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William B. Ellern's stories
No doubt about it . Smith authorized Ellern to play in his universe. This statement appeared in the April 1966 issue of Analog .
The cover of Analog April 1966. This issue contained "Moon Prospector," a story taking place at the same time as First Lensman . I am not entirely certain if the vehicle depicted on the cover is a military or mining crawler. Art by Kelly Freas.
Ellern's second Lensman Universe story, "New Lensman," was serialized in Perry Rhodan issues 61-74 in 1975. It took place around the same time as "Moon Prospector."
"Moon Prospector" and "New Lensman" were rewritten together in 1976 to form a novel, New Lensman . Here's a scan of the original (?) UK edition.
I found this cover scan of the Italian translation of New Lensman , Cristalli Viventi .
Ellern also wrote a story called "Triplanetary Agent," which was serialized in Perry Rhodan numbers 100-104 or 100-105. I haven't added those to my collection yet, so scans will have to wait . . .
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