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E. E. "Doc" Smith

E. E. DocAKA Edward Elmer Smith

Born: 2-May-1890
Birthplace: Sheboygan, WI
Died: 31-Aug-1965
Location of death: Seaside, OR
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Lensman series

Military service: US Army (1941-45)

Regarded as the inventor of the "Space Opera."

Father: Fred Jay Smith
Mother: Caroline Mills Smith
Sister: Rachel M. Smith (b. Sep-1882)
Brother: Daniel M. Smith (b. Jan-1884)
Sister: Mary Elizabeth Smith (b. Feb-1886)
Brother: Walter E. Smith (b. Jul-1891)
Wife: Jeannie Craig MacDougall (m. 5-Oct-1915, until his death, three children)
Son: Roderick N. Smith (b. 3-Jun-1918)
Daughter: Verna Jean Smith Trestrail (b. 25-Aug-1920, d. 1994)
Daughter: Clarissa M. Smith Wilcox (b. 13-Dec-1921)

    University: BS Chemical Engineering, University of Idaho (1914)
    University: MS Chemical Engineering, George Washington University (1917)
    University: PhD Chemical Engineering, George Washington University (1918)

    English Ancestry

Author of books:
The Skylark of Space (1946)
Spacehounds of IPC (1947)
Skylark Three (1948)
Triplanetary (1948, novel, Lensman series)
Skylark of Valeron (1949)
First Lensman (1950, novel, Lensman series)
Galactic Patrol (1950, novel, Lensman series)
Gray Lensman (1951, novel, Lensman series)
Second Stage Lensman (1953, novel, Lensman series)
Children of the Lens (1954, novel, Lensman series)
Masters of the Vortex (1960, novel, Lensman universe but not series)
The Galaxy Primes (1965)
Subspace Explorers (1965, novel)
Skylark Duquesne (1966)
The Best of E. E. "Doc" Smith (1975)
Imperial Stars (1976, novel)
Lord Tedric (1978, novel)
Subspace Encounters (1983)



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