Editorial Reviews. Review. This is the first of E. E. “Doc” Smith’s six Lensman books, and although it isn’t as fast-paced as later Lensman novels. Triplanetary (The Lensman Series Book 1) – Kindle edition by E. E. Smith. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. This is the first of E. E. “Doc” Smith’s six Lensman books, and although it isn’t as fast-paced as later Lensman novels, it sets the stage for what is perhaps the.

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Tropes H – P. 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. The books influenced military development and future science fiction. Among Boskone and their controllers, e.

An Axe to Grind: She’s just a swooning pretty girl who is constantly in need of rescue. Guess who runs Civilization?

A lucky few — including Kimball Kinnison — discover that they’ve actually had innate powers of their own this whole time, and that the Lens only served to awaken them.


triplaneyary Smith’s Lensman series, which begins here, is a classic of pulp science fiction. Most science fiction I read is from the last couple of decades, and none of it is even remotely as action-packed as Triplanetary. Now it was all set out from the beginning. Perhaps I went into this book ready to take it seriously, hence I was seriously disappointed.


I’ve heard people rave about how Doc Smith’s work was one of triplanwtary early space operas and that it influenced many later science fiction masterpieces. Black and White Morality: Jul 28, Angie rated it it was ok Shelves: So I finished the book. Medury took great pains to ensure he was doing no harm before he triggered the first Vortex.

But it is basically pulp fiction, and being that I had no nostalgic connections to it having read it the first time this year, I got nothing out of it. Please may we have MORE Paperbackpages. Later on, we get faster-than-light travel by means of the “inertialess drive”, and Smith hardly even bothers to whitewash it.

Triplanetary (Lensman, book 1) by E E ‘Doc’ Smith

I really hope we have the rest of this grand space opera put up in your site. The Eddorians are nebulous, shifting creatures, and can assume a variety of human forms.

For the Second-Stage Lensmen they turned out just to be magic feathersas Second-Stage Lensmen are advanced enough to use mind powers on their own. After the trio has been captured by Gray Roger, Clio has the following conversation with her guide: You Have Failed Me: Before the final battle in Children of the Lensone of the Kinnison girls is trying to chain-smoke, but is so wound up that she only manages one or two puffs before stubbing the cigarette out and lighting a new one.

It appeared as a book infrom the short-lived Fantasy Press, part of a small but important wave of reprinting magazine scie This book is something of a fix-up, and, as a result of how it was expanded, it is decidedly episodic.


Includes protective force-fieldsinertial dampening techrocket thrustersa generous heat rayand the multi-kilohorsepower engines required to move it around. In fact, when Kimball uses a spider as part of his scheme, he makes sure to find a nice, juicy fly for the spider to eat as well, and it’s all part of the same thing. Maybe seeing Flash Gordon reruns at about the same time that Star Wars came out back in the ’70s caused a rift in my mind, a gaping gulf between “then” and “now” or what was “now” at the time.

In short, this book is the essence cheesy, simplistic, action-packed science fiction that you’d expect from the pulp age.

Actually, Virginia’s being fed a crock of bullshit. Why didn’t anyone think of that?

I can’t wait to pick up First Lensman and keep reading! Phil is a great reader, and this story was well done. Or perhaps Heinlein would call him un sane.

Triplanetary, First in the Lensman Series

And maybe that’s my problem. Once the Boise gets the proper upgrades, however Retrieved from ” https: The Arisians undertake a eugenics project to breed two human genetic lines that triplanegary intended to become the ultimate weapon in Arisia’s cosmic war with Eddore. But at the end of the day, it’s not just that it’s dated. There are also hints at one point that Christopher Kinnison might harbor a few unfilial feelings for his mother Clarissa

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