On a chance visit to my local book store that I love because of their vast science fiction collection but haven’t been to in a while, I came across Tale of the Dying Earth by Jack Vance. Now, I could be completely off the mark here, but I have not found this book for sale – at least not used and in good condition – so when I saw this I jumped all over it. It will make a fine addition to my collection and I can’t wait to read it.