First Lensman (Lensman #2) - E. E. Smith

Cover art by Chris Foss (Panther Science Fiction, 1972).

First Lensman covers Virgil Samm's "discovery" of the lens, the founding of the Galactic Patrol and the Galactic Council, and the election for the fate of North America. Also has very nice bits with Samms' initial efforts to recruit non-human lensmen.

First Lensman was written later than the rest of the series, and is a back-story to the Lensman series.

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Release date: 1950
Genres: science fiction
Updated: August 21, 2021

Lensman :: Series

Belongs to the series Lensman Universe
Related series Lensman (omnibus editions)

Triplanetary
First Lensman (Lensman #2)
Galactic Patrol (Lensman #3)
Gray Lensman (Lensman #4)
Second Stage Lensman (Lensman #5)
Children of the Lens (Lensman #6)
The Vortex Blaster (Lensman #7)