jack vance VIE volume 44 Vance Integral Edition

Portrait of Jack Vance.
Frontispiece etching of VIE volume #44: 'Wild Thyme
and Violets, Other Unpublished Works, and Addenda'

The Vance Integral Edition project, successfully concluded in 2006, gathered and restored the work of Jack Vance in a 44 volume edition. The all-volunteer project broke new ground in textual restoration methodology and internet use, coordinating the efforts of hundreds of volunteers world-wide. During the years of its activity the project generated a multitude of Vance related information and resources; the mission of Foreverness is to preserve and perpetuate the project's achievements by making these resources accessible.

Cosmopolis published in 3 volumes and Extant in 1 volume, and the VIE GRAPHICS volume
Go to these pages for information about these 5 folio volumes, publishing 63 issues of Cosmopolis, 23 issues of Extant and 300 pages of VIE graphics.

Cosmopolis & Extant
The VIE newsletters are an abundant resource of literary essays, Vance interviews and biographical information, textual exposÚs, typographical theory and many other subjects. Foreverness makes this material accessible via subject indexes.

Chrolonogy, titles, text sizes, VIE notes and volume contents.

The Vance Integral Edition
Images, methods, history.

First chapters
Sample some Vance stories


VIE vocabulary search tool of Vance's work: public version.

The Jack Vance Message Board
A  board devoted to people who wish to interact about Jack Vance, his work and the VIE.

The Cosmopolis Literary Supplement
From pastiche to serious Vance-influenced fiction.

Other sources

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