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I really should find a good cross posting method. I like too many of LJ's functions to entirely give it up, and I do have one of the early adopter & permanent accounts...

Date: 2012-06-03 12:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] c1.livejournal.com
Just wait, the Russians will fling another DDoS again...

Date: 2013-03-04 01:49 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] lensman.livejournal.com
Heh, Yes that is where I get my user icon from, but despite what it claims in the opening sequence; it bears no resemblance to the books of E.E. "Doc" Smith other than borrowing the name of a few characters. It did admittedly have some of the best computer graphics for it's day (back in 1984)... I prefer the books for any character and story references. (They came in 2nd to Asimov's Foundation series for the All-Time Best Hugo award.)

Maybe with some luck JMS will finally get the project he's been working on since 2008 off the ground...

Date: 2013-03-04 01:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unseelie.livejournal.com
Excellent. I've read the LEns series up to/threw... Red Lensmen? no. I think I started Children of the Lens. Good stuff.

Date: 2013-03-04 02:23 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] lensman.livejournal.com
"Children" is the last official Lensman book. (Although Vortex Blaster is supposed to be in the Lensman universe) After that there are the David Kyle Books (about the non-human Lensman):
The Dragon Lensman (Worsel, the Velantian)
Lensman from Rigel (Tregonsee, the Rigellian)
Z-Lensman (Nadreck the Palainian)

(I read them ages ago, but have long since lost my copies and they're out of print & hard to find. They weren't bad from what I remember).

Red Lensman was a proposed book for David Kyle, but was never made. It was also the nickname for Clarissa MacDougall.

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