- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: New English Library; New edition edition (5 Feb. 1970)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0450004449
- ISBN-13: 978-0450004445
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 1.2 x 18 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,409,693 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Weapon Makers Paperback – 5 Feb 1970
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The Empress is the only female character in the book, by the way, although that is not particularly unusual for science fiction of the 1940s and 50s. Actually, she's the only character of either sex, since all the males, hero included, are either one-dimensional jaw-jutters or simply there to prop up the scenery. Neither is there any exploration of the technology used in the story, which you might have thought was pretty much compulsory for writers of this period. Van Vogt simply throws out expressions like "atomic gas bubble" and "vibrational enlargement" and leaves you to figure out what that's supposed to mean.
Finally (for this review), the pacing is dreadful.Read more ›