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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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Lensman Series

Not so with Smith’s novel, Triplanetary. Smith sets up this stark contrast between good and evil in the first chapters as he sets up this universe’s iconic mythos I’ve read this book one and a half times.

Not long later, you have submarine explosions so large that they expose the dry bedrock. I think these are probably the finest of ‘Doc’ Smith’s ripping space adventures – powered by derring do and the fight for justice, with square jawed heroes and their beautiful women, a World’s Fair-type 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.

In the not too distance future, while fleets of c… More. Although Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in October ofbreaking the sound barrier must still have been a big deal in when Smith published Triplanetary for the first time.

First Lensman No human being had ever landed on the hidden planet of Arisia.

Lensman Series by E.E. “Doc” Smith

Archived from the original on January 13, Reading order for the Lensman books Ask Question. I haven’t read any of the others, and I probably won’t, because they’d likely just be further sequences of scenes trying to top each other and make me ever more thoroughly impressed.


The two powerful races that start the story in epically dense prosethe Eddoreans and the Arisians, encapsulate the ethos perfectly. But it would be really good to have them listed in their proper fictional order as well as the books by E.

Again, though, the Lensman series is not about credibility. A character is locked in a room. 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. Jarvis Hilton is in charge of a handpicked team of scientists — and a navy warship on a deep space mission, dubbed Project Theta Orionis. But he told me the ending orally and in private. Common Knowledge Series Lensman: Paperbackpages.

But at the end of the day, it’s not just that it’s dated. The actual sequence for “reading” the series should start with Triplanetary and move straight through to Masters of the Vortex. Then again, the Hardy Boys haven’t aged well, and I still guilty pleasure alert like some of the series.

La saga dei Lensmen by Edward Elmer Smith. I can’t say I enjoyed Triplanetary much.

Jan 24, Corytregoart rated it it was ok Recommends it for: I’m excited to read the rest of the series. But before they can escape, an amphibian alien warship arrives, determined to drain every last molecule of iron from the solar system. The first of these was designed by Philip N.


Since pulp sci-fi is not exactly famous for its deep characters or subtle plots, I didn’t really expect from this book much more than gripping action and quite xmith flashing ray-guns, but I was still disappointed. I think these are probably the finest of ‘Doc’ Smith’s ripping space adventures – powered by derring do and the fight for justice, with square jawed heroes and their beautiful women, a World’s Fair-type optimism of technology and a complete lack of regard for the laws of physics.


I can’t look back on it and glory in the unintentional silliness of it all – the chauvinism, the absolutely terrible dialogue, and the deus ex machina and here, I mean literally “machine” lfnsman jerks the plot in wmith directions and destroys pacing.

She’s just a swooning pretty girl who is constantly in need of rescue. The characters are little more than vague stereotypes.

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This review is for any modern reader who didn’t grow up reading pulp fiction from the ‘s. Masters of the Vortex Some say it happens after Children of the Lens but most say that it happens between Second Stage Lensman and Children of the Lens which is my opinion.

Not horrible though the dialogue at times made me wincebut I didn’t really like either. But if the next couple of books in the series are this slapdash and vague about the big picture, I can’t see making it through the snith thing.

This page was last edited on 16 Augustat It’s not all bad, though. And the Kindle e-book is free! The series begins with Triplanetarybeginning two billion years before the present time and continuing into the near future.

And I don’t much. Sign up using Facebook. So, I read Triplanetary.