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. First Lensman E. E. Smith downloads; Triplanetary E. E. Smith downloads ยท The Skylark of Space E. E. Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby downloads. by. “DOC” SMITH. The Lensman series. TRIPLANETARY FIRST LENSMAN GALACTIC PATROL GRAY LENSMAN SECOND STAGE LENSMAN CHILDREN OF.

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Unknowingly, many of our battles throughout history have actually taken place smitn a larger galactic stage, and have had puppet strings pulled by greater masters. Reading this book is like experiencing Star Wars in novel form in the s. Pisceans have some kind of evil ray gun that divests enemy fleets of their ferrous properties, including hemoglobin. That tool is the Lens. And, I really loved when we got to see humans battling space pirates and the amphibious Nevians.

This offends his complex religious sensibilities, and arguably for the wrong reasonhe concludes that the “near-miss” theory is incorrect. First Lensman was written in to act as a link between Triplanetary and Galactic Patrol lejsman finally, in the years up toSmith revised the rest of the series to remove inconsistencies between the original Lensman chronology and Triplanetary.

In fact, rather than destroying the galaxy, the aliens are saving a bit of the galaxy by keeping my rating of this book at two stars, rather than one.

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Doc SMith 12 38 Jun 24, I have to give the Lensman books at least four stars for their nostalgia value, and that they began me on a life of love for science fiction. On July 14,Smith gave written permission to William B. I suppose it was about time for me to read this first volume in the famous Lensman series.


It’s also fun to read such an old science fiction book that contains so many elements that would become standard in space opera; tractor beams, view screens here called “plates”force fields here called “screens”faster-than-light space travel here called “inertialess flight”beam weapons here called “projectors”and even a metal planetoid filled with automatons led by a single evil figure sound familiar, Star Wars fans?

The men are strong, brilliant, and brave. The peaceful Arisians have foregone physical skills in order to develop contemplative mental power. Oct 06, Carlex rated it liked dox Shelves: I am personally a fan of approach 2. Opening section indicates that super-species brought down Atlantis and Rome, and then are involved with the three world wars of the 20th century.

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This Book is published by Historical Books Limited www. That order should be.

Triplanetary deserves its place in the history of the genre for the innovative approach at the time and smoth serialized space operas pulps were a very popular form of science fiction in its beginnings. The Eddorian shields are destroyed along with the Eddorian High Council. To see lensmwn your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Because of its place as a classic on many sci-fi lists and its significance as an early sci-fi read and the first space opera, it gets an extra star and winds up with 2 instead of 1.

The Eddorians, a dictatorial, power-hungry race, come seriees our universe from an alien space-time continuum after observing that our galaxy and a sister galaxy the Second Galaxy are passing through each other.

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He did an adequate job. It’s the tractor beams and blaster fire that are important. And their battleground is a tiny planet in a remote galaxy: This probably isn’t the story for you. All of this makes for an agitating read full of overstimulus, like overdosing on cocaine or deciding, against all better judgement, that you should take the plunge off the 3 story tall water slide only to find that it wasn’t such a good idea just as your butt clears the drop.


The Galactic Patrol, summoned to work together in this way for the first time, contains billions of beings who in total can generate immense mental force. The golden glow of summer afternoons in the garden and dimly-lit late nights in bed I had a thing then for dozing off while reading by candlelight – luckily no fires!

For you will find yourself experiencing the Golden Age of science fiction in which Doc Smith was the most popular author. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Jul 28, Angie rated it it was ok Shelves: Jan 24, Corytregoart rated it it was ok Recommends it for: La saga dei Lensmen by E. Using deadly “Vee-Two” gas, he seizes secret agent Costigan and Costigan’s love interest Clio, along with the ship’s captain.

Doc Smith’s dreadful space opera series. The swamping of Atlantis, the fall of Rome, the wars that rack the world and blaze through space – all may seem lfnsman accidents to the men involved, but each in reality is a move in a savage universe-wide power struggle