A. E. Van Vogt
Slan Cover



Interesting - sort of believable - look at possible human evolution and society's reaction.

But the book has not aged well for me. I am tired of stories where some sort of Superhumans use their skills to manipulate mankind "because they know better" and are presented as heroes and saviours.

This sort of thing happens in far too many older science fiction stories - and is never treated as the abomination it should be.

(Granted, in this case Slans are hunted, killed, exterminated and have to go undercover. They get a pass - partially.)

Not recommended except for historical value.