Library Ed. Books in Motion 2006
CS ISBN 1596074485 $49.95 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN 9781596074491 $31.99 Nine CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 1596074507 $24.95 One MP3-CDs
E.E. Smith's Lensman novels, first published in the 1930s, are considered the cornerstone of the space opera subgenre. Serving as a prelude to the series, TRIPLANETARY begins billions of years ago with a war between two races, the peaceful Arisians and the warlike Eddorians. The book moves forward through the fall of Atlantis, the Roman Empire, and three world wars as the benevolent Arisians secretly establish a group of Earthmen capable of protecting the galaxy from evil. Reed McColm narrates with precision, and with just enough of a swagger in his voice to call to mind the action heroes of an earlier era. His voice adds a lightness and a glint of humor that complement Smith's humorless writing. The production includes a foreword by science fiction historian John Clute. S.E.S. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 07]
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