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by E. E. "Doc" Smith

Series Description

The Lensman series is a serial science fiction Space Opera by Edward Elmer “Doc” Smith. Set two billion years before the present time, the universe has few life-forms aside from the ancient Arisians, and few planets besides their native world. The peaceful Arisians have foregone physical skills in order to develop contemplative mental power. The underlying assumption for this series, based on theories of stellar evolution extant at the time of the books’ writing, is that planets form only rarely. (source: Wikipedia)

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    1. Triplanetary (1948)

    The Arisians, benevolent humanoids who have declared themselves Guardians of Civilization, war with the Eddoreans, shapeless, malevolent beings, hungry... read more »

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    2. First Lensman (1950)

    No human being had ever landed on the hidden planet of Arisia. A mysterious barrier, hanging unseen in space, turned back all ships. Then the word came... read more »

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    3. Galactic Patrol (1937)

    The space-pirates of Boskone raided at will, menacing the whole structure of interstellar civilization. Master-minded by a super-scientist, their... read more »

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    4. Gray Lensman (1939)

    Somewhere among the galaxies was the stronghold of Boskone, a network of brilliant interplanetary criminals, whose mania for conquest threatened the... read more »

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    5. 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... read more »

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    6. Children Of The Lens (1947)

    It was beginning to look as if no one could prevent the destruction of the Universe. For a strange intelligence was directing the destruction of all... read more »