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Friday, April 27, 2007

A. E. van Vogt

Today, Love All Books is a day late celebrating the birth of Golden Age science fiction author A. E. van Vogt.

Unlike any number of other authors, I have read—and immensely enjoyed—almost every book of his I have (though it has been quite a few years since I read any of them!)

My favorite, so far (at least in my clouded memory) is his first novel: Slan, though he has many other morally, ethiclly, spiritually, physically, positively, absolutely, undeniably and reliably excellent books!

His earliest books are amongst my favorites (The Weapon Makers, The Book of Ptath, The World of Null-A, The Voyage of the Space Beagle, The Weapon Shops of Isher, Mission To The Stars, and The War Against the Rull stand out in what passes for my memory).

But these just might be my favorites because, after discovering him, I tried to read everything he wrote, in the order of publication, and probably (a phrase which here means "almost certainly") got sidetracked along the way.

So, in short, when I say I'm celebrating his birth, I mean I'm truly appreciative to a universe that not only let that happen, but that put me in it as well to enjoy his books.