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    free read Servants of the Wankh summary ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Jack Vance Jack Vance ´ 3 read & download Servants of the Wankh was first published as a paperback novel in 1969 It has also been called Planet of Adventure #2 The Wannek and Tschai In the Vance Integral Edition the name Wankh was changed to Wannek because of the meaning of the British slang words wank or wanker This is the second of four novels in the Planet of Adventure series about the planet Tschai It appears to still be in print in the four novel omnibus titled Planet of Adv

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    free read Servants of the Wankh Jack Vance ´ 3 read & download summary ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Jack Vance While I described Tschai Vol 1 City of the Chasch as pure escapist fun I found Servants of the Wankh less light

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    Servants of the Wankh (Free E–pub) ´ Jack Vance It changes gears from City of the Chasch for whatever that's worth The action is primarily in the city of Cath am

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Servants of the Wankh

free read Servants of the Wankh review Servants of the Wankh Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB S forced to make a dangerous choice Inevitably he must risk everything against the enigmatic Wannek and their devious human servants the WannekmenTschaiThe Wannek is part 2 of 4 of TschaiTschai is a planet orbiting the star Carina 4269 212 light years from Earth It. Servants of the Wankh was first published as a paperback novel in 1969 It has also been called Planet of Adventure 2 The Wannek and Tschai In the Vance Integral Edition the name Wankh was changed to Wannek because of the meaning of the British slang words wank or wanker This is the second of four novels in the Planet of Adventure series about the planet Tschai It appears to still be in print in the four novel omnibus titled Planet of Adventure My copy of Servants of the Wankh is 131 pages long This is the second time I have read it recently and I rated it a 4 both times It is well worth reading I preferred it slightly to the earlier novel City of the Chasch But I found the final two of the four novels to be the finest and most interesting of the series namely The Dirdir and The Pnume I highly recommend that all four novels be read and in orderThe novel continues the story of Adam Reith who is marooned on the planet Tschai where four intelligent civilizations exist each a different species and an enemy of the others In the first novel Reith interacted mostly with the three types of Chasch In Servants of the Wankh he engages mostly with the Yaos in the city of Cath and then with the Wankh and their underlings the Wankhmen In the previous novel he was accompanied by two recent friends Traz Onmale an Emblem Man and Ankhe at afram Anacho a Dirdirman He had rescued and was accompanied by a Yao woman named Ylin Ylan who had been kidnapped by a religious cult Reith was informed by Ylin Ylan that her father was very wealthy Yao who lived in Cath and would reward Reith for rescuing her Reith wants the money to try to obtain or build a spaceship to return to Earth So he makes plans to take Ylin Ylan back to Cath where she is known as The Flower of Cath On the way they encounter a flamboyant Yao cavalier named Dordolio who plays a significant role There is an adventurous and tragic journey by sea followed by encounters with the Yao and their intricate and rigid customsReith thinks that to present himself to Ylin Ylan s father and obtain his thanks and a reward all he has to do is explain how he rescued his daughter after she had been abducted But he finds out that the type of clothes he wears when he meets the father and what his social status is considered to be in Yao culture is far important than the act of saving a daughter s life It is a satirical critiue of a society that is reminiscent of some cultures that have existed here on Earth What Reith considers rational and normal is freuently dismissed because of the laws and social rules that vary widely from one culture to another It is very unpredictable Dordolio for example threatens to hire a Guild assassin if Reith does not pick up Dordolio s hat Reith does pick it up but Dordolio s threats and the ongoing conflict between the two make us suspect Dordolio as the instigator when an assassin is hired to kill Reith The person who actually hired the assassin however turns out to be not Dordolio but a person Reith would never suspect I can easily imagine myself in Reith s place doing what is sensible in an alien culture only to find that what is considered reasonable rational and fair behavior in one culture is considered offensive illegal or dangerous in another society How easy it is to offend others to get into trouble or to be ridiculed when you don t know the expectations and social ground rules of an unfamiliar culture Reith even finds that by claiming to be a human and not a sub human and by admitting he is from Earth he suddenly is a heretic and considered a dangerous cult member who is a threat to societyThe second part of the novel involves Reith s interaction with the Wankh culture and his attempt to steal a space ship Reith hires a Lokhar a type of human named Zarfo who is to assist him with the stealing of a Wankh space ship Other Lokhars work as technicians at the space yards at Ao Hidis where the Wankh keep and maintain their space ship fleet Zarfo acts as an intermediary with other Lokhars to try to recruit them to work with Reith to steal and operate a space ship No space ship has ever been stolen so the yards are only lightly guarded The Wankh are amphibious plump reptilian like creatures who are at war with the Dirdirs and Dirdirmen They are a very intelligent mysterious alien creature who use chime like sounds to communicate The only other beings on the planet who can understand Wankh communication are their underlings the Wankhmen The Wankhmen are humans who with costumes props surgery and possible genetic manipulation look somewhat similar to the Wankh The Wankhmen represent the Wankh at diplomatic functions and are intermediaries in all communication between the Wankh and others They have a life that is much easier and rewarding than the humans who serve the Dirdirs Chasch and Pnume They also have much power because they serve as the sole translators for the Wankh The Wankhmen oppose all changes because they want to maintain everything the way it is The Wankh culture and interactions between the Wankh and Wankhmen is fascinating and Reith s encounters with them become an intriguing adventure It is difficult to provide many details however without using spoilersAs often the case Vance not only builds detailed amazing worlds and cultures with fascinating alien creatures but he uses the settings for humor and satire often reminding me of Jonathan Swift or even Mark Twain or Terry Pratchett Here we have a dazzling display of social anthropological insights punctuated with satire and ironic humor It is a delicious treat for those who love or appreciate such imaginative brilliance And then we have Vance s magical use of language phrases and words and his often brilliant freuently humorous dialog Vance takes all of this to even greater heights in The Dirdir and The Pnume The previous novel City of the Chasch is a lighter easier read with less of the elaborate intricate world building that we find in Servants of the Wankh Both are highly entertaining books that I did not want to put down Each can easily be read in one or two days and both are highly recommended Vance novels

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free read Servants of the Wankh review Servants of the Wankh Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB Is populated by three alien mutually hostile species; the displaced native Pnume; and various human races some of whom live as slaves or clients of the aliens Each of the four novels relates Reith's adventures with one of the species and is named after that specie. While I described Tschai Vol 1 City of the Chasch as pure escapist fun I found Servants of the Wankh less light hearted somber and even profound Marooned Space scout Adam Reith continues his uest to acuire a spaceship to take him back to Earth encountering strange alien races and bizare alien human cultures The intrigue is deeper and perplexing as we confront a Byzantine society whose elaborate s and customs are only partly amusing partly distressing in the aberrations and suffering they impose on peopleThe climax though is once again thrilling as Reith seemingly cornered at last pulls another trick out of his hat and once again turns the tables on his adversaries Excellent science fiction adventure

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free read Servants of the Wankh review Servants of the Wankh Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB After crashing on Tschai Adam Reith's scout ship is impossibly damaged Reith must find another vessel to return to Earth Having rescued the beautiful Ylin Ylan Reith is assured of assistance from her father if he delivers her back to Cath; but as events unfold he i. The writing of Jack Vance is like macaroni art created by Picasso at once playful artistic and thought provokingHis 1969 novel Servants of the Wankhe takes over immediately after the events covered in City of the Chasch and continues his Tschai series published all together as Planet of AdventureProtagonist Adam Reith is still marooned on the alien planet Tschai still traveling with his friends Traz Onmale and Anacho and still trying to figure out a way to get back home This time he and his troupe of misfits goes after an alien spaceship to fly back to EarthThis episode follows the group s visit to the home of uppity female Ylin Ylan and a closer look at the WankheVance has described Tschai as being populated by a diverse set of humans hybrids and four alien races all or less hostile to each other and the humans There are the Chasch the Wankhe the Dirdir and the Pnume Whereas the first book dealt primarily with one race the reptilian Chasch divided into three main groups Old Chasch the Blue Chasch and the barbarian Green Chasch this second book is about the Wankhe an amphibious raceInterestingly according to an article in Wikipedia Vance replaced Wankh with Wannek throughout the text in later editions Vance was convinced to change the name after learning of the meaning of the word wank in British and Commonwealth slang Throughout my earlier pre change text I of course smirked freuently in a sophomoric and low brow pass at humor and yelled out loud Wankers Throw in a bawdy limerick and I d be hookedAnyway maybe the most intriguing part to Vance s Tschai vision is that humans on Tschai brought to the planet millennia earlier after having been brought from pre historic Earth are grouped into sub races below their master race So there are Pnumekin Chaschmen Dirdirmen and Wankhmen who follow and resemble their alien patrons due to selective breeding surgery and the desire of the humans to emulate their respective masters uoting again WikipediaThis one is cerebral and less action packed than the first book and reminded me of Frank Herbert s The Dosadi Experiment Vance fills this entertaining tale with intrigue and palace maneuvering alongside hidden meanings similar in design and setting with his 1976 novel Maske ThaeryMore good fun from a man who knew how to throw down a SFF gem and the train kept a rollin on past and on to book 3 The Dirdir

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