Well, I'm the type of person who always chooses a paperback over a hardcover, though I'll take a hardcover if I can't get it any other way or it's a handy omnibus.
So far I like him. I've only read The Languages of Pao
, The Best of Jack Vance
(alas, not from the Ballantine series, but the much inferior Pocket), The Dying Earth
, and Emphyrio
. Possibly others I'm forgetting. Despite Emphyrio
being well-regarded, I wasn't overly impressed. It wasn't bad, but not my favorite. I like the others - my favorite is probably Languages
. I have the rest of the Dying Earth books and all the Tschai books waiting to be read (they've actually been waiting a long time - especially the Dying Earth series). We'll see where it goes after that.