Edward Elmer Smith, Ph.D. (often called "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 by E. E. “Doc” Smith with their own trope pages include:
Other works by E. E. “Doc” Smith provide examples of: