I love the work of Jack Vance so much that I have decided to honour him with the ultimate pointless accolade – I have started a blog to host my inspired and important musings about his oeuvre. No doubt he will be thrilled.

I am not entirely sure why I am doing this but I hope it may turn into something interesting. A few years back it would have been Tim Powers and James Blaylock – in fact it still may be, as the long-term idea is to research Californian SF writers more generally: Clark Ashton Smith, Ursula Le Guin, Frank Herbert, PK Dick, KW Jeter etc.

Is there a common thread?