The Skylark of Space
The editors of Amazing Stories -- who first published this novel in August, September, and October 1928 -- waxed ecstatic over it. ". . . when such a story as The Skylark of Space comes along," they said "we just feel as if we must shout from the housetops that this is the greatest interplanetarian and space flying story that has appeared this year. Indeed, it probably will rank as one of the great space flying stories for many years to come. . . ." Copy is often about hyperbole, but they were righter than any editor ever can expect to be. This story has all but become a part of the language: we feel privileged to offer it to you.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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