"Slan" was Van Vogt's first novel and remains his best known and most influential work. The story of a mutant boy who must flee the persecution of normal humans in order to face his real destiny, it is a story that continues to appeal to science fiction fans of all generations."Slan" was Van Vogt's first novel and remains his best known and most influential work. The story of a mutant boy who must flee the persecution of normal humans in order to face his real destiny, it is a story that continues to appeal to science fiction fans of all generations.Read Less
Fair. Size: wb962; Mass Market Paperback. Book is well read but remains a good reading copy with all of the pages and binding intact. The spine has bends and the cover has wear from reading including rubbing and bends. May have writing or highlighting. Quick response.
This is a classic Sci Fi that was way ahead of its time. There are some predictable endings but there are many twists and turns in the life of a mutant, who is trying to find others like him, as he stumbles into much political and social turmoil.
Jul 9, 2009
Classic at its best
If you're interested in reading science fiction from the golden age of the genre you can't go wrong with Slan. Its plot is quick. Its characters crisp and clean. You won't be able to put it down and it will have you searching for more from the golden age of science fiction.
Publishers Weekly, 2007-06-25 Decades after it rocked the fledgling American science fiction scene, A.E. Van Vogt's action-packed pulp classic Slan (1946) will have older fans blinking back nostalgic tears. Youngsters may value this reissue more as background information for the simultaneously released Slan Hunter, Kevin J. Anderson's take on Van Vogt's uncompleted manuscript. (Tor, $13.95 paper 272p ISBN 978-0-312-85236-8) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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