- Publisher: Amereon Ltd (June 1976)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0884119769
- ISBN-13: 978-0884119760
- Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 22.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 476 g
"Wizard of lin" continues the story of lord Clane , this wonderfull mutant with a twisted body and an ingenius mind. Lord Clane must , this time , deal with both a fearsome military leader from the saturn moons , and the second Riss invasion - the same Riss that destroyed man's civilization 8000-12000 years ago.
In this book there is maybe a bit less plot-twists than in the usual Van-Vogt BUT don't think I mean that the book is below the Vogtian average - on the contrary - it is among the best.
Political schems on personal-power-strugles on personal conflicts and so on. On top of all that , as in "Empire of the atom" , you get a glimpse into a world where advenced technolegy such as spaceships is used to move armies into battles of face-to-face combats with swords and axes in hand.
A uniqe future , the writing of a master , and a truly vivid hero , makes "Wizard of lin" and ofcourse "Empire of the atom" , books that I REALLY didn't want to finish reading.
My grade : EXCELLENT.