A. E. van Vogt was a distinguished Canadian science fiction author. He is considered as one of the most ingenious writers of his genre in the Golden Age. He started his writing career with pulp magazine taking up true-confession style writing. However, after few years he shifted to writing science fiction which he enjoyed writing more. In 1941, he quit his job at the Canadian Department of National Defence and became a full-time writer. With a career spreading over six decades the prolific writer wrote around 39 novels and a number of short-stories. Some of his popular novels include ‘The Universe Maker’, ‘Slan’, ‘Empire Of The Atom’, ‘The Voyage Of The Space Beagle’ and ‘Black Destroyer’ amongst others. His thoughts, writings, works and stories revolved around temporal conundrum theme. Read through the corpus of quotes and sayings by A. E. van Vogt which have been extricated from his books, writings, novels, short stories, work and life.
You have to remember that I was a bright but simple fellow from Canada who seldom, if ever, met another writer, and then only a so-called literary type that occasionally sold a story and meanwhile worked in an office for a living.
Well, first of all, going off with dianetics was based upon a thought of mine.
A. E. van Vogt
I figure that that has a ten year cycle. At the end of that ten years, I began to get worried that I would run into what is known as the writer's block, the feeling of not being able to do these things.