"How to Pronounce 'van Vogt'"
written with Randall Garett & William Tuning
Poem 1982
  • This is humorous poem. To those of you who may not know, "Vogt" is pronounced "vote."

  • This is one of two poems he ever published. "First Contact" (1976) is the other.

  • Thanks to Ben for providing a scan of this limmerick.

How to Pronounce van Vogt

(full text)

Said the fabulous A.E. van Vogt,

When they praised a new book he had wrogt,

"When it's all said and dun,

I have not had more fun,

Since my last love affair with a mogte."

—Randall Garrett, William Tuning,

& A.E. van Vogt (fleet feet

& snappy patter; sandwiches

cleaned & repaired)

English
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine magazine
1982 January Davis Publications
digest Vol 6, No 1 — Issue #48 180 pages $1.50

cover art by
George Angelini

Text

First appearance

Thanks to Ben for providing a scan of this limmerick.

Cover & other images: ISFDB, Ben Data: ISFDB