"Home of the Gods"
Short Fiction 1947 9,560 words
  • This is one of three known instances where A.E. van Vog'ts (admittedly difficult!) name was misspelt in the byline. Here, he was credited as "E.A. van Vogt" on the front cover. For "The Beast," he was credited as "A.B. van Vogt" despite the fact that Astounding Science Fiction had by that time printed over two dozen of his stories. And in 1937 his pre-SF story "To Be His Keeper" credited to "Alfred Alton Bogt."

Part of the
Clane Series
1 —     Empire of the Atom 1957
2 —     The Wizard of Linn 1950

Empire of the Atom is a novel based on the five original Clane stories (see below for full list).

The Wizard of Linn is a book-length sequel to the original stories.

The original magazine versions of all of the Clane tales were reprinted in the collection Transgalactic (2006).

Original Stories:
"A Son is Born" 1946
"Child of the Gods" 1946
"Hand of the Gods" 1946
"Home of the Gods" 1947
"The Barbarian" 1947


original version


adapted for fix-up novel
Included In
The Best of A.E. van Vogt    [American] 1976
Empire of the Atom 1957
Transgalactic 2006
Astounding Science Fiction magazine
1947 April Street & Smith
digest Vol 39, No 2 164 pages $0.25

cover art by
William Timmins

First appearance

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3 illustrations by

Cover image: Showcase Data: Walwyn