The Weapon Shops of Isher by A. E. van Vogt

The Weapon Shops of Isher

byA. E. van Vogt

Kobo ebook | November 26, 2013

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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 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.

Title:The Weapon Shops of IsherFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 26, 2013Publisher:Agency Editions, Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1940392020

ISBN - 13:9781940392028

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Isher and Van Vogt Immortal Hedrock and the empire of Isher, with the counterpoint of the weapon shops. A mighty idea once, today a little thin, but the story is still readable, an old classic.
Date published: 2013-12-31