Thursday, April 26, 2012

A. E. van Vogt: Throw a Corpse Through the Skylight - Frederik Pohl

"That first story was “Black Destroyer,” in the July. 1939 issue of Astounding, and it did almost what Stanley G. Weinbaum had done with his first story, “A Martian Odyssey.” It revolutionized science fiction’s treatment of aliens. Weinbaum’s character Tweel had been the first successful attempt to describe an alien creature not merely as a threat to humans but as a character — not human in any way, but with as much personality and individuality as any homo sapiens. Van Vogt completed the process by telling his story from the Black Destroyer’s point of view."


3.5 out of 5

http://www.thewaythefutureblogs.com/2012/04/a-e-van-vogt-throw-a-corpse-through-the-skylight/

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