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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 reissued.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — 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. Kyle.

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 Lensmen 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!”

Cover art, more information and brief excerpts from each of the three titles can be found at <>; detailed biographical information about author David A. Kyle can be found at <>.

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 <>. (Trade terms for retailers interested in carrying this or other Red Jacket Press titles can be found at <>.)

More information on Red Jacket Press and its titles and authors can be found at <>. Review copies are available. Please direct any inquiries to Brian Pearce and Kerry Kyle at

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