My Review of The Skylark of Space

The Skylark of Space (Skylark #1)

The Skylark of Space by E.E. “Doc” Smith

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Skylark of Space is the first of four novels in Smith’s Skylark series. Like most Smith novels, it moves along with a lot of action. A government chemist discovers a power source that will let him roam the galaxy, but no one believes him. So he buys the rights from the government for next to nothing. But a colleague with a evil bent does believe he was on to something, and resolves to steal the invention. The next thing you know everyone is out in space, and interstellar war happens. If you ever wanted to know what pulp fiction of the classic age of science fiction is like, this is a good place to start. Smith is regarded as the “Father of Space Opera”, and this is where he started.

I read this as part of a collection “The Works of E.E. “Doc” Smith”

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