To galactic civilization, loose vortices are just one menace among many. It is "Storm's" unique brain - itself a computer with fantastic powers - that enables him to select and direct a duodecaplylatomate bomb with exactly the right energy to snuff each vortex out of existence. The day a runaway vortex exploded in his home was the day "Storm" Cloud became the Vortex Blaster!
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© and (P)2007 Books in Motion. This recording is produced by arrangement with The Estate of E. E. "Doc" Smith and Virginia Kidd, Inc.
"The most towering figure in science fiction, thanks to the enormous scope of his novels." (Isaac Asimov)
"If you wish to understand the roots of modern science fiction, you have to read the Lensman saga." (Allen Steele)
"A finalist for a special Hugo Award for All-Time Best Series, 'Lensman' is considered by many sf heads to be the greatest of the space operas and clearly a source for such successors as Star Trek and Star Wars." (Library Journal)
I've read the book years ago and enjoyed it as great light science fiction. I enjoyed it again through Reed McColm's narration which I thought was perfect for the book. Thanks, I really enjoyed it.:-)
"Down memory lane"
I really enjoyed the narration on this one - the vivid images I got from it were so much better than what I remembered the book to be like.
Just like in the original story I read so long ago I still enjoyed the character of Dr. Neal "Storm" Cloud the best. The idea of someone being so good with maths still fascinates me.
Having read the book many years ago I think that hearing it narrated was so much better. The narrator gave such wonderful pronunciation to all the alien planet names and words I had so much trouble with.
I had to listen to this book in stages because of other commitments but I do wish I had had time to sit and hear it all the way through in one sitting.
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