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Slan A Novel

ISBN-10: 0312852363
ISBN-13: 9780312852368
Edition: 2007 (Revised)
Authors: A. E. Van Vogt
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Description: In the 1940s, the Golden Age of science fiction flowered in the magazine Astounding. Editor John W. Campbell, Jr., discovered and promoted great new writers such as Isaac Asimov in New York, Robert A. Heinlein in California, and A.E. van Vogt in  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
Publication date: 2/15/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

In the 1940s, the Golden Age of science fiction flowered in the magazine Astounding. Editor John W. Campbell, Jr., discovered and promoted great new writers such as Isaac Asimov in New York, Robert A. Heinlein in California, and A.E. van Vogt in Canada, whose novel Slan was one of the basic works of the era. Throughout the forties and into the fifties Slan was considered the single most important SF novel, the one great book that everyone had to read. Many SF fans rallied to the cry, "Fans are slans." Today it remains a monument to pulp SF adventure, filled with constant action and a cornucopia of ideas. And maybe fans really are slans. Read it and see for yourself.

A. E. Van Vogt, one of the most influential figures from the golden age of science fiction, was born on April 26, 1912 in Manitoba, Canada. During the Depression, he worked as a farm hand, truck driver, and statistical clerk. During World War II, Van Vogt worked briefly for the Department of National Defense. In the 1950s, Van Vogt became involved with L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetics program. Van Vogt wrote numerous science fiction short stories and novels. His notable novels include Slan, The Weapons Makers and The House That Stood Still.

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