The E. E. 'Doc' Smith Omnibus: The Skylark of Space; Skylark Three; Triplanetary [NOOK Book]

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The 3 Novels that Created Space Opera! Set off on the first science fiction voyage outside our solar system as Richard Seaton sets out to rescue his captured fiancee after a rogue scientist steals Seaton's unique spherical spaceship The Skylark. Then the enemies are forced to become allies when everyone becomes lost in an unfamiliar region of the galaxy and must fight their way back through primative planets and against alien fleets. As always with Smith, romance and action are equally mixed. The Seaton is forced...
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The E. E. 'Doc' Smith Omnibus: The Skylark of Space; Skylark Three; Triplanetary

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Overview

The 3 Novels that Created Space Opera! Set off on the first science fiction voyage outside our solar system as Richard Seaton sets out to rescue his captured fiancee after a rogue scientist steals Seaton's unique spherical spaceship The Skylark. Then the enemies are forced to become allies when everyone becomes lost in an unfamiliar region of the galaxy and must fight their way back through primative planets and against alien fleets. As always with Smith, romance and action are equally mixed. The Seaton is forced back into action to stop a menace that threatens every civilized planet in the galaxy, but to do it he must create the greatest starship ever conceived. Finally read Triplanetary, the story that helped launch the Lensmen series. A brainy man and heroic woman fight against ruthless space pirates for life and love.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000112380
  • Publisher: Renaissance E Books
  • Publication date: 4/16/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 511,658
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Posted April 4, 2010

    Warning! It's seriously abridged

    While reading the first page I realized this wasn't Smith's writing. It is a caricature of it. Not only did the first page not feel like Smith's work it deleted pages of the original depicting Seaton's discoveries and his meeting with Crane before purchasing the X material.
    My first inkling of something amiss was it being written by EE "Doc" Smith in collaboration with someone else.
    To be fair I haven't finished the first and haven't looked at the other two books in this omnibus. Even so, if you want original E.E. "Doc" Smith, then do NOT buy this book. You will be disappointed.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    Developing A Talent

    E. E. Smith's development as a writer is clearly demontrated in this omnibus. "Skylark of Space" was his first published work, and was co-written with a friend. It is imaginative, and though certainly not his best work, I think that can be forgiven. Some of the sub-themes are extremely dated, but given it's completion date of 1920, that too needs to be kept in perspective.

    "Skylark III" is a solo work, and from what I've found on the web, may have suffered from being rushed from rough draft to publication. He still a way to go

    "Triplanetary" is the foundation for The Lensman Series, and in it we begin to see the scientist becoming comfortable in his craft. It is apparently the first time he planned his work in advance (the first four books in this series were outlined before he started writing), and his style has truely started to mature. The rough edges are still there, but they're receding into the background as his storytelling improves.

    A must read for any true fan (or student?) of "Doc" Smith.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2010

    Disappointing

    I wish I had read the other review before purchasing this ebook. I love Smith's Lensmen Series and so I purchased this Omnibus. After reading the first book, it felt different than the others. I finally realized that a lot of the original text was missing. I wish that this had been marked abridged. If I had seen this I would never have purchased it.

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  • Posted December 14, 2012

    So..So

    The book and characters were very outdated, they reflected a stylized view of that era. Would not recommend it as reading I was greatly disappointed, thought I was reading one of the leaders of SciFi writers.

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