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Classic SF short series by A. E. van Vogt

Classic SF short series
by A. E. van Vogt

Alfred Elton van Vogt was one of the top authors of the "Golden Age of Science Fiction" in the 1940s. With the episode novel "The Expedition of the Space Beagle" he achieved world fame.

In addition to this, his cycles around "Null_A", "Atom-Imperium" and "Ischer" are presented here.

Space Beagle

Novel version
Company Milky Way (The Voyage of the Space Beagle, 1950) / UG 50, 1957
Reprinted as: "Space Expedition of the Space Beagle", AWA-Verlag, 1961; Heyne SF 3047, 1965 new edition under the same number as "The Expedition of the> Space Beagle <", 1978; in: On the way to the world of tomorrow 107, Verlag Das Beste

unabridged new translation as: "The expedition of the> Space Beagle <", Heyne BSF 83, 1992
- Black Destroyer, 1939
- Discord in Scarlet, 1939
- War of Nerves (1950)
- M33 in Andromeda (M 33 in Andromeda, 1943)

Annotation:
The titles of the individual stories were only given in the unabridged new edition.

Individual stories based on the original magazine versions
The black destroyer (Black Destroyer, 1939), in: Asimov, Isaac; Greenberg, Martin H. (Ed.): The best stories from 1939, Moewig Playboy SF, 6727, 1982
New translation in: Gunn, James E. (Ed.): Von Huxley bis Heinlein, Heyne BSF 93, 1988

Monsters on board (Discord in Scarlet, 1939), in: van Vogt, A. E: Ungeheuer am Bord (M33 in Andromada, 1972), TT 195, 1973

The anabis (M33 in Andromeda, 1943), in: van Vogt, A. E: Ungeheuer am Bord (M33 in Andromada, 1972), TT 195, 1973

Zero-A

World of zero-A (The World of Null-A, 1945; also: The World of A) / Balowa Verlag, Balve 1958
New translations: T 89, 1958; Heyne SF 3117, 1968; as: "The world of zero A", Heyne SF 3925, 1982
Unabridged new translation in: Null-A, Part 1, Heyne BSF 58, 1986

Cosmic move (The Pawns of Null-A, 1948; also: The Players of A) / Balowa Verlag, Balve 1958
New translations: T 93, 1960; Heyne SF 3119, 1968
Unabridged new translation under the title "The Cosmic Chess Players" in: Null-A, Part 2, Heyne BSF 58, 1986

Complete edition with the third novel as the first German publication:
Zero-A
(C.) / Heyne BSF 58, 1986
- World of Null-A (The World of Null-A, 1945)
- The cosmic chess players (The Pawns of Null-A, 1948)
- The third Gosseyn (Null-A Three, 1984)

Clans of Linn / Atom Empire

The legacy of the atom (Empire of the Atom, 1946/1956) / Balowa Verlag, Balve 1959
New translations: T 95, 1960; TT 265, 1975
Unabridged new translation in: Das Atom-Imperium 1st part, Bastei SF Special 24045, 1983

The Wizard of Linn (The Wizard of Linn, 1950/1962) / TS 43, 1961
New translation: TT 268, 1975
Unabridged new translation in: Das Atom-Imperium Part 2, Bastei SF Special 24045, 1983

The nuclear empire (Empire of the Atom / The Wizard of Linn) / Bastei SF Special 24045, 1983
- The Legacy of the Atom (Empire of the Atom, 1956)
- The Wizard of Linn (1962)

Ischer

The Isher Arms Dealers (The Weapon Shops of Isher, 1951) / TS 35, 1960
New translation: Heyne SF 3100, 1967; Reprinted in: On the way to the world of tomorrow 139, Verlag Das Beste
Unabridged new translation in: Ischer, Heyne BSF 73, 1989

The Isher armory (The Weapon Makers, 1943; also: The Weapon Makers of Isher) / TS 36, 1960
New translation: Heyne SF 3102, 1967, reprint in: Unterwegs in die Welt von Morgen 145, Verlag Das Beste
Unabridged new translation in: Ischer, Heyne BSF 73, 1989

Ischer (C.) / Heyne BSF 73, 1989
- The Seesaw (The Seesaw, 1941)
- The Weapon Shop (1942)
- The Weapon Shops of Isher (1949)
- The Weapon Makers (1943)


Secondary literature:

Alpers / Fuchs / Hahn / Jeschke: Lexicon of science fiction literature in 2 volumes, Heyne Verlag, Munich 1980
detto, expanded new edition, 1987

Aldiss, Brian W .: The million-year dream (Billion Year Spree, 1973), Bastei SF Special 24002, 1980

Clute, John: Science Fiction - The Illustrated Encyclopedia (Science Fiction, The Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1995), Heyne Verlag, 1996

Holm, Inge: The familiar stranger: the ichneumon fly, A. E. van Vogt and what became of it, in: Jeschke, Wolfgang (Ed.): Heyne SF-Magazin 7, Heyne SF 3989, 1982

Eisfeld, Rainer: Preface and epilogue to: van Vogt, A. E .: Null-A, Heyne BSF 58, 1986

Eisfeld, Rainer: Preface and epilogue to: van Vogt, A. E .: Ischer, Heyne BSF 79, 1989

Eisfeld, Rainer: Foreword and epilogue to: van Vogt, A. E .: The Expedition of the "Space Beagle", Heyne BSF 83, 1992


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Abbreviations:

UG Utopia large volume, Erich Pabel Verlag, Rastatt
T Terra Utopian Novels, Arthur Moewig Verlag, Munich
TE Terra Extra Science Fiction, Arthur Moewig Verlag, Munich
TS Terra special volume, Arthur Moewig Verlag, Munich
TT Terra paperback, Erich Pabel Verlag, Rastatt
HBSF Heyne Library of Science Fiction Literature, Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, Munich
(C) Collection (anthology of several short stories or novels)

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