THE WORLD OF A. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1948. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Signed on the front free endpaper 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. Mild rubbing to spine ends and corner tips, a nearly fine copy in very good dust jacket with mild wear at spine ends and corner tips and dust soiling to rear panel. (#157870).
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