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Slan - A.E. van Vogt
Slan
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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 A.E. van Vogt, whose novel Slan was one of the works of the era. Slan is the story of Jommy Cross, the orphan mutant outcast from a... show more
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 A.E. van Vogt, whose novel Slan was one of the works of the era. Slan is the story of Jommy Cross, the orphan mutant outcast from a future society prejudiced against mutants, or slans. 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. Today it remains a monument to pulp SF adventure, filled with constant action and a cornucopia of ideas. This edition has a new introduction by Kevin J. Anderson.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312852368 (0312852363)
ASIN: 312852363
Publisher: Orb Books
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Series: Slan (#1)
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Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
3.0 Slan
A classic science fiction tale from the 40s. Slan has the obsession with ESP that most of the Science Fiction from that era has. It moves along rapidly like a novel fro, E. E. Doc Smith or from Bester. It is not quite as good as those and I did not like it as much as Voyage of the Space Beagle by...
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road rated it
0.0 Slan
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Monkeypanic
Monkeypanic rated it
2.0 Slan: A Novel
Another science fiction classic from the 30's or 40's. Today's audiences have a lot more choices, and are probably more sophisticated, so this has a simple feel to it, and a kind of naive "Flash Gordon" sense of heroism to it, but it's not bad. You have to give Vogt credit for a fantastic imaginatio...
Amadan na Briona
Amadan na Briona rated it
3.0 Slan
Read this way back in the day. It was good, for 70s sci-fi, but it was very 70s and I don't think it would hold up well today. But this is one of the originals in the genre of "persecuted misfit turns out to have super-powers and proceeds to kick ass while saving the society that hated and feared hi...
Bun's Books
Bun's Books rated it
1.0
Oh my goodness this was awful. I read it as part of a classics of science fiction project, and I understand that it was first published in 1940, but just.. UGH!! The prose is leaden, overcomplicated, without rhythm or grace, and sometime just flat bizarre. A sample, The thoughts erupting from his ...
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