Order of E.E. “Doc” Smith Books
Edward Elmer “Doc” Smith, Ph.D (1890-1965) was an American author of science fiction novels, and often considered the father of the space opera subgenre. In addition to being a novelist, Smith was also a food engineer. He wrote the Lensman, Skylark and Family d’Alembert series. Smith preferred to use technologies in his fiction that were feasible, saying “the more highly improbable a concept is — short of being contrary to mathematics whose fundamental operations involve no neglect of infinitesimals — the better I like it”.
E.E. “Doc” Smith’s first novel was The Skylark of Space, published in 1928. His final credited published work was Revolt of the Galaxy (with Stephen Goldin), published long after his death in 1983. Below is a list of E.E. “Doc” Smith’s books in order of when they were originally released:
Publication Order of Skylark Books
Publication Order of Lensman Books
|Second Stage Lensmen||(1953)|
|Children of the Lens||(1954)|
|The Vortex Blaster||(1960)|
Publication Order of Subspace Books
Publication Order of Family d’Alembert Books
|The Clockwork Traitor||(1977)|
|Appointment at Bloodstar||(1978)|
|The Purity Plot||(1978)|
|Planet of Treachery||(1981)|
|The Omicron Invasion||(1984)|
|Revolt of the Galaxy||(1985)|
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Notes: The Vortex Blaster was also published as Masters of the Vortex. Appointment at Bloodstar was also titled The Bloodstar Conspiracy. The Family d’Alembert series was written with Stephen Goldin. The Lord Tedric series was written with Gordon Eklund. The Skylark of Space was co-authored by Lee H. Garby. Masters of Space was co-authored by E. Everett Evans.
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E.E. “Doc” Smith Synopsis: Spacehounds of IPC is a standalone novel by E.E. “Doc” Smith. When the Inter-Planetary Corporation’s starship Arcturus left on a routine flight to Mars, it turned into a disaster. Attacked by an unidentified spaceship, the Arcturus crashes on Jupiter’s moon Ganymede. The surviving passengers must learn to master Ganymede’s primeval terrors, build a new spacecraft, and deal with the warring intelligences of the Jovian system. Of course, true spacehounds can do anything, given enough time, resources and freedom from attack.