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Slan By A.E. van Vogt Augusta Mattioli,

  • Title: Slan
  • Author: A.E. van Vogt Augusta Mattioli
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  • Page: 188
  • Format: Paperback
  • La creazione di Jommy Cross il giovane Slan che deve sfuggire a una caccia spietata futuro che definire anti umanistico un semplice eufemismo uno dei pi bei risultati di van Vogt, scrittore con un gusto spiccato per le storie di paradossi e superuomini In realt gli Slan non sono banali supermen, ma creature dotate di una intelligenza e una sensibilit eccezionalLa creazione di Jommy Cross il giovane Slan che deve sfuggire a una caccia spietata futuro che definire anti umanistico un semplice eufemismo uno dei pi bei risultati di van Vogt, scrittore con un gusto spiccato per le storie di paradossi e superuomini In realt gli Slan non sono banali supermen, ma creature dotate di una intelligenza e una sensibilit eccezionali e con la facolt di leggere nel pensiero questo che l umanit normale non tollera, ed per ci che i telepati sono braccati come bestie nelle citt degli uomini Delicati come elfi, con due minuscole antenne che spuntano fra i capelli, gli Slan sono creature di domani il cui stesso nome diventato sinonimo di diverso , e quindi di perseguitato.Copertina di Franco Brambilla
    Slan La creazione di Jommy Cross il giovane Slan che deve sfuggire a una caccia spietata futuro che definire anti umanistico un semplice eufemismo uno dei pi bei risultati di van Vogt scrittore con un gus

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    1. How do I properly describe a novel that uses incorrectly atomic energy, but also addressing the fact that it was published in 1940 Well, it s been 76 years since it came out, and its and integral part of the Campbellian SF revolution that said that we can have great Science in Science Fiction, but of course our understanding of these things change as we learn , so I m perfectly willing to let a lot of that slide Still The fact that it s 1940 when it was published, and he was talking about Atomic [...]

    2. I really liked van Vogt when I was younger it s only been a few years since I read The Voyage of the Space Beagle which I gave 3 stars I ve heard this held up to be one of his better books, but never got around to it He writes space opera, which has some almost magical fixing plenty of convenience to the plot, but it s fun This wasn t The biggest problem was that he tried to cover too much territory in too short a time From evolution to revolution, racism, mob psychology, fantastic science even [...]

    3. 1.5 to 2.0 stars While certainly an important classic science fiction story and worth while for gaining an understanding of the evolution of the science ficiton novel featuring the superhuman I did not really enjoy the novel I am glad I read it and it was in the neighborhood of okay, but can not recommend it.

    4. In Slan, Van Vogt say vote combines a number of popular sci fi themes, some intriguing, others silly, to create a work that is interesting and influential, if sometimes ill conceived.The political tone of the work, focused on dictators, secret police, and shadowy struggles for power mark this as one of the earlier Dystopian works Slan is a decade before 1984, though Brave New World and It Can t Happen Here are earlier.Van Vogt s Dystopia is much fantastical than most of the genre, relying heavi [...]

    5. I ve read lots of classic SF, but now, at last, I ve found the missing link between Isaac Asimov and E.E Smith, the transition stage between thoughtful, character driven science fiction and the Atomic Age of Super Science Van Vogt s prose is just far enough on the clunky side of pulp to make it jarring to modern ears, but the main thing that might hold a modern reader back from this book is that so many of the ideas Vogt introduces have since passed into the realm of cliche If you put the book i [...]

    6. Golden Age Science Fiction goodness I can see from other reviews that not everybody enjoyed this, but I really enjoy Van Vogt, his stories tend to twist and turn and venture off into unexpected territory The logical next step is almost never what happens Slan has had a massive influence on the genre, as seen in Marvel Comics X men and the writings of Philip K Dick Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Slan actually deals with a rather complicated theme, but in an almost simplistic fashion, the qui [...]

    7. Unless I m mistaken, I haven t read anything by A.E van Vogt, so this is me rectifying that Reading so called Golden Age is always interesting Some of it holds up to the test of time some of it does not Slan, while it has its moments, falls into the latter camp in my opinion Nevertheless, for contemporary readers, Golden Age SF never fails to provide an invaluable view not of our future but of our own past Slan was first published in 1940, pre dating electronic computers as we know them and so m [...]

    8. Going on memory here but I just wanted to put my thoughts down before I gave this book away This book is an expansion of an earlier short story novella that Van Vogt published in one of the famous sci fi mags of the early 20th century I don t know how much revision there was or how much time elapsed between each version but to me it felt apparent at about the half way point, where there s a break of several years I d enjoyed the first half, with the young protagonist on the run and discovering t [...]

    9. The concept of this book is old hat, but, of course, that s now, nearly seventy years later I see the legacy of Slan in many books and films I ve read, and the main fear of the humans, being superseded by a genetically engineered race, the Slan, is one that lurches ever closer to our reality, now.The main thing I dislike about the book is the dialogue Too often even some of the humans sound all too much like Star Trek s Data imitating Spock I suppose this is meant, especially for the Slan, to cr [...]

    10. I love these old SF classics that are jammed full of ideas, action and vision This is no exception Paper thin characters and light on world building it may be but one can t help forgiving it because of it s fast pace and brevity This is full of Van Vogt s far fetched notions and mind bending plot developments that one will have come to expect if one has read any of his other works.My main disappointment was the suddenness of the ending which left the story feeling unfinished There being no prope [...]

    11. written in my book lover s journal possibly a couple months after reading it Aghast that people acclaim Van Vogt at all, in any way, even a little bit Jommy for fvck s sake Vee Vee, think of something that actually smacks of a futurity the 1950s in 2100 and to write an entire book as if not ONE of the true Slans would vary from all others and not ONE human would, that implies that they can NOT This opinion of sentient beings annoys me than any other i can think of presently 10 years later i wis [...]

    12. Huzzah Let s toss our tendrils with glee I ve just read my first ever mutant super race novel This is also my first sampling of Mr Von Vogt It won t be my last Do you know, if you squint your eyes ever so slightly while reading this story, you could almost believe it was the X Men Me thinks that little franchise owes a big debt of gratitude to Slan something I ve not yet bothered to confirm, but who knows, perhaps I m right In my current born again newbie s excursion through the world of near fo [...]

    13. Today I finished Slan by A.En Vogt and hated it I just finished it as a personal pride thing I think there were maybe 10 fiction books in my entire life I absolutely couldn t stand to finish.It s considered one of the classics of science fiction, originally published in 1940, thought to be an inspiration for The X Men, but even if I try to set my modernity aside it sucks It has cardboard characters I took no interest in or liking to, a truly useless ingenue, mutants who aren t all that different [...]

    14. As I say in my about me section, this was one of the first Sci Fi novels I ever read It made a strong impact on me as I was in high school and hadn t read an adult novel before I still recall the emotional intensity that follows the main character and there was a theme of prejudice and subjugation running through it as humanity breaks down into humans and genetically created Slans some with tendrils and some without I intend on acquiring a copy one of these days and re reading it to see how I no [...]

    15. I wanted to like this given its status in the pantheon of classic science fiction, but I could barely managed to apply 2 stars There are flashes or moments of sci fi nerdery that save this from just being confused mess of pulp hackery Plot threads and characters are lost carelessly and the timeline jumps without warning to the detriment of both.Read it for the history, appreciating its contribution to the genre, but don t expect too much from the story.

    16. Classic Pulp Fiction from one of the masters of the Golden Age of Science Fiction I have to confess that Slan has to be my all time favourite Science Fiction novel if only for the fact that it is probably the one book which got me hooked on SF back in the early Nineteen Seventies AE Van Vogt, partly due to the quality of his later work and his involvement with Dianetics and the Scientology movement was, to a certain extent discredited by the SF community Thus he was never really given the credit [...]

    17. Slan is classic space opera, with many of the trappings of Smith s Lensman series atomic energy, disintegrator weapons, laconically logical protagonists, fast action, nearly effortless interplanetary travel, creatures with domineering psychic powersI was struck, reading this, how one of my favorite books, Moran s The Long Run, is largely an homage if not an actual retelling of this novel Slan doesn t have the time travel, but a lot of the other details are strikingly similar view spoiler Jommy i [...]

    18. Slan is A E van Vogt s first novel It was published in book form in 1946 by Arkham House, but the story originally appeared in the pages of Astounding Magazine in 1940 It was a highly rated classic of Science Fiction for than 25 years after it originally appeared, but today it is often forgotten along with many of the early classics In 1949 it was tied for 4th on the Arkham Survey of Basic SF Titles It ranked 2nd on the Astounding Analog All Time Poll in 1952, 5th, in 1956, and 3rd in 1966 It i [...]

    19. Ever wonder what the term forced means They re following us Jommy, her brain telegraphed, they re not sure, but they suspect, we ve risked once too often coming into the capitol Though I did hope that this time I could show you the old Slan way of getting into the catacombs where your Father s secret is hidden People just don t speak this way, but apparently Slan live only to make it from one plot point to another, info dumping things everyone in their culture already knows, like some galactic d [...]

    20. I don t like human beings I don t like you There s a reason why this author is considered legendary I had the opportunity to read his other SF classic, The World of Null A, last year, and found the same misleading plot, underdog characters, and massive scope Of course, something isn t adding up if a far future society still feels like the mid 40 s, but prognostication to the last detail isn t the sole goal of speculative fiction I can t help but feeling that if present day writers could tell a [...]

    21. Van Vogt liked plot twists so much that he followed a rule of 1 twist every 800 words I m not kidding in everything he wrote As a result, Slan is a frenetic, jam packed read that moves at a breakneck pace Written in 1940, it s about a race of telepathic mutants called slans who are relentlessly persecuted by humans It clearly inspired the X Men and many others.Alas, it s very dated in some ways The dialogue is really unnatural it feels like every character has a teleprompter attached and the mel [...]

    22. I have a few books in my must read classic Science Fiction groupings this is the 1 It may well be my favorite science fiction book The science in the book, given it was written in 1940, may now be dated The storytelling isn t When I first read it, I enjoyed that so much of the action had already taken place We, the readers are as were the main characters left struggling with the aftermath Even in my teens I believed this was a worthy way to tell a story The reader is, along with the author, co c [...]

    23. Each chapter was different than the pre ceeding The character development was visceral, real, it was as if it wasn t third person like I could see from the eyes of the character This is one of the few books I have ever read that creates a sense of emotional connection with the events occurring where there is an urgency of reading everything The plot twists are hard to see coming and seems completely random yet the story flows.Finishing reading this book was the biggest disappointment because I k [...]

    24. A.E van Vogt is a genius 1940 This book was published in 1940 and couldn t be actuala lone man fighting for peace No, not a man, a Slan In a world were humans kill Slans for their powers or should I say super powers It s really look like a super hero story , Jommy, a true Slan, will fight for survive From 9 years old to the age a Slan became adult Jommy will discover a lot, and also suffer a lot.Peace and acceptance of differences The only goals of Jommy Cross.And again I say 1940 But it could [...]

    25. This book is supposed to be one of A.E van Vogt s best works Unfortunately i didn t find it so I have read many of his books and enjoyed them very much The Null A books and the Weapon Shop books are very good One of my all time favorite books, Quest For The Future , is by him That being said I just didn t enjoy this book I knew going in it would be dated and I actually enjoy reading older science fiction from time to time This one however just wasn t very good to me I only finished it because it [...]

    26. 3 starsSome of the tech doesn t hold up well obviously after 75 plus years Well, the lack of advancement of the technology is disappointing But the story itself moves along quite well The ending is full of exposition and an eye rolling Hollywood ending, but it was a fast and fun read Slan is nominated for Best Novel 1941 Retro Hugo Awards.

    27. I checked Slan out of the library as a teenager I loved it and bought my own copy a few years later and reread it several times while in my twenties I read hundreds of books since most I don t remember at all But I can still easily bring back the world of Slan and feel the terror of the young protagonist That makes it a classic, as far as I m concerned.

    28. Storyline 2 5Characters 2 5Writing Style 3 5World 2 5This was a fairly good story for 1940s science fiction There s continuity between most of the scenes, the action is relevant to the story, the characters generally make reasonable decisions off of plausible conclusions, and it avoids the completely outrageous qualities of the pulp era and the likes of Edgar Rice Burroughs and E.E Doc Smith It was definitely ahead of its time, coming before the carefully constructed and serious epochal turn th [...]

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