The Wizard of Linn
|Author||A. E. van Vogt|
|Cover artist||Ed Valigursky|
|Genre||Science fiction novel|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|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). It was subsequently published in Germany in 1961 by Terra Sonderband, as Der Zauberer Von Linn.
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
- The Wizard of Linn title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Transgalactic: A Baen collection of A. E. Vogt stories, edited by Eric Flint and David Drake, which includes Empire of the Atom and The Wizard of Linn.
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