"The Great Judge"
Short Fiction 1948 1,700 words
  • In 1957 van Vogt expanded this story into the novel The Mind Cage.



original version


expanded into novel
Included In
Away and Beyond 1952
The Mind Cage 1957
Transfinite: The Essential A.E. van Vogt 2003
Fantasy Book magazine
1948 July Fantasy Publishing Co.
digest Vol 1, No 3 — Issue #3 68 pages $0.25

cover art by
Lora Crozetti

Alternate Cover

Back Cover

First appearance

Alternate cover (artist unknown):

(Image courtesy of Rob.)

The back cover of this issue has some interesting adverts for books being released that month from the Fantasy Publishing Company.

Cover & other images: Walwyn, other Data: Walwyn
Authentic Science Fiction magazine
1956 July Hamilton & Company
digest Issue #71 160 pages 2/-

cover art by
E.L. Blandford

Cover image: ISFDB Data: ISFDB
Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales anthology
edited by Isaac Asimov & Groff Conklin 1963, etc.
The Time Curve anthology
edited by Sam Moskowitz & Roger Elwood
1968 Tower
paperback 43-986 189 pages $0.60

cover artist: unknown

Cover image: ISFDB Data: ISFDB
Out of This World #10 anthology
edited by Amabel Williams-Ellis & Michael Pearson
1973 Blackie
hardback 0-216-89379-8 pagecount: ? price: ?

cover artist: unknown

  Data: ISFDB
Microcosmic Tales anthology
edited by Joseph D. Olander & Martin H. Greenberg & Isaac Asimov 1980, etc.