New Worlds for Old

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For the 1908 study of socialism by H.G. Wells, see New Worlds for Old (H. G. Wells). For the 1963 science fiction anthology edited by August Derleth, see New Worlds for Old (Derleth).
New Worlds for Old
New Worlds for Old.jpg
Cover of New Worlds for Old
Author edited by Lin Carter
Cover artist David Johnston
Country United States
Language English
Series Ballantine Adult Fantasy series
Genre Fantasy short stories
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
ISBN 0-345-02365-X
Preceded by Golden Cities, Far
Followed by The Spawn of Cthulhu

New Worlds for Old is an anthology of fantasy short stories, edited by Lin Carter. It was first published in paperback by Ballantine Books in September 1971 as the thirty-fifth volume of its Ballantine Adult Fantasy series. It was the fourth such anthology assembled by Carter for the series.

The book collects fifteen fantasy tales and poems by various authors, with an overall introduction and notes by Carter. The pieces range in date from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries. The collection is a companion volume to Carter's earlier The Young Magicians (1969), which also collects modern fantasies.


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  1. ^ Although Carter calls this a translation it is really a posthumous collaboration, with Smith contributing an ending to the standard English translation of Beckford's unfinished episode. See Clark Ashton Smith, "The Third Episode of Vathek", The Abominations of Yondo, p. 177.