E. E. SMITH
 
 

LENSMAN #2: FIRST LENSMAN

No one who has read the famous "Skylark" stories or the other epic space adventures written by Edward E. Smith is ever likely to forget the name of the father of the modern interplanetary story. Twenty-five years ago Dr. Smith set the pattern for other writers to follow--and they're still following! "First Lensman", Smith's latest story, reestablishes his position as leader in his chosen field. His science novels continue to thrill his thousands of readers with their tremendous imaginative scope, their sure grasp of vast interstellar distances, their skillful creation of alien intelligences, their breath-taking adventures.

In "First Lensman" you are transported to the day in the not-too-distant future when fleets of commercial space ships travel constantly between the planets of numerous solar systems. With interstellar commerce come interstellar headaches. The forces of law and order lag far behind those of organized crime. Civilization seems to be heading for chaos. A small group of men, headed by Virgil Samms, Chief of the Triplanetary Service, and Councillor "Rocky" Rod Kinnison, face the issue--and bring into the open a secret conflict that has been going on for uncounted ages.

Strange and exciting events follow. Strange worlds and stranger peoples enter the picture. In this gripping narrative you will visit Arisia with Virgil Samms when he becomes First Lensman; you will engage in adventures on other delightfully wackly worlds, such as Rigel Four, where people look like animated oil drums, or Palain Seven whose frigid-blooded race has an extension into the fourth dimension. You will see the forming of the Galactic Patrol.

Above all, you will be entranced by a story that will lift you out of the present into a world to come; a novel which is part of an epic without parallel in science fiction--the Lensman Series.

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SKYLARK #1: THE SKYLARK OF SPACE

Perhaps it is a bit unethical and unusual for editors to voice their opinion of their own wares, but when such a story as "The Skylark of Space" comes along, we just feel as if we must shout from the housetops that this is the greatest interplanetarian and space flying story that has appeared this year. Indeed, it probably will rank as one of the great space flying stories for many years to come. The story is chock full, not only of excellent science, but woven through it there is also that very rare element, love and romance. This element in an interplanetarian story is often apt to be foolish, but it does not seem so in this particular story.

We know so little about intra-atomic forces, that this story, improbable as it will appear in spots, will read commonplace years hence, when we have atomic engines, and when we have solved the riddle of the atom.

You will follow the hair-raising explorations and strange ventures into far-away worlds with bated breath, and you will be fascinated, as we were, with the strangeness of it all.

The original space opera, with the original magazine text and illustrations, in a brand new book.

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ISBN 978-1987076943

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SKYLARK #2: SKYLARK THREE

Among science fiction enthusiasts, among general readers who enjoy a narrative that stirs the imagination, Dr. Edward E. Smnith is gaining an ever-widening circle of followers. He has become the author of interplanetary fiction. Three books have preceded "Skylark Three" — "The Skylark of Space", "Space-hounds of IPC", and "Triplanetary" — and each has been received with greater enthusiasm than its predecessor.

"Skylark Three", though a complete story in itself, continues the adventures of Richard Seaton, Marc DuQuesne, Dunark of Kondal and others introduced in "The Skylark of Space". Strange beings on strange worlds are created by the tacile pen and fertile imagination of Dr. Smith. Scientific wonders and adventures merge in a tale that is certain to hold the reader's interest from the very first page.

Basically, "Skylark Three" is the story of Dr. Richard Seaton's quest for knowledge with which to combat the vastly superior science of the Fenachrone, a semi-human race of beings from a distant solar system, who threaten the very existence of countless civilized worlds. Somewhere, Seaton believes, must live a cure whose knowledge is greater than that of the invaders.

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ISBN 978-1987076967

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SPACEHOUNDS OF IPC

A good many of us, who are now certain beyond a doubt that space travel will forever remain in the realm of the impossible, probably would, if a rocket that were shot to the moon, for instance, did arrive, and perhaps return to give proof of its safe arrival on our satellite, accept the phenomenon in a perfectly blase, twentieth century manner. Dr. Smith, that phenomenal writer of classic scientific fiction, seems to have become so thoroughly convinced of the advent of interplanetary travel that it is difficult for the reader to feel, after finishing "Spacehounds of IPC," that travel in the great spaces is not already an established fact. Dr. Smith, as a professional chemist, is kept fairly busy. As a writer, he is satisfied with nothing less than perfection. For that reason, a masterpiece from his pen has become almost an annual event. We know you will like "Spacehounds" even better than the "Skylark" series.

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TRIPLANETARY

This is the original magazine version of TRIPLANETARY which was later revised and added to in order to include it in the Lensman series.

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THE GALAXY PRIMES

Two men and two women, Clee Garlock, James James, Lola Montandon, and Belle Bellamy--the greatest brains of the planet Earth--set forth on mankind's strangest adventure: to see if intergalactic spaceships can be navigated and powered by the force of the human mind. A great interplanetary adventure by the master of outer space adventure.

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COSMOS

A seventeen chapter round-robin serial written by eighteen science fiction authors: Ralph Milne Farley, David H. Keller, M.D., Arthur J. Burks, Bob Olsen, Francis Flagg, John W. Campbell, Rae Winters (Raymond A. Palmer), Otis Adelbert Kline, E. Hoffman Price, Abner J. Gelula, Raymond A. Palmer, A. Merritt, J. Harvey Haggard, Edward E. Smith, Ph.D., P. Schuyler Miller, L. A. Eshbach, Eando Binder, Edmond Hamilton.

An evil hitlerish dictator of one of the planets of Alpha Centauri, unsatisfied with ruling one planet, must spread out and subjugate others. He knows none to conquer in his own system-they are all either uninhabitable or invin-cible. So he casts his evil eyes on the solar system. This dog's name incidentally is Ay-Artz.

There exist saviors on Lemnis, Ay-Artz's home planet. They are Dos-Tev, rightful heir to the throne of Lemnis who was bounced out by the rebel-lious Ay-Artz, his scientist friend and mentor Mea-Quin, and their servant-warrior-errand-boy Bullo. Hearing of Ay-Artz's evil designs they determine to warn to solarites and help defeat Ay-Artz once and for all. Their struggle to inform the various solar plan-ets' peoples of Ay-Artz's de-signs, the struggles of the people of Sol to defeat Ay-Artz and to defend their planets against him, forms the general run of the "novel's" progress. Eventually, of course, Ay-Artz is defeated-in the final in-stallment, written by old universe-wrecker Edmond Hamil-ton.

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