The E.E.

The E.E. "Doc" Smith Mega Science Fiction Collection

by E.E. "Doc" Smith

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Overview

THE E.E. "DOC" SMITH MEGA SCIENCE FICTION COLLECTION features a dozen novels and short stories by pioneering science fiction writer E.E. "Doc" Smith. This collection includes works from Smith's 'Skylark' and 'Lensman' series, as well as several other excellent scifi novels and short stories. His influential 'Lensman' novels helped to pioneer the space opera genre, featuring a broad sweep of two billion years of conflict between two alien races, the Arisians and the predatory Eddorians, who have invaded the galaxy from another dimension. In their eternal struggle, humanity has been enlisted to aid the Arisians. The 'Lensman' series was the runner-up for the 1966 Hugo Award (losing to Isaac Asimov's FOUNDATION series). Smith's 'Skylark' novels, THE SKYLARK OF SPACE and its immediate sequel SKYLARK THREE, are among the first works dealing with interstellar travel, as humans of the near future discover space-drive technology and venture out to the stars, encountering hostile aliens and other wonders.

Lensman Series
• Triplanetary (original)
• Triplanetary (expanded)
• The First Lensman
• The Vortex Blaster

Skylark Series
• The Skylark of Space
• Skylark Three

Other Works
• Spacehounds of IPC
• The Galaxy Primes
• Tedric
• Lord Tedric
• Subspace Survivors
• Masters of Space

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156933808
Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date: 11/03/2016
Series: Mega Collection , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 894,158
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Edward Elmer "Doc" Smith (1890-1965), was an early pioneer of the science fiction genre, and is considered to be the "father" of Space Opera and one of the first writers to popularize the notion of faster-than-light interstellar travel. Born in Wisconsin, Smith studied chemical engineering and eventually received a Ph.D. (hence his pseudonym "Doc" Smith). He worked much of his life as a chemist, but became interested in science fiction in the 1910s, when he collaborated on the writing of THE SKYLARK OF SPACE with Lee Hawkins Garby. After Garby lost interest in the series, Smith continued to develop the 'Skylark' stories, eventually publishing them quite successfully in AMAZING STORIES. He began working on the 'Lensman' novels in the 1930s, and regularly published in the 1940s, 1950s, and early 1960s.

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