Saturday, May 3, 2008

** A E van Vogt's "The Weapon Shop" aka "Weapon Shops of Isher" (novelette, science fiction)

In a future dystopia where the rulers squeeze the subject every way they can, & common people have been brainwashed with government propaganda all their life to believe in benign rulers, an organization called "The Weapon Shop" is serving the role of Robin Hood - they have power & muscle to restore government wrongs for specific individuals.

Collected in.

  1. Robert Silverberg (Ed)'s "The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume One, 1929-1964".
  2. Raymond J Healy & J Francis McComas (Eds)' "Adventures in Time and Space".

Fact sheet.

First published: Astounding, December 1942.
Rating: B
Listed among the stories from John Campbell's Astounding/Analog.
Related: Stories of A E van Vogt.

Note: Why is this post so short?