E.E. "Doc" Smith





E.E. "Doc" Smith


Born
in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, The United States
May 02, 1890

Died
August 31, 1965

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Edward Elmer Smith (also E. E. Smith, E. E. Smith, Ph.D., E. E. "Doc" Smith, Doc Smith, "Skylark" Smith, or—to his family—Ted), was an American food engineer (specializing in doughnut and pastry mixes) and an early science fiction author, best known for the Lensman and Skylark series. He is sometimes called the father of space opera.

Average rating: 3.79 · 28,990 ratings · 1,071 reviews · 108 distinct works · Similar authors
Triplanetary (Lensman, #1)

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3.64 avg rating — 4,685 ratings — published 1934 — 104 editions
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Galactic Patrol (Lensman, #3)

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3.97 avg rating — 3,159 ratings — published 1937 — 28 editions
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Gray Lensman (Lensman, #4)

3.96 avg rating — 2,674 ratings — published 1940 — 22 editions
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First Lensman (Lensman, #2)

3.84 avg rating — 2,622 ratings — published 1950 — 42 editions
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Second Stage Lensmen (Lensm...

3.92 avg rating — 2,393 ratings — published 1942 — 19 editions
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Children of the Lens (Lensm...

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3.90 avg rating — 1,995 ratings — published 1947 — 24 editions
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The Skylark of Space (Skyla...

3.74 avg rating — 1,903 ratings — published 1928 — 76 editions
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Skylark Three

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3.83 avg rating — 1,072 ratings — published 1930 — 65 editions
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Masters of the Vortex (Lens...

3.65 avg rating — 1,091 ratings — published 1960 — 39 editions
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Skylark of Valeron (Skylark...

3.80 avg rating — 805 ratings — published 1934 — 21 editions
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“Because America, being a democracy, could not strike first, but had to wait—wait in instant readiness—until she was actually attacked.”
E.E. "Doc" Smith, Triplanetary

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