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 · 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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Therein, for me, lies the problem. Space pirate Roger has invented completely new tech and built a space navy full of robots, without anyone noticing? Edward Elmer Smith also E. The Eddoreans are selfish, arrogant, greedy – the epitome of everything cruel and evil.

Books by Smith, E. E. (Edward Elmer) (sorted by popularity) – Project Gutenberg

In the next, you have a mysterious alien power smoth an entire fleet. Retrieved from ” https: This book is something of a fix-up, and, as a result of how it was expanded, it is decidedly episodic.

By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. 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.

But it would be really good to have them listed in their proper fictional order as well as the books by E. Like many concepts in the book world, “series” is a xoc fluid and contested notion. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. In response to those suggesting that dissecting the science in SF novels is redundant and possibly silly, I would argue for a dichotomy.

Reading order for the Lensman books Ask Question. I coc 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. The good guys practically wear white hats, perfect physical and mental specimens that could adorn a recruitment poster for the US Army or the Wehrmacht.


It’s not just that the science that has dated and boy has that datedit’s the dialogue too. Reading this book is like experiencing Star Wars in novel form in the s.

Roger is a ruthless sociopath with no redeeming qualities. Jul 01, Johnny rated it liked it. They are quite repulsive to human eyes, but the charachers realise that the aliens most likely find the humans at least as repulsive. This isn’t done very successfully, especially in the first few where it lebsman seems very tacked on. The next bit, in Rome, however, is a straightforward story of gladiatorial combat and a slave revolt.

The movie is a loose adaptation of the series. That said, it did stress my suspension of disbelief that everything was so quickly reverse engineered all the time. Print hardcover and paperback Audiobook. In a funny sort of way, the characterisation of this book reminded me of that in E. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.

Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. The one aspect of the book that I did enjoy didn’t involve the human characters at all. The Unit focuses the accumulated power onto one tiny point of the Eddorians’ shields.

There was enough action and suspense to keep me reading and I’ll probably check out the next in the series but it won’t be for a while.

Doc Smith’s dreadful space opera series. I’d forgotten just how rapidly the technology develops here. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere “lists” of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place.

Kim Kinnison, Number One man of his time, had faced challenges before – but rarely one as daunting as this. The characters are pretty much archetypes, but such wonderful examples of them that I found it hard to be annoyed. The situation is even worse than that; Dr Smith originally set Galactic Patrol in a universe explicitly different from Triplanetary. I’ve been meaning to re-read them all for some time, but perhaps they should be left in the past, infused with the fond glow of childhood discovery, remnant of a mythical time without cynicism and postmodernism, when we could ignore the complexities of the real world and pretend that all problems could be solved if people would just smmith that granite jawed white men were always right.


Lensman Series

So I finished the book. Originally, the series consisted of the four novels D PatrolGray LensmanSecond Stage Lensmenand Children of the Lenspublished between and in the magazine Astounding Stories. The Lens gives its wearer a variety of mental capabilities, including those needed to enforce the law on alien planets, and to bridge the communication gap between different life-forms. Book5, 7. And then a third of the way through the book, we’re in space opera territory; our heroes are kidnapped by space pirates, re-kidnapped http: Dominance over these life forms would offer the Eddorians an opportunity to satisfy their lust for power and control.

The solution is for the heroes to have even more magical technology, like guns that can burn through anything, and “spy rays” that let them see through any object and can’t be detected. Children Of The Lens It was beginning to look as if no one could prevent the destruction of the Universe.

Shelve Chronicles of the Lensmen, Volume 1: It’s not as easy to settle into that aspect of the book, but give Smith the benefit of his time, and focus more on the plot action, and you’ll get past it. And the Kindle e-book is free!

Other books in the series. Heinlein’s apology for Smith covers most of the usual criticisms: Like space is filled with “aether. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Refresh and try again. Jarvis Hilton is in charge of a handpicked team of scientists — and ddoc navy warship on a deep space mission, dubbed Project Theta Orionis. Chronological order Series by seires.