The Weapon Shops of Isher [NOOK Book]

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With the publication, in the July 1941 issue of Astounding Science Fiction magazine, of the story Seesaw, van Vogt began unfolding the complex tale of the oppressive Empire of Isher and the mysterious Weapon Shops. This volume, The Weapon Shops of Isher, includes the first three parts of the saga and introduces perhaps the most famous political slogan of science fiction: The Right to Buy Weapons is the Right to Be Free. Born at the height of Nazi conquest, the Isher stories suggested that an oppressive government...
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The Weapon Shops of Isher

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Overview

With the publication, in the July 1941 issue of Astounding Science Fiction magazine, of the story Seesaw, van Vogt began unfolding the complex tale of the oppressive Empire of Isher and the mysterious Weapon Shops. This volume, The Weapon Shops of Isher, includes the first three parts of the saga and introduces perhaps the most famous political slogan of science fiction: The Right to Buy Weapons is the Right to Be Free. Born at the height of Nazi conquest, the Isher stories suggested that an oppressive government could never completely subjugate its own citizens if they were well armed. The audience appeal was immediate and has endured long beyond other stories of alien invasion, global conflict and post war nuclear angst.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149014262
  • Publisher: Agency Editions, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/19/2013
  • Series: Isher , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 178
  • Sales rank: 176,715
  • File size: 213 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2005

    Great early Libertarian Futurist sci-fi

    I'm a huge Heinlein fan, and this was my first AE Van Vogt book. Very Heinlein-esque in terms of subject matter, and libertarian philosophy, but a refreshingly different style and character development. If you don't like the early 50's sci-fi, you won't like Van Vogt. But if you do, you'll like this and will start looking for more Van Vogt titles.

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