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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,418 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: A. E. van Vogt Narrator: Third Ear Radio Theater Publisher: Ziggurat Productions Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2000 ISBN:
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In the 25th Century mankind fought against the hated telepathic slan race in the fierce slan-wars. The result was the extermination of almost all slans, and the establishment of a world-wide police state. Now in the 30th Century, slan Jommy Cross has escaped extermination and is now living in the world of cruel humans. Jommy was determined to avoid detection, track down other surviving slans and with them, solve the mystery of the slan's strange existence and superiority. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clay | 2/19/2014

    " Like a lot of sci fi, especially early sci fi, Slan suffers from wooden dialogue and flat characters. Interesting plot and premise, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Verde | 2/12/2014

    " Slan is one of the greats of science fiction. Reading it now it seems somewhat trite, an overly familiar plot, but that's because so many other authors copied this novel. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ed | 2/5/2014

    " it had a cool idea for a story, but it was just boring. also, jommy cross. i hate you jommy cross "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Markus Widmer | 1/19/2014

    " I know this is very old, but I can't see how Slan ever received the status of an SF classic. The cookie-cutter characters only exist to try and explain the sorry excuse for a plot in unbelievably stilted fashion. Don't get me started on the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Mansfield | 1/18/2014

    " One of my favorites from the golden age. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jb | 1/8/2014

    " My grandfather gave me this book - as a socially not-smart smart kid - the idea of a being a psychic - with the knowledge, skills, and ability to kick-ass - really worked for me ... if only I were a tendrilled Slan! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 1/1/2014

    " Read this way back in the day. It was good, for 70s sci-fi, but it was very 70s and I don't think it would hold up well today. But this is one of the originals in the genre of "persecuted misfit turns out to have super-powers and proceeds to kick ass while saving the society that hated and feared him." No wonder that so many sci-fi fans loved it, giving rise to the "fan as Slan" meme. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Todd | 12/31/2013

    " My father recommended this one to me as a predecessor to the Marvel Universe. This is pop scifi from about 80 years ago featuring a suppressed superior race. Always fun to see how scifi reflects the time in which it was written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 10/3/2013

    " Gale suggested this to me "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bria | 7/6/2013

    " An optimistic little book that's relatively free of the usual painful artifacts of the time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Larry | 10/31/2012

    " Hmmm not my favourite read, in fact I found it tedious and drawn out. But then this is his first novel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 harsh | 3/24/2012

    " Great book to read at about 13 years old, it's got action, a young protagonist, advanced technology, etc. not particularly deep, but a lot of fun "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug | 2/1/2012

    " One of the great sci-fi books from the 70s. If you only read one book from A. E. Van Vogt, this would be the one to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Netanella | 11/26/2011

    " Finally read me some Slan, after all the hype and hyperbole. I am now officially a Slan fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 10/2/2011

    " This is a fast and exciting read, with a strong pulp feel. Possibly Van Vogt's best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benn | 6/24/2011

    " Absolutely freaking timeless (the novel was written in the 40's). If not for a throw off line near the end of the book where, what essentially is a cell phone is used, this book will never be out of style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stefan | 5/9/2011

    " A civil rights novel for white teenage nerds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn | 1/26/2011

    " Classic sci fi, read it in High School first time, I wonder if I'd enjoy it as much now? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debi | 12/28/2010

    " I really liked this. It makes one wonder why our differences are so threatening and why we allow racial and cultural bias to overtake us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 12/14/2010

    " This is a fast and exciting read, with a strong pulp feel. Possibly Van Vogt's best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eugene | 9/18/2010

    " Great book about a war with tender slans and humans and only to find out its a broader war with tendeless slan and slans! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 5/7/2010

    " You can't tell who your friends are until the chips are down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bria | 3/30/2010

    " An optimistic little book that's relatively free of the usual painful artifacts of the time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessnuss | 2/20/2010

    " fortunately, i read this without knowing when it was published (Don't Look!) a quick read, it is a very interesting look into classic sci-fi. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 2/11/2010

    " This book has stuck in my mind for any years. It was first published in 1940. I think it has all of the qualities of a good novel, character, plot, and it flows. "

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About the Author

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.