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Considered Keith Roberts’ masterwork, this novel consists of linked short stories (six measures and a coda) set in a twentieth century where the Roman Catholic Church controls the western world, and has done so since Queen Eliza­beth of England was assassinated in 1588. The Protestant Reformation never happened. The Inquisition thrives. And a tyran­ni­cal Rome maintains its power in a Dark Age, by limiting knowledge, outlawing electricity and curbing technology.

“I read one story from Pavane when I was nine, and it scarred me. It was the first time a short story had made me cry.  I read the whole book as a teenager and learned where that story had come from, and the shape of the whole story and I felt the scars heal.  It was Keith Roberts’ masterpiece: ­profound and still remarkable.”

– Neil Gaiman






First Lensman by E. E. "Doc" Smith
The Old Earth Books six-volume collection of trade paperback facsimiles of the original Fantasy Press hardcover editions of E. E. "Doc" Smith's classic Lensmen series are officially out of print. Old Earth Books no longer has the reprint rights and it is not known when or by whom the series will be reprinted in the future.

Books Published By Old Earth Books

Nearly all of our titles are available as trade paperbacks priced from $15.00 to $19.95 each.  Prices are subject to change without notice.

Limited Edition Hardcover Books

The three limited edition hardcovers are $85.00 each and are signed by the author and artist.  Limited edition hardcovers are slipcased and include a complimentary copy of the trade paperback — one to read, one for the shelf.  Matched sets of numbers are available.

The three limited editions must be ordered directly from the publisher, please e-mail Michael Walsh at publisher@oldearthbooks.com.

Ordering OEB Books

All of the trade paperbacks are available from our fulfillment company Pathway Book Service at 1-800-345-6665 or pbs@pathwaybook.com.

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This PBS Cart link is to the complete OEB catalog of books at Pathway Book Service. Not all the titles in the OEB master catalog at the PBS Cart site are currently available.  Please check the author pages on this web site to determine the availability of a particular title or contact the publisher, Michael Walsh, at publisher@oldearthbooks.com.

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Contacting Old Earth Books

I may be reached at publisher@oldearthbooks.com.

Michael J. Walsh

Forthcoming for 2012

11 March 2012
Old Earth Books will have a Dealers' Room table at the following conventions:
Lunacon 2012   Rye Brook, New York
16 – 18 March 2012
Balticon 46   Hunt Valley, Maryland
25 – 28 May 2012
Readercon 23   Burlington, Massachusetts
12 – 15 July 2012
Chicon 7 (tentative) Chicago, Illinois
30 August – 3 September 2012
Capclave 2012 Gaithersburg, Maryland
12 – 14 October 2012
Philcon 76   Cherry Hill, New Jersey
9 11 November 2012
Darkover 35   Timonium, Maryland
23 - 25 November 2012

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