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    • ISBN:9780575122666
    • Publication date:31 Oct 2013

E.E. 'Doc' Smith SF Gateway Omnibus

The Skylark of Space, Skylark Three, Skylark of Valeron, Skylark DuQuesne

By E.E. 'Doc' Smith

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From the ground-breaking digital initiative, the SF Gateway, the four novels of the Skylark sequence by the prolific E. E. 'Doc' Smith. A perfect introduction to the father of modern space opera.

From The SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal sample introduction to the fantastic work of E. E. 'Doc' Smith, one of the most influential authors of the pulp era. Working with legendary ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION editor, John W. Campbell, Smith revolutionised space opera, giving it many of the tropes still evident today. This volume reprints the four novels of his classic Skylark series:

THE SKYLARK OF SPACE
SKYLARK THREE
SKYLARK OF VALERON
SKYLARK DUQUESNE

Biographical Notes

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.

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  • ISBN: 9781473201842
  • Publication date: 28 Nov 2013
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Triplanetary

E.E. 'Doc' Smith
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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 . . .

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First Lensman

E.E. 'Doc' Smith
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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.

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Galactic Patrol

E.E. 'Doc' Smith
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E.E. 'Doc' Smith

The space-pirates of Boskone raided at will, menacing the whole structure of interstellar civilization. Master-minded by a super-scientist, their conquering fleets outgunned even the mighty space cruisers of the Galactic Patrol.When Lensman Kim Kinnison of the Patrol discovered the secret Boskonian base, it was invulnerable to outside attack. But where a battle-fleet would meet insuperable resistance, a single infiltrator might penetrate the Boskonian defenses - if he had the guts to take on million-to-one odds. Kinnison had guts enough to take on the odds - even with the future of the civilized Universe riding on his shoulders . . .Galactic Patrol is the third self-contained novel in E. E. 'Doc' Smith's epic Lensman series, one of the all-time classics of adventurous, galaxy-spanning science fiction.

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Grey Lensman

E.E. 'Doc' Smith
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E.E. 'Doc' Smith

Somewhere among the galaxies was the stronghold of Boskone - a network of brilliant space-criminals whose hunger for conquest threatened the continued existence of all known civilization. But where was this stronghold? Boskonian bases were scattered across the universe - shielded by gigantic thought-screens that defied penetration. The best minds in the Galactic Patrol had tried. And failed. Now it was up to Lensman Kim Kinnison, using his fantastic powers, to infiltrate the Boskonian strongholds, find the location of the enemy's Grand Base - and smash it forever.But Kinnison didn't know then that the power of Boskone reached further than anyone had dreamed - into the Galactic Patrol itself . . .Grey Lensman is the fourth self-contained novel in E. E. 'Doc' Smith's Lensman series, one of the all-time classics of adventurous, galaxy-spanning science fiction.

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Second-Stage Lensmen

E.E. 'Doc' Smith
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E.E. 'Doc' Smith

Kim Kinnison, Number One man of his time, had faced challenges before - but rarely one as daunting as this. To him fell the perilous task of infiltrating the inner circle of Boskone, stronghold of galactic civilization's most deadly foe. Kinnison had to become a loyal Boskonian in every gesture, deed and thought. He had to work his way up through the ranks of an alien enemy organization, right into the highest echelons of power. Then it would be he who issued the orders - orders that would destroy his own civilization . . .Second Stage Lensmen is the fifth self-contained novel in E. E. 'Doc' Smith's epic Lensman series, one of the all-time classics of adventurous, galaxy-spanning science fiction.

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Children of the Lens

E.E. 'Doc' Smith
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E.E. 'Doc' Smith

It was beginning to look as though no one could prevent the annihilation of the civilized Universe. For a weird intelligence was directing the destruction of all civilization from the icy depths of outer space. Kim Kinnison of the Galactic Patrol was one of the few men who knew how near the end was. And in the last desperate stratagem to save the Universe from total destruction, he knew he had to use his children as bait for the evil powers of the hell-planet Ploor . . .Children of the Lens is the sixth self-contained novel in E. E. 'Doc' Smith's epic Lensman series, one of the all-time classics of adventurous, galaxy-spanning science fiction.

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The Vortex Blaster

E.E. 'Doc' Smith
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E.E. 'Doc' Smith
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Subspace Encounter

E.E. 'Doc' Smith
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E.E. 'Doc' Smith
Gollancz

The Cornelius Quartet

Michael Moorcock
Authors:
Michael Moorcock

Jerry Cornelius is an English assassin, physicist, rock star, and messiah to the Age of Science. Written between 1965 and 1967, this sequence of four novels relating Cornelius's adventures has been credited with inspiring dozens of writers and artists to rethink the genre of science fiction. Set in a shifting, fluid version of the counter-culture 1960s, these books were among the most prominent 'New Wave' SF books. Jerry Cornelius is one of the most remarkable and distinctive characters in Moorcock's work, and his time-travelling, trippy and bizarre adventures are must-reads.Contains THE FINAL PROGRAMME, A CURE FOR CANCER, THE ENGLISH ASSASSIN and THE CONDITION OF MUZAK.

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The Galaxy Primes

E.E. 'Doc' Smith
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E.E. 'Doc' Smith
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Appointment at Bloodstar

E.E. 'Doc' Smith, Stephen Goldin
Authors:
E.E. 'Doc' Smith, Stephen Goldin
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Black Knight of the Iron Sphere

E.E. 'Doc' Smith
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E.E. 'Doc' Smith

Lord Tedric of the Marshes, ex-Corpsman, revered hero of the Empire and personal friend of the Emperor, is a traitor. Fugitive from the Security Forces, Tedric and his blue-furred alien friend Ky-Shan intend to join up with the most ruthless and successful renegade in the Galaxy - the Bioman, Fra Villion. Tedric's quest brings him in contact with a strange and fascinating band of people. There's Milton Dass, a brilliant scientist who has invented the most staggering instrument of destruction the Universe has ever seen; Juvi, a prostitute seeking new excitement as a pirate; Yod, a black-planet boy hoping to revenge the death of his family; and, of course, Fra Villion himself, the Black Knight of the Iron Sphere.

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Eclipsing Binaries

E.E. 'Doc' Smith, Stephen Goldin
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E.E. 'Doc' Smith, Stephen Goldin
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Alien Realms

E.E. 'Doc' Smith
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E.E. 'Doc' Smith
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Lord Tedric

E.E. 'Doc' Smith
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E.E. 'Doc' Smith
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Innervisions

John Gribbin
Authors:
John Gribbin
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Spacehounds of IPC

E.E. 'Doc' Smith
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E.E. 'Doc' Smith
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The Skylark of Space

E.E. 'Doc' Smith
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E.E. 'Doc' Smith
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Ragnarok

John Gribbin, D.G. Compton
Authors:
John Gribbin, D.G. Compton
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Reunion

John Gribbin, Marcus Chown
Authors:
John Gribbin, Marcus Chown