A. E. van Vogt
April 26, 1912
Edenburg, near Gretna, Manitoba, Canada
|Died||January 26, 2000 (aged 87)|
Los Angeles, California, US
|Period||1939–1986 (science fiction)|
|Literary movement||Golden Age of Science Fiction|
Alfred Elton van Vogt (/ /; April 26, 1912 – January 26, 2000) was a Canadian-born American science fiction writer. He was one of the most popular science fiction writers in the mid-twentieth century.
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Novels[change | change source]
|1946||Slan||Originally serialized in Astounding Science Fiction, September – December 1940.|
|1947||The Weapon Makers||Isher||Significantly revised version of a novel originally serialized in Astounding Science Fiction, February – April 1943.
Revised again in 1952.
|One Against Eternity (1964)|
|1947||The Book of Ptath||Originally appeared (complete) in Unknown, October 1943.
||Two Hundred Million A.D. (1964)|
|1948||The World of Ā||Null-A||Revised and shortened version of a novel originally serialized in Astounding Science Fiction, August – October 1945.
Revised again in 1970.
|The World of Null-A (all editions from 1953 forward)|
|1950||The House That Stood Still||The Mating Cry (1960, revised)|
The Undercover Aliens (1976)
|1950||The Voyage of the Space Beagle||Fix-up of four short stories, originally published 1939 – 1950.||Mission: Interplanetary (1952)|
|1951||The Weapon Shops of Isher||Isher||Fix-up of three short stories, originally published 1941 – 1949.|
|1952||The Mixed Men||Fix-up of three short stories, originally published 1943 – 1945.||Mission to the Stars (1955)|
|1953||The Universe Maker||Extensively rewritten and expanded version of the short story "The Shadow Men" (1950).|
|1954||The Pawns of Null-A||Null-A||Originally serialized (as The Players of Ā) in Astounding Science Fiction, October 1948 – January 1949.||The Players of Null-A (1966)|
|1957||The Mind Cage||Extensively rewritten and expanded version of the short story "The Great Judge" (1948].|
|1957||Empire of the Atom||Gods||Fix-up of five short stories, originally published 1946 – 1947.|
|1959||Siege of the Unseen||Originally serialized (as The Chronicler) in Astounding Science Fiction, October – November 1946.||The Three Eyes of Evil (1973)|
|1959||The War Against the Rull||Fix-up of six short stories, originally published 1940 – 1950.|
|1960||Earth's Last Fortress||Novella, originally appeared (complete, as "Recruiting Station") in Astounding Science Fiction, March 1942.||Anthologized as "Masters Of Time" in the van Vogt collection Masters Of Time (1950).|
|1962||The Wizard of Linn||Gods||Originally serialized in Astounding Science Fiction, April – June 1950.|
|1962||The Violent Man||Non-sf; a political thriller.|
|1963||The Beast||Substantially revised fix-up of three short stories, originally published 1943 – 1944.||Moonbeast (1969)|
|1965||Rogue Ship||Fix-up of three short stories, originally published 1947 – 1963.|
|1966||The Winged Man (with E. Mayne Hull)||Originally serialized (and credited solely to E. Mayne Hull) in Astounding Science Fiction, May – June 1944. Greatly expanded (from 35,000 to 60,000 words) by van Vogt for book publication.|
|1967||The Changeling||Novella, originally appeared (complete) in Astounding Science Fiction, April 1944.
Previously anthologized in the van Vogt collection Masters Of Time (1950).
|1969||The Silkie||Fix-up of three short stories, originally published 1964 – 1967.|
|1970||Children of Tomorrow|
|1970||Quest for the Future||Fix-up of three short stories, originally published 1943 – 1946.|
|1971||The Battle of Forever|
|1972||The Darkness on Diamondia|
|1973||Future Glitter||Tyranopolis (1977)|
|1974||The Man with a Thousand Names|
|1974||The Secret Galactics||Earth Factor X (1976)|
|1977||Supermind||Fix-up of three short stories, originally published 1942 – 1968. The 1965 story "Research Alpha", minimally revised to form chapters 23-36 of this novel, was credited on original publication to van Vogt and James H. Schmitz.|
|1977||The Anarchistic Colossus|
|1983||Computerworld||Computer Eye (1985)|
|1985||To Conquer Kiber||Unpublished in English. Published in French as A la conquête de Kiber and in Romanian as Cucerirea Kiberului|
References[change | change source]
- "Although [van Vogt] catered for the pulps, he intensified the emotional impact and complexity of the stories they would bear". Clute, John; Nicholls, Peter, eds. (1995). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. New York: St. Martin's Press. p. 1268. ISBN 978-0-312-13486-0.
- Dubé, Denis. "Plot Summary: To Conquer Kiber by A.E. van Vogt". Sevagram. Retrieved 12 June 2016.