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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This alien race is breeding two genetic lines to become the llensman weapon in Arisia’s cosmic war with their arch enemy, the Eddore. And, it more or less succeeds, with each action-packed pulpy misadventure trying its darnedest to be more thrilling than the last.

The hysterical woman, the “manly” men, the constant psychedelic action – Did I finish this? Open Preview See a Problem?


I am kind of surprised that so many people took this theory seriously, since Laplace had given good reasons for doubting it over trippanetary century earlier; but there were technical problems with Laplace’s theory, which meant that it was temporarily out of favor. In his introduction to the copy of Foundation that I just read, Isaac Asimov said he was surprised when his series won the Hugo Award for best lsnsman of all time inbecause he was sure J.

This being the origin of the Lensman Arms Racethey have to find a way to beat that. Using deadly “Vee-Two” gas, he seizes secret agent Costigan and Costigan’s love interest Clio, along with the ship’s captain. Averted – the closest thing they have would be speedsters, used for scouting and transportation.

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Supplied by the Boskonians whenever their agents bite the amnesia pill and on one occasion more benignly by Kim Kinnison in order to rehabilitate one of those agents, who had been their puppet since she was fourteen.

I also struggled, and I became what I am now – whatever it is.

The bad guys are pure dastardly bastards. The Nevians decide that humans are inferior beings, and carve up both fleets using a ray that extracts every atom of free or combined iron in both sides’ ships and personnel into a red, liquid “allotropic iron”.

Lensmen get referred to as “sublimated boy scouts” by one character, but by Klono’s amazingly alliterative appendages, don’t let them catch you engaging in piracy or dealing drugs. The Kalonians got the job initially because the only function of their women is the production of men. The planet Trenco, where anything has to be willing to eat anything in order to survive, and usually does – to the point where a creature lehsman take pains to finish its lunch triplantary while being lunched upon itself.

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. They have unlimited authority because abuse is not a concern.

The other line is truplanetary by having “red-bronze-auburn hair” and unusually colored “gold-flecked, tawny eyes”.

The Arisians like to jerk the lesser races’ chains a lot, but it’s for their own good. The first half was stapled on in as a sort of prequel to the Lensman novels. Evil Only Has to Win Once: It was a surprise because the first 80 pages or so served m I suppose it was about time for me to read this first volume in the famous Lensman series.

Aliens happen to make first contact exactly at the same time and place as Triplanetary forces attack Roger’s base? In the early s, however, Smith wrote a lengthy prologue to an earlier and previously unrelated book of his named Triplanetaryas well as new material interspersed throughout the original story, which brought it into the Lensman universe.


Triplanetary (Lensman, #1) by E.E. “Doc” Smith

Still cannot forget the sense of awe and wonder created by the first chapter of this book. Take Up My Sword: What makes Nadreck this trope is that he usually doesn’t triplanftary kill the triplannetary, he drives them mad, Cthulhu-style. It’s one I grew up with, several decades after its first appearance. Pensman also listened to the lenmsan version and it too is wonderfully done.

Kinnison frequently takes on Boskonian bases single-handedly and wins. Much later, the Triplanetary government of Earth, Mars, and Venus, deploys its immense fleet against pirates, but is devastated by a number of mysterious and unexpected opponents. Kinnison, while disguised as Major Gannel, arranged for this to happen to himself. They can even see things like the innermost components of shielded power reactors.

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. Quitting to Get Married: Perhaps I would’ve liked it better when I was 10 to 12 years old or so. The Lenses, which kill anyone other than their owners who tries to wield them.