This is a collection of stories and articles by and about the Guest of Honor at the 1985 North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC), called Lone Star Con, in Austin. "Cat Island" is a previously unpublished excerpt from a novella. "A Vance Encyclopedia" is a selection of descriptions of people, places, and customs from Vance's universes; it is the first publication in this form.
Table of Contents
- Introduction (Russell Letson)
- The Men Return
- Hard-Luck Diggings
- First Star I See Tonight
- The Potters of Firsk
- Cat Island (previously unpublished)
- A Talk with Jack Vance (Tim Underwood)
- A Vance Encyclopedia (non-fiction)
Trade hardcover state, 5-1/4" x 7-1/4", xiii+125pp., ISBN 0-915368-31-5, LC 85-61235, 800 copies trade edition, Smyth sewn, cased into C grade house cloth, $8.00 (including tax) at the convention, $13.00 afterwards, August 1985. out of print!
Boxed hardcover state, 5-1/4" x 7-1/4", xiii+125pp., ISBN 0-915368-86-2, LC 85-61235, 200 copies boxed, specially bound, and numbered, signed by the author and artist, Smyth sewn, cased into Holliston Leather Finish Cloth, $18.85 (including tax) at the convention, $25.00 afterwards (however, this state sold out at the convention), August 1985. out of print!