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: 3.83 · 37,280 ratings · 1,673 reviews · 132 distinct worksSimilar authors
Triplanetary (Lensman, #1)

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3.65 avg rating — 6,017 ratings — published 1948 — 193 editions
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Galactic Patrol (Lensman, #3)

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3.98 avg rating — 3,897 ratings — published 1937 — 78 editions
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Gray Lensman (Lensman, #4)

3.97 avg rating — 3,337 ratings — published 1951 — 58 editions
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First Lensman (Lensman, #2)

3.87 avg rating — 3,384 ratings — published 1950 — 43 editions
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Second Stage Lensmen (Lensm...

3.95 avg rating — 2,918 ratings — published 1953 — 61 editions
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Children of the Lens (Lensm...

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3.95 avg rating — 2,513 ratings — published 1947 — 62 editions
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The Skylark of Space (Skyla...

3.75 avg rating — 2,417 ratings — published 1928 — 9 editions
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Skylark Three (Skylark, #2)

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3.87 avg rating — 1,370 ratings — published 1930 — 99 editions
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Masters of the Vortex (Lens...

3.69 avg rating — 1,395 ratings — published 1960 — 36 editions
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Skylark of Valeron (Skylark...

3.83 avg rating — 970 ratings — published 1934 — 39 editions
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Triplanetary First Lensman Galactic Patrol Gray Lensman Second Stage Lensmen Children of the Lens Masters of the Vortex
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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

“Working hypotheses, young man, must be based upon accurately determined facts; not upon mere guesses, superstitions, or figments of personal prejudices.”
E.E. "Doc" Smith, Second Stage Lensmen

“schrecklichkeit”
E.E. "Doc" Smith, The E. E. "Doc" Smith MEGAPACK ™: 25 Tales from the "Spicy" Pulps

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