Earth becomes the ultimate prize in an interstellar war in which the Arisians, the elder race of the galaxy, use their advanced mental science to embark on a breeding program throughout the galaxy to produce super warriors who can repel evil Eddorian invaders. Reprint.
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This is the first of E. E. "Doc" Smith's six Lensman books, and although it isn't as fast-paced as later Lensman novels, it sets the stage for what is perhaps the greatest space-opera saga ever told. Through a series of vignettes spanning millions of years, readers will learn how the titanic struggle between the good Arisians and the evil Eddorians first came to pass, and about how humanity was chosen (and bred) to assume the awesome power of the lens. A short foreword by science fiction scholar John Clute puts the entire series into perspective.About the Author:
Edward Elmer Smith (1890 - 1965) 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. --Wikipedia
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Book Description Cosmos, 2009. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0843959495