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The Voyage of the Space Beagle

The Voyage of the Space Beagle - A. E. Van Vogt Van Vogt has a reputation of his books moving as fast as Bester or E. E. Smith, but I found a more normal pace in this book.

The book is very much a forerunner of the original Star Trek TV show. It is 4 linked episodes where the characters in the book take on dangerous aliens while undergoing a voyage to another galaxy.

Like the Foundation series it has at its core a person who saves the day through a new super science in this case Nexialism, which is an integration of the other sciences.

The book is a rollicking space romp with lots of fearsome aliens, who are in many ways ahead of their time. Entertaining with a lot of throwaway ideas. It has the standard obsession with psychic powers in SF of this period.

Worth reading. Light and fun.