The first installment of Triplanetary took the cover of the January 1934 issue of Amazing Stories, illustrated by Leo Morey. Another Morey cover illustrated the third installment in the March 1934 Amazing Stories. Triplanetary is a science fiction novel and space second stage lensman pdf by American writer E. It was first serialized in the magazine Amazing Stories in 1934.
After the original four novels of the Lensman series were published, Smith expanded and reworked Triplanetary into the first of two prequels for the series. The expanded Triplanetary was published in book form in 1948 by Fantasy Press. The second prequel, First Lensman, was a new original novel published in 1950 by Fantasy Press. The novel covers several episodes in an eons-long human breeding project by the super-intelligences of the Arisians.
This alien race is breeding two genetic lines to become the ultimate weapon in Arisia’s cosmic war with their arch-enemies, the Eddorians. The initial chapters cover the Kinnison genetic line during the fall of Atlantis and Nero’s reign in Rome.