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The Voyage of the Space Beagle Paperback – July 8, 2008
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“A. E. van Vogt is truly a grand master of science fiction. He is to Canadian SF what H. G. Wells is to the British variety or Jules Verne is to the French. We all stand on his broad shoulders.” ―Robert J. Sawyer
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SFWA Grand Master A. E. van Vogt was born in Canada and moved to the US in 1944. He lived in Los Angeles, California, until he died in 2000.
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Still, you have to remember when this was written and remember what the times were like. This was pretty much written about the time Heinlein was writing "Life Line" and "The Bomb" was driving everyone crazy. It's nothing like current fiction, is as "out of date" in it's style just as much as H.G.Wells. Still it's a great book to read and think about it.
Over all one is reminded very much of Star Trek except that the author shows a very machiavellian leadership fighting at times among themselves.
A very great story an easy read and well worth the short amount of time needed to read this book.
Invented sciences and terms with little or no explanation.
I've enjoyed several of the author's works, but not this one.
As realistic, ya know, as a bunch of genetically un-modified, cybernetically un-augmented, essentially 1950's era dudes hurtling through space can be...