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Subspace Explorers (Subspace #1)

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Five space travelers trapped in a wrecked liner -- a debutante, a female oil wildcatter, a famous mathematician and two hard-biscuit spacemen -- are attacked by a deadly energy field, and make a discovery that saves the Universe!
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 15th 1984 by Berkley (first published January 1st 1965)
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This a science fiction novel by E. E. "Doc" Smith. The book was first published in 1965 by Canaveral Press in an edition of 1,460 copies. The novel is an expansion of Smith's story "Subspace Survivors" which first appeared in the July 1960 issue of the magazine Astounding.

The book is essentially in three overlapping parts:

A space catastrophe and its results.

The discovery and scientific study of psionics.

A war between the corrupt and shortsighted (including Labour, politicians, Soviet-style com
Mar 22, 2007 John added it
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One of the main characters, Dr. Adams, needs to do some research. He exhausts his own voluminous library, then the resources of the University of Michigan. Finally, he requests "22 exceedingly rare" tomes from the John Crerar Library in Chicago.

The narrator continues: "This was unusual, for normally scholars come to the Crerar....but as one bibliophile to another, the Director was happy to comply."

So of course I bought this book, and am now about to wear my copy out. Too bad it's out of print.
Jonathan Stevens
Oct 15, 2013 Jonathan Stevens rated it liked it
Ok, it's not "Skylark of Space", "Triplanetary" or "Galactic Patrol", but...... I once believed that Doc Smith didn't write anything really worthwhile after 1950 (see, for example, "The Galaxy Primes".) This book (from 1965) is an enjoyable read, with lots of psionics and the occasional space battle or etc in Doc's style. Doc Smith fans should check it out. There is a sequel. Note,
in spite of some similarities in the setting, this is not part of the "Lensnman" series.

Really thinking of re-readin
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I enjoyed this book, but would have liked a sequel. It was an interesting concept and exploration of relationships
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I read this one a LONG time ago. The Lensman series is a classic which I periodically go back and reread. Love it!
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One of the early sci-fi writers. At times a crude writing style compared to today's works but entertaining nonetheless. Definitely a product of the cold war.
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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.
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