A. E. van Vogt

1912 - 2000

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Alfred Elton van Vogt (; April 26, 1912 – January 26, 2000) was a Canadian-born science fiction author. His fragmented, bizarre narrative style influenced later science fiction writers, notably Philip K. Dick. He was one of the most popular and influential practitioners of science fiction in the mid-twentieth century, the genre's so-called Golden Age, and one of the most complex. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of A. E. van Vogt has received more than 348,401 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). A. E. van Vogt is the 1,311th most popular writer (up from 1,540th in 2019), the 61st most popular biography from Canada (up from 72nd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Canadian Writer.

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Among writers, A. E. van Vogt ranks 1,311 out of 5,794Before him are Mimnermus, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Tadeusz Mazowiecki, John William Polidori, Reinaldo Arenas, and Hovhannes Tumanyan. After him are James Oliver Curwood, Radegund, Yaşar Kemal, Hugo Gernsback, Cratinus, and Thornton Wilder.

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Among people born in 1912, A. E. van Vogt ranks 67Before him are Ertuğrul Osman, Shoichi Nishimura, Princess Deokhye, Hermann Graf, José Ferrer, and Arne Næss. After him are Hugh Griffith, Salvador Luria, Julia Child, Lady Bird Johnson, Sohn Kee-chung, and Woody Guthrie. Among people deceased in 2000, A. E. van Vogt ranks 50Before him are Herta Bothe, Leonid Rogozov, Merton Miller, Friedrich Gulda, Petar Mladenov, and Jan Karski. After him are Takashi Kano, Loretta Young, Barbara Cartland, Lazar Koliševski, Yasuo Suzuki, and Akira Nozawa.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, A. E. van Vogt ranks 61 out of 1,130Before him are Drake (1986), Princess Margriet of the Netherlands (1943), Sidney Altman (1939), Arthur B. McDonald (1943), Charles Brenton Huggins (1901), and Ryan Gosling (1980). After him are Henry Taube (1915), David Easton (1917), Avril Lavigne (1984), René Angélil (1942), Mack Sennett (1880), and David H. Hubel (1926).

Among WRITERS In Canada

Among writers born in Canada, A. E. van Vogt ranks 5Before him are Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874), Alice Munro (1931), Margaret Atwood (1939), and Saul Bellow (1915). After him are Brian Tracy (1944), David Morrell (1943), Shulamith Firestone (1945), David Shore (1959), Naomi Klein (1970), Gabrielle Roy (1909), and Gordon R. Dickson (1923).