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Rogue Ship

3.44  ·  Rating Details ·  189 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Centaurus was the destination of the space ship The Hope of Man. It had been traveling through space for almost twenty years, and still nine years of flight remained before Centaurus would be reached. For many on board the craft earth had become a vague memory, while for others it was a mere dot in the vast starry reaches of space. Restlessness was evident everywhere; the ...more
Paperback, 205 pages
Published October 1st 1975 by Panther (first published 1963)
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Roddy Williams
‘A mighty space cruiser coasts through the dreadful emptiness of space on its voyage of human survival. Multimillionaire Averill Hewitt built her, crewed her with handpicked men and women, and had her launched on a one-way trip to the planets clustered around Centaurus.
But he had not counted on radical changes developing in the social hierarchy on board – on mutiny and revolution, on the madness of space – nor on the astounding scientific advances made in that awful isolation…

A tension-packed n
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James
Jul 12, 2015 James rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A farcical merry-go-round of ship-board revolt and counter-revolt, a healthy amount of ludicrous and incomprehensible science, paper-thin characterisation and some breath-taking misogyny - this is a heady blend of 40s/50s sci-fi. On top of this, the novel's a cut-and-paste blend of three short stories, making for a lurching chronology that does it no favours. Yet, taken in 2 or 3 concentrated bursts, it has a period charm, from an era when sci-fi's biggest heroes were be-cardiganed boffins with ...more
Amy
Jan 03, 2009 Amy rated it it was ok
I read it in an afternoon. I wouldn't recommend it, it was a bit plodding, this happened then this other thing happened etc. No character development, no one very likeable or hateable.
B. Zedan
Oct 20, 2008 B. Zedan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nobody, really.
Shelves: real-book, re-read
After the pain in my ass that was The Battle of Forever , I thought "Hey, you have that other random book by Vogt, let's see if it was just sub-par like you remember it, or if reading that other piece of junk helped you pinpoint all of Vogt's self-indulgent fancies." Can you guess the outcome? It did not make me as violently hateful as The Battle of Forever, but man, I finished this only out of spite.

Again, Vogt has good ideas and sometimes a nice theme, but he handles them with all the delicac
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Steven Kjar
That may be the most disjointed book I have ever read.
Charles
Space opera of a sort but with Van Vogt's unique touch.
John
Jun 04, 2015 John rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
aka Twisted Men
Erik Graff
Jun 02, 2009 Erik Graff rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: van Vogt fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: sf
A decent science fiction novel read during a break from Loyola University during the winter of 1983/84.
bluetyson
Rogue Ship by A.E. Van Vogt (1985)
Dev Sodagar
An interesting book with rather intriguing contemplations on long term travel and horrifically dated opinions of the roles of men and women. Probably not worth reading.
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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' ro
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