Lensmen Series

For fun, rereading for the I don’t know how many times E.E. “Doc” Smith’s Lensmen series. I’m on book six already. Here’s the link for the free Kindle version of the first one in the series. Though after looking at the Amazon reviews, it may not be the full version, so here’s a print edition.

They’re short – and sometimes feel a bit hokey (they are older, of course). This reading I was struck by the blatant naturalism and even ethical relativism that permeate the books. The author and the “heroes” prefer one set of values, but the best cast that is made in the books is that any “philosophical mind” will prefer noble values upon sufficient reflection. I just don’t believe that, unfortunately.

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