Totality - 'The Vance Vocabulary Search Tool' - As in [Sean Connery] ''Vance, Jack Vance...[/Sean Connery]
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...chotz: that music with which an Eisel surrounds himself, to project his mood, or to present an ideal version of his personality... The 'personal music' is produced by an ingenious mechanism programmed, not by musicians, but by musicologists
posted by y2karl (5 comments total)
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--so, the word chotz
appears ten times. As in ..Jubal, becoming aware of the now irrelevant chotz, in irritation switched to
Far Clouds in Stately Formation. The chotz setting Far Clouds in Stately Formation
appears but once. Mordant
appears 23 times, Cognomen
, eight. Put in Emphyrio
and one finds that it appears 70 times and thus--Too many results (more than 50). Your question is nuncupatory. Please refine your query...
appears 65 times to the same response. Totality - 'The Vance Vocabulary Search Tool'
You will be given 500 sols to begin with--use them wisely.
Other Vancean sites worth a mention here now include Foreverness
which, among may wonders, includes links to the first chapters of Maske:Thaery
, The Star King
and The Green Pearl
, among others. For the newcomers, they certainly give the flavor.
And here are some pages from the handwritten first draft of Maske: Thaery
, where we met Jubal Droad--a Glint of high ilk
--and learned of the chotz
. Another wonder at the Vance Museum
is the cover of Thrilling Wonder Stories 27:2 (Summer 1945)
, with Vance's first published story within. An apt and auspicious title, all things considered. And here is yet another manuscript--Assault on a City
. Vance's own title for the story, by the way, was The Insufferable Red Headed Daughter of Commander Tynott O.T.E.
And the manuscript comes complete with Vancean footnotes, backwads. (So, that's how he wrote them...)
To sum up, then:
Your concepts have merit," said Ifness benignly.