van Vogt, A. E.
- Richard Bleiler
van Vogt, A. E. (26 April 1912–26 January 2000), science fiction writer, was born Alfred Elton van Vogt in Neville, Manitoba, Canada, the son of Henry and Agnes van Vogt. His father was a lawyer but was not particularly well off, and much of van Vogt's childhood was spent in small towns before the family settled in Winnipeg. Van Vogt had a childhood interest in fairy tales and the supernatural, and at age fourteen he discovered science fiction by encountering ...