The Wizard of Linn

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The Wizard of Linn
First edition
Author A. E. van Vogt
Cover artist Ed Valigursky
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Ace Books
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 190 pp
Preceded by Empire of the Atom

The Wizard of Linn is a science fiction novel written by A. E. van Vogt and a sequel to Empire of the Atom. The novel was originally serialized in the science fiction magazine Astounding Science Fiction (April - June 1950).[1] It was subsequently published in Germany in 1961 by Terra Sonderband, as Der Zauberer Von Linn.[2]

Plot summary[edit]

A war between humanity and an extraterrestrial race known as the Riss had led to the decay of the solar system, and the mutated human genius Clane Linn had defeated the hordes of the barbarian chief Czinczar, as described in the prequel. Linn repudiated Czinczar's exhortation to usurp control of the Linn Empire. After realizing the technological retardation of humanity, he conceives a plan to go on an interstellar expedition in search of technological restoration, to eventually rescue humanity.


  • A. E van Vogt, The Wizard of Linn, Ace Books 1962, ASIN : B000FLT2BC

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