The World of Null-A (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Feb 24, 2010 - Fiction - 272 pages
15 Reviews
The classic novel of non-Aristotelian logic and the coming race of supermen

Grandmaster A. E. van Vogt was one of the giants of the 1940s, the Golden Age of classic SF. Of his masterpieces, The World of Null-A is his most famous and most influential. It was the first major trade SF hardcover ever, in 1949, and has been in print in various editions ever since. The entire careers of Philip K. Dick, Keith Laumer, Alfred Bester, Charles Harness, and Philip Jose Farmer were created or influenced by The World of Null-A, and so it is required reading for anyone who wishes to know the canon of SF classics.

It is the year 2650 and Earth has become a world of non-Aristotelianism, or Null-A. This is the story of Gilbert Gosseyn, who lives in that future world where the Games Machine, made up of twenty-five thousand electronic brains, sets the course of people's lives. Gosseyn isn't even sure of his own identity, but realizes he has some remarkable abilities and sets out to use them to discover who has made him a pawn in an interstellar plot.

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Review: The World of Null-A (Null-A #1)

User Review  - Paul - Goodreads

It was okay, though I did think it was a bit confusing. I'm kind of interested in reading the sequel (which is out of print) but I wouldn't go out of my way to try to find it on eBay. Maybe if I was in a used bookstore one day and I just happened to find it and there was nothing better to buy. Read full review

Review: The World of Null-A (Null-A #1)

User Review  - David Merrill - Goodreads

I re-read this for a group read for a meet-up group. I remember reading it as a kid and liking it a lot. This time through I could see its flaws and it definitely is a bit dated. It was written in the ... Read full review

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A. E. Van Vogt was a SFWA Grand Master. He was born in Canada and moved to the U.S. in 1944, by which time he was well-established as one of John W. Campbell's stable of writers for Astounding Science-Fiction. He lived in Los Angeles, California and died in 2000.

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