SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: E. E. ‘Doc’ Smith

From the ground-breaking digital initiative, the SF Gateway, the four novels of the Skylark sequence by the prolific E. E. ‘Doc’ Smith. A perfect introduction to the father of modern space opera.



This omnibus forms an ideal sample introduction to the fantastic work of E. E. ‘Doc’ Smith, one of the most influential authors of the pulp era. Working with legendary Astounding Science Fiction editor, John W. Campbell, Smith revolutionised space opera, giving it many of the tropes still evident today. This volume reprints the four novels of his classic Skylark series: The Skylark of SpaceSkylark ThreeSkylark of ValeronSkylark DuQuesne.


You can find more of Doc Smith’s work via his author page on the SF Gateway website, and read more about her in his entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.