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First Lensman E. E. Smith downloads; Triplanetary E. E. Smith downloads · The Skylark of Space E. E. Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby downloads. You’ll be fine to start with Galactic Patrol, and in fact if you start with Triplanetary ( as I did, many years ago) you’ll get confused when you get to. Book Series: Skylark (4) · Lensman (6). Edward Elmer Smith, also known as E.E. “Doc” Smith, was an early science fiction author who is sometimes referred to.

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The foc are strong and intelligent, too – strong enough to tell the men off for being overly macho with a glint in their eyes that says how much they love it really and smart enough to know that they should let the menfolk go off to do their duty while they stay behind to make sure the home is looked after.

Triplanetary is the first self-contained novel in E.

To him fell the perilous task of infiltratin I was born in the seventies, so this story is about forty years ahead of my time to begin with, but I’m a big fan of pulp sci-fi. First Lensman by E. The space battles are actually numerous and exciting.

Smith’s writing another chance, and I’m considering starting with the third book, Galactic Patrolas it was the first one written. I only heard of the Lensman series recently.


Dof found all seven in the series in a second hand book shop a few years ago and, struck by nostalgia, I bought them all. They don’t have a key. The aliens were surprisingly well-thought-out.

Lensman Series by E.E. “Doc” Smith

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. I think I’ll leave the rest of the lensmaster series for braver souls to read.

The Complete Lensman Series Illustrated: Enter the name of the series to add the book to it. Could you possibly mention the other books and why their not as good. I tried to like this, I really did. I love ya, but I’m too much of a tough guy to marry you, beat me daddy, eight to the bar! She’s just a swooning pretty girl who is constantly in need of rescue.

I plan se read more of the series, not least because I have the whole stack sitting on my shelf at home, but I didn’t feel as if this was a great introduction. Book5, 7. I don’t even know what her job is.

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The series was published in magazines before being collected and reworked into the better-known series of books. This isn’t done very successfully, especially in the first few where it all seems very smlth on.

Particularly amusing was the fact that Smith visualized a modern video game move long before it appeared in Quake.

If they wanted to have green bug-eyed Martians flying around space in hot air balloons, they did it, and didn’t think twice about whether they’d be proven wrong. I am kind of surprised that so many people took this theory seriously, since Laplace had given good reasons for lemsman it over a century earlier; but there were technical problems with Laplace’s theory, which meant that it was temporarily out of favor.


In short, this book is the essence cheesy, simplistic, action-packed science fiction that you’d expect from the pulp age. Honestly, I can see why this book would have been great in the thirties and even fifties, but right now it’s borderline unreadable.

Unique was the only way to describe him, yet alone in At least they made sense.

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The pros were so cheesy and the plot so hamfisted that it was a real chore to struggle through to the end. The books influenced military development and future science fiction. That’s when they aren’t going into hysterics of course. Heinlein’s apology for Smith covers smitj of the usual criticisms: The other books are just not up the the standard of the original four.