Tedric and Lord Tedric are two science fiction novellettes by American author E. E. ”Doc” Smith.
Smith published the two novelettes entitled Tedric in Other Worlds Science Fiction Stories (1953) and Lord Tedric in Universe Science Fiction (1954).
Tedric and Lord Tedric tells a wonderful combination of far future science fiction with Conan-like sword and sorcery; lots of blood, gore, honor and evil.
In Tedric, the immensely powerful hero, Tedric, is a man's man who refuses to accept the cruel human sacrifices demanded by the 'god' Sarpedion and is set on destroying him.
To do this he needs some secrets of metallurgy that future social scientists are willing to give him. He manages to overcome all obstacles until of course he meets the dazzlingly lovely Lady Rhoaan who stops him cold.
In Lord Tedric - Time is the strangest of all mysteries. Relatively unimportant events, almost unnoticed as they occur, may, in hundreds of years, result in Ultimate Catastrophe.
On Time Track Number One, that was the immutable result. But on Time Track Number Two there was one little event that could be used to avert it—the presence of a naked woman in public.
So, Skandos One removed the clothing from the Lady Rhoann and after one look, Lord Tedric did the rest!
TWO great stories written by the incomparable E. E. "Doc" Smith, author of the Lensman series.
Edward Elmer Smith (also E. E. Smith or E. E. "Doc" Smith; 1890-1965) was an American food engineer (specializing in doughnut and pastry mixes) and an early science-fiction author, best known for the Lensman and Skylark series. Smith's novels are generally considered to be classic space operas, and he is sometimes called the first of the three "novas" of 20th-century science fiction (with Stanley G. Weinbaum and Robert A. Heinlein as the second and third novas).