E. E. "Doc" Smith

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Edward Elmer "Doc" Smith was an American science fiction writer best known for Space Opera, a genre he arguably invented, including the Skylark series, the Lensman series, The Galaxy Primes and Spacehounds of IPC. Smith was very much a pioneer in the field of science-fiction, starting work on The Skylark Of Space in 1916, though he was not able to find a publisher until 1928.

Smith's nickname "Doc" derives from the fact that he was a professional chemist, holding a doctorate in chemical engineering. It is fair to say, however, that he never let scientific plausibility get in the way of telling a ripping yarn.

Works written by E. E. "Doc" Smith include:
E. E. "Doc" Smith provides examples of the following tropes:
  • Badass Family: The Family D'Alembert.
  • The Greys: The inhabitants of Callisto (one of Jupiter's moons) in Spacehounds of I.P.C.. Like all humanoids in the book, they're on the side of the good guys.
  • Heavyworlder: The Family D'Alembert
  • Human Subspecies: In the Family D'Alembert series
  • Stun Guns: In the Family D'Alembert series