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August 27th, 2015
A.E. van Vogt: Phase Two
The later period of van Vogt's writing career is often considered to be inferior to his earlier work. Here Ketchek offers a fresh examination and appraisal of these works, noting similarities and differences between the two periods.
by: Donald A. Ketchek
date: May 19th, 2014
A.E. van Vogt: A Profile by Charles Platt
This is Platt's interview with van Vogt from the updated 2014 edition of Dream Makers, his classic book of SF author profiles.
by: Charles Platt
date: 2014
Black Knight
SF critic Damon Knight famously "destroyed" van Vogt with his essay "Cosmic Jerrybuilder." But are his criticisms even valid?
by: Daniele Bitossi
date: October 24th, 2011
E. Mayne Hull: A Biographical Sketch
A short biographical sketch of van Vogt's first wife, E. Mayne Hull.
by: Isaac Walwyn
date: September 23rd, 2002
E. Mayne Hull = A.E. van Vogt?
There are indications that A.E. van Vogt himself wrote the stories credited to his first wife E. Mayne Hull. This is an in-depth discussion of the matter, with quotations from relevant sources.
by: Isaac Walwyn
date: January 22nd, 2007
E. Mayne Hull: Another View
Don Ketchek offers his perspective on the E. Mayne Hull authorship controversy, lending more support for the traditional view.
by: Don Ketchek
date: August 1st, 2007
Chart of the E. Mayne Hull Stories
A chart designed to supplement both Isaac's and Don's articles on the Hull authorship dispute.
by: Isaac Walwyn
date: January 22nd, 2007
Early Impressions: How I Met Van Vogt
An account of how I first became aware of van Vogt's books, and the time I met him at a convention in 1994.
by: Isaac Walwyn
date: February 1st, 2012
Family Tree: A.E. van Vogt & E. Mayne Hull
A diagram showing van Vogt's family tree.
by: Isaac Walwyn
date: September 22nd, 2002
The Hoffman Electronics Ads
A guide to the Hoffman ads published in Scientific American and other magazines. These ads included the first appearance of van Vogt's story "Itself!" as well as other famous stories such as Robert A. Heinlein's "Searchlight" and Isaac Asimov's "Starlight."
by: Isaac Walwyn
date: August 1st, 2013
Lydia van Vogt: A Biographical Sketch
A short biographical sketch of van Vogt's second wife, Lydia Bereginsky.
by: Isaac Walwyn
date: September 23rd, 2002
Random Musings on van Vogt
A brief survey of van Vogt's career and his impact on the SF world.
by: Daniele Bitossi
date: November 6th, 2013
Unravelling van Vogt's Fix-Up Novels
A detailed examination of A.E. van Vogt's most famous fix-up novels.
by: Andrew May
date: June 1st, 2012