Trullion: Alastor 2262

Trullion Alastor Trullion world of the Alastor Cluster is a water world of fens mists and idyllic islands set in clear oceans whose teeming richness provides food for the taking The Trill are a carefree and eas

  • Title: Trullion: Alastor 2262
  • Author: Jack Vance
  • ISBN: 9780345033086
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Paperback
  • Trullion world 2262 of the Alastor Cluster is a water world of fens, mists, and idyllic islands set in clear oceans whose teeming richness provides food for the taking The Trill are a carefree and easy living people, but violence enters their lives during raids of the Starmenters, freebooting galactic pirates who live short, perilous lives in pursuit of adventure, rapTrullion world 2262 of the Alastor Cluster is a water world of fens, mists, and idyllic islands set in clear oceans whose teeming richness provides food for the taking The Trill are a carefree and easy living people, but violence enters their lives during raids of the Starmenters, freebooting galactic pirates who live short, perilous lives in pursuit of adventure, rape and pillage Then there s the planet wide game of hussade when the Trill s passion for gambling drives them to risk all even life itself, on the hazardous water chessboard gaming fields Their prize The beautiful sheirlmaiden

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    1. The name of the planet is Trullion! World #2262 of the Alastor Cluster! The descriptions of this beautiful world and its backwoods society of islands and watery fens were the best part of the novel. As always, the author conveys a lot with a little; his spare prose is wonderfully stylish and his dry voice is just as wonderfully ironic. This is the kind of light world-building that I can only sit back and droolingly admire. Vance knows how to envision a world where I actually want to live!The nam [...]

    2. The Alastor Cluster consists of around 30 thousand stars with 3000 inhabited planets. It is the setting for a trilogy of novels by Jack Vance, each named after the planet on which it takes place.Trullion is a largely aquatic planet with only one landmass. After years of wars, the settlers on the planet have divided into four peaceful prefectures and a social system headed by an aristocratic class, followed by landowning, professional, and working classes. Peace seems to have resulted from the Tr [...]

    3. This was a lot of fun.Trullion: Alastor 2262 begins with this: “Out towards the rim of the galaxy hangs Alastor Cluster, a whorl of thirty thousand live stars in an irregular volume twenty to thirty light years in diameter. Scattered about the cluster are three thousand inhabited planets with a population of approximately five trillions persons.”And so begins another wild and wooly Jack Vance experience.Like so many of his books, this 1970 publication is about a lot of things and Vance packs [...]

    4. The person at Orb books who is blurbing these editions clearly has not read them. "The Trill, a once-peaceful race populating the waters of Trullion, are now gambling their lives away on the planet-wide game hussade. What reward could be worth such risks?" That's a good question, and unfortunately we'll never know the answer because that's not what happens in this book at all.What does happen is this: Glinnes Hulden returns home after ten years of military service to find his father dead, his ol [...]

    5. This is, as many of Vance's books are, a beautiful story and a simple one. While most reviews concentrate on the sports aspect, they fail to tell you that the sport is just as Vancean as anything else in the story. The game is Hussade. It's played over a pool using trapezes with players wielding buffs to knock their opponents in the water. At either end of the pool, each team guards their sheirl, a virgin girl who wears a toga-like garment that can be removed with a single pull of a gold ring at [...]

    6. reviewstaphorosisTrullion: Alastor 2262Jack VanceAlastor, #14.5 stars(#2 Marune, #3 Wyst) Trullion is classic Vance. Arcane vocabulary, lush landscapes, disaffected characters - this book has it all. It also introduces Alastor Cluster, ruled by the idosyncratic Connatic, who wanders incognito amongst his subjects. Briefly, Glinnes is an ex-policeman, come home to Trullion after retirement. Naturally, he finds that all is not well, and part of his patrimony has been squandered. He turns to his [...]

    7. Although all of Jack Vance's book are very, very good, this one is just brilliant - something which isn't apparent from just a plot synopsis. It's definitely one that I am going to have to read again. It starts off with a description of the Allastor cluster of worlds, presided over by the Connactor, who makes cameo appearances on the various worlds. I would bet my last dollar that he makes an appearance as a character somewhere in this book, another good reason why I should read it again. The ch [...]

    8. Trullion: Alastor 2262 was first published in 1973 in digest form in Amazing Science Fiction magazine. It was released as a paperback novel later the same year. It is currently in print in paperback or Kindle by Spatterlight Press. My out of print copy has 247 pages of text. This is the second time I have read the novel in recent years and rated it a 4 both times.The Alastor Cluster consists of thirty thousand live stars and three thousand inhabited planets with a human population of about five [...]

    9. Typical Vance - fast paced, short (written in an era when books with fewer than 200 pages could make a profit), and fun.If you're already a Vance fan, this is an diverting trifle (Vance is always strong with the amusing repartee between his characters) and recommended. If you're not, but you're interested, I'd start with something else. Trullion isn't Vance at his best and you're better off with Lyonesse or The Dying Earth series, or - an idiosyncratic favorite of mine - Galactic Effectuator.

    10. "To the south was a view of Ambal Broad and Ambal Isle, a property of three acres supporting a number of beautiful pomanders, russet-silver against a background of solemn menas, and three enormous fanzaneels, holding their great shaggy pom-poms high in the air."

    11. Absolutely magnificent. Another beautifully constructed world, evocatively described. Glinnes Hulden another brilliantly typical Vancean hero. Wry humour permeates. Jack Vance is truly the master.

    12. I must have read this at least ten times over the years. It's not one of Jack Vance's epic tales but it is a charming story and one of my favourites.

    13. Trillion is one of the worlds in the Alastor cluster of stars, a dense part of the galaxy and full of wonder and variety. Glinnes is back home after retiring from the galactic police force, and finds that his brother has joined a cult and sold off part of Glinnes' inheritance. To try and get it back, Glinnes joins a hussade team and we find out quite a lot of detail on how this odd games is played. He is plagued by a traveler family that his brother let live on his land, and knocked about more t [...]

    14. Questo libro è un polpettone: ci sono la storia d'amore con la bella ribelle, il conflitto tra fratelli, una specie di "setta" religiosa e verso la fine anche un giallo, il tutto condito con una tonnellata di nomi di piante, animali e luoghi alieni che non hanno alcun significato per il lettore (non vengono neanche descritti, solo buttati lì).Infine la traduzione manierata (del 1976) ha dato il colpo di grazia a questo romanzo.Una delusione, soprattutto perché ho molto amato altri romanzi di [...]

    15. I was the wrong audience for this novel as I pretty much detest most sports, and a good deal of the story revolves around a team sport called hussade. Yes, I realize that this is not the point of the book, but the rest simply left me flat. The one thing I'll say, Vance has a gift for deploying obscure and arcane words to set mood and suggest alienness in the midst of some of the most mundane characterization and plotting.

    16. This is a really great SciFi story. The genius of Jack Vance is his ability to describe an alien world in such a way as to make you feel it is entirely real. As the pages progress in this book I was drawn into the wonderful world of Trullion in the Alastor cluster. Though this book communicates no "great message" the story is so engaging, enjoyable and unique it has become one of my most loved SciFi stories.

    17. Interested read; one of those 'classic' tales that has you gnashing at the character's stupidity. You can see what they're doing and you know what's going on - but shouting at the page won't help any. I have been reading out of interest and I'm now off to read The Star King, so it hasn't put me off. Amusing and entertaining in it's own way.

    18. I would have enjoyed this book a lot more if it had been less concerned with putting a price on female virginity (the galaxy's favourite sport, described in so much detail the actual plot of the story is secondary.)

    19. Jack Vance writes in 200-300 pages what takes modern science fiction writers 600-1000 pages to write, and he is a much more vivid story teller than most modern sci-fi writers.

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