A.E. van Vogt





A.E. van Vogt

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born
in Gretna, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
April 26, 1912

died
January 26, 2000

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Alfred Elton van Vogt was a Canadian-born science fiction author regarded by some as one of the most popular and complex science fiction writers of the mid-twentieth century—the "Golden Age" of the genre.

van Vogt was born to Russian Mennonite family. Until he was four years old, van Vogt and his family spoke only a dialect of Low German in the home.

He began his writing career with 'true story' romances, but then moved to writing science fiction, a field he identified with. His first story was Black Destroyer, that appeared as the front cover story for the July 1939 edtion of the popular "Astounding Science Fiction" magazine.




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“Resistance, however, is useless. (1939)”
A.E. van Vogt

“The right to buy weapons is the right to be free.”
A.E. van Vogt

“If I believe the same things today I did yesterday I've learned nothing.”
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