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Triplanetary

By E.E. 'Doc' Smith

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An SF Gateway eBook: bringing the classics to the future.

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 . . .

Biographical Notes

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.

For more information see www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/smith_e_e

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  • ISBN: 9781473220317
  • Publication date: 25 May 2017
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  • Imprint: Gateway
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First Lensman

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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

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Grey Lensman

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Second-Stage Lensmen

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Children of the Lens

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The Vortex Blaster

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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.

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E.E. 'Doc' Smith SF Gateway Omnibus

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Subspace Encounter

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The Galaxy Primes

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The ship was called the Pleiades, and it was Earth's first starship. It could travel instantaneously to literally anywhere in the universe - but that was just the trouble with it. For there was absolutely no way of predicting where in the infinites of space it would reappear when it winked out of the Solar System, and no way of knowing how to return. Its crew was two men and two women, each a Psionic Prime with mind-powers unparalleled in Earth's history. The tale of how they pitted their powers against an entire universe is one of daring adventure on the galactic scale...

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Appointment at Bloodstar

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

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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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The evil conspiracy of Lady A takes a new and mysterious turn when Grand Duke Zander von Wilmenhorst - the secret Head of SOTE - is implicated in a deadly plot against the Empire. And an enemy is impersonating Jules and Yvonne d'Alembert and luring SOTE agents to their deaths. The trails lead the Family d'Alembert out into deep space to tackle the source of this disturbing operation. And Etienne d'Alembert has his own mission - to clear the name of Zander from accusations of treason. Before long, SOTE's top agents are locked in mortal combat with some of the Empire's most powerful foes...

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Alien Realms

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Lord Tedric

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The future of mankind is in the hands of the legendary Corps of One Hundred, an elite body of warriors, selected and trained for the greatest honours in the empire of man. But there is something different about Tedric, the strange Corpsman who is not of this earth. The Scientists, the guardians of peace in the universe, have chosen him to play a special role. He knows he has lived before. He has braved the terrors of primordial magic, and he knows there are greater battles to come. When a miners' revolt threatens the vital Dalkanium supplies and a dreaded Wykzl warship looms on the horizon, Tedric knows his moment of glory is at hand...

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Spacehounds of IPC

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When the Inter-Planetary Corporation's crack spaceliner Arturus took off on a routine flight to Mars, it turned out to be the beginning of a most unexpected trip to the unexplored moons of distant Jupiter. For once wreaked on Ganymede, the survivors had first to master that world's primeval terrors, then reconstruct a new spacecraft, and finally find a way out of the problems presented by the warring intelligence of the Jovian system. SPACEHOUNDS OF ICP is justly considered to be on of Edward E. Smith's finest novels - a standalone classic of exciting space adventure.

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The Skylark of Space

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Brilliant government scientist Richard Seaton discovers a remarkable faster-than-light fuel that will power his interstellar spaceship, The Skylark. His ruthless rival, Marc DuQuesne, and the sinister World Steel Corporation will do anything to get their hands on the fuel. When they kidnap Seaton's fiancee and friends, they unleash a furious pursuit and ignite a burning desire for revenge that will propel The Skylark across the galaxy and back.

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Skylark of Valeron

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Planet of Treachery

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

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Masters of Space

E.E. 'Doc' Smith, E. Everett Evans
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Jarvis Hilton is in charge of a handpicked team of scientists - and a navy warship on a deep space mission, dubbed Project Theta Orionis. On the outbound journey, automatic sensors drop their ship - the Perseus - into normal space for an encounter with a mysterious skeletal object. The encounter leaves them baffled, and leads them to a view an epic space battle. But strange as that is, it's nowhere near as mysterious as finding a planet covered in radioactive fuel ore - and populated with humanoid robots who have been expecting their arrival and greet them as returning masters. . . !

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The Space Pirates

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Tedric the hero had become Tedric the pirate... He looked at his strange companions: Philip Nolan, an aristocrat turned mutineer; Keller, a subman with canine ancestry; Ky-shan, a huge blue-furred alien; KT294578 Wilson, an extraordinary anarchist robot. A weird band of thieves. But Tedric intended to use his crew for something more worthwhile than piracy. He had a plan to overthrow the tyrannical Carey family, the oppressors who controlled the Universe. All the rights and wrongs of the situation were clear to Tedric...until Alyc Carey, beautiful, blind daughter of the megalomaniac Melor Carey, was taken prisoner. She seemed sympathetic to the revolutionary cause, and yet, Tedric was unsure of her... Should he see her as a hostage...or a recruit?