EE Doc Smith
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


The Skylark of Space(1928) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skylark Three(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skylark of Valeron(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skylark DuQuesne(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lensman Books


Triplanetary(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
First Lensman(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Galactic Patrol(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gray Lensman(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Second Stage Lensmen(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Children of the Lens(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vortex Blaster(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Subspace Books


Subspace Explorers(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Subspace Encounter(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Family d’Alembert Books


Imperial Stars(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stranglers' Moon(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Clockwork Traitor(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Getaway World(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Appointment at Bloodstar(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Purity Plot(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Planet of Treachery(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eclipsing Binaries(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Omicron Invasion(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Revolt of the Galaxy(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Spacehounds of IPC(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Galaxy Primes(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Masters of Space(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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.

If You Like E.E. “Doc” Smith Books, You’ll Love…

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.


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