"The Proxy Intelligence"
Short Fiction 1968 20,000 words
  • Included in both the British and American The Best of A.E. van Vogt collections.

Part of the
Dreegh Series
1 —     "Asylum" 1942
2 —     "The Proxy Intelligence" 1968

The two Dreegh stories were adapted into the fix-up novel Supermind (1977), along with the previously unrelated story "Research Alpha."

A third Dreegh story was planned but never written; it was to be entitled "I.Q. 10,000." As a result, van Vogt used "Research Alpha" as the novel's conclusion, a story which was not part of the original Dreegh series.



original version


adapted for fix-up novel
Included In
The Best of A.E. van Vogt: Volume 2 1979
The Best of A.E. van Vogt    [American] 1976
The Best of A.E. van Vogt    [British] 1974
The Proxy Intelligence and Other Mind-Benders 1971
Supermind 1977
The Universe Maker and The Proxy Intelligence 1976
Worlds of If magazine
1968 October Galaxy Publishing
digest Vol 18, No 10 — Issue #131 164 pages $0.60

cover art by

First appearance

3 illustrations by
Jack Gaughan

Cover image: ISFDB
Illustration images: other
Data: Walwyn