Mar 29, 2020
Children of Tomorrow
Posted by A.E. van Vogt

Welcome home, Space Commander Lane We know you ve had a difficult time this past year evading those enigmatic, hostile aliens you encountered out there in the unmapped spaces between the stars But you ve also been gone a total of 10 yrs and things have changed back here on earth Take spaceport now it s a special city with peculiar problems all its own So we kids hadWelcome home, Space Commander Lane We know you ve had a difficult time this past year evading those enigmatic, hostile aliens you encountered out there in the unmapped spaces between the stars But you ve also been gone a total of 10 yrs and things have changed back here on earth Take spaceport now it s a special city with peculiar problems all its own So we kids had to organize and take care of each other because our dads have been gone too long, and they ll be just as surprised as you when they return You see, we have the power now.Cover art by Bruce Pennington.

  • Title: Children of Tomorrow
  • Author: A.E. van Vogt
  • ISBN: 0450014460
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Paperback
  • Children of Tomorrow Welcome home Space Commander Lane We know you ve had a difficult time this past year evading those enigmatic hostile aliens you encountered out there in the unmapped spaces between the stars But you

    Roddy Williams

    After a year of travel to through unmapped space, Space Commander Lane returns to earth Reaching Spaceport he finds everything changed beyond recognition.The adult males have deserted the cities in search of battle and exploration and the children have seized power Blurb from the 1972 NEL paperback editionSpaceport is a city containing the families of those men who have been away in space ten years on exploratory missions In the interim, a new social phenomenon has evolved The teenagers, having [...]


    Bruce

    Not VV s best, I fear Another one of those Cold War SF pieces But the read is worth the twists and the trust in humanity Very uplifting.


    Eric Secrist

    The middle section of the book is extremely well written and borders on fascinating The ending felt rushed and highly condensed I have read 3 other van Vogt novels The World of Null A, The Weapon Shops of Isher, and The Silkie , and Children of Tomorrow is my favorite so far CoT has better character development and themes than the other 3 novels CoT is also cohesive and the flow of the book is better than the others because it wasn t written in parts.The book is quite similar to many Phillip K [...]


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    Nick

    Weirdly, the idea that there are possibly enemy aliens lurking just outside our solar system is a subplot The real story is that society within the city surrounding Earth s military spaceport has gone utterly mad.My problem with the story is that Van Vogt postulated a very odd societal solution to the problem of most of the fathers being sent away from a military base on long missions The idea that very polite, puritanical teenage gangs would not only form but gain major social and political aut [...]


    Maren Child

    Dystopian YA science fiction from 1972 This is the first book I ve read by Van Vogt His insights into human behaviour, and his thoughts about society and relationships, are fascinating It s an interesting mix of SF and dystopian fiction, with shades of Jane Austin in the plot handsome space officers play a prominent part in the story The hero and heroine are tall, blonde and good looking well, those are the humans the alien boy is the other hero See the post Who Run the Dystopian World for comme [...]


    D.M.

    I thoroughly enjoyed Children of Tomorrow I ve always been a fan of van Vogt, but you never know what you will get when you pick up one of his books it can either be a painful experience or a magnificent one I am happy to say it is the latter It is a pretty basic story plot, centered around a city built upon space faring economy and the affects that holds upon families Ultimately it is a story surrounding childhood rebellion from poor or lack of effective parenting Focusing upon a system created [...]


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    Devon Deerface

    Will attempt to read this again one day just couldn t get in to it like other Van Vogts


    Brett

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    Peter Greenwell

    Read this years ago, just adding it for posterity now One of those strange ideas, routine delivery books The slang used by the teenagers was abrasively annoying.



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