EE Smith

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Birthday
2, 1890
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Aug 31, 1965 (75)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
2, 1890
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Aug 31, 1965 (75)

About

An American science fiction writer and food engineer, he is best known for his Lensman and Skylark series. He is widely regarded as the founder of the "space opera" science fiction sub-genre.

Before Fame

He worked as a junior chemist for the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C. As a food engineer, he concentrated on the creation of pastry and doughnut mixes.

Trivia

He graduated from the University of Idaho in 1914.

Family Life

He was born to devout Presbyterian parents in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He married Jeanne Craig MacDougall in 1915.

Associated With

He influenced the work of George Lucas.