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Edward E. Smith (1890–1965)


Immensely popular writer of science fiction space adventure stories in the pulp magazine era before World War II, widely regarded as the creator of 'space opera'. He was known as "Doc" Smith because he had earned a Ph.D. in food chemistry. See more trivia »


(age 75) in Seaside, Oregon, USA

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Lensman Writer
Lensman Writer


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 1984 Lensman: Galactic Patrol (TV Series) (novels - as E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
 1984 Lensman (novels - as Edward E. 'Doc' Smith)

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Author (as E.E. 'Doc' Smith): "The Best of E.E. 'Doc' Smith" See more »

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1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

E.E. 'Doc' Smith | Edward E. 'Doc' Smith | Edward Elmer Smith

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Besides being a great science fiction writer, held a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and was the researcher who figured out how to get powdered sugar to stick to doughnuts. See more »

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