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In the 1940s, the Golden Age of science fiction flowered in the magazine Astounding. Editor John W. Campbell, Jr., discovered and promoted great new writers such as A.E. van Vogt, whose novel Slan was one of the works of the era.

Slan is the story of Jommy Cross, the orphan mutant outcast from a future society prejudiced against mutants, or slans. Throughout the forties and into the fifties, Slan was considered the single most important SF novel, the one great book that everyone had to read. Today it remains a monument to pulp SF adventure, filled with constant action and a cornucopia of ideas.

This edition has a new introduction by Kevin J. Anderson.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2007
Edition: 2nd Orb ed
ISBN: 9780312852368
Characteristics: 270 p. ; 21 cm


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This is apparently a founding book in the sci-fi genre, and while it's a good book for it's time, It absolutely shows it's age. Deus-ex machina, exhibition abounds, and maybe even some Gary-Stu.


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