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Ebook The Weapon Shops of Isher by A.E. van Vogt read! Book Title: The Weapon Shops of Isher
The author of the book: A.E. van Vogt
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 673 KB
Edition: Pocket Books
Date of issue: December 3rd 1980
ISBN: 0671431293
ISBN 13: 9780671431297

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"The right to own weapons is the right to be free"

I own an omnibus edition of The Weapons Shop of Isher and The Weapons Makers now as the old paper backs are long gone. The only thing that keeps these from 5 star ratings is that they are not quite as "enthralling" as some reads. Still these are wonderful books and of course they will provoke thought and debate.

The weapons shops exist basically to keep the totalitarian government of the Empress Isher from being able to take the last step to complete totalitarianism. That is they exist to provide individual citizens with weapons for self defense. The attitude behind the Weapons Shops is that of very minimalist government. They are not participating in trying to overthrow the oppressive government but to provide individuals the right to defend themselves. The idea is expressed that even a totalitarian government can't exist without at least the tacit consent of the people. The weapons allow individuals certain freedom. The Shops also provide an alternate court system for some things and prevent the complete domination of the despotic government. The weapons shops moto, repeated often in the book is: "The right to own weapons is the right to be free".

No spoilers here but these are classic....classic books.

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Ebook The Weapon Shops of Isher read Online! Alfred Elton van Vogt was a Canadian-born science fiction author regarded by some as one of the most popular and complex science fiction writers of the mid-twentieth century—the "Golden Age" of the genre.

van Vogt was born to Russian Mennonite family. Until he was four years old, van Vogt and his family spoke only a dialect of Low German in the home.

He began his writing career with 'true story' romances, but then moved to writing science fiction, a field he identified with. His first story was Black Destroyer, that appeared as the front cover story for the July 1939 edtion of the popular "Astounding Science Fiction" magazine.

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