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E.E. "Doc" Smith
Birth date: May 02, 1890
Died: August 31, 1965
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 years ago
(Original Review, 1980-08-08)I also picked up a couple of the Lensmen books after reading about them here in the SF-Lovers newsletter. Umm, as one of those narrow-minded types who happens to think the Golden Age of Science Fiction is right now, I recommend that anyone else who is tempted to do so sc...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 3 years ago
"Nobody does anything for nothing. Altruism is beautiful in theory, but it has never been known to work in practice."In “The First Lensman” by E. E. Doc SmithIn many or most written SF, certainly in SF films, the canny audience member engages in a willing suspension of disbelief. The question for me...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 3 years ago
"Immediately before the Coalescence began there was one,and only one, planetary solar system in the Second Galaxy; and, until the advent of Eddore, the Second Galaxy was entirely devoid of intelligent life"In "Triplanetary" by E. E. "Doc" SmithThere are only three real approaches to physics in SF:1....
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Daryl Reads rated it 3 years ago
Best of the series yet, worth the read. Interesting early sci-fi.
Shiftyj1 rated it 5 years ago
The first 5 tales of this one were fairly elementary and each very short, adding up to only about 35% of the total length of the collection. Too bad too, because I think a few of them had greater potential and could have used some additional depth. Overall the first stories were only about 3 stars e...
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