|Panther SF paperback, 1972. Cover painting by Chris Foss.|
No human being had ever landed on the hidden planet of Arisia. A mysterious barrier, hanging unseen in space, turned back all ships. Then the word came to Earth, inexplicably but compellingly:
'GO TO ARISIA!'
Virgil Samms, founder of the Galactic Patrol, went - and came back with the Lens, the strange device that gave its wearer powers no man had ever possessed before. Samms knew that the price of this power would be high. But even he had no idea of the ultimate cost - nor or the strange destiny awaiting the First Lensman...
FIRST LENSMAN is the second novel in the classic Lensman series, a galaxy-spanning saga of space adventure and one of the all-time classics of science fiction."