Slan by A.E. van Vogt was the 112th official Sword and Laser Book Club selection.

Reading period: Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018

How/Why was this book chosen: Tom chose it

Sword and Laser Goodreads Group Discussion of Slan

Slan by A.E. van VogtEdit

In the 1940s, the Golden Age of science fiction flowered in the magazine Astounding. Editor John W. Campbell, Jr., discovered and promoted great new writers such as A.E. van Vogt, whose novel Slan was one of the works of the era.

Slan is the story of Jommy Cross, the orphan mutant outcast from a future society prejudiced against mutants, or slans. Throughout the forties and into the fifties, Slan was considered the single most important SF novel, the one great book that everyone had to read. Today it remains a monument to pulp SF adventure, filled with constant action and a cornucopia of ideas.