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The Dragon Lensmen, Lensman From Rigel, and Z-Lensman reissued.

14/09/2004. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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New editions of three authorized sequels to E.E. "Doc" Smith's Lensmen series now available from Red Jacket Press.

Red Jacket Press has just announced 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. Kyle.

Originally published in paperback by Bantam Books in the early 1980s and long since out of print, each book is an unabridged reprint of the original novel, and features new cover art and interior illustrations by Hugo Award-winning artist Ron Miller.

E. E. "Doc" Smith's Lensmen series is widely regarded as one of the greatest early science fiction sagas. The exploits of his elite guardians of the galactic empire have inspired generations of readers and writers (our own Stephen Hunt among them).

David A. Kyle, a friend and confidant of Smith, was authorized by his estate to continue their 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 life!"

The Dragon Lensman, Lensman From Rigel and Z-Lensman are each available in paperback, priced at $15.95.

Each book will also be available in hardcover, offered as part of a limited edition of 250 sets, packaged in a 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

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