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Book Title: The House That Stood Still|
The author of the book: A.E. van Vogt
Edition: Carroll & Graf Publishers
Date of issue: March 14th 1996
ISBN 13: 9780881848847
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 19.93 MB
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The good SF novels with a terrible name. This novel is not one of Van Voght's best, but it isn't his worst either. It's about a spacecraft that crash-landed over a thousand years ago and the radiation that it gave off turned a group of Toltecs willing to help the robotic craft repair itself, immortality. However they rendered the craft unable to return to the stars, to take advantage of the knowledge they received and the immortality. It begins and maintains a murder mystery feel throughout, but then throws in an unnecessary war with a fictional country in order to thwart a nuclear war.
This novel was steamy as to its sexual content, compared to its time.
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Read information about the authorAlfred Elton van Vogt was a Canadian-born science fiction author regarded by some as one of the most popular and complex science fiction writers of the mid-twentieth century—the "Golden Age" of the genre.
van Vogt was born to Russian Mennonite family. Until he was four years old, van Vogt and his family spoke only a dialect of Low German in the home.
He began his writing career with 'true story' romances, but then moved to writing science fiction, a field he identified with. His first story was Black Destroyer, that appeared as the front cover story for the July 1939 edtion of the popular "Astounding Science Fiction" magazine.
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