The World Of A

By: Van Vogt, A. E.

Price: $60.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good+ to Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some light, but noticeable rubbing and wear to the spine ends, corners and joints of the book covers. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is a bit of beginning toning to the very edges of the text pages. The front pastedown page has some light remnants of a previous owner's bookplate. The price clipped dust jacket has edge tears, nicks, chips and rubbing to the spine ends, corners and joints. There are a couple of scratches to the front pane. And noticeable toning to the rear panel. The reverse of the dust jacket has the discolored remnants of a previous owner's tape repairs to the spine ends and corners. The dust jacket spine ends and edges have a previous owner's ink marker repairs to spots. "The World of A is the world of 2650 A. D. It is a utop ia whose leaders are selected by an omniscient Machine, whose people, semantically trained, seem forever protected from strife and war. This is a civilization based on a strictly logical scientific philosophy." "Alfred Elton van Vogt (April 26, 1912 January 26, 2000) was a Canadian-born science fiction author regarded as one of the most popular, influential, and complexscience fiction writers of the mid-twentieth century, the so-called Golden Age of the genre...After starting his writing career by writing for true-confession style pulp magazines such as True Story, van Vogt decided to switch to writing something he enjoyed, science fiction (SF). He was inspired by the August 1938 issue of Astounding Science Fiction, which he picked up at a newsstand. The story "Who Goes There?" led him to write "Vault of the Beast", which he submitted to that same magazine. It was rejected, but the rejection letter encouraged him to try again. He then sent in a new story called "The Black Destroyer," which was accepted. A rewritten version of "Vault of the Beast" would be published in 1940."

Title: The World Of A

Author Name: Van Vogt, A. E.

Categories: Science Fiction and Fantasy,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1948

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: A33189

Keywords: Science Fiction A. E. Van Vogt Utopian Fiction Philosophy Science Fiction,