Harry Harrison (1974) The Deathworld Trilogy – First Omnibus Edition – BCE


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Harrison, Harry. The Deathworld Trilogy. (Nelson Doubleday: Garden City, NY, [1974]) Cover by Richard V. Corben

Quarto. 440 pages. Quarterbound in fuscia paper with black cloth spine printed in pink. DJ states Book Club Edition with code 6370 making this the first omnibus edition (Nelson Doubleday / Science Fiction Book Club). – Internet Speculative Fiction Database

Condition: VG+ in Good+ dj. DJ shows edgewear and a 1 inch tear on both sides of the spine at the top hinge.

“Deathworld is the name of a series of science fiction novels by Harry Harrison including the books Deathworld (first published 1960, serialized in Astounding Science Fiction), Deathworld 2 (1964, initially titled The Ethical Engineer and serialized in Analog) and Deathworld 3 (1968, serialized in Analog as The Horse Barbarians).” – Wikipedia

Deathworld Trilogy was released by the Science Fiction Book Club, a part of Nelson Doubleday.

“Doubleday created the Science Fiction Book Club in 1953, offering one selection per month, with the first book appearing in March. This practice continued until July 1969, when the club began offering a second selection.

“In the late 60s, the SFBC began publishing first world hardcover editions of titles that were paperback originals. In 1970, they started publishing some hardcover editions several months before their paperback editions. These latter editions usually appeared under the Nelson Doubleday imprint. This imprint was also used for exclusive book club editions of omnibus volumes, making all Nelson Doubleday publications true first editions. As a rule (with few exceptions) when the book club edition preceded the paperback, the Nelson Doubleday imprint was used.” – Internet Speculative Fiction Database

The four digit identification number on the back of the DJ indicates that this book was printed in the early 1980s. This particular printing is not listed in the ISFDB.