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Triad : three complete science fiction novels

Author: A E Van Vogt
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, [1951]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The world of Null-A: "Who was Gosseyn? Gosseyn himself didn't know his own identity - only that he could be killed, yet live again... But someone knew who Gosseyn was - and was using him as a pawn in a deadly game that spanned the Galaxy!" By the year 2650, the people of Earth have moved away from Aristotelian logic, training themselves through years of study and discipline to become Null-A. Everyone knows the
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Van Vogt, A.E. (Alfred Elton), 1912-
Triad.
New York, Simon and Schuster [1951]
(OCoLC)654405647
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A E Van Vogt
OCLC Number: 6585668
Description: 527 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The world of A.--The voyage of the space beagle.--Slan.
Other Titles: World of A.
Voyage of the space beagle
Slan
Responsibility: by A.E. Van Vogt.

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The world of Null-A: "Who was Gosseyn? Gosseyn himself didn't know his own identity - only that he could be killed, yet live again... But someone knew who Gosseyn was - and was using him as a pawn in a deadly game that spanned the Galaxy!" By the year 2650, the people of Earth have moved away from Aristotelian logic, training themselves through years of study and discipline to become Null-A. Everyone knows the people who manage to work their way through the levels of the yearly Game will get a better job, a better life. They may even go off-planet to the utopia-like Venus if they are lucky and pass all the tests. Gilbert Gosseyn is one of these who gather to take the test to see what life he will lead. Until he finds out that the life he's been living is not his own. Soon he finds himself not only on a quest to discover who he really is, but to foil the plans of an alien race bent on intergalactic conquest.

The voyage of the Space Beagle: A giant spaceship occupied by scientists and soldiers is exploring the galaxies. It will be attacked by different alien monsters and civilizations during its trip. Each time, the members of the expedition will have to forget for a while their dissensions in order to find a way to get rid of the enemy.

Slan: 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 9 years old, unwittingly becomes caught up in a plot to undermine Gray, who may be more sympathetic to slans than the public suspects.

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