Influential Space Opera series created by E E Smith (whom see for full discussion). Other authors of stories set in the Lensman universe are William Ellern, Hideyuki Furuhashi and David Kyle, the last focusing on the three Alien allies of the main series hero Kim Kinnison who like him attain the status of Second Stage Lensman. A concordance to the Lensman series forms the longest section of The Universes of E.E. Smith (1966) by Ron Ellik and Bill Evans.
Two Japanese Anime adaptations, the film Lensman (1984; vt Lensman: Secret of the Lens) and the Television series Galactic Patrol Lensman (1984-1985), unfortunately poisoned Hollywood interest in Western versions of the Lensman saga. [DRL]
see also: Series.
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