by E. E. "Doc" Smith | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0586037608 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingDavros-10wing of Lutwyche, Queensland Australia on 8/16/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingDavros-10wing from Lutwyche, Queensland Australia on Thursday, August 16, 2012 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, it sets the stage for what is perhaps the greatest space-opera saga ever told. Through a series of vignettes spanning millions of years, readers will learn how the titanic struggle between the good Arisians and the evil Eddorians first came to pass, and about how humanity was chosen (and bred) to assume the awesome power of the lens."

Originally published in 1934 and the standard by which all other space opera is measured against. I discovered "Doc" Smith in my early teens and with the other even earlier classics of science fiction made me the sci-fi geek I am today.

Journal Entry 2 by wingDavros-10wing at Lutwyche, Queensland Australia on Saturday, August 25, 2012
OK the science is, well, not that good but it's as much fun as I remember it from when I discovered "Doc" Smith's books 40-ish years ago. The sheer exuberance of his writing more than makes up for any other shortcomings and his fleets of weird alien spacecraft throwing themselves against each other in the blackness of space using weapons of unimaginable force is surely the precursor to and set the standard for all subsequent space opera, including George Lucas's "Star Wars".


Journal Entry 3 by wingDavros-10wing at Nundah Railway Station in Nundah, Queensland Australia on Sunday, December 02, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (12/2/2012 UTC) at Nundah Railway Station in Nundah, Queensland Australia


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