THE WORLD OF A. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1948. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Signed on the title page by van Vogt. "A space-operatic mystery story in its author's best vein, with a hero who seemingly can die and be reborn endlessly (thanks to his 'non-Aristotelian' mental powers). It's dreadful old garbage by any reasonable critical standard, and yet it has a dreamlike conviction which has endeared it to generations of readers. The works of van Vogt, which have provided so much escapist joy, are among the great embarrassments of modern SF." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 427. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1158. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2501-05. In 333. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with rubbing at lower spine end and 15 mm closed tear at bottom edge of rear panel, and some age-darkening to flap edges and spine panel, latter with light show through on white lettering. (#141493).
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