Kurt wrote:I assume by "in heated moments" you do not mean sexy fun time?
Thankfully no - in this case the vibrator in question was a personal sidearm that, one assumes, induces a molecular vibration in the target resulting in anything from concussion to death (like all good SF weapons, it has a dial).
nowonmai wrote:Voyage of the Space Beagle was an important work to my childhood mind
I also found something about Van Vogt's writing to be very interesting as a child - his SF is quite fundamentally different from most others'; probably due to the interest in exotic thought systems that form the basis of his work. I had access to a couple of Null-A
books in my formative years and thus got General Semantics rather than Nexialism. The Weapon Shops of Isher
would've been good at that age as well.