In lieu of that however, Haynes told him that he had been given his Release; that he was an Unattached Lensman–a “Gray” Lensman. Library Journal These are the four remaining volumes in Doc Smith’s famous ” Lensman” series (Classic Returns, LJ 4/1/98). A finalist for a special Hugo Award . Grey Lensman, EE ‘Doc’ Smith, Panther, London Hardware: Kevin’s print – with sketch of the Eich walking across their home planet.

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No woman deserved to have her life made into such a hell on earth as that would be–years of agony, of heart-breaking suspense, climaxed by untimely widowhood; or, at best, the wasting of the richest part of her lensmn upon a husband who was half steel, rubber, and phenoline plastic.

Everyone involved in the galaxy-wide Boskonian thionite smuggling operation is this to some degree or another, working to subvert Civilization from within. Blasting himself upright, the Patrolman shot across the inner dome to the control panel and paused, momentarily baffled.

You never quite know what layer you’re going to run into from paragraph to paragraph, too. The Arisians are committed to guarding every intelligent species’ right to determine its own way of life, and are both older and more powerful than even the Eddorians.

Pursuant to his plan, Kinnison again visited Trenco, where the Patrol forces extracted for him fifty kilograms of thionite, the noxious drug which, in microgram inhalations, makes the addict experience all the sensations of doing whatever it is that he wishes most ardently to do.

Since Boskonia cares more about efficiency than villainy for its own sakethere are quite a few of these. Time after time, completely unconsciously, that sense reached out to other couples who approached; to touch and to affect their minds so insidiously that they did not know that they were being steered away from the tree in whose black moon-shadow sat the Lensman and the nurse. Don’t know what’s the matter, but it’s clogging my jets.


Gray Lensman is the fourth originally the second book in the Lensman series and the second to focus on the adventures of Lensman Kimball Kinnison. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

The ethics of such a destruction are taken entirely for granted, as was generally the case in science fiction of the time; the justification is the self-evident evil nature of the Eddorians and their henchmen henchbeings? Even a Second and on occasion a Third Stage Lensman is advised to wear it when a maximum effort is required. Tropes Q – Z. It is hinted at that humanity would evolve as a whole to the point that achieving Second Stage would be common.

Nor would that building be easy. Dark Is Not Evil: What do we do next, besides mopping up those eighteen supermaulers? A possible alternate interpretation. It is for the exuberance of his story-telling that people still read Smith’s space lennsman, not for his moral philosophy. In the library of the Port Admiral’s richly comfortable home, a room as heavily guarded against all forms of intrusion as was his private office, two old but active Gray Lensmen greey and grinned at each other like the two conspirators which in fact they were.

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Much is made of the uniform of a Gray Lensman being plain, utilitarian, drab, and, well, gray, but it’s only mentioned in passing that it’s a gray leather uniform. He did not need to await her turning to recognize his erstwhile nurse and later assistant, whom he had last seen just this side of far-distant Boyssia II. Range, of course, is proportional to the square of the speed. Yet there are still two more books to go.

Usually referred to as “ether-walls” or “screens. There were four species the Arisians selectively bred and eugenically improved for millions of years. I was forced to re-evaluate my entire internal consistency engine of sci-fi idea sources and lineage, and all of a sudden, the mitochondrial eve of sci-fi tropes at least the best surviving eve is FOUND.

We can kensman you of friendship. The cracks and chasms closed, extruding uncounted cubic miles of fiery lava and metal. You’re here, then, on thionite?


It’s more emphasized for human recruits, though, as not all non-human beings are subject to the same vices. So, when some space-flea talks to you about parsecs, just think of miles greyy terms of an automobile and a teleset and you’ll know as much as he does–maybe more. The Corps’ creators deny lsnsman, although later they made amends by adding GLs named after elements of Lensman.

The refractories were of neo-carballoy, backed and permeated by M K R fields; the radiators were constructed of the most ultimately resistant materials known to the science of the age.

Immune to Mind Control: Feet wide apart, hands jammed into pockets, head slightly bent, eyes distant, he stood there unmoving; thinking with all the power of his brain.

Sergeant Peter vanBuskirk led the storming party of Valerians–men of human ancestry, but of extraordinary size, strength, and agility because of ,ensman enormous gravitation of the planet Valeria–in wiping out those of the pirate crew not killed in the battle between the two vessels.

Grey Lensman (Lensman, book 4) by E E ‘Doc’ Smith

Neither of them ever knew that they were being protected; but Gharlane’s blocker was in fact an Arisian fusion–the four-ply mentality which was to become known to every Lensman of the Galactic Patrol as Mentor of Arisia.

Therefore Kinnison had to go in after him. As part of his commandeering of the entire planetary resources of law enforcement, he also asks for a couple “oglons” or “cateagles” which are your basic Ravenous Bugblatter Beast only without the towel weakness vicious alien animal monster template. The Rigellian sent out his sense of perception with Kinnison’s, and he also was almost stunned.

But he did see something: The Second Randall Garrett Megapack.