Yes, but I read "The Miracle Workers" in a hand-me-down copy of Astounding, so I may have begun my Vance obsession early in 1960. As I explained in my first article in the VIE journal, titled something like "How Jack Vance Ruined My Dreams," It was The Dragon Masters that really nailed down the lid on the coffin. I have been squirming and pounding to get out every since.