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This book presents a three-decades long project that includes research, interviewing, writing and convention presentations about the late "golden age of sf" author, A. E. van Vogt. This book emphasizes an interest that van Vogt and Drake shared in the subject of general semantics. Additional perspectives are presented which shed light on how and why van Vogt wrote some of his fiction and nonfiction.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   writer Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles    -   rude people Century:    -   1930's-1950's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   challenged Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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