Overview[ edit ] In the Lensman novels, the Galactic Patrol was a combination military force and interstellar law-enforcement agency, charged with the defense and preservation of Civilization. The organization had large numbers of non-humans serving in all roles, although many of the leadership positions seem to be occupied by humanity. Organization and resources[ edit ] The Patrol had a great deal of political influence in Civilization. Patrol bases dotted the galaxy , ranging from low-grade spaceports to the massive headquarters bases of Prime Base on Earth or Tellus, as it is called in the novels and Ultra Prime on Klovia , in the second galaxy, and its possession of the inertialess or "free" drive made it possible for its forces to deploy anywhere in known space rapidly. Other forms of faster-than-light travel included Hyper-Tubes, which were man-made wormholes which both the Boskonians and Galactic Patrol frequently used, and N-Space corridors which were gateways to a parallel universe. Both sides of the war frequently used literal planets accelerated to relativistic speeds and "fired" through wormholes as a primary strategic weapon, in effect intergalactic ICBMs.
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It was also the title of the third book in the series. In the Lensman novels, the Galactic Patrol was a combination military force and interstellar law enforcement agency, charged with the defense and preservation of Civilization.
The organization had large numbers of non-humans serving in all roles, although many of the leadership positions seem to be occupied by humanity. Organization and resources Edit The Patrol had a great deal of political influence in Civilization. This organization was also very well funded, to the point where even though the tax rate was the lowest in history with a total income tax, in the highest bracket, of only 3.
In Gray Lensman, Port Admiral Haynes noted that, were it not for the galactic war, a financial crisis might have risen over the Patrol possessing so much in the way of legal tender. For comparison, in , the year after Gray Lensman was originally published, the U. Also, the Patrol was well equipped for its second role as military force. The exact number of ships in each fleet is unknown, but the defensive fleet for Directrix alone was eighty ships, and this could reasonably be said to be the number of other fleets - or approximately 80,, ships in total.
This also leads to a fair estimation of the size of Civilization, since each fleet was based on an individual member-world of Civilization, indicating about one-million planets in total. Perhaps the most visible of the ground combat arm were the companies of Valerians , Terran-descended humans whose high-gravity colony world had bred incredible strength and agility into them.
What is clear is that nearly all these positions were held by Gray Lensmen. Four distinct positions can be discerned: Port Admiral, the apparent head of the combat and operating forces. Notable Port Admirals include Roderick K. Surgeon-Marshal, in charge of medical operations. Galactic Coordinator, a semi-political post which, in effect, was a military governorship over the second of the two galaxies in which the Patrol operated.
The first three positions generally operated from Prime Base on Tellus. By necessity, the Galactic Coordinator was based on Klovia. Notably, these ranks are apparently intended to be in descending order, but draw upon ranks from several different branches of the military service.
Mar 06, Sandy rated it really liked it After almost pages of back story And while it is true that the second section of "Triplanetary" had been written as early as , it was only 14 years later that that section was rewritten to make it fit into the Lensman cycle. So, yes, "Galactic Patrol" does mark the first words that "Doc" Smith wrote concerning his most famous opus. As critic John Clute so eloquently writes in his introduction to the Old Earth Books edition, "
Сюжет фильм [ править править код ] Умирающий Линзмен передаёт свою Линзу молодому человеку по имени Кимболл Киннисон или Ким, который поначалу не имел понятия, насколько велика ответственность держать при себе эту Линзу, ведь она содержит информацию о том, как обезвредить смертельное ДНК-оружие, созданное империей Боскон. Линзу когда-то создала цивилизация эрейзиан, чтобы противостоять эддорианцам, которые представляли реальную угрозу для их цивилизации. Кимболлу будет противостоять злой правитель Боскона, Лорд Хельмут. Ещё в начале истории Ким спасается от босконского линкора вместе с Ван Баскирком, после чего Босконы уничтожают его родную планету Миквей. Его отец Кен был одним из основателей Галактического Патруля и всегда мечтал стать Линзменом, но во время битвы он потерял руку.