Burn the heretic!
We are talking about a man born on 28th of August 1916.
the Edgar Award in 1960,
the Hugo Award in 1963 and 1967,
the Nebula Award in 1966,
the Jupiter Award in 1975,
the Achievement Award in 1984,
the GilgamXs Award in 1988,
the World Fantasy Award in 1990,
and the Grand Master Award in 1997.
This is not some new kid on the block, this is someone who authored of over 60 books. Jack Vance's first book, The Dying Earth, was published in 1950. That is around the same time Tolkien was publishing... Give the man the credit that he earns. This author is good.
*climbs of the soap box now*