The Blue World

TitleThe Blue World
Year for Search1966
AuthorsVance, Jack [John Holbrook](1916-2013)
Date Published1966
PublisherBallantine Books
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Floating islands of vegetation support a highly developed society with a caste system based on occupation, which over time has become completely rigid changing a eutopia into a dystopia. The ocean contains dangerous predators. A rebel saves the society from itself and the predators.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. San Francisco, CA/Columbia, PA: Underwood/Miller, 1979; and as vol. 16 of The Complete Works of Jack Vance. Oakland, CA: The Vance Integral Edition, 2005. First appeared in a shorter form as “The Kragen.” Fantastic Stories of Imagination 13.7 (July 1964): 7-69. Rpt. in The Great SF Stories: 1964. Ed. Robert Silverberg and Martin H[arry] Greenberg (Framingham, MA: NESFA Press, 2001), 47-102; in Wild Thyme and Violets. Other Unpublished Works and Addenda. Vol. 44 of The Complete Works of Jack Vance (Oakland, CA: Vance Integral Editions, 2002), 115-202; and as The Kragen. Burton, MI: Subterranean Press, 2007.

Holding Institutions

HRC, Merril

Author Note

(1916-2013)

Full Text

1966 Vance, Jack [John Holbrook] (1916-2013). The Blue World. New York: Ballantine Books. Rpt. San Francisco, CA/Columbia, PA: Underwood/Miller, 1979; and as vol. 16 of The Complete Works of Jack Vance. Oakland, CA: The Vance Integral Edition, 2005. First appeared in a shorter form as “The Kragen.” Fantastic Stories of Imagination 13.7 (July 1964): 7-69. Rpt. in The Great SF Stories: 1964. Ed. Robert Silverberg and Martin H[arry] Greenberg (Framingham, MA: THE NESFA Press, 2001), 47-102; in Wild Thyme and Violets. Other Unpublished Works and Addenda. Vol. 44 of The Complete Works of Jack Vance (Oakland, CA: Vance Integral Editions, 2002), 115-202; and as The Kragen. Burton, MI: Subterranean Press, 2007. HRC, Merril

Floating islands of vegetation support a highly developed society with a caste system based on occupation, which over time has become completely rigid changing a eutopia into a dystopia. The ocean contains dangerous predators. A rebel saves the society from itself and the predators.