An American science fiction writer and food engineer, he’s most widely known for his Lensman and Skylark series. He’s widely thought to be the founder from the “space opera” research fiction sub-genre. He proved helpful being a junior chemist for the Country wide Bureau of Criteria in Washington, D.C. Being a meals engineer, he focused in the creation of pastry and doughnut mixes. He graduated in the School of Idaho in 1914. He was created to devout Presbyterian parents in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He wedded Jeanne Craig MacDougall in 1915. He inspired the task of George Lucas.