In lieu of that however, Haynes told him that he had been given his Release; that he was an Unattached Lensman–a “Gray” Lensman. Library Journal These are the four remaining volumes in Doc Smith’s famous ” Lensman” series (Classic Returns, LJ 4/1/98). A finalist for a special Hugo Award . Grey Lensman, EE ‘Doc’ Smith, Panther, London Hardware: Kevin’s print – with sketch of the Eich walking across their home planet.
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Even when he’s infiltrating the bad guys’ organization to work his way up the hierarchy, Virgil Samms refuses to take credit for work those under him did. Used heavily by the villains.
So I’ve said I love the ingenuity of the series, the fact it paved the way for Star Wars, Star Trek, The Green lantern Corps and so much space opera that was to follow, and just the fondness of it blowing my mind as a kid. Smith’s Technobabble explanation of the impossibly stormy atmosphere of the planet Trenco pretty much ignores the laws of thermodynamics, and his calculations for the destructive power of his ultimate explosive Duodec are an elaborate joke in the form of a mathematical formula.
Spacemen have their own god, named Klono, who shows up in expletives like “Holy Klono’s tungsten teeth and curving carballoy claws! He then got in touch with the officer within the beleaguered base and renewed the conversation at the point at which it had been broken off. Henderson’s fingers swept over his board as rapidly and as surely as those of an organist over the banked keys of his console; producing, not chords and arpeggios of harmony, but roaring blasts of precisely-controlled power.
If she wasn’t, she wouldn’t be in on this deal at all. It is interesting to watch the introduction of “new” scientific concepts into these books as they were developed.
Perhaps I would have enjoyed this more if it wasn’t my first foray into the Lensman stories but I don’t think so. That was his job. Rebekah of Lake Sibaya.
Then she steadied herself and went on: Therefore Kinnison had to go in after him. The powers granted by each Lens are limited only by the bearer’s ability to perceive what they’re doing as possible.
Instead of two, or at most three intake-screen exciters, she had two hundred. Check out the top books of the year on our lfnsman Best Books of Trenco, the tempestuous, billiard-ball-smooth planet where it rains forty-seven feet and five inches every night and where the wind blows at eight hundred miles an hour–Trenco, the source of thionite, the deadliest of all deadly drugs–Trenco, whose weirdly-charged ether and atmosphere so distort beams and vision that it can be policed only by such beings as the Rigellians, who possess the sense of perception instead of those of sight grry hearing!
Kensman, in our own space-time, they would stay; and here supreme they would rule. What physical science could devise and synthesize, physical science could analyze and duplicate; and that analysis and duplication had caused trouble indeed.
I did the boys over there a favor a while back–they would lensmann anyway, of course, but it’s a little nicer to have them sort of owe it to me. I promise I will come back to this series, as it is a foundation of what SF and Space Opera is today.
Now it is 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.
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It looked like solidified, tightly-woven electricity! A brief consultation, then “Ten in regular use.
Also, at one point he’s rousting out the evil drug dealing arm of the opposing civilization off a planet, and does so by arranging to get himself captured, so that they’d learn where the headquarters was upon his transport there.
Helen of Lyrane and Clarissa Kinnison put a firm stop to that. To surrender was not even thought of–better far to die a clean death in the blazing holocaust of space-battle than to be thrown ignominiously into the lethal chambers of the Patrol. This book was a little slow in the beginning.
The Boise lenzman, the Brittania [sic]and the Dauntless all come to mind. But for now, I’m Lemming this one. I mean–oh, skip it! The Last Of The Mohicans. One of my favourites. This is pure space opera and is not for everyone. Besides a few hops to the moon.
Gray Lensman by E. E. “Doc” Smith, from Project Gutenberg Canada
I haven’t heard of any unusual activity around lensamn, so it must be somewhere else. I really feel this series peaked with galactic patrol. The problem is that by “book 4” in a series, the story has been ongoing for lens,an very long that lensmann prologue takes 30 minutes to catch you up and the completion of a cliffhanger that I hadn’t read previously leads me to think that if they do reprint this series as one omnibus volume and I pick it up that way I will be much happier.
Suffice it to say that Kinnison and his highly-trained crew observed, classified, recorded, and conferred; and that they approached their destination with every possible precaution.
The Nevians in Triplanetary – when they first show up wreck both the patrol and the pirate fleets.
Think maybe I’m getting an idea. A planet-bearing sun was soon located, and while the Dauntless was still light-years distant from it, several ships were detected. Guess they don’t use switches–don’t see any–must shut down, the prime sources This is brought up by characters in the series, where they will mention how close to baseline Tellurians a particular alien is, often saying something like “Tellurian to within ten decimal places.
See you later, perhaps,” and he was gone. Neal Cloud, a mathematical prodigy who heads up the scientific efforts to do all three, is inspired to develop a means for their destruction when he loses his family to one and sets out to clear the galaxy of them.
You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Kimball’s peaceful farm world practically as soon as the Lens is on his hand. The two Patrolmen boarded the pirate vessel and drove her toward Earth, reaching the solar system of Velantia before the Boskonians headed them off.