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The languages of Pao

by Jack Vance

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Published by Avalon Books in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Jack Vance [pseud.]
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Pagination223 p.
Number of Pages223
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23004808M
OCLC/WorldCa2046626

Languages of Pao, The - Jack Vance. I first read this book a long time ago. It was my first exposure to the idea that language shapes not just how one says things, but what it is possible to say and think. I was tremendously impressed. Vance takes that idea, and runs with it. The Languages of Pao and The Dragon Masters by Jack Vance. The Jack Vance Reader by Jack Vance. De drakenruiters - De talen van Pao, Grote Planeet by Jack Vance. Satellite Science Fiction December by Cylvia Kleinman. Gold and iron ; Clarges ; The languages of Pao /5(9).

The Languages of Pao by Jack Vance starting at $ The Languages of Pao has 6 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace. Advance proof copy—one of 6 "Check" copies as stated in pencil from the publisher. The penultimate phase before final publication. Loosely gathered signatures within d.j. The full-sized, full copy of the final book product. For the ultimate Vance collector! Fine copy.

Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif; The Languages of Pao: Jack Vance: Ace Books. The Languages of Pao | The young heir to the Pao throne, Beran Panasper, flees his usurping uncle Bustamonte when his father, the Panarch of Pao, is killed. His refuge is the austereworld Breakness, under one of the planet's ruler-academics - the elderly but immensely powerful Lord x and his peers are obsessed with prestige and dominance, augmenting their .


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Unlike Vance's earlier novels, The Languages of Pao is a very character-driven book, with three central characters: Beran Panasper, the rightful heir to Pao's throne; Bustamonte, his power-greedy uncle who has taken advantage of his duty to act as a steward to his young nephew; and Lord Palafox, the mysterious Breakness wizard who becomes entwined in Pao's fortunes Cited by: 5.

The Languages of Pao. The Panarch of Pao is dead and Beran Panasper, his young son and heir, must flee the planet to live and avenge his father's death. It is at the secret fortress on the planet Breakness that Beran discovers the dreaded truth behind the assassination of his father-and much more/5.

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humor, or horror. Few of the books The languages of Pao book liked best were found in the children’s section of the library. We prowled the adult shelves, but even there the pickings were slim.

The horror “section” of the large Hawthorne, California library consisted of one book, August Derleth’s Who Knocks. Worse yet, it was always checked out.

The Languages of Pao by Jack Vance; 11 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Fantasy, Fiction, Fiction in English, Science Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. The Languages of Pao is a thought-provoking, and thoroughly original science fiction novel with a central theme that speculates on how language can sometimes influence and shape the behaviour of a population—which is a linguistic theory known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis/5(13).

The Languages of Pao is a thought-provoking, and thoroughly original science fiction novel with a central theme that speculates on how language can sometimes influence and shape the behaviour of a population—which is a linguistic theory known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis/5(8).

These are the Languages of Pao from the title. Separate languages are created for military, commercial and research purposes. Jack Vance makes a very interesting point about how the structure of a language can shape thinking, beliefs and action.

Beran grows into a young man on Breakness and trains to be a linguist. Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least " (or 19 cm) tall, or at least " ( cm) wide/deep. Typically 7" by " (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or.

The Languages of Pao - Ebook written by Jack Vance. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Languages of Pao/5(5). Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Languages of Pao This book primarily deals with the idea that language can influence the thoughts and actions of the people who speak it.

The main character lives on a pastoral world with a very weak language, and basically all the main spacefaring races can push them around.

Book Reviews, Books, Fantasy, Jack Vance, Science Fiction, The Languages of Pao Leave a comment I’ve never read anything by Jack Vance before and I didn’t find the title of this book too exciting, but what a good story this turned out to be.

The Languages of Pao was originally published in two differently abridged versions. The Vance Integral Edition reconstructed the full text by combining them. But the VIE was a limited edition, priced accordingly, and only available as a complete set (Pao was also included in a separate test run 'science fiction volume', also expensive, also limited, that occasionally turns up on Ebay)/5(13).

Genre/Form: Science fiction Fiction: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Vance, Jack, Languages of Pao. New York: DAW Books,© Book Type: Novel: Genre: Science-Fiction Sub-Genre Tags: Human Development Soft SF; If you liked The Languages of Pao you might like these books.

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avg. The Panarch of Pao is dead and Beran Panasper, his young son and heir, must flee the planet to live and avenge his father's death. THE LANGUAGES OF PAO. New York: Avalon Books, []. Octavo, cloth.

First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Vance to one of his editors on the title page. Anatomy of Wonder () II Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. The Languages of Pao. by Jack Vance. ebook. Description; Details; The Panarch of Pao is dead and Beran Panasper, his young son and heir, must flee the planet to live and avenge his father's death.

It is at the secret fortress on the planet Breakness that Beran discovers the dreaded truth behind the assassination of his father-and much more.THE LANGUAGES OF PAO. New York: Avalon Books, []. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Anatomy of Wonder () II Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp.

A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with a 35 mm closed tear in front flap fold (the jacket is otherwise "like new"). A very sharp copy of an uncommon book. (#).