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Where's Jack Vance?
February 27, 2012 2:22 PM   Subscribe

Where can I send a letter to brilliantly underrated science fiction and fantasy author Jack Vance?

I'm just looking for an street address. Or even an email address, I suppose.
posted by Avenger50 to Writing & Language (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Maybe ask someone at the SFWA?
posted by Faint of Butt at 2:30 PM on February 27, 2012


Don't know about him, but I've had success reaching authors by writing to their publishers and asking my letter be forwarded.
posted by Carol Anne at 2:31 PM on February 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


I google around a little and it seems he lives in Oakland. There are a few Jack Vances listed in the whitepages, but there's no guarantee that he's one of them. His publisher (or agent) might be your best bet.
posted by jquinby at 2:32 PM on February 27, 2012


Vance has published most recently (Lurulu, 2004) with Tor/MacMillan. There contact page is here.
posted by bonehead at 2:44 PM on February 27, 2012


Definitely send your letter to his publisher--forwarding fan letters is something they routinely do.
posted by snorkmaiden at 2:45 PM on February 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


(or rather, their page is there).
posted by bonehead at 2:46 PM on February 27, 2012


Keep in mind when you compose your letter that Jack is blind and will probably have someone reading it to him.
posted by dgeiser13 at 3:25 PM on February 27, 2012


So far as publishers go, he was actually published by Subterranean Press most recently - they put out his memoirs two years ago.
posted by strangely stunted trees at 6:52 PM on February 27, 2012


Place your letter in a regular envelope, add postage and write Mr. Vance's name, leaving room for someone at the publisher to write in his address. Put that envelope into a larger envelope and mail it to the publisher.
posted by Joleta at 8:38 PM on February 27, 2012


Thanks for your help, folks. I got a signed book back from the man himself.
posted by Avenger50 at 4:43 PM on March 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


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