A.E. van Vogt, author of such early classics of "intelligent" science fiction
like "Slan", "The World of Null-A" and "The Weapon Shops of Isher", died 26
January 2000. Already a grand master when I first discovered science
fiction, van Vogt's work was very influential on the taste and thinking of my
generation of science fiction readers.
>From space.com's obit:
"He was the author of 'Slan', one of the definitive SF treatments of
posthumanity, and of the 'Weapons Shops' tales and 'The World of Null-A' and
its sequels, brave early advances into the uncharted world of SF as a dance
of gaudy concepts," Nielsen Hayden said of him.
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