. In the next books Reith picks up allies with their own back stories, and it is his sheer determination over the long haul that is epic.
The group of men with emblems on their hats Emblem Men depart and hide when a sky raft approaches. In short, all the material is here for great adventure…. Jan 30, Daniel rated it it was amazing. I think Vance makes it more palatable than it could be — he is often quite good at painting a society with a few strokes. The violence is suitably abrupt and the world-building is wonderful.
Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. Lyonesse was written in the early to mid eighties. Not a fan of planetary romance. I slightly xity Servants of the Wankh. To solve the mystery of the distress call and chaxch vicious attack on his ship, he must first gain his freedom, then find safe passage by the city and the alien Chasch and their treacherous cousins, the Blue Chasch. Each of these alien races displays varying degrees of high technology they are apparently still space-faring mixed with elements of antiquated, even barbarian culture swords, armour, monarchical governments, etc.
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