E.E. 'Doc' Smith - Orion Publishing Group

E.E. 'Doc' Smith



E. E. 'Doc' Smith (1890 - 1965) Edward Elmer Smith was born in Wisconsin in 1890. He attended the University of Idaho and graduated with degrees in chemical engineering; he went on to attain a PhD in the same subject, and spent his working life as a food engineer. Smith is best known for the 'Skylark' and 'Lensman' series of novels, which are arguably the earliest examples of what a modern audience would recognise as Space Opera. Early novels in both series were serialised in the dominant pulp magazines of the day: Argosy, Amazing Stories, Wonder Stories and a pre-Campbell Astounding, although his most successful works were published under Campbell's editorship. Although he won no major SF awards, Smith was Guest of Honour at the second World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago, in 1940. He died in 1965.
Gateway

Children of the Lens

E.E. 'Doc' Smith
Authors:
E.E. 'Doc' Smith
Gateway

Grey Lensman

E.E. 'Doc' Smith
Authors:
E.E. 'Doc' Smith
Gateway

The Vortex Blaster

E.E. 'Doc' Smith
Authors:
E.E. 'Doc' Smith

A churning nuclear vortex, appearing out of nowhere, wreaking utter destruction - and countless numbers of them were menacing planets throughout the galaxy! 'Storm' cloud, nucleonic genius, set out in his spaceship Vortex Blaster to track and destroy the mysterious vortices - and embarked on a saga of discovery and conflict among the far stars and the worlds of the Lensmen . . .The Vortex Blaster is the seventh and last self-contained novel in E. E. 'Doc' Smith's epic Lensman series, one of the all-time classics of adventurous, galaxy-spanning science fiction.

Gateway

Second Stage Lensmen

E.E. 'Doc' Smith
Authors:
E.E. 'Doc' Smith
Gateway

Galactic Patrol

E.E. 'Doc' Smith
Authors:
E.E. 'Doc' Smith
Gateway

First Lensman

E.E. 'Doc' Smith
Authors:
E.E. 'Doc' Smith

No human being had ever landed on the hidden planet of Arisia. A mysterious barrier, hanging unseen in space, turned back all ships. Then the word came to Earth, inexplicably but compellingly:GO TO ARISIA!Virgil Samms, founder of the Galactic Patrol, went - and came back with the Lens, the strange device that gave its wearer powers no man had ever possessed before. Samms knew that the price of this power would be high. But even he had no idea of the ultimate cost - nor of the strange destiny that awaited the First Lensman . . .First Lensman is the second self-contained novel in E. E. 'Doc' Smith's epic Lensman series, one of the all-time classics of adventurous, galaxy-spanning science fiction.

Gateway

Triplanetary

E.E. 'Doc' Smith
Authors:
E.E. 'Doc' Smith

The Arisians, benevolent humanoids who have declared themselves Guardians of Civilization, war with the Eddoreans, shapeless, malevolent beings, hungry for power at any price. They fight on both physical and mental levels, wielding weaponry of inconceivable destructiveness.And their battleground is a tiny planet in a remote galaxy: Earth. The swamping of Atlantis, the fall of Rome, the wars that wrack the world and blaze through space - all may seem historical accidents to the men involved, but each in reality is a move in a save universe-wide power struggle . . .

Gateway

Subspace Encounter

E.E. 'Doc' Smith
Authors:
E.E. 'Doc' Smith
Gateway

Appointment at Bloodstar

E.E. 'Doc' Smith, Stephen Goldin
Authors:
E.E. 'Doc' Smith, Stephen Goldin
Gateway

The Skylark of Space

E.E. 'Doc' Smith
Authors:
E.E. 'Doc' Smith
Gateway

Planet of Treachery

E.E. 'Doc' Smith, Stephen Goldin
Authors:
E.E. 'Doc' Smith, Stephen Goldin

Classic space opera adventure, Book #7 in the "Family D'Alembert" series. For centuries, the planet Gastonia has been a planet of exile, an escape-proof prison world for the worst sorts of traitors. But now, it seems, prisoners are indeed escaping, and all evidence points to the sinister, all-knowing conspiracy that continues to shadow the Throne. The d'Alemberts must infiltrate this world of traitors - and they must do it without a safety net, because if they fail they themselves will be trapped on this inhospitable world.

Gateway

Skylark of Valeron

E.E. 'Doc' Smith
Authors:
E.E. 'Doc' Smith

As the mighty spaceship Skylark roamed the intergalactic spaceways, scientist Richard Seaton and his companions found a world of disembodied intelligences. A world of four dimensions where time was insanely distorted and matter obeyed no terrestrial laws - where three-dimensional human intellects had to fight hard to thwart malevolent invisible mentalities...

Gateway

The Purity Plot

E.E. 'Doc' Smith, Stephen Goldin
Authors:
E.E. 'Doc' Smith, Stephen Goldin
Gateway

The Clockwork Traitor

E.E. 'Doc' Smith, Stephen Goldin
Authors:
E.E. 'Doc' Smith, Stephen Goldin
Gateway

Getaway World

E.E. 'Doc' Smith, Stephen Goldin
Authors:
E.E. 'Doc' Smith, Stephen Goldin

Helena, second in command of the Empire Of Earth's security forces (and daughter of its head), has disappeared. She knows the identity of SOTE's two most highly trained operators and their lives are now in danger . . . they have to find her before she can reveal their identities.Getaway World is the fourth book in the Family d'Alembert series.

Gateway

Stranglers' Moon

E.E. 'Doc' Smith, Stephen Goldin
Authors:
E.E. 'Doc' Smith, Stephen Goldin
Gateway

Imperial Stars

E.E. 'Doc' Smith, Stephen Goldin
Authors:
E.E. 'Doc' Smith, Stephen Goldin
Gateway

Subspace Explorers

E.E. 'Doc' Smith
Authors:
E.E. 'Doc' Smith
Gateway

Skylark DuQuesne

E.E. 'Doc' Smith
Authors:
E.E. 'Doc' Smith
Gateway

Skylark Three

E.E. 'Doc' Smith
Authors:
E.E. 'Doc' Smith

In this exhilarating sequel to The Skylark of Space, momentous danger again stalks genius inventor and interplanetary adventurer Dr. Richard Seaton. Seaton's allies on the planet Kondal are suffering devastating attacks by the forces of the Third Planet. Even worse, the menacing and contemptuous Fenachrones are threatening to conquer the galaxy and wipe out all who oppose them. And don't forget the dastardly machinations of Seaton's arch-nemesis, DuQuesne, who embarks on a nefarious mission of his own. Against such vile foes and impossible odds, how is victory possible?