3. Stories

novelette: 7,500 to 17,499 words; novella: 17,500 to 40,000 words; novel: over 40,000 words.


Articles in this section

  • "Humans, Go Home!" (1969) by A. E. van Vogt

    by A. E. van Vogt

    Miliss and Dav are the only two humans on the Jana planet, and their mission is to help the population evolve progressively towards a more advanced state of civilization, more compatible with the ultra-developed nature of the rest of the human-controlled galaxy. But there are big problems, not (...)

  • "The First Rull" (1978) by A. E. van Vogt

    by A. E. van Vogt

    Rulls are deadly enemies of mankind who have sent a team of spies to Earth to recover an anti-gravity raft that the humans have recuperated without (so far) realizing the enormous potential of the superior technology it contains.
    The Rulls are ruthless beings who, although they can and do (...)

  • "The Ghost" (1942) by A. E. van Vogt

    by A. E. van Vogt

    This rare excursion of van Vogt into the realm of fantasy first appeared in the August 1942 issue of the highly regarded Unknown Worlds bi-monthly magazine.
    This unusual 12,500-word ghost novelette with whodunit and time-conundrum elements, written during van Vogt’s Canadian days when he was (...)