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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All illegal drugs are still illegal in the far future, as they should be ; indeed, much of the Galactic Patrol’s work is replicating a galactic DEA with Judge Dredd’s plenipotentiary powers. Patrolman Conway Costigan and his friends engage in a space battle with Gray Roger the pirate gangster. Still cannot forget the sense of awe and wonder created by the first chapter of this book.

It is explained that, from Civilization’s point of view, they cannot be trusted with full self-government immediately when their previous social systems have been highly fascist and authoritarian: It only goes up from there.

This is the first book in a series; how long can this go on? Triplanetayr early hardbacks were later supplemented by the Pyramid Books paperback edition of the mids, the form in which I, as part of a whole later generation of science fiction fans, first encountered them.

Fate Worse than Death: The characters are pretty much archetypes, but such wonderful examples of them that I found it hard to be annoyed. I plan to read more of lens,an series, not least because I have the whole stack sitting on my shelf at home, but I didn’t feel as if this was a great introduction.

It’s Science Fictionand if you read it as a creature of its time, it’s a lot of fun. And, for those who think I rated Triplanetary too low, please recognize my protest that if I were rating the last part of the book it would have been, at least, four stars.


First Lensman has the planet Trenco, which has forty seven feet of rainfall each night, the worst electrical storms in known space, and wind velocities of over miles per hour. Lenwman by Wikipedia and Phil Chenevert For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats if availableplease go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. So, the characterization and morality of this book is simplistic, and the dialog equally so.

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Triplanetary (Lensman, #1) by E. E. Smith – Risingshadow

Old fashioned space opera. And the Kindle e-book is free! I hope the subsequent versions are read soon! In fact, when Kimball uses a spider as part of his scheme, he makes sure to find a nice, juicy fly for the spider to eat as well, and it’s all part of the same rriplanetary.

Triplanetary, First in the Lensman Series

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I’m excited to read the rest of the series. How Do I Shot Web?


It was first serialized in the magazine Amazing Stories in While details are sketchy at this late date, it was well known to fans who knew Smith that the explosives factory section, including the firing, was autobiographical. I loved how the perspectives of different alien races is involved, it makes for a great story.

Neal Cloud realises this aversion just before he blows out Vortex Number One – the resultant explosion is considerably more violent than he had originally anticipated, and the careful preparations made for his safety are woefully inadequate. Nov 07, Shannon Haddock rated it it was amazing. The women are strong and intelligent, too – strong enough to tell the men off for being overly macho with a glint in their eyes that says how much they love it really and smart enough to know that they should let the menfolk go off to do their duty while they stay behind to make sure the home is looked after.


Aug 25, Jim rated it liked it Shelves: The action escalates so highly and so quickly that the reader becomes desensitized.

Space agent manages to find out the secrets of alien science in a couple of days, despite being held prisoner the whole time? When the wall-shield fails, that’s it. The initial chapters cover the Kinnison genetic line during the fall of Atlantis and Nero’s reign in Rome. The author takes five defining chapters to cover the background of the Kinnison line: Smith’s prose is clunky, but it’s vigorous and exciting enough once the reader finds its rhythm.

Trivia About Triplanetary Len I read this because the third book in the series was nominated for the Retro Hugo award. This is an actual lensmsn from the book: No trivia or quizzes yet.

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But even compared to pulp fiction of the time, this story is pretty weak. And he’s not necessarily the worst. Some physically human societies have either radically different nudity taboos or none at all, and Lensmen are expected to adopt local customs unless some pressing reason not to do so is in play. In a near future, I hope, a bit more explained on the blog: Using Costigan’s reports, human scientists figure out Nevian technology, improve upon it, and install it on the Boise.