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Planets For Sale

3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  85 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Planets for sale!
They said that Artur Blord was ruthless, a heartless manipulator whose blind lust for power would ruin the Ridge Stars.
They said he had to be eliminated because he was too much of a threat to their secret.
But just who were they, the accusers of Artur Bloyd?
And what was the secret which Artur Bloyd threatened?
Beyond the answers to these two questions lay a
Paperback, 184 pages
Published 1970 by Tempo Books (first published 1954)
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Jul 14, 2016 Denis rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A fix-up novel consisting of short works credited to E. Mayne Hull:

If you have ever read enough work van Vogt wrote during the 1940’s and compared them to those credited to E.Mayne Hull, you would find it hard to prove that these were not actually written by van Vogt himself. True E. M. Hull might have certainly made editing suggestions, as she would have on any work in progress written by her husband as she was also his typist up until her death in 1975. I simply can’t imagine that these storie
Jul 24, 2013 Derek rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Every single thing about this book is fast paced. In the first chapter, Evena Travis is ripped off by a space travel/transport company, kidnapped, drugged, poisoned, extorted into illegal activities, and introduced to her new boss. You can't bootstrap a novel any quicker than that.

The story is very episodic, and I wouldn't be surprised if it were actually a fix-up of several short stories. As such, each is given a perfunctory treatment and presented as a defensive action: trouble comes to the at
Mar 14, 2015 George rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
"Ο εχθρός του γαλαξία", εκδόσεις Κάκτος.

Το δεύτερο βιβλίο που διαβάζω από Α. Ε. Βαν Βογκτ, μπορώ να πω ότι και αυτό με άφησε αρκετά ευχαριστημένο, χωρίς να ήταν κάτι το ιδιαίτερο ή το συγκλονιστικό. Βασίζεται σε κάποια διηγήματα του E. Mayne Hull, τα οποία ο Βογκτ τα "ένωσε" ώστε να αποτελέσουν ένα μυθιστόρημα. Φυσικά είναι ευδιάκριτο ότι το βιβλίο χωρίζεται σε πέντε ιστορίες, αλλά και σαν μυθιστόρημα μια χαρά μπορεί να θεωρηθεί. Είχε πολύ ενδιαφέροντα πραγματάκια, επιχειρηματίες του διαστήματος
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Di immensi imperi galattici la fantascienza ne conta non pochi: dai più primitivi, popolati di mostri, di cadetti spaziali e di principesse, ai più complessi e articolati, con tanto di filosofie e di intrighi d'alta politica. E' un tema affascinante e inesauribile sul quale Van Vogt (in collaborazione con sua moglie) impegna qui tutta la sua bravura di narratore: il suo "impero" è però un particolarissimo impero industriale, un campo di battaglia per grandi compagnie rivali, che si disputano con

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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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