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.
Well written story. So glad that I have discovered this author!Published 19 hours ago by Vince Cvijanovic
I read this Hugo Award winner based upon the fact that John C. Wright and other Scifi writers were heavily influenced by it. John C. Read morePublished 2 months ago by mobiusklien
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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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!