EMPIRE OF THE ATOM. Van Vogt.
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EMPIRE OF THE ATOM.

Chicago: Shasta Publishers, [1957]. Octavo, boards. First edition. Inscribed and signed by Van Vogt on the title page. A mutant boy rises to power in a barbaric post-nuclear war "culture where radioactive elements are worshiped as gods and scientist-priests monopolize atomic power" (Brians). "A space opera of courtly intrigue which is modeled on Robert Graves's historical novels about the emperor Claudius" (Pringle). A novelization of a series of five stories published in ASTOUNDING between May 1946 and December 1947. The sequel is THE WIZARD OF LINN (1950; 1962). A fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with a touch of wear along the upper edge and two short closed tears. (25799). Item #25799

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