The Skylark of Space

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The Floating Press, Sep 1, 2011 - Fiction - 289 pages
The first entry in the wildly popular Skylark series of science fiction novels, The Skylark of Space recounts the exploits of protagonist Dick Seaton as he competes against his nemesis, Marc "Blackie" DuQuesne, to be the first to build a technologically sophisticated spacecraft based on Seaton's recent scientific discovery.
 

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User Review  - ikeman100 - LibraryThing

Great early Space Opera by one of the genre's best writers of the first half of the 20th century. It's no wonder Frederick Pohl gave Smith such high praise. E.E. Doc Smith was one of the better ... Read full review

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User Review  - karamazow - LibraryThing

Er, no. I can stand some amount of clichés, but this is driving things too far. The story is completely unlikely and impossible, without anything in the characters that makes up for it. Too dated for ... Read full review

Contents

The Skylark of Space
4
Chapter I The Occurrence of the Impossible
5
Chapter II Steel Becomes Interested
9
Chapter III Seaton Solves the Problem of Power
23
Chapter IV Steel Liberates EnergyUnexpectedly
43
Chapter V Direct Action
60
Chapter VI The ObjectCompass at Work
74
Chapter VII The Trial Voyage
91
Chapter XI Through Space into the Carboniferous
160
Chapter XII The Mastery of Mind Over Matter
188
Chapter XIII Nalboon of Mardonale
200
Chapter XIV Nalboon Unmasked
220
Chapter XV The Escape from Mardonale
237
Chapter XVI An Osnomian Marriage
258
Chapter XVII Bird Beast or Fish?
279
Chapter XVIII The Invasion
295

Chapter VIII Indirect Action
108
Chapter IX Lost in Space
118
Chapter X The Rescue
143
Chapter XIX The Return to Earth
311
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