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Lensman from Rigel (Second Stage Lensman #2)

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Book Two of the "Second Stage Lensman" Trilogy, a series of authorised sequels to the original LENSMEN novels by E.E. "Doc" Smith.

In his second novel building upon E.E. "Doc" Smith's original Lensmen series, David A. Kyle continues his explorations into the three non-human Second Stage Lensmen. Lensman from Rigel focuses on the enigmatic Tregonsee, the Rigellian head of S.

Paperback, 270 pages
Published July 1st 2004 by Red Jacket Press (first published 1982)
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Continuing and building upon the stories of E.E.Smith, this is a mixed bag. Although the details and story are fascinating, I can't help but feel it is a little forced and obviously imitative. I found expansion of Tregonsee's character a little unbelievable as his position of master spy wasn't really covered at all, nor was the unit he leads. I found that a bit hard to swallow, as it's a pretty serious deviation from the canon. Still, fun to read and Lensman series fans will enjoy.
William Korn
See my review of The Dragon Lensman.

By the way, my specific objection to this book is its needless complexity. The protagonist is reputed to be the most philosophical and intelligent of all Lensmen, and is also the head of the Galactic Patrol's intelligence services. Kyle emphasizes that by showing how devious he is to, as it turns out, no real point.
Timothy James
This, the second book in the "Second Stage Lensman" series, left much to be desired. The author tries to write in the style of the original Lensman books, but it doesn't come across very well. The story line jumps forward in a confused manner, introducing new ideas and characters from nowhere, and these characters are one dimensional. I will read the third book in the series just to know how it finishes, but I would not recommend to anyone starting the series. As a fan of the Lensman stories by ...more
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