Triplanetary

E. E. SMITH (1890 - 1965)

“Doc” E.E. Smith pretty much invented the space opera genre, and Triplanetary is a good and well-known example. Physics, time, and politics never stand in the way of a plot that gallops ahead without letup. Having earned a PhD in chemical engineering, it’s understandable that the heroes of Smith’s story are all scientists. He didn’t want to be constrained by the limits of known science, however, so in his hands the electromagnetic spectrum becomes a raw material to be molded into ever-more amazing and lethal forms, and the speed of light is no bar to traveling through the interstellar void. Come enjoy this story of yesteryear, set in tomorrow, where real women ignite love at a glance, real men achieve in days what governments manage in decades, and aliens are an ever-present threat to Life-As-We-Know-It! (Summary by Mark F. Smith)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, General Fiction, Science Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Pirates of Space Mark F. Smith
00:41:13
Play 02 02 - In Roger's Planetoid Mark F. Smith
00:36:52
Play 03 03 - Fleet Against Planetoid Mark F. Smith
00:25:23
Play 04 04 - Within the Red Veil Mark F. Smith
00:40:33
Play 05 05 - Nevian Strife Mark F. Smith
00:39:54
Play 06 06 - Worm, Submarine, and Freedom Mark F. Smith
00:15:20
Play 07 07 - The Hill Mark F. Smith
00:27:09
Play 08 08 - The Super-Ship Is Launched Mark F. Smith
00:13:59
Play 09 09 - Specimens Mark F. Smith
00:10:14
Play 10 10 - The Boise Acts Mark F. Smith
00:33:35
Play 11 11 - Roger Carries On Mark F. Smith
00:33:32
Play 12 12 - The Specimens Escape Mark F. Smith
00:38:48
Play 13 13 - The Meeting of the Giants Mark F. Smith
00:28:47