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First Lensman.

Edward Elmer Smith

First Lensman.

by Edward Elmer Smith

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Published by Pyramid Books in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, Reading, Pa., Fantasy Press, 1950.

ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13814528M

By: E. E. “Doc” Smith () Triplanetary was first serialized in Amazing Stories in After the Lensman series became popular, Smith took his Triplanetary story and turned it into the first of the Lensman series, using it as a prequel to give the back story for the protaganists in the Lensmen series.5/5(1). Triplanetary was first serialized in Amazing Stories in After the Lensman series became popular, Smith took his Triplanetary story and turned it into the first of the Lensman series, using it as a prequel to give the back story for the protaganists in the Lensmen series.

First Lensman by E. E. "Doc" Smith 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 to Earth, inexplicably but compellingly: GO TO ARISIA! Virgil Samms, founder of the Galactic Patrol, went - and came back with the Lens, the strange device that. Title: First Lensman. Publisher: Pyramid Books, NY. Author: E.E. "Doc" Smith. We use the traditional book grading system of (from best to worst): As New, Fine Seller Rating: % positive.

This is the second book in the Lensman series but the last book written. After writing the first four novels in the Lensman series Smith reworked the short stories he had published that introduced the idea of Lensmen. First Lensman was then written to bridge the gap between Triplanetary and the four volume series/5(18). Download or stream First Lensman by E.E. "Doc" Smith. Get 50% off this audiobook at the AudiobooksNow online audio book store and download or stream it right to your computer, smartphone or tablet.


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First Lensman by Edward Elmer Smith Download PDF EPUB FB2

Title: First Lensman Series: Lensman, Book 2 Author: "Doc" E. Smith Genre: Science Fiction Smith continues his epic Lensman series in First Lensman. The Arisians are continuing to monitor and influence the development of four different races in the galaxy, specifically interested in the human race from Tellus (or Earth)/5.

First Lensman Language: English: LoC Class: PS: Language and Literatures: American and Canadian literature: Subject: Science fiction Subject: Space warfare -- Fiction Subject: Imaginary wars and battles -- Fiction Subject: Human-alien encounters -- Fiction Subject: Space colonies -- Fiction Subject: Outer space -- Exploration -- Fiction Subject.

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. There, he becomes the first wearer of the Lens, the almost-living symbol of the forces First Lensman.

book 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. First Lensman is the second self-contained novel in 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. 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. 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. "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.

'Doc' Smith's epic Lensman series, one of the all-time classics of adventurous, galaxy-spanning science fiction.

Galactic Patrol is the first book specifically written to be part of the Lensman series, and as such, it is probably the best jumping-in point for new readers of the series. The only book in the series that originally appeared in book format was First Lensman (published in ), which bridged the gap between Triplanetary and Galactic Patrol.

The rest of the series. Download First Lensman free in PDF & EPUB format. Download E. Smith's First Lensman for your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile.

"First Lensman", Smith's latest story, reestablishes his position as leader in his chosen field. His science novels continue to thrill his thousands of readers with their tremendous imaginative scope, their sure grasp of vast interstellar distances, their skillful creation of alien intelligences, their breath-taking adventures/5(2).

Template:Disambiguation Template:Infobox book First Lensman is a science fiction novel and space opera by American author E. Smith. It was first published in by Fantasy Press in an edition of 5, copies.

Although it is the second novel in the Lensman series, it was the sixth written. The novel chronicles the founding of the Galactic Patrol by Virgil Samms, the first Written: 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. First Lensman picks up more or less where Triplanetary left off. The story follows the doings of the ‘First Lensman’ Virgil Samms. The Arisians know that he is incorruptible, a paragon of bravery and virtue, so they have chosen him to be the first entity to .First Lensman is the sequel to Triplanetary, and the second book of E.E.

"Doc" Smith's classic Lensman series. How does All You Can Books work? All You Can Books gives you UNLIMITED access to o Audiobooks, eBooks, and Foreign Language courses/5(K). But even he had no idea of the ultimate cost, and the weird destiny waiting for the First Lensman.

First Lensman is the sequel to Triplanetary, and the second book of E.E. "Doc" Smith's classic.