A. E. van Vogt — Canadian Author born on April 26, 1912, died on January 26, 2000

Alfred Elton van Vogt was a Canadian-born science fiction author regarded as one of the most popular, influential and complex science fiction writers of the mid-twentieth century: the "Golden Age" of the genre... (wikipedia)

Recruiting Station was a story that came as the result of many anxious awakenings during many nights.
I don't recall having any self-awareness about the intricacy of my stories.
Chum was a British boy's weekly which, at the end of the year was bound into a single huge book; and the following Christmas parents bought it as Christmas presents for male children.
You have to remember that I was a bright but simple fellow from Canada who seldom, if ever, met another writer, and then only a so-called literary type that occasionally sold a story and meanwhile worked in an office for a living.
The encouragement I got from Campbell was a quick check and praise. Once the Space Beagle was launched on its mission, it seemed natural for it to breed additional thoughts.