As The Dragon Lensman opens, the Boskonian conspiracy seems to have been vanquished with its defeat at the great Battle of Klovia, and the. All about The Dragon Lensman by David A. Kyle. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Publication: The Dragon Lensman Publication Record # ; Author: David A . Kyle; Date: ; ISBN: [].

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On one side were the Arisians, uplifting agents of wisdom who had taken it upon themselves to mentor the younger races and steer them towards the enlightenment they called Civilization.

Sadly though in attempting to match the style of Smith the writing seemed to me to be forced and lack authenticity. The story is certainly imaginative, and depends on more than a passing familarity with Smith’s stories.

Second Stage Lensman 1Lensman: It’s a fun book, aping Doc’s style satisfactorily, and just as able to deliver on the non-stop action. Harry Harrison wrote the humorous and comprehensive parody Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers in After the destruction of Onlo and the fall of Thrale and the “cleaning up” of Lyrane VIII, with the Boskonians no longer fomenting trouble in the First Galaxy, the Galactic Patrol was prepared to become a police force instead of a military machine.

When David Kyle told me he was writing the story of Worsel the Velantian as the first book in the continuation of the Lensman series, I was pleasantly surprised — though, if truth be told, draagon bit apprehensive.

Elnsman Galactic Patrol, summoned to work together in this way for the first time, contains billions of beings who in lenman can generate immense mental force. Entire worlds are almost casually destroyed. The Unit focuses the accumulated power onto one tiny point of the Eddorians’ shields. Archived from the original on January 13, Next book in this series: This exact book is not the one I have, but I have a copy of the paperback set from the first time I read them in the ‘s.

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Originally, the series consisted of the four novels Galactic PatrolGray LensmanSecond Stage Lensmenand Children of the Lenspublished between and in the magazine Astounding Stories. Jul 24, William Korn rated it really liked it Shelves: Google Books — Loading Although newly adult, they are now expected to be more competent than the Arisians and to develop their own techniques and abilities “about which we [the Arisians] know nothing”.

The Arisians make it known that if Samms, the head of the Triplanetary Service, visits the Arisian planetary system he will be given the tool he needs to build the Galactic Patrol. The real failing of the book is that it’s not about Worsel at all, but rather a new, Kyle-created character. This article needs additional citations for verification. The series contains some of the largest-scale space battles ever written.

Three additional Lensmen novels that feature the alien Second-Stage Lensmen known as the Second-Stage Lensman Trilogy were written by David Kylepublished in paperback between and and reissued in It adds an additional short novel originally published with the Triplanetary name which is dragoj to the novel First Lensman.

Sep 04, Doug Farren rated it it was amazing. Many of his characters make an appearence and Galactic Patrol slang is frequently used.

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This coincides with a psychic attack on a nearby spaceship, in which a call for help from Worsel appears to be lwnsman of the attack so that it seems possible that he has become evil. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. The Children of the Lens, together with the mental power of unknown millions of Lensmen of the Galactic Patrol, constitute the Arisians’ intended lendman to destroy the Eddorians and make the universe safe for Civilization.


They also concentrate on lesser characters than Smith’s hero Kinnison; these are the other three “Second Stage” lensmen, and in this case the reptilian Worsel of Velantia.

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Keith Hemenway rated it it was amazing May 18, Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Click on either item for a larger image. Lensmxn using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In telling the tale of a cosmos-spanning battle between good and evil, the Lensmen saga encompassed two entire galaxies in collision, each home to a primordial race of nearly limitless power.

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Published April 1st by Corgi dragob published September 1st Smith, a valiant effort has been made to match the tone and scope of the Master.

I read this one a LONG time ago. Their opponents are discovered to be a widespread civilization based on dominance hierarchies and using organized crime merged drragon crony capitalism to assume control of new planets. Open Preview See a Problem? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

David Briggs rated it liked it Apr 01, Both the long-running theatrical animation and the animated TV Series were adapted into manga.

Second Stage Lensman 1.