The Tschai, Planet of Adventure

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 166 ratings

Planet of Adventure Publisher's Summary

Stranded on the distant planet Tschai, young Adam Reith is the sole survivor of a space mission who discovers the world is inhabited - not only by warring alien cultures but by human slaves as well, taken early in Earth's history. Reith must find a way off the planet to warn Earth of Tschai's deadly existence.

Against a backdrop of baroque cities and haunted wastelands, sumptuous palaces and riotous inns, Reith will encounter deadly wastrels and murderous aliens, dastardly villains and conniving scoundrels - and always the random beauty in need of rescue.

©1968, 1969, 1970 City of the Chasch © 1968 by Jack Vance. Servants of the Wankh © 1969 by Jack Vance. The Dirdir © 1969 by Jack Vance. The Pnume © 1970 by Jack Vance (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1-4

    • Planet of Adventure

    • City of the Chasch, Servants of the Wankh, The Dirdir, The Pnume: The Tschai, Planet of Adventure
    • By: Jack Vance
    • Narrated by: Elijah Alexander
    • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    Stranded on the distant planet Tschai, young Adam Reith is the sole survivor of a space mission who discovers the world is inhabited - not only by warring alien cultures but by human slaves as well, taken early in Earth's history. Reith must find a way off the planet to warn Earth of Tschai's deadly existence.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dated, but still fun.

    • By David S. Mathew on 03-05-16
    • City of the Chasch, Servants of the Wankh, The Dirdir, The Pnume: The Tschai, Planet of Adventure
    • By: Jack Vance
    • Narrated by: Elijah Alexander
    • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 10-30-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 104 ratings

    Regular price: $38.46

  • Book 1

    • City of the Chasch

    • The Tschai, Planet of Adventure, Book 1
    • By: Jack Vance
    • Narrated by: Elijah Alexander
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    When someone sent distress signals to outer space from the planet Tschai, it was Adam Reith's misfortune to be sent from Earth to investigate. Because when his ship came close to Tschai, it was torpedoed - and Adam escaped to the surface with his life and nothing else.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!

    • By Jaro on 08-25-15

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 2

    • Servants of the Wankh

    • The Tschai, Planet of Adventure, Book 2
    • By: Jack Vance
    • Narrated by: Elijah Alexander
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Marooned on the strange planet Tschai, Adam Reith agreed to lead an expedition to return the princess Ylin Ylan, the Flower of Cath, to her homeland halfway around the globe. Monsters of land and sea lay before them, as well as beings both human and alien who might rob, kill, or enslave them. Tschai was a large planet - an ancient planet - where four powerful alien races struggled for mastery while humans were treated as pawns; nothing would be easy for Reith on this journey.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Planet of Adventure

    • By Mark on 08-29-15

    Regular price: $17.47

  • Book 3

    • The Dirdir

    • The Tschai, Planet of Adventure, Book 3
    • By: Jack Vance
    • Narrated by: Elijah Alexander
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Getting back to Earth from the planet Tschai involved either stealing a spaceship or having one built to order - for Tschai was home to several intelligent star-born races, and so they had spaceyards. But Adam Reith's problem was not so simple. He'd already been lucky to escape the Chasch and the Wankh and a dozen different types of humans, and now his course led directly to the Grand Sivishe Spaceyards in the domains of the Dirdir.

    Regular price: $17.47

  • Book 4

    • The Pnume

    • The Tschai, Planet of Adventure, Book 4
    • By: Jack Vance
    • Narrated by: Elijah Alexander
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The Pnume were an ancient race of the planet Tschai, living underground in a vast network of caverns with their human slave species, the Pnumekin. The Pnume were the historians of Tschai, collecting its past with ruthless and scholarly dedication. Surface dwellers never saw the Pnume - if they were lucky. Adam Reith was not so fortunate. The Pnume had heard rumors of a strange man claiming to have come from the planet Earth, and they wanted him for Foreverness, the museum of Tschai life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Vance

    • By possumchild on 10-25-15

    Regular price: $17.47