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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of the Science Fiction The World of Null-A.

The Canadian American writer A. E. van Vogt wrote the novel The World of Null-A. The book became published in several parts initially. The editor, John W. Campbell, Jr. revised the book several times. They published many editions of the novel during different times and also received various names. During the 1970 revision, it received the present name. The author of the novel included several new passages in the revision period.

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Author:  A.E. van Vogt

Genre:  Science Fiction

Page:  320

Good reads rating:  3.74 of 5

My Rating:  7.4 of 10

Published:  1953

Publisher:  Ace Books

Language:  English

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Review and Summary of The World of Null-A by A.E. van Vogt.

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The novel won the Manuscripters Club Award and became listed at the New York Library Association as one of the most popular novels published. They translated this novel into 9 languages. The book received the prestigious Retro-Hugo award in the year 1996 at L.A. con III.

The story of the novel starts with a man named Gilbert Gosseyn, who carried a special ability with superior understanding and great mental control power. The first part of the novel, the readers find him in a different utopia where his abilities become tested in a giant machine. During the experiment, Gilbert realised that he carries many other bodies. This makes him immortal. When one of his bodies dies, another one replaces the old.

He realised he only had false memories and discovered a huge galactic society of humans present outside of the solar system. A large empire wishes to win over the Earth and the Venus. So, the story focuses on the earth and the intergalactic forces. The question arises, what the end looks like.

Final Say on The Science Fiction Novel The World of Null-A.

The book became known as the first science fiction novel published after World War II. They revised it several times as the author made some controversial remarks. He introduced readers to different solar systems and while reading the story, people experience a great journey toward outer space. This novel remains an excellent reading material. I rate this novel 7.4 out of 10. Would I re-read the novel? Yes. Am I glad I read it? Yes.

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