The War Against the Rull, assembled from five stories written for Astounding between 1940 and 1950, is classic, keep-you-guessing van Vogt, even if it doesn't quite qualify for must-read status like Null-A and Slan. Our hero is Trevor Jamieson, chief scientist of the Interstellar Military Commission, on the front lines of humanity's war with a shape-shifting race of insectoid aliens known as the Rull. Jamieson may have found the key to victory, but first he must simply survive--marooned on a wild, hostile planet with a 6,000-pound, blue-furred, six-legged, human-hating telepathic bear, Jamieson escapes only to find himself trapped days later in a meteor-carved cave with a woman who wants him dead, armed with only a knife and his wits against a blood-thirsty giant weasel that can claw through solid rock. --Paul Hughes
Great novel; again lots of ideas from Van Vogt. Really enjoy re-reading it and would hope they would release it as an E-Book. I'm a buyer!
The War Against the Rull by A.E. Van Vogt
This is a pretty good adventure story (or series of stories) with lots of classic SF elements: ravenous over-sized monsters,... Read more
The War Against the RullI first read the start of this series in the late 50's and now for the first time i am looking forword to reading the three of them in sequence as they were... Read morePublished on March 31, 2008 by James W. Beck
I have read this book several times and have always thought it should be turned into a movie. The possibilities for special effects, the characters, the story, etc. Read morePublished on March 3, 2006 by Curtis Galper
My favourite van vogt book. This is the book which got me hooked on to sci-fi. Exciting and gripping till the end.Published on March 13, 2002 by Fesal Toosy
I first read this about 30-odd years ago, and have re-read it many times. My original copy has been lost in the mists of time, but my son (now 24) had read snatches of it and... Read morePublished on August 14, 1999