History Creator / AEVanVogt

27th Mar '16 3:15:17 PM supergod
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Though only one among many hardworking GoldenAge ScienceFiction writers, Alfred Elton van Vogt (pronounced "von vote") was definitely one of the most prolific. Often overshadowed by the "Big Three" (Creator/ArthurCClarke, Creator/RobertAHeinlein and Creator/IsaacAsimov), van Vogt still managed to pen some long-lived classics, including ''Literature/{{Slan}}'', ''The Book of Ptath'', ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheSpaceBeagle'', ''The Weapon Shops of Isher,'' and the ''Null-A'' series (which incidentally kicked off [[RationalFic the genre of rational fiction]]). He cranked out dozens of short stories, many of which have been anthologized over and over again. Like several of his contemporaries, he also forayed into the realms of mainstream fiction and nonfiction.

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Though only one among many hardworking GoldenAge ScienceFiction writers, Alfred Elton van Vogt (pronounced "von vote") was definitely one of the most prolific. Often overshadowed by the "Big Three" (Creator/ArthurCClarke, Creator/RobertAHeinlein and Creator/IsaacAsimov), van Vogt still managed to pen some long-lived classics, including ''Literature/{{Slan}}'', ''The Book of Ptath'', ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheSpaceBeagle'', ''The Weapon Shops of Isher,'' and the ''Null-A'' series (which incidentally kicked off was an influence on [[RationalFic the genre of rational fiction]]). He cranked out dozens of short stories, many of which have been anthologized over and over again. Like several of his contemporaries, he also forayed into the realms of mainstream fiction and nonfiction.
28th Jan '16 5:58:55 PM PaulA
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Though only one among many hardworking GoldenAge ScienceFiction writers, Alfred Elton van Vogt (pronounced "von vote") was definitely one of the most prolific. Often overshadowed by the "Big Three" (ArthurCClarke, Creator/RobertAHeinlein and Creator/IsaacAsimov), van Vogt still managed to pen some long-lived classics, including ''Literature/{{Slan}}'', ''The Book of Ptath'', ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheSpaceBeagle'', ''The Weapon Shops of Isher,'' and the ''Null-A'' series (which incidentally kicked off [[RationalFic the genre of rational fiction]]). He cranked out dozens of short stories, many of which have been anthologized over and over again. Like several of his contemporaries, he also forayed into the realms of mainstream fiction and nonfiction.

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Though only one among many hardworking GoldenAge ScienceFiction writers, Alfred Elton van Vogt (pronounced "von vote") was definitely one of the most prolific. Often overshadowed by the "Big Three" (ArthurCClarke, (Creator/ArthurCClarke, Creator/RobertAHeinlein and Creator/IsaacAsimov), van Vogt still managed to pen some long-lived classics, including ''Literature/{{Slan}}'', ''The Book of Ptath'', ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheSpaceBeagle'', ''The Weapon Shops of Isher,'' and the ''Null-A'' series (which incidentally kicked off [[RationalFic the genre of rational fiction]]). He cranked out dozens of short stories, many of which have been anthologized over and over again. Like several of his contemporaries, he also forayed into the realms of mainstream fiction and nonfiction.



[[LoveItOrHateIt Critics are sharply divided]] over the quality and merit of van Vogt's work. While it's true that he won few awards during his lifetime, his name is often mentioned along with the Big Three. It's worth pointing out that Clarke, Asimov, and John W. Campbell, Jr. all spoke highly of him. Creator/DamonKnight, however, called him "a pygmy who has learned to operate an overgrown typewriter." Despite his critics, van Vogt did manage to inspire several prominent sci-fi writers, such as Creator/HarlanEllison and Creator/PhilipKDick. Ellison in particular was so outraged that van Vogt had received so little recognition that he went on a [[OneManArmy one-man media rampage]] until the SFWA finally presented the aging van Vogt with a [[DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward Grand Master Award]].

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[[LoveItOrHateIt Critics are sharply divided]] over the quality and merit of van Vogt's work. While it's true that he won few awards during his lifetime, his name is often mentioned along with the Big Three. It's worth pointing out that Clarke, Asimov, and John W. Campbell, Creator/JohnWCampbell, Jr. all spoke highly of him. Creator/DamonKnight, however, called him "a pygmy who has learned to operate an overgrown typewriter." Despite his critics, van Vogt did manage to inspire several prominent sci-fi writers, such as Creator/HarlanEllison and Creator/PhilipKDick. Ellison in particular was so outraged that van Vogt had received so little recognition that he went on a [[OneManArmy one-man media rampage]] until the SFWA finally presented the aging van Vogt with a [[DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward [[UsefulNotes/DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward Grand Master Award]].
5th Jan '15 4:13:09 PM nombretomado
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[[LoveItOrHateIt Critics are sharply divided]] over the quality and merit of van Vogt's work. While it's true that he won few awards during his lifetime, his name is often mentioned along with the Big Three. It's worth pointing out that Clarke, Asimov, and John W. Campbell, Jr. all spoke highly of him. Creator/DamonKnight, however, called him "a pygmy who has learned to operate an overgrown typewriter." Despite his critics, van Vogt did manage to inspire several prominent sci-fi writers, such as Creator/HarlanEllison and PhilipKDick. Ellison in particular was so outraged that van Vogt had received so little recognition that he went on a [[OneManArmy one-man media rampage]] until the SFWA finally presented the aging van Vogt with a [[DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward Grand Master Award]].

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[[LoveItOrHateIt Critics are sharply divided]] over the quality and merit of van Vogt's work. While it's true that he won few awards during his lifetime, his name is often mentioned along with the Big Three. It's worth pointing out that Clarke, Asimov, and John W. Campbell, Jr. all spoke highly of him. Creator/DamonKnight, however, called him "a pygmy who has learned to operate an overgrown typewriter." Despite his critics, van Vogt did manage to inspire several prominent sci-fi writers, such as Creator/HarlanEllison and PhilipKDick.Creator/PhilipKDick. Ellison in particular was so outraged that van Vogt had received so little recognition that he went on a [[OneManArmy one-man media rampage]] until the SFWA finally presented the aging van Vogt with a [[DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward Grand Master Award]].
6th Aug '14 6:28:13 AM ZarbiNerada
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11th Feb '14 3:07:00 AM supergod
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* RationalFiction: Null-A is a classic example of this genre

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* RationalFiction: RationalFic: Null-A is a classic example of this genre
11th Feb '14 2:59:16 AM supergod
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Though only one among many hardworking GoldenAge ScienceFiction writers, Alfred Elton van Vogt (pronounced "von vote") was definitely one of the most prolific. Often overshadowed by the "Big Three" (ArthurCClarke, Creator/RobertAHeinlein and Creator/IsaacAsimov), van Vogt still managed to pen some long-lived classics, including ''Literature/{{Slan}}'', ''The Book of Ptath'', ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheSpaceBeagle'', ''The Weapon Shops of Isher,'' and the ''Null-A'' series (which incidentally kicked off [[RationalFiction the genre of rational fiction]]). He cranked out dozens of short stories, many of which have been anthologized over and over again. Like several of his contemporaries, he also forayed into the realms of mainstream fiction and nonfiction.

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Though only one among many hardworking GoldenAge ScienceFiction writers, Alfred Elton van Vogt (pronounced "von vote") was definitely one of the most prolific. Often overshadowed by the "Big Three" (ArthurCClarke, Creator/RobertAHeinlein and Creator/IsaacAsimov), van Vogt still managed to pen some long-lived classics, including ''Literature/{{Slan}}'', ''The Book of Ptath'', ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheSpaceBeagle'', ''The Weapon Shops of Isher,'' and the ''Null-A'' series (which incidentally kicked off [[RationalFiction [[RationalFic the genre of rational fiction]]). He cranked out dozens of short stories, many of which have been anthologized over and over again. Like several of his contemporaries, he also forayed into the realms of mainstream fiction and nonfiction.
8th Feb '14 9:56:41 AM supergod
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Though only one among many hardworking GoldenAge ScienceFiction writers, Alfred Elton van Vogt (pronounced "von vote") was definitely one of the most prolific. Often overshadowed by the "Big Three" (ArthurCClarke, Creator/RobertAHeinlein and Creator/IsaacAsimov), van Vogt still managed to pen some long-lived classics, including ''Literature/{{Slan}}'', ''The Book of Ptath'', ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheSpaceBeagle'', ''The Weapon Shops of Isher,'' and the ''Null-A'' series ( which incidentally kicked off [[RationalFiction the genre of rational fiction]]). He cranked out dozens of short stories, many of which have been anthologized over and over again. Like several of his contemporaries, he also forayed into the realms of mainstream fiction and nonfiction.

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Though only one among many hardworking GoldenAge ScienceFiction writers, Alfred Elton van Vogt (pronounced "von vote") was definitely one of the most prolific. Often overshadowed by the "Big Three" (ArthurCClarke, Creator/RobertAHeinlein and Creator/IsaacAsimov), van Vogt still managed to pen some long-lived classics, including ''Literature/{{Slan}}'', ''The Book of Ptath'', ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheSpaceBeagle'', ''The Weapon Shops of Isher,'' and the ''Null-A'' series ( which (which incidentally kicked off [[RationalFiction the genre of rational fiction]]). He cranked out dozens of short stories, many of which have been anthologized over and over again. Like several of his contemporaries, he also forayed into the realms of mainstream fiction and nonfiction.
8th Feb '14 9:52:45 AM supergod
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Though only one among many hardworking GoldenAge ScienceFiction writers, Alfred Elton van Vogt (pronounced "von vote") was definitely one of the most prolific. Often overshadowed by the "Big Three" (ArthurCClarke, Creator/RobertAHeinlein and Creator/IsaacAsimov), van Vogt still managed to pen some long-lived classics, including ''Literature/{{Slan}}'', ''The Book of Ptath'', ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheSpaceBeagle'', ''The Weapon Shops of Isher,'' and the ''Null-A'' series, which incidentally kicked off [[RationalFiction the genre of rational fiction]]. He cranked out dozens of short stories, many of which have been anthologized over and over again. Like several of his contemporaries, he also forayed into the realms of mainstream fiction and nonfiction.

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Though only one among many hardworking GoldenAge ScienceFiction writers, Alfred Elton van Vogt (pronounced "von vote") was definitely one of the most prolific. Often overshadowed by the "Big Three" (ArthurCClarke, Creator/RobertAHeinlein and Creator/IsaacAsimov), van Vogt still managed to pen some long-lived classics, including ''Literature/{{Slan}}'', ''The Book of Ptath'', ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheSpaceBeagle'', ''The Weapon Shops of Isher,'' and the ''Null-A'' series, series ( which incidentally kicked off [[RationalFiction the genre of rational fiction]].fiction]]). He cranked out dozens of short stories, many of which have been anthologized over and over again. Like several of his contemporaries, he also forayed into the realms of mainstream fiction and nonfiction.
4th Feb '14 8:33:21 AM patjuskoi
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Though only one among many hardworking GoldenAge ScienceFiction writers, Alfred Elton van Vogt (pronounced "von vote") was definitely one of the most prolific. Often overshadowed by the "Big Three" (ArthurCClarke, Creator/RobertAHeinlein and Creator/IsaacAsimov), van Vogt still managed to pen some long-lived classics, including ''Literature/{{Slan}}'', ''The Book of Ptath'', ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheSpaceBeagle'', ''The Weapon Shops of Isher,'' and the ''Null-A'' series, which incidentally kicked off [[RationalFic the genre of rational fiction]]. He cranked out dozens of short stories, many of which have been anthologized over and over again. Like several of his contemporaries, he also forayed into the realms of mainstream fiction and nonfiction.

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Though only one among many hardworking GoldenAge ScienceFiction writers, Alfred Elton van Vogt (pronounced "von vote") was definitely one of the most prolific. Often overshadowed by the "Big Three" (ArthurCClarke, Creator/RobertAHeinlein and Creator/IsaacAsimov), van Vogt still managed to pen some long-lived classics, including ''Literature/{{Slan}}'', ''The Book of Ptath'', ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheSpaceBeagle'', ''The Weapon Shops of Isher,'' and the ''Null-A'' series, which incidentally kicked off [[RationalFic [[RationalFiction the genre of rational fiction]]. He cranked out dozens of short stories, many of which have been anthologized over and over again. Like several of his contemporaries, he also forayed into the realms of mainstream fiction and nonfiction.



* RationalFic: Null-A is a classic example of this genre

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* RationalFic: RationalFiction: Null-A is a classic example of this genre
3rd Feb '14 11:13:50 AM patjuskoi
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Though only one among many hardworking GoldenAge ScienceFiction writers, Alfred Elton van Vogt (pronounced "von vote") was definitely one of the most prolific. Often overshadowed by the "Big Three" (ArthurCClarke, Creator/RobertAHeinlein and Creator/IsaacAsimov), van Vogt still managed to pen some long-lived classics, including ''Literature/{{Slan}}'', ''The Book of Ptath'', ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheSpaceBeagle'', ''The Weapon Shops of Isher,'' and the ''Null-A'' series, which incidentally kicked off [[RationalFiction the genre of rational fiction]]. He cranked out dozens of short stories, many of which have been anthologized over and over again. Like several of his contemporaries, he also forayed into the realms of mainstream fiction and nonfiction.

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Though only one among many hardworking GoldenAge ScienceFiction writers, Alfred Elton van Vogt (pronounced "von vote") was definitely one of the most prolific. Often overshadowed by the "Big Three" (ArthurCClarke, Creator/RobertAHeinlein and Creator/IsaacAsimov), van Vogt still managed to pen some long-lived classics, including ''Literature/{{Slan}}'', ''The Book of Ptath'', ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheSpaceBeagle'', ''The Weapon Shops of Isher,'' and the ''Null-A'' series, which incidentally kicked off [[RationalFiction [[RationalFic the genre of rational fiction]]. He cranked out dozens of short stories, many of which have been anthologized over and over again. Like several of his contemporaries, he also forayed into the realms of mainstream fiction and nonfiction.



* RationalFiction: Null-A is a classic example of this genre

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* RationalFiction: RationalFic: Null-A is a classic example of this genre
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