As The Dragon Lensman opens, the Boskonian conspiracy seems to have been vanquished with its defeat at the great Battle of Klovia, and the. All about The Dragon Lensman by David A. Kyle. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Publication: The Dragon Lensman Publication Record # ; Author: David A . Kyle; Date: ; ISBN: [].

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Gary Maffioli rated it really liked it Feb 08, References to this work on external resources. Many of his characters make an appearence and Galactic Patrol slang is frequently used.

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. On one side were the Arisians, uplifting agents of wisdom who draon taken it upon themselves to mentor the younger races and steer them towards the enlightenment they called Civilization.

She didn’t wonder about the reality of ghosts — she wondered about how one went about killing a ghost when a ghost is already dead. Second Stage Lensman 1.

The Arisians remove themselves from the Cosmos in elnsman to leave the Children of the Lens uninhibited in their future as the new guardians of Civilization.

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Centuries pass, and eventually the final generations of the breeding program are born. I read this one a LONG time ago.

On the other were lensmaan Eddorians, embodiments of crushing efficiency and unthinking obedience who had woven together a vast web of tyrannies called the Boskone, through which they plotted the enslavement of all life. There was to have been at least a seventh volume. We was really a male chauvinist in the pure sense, as most of the women in his books were beautiful but weak and dumb.


Archived from the original on January 13, The Lensman series is llensman classic which I periodically go back and reread.

The Dragon Lensman

Kyle stuck closely to the timeline, characters, and overall plot of the Lensman series, adding only a few new characters largely, it would seem, to interest younger readers. One of the successful aspects of Smith’s writing was lensmxn balance cosmic ideas against a simple plot; the main Lensmen story is just a series of battles between good and evil, gradually increasing in scale.

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. Swap 6 have, 2 want. The real failing of the book is that it’s not about Worsel at all, but rather a new, Kyle-created character. David Kyle, a friend of E. However there is one issue here – now I know this is the first part of a trilogy so its nothing secret there.

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Just a moment while we sign ddragon in to your Goodreads account. It adds an additional short novel originally published with the Triplanetary name which is transitional to the novel First Lensman. Kyle chose to headline his first authorized sequel to Smith’s Lensmen canon: Although the Eddorians have developed dragoon powers almost equal to those of the Arisians, they rely instead for the most part on physical power, which came to be exercised on their behalf by a dragoon of underling races.


Charles Hepner rated it it was ok Jan 03, No trivia or quizzes yet. Click on either item for a larger image. All I will say is that the ending lensmn by inescapable logic from clues in Children of the Lens. In this and in several other ways, Kyle shows himself not to be Smith, despite the endorsement from A.

The Galactic Patrol, summoned to work together in this way for the first time, contains billions of beings who in total can generate immense mental force. Wikipedia in English None. Of all Smith’s writing, the seven dragln Lensmen series is easily the most famous, and it is inevitable really that the Smith estate should have sought to add to it.

They also concentrate on lesser characters than Smith’s hero Kinnison; these are the other three “Second Stage” lensmen, and in this case the reptilian Worsel of Velantia. The Eddorians, a dictatorial, power-hungry race, come into our universe from an alien space-time continuum after observing that our galaxy and a sister galaxy the Second Galaxy are passing through each other.

The Arisians add their own tremendous mental force to this.