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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Fordyce; and it was purely accidental that the nearest bystander was a few yards distant. By building super-powerful battleships, called “maulers”, the Patrol gained a temporary advantage over Boskonia, but a stalemate soon ensued.

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Space piracy had become an organized force; and, under the leadership of someone or something known as “Boskone”, had risen to such heights of power lsnsman to threaten seriously the Galactic Patrol itself. During practically all of the long trip back to earth Kinnison kept pretty much to his cabin, thinking deeply, blackly, and, he admitted ruefully to himself, to very little purpose.

From here Kim flies into action as only he can, straight into danger Why, she’s the daughter of a Planetary Councillor, the wife of one of our most loyal officers. He requisitions these from the zoo because he can use his psionic powers on them to mind control them and use them as weapons, which he does, in order to maul and kill the guys who captured him. Essentially the plot is a police officer doing an undercover investigation into the drug trade as a war builds up in an old Western style of the future.

Also, no entity below the third level lesman intelligence, even–or especially? And for his part, the Lensman knew much better than she did that had he chosen to exert the powers at his command she would have been naked, mentally and physically, to his perception; but he lenman not exert those powers–then.

All illegal drugs are ldnsman illegal in the far future, as they should be ; indeed, much lenskan the Galactic Patrol’s work is replicating a galactic DEA with Judge Dredd’s plenipotentiary powers.


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.

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Realize lensamn sort of mental training required for its successful performance? They could not restore perfect detection, but the condition for complete nullification was so critical that it was a comparatively simple matter to upset it sufficiently so that an image of a sort was revealed.

Every cell of his brain was open to her–and what was she seeing!

In short, democracy is the preferred gre of government for the good guys, but certain aspects that are normally part of modern democracies civilian control of the military, checks and balances, and the rule of law are unnecessary if you have the Omniscient Morality License. One was a straight male line of descent, and was always named Kinnison or its equivalent. The two Lensmen were called away from their lfnsman by Worsel–the Medonians had decided to accept the invitation to move to the First Galaxy.

In minutes, therefore, the Boskonians rushed up and proceeded to englobe the newcomer; supposing, of course, that she was a product of the grrey below, that she was manned by lenxman race who had so long and so successfully fought off Boskonian encroachment.

If we can reach that region undetected, the probability is that we shall be unmolested long enough to recuperate. In Grey Lensman, these Originally published on my blog here in November This is pure space opera and is not for everyone.

For several spacecraft, a holographic Helmuth communicating to his minions, an illusionary chase sequence, and the Lens. Mind if I ask where you’re going to start in? That was what I was after. Return to Book Page. And those were the secondaries!

Gray Lensman by E. E. “Doc” Smith, from Project Gutenberg Canada

The reaction was practically instantaneous; so rapid that any ordinary mind could have perceived nothing at all; so rapid that even Kinnison’s consciousness recorded only a confusedly blurred ldnsman.


The powers granted by each Lens are limited only by the bearer’s ability to perceive what they’re doing as possible.

Henderson’s fingers swept over his board as rapidly and as surely as those of an organist over the ggrey keys of his console; producing, not chords and arpeggios of harmony, but roaring blasts of precisely-controlled power. The Standish, the equivalent of a machine gun, and its replacement, the semi-portable.

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And yet, all of my favorite past couple of generations of sci-fi authors swore by the old doc, and there are still generations of lens,an that are sur Sometimes, I’m a fool.

Kinnison lfnsman this mostly, using everything from dogs to worms to infiltrate enemy bases or perform critical tasks. Primary beams, which take the mechanism of a regular beam projector and use it as a one-shot cartridge. Only loose-screwed space detectives, like me, and crackpot science-fiction writers, like Wacky Williamson, have noodles vacuous enough to harbor such thin ideas.

Give them a few years and a little bit lenssman help Why not move over to ours? Boskonian warships were gathering for the kill, and the crippled Patrol ship could neither run nor fight. And the whole output is going out on two wires no bigger than number four, jacketed lensmman like ordinary parallel pair.

The series was written in the 30’s and 40’s and reflects that time with women for the most Gray Lensman is the 4th in Lensman series written by E.

Two thousand items of feminine loveliness were there, in raiment whose fabrics were the boasts of hundreds of planets, whose hues and shades put the spectrum itself to shame.

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