Slan Author:A.E. Van Vogt Centuries ago, human beings fought the slan race for control of Earth. Most of the slans were exterminated, and a world-wide police state was established to protect humanity against the scattered survivors. The exact circumstances of the Slan Wars were long forgotten, but the fear and hatred of slans remained... kept alive by the human governmen... more »t.
Because slans were mutants? superior human beings capable of taking over the world if given another chance. They were many times stronger than ordinary men and women, phenomenally intelligent and? most frighteningly? telepathic. And since they could be easily identified by their strangely beautiful mind-reading organs? delicate golden tendrils which mingled with their hair? slans were often murdered in the streets with full government sanction.« less