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Quality


While van vogt piques our curiosity with the revelation of slans who are not telekinetic, he spends a good deal of time with a ...  Read More

Positive Review

There's little doubt that this novel shows some sign of age, but the quality of the ideas presented still shine through.

Neutral Review

Dated, for sure, but it was very easy to connect with the characters.

Neutral Review

Price


I was very happy to discover that slan was now available as a kindle book, and at a very reasonable price.

Positive Review

Slan (1951) is a standalone sf novel.

Neutral Review

Shipping


It is fast paced, and definitely worth reading.

Positive Review

Packaging/appearance


Here, i'm going to use terms from the excelent 'wild cards' books.

Neutral Review

The story is told through the eyes of two of the slan.

Neutral Review

Competitiveness


It ranked 2nd on the astounding/analog all-time poll in 1952, 5th, in 1956, and 3rd in 1966.

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  • This product had a total of 191 reviews as of our last analysis date on May 15 2021.
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I read this book as a child and it is even better now. My father was a great fan of science fiction


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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Its writer was (in my view) the pre-eminent one that gave science fiction as literature a bad name.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Seriously, if you get bent out of shape about precocious and ambitious boys' fiction you're going to miss out on a lot of literature and a good chunk of history.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    It's about a boy who has the ability to read minds and knows that if the normal humans find out that he can, they will try to kill him.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    This is the first book i ever read by van vogt, and it is certainly not what i expected.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    He seems to hint at the fact that if a society tries to keep one part rooted in the past but still tries to advance, somewhere something is going to have to give in.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The adventures of jommy cross in the world of slan haters, tendrilless slan s and vicious pursuers is endlessly fascinating.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    With a few updates, i think it would make a fun movie.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    There might be no mutants/ x-men today without the work of ae van vogt.

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