Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
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The Skylark of Space

If anyone's been thinking about a retro SF game and looking for inspiration, I heard recently that Project Gutenberg is about to add the first two or three books of E.E. "Doc" Smith's "Skylark Of Space" series, which presumably means they're out of US copyright - unfortuately Euro copyright law works differently, or I'd definitely be interested in using them as source material for an RPG. But an American publisher might not have that problem.

Obviously you'd need to check the legal situation carefully, but they've got FTL, antigravity, mysterious explosive elements, all sorts of death rays and gratuitous violence a-plenty. Well worth a look.
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