Ports of Call

Ports of Call

Book - 1998 | 1st ed.
Average Rating:
Rate this:
1
Baker & Taylor
A romantic tale follows a space swashbuckler and conman as he travels from world to world, plying his trade, drinking in wild bars, and flirting with women

Blackwell North Amer
Myron's family insisted that he set himself on a course of sober education, the study of economics, and Myron dutifully applied himself. But Myron had an aunt - his great-aunt Hester Lajoie, a woman of great wealth and even greater flamboyance of nature. And when Dame Hester came into possession of a spaceyacht, Myron suddenly saw his long-suppressed dreams of adventure bloom into new life.
The adventure begins with Dame Hester's determination to find, and take treatment at, a clinic reputed to restore youth to its wealthy clients. But space travel with Dame Hester is a difficult proposition, and Myron's life becomes almost unbearably adventurous when he quarrels with his aunt and she puts him off the ship on a remote planet, leaving him to make his own way across the Gaean Reach.

Baker
& Taylor

Set in the far-future, a fun-filled and romantic tale follows a space swashbuckler and conman as he travels from world to world, plying his trade, drinking in wild bars, and flirting with women. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 1998.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312858018
0312858019
Characteristics: 300 p. ; 22 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment
h
humbleworm
Oct 17, 2017

I have read and own copies of most of Jack Vance's imaginitive writings, except for this lesser space opera and its sequel. Most of the events in the book take place after Myron has been abandoned by his aunt. The thing that struck me is that it reads stylistically very much like James Morier's Haji Baba of Ispahan and, although quite unalike in plot and setting, both are about the adventures of a resourceful youth making his way in a tricksy world. It is also unusual that the 2 longest reviews of the 5 (the last one by George R.R. Martin) on the back cover are actually about one of Vance's other novels instead.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at WCCLS

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top