New Editions of Three Authorized Sequels
to E.E. “Doc” Smith’s LENSMEN series now available
from Red Jacket Press
The Dragon Lensmen, Lensman From Rigel, and Z-Lensman
Red Jacket Press is pleased to announce new editions
of three fully-authorized sequels to E.E. "Doc"
Smith's LENSMEN series: The Dragon Lensman, Lensman
From Rigel and Z-Lensman, written by David A.
Originally published in paperback by Bantam Books
in the early 1980s and long since out of print,
each book is a complete and unabridged reprint
of the original novel, and features new cover
art and interior illustrations by Hugo Award-winning
artist Ron Miller, and a new introduction by the
Author. These new editions are now available direct
from the publisher.
E. E. “Doc” Smith’s Lensmen series is widely
regarded as one of the greatest, most imaginative
science fiction sagas ever written. The incredible
exploits of these elite guardians of the galactic
empire have thrilled and inspired generations
of readers. David A. Kyle, a friend and confidant
of Smith, was authorized by his estate to continue
their astonishing adventures with three novels
featuring the alien Second-Stage Lensmen.
“Not only [has] Dave captured the style of a
Doc Smith epic, not only [has] he blended his
own concepts into the Lensmen series, but he [has]
also written a first rate Science Fiction novel,
fully able to stand on its own merits” wrote Lloyd
Eshbach, publisher of the original Fantasy Press
Lensmen books, in his introduction to The Dragon
Lensman. “Were he able to read it, Doc, I’m sure,
would be pleased. In The Dragon Lensman through
David A. Kyle, E. E. Smith has returned to literary
The Dragon Lensman, Lensman From Rigel and Z-Lensman
are each available in paperback, priced at $15.95.
Each book is also be available in hardcover, but
offered exclusively as part of a limited edition
of 250 sets, packaged in a deluxe foil-stamped
slipcase, with each enclosed book individually
numbered and signed by the author on a special
bound-in plate; these sets will be priced at $150.00
and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Both versions are now available for order from
the publisher at http://www.redjacketpress.com/
David A. Kyle’s experience in Science Fiction
dates back to the “Golden Age” of the early 1930s.
An active force in both the earliest and present-day
worlds of Science Fiction fandom, he began publishing
fanzines as a teenager, and he participated in
the first science fiction convention in Philadelphia
in 1936. He attended the first World Science Fiction
Convention in New York in 1939, and went on to
chair the 14th Worldcon in 1956, and was Worldcon
Fan Guest of Honor in 1983.
His professional career in the field spans six
decades; beginning as a writer and illustrator
for pulp magazines, then as publisher, anthologist,
illustrator, book designer, editor, and literary
agent. In 1947 he co-founded Gnome Press, the
imprint that pioneered the first hardcover editions
of works by such authors as Isaac Asimov, Sir
Arthur C. Clarke, and Robert Howard.
He has collected an array of honors, among them
First Fandom’s Science Fiction Hall of Fame; a
special award from the British Science Fiction
Association; and an award for Outstanding Achievement
from The International Society of Science Fiction,
Horror and Fantasy. He has been chosen by Starlog
as one of The 100 Most Important People in Science
Fiction and Fantasy.
His works include the award-winning A
Pictorial History of Science Fiction and The
Illustrated Book of Science Fiction Ideas and
Dreams. [taken from http://www.redjacketpress.com/]
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