Slan by A. E. van Vogt audiobook

Slan

By A. E. van Vogt
Introduction by Kevin J. Anderson
Read by Oliver Wyman

Blackstone Publishing
7.66 Hours 1
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Jommy Cross is a slan, a genetically bred superhuman whose race was created to aid humanity but is now despised by normal humans. Slans are usually shot on sight, but that doesn’t stop Jommy’s mother from bringing him to see the world capital of Centropolis, the seat of power for Earth’s dictator, Kier Gray. But on their latest trip to Centropolis, the two slans are discovered, and Jommy’s mother is killed. Jommy, only nine years old, unwittingly becomes caught up in a plot to undermine Gray, who may be more sympathetic to slans than the public suspects. The nonstop action and root-for-the-underdog plot has made Slan a science fiction favorite.

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Summary

Summary

Jommy Cross is a slan, a genetically bred superhuman whose race was created to aid humanity but is now despised by normal humans. Slans are usually shot on sight, but that doesn’t stop Jommy’s mother from bringing him to see the world capital of Centropolis, the seat of power for Earth’s dictator, Kier Gray. But on their latest trip to Centropolis, the two slans are discovered, and Jommy’s mother is killed. Jommy, only nine years old, unwittingly becomes caught up in a plot to undermine Gray, who may be more sympathetic to slans than the public suspects. The nonstop action and root-for-the-underdog plot has made Slan a science fiction favorite.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Over fifty years on from when it first saw print, van Vogt's Slan is still one of the quintessential classics of the field that other SF novels will inevitably be measured against.”  Charles de Lint

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Author Bio: A. E. van Vogt

Author Bio: A. E. van Vogt

A. E. van Vogt (1912–2000) was a SFWA Grand Master. Part of John W. Campbell’s stable of writers for Astounding Science-Fiction magazine, van Vogt was one of the most prolific, yet complex, writers of the genre’s mid-twentieth century golden age. He is often named, along with Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein, one of the top science fiction writers of all time.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 7.66
Audience: Adult
Language: English