The Skylark of Space

E. E. SMITH (1890 - 1965) and Lee Hawkins GARBY (1892 - 1953)

The novel begins with the accidental discovery, in a Government laboratory in Washington D. C., of a form of clean nuclear power. Our hero, Dr. Richard Seaton, uses this power to build first a flying belt and then an interstellar spaceship. He later discovers that the process operates by generation and manipulation of gravity fields. When his government coworkers do not believe him, Seaton acquires rights to his discovery from the government and commercializes it with the aid of his friend, millionaire inventor Martin Crane. A former colleague, Dr. Marc DuQuesne, joins with the unscrupulous World Steel Corporation to try to steal Seaton's invention. The resulting conflict escalates, as Seaton and Duquesne develop greater and greater technical capabilities and enlist more and more powerful alien races as allies.. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Science Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - The Occurrence of the Impossible Richard Kilmer
00:06:49
Play 02 02 - Steel Becomes Interested Richard Kilmer
00:23:51
Play 03 03 - Seaton Solves the Problem of Power Richard Kilmer
00:35:23
Play 04 04 - Steel Liberates Energy Unexpectedly Richard Kilmer
00:29:44
Play 05 05 - Direct Action Richard Kilmer
00:26:50
Play 06 06 - The Object Compass at Work Richard Kilmer
00:30:32
Play 07 07 - The Trial Voyage Richard Kilmer
00:30:44
Play 08 08 - Indirect Action Richard Kilmer
00:17:39
Play 09 09 - Lost in Space Richard Kilmer
00:43:55
Play 10 10 - The Rescue Richard Kilmer
00:30:12
Play 11 11 - Through Space into the Carboniferous Richard Kilmer
00:48:32
Play 12 12 - The Mastery of Mind Over Matter Richard Kilmer
00:22:31
Play 13 13 - Nalboon of Mardonale Richard Kilmer
00:35:07
Play 14 14 - Nalboon Unmasked Richard Kilmer
00:32:53
Play 15 15 - The Escape from Mardonale Richard Kilmer
00:37:20
Play 16 16 - An Osnomain Marriage Richard Kilmer
00:40:24
Play 17 17 - Bird, Beast, or Fish? Richard Kilmer
00:28:54
Play 18 18 - The Invasion Richard Kilmer
00:29:13
Play 19 19 - The Return to Earth Richard Kilmer
00:12:02