Triplanetary

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Published: 1948
Language: English
Wordcount: 92,067 / 280 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 7,571
Added to site: 2010.06.06
mnybks.net#: 28060
Origin: gutenberg.org

ONE MAN DISCOVERED THE TRUTH—The Fall of Rome, the Wars that racked the world, mass murder and horror....Men thought they were historical accidents, "human nature." But each one was a move in a Universe-wide battle—and the men who suffered and died were the big chessmen.Finally, one man discovered the truth—and faced his strange destiny in the ultimate struggle for control of the Universe.

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ender, and your planet will be allowed to serve us. Refuse, or even hesitate, and every individual of your race shall die."

"Worm? Masters? Land my ship?" The young Arisian's thought was pure curiosity, with no tinge of fear, dismay, or awe. "Surrender? Serve you? I seem to be receiving your thought without ambiguity, but your meaning is entirely...."

"Address me as 'Your Supremacy'," the All-Highest directed, coldly. "Land now or die now--this is your last warning."

"Your Supremacy? Certainly, if that is the customary form. But as to landing--and warning--and dying--surely you do not think that I am present in the flesh? And can it be possible that you are actually so aberrant as to believe that you can kill me--or even the youngest Arisian infant? What a peculiar--what an extraordinary--psychology!"

"Die, then, worm, if you must have it so!" the All-Highest snarled, and launched a mental bolt whose energies were calculated to slay any living thing.

Enphilistor, ho

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Average Rating of 4.5 from 2 reviews: *****
2013.10.17
DMcCunney
****.

Triplanetary is the first book of Smith's classic Lensman series. The others are First Lensman, Galactic Patrol, Gray Lensman, Second Stage Lensman, and Children of the Lens.

It details the conflict spanning eons between the Arisians and the rapacious Eddorians, invaders from another continuum, with humanity as Arisia's ultimate weapon.

It's classic space opera, and every time you think Smith has gone as far as he can, rest assured he has a topper up his sleeve, and a topper for the topper behind it,

This is based on the serial that appeared in Amazing Stories. The book publication differs. Alas, not all of the Lensman books have entered the public domain. (Magazine stories back then had a different copyright than the books, and often lapsed into the PD when the books didn't.)

2010.06.11
Sean M. Drew
*****

Read this many, many years ago. It is still a great read today.


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