Dear Mr. Vance:

IF I knew the mechanism for proposing an author for the Nobel Prize in Literature, I would propose you, based on Emphyrio, The Gray Prince, the Alastor series, the Lyonesse trilogy (my FAVORITE fairy tale), and, indeed, your entire body of work.

I have been reading your stuff since I encountered Big Planet in the early 60s, and have read most of your books several times. You are the only author I have felt compelled to write and thank- THANK YOU!

BTW, a great way to meet interesting people is to walk around with a Jack Vance book in your hand....

I'm not kidding about the Nobel Prize- I think that you deserve it more than many who have gotten it. Talk to ya....

Doc George