van Vogt novelettes and novellas

novelette: 7,500 to 17,500 words; novella: 17,500 to 40,000 words; novel: over 40,000 words.

Articles in this section

  • "The Proxy Intelligence" (1968) by A. E. van Vogt

    by A. E. van Vogt

    The Proxy Intelligence, first published in the October 1968 issue of the WORLDS OF IF SCIENCE FICTION magazine, is the sequel to the excellent golden-age story Asylum, which was first published in 1942 and which can be seen elsewhere on this site.
    In Asylum we followed the adventures of an (...)

  • "Rogue Ship" (1950) by A. E. van Vogt

    by A. E. van Vogt

    This rousing space-opera extravaganza starts off with a bang when the very wealthy and scientifically-minded hero learns that the spaceship that he had built to ship a colony to the far-away Alpha Centauri star system six years ago – to escape a forthcoming nova-explosion of the sun which only (...)

  • "The Ultra Man" (1966) by A. E. van Vogt

    by A. E. van Vogt

    On a large and very cosmopolitan United Nations space-station on the moon, a gifted psychologist is explaining to a colleague what people way down on the street below are thinking and saying just by studying the expressions on their faces through field-glasses, when all of a sudden he declares (...)

  • "The Star-Saint" (1951) by A. E. van Vogt

    by A. E. van Vogt

    A shipload of colonists is about to land on the far-away and beautiful planet of Ariel when their captain announces that they will be left there on their own – he has to rush off because time is money – to investigate just what happened to the previous 1000-strong colony there which has been (...)