A disgracefull spectacle

I was not sure where to put it, but at the end of this card, there’s the message: RIP Jack Vance without whom there would be fewer colours in fallen London.[li]

Now I wanted to ask:
Who was J. Vance? What did he do?

Dunno if it’s related, but the only Jack Vance I know about was a sci-fi writer, creator of the &quotThe Dying Earth&quot series and many other books.
edited by Zeroebbasta on 2/18/2016

[color=#e53e00]It’s very much related. That’s the Jack Vance here

Jack Vance - Wikipedia [/color]
edited by babelfishwars on 2/18/2016

If you’re a fan of Jack Vance, I suggest checking out Gene Wolfe (Book of the New Sun) and Dan Simmons (Hyperion). Gygax was also heavily inspired by him.