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"With the exception of the works of H. G. Wells, possibly those of Jules Verne -- and almost no other writer -- it has inspired more imitators and done more to change the nature of all the science fiction written after it than almost any other single work." -- Frederik Pohl
Finding that his government laboratory coworkers do not believe his discovery of a revolutionary power source that will enable interstellar flight, Dr. Richard Seaton acquires rights to his discovery from the government and commercializes it with the aid of his friend, millionaire inventor Martin Crane. When a former colleague tries to steal the invention, not only the future of Dr. Seaton and his allies, but ultimately the entire world hangs in the balance!
The first of the great "space opera" science fiction novels, The Skylark of Space remains a thrilling tale more than 80 years after its creation.
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E. E. "Doc" Smith (1890 1965) was a seminal figure in the history of American science fiction. In addition to the influential Skylark series, he is the author of the Lensman series. Vernor Vinge, winner of the Hugo Award, is one of the most respected science fiction writers today. His recent novels include A Fire upon the Deep and A Deepness in the Sky.Review:
"Students of early science fiction will welcome the University of Nebraska Press's series Bison Frontiers of Imagination."—Times Literary Supplement (Times Literary Supplement)
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Book Description Berkley, 1984. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0425065618
Book Description Berkley, 1984. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110425065618