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Title: Triplanetary Title Record # 1197
Author: Edward E. Smith
Date: 1948-00-00
Type: NOVEL
Series: Lensman
Series Number: 1
Webpages: librivox.org-1, librivox.org-2, Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: Triplanetary (1948) divides the story into "Book One: Dawn", "Book Two: The World War", and "Book Three: Triplanetary". "Dawn" and "The World War" are new material. The Triplanetary section is revised and expanded from Triplanetary (1934). The 1934 version has 57,952 words while the revised/expanded version is 61,979 words. The entire novel, including the "Dawn" and "The World War" sections is 92,566 words. Overall, the new material and changes were to tie Triplanetary into the Lensman universe and is the first of two prequel novels for the series. The second prequel is The First Lensman published in 1950.
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations Serializations
Year Title
1948 Triplanetary [as by Edward E. Smith, Ph.D.]
1954 Triplanetary: A Tale of Cosmic Adventure [as by Edward E. Smith, Ph.D.]
1965 Triplanetary [as by E. E. Smith, Ph.D.]
1966 Triplanetary [as by E. E. 'Doc' Smith]
Year Language Title
1960Translated by Botho Rainer Doddenhof
German Die Planetenbasis [as by E. E. Smith]
1969Translated by Thomas Schlück (using the same title). DO NOT MERGE with previous title / translation.
German Die Planetenbasis
1972Translated by Richard Chomet
French
Triplanétaire?Triplanetaire
[as by E. E. 'Doc' Smith]
1979 Portuguese Triplanetária [as by E. E. 'Doc' Smith]
1991 Italian Triplanetario [as by E. E. 'Doc' Smith]
2002Translated by Román Goicoechea Luna
Spanish Triplanetaria [as by E. E. 'Doc' Smith]
2017Translated by Thomas Schlück. This is the same translation as that published by Heyne under a slightly different title and byline.
German Die Planeten-Basis [as by E. E. Smith]
Year Title
2009Chapter 7: "Pirates of Space"
Triplanetary (Part 1 of 4) [as by E. E. 'Doc' Smith]
2010Chapter 8: "In Roger's Planetoid"
Triplanetary (Part 2 of 4) [as by E. E. 'Doc' Smith]
2010Chapter 9: "Fleet Against Planetoid"
Triplanetary (Part 3 of 4) [as by E. E. 'Doc' Smith]
2010Chapter 10: "Within the Red Veil"
Triplanetary (Part 4 of 4) [as by E. E. 'Doc' Smith]

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Triplanetary: A Tale of Cosmic Adventure 1948-00-00 Edward E. Smith, Ph.D. Fantasy Press  
$3.00?$: US dollar
287
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel A. J. Donnell Checkmark
Triplanetary 1950-00-00 Edward E. Smith, Ph.D. Fantasy Press  
$3.00?$: US dollar
287
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel A. J. Donnell  
Triplanetary: A Tale of Cosmic Adventure 1954-00-00 Edward E. Smith, Ph.D. T. V. Boardman  
9/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
287
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Checkmark
The History of Civilization (boxed set) 1955-00-00 Edward E. Smith, Ph.D. Fantasy Press      
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
Die Planetenbasis 1960-00-00 E. E. Smith Balowa / Gebrüder Zimmermann (Balowa Das galaktische Imperium #1) 239
DM 7.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
269
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
Die Planetenbasis 1961-11-10 E. E. Smith Moewig (Terra #199) 199
DM 0.70?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
64
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
novel Johnny Bruck Checkmark
Triplanetary 1965-08-00 E. E. Smith, Ph.D. Pyramid Books R-1222
$0.50?$: US dollar
240
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Triplanetary 1965-11-00 E. E. Smith, Ph.D. Pyramid Books R-1222
$0.50?$: US dollar
240
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Triplanetary 1966-07-00 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Pyramid Books X-1455
$0.60?$: US dollar
240
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Triplanetary 1967-09-00 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Pyramid Books X-1455
$0.60?$: US dollar
240
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Jack Gaughan  
Triplanetary 1968-05-00 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Pyramid Books X-1455
$0.60?$: US dollar
240
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Die Planetenbasis 1969-01-00 Edward E. Smith Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3704) 3704
DM 2.40?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
220
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel  
Triplanetary 1970-01-00 Edward E. Smith Pyramid Books T-2174
$0.75?$: US dollar
240
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Triplanetary 1970-01-00 Edward E. Smith Pyramid Books T-2174
C$0.75?C$: Canadian dollar
240
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Triplanetary 1971-02-15 E. E. 'Doc' Smith W. H. Allen 0-491-00157-6
£1.75?£: UK pound
254
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Ken Reilly Checkmark
Triplanetary 1972-00-00 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Panther 0-586-03760-8
£0.30?£: UK pound
254
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Chris Foss Checkmark
Triplanetary 1972-02-00 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Pyramid Books 511-02174
$0.75?$: US dollar
240
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Triplanétaire 1972-10-12 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Albin Michel (Albin Michel - Science-Fiction #7)     245
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Checkmark
Triplanetary 1973-00-00 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Panther 0-586-03760-8
£0.35?£: UK pound
254
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Chris Foss Checkmark
Triplanetary 1973-00-00 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Panther 0-586-03760-8
£0.35?£: UK pound
254
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Chris Foss Checkmark
Die Planetenbasis 1973-00-00 Edward E. Smith Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3704) 3704
DM 3.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
221
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Karl Stephan Checkmark
Triplanetary 1973-01-00 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Pyramid Books 0-515-02890-8
$0.95?$: US dollar
240
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Triplanetary 1974-01-00 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Pyramid Books 0-515-02890-8
$0.95?$: US dollar
240
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Triplanetary 1975-00-00 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Panther 0-586-03760-8
£0.50?£: UK pound
254
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Chris Foss Checkmark
Triplanetary 1975-04-00 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Pyramid Books 0-515-02890-8
$1.25?$: US dollar
240
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Triplanetary 1976-00-00 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Panther 0-586-03760-8
£0.65?£: UK pound
254
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Chris Foss Checkmark
Triplanetary 1976-11-00 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Pyramid Books 0-515-02890-8
$1.25?$: US dollar
240
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Triplanetary 1977-00-00 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Panther / Granada 0-586-03760-8
£0.65?£: UK pound
254
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Chris Foss Checkmark
Triplanetary 1978-05-00 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Jove / HBJ 0-515-04686-8
$1.50?$: US dollar
240
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Triplanetary 1979-00-00 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Panther 0-586-03760-8
£0.85?£: UK pound
254
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Chris Foss  
Triplanetária 1979-00-00 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Livros do Brasil (Argonauta #259)     260
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel A. Pedro  
Triplanetary 1979-05-00 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Jove / HBJ 0-515-05331-7
$1.75?$: US dollar
240
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Triplanetary 1982-00-00 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Panther 0-586-03760-8
£1.50?£: UK pound
254
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Chris Foss Checkmark
Triplanetary 1982-07-00 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Berkley Books 0-425-05383-0
$2.50?$: US dollar
240
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel David B. Mattingly Checkmark
Triplanetary 1985-00-00 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Panther 0-586-03760-8
£1.95?£: UK pound
254
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Chris Foss Checkmark
Triplanetary 1986-08-00 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Berkley Books 0-425-09055-8
$2.95?$: US dollar
240
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel David B. Mattingly Checkmark
La saga dei Lensmen 1991-05-00 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Editrice Nord (Cosmo Serie Oro. Classici della Narrativa di Fantascienza #117)  
Lit 18,000?Lit: Italian lira
xvi+
504
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
omni David B. Mattingly  
Triplanetary 1997-07-00 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Ripping Publishing 1-899884-12-2
£5.99?£: UK pound
345
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Warren Palmer , Neil Stuart Lawson  
Triplanetary: A Tale of Cosmic Adventure 1997-11-00 Edward E. Smith, Ph.D. Old Earth Books 1-882968-09-3
$15.00?$: US dollar
xv+
287
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel A. J. Donnell Checkmark
Chronicles of the Lensmen, Volume I 1998-06-00 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Science Fiction Book Club 1-56865-804-4 / 17820
$14.98?$: US dollar
709
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni John Berkey Checkmark
Triplanetary: A Tale of Cosmic Adventure 2002-00-00 Edward E. Smith, Ph.D. Old Earth Books 1-882968-09-3
$15.00?$: US dollar
xv+
287
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Checkmark
Triplanetaria 2002-05-00 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Pulp Ediciones / Río Henares (Omean) 84-95741-11-3   271
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Pilar Fernández Moreno  
Triplanetary 2005-02-00 Edward E. Smith ibooks 1-4165-0408-7
$6.99?$: US dollar
240
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Raul Carvajal  
Polygraff, v1 #1 2009-06-00 ed. Andrew Bernstein Polymancer Studios  
$4.95?$: US dollar
 
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
mag William McAusland  
Polygraff, v1 #2 2010-01-00 ed. Andrew Bernstein Polymancer Studios  
$4.95?$: US dollar
 
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
mag John Bell  
Polygraff, v1 #3 2010-04-00 ed. Andrew Bernstein Polymancer Studios  
$4.95?$: US dollar
 
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
mag Storn Cook  
Triplanetary 2010-06-06 Edward E. Smith Project Gutenberg 32706
$0.00?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
Polygraff, v1 #4 2010-07-00 ed. Andrew Bernstein Polymancer Studios  
$4.95?$: US dollar
 
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
mag Storn Cook  
Triplanetary, First in the Lensman Series 2011-10-11 Edward E. Smith LibriVox  
$0.00?$: US dollar
 
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
novel  
Triplanetary 2013-02-28 E. E. 'Doc' Smith CreateSpace 978-1-4826-6091-3
$8.99?$: US dollar
184
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel  
Triplanetary 2013-06-01 Edward E. Smith Spastic Cat Press 978-1-4837-0183-7
$12.99?$: US dollar
236
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel  
Triplanetary 2014-02-15 Edward E. Smith Armchair Fiction (Armchair Fiction Science Fiction Classics #C-54) 978-1-61287-190-5
$12.95?$: US dollar
224
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Jack Gaughan  
Triplanetary 2014-03-18 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Open Road Integrated Media (Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy) 978-1-4804-7744-5
$0.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
The E. E. "Doc" Smith Megapack 2015-08-17 E. E. 'Doc' Smith Wildside Press (Megapack) 978-1-4794-0719-4
$0.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Luca Oleastri  
Triplanetary 2017-02-28 Edward E. Smith Project Gutenberg Canada 1405
C$0.00?C$: Canadian dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel Checkmark
Die Planeten-Basis 2017-10-12 E. E. Smith Apex (Apex-Science-Fiction-Klassiker #9) 978-3-7438-3598-6
€6.99?€: Euro
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
Sci-Fi Ultimate Collection 2018-12-21 uncredited Musaicum Books / OK Publishing 978-80-272-4813-1
$0.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
omni  
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