"TRIPLANETARY is the first of the six classic 'Lensman' books, long recognized as the greatest space opera ever written." -- John Clute
"The Lensman books . . . are the books I cut my teeth on as a fan, and together they comprise one of the true milestones in science fiction literature." -- J. Michael Straczynski
No single phrase can describe TRIPLANETARY, the first of the "Lensman" stories, the volume providing the background for the remaining novels in the series. It might be terned a Galactic Romance, or a Cosmological Fantasy -- but above all else it is a story. From the atomic age in Atlantis or a bloody Roman arena, you are borne to the watery world of Nevia, remote in space and time. You meet two incredible ancient races, the Arisians and the Eddorians, and you view the ancient conflict between these worlds.