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First Lensman by Edward Elmer Smith

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Published by Berkley .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL7502440M
ISBN 100425090531
ISBN 109780425090534

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I first read this book in the seventies and thoroughly enjoyed it, the doc Smith books are now very dated and probably wouldn't appeal to younger people brought up on the likes of Star Wars but I would still recommend the lensman books to anyone interested a very well written Sci fi book/5(). The first was "Triplanetary", which came first in the overall series, and was a rather uneven book, with new material set mostly in the past, and a previously published story which was rewritten to fit into the Lensman universe. The second was this book, which bridges the period between "Triplanetary" and the original Lensman stories/5(26). Check out this great listen on There is a dark power in the galaxy working against the rise of civilisation, and the First Lensman is leading the way in the fight against chaos. By founding the Galactic Patrol, the Lensmen seek to unite the civilised beings of the galaxy and weld a st. There, he becomes the first wearer of the Lens, the almost-living symbol of the forces of law and order. As the first Lensman, Samms helps to form the Galactic Patrol, a battalion of Lensmen who are larger-than-life heroes. These soldiers are the best of the best, with incredible skill, stealth, and drive.

First Lensman is the second self-contained novel in E. E. ‘Doc’ Smith’s epic Lensman series, one of the all-time classics of adventurous, galaxy-spanning science fiction. pages, with a reading time of ~ hours (96, words), and first published in /5(6). 22 rows  Samms knew the price of that power would be high. But even he had no idea of the ultimate . The Lensman series of science fiction novels were written by Edward Elmer “Doc” Smith. There are six books in the series, first published between and though there was a short story called The Vortex Blaster published in and considered a sequel to the series.   In First Lensman, we find the benevolent super-beings of Arisia ready to bestow the first "lens" on a human being (which, among other things, will give humans telepathic powers). The honor goes to Virgil Samms, who will ever after be known as the "First Lensman."/5(5).

First Lensman is the sequel to Triplanetary, and the second book of E.E. "Doc" Smith's classic Lensman series. (from the original book cover and Mark Nelson) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording.   First Lensman: Science Fiction Stories - Ebook written by E. E. Smith. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read First Lensman: Science Fiction Stories/5(24). FIRST LENSMAN. E. E. "DOC" SMITH. PYRAMID BOOKS NEW YORK. To E. Everett Evans. FIRST LENSMAN. A PYRAMID BOOK Published by arrangement with the author. Fantasy Press edition published Pyramid edition published December, Second printing July, Third printing April, Fourth printing September, Fifth printing May, Samms knew that the price of this power would be high. But even he had no idea of the ultimate cost - nor of the strange destiny that awaited the First Lensman First Lensman is the second self-contained novel in E. E. 'Doc' Smith's epic Lensman series, one of the all-time classics of adventurous, galaxy-spanning science fiction.;.