E. E. "Doc" Smith 1890—1965

E. E. "Doc" Smith


Edward Elmer Smith, also known as E.E. “Doc” Smith, was an early science fiction author who is sometimes referred to as the father of Space Opera. Smith’s novels are generally considered to be the classic space operas, and he is sometimes called the “first nova” of twentieth century science fiction. Smith expressed a preference for inventing fictional technologies that were not strictly impossible (so far as the science of the day was aware) but highly unlikely: “the more unlikely the better” was his phrase. (source: Wikipedia)

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    First Lensman (1950)

    In the not too distance future, while fleets of commercial space ships travel between the planets of numerous solar systems, a traveler named Virgil Sam...read more »

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    Galactic Patrol (1937)

    The Lensmen are the most feared peacekeepers in the Galaxy. The ‘Lens,’ a telepathic jewel matched to the ego of its wearer, is the ultimate weapon in t...read more »

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    Gray Lensman (1940)

    Lensman Kimball Kinnison has attained the goal which every Lensman seeks, and so few attain, that of Unattached Lensman, a Lensman who is accountable to...read more »

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    Masters of Space (1961)

    Jarvis Hilton is in charge of a handpicked team of scientists – and a navy warship on a deep space mission, dubbed Project Theta Orionis. On the outboun...read more »

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    Second Stage Lensmen (1941)

    Kim Kinnison, Number One man of his time, had faced challenges before - but rarely one as daunting as this. To him fell the perilous task of infiltratin...read more »

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    Skylark Of Valeron (1935)

    Our hero’s family are in deep space when they are attacked by the intellectuals. In order to survive the attack they rotate into the 4th dimension and a...read more »

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    Skylark Three (1930)

    In this exhilarating sequel to The Skylark of Space, momentous danger again stalks genius inventor and interplanetary adventurer Dr. Richard Seaton. Sea...read more »

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    Spacehounds of IPC (1931)

    When the Inter-Planetary Corporation’s crack liner Arcturus took off on a routine flight to Mars, it turned out to be the beginning of a most unexpected...read more »

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    Subspace Survivors (1960)

    There has always been, and will always be, the problem of surviving the experience that any trained expert can handle…when there hasn’t been any first s...read more »

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    The Galaxy Primes (1959)

    They were four of the greatest minds in the Universe: Two men and two women, all Psionic Primes, lost in an experimental spaceship billions of parsecs f...read more »

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    The Skylark of Space (1928)

    Brilliant government scientist Richard Seaton discovers a remarkable faster-than-light fuel that will power his interstellar spaceship, The Skylark. His...read more »

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    The Vortex Blaster (1941)

    One man against the basic energy of the universe, unleashed in ravening fury that was Storm Cloud. Unique was the only way to describe him, yet alone in...read more »

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    Triplanetary (1937)

    From the atomic age in Atlantis to the far-flung future, here is a story of interstellar war with Earth as the prize for the victor. The elder race of o...read more »