Children of the Lens : Lensman

  • by E. E. 'Doc' Smith
  • Narrated by Reed McColm
  • Series: Lensman
  • 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Twenty years have passed since the events in Second State Lensman. Kimball Kinnison and his wife, Clarrissa, now have five children - the "Children of the Lens". As the offspring of generations of selected matings, they are the most brilliant and capable minds in the universe. Their mission: to conclude the Boskonian war. Children of the Lens is the sixth and concluding volume of the classic Lensman series, long recognized as the greatest space opera ever written.

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What the Critics Say

"The most towering figure in science fiction, thanks to the enormous scope of his novels." (Isaac Asimov)
"If you wish to understand the roots of modern science fiction, you have to read the Lensman saga." (Allen Steele)
"A finalist for a special Hugo Award for All-Time Best Series, 'Lensman' is considered by many sf heads to be the greatest of the space operas and clearly a source for such successors as Star Trek and Star Wars." (Library Journal)

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app woes

as usual E E Doc Smith's portrayal of the Lenses and women is exceptional it's just a she the app is so poor
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- Tim Bamford

No school like the old school?

I first read the Lensman series over 40 years ago . The story still lacks nothing overall but it is clearly even more dated now (in some ways), than it was back in the 1970s. All of that said, these are still ripping good yarns!

The only downside (other than the dated science in places) is the narrator's slightly over-bearing/ bombastic tone coupled with stumbling pronunciation - although he is not unique in this.
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- Alan R

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-08-2007
  • Publisher: Books in Motion