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Galactic Patrol (1937)
Front Cover Book Details
Author
E.E. "Doc" Smith
Publication Date 1973
Format Paperback
Publisher Panther
Language English
Plot
The Galactic Patrol has been given the ultimate weapon in its war against the evil pirate Boskone: The Lens. But even though the Patrol's Lensmen are the most feared peacekeepers in the galaxy, they aren't quite sure how to use their unique gift. Things are about to change, however. Kimball Kinnison has just graduated from the academy, and now that's he's earned his Lens, he's determined to figure out how it works. Kinnison begins his journey of discovery by taking command of the Brittania, an experimental ship that's as likely to kill him as it is the Boskone raiders it was built to fight. That leads him on a series of whirlwind adventures that include a visit to the planet Arisia--where the mysterious creators of the Lens make their home--and end up in a confrontation with Helmuth, who may well be Boskone himself. Although this is the third book in the Lensman series, it's the novel where, as SF critic John Clute puts it, "the story has started, and it does not stop." This is a rip-roaring tale of heroes, aliens, space battles, and bold deeds, the stuff that Golden Age science fiction was built from. --Craig E. Engler
Personal Details
Collection Status In Collection
Index 122
Read It Yes
Links Amazon Canada
Cover Price £ 0,35
Product Details
Country Great Britain
Nr of Pages 255
First Edition No
Rare No
Original Details
Original Country USA
Original Language English
Original Publication Year 1937
Notes
The third in the "Lensman" series