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50s/60s science fiction... Does any one remember these books?

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weaselwomble · 08/07/2017 17:32

Hi all. My Dad was talking the other day about the books that got him in to reading but unfortunately can't remember the author or title. I would love to find them and buy them for him. There isn't a lot to go on unfortunately but someone might just remember.
So he read them as a child so 50s/60s. It was a series of kids books about a space man and I think the main character was called Kelso. And everything began with a K (place names, character names etc).
I have trawled through wiki, good reads etc and so hoping it rings a bell for someone on here. Tia

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PomBearWithAnOFRS · 09/07/2017 02:33

Kimball Kinnison - battling to save the world from the evil zwilnik smugglers under the guidance of Arisia?
They are the "Lensman" series by e.e. doc smith (sic) - you can find out about them here

weaselwomble · 09/07/2017 15:32

Thank you PomBear. I have sent him the link, it looks promising though!

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CardinalSin · 09/07/2017 15:40

I remember those! Very juvenile, but I enjoyed them at the time!

weaselwomble · 09/07/2017 16:06

I don't think he will read them again but he said he has tried to find them himself a few times just out of curiosity. I thought he might like to have a copy for nostalgic reasons.

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PomBearWithAnOFRS · 11/07/2017 23:19

Do let me know if they are the right ones Grin

weaselwomble · 13/07/2017 13:05

He said no @Pom thank you anyway for trying. Back to the drawing board Grin

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PomBearWithAnOFRS · 14/07/2017 00:29

Aww poo! I was all smug cos I thought I got it Grin I will have another think and see if I can come up with another suggestion...

weaselwomble · 15/07/2017 00:10

It did sound promising! Tbf there isn't Mich to go on but that's all he can remember apparently Grin

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hedwig2001 · 15/07/2017 00:58

Could this be it?
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kemlo

weaselwomble · 15/07/2017 14:37

@hedwig thank you that's the one! He said thank you so much Smile Obviously he had got the character name wrong but how on earth did you find that?

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PomBearWithAnOFRS · 16/07/2017 04:36

I hate you Hedwig !!!
Not really Grin but poobah! to you Grin for getting that when I didn't!
Go on, thumb your nose and ner ner ne ner ner at me - I can take it Grin
you clever thing you!

weaselwomble · 16/07/2017 05:05

Grin
Also how on earth do you "tag" without it showing an @ sign?

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PomBearWithAnOFRS · 16/07/2017 09:30

I just put Hedwig's name in bold - use an immediately before and after the words you want to bold like this*
(if that's what you mean?)

weaselwomble · 16/07/2017 13:46

God I'm thick sometimes. Duh! Thank you PomBear

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hedwig2001 · 17/07/2017 18:42

I have to admit Google did the work!
I searched Kelso and 1950s science fiction books, google suggested Kemlo.
Glad your Dad was pleased. They are available on Amazon Kindle
<a class="break-all" href="//www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&text=E.%20C.%20Eliott&search-alias=books&field-author=E.%20C.%20Eliott&sort=relevancerank&tag=mumsnet&ascsubtag=mnforum-21" rel="nofollow noindex" target="_blank">//www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&text=E.%20C.%20Eliott&search-alias=books&field-author=E.%20C.%20Eliott&sort=relevancerank&tag=mumsnet&ascsubtag=mnforum-21

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