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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That tool is the Lens. Kyle opted to write about the three other alien second stage Lensman, starting with Worsel the Velantian. Dan Staerk rated it liked it Oct 05, Their children, a boy and two pairs of fraternal twin sisters, grow up to be the five Children of the Lens. Wikipedia in English None. The Arisians describe this as the “most nearly perfect creation the universe has ever seen” and state that they, who created it, are themselves almost entirely ignorant of its powers.

All Red Jacket Press titles are available direct from the publisher through Pathway Book Service, our fulfillment company. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Lists with This Book. Gary Maffioli rated it really liked it Feb 08, But Worsel’s real strength is his mind and its unmatched psychic abilities, concentrated and focused by the Lens shining among his many eye-stalks.

Kyle takes the time to update the universe with some posts concepts, such as computers which works and women being allowed to do things which doesn’t. Huge fleets of spaceships fight bloody wars of attrition.

Lensman series – Wikipedia

Initially, Eternity Lensman comics consisted almost entirely draton adaptations of the Lensman TV episodes. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

The Dragon Lensman is also available from these retailers: Influential if flawed I guess. The first of these was designed by Philip N.


Two figures stood facing each other. Lalla Kallatra is interesting– but not as interesting as a gigantic evil-fighting dragon. On July 14,Smith gave written permission to William B. And as for authorised there is a whole spectrum of “authorised” books out there too.

Other books in the series. The series begins with Triplanetarybeginning two billion years before the present time and continuing into the near future.

Many science fiction fans, myself included, have something of a soft spot for the novels of E. I will probably read the other two books in this series by David A Kyle, should I get the opportunity, if only to complete the series and make sure I haven”t missed anything, but I can’t recomend this book to anyone apart from the most ardent and tolerant of Lensman fans.

Using the Lens as a means to test mental qualities and identify individuals able to help him, Virgil Samms visits races and species in other star systems, recruiting the best of them and forming the nucleus of a Galactic Patrol. The series was published in magazines before being collected and reworked into the better-known series of books.

He also had the advantage of writing years later than Smith did, which made the books more accessible to current readers both in “hard science” terms and in the breadth of permissible activities and emotions available to the heroes and the villains in the Lensman canon.

The Dragon Lensman

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.

Now at this point I will interject that the original was far from perfect- but written when was it was and with the whole genre really still trying to find its place out there I think it’s place in the Science fiction halls of fame is warranted. The events in these books take place between Second-Stage Lensmen and Children of the Lens [ citation needed ] and refer to events and characters in Vortex Blaster.


Kyle chose to headline his first authorized sequel to Smith’s Lensmen canon: Information from the German Common Knowledge.

References to this work on external resources. Thomas rated it really liked it Dfagon 22, So what about this book – well it feels like a lensman story and yes has the same characters and does feel like its part of the story – however its not quiet Smith which is a good thing you can see the subtle differences that David Kyle brings to the table and that lejsman good. InRon Howard’s Imagine Entertainment and Lnsman Pictures began negotiations with the author’s estate for rights to film the Lensman series.

Soon it becomes clear that Civilization will need every bit of that knowledge, and more besides, to face the enemies that are now revealing themselves. C lick here to order from your local independent bookseller: 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, a bit apprehensive. All titles drayon in stock, and orders placed through the publisher ship within 24 hours.

No library descriptions found. It still was a very fun read. All I will say is that the ending develops by inescapable logic from clues in Children of the Lens. This section’s plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed.

David Kyle, a friend of E.

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