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Volume 1 in The Chronicles of Counter-Earth
Copyright 1966 by John Lange
Published by Ballantine Books, Inc., New York
Ballantine/Science Fiction 24775/$1.50
Eighth Printing - 1975 (March, 1975)
EAN 978-0-345-24775-9 | ISBN 0-345-24775-2
Format: Paperback | (eBook) | (Audio Book) | (Current)
US 1.50 | 219 pages | 11 x 18 cm
Coverart by Robert Foster
Hi-Res: Front Back Spine Copy Details
Scanned by: Jon Ard (Morgus) (20100524 10:19:00)
The copyright page states:
Copyright © 1966 John Lange All rights reserved. SBN 345-24775-2-150 First U.S. Printing: December, 1966 Eighth U.S. Printing: March, 1975 First Canadian Printing: January, 1968 Second Canadian Printing: January, 1973 Printed in the United States of America Cover Painting: Robert Foster BALLANTINE BOOKS, INC. A Division of Random House, Inc. 201 East 50th Sreet, New York, N.Y. 10022
Note the addition of Random House.
ISFDB lists this printing as published in August, 1975, but the copyright page clearly states March, 1975. ISFDB is wrong.
The front cover artwork by Robert Foster was first used in 1966 for the First Printing of the Ballantine Edition of Tarnsman of Gor. The design of the front cover is identical to the Fourth Printing, but the color of the title and author have changed from black to red.
This is the original version of the story of Tarnsman of Gor. In September 2000, in an open letter to Gor fans, entitled "How The Internet Can Change Lives!", John Norman anncounced that electronic publishing had given him the opportunity to revise, enlarge and improve the books, some more than others. As to Tarnsman of Gor, the changes were minimal, and only a few minor typos were corrected. This new enhanced version was first published in paperback format in January, 2001, by New World Publishers (here). However, due to the digital scanning process some new typos were introducted in this enhanced edition. So in June, 2007, E-Reads, Ltd., New York released a newly edited and corrected version of the story (here). The most current version of story of Tarnsman of Gor is the Second Printing of the E-Reads Edition published in March, 2013 (here).
TARNSMAN OF GOR
Here is the magnificent world of Gor, known also as Counter-Earth, a planet as strangely populated, as threatening, as beautiful as any you are likely to encounter in the great works of fiction. We predict that the name of John Norman will one day be known among the top writers of sword and sorcery. This is the beginning. Don't miss it.
THE OTHER VOLUMES IN THE CHRONICLES OF COUNTER-EARTH:
RAIDERS OF GOR
NOMADS OF GOR
PRIEST-KINGS OF GOR
OUTLAW OF GOR
ASSASSIN OF GOR
CAPTIVE OF GOR
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