A. E. Van Vogt was a SFWA Grand Master. He was born in Canada and moved to the U.S. in 1944, by which time he was well-established as one of John W. Campbell's stable of writers for Astounding Science-Fiction. He lived in Los Angeles, California and died in 2000.
Coming back to reread this 45 years later, there are definitely wince inducing moments - esp the grotesque chauvinism and the naïf libertarianism - but still a novel of brilliant... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Mr. Philip Malthus
This is a good SF book written many years ago. I first read it in high school back in the '70's. This book is well-written and very avante garde for the time period it was first... Read morePublished 13 days ago by GKH
I had read this as a child and didn't really understand it. Now as an adult I think I understand it and now I realize that I didn't like the ending. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Mary Ann Galvin
I read this story before, in my late teens, and loved it then. However, on re-reading I wasn't as impressed. It was written a long time ago, and maybe that's the problem. Read morePublished 1 month ago by SpinChin
One of my favorite all-time novels. Deals with clones, government computers, and kinds of cool ideas about the future. Only screwed up on Venus.
You gotta read this!
One of my all time favorite SiFi novels. I enjoyed reading it again just as much as reading it for the first time.Published 4 months ago by Russell Halsted