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First Lensman

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First Lensman by E. E. Smith is a classic tale of science fiction adventure, filled with thrilling space battles, complex characters, and a fascinating exploration of advanced technology. The novel follows the journey of Virgil Samms as he is chosen to be the first Lensman, a powerful guardian of the universe tasked with combating the forces of evil.

Smith's world-building is impressive, creating a universe that feels both vast and detailed. The technology of the Lensmen, particularly the Lens itself, is captivating and innovative, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the story. The action sequences are well-written and engaging, keeping the reader on the edge of their seat throughout.

The characters in First Lensman are well-developed and memorable, each with their own strengths, weaknesses, and motivations. Virgil Samms is a compelling protagonist, a natural leader with a strong sense of duty and honor. The villains are suitably menacing, providing a formidable challenge for Samms and his team of Lensmen.

Overall, First Lensman is a gripping and entertaining sci-fi novel that will appeal to fans of the genre. With its compelling story, well-crafted world-building, and engaging characters, it is a must-read for anyone looking for an exciting space opera adventure.

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The Secret Planet. No human had ever landed on the hidden planet of Arisia. A mysterious space barrier turned back both men and ships. Then the word came to Earth, "Go to Arisia!", Virgil Samms of the Galactic Patrol went--and came back with the Lens, the strange device that gave its wearer powers no man had ever possessed before. Samms knew the price of that power would be high. But even he had no idea of the ultimate cost, and the weird destiny waiting for the First Lensman.

First Lensman is the sequel to Triplanetary, and the second book of E.E. "Doc" Smith's classic Lensman series. (from the original book cover and Mark Nelson)

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