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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.

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Smith's nickname “Doc” derives from the fact that he was a professional chemist, holding a doctorate in chemical engineering. engineering, specializing in doughnuts of all things. [[{{NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer}} Yeah, you read that right.]] ''Doughnuts''. It is fair to say, however, that he never let scientific plausibility (or, more accurately, the lack thereof) get in the way of telling a ripping yarn.


Edward Elmer "Doc" Smith, Ph.D. (2 May 1890-31 August 1965) was an American science fiction writer best known for SpaceOpera, a genre he arguably invented, including the ''Literature/SkylarkSeries'', the ''Literature/{{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.

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Edward Elmer "Doc" Smith, Ph.D. (2 May 1890-31 1890 - 31 August 1965) was an American science fiction writer best known for SpaceOpera, a genre he arguably invented, including the ''Literature/SkylarkSeries'', the ''Literature/{{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.


Edward Elmer Smith, Ph.D. (often called "Doc" Smith) was an American science fiction writer best known for SpaceOpera, a genre he arguably invented, including the ''Literature/SkylarkSeries'', the ''Literature/{{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.

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Edward Elmer "Doc" Smith, Ph.D. (often called "Doc" Smith) (2 May 1890-31 August 1965) was an American science fiction writer best known for SpaceOpera, a genre he arguably invented, including the ''Literature/SkylarkSeries'', the ''Literature/{{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.

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'''Edward Elmer Smith, Ph.D.''' (often called "Doc" Smith) was an American science fiction writer best known for SpaceOpera, a genre he arguably invented, including the ''Literature/SkylarkSeries'', the ''Literature/{{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.

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'''Edward Edward Elmer Smith, Ph.D.''' (often called "Doc" Smith) was an American science fiction writer best known for SpaceOpera, a genre he arguably invented, including the ''Literature/SkylarkSeries'', the ''Literature/{{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.

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* ScienceMarchesOn: The "computers" in ''Spacehounds of IPC'' are MEN who do the navigational computing for the spaceliners by hand and slide rule.


E. E. “Doc” Smith was an American science fiction writer best known for SpaceOpera, a genre he arguably invented, including the ''Literature/SkylarkSeries'', the ''Literature/{{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.

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E. E. “Doc” Smith '''Edward Elmer Smith, Ph.D.''' (often called "Doc" Smith) was an American science fiction writer best known for SpaceOpera, a genre he arguably invented, including the ''Literature/SkylarkSeries'', the ''Literature/{{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.


E. E. "Doc" Smith was an American science fiction writer best known for SpaceOpera, a genre he arguably invented, including the ''{{Skylark|Series}}'' 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.

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E. E. "Doc" “Doc” Smith was an American science fiction writer best known for SpaceOpera, a genre he arguably invented, including the ''{{Skylark|Series}}'' series, ''Literature/SkylarkSeries'', the ''{{Lensman}}'' ''Literature/{{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" “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:

* SkylarkSeries
* {{Lensman}}

!!Other works by E. E. "Doc" Smith provide examples of:

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!!Works by E. E. "Doc" “Doc” Smith with their own trope pages include:

* SkylarkSeries
''Literature/SkylarkSeries''
* {{Lensman}}

''Literature/{{Lensman}}''

!!Other works by E. E. "Doc" “Doc” Smith provide examples of:


E. E. "Doc" Smith was an American science fiction writer best known for SpaceOpera, a genre he arguably invented, including the ''[[SkylarkSeries 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.

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E. E. "Doc" Smith was an American science fiction writer best known for SpaceOpera, a genre he arguably invented, including the ''[[SkylarkSeries Skylark]]'' ''{{Skylark|Series}}'' 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.

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E. E. "Doc" Smith was an American science fiction writer best known for SpaceOpera, a genre he arguably invented, including the ''[[SkylarkSeries 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.
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!!Works by E. E. "Doc" Smith with their own trope pages include:

* SkylarkSeries
* {{Lensman}}

!!Other works by E. E. "Doc" Smith provide examples of:

* BadassFamily: The Family D'Alembert.
* TheGreys: 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
* HumanSubspecies: In the ''Family D'Alembert'' series
* StunGuns: In the ''Family D'Alembert'' series
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