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A. E. van Vogt

Alfred Elton van Vogt was born on a farm in Edenburg, a Russian Mennonite community east of Gretna, Manitoba. Early in his career he wrote for true confession pulp magazines like True Story, but in the late 1930s he began writing science fiction, which he was more interested in. His first published SF story, "Black Destroyer" was published in 1939, and is considered to be one of the first works of the Golden Age of science fiction. In 1941 he left his job at the Department of National Defence to become a full-time writer, and he went on to write a large number of short stories. In 1944 he moved to Hollywood, California. In the 1950s he briefly became involved in L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetics projects. Although he left Dianetics, he claimed that Hubbard's followers continued to harass him, and he stopped writing for a few years. In the 1960s Frederik Pohl convinced him to start writing again, and he wrote novels (as opposed to short stories that were later developed into novels) until his death in 2000.

Canadian writer

Born 26 April 1912
Died 26 January 2000

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  • Cover of: Slan
    First published in 1946 32 editions in 2 languages — 8 previewable Cover of edition slan0000vanv Cover of edition slan00vanv Cover of edition slan00vanv Cover of edition slanvanv00vanv Cover of edition slanvanv00vanv Cover of edition slannovel00vogt Cover of edition slangarlandlibra00vogt

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  • Cover of: The World of Null-A
    First published in 1948 24 editions in 3 languages — 3 previewable Cover of edition worldofnulla0000aeva Cover of edition worldof0000vanv

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  • Cover of: The Voyage of the Space Beagle
    First published in 1950 18 editions in 1 language — 3 previewable Cover of edition voyageofspacebea00aeva Cover of edition voyageofspacebea00vanv

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  • Cover of: The Weapon Shops of Isher
    First published in 1951 16 editions in 2 languages — 2 previewable Cover of edition weaponshopsofish00aeva

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  • Cover of: Empire of the atom
    First published in 1956 16 editions in 2 languages — 1 previewable

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  • Cover of: Beast
    First published in 1963 12 editions in 2 languages — 1 previewable

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  • Cover of: The Universe Maker
    First published in 1953 12 editions in 1 language — 3 previewable Cover of edition universemakerand0000vanv Cover of edition universemaker00vanv

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  • Cover of: The Winged Man
    First published in 1966 11 editions in 2 languages — 3 previewable Cover of edition wingedman00vanv Cover of edition wingedman00vanv

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  • Cover of: The Pawns of Null-A
    First published in 1956 11 editions in 2 languages — 3 previewable Cover of edition playersofnulla0000vanv Cover of edition playersnulla00vogt

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  • Cover of: The House that Stood Still
    First published in 1950 11 editions in 1 language — 1 previewable

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  • Cover of: Mission to the Stars
    First published in 1960 11 editions in 1 language — 3 previewable Cover of edition missiontostarsor0000vanv Cover of edition missiontostars0000vanv

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  • Cover of: The War Against the Rull
    First published in 1959 11 editions in 1 language — 1 previewable

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  • Cover of: Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn

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  • Cover of: The Wizard of Linn
    First published in 1962 10 editions in 3 languages — 2 previewable Cover of edition wizardoflinn00vanv

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  • Cover of: Destination: Universe!
    First published in 1952 10 editions in 1 language — 2 previewable Cover of edition destinationunive00vanv

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  • Cover of: The Mind Cage
    First published in 1957 10 editions in 1 language — 2 previewable Cover of edition mindcage00aeva

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  • Cover of: The Weapon Makers
    First published in 1947 9 editions in 1 language — 1 previewable

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  • Cover of: The Mammoth Book of Golden Age Science Fiction: Short Novels of the 1940's

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  • Cover of: War With the Robots

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January 18, 2024 Edited by bitnapper Edited without comment.
January 18, 2024 Edited by bitnapper merge authors
October 21, 2022 Edited by tmanarl merge authors
November 28, 2021 Edited by dcapillae remove wrong alternative names
April 1, 2008 Created by an anonymous user initial import