The Seminal Status of “Doc” Smith’s Lensman Series

A wonderful look at different themes from Doc EE Smith:

E. E. “Doc” Smith is today sometimes dismissed as “merely” a pulp science fiction writer who produced “cliche” space operas. What is not commonly realized is the extent to which he actually originated many ideas which were so widely copied by other writers that they became “cliche.” Here is a quick and brief listing of some of his most important ideas

(via SF Signal)