The Vance Integral
Jack Vance, though largely unknown, is one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. He is the author of over 60 books. § The Vance Integral Edition project published a complete, corrected and archival quality edition of Vance's work, under the aegis of the author himself. The project was begun in 1998; it gathered hundreds of Vance readers worldwide. § The V.I.E. project was unprecedented in the history of literature: never have readers paid comparable homage to a writer, and never has a writer received such a treatment over the Internet. § The V.I.E. bookset was available by subscription to the entire set only.
This website presents a wealth of VIE-related material including:
Edition Andreas Irle is making individual VIE volumes available as soft-cover reprints.
Edition Andreas Irle, in
cooperation with VIE composer Joel Anderson, is currently studying ways of
publishing VIE facsimilie paperbacks and casewrap hardcovers via Print on
Demand. We hope for more news on this exciting prospect by August 2007.
Goals and Achievements
The V.I.E. has published several promotional and model books:
The Gift Volume:
The Science Fiction Volume:
The Frankfurt brochure:
The complete sets:
Manuscripts were consulted when available, including the resources of the Special Collection of the Mugar Library in Boston, as were all published versions, in consultation with the Vances. After restoration the texts were subject to several controls, including data-management tools developed by volunteers and teams of proofreaders. Technology was exploited to the full, but VIE work remained labor intensive.
Some privately held VIE volumes, or even sets, are
occasionally made available. This sometimes occurs at