Expatriate Alfred Elton
van Vogt was born in Manitoba in 1912 and moved to the U.S. in 1944. He is one of the pioneers of The Golden Age of Science Fiction.
Van Vogt wrote the popular Slan while still living in Canada. His novel Black Destroyer
was the winner of the first Aurora Award
in 1980 (then called the Casper Award). Van
Vogt received the SFWAGrand Master Award for lifetime achievement in 1995. His impressive (and
nearly endless) bibliography can be seen at the ISFDb.
Sadly Mr. van Vogt passed away on Jan. 26, 2000.
Look for A.E. van Vogt's latest reprint The Empire of Isher