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Author:James Blish
Title:Galactic Cluster
Publisher:  Signet
Country:USA
Date:Oct 1959
Format:Paperback
Genre:Fiction, Science Fiction
Cat#:S1719
Total Editions:10
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collection of 8 previously published stories
© 1959 by James Blish
Signet Books edition, 1959
- 1st printing, Oct 1959
176 pp.
cover artist: Paul Lehr (signed "Lehr")
cover price 35c

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annaloog
13th Oct 2023
 Additional images uploaded; acknowledgment to davie gordon.
 

 
ppint.
31st Aug 2018
 new american library signet books mmpb first printing, first edition

reprint collection of five novelettes and three short stories.

cover art by paul lehr (signed "lehr")
cover price 35¢
176pp. including titles, indicia etc.

("complete" uk editions contain the novella, "beanstalk" (1952), but not "tomb tapper", "king of the hill" or "nor iron bars". the four square and nel p/bs omit "beanstalk" and "this earth of hours", and add back in "nor iron bars". the granada p/b adds "beanstalk" back in to the four square & nel/four square contents.)
 

 
ppint.
7th Oct 2023
 new american library signet books mmpb first printings thus
half a signet double with one front cover, contents the same way up

cover art by paul lehr, (signed, cut down and reduced from ''galactic cluster'' (signet S1719 1959), q.v.)
cover price $3.50 canadian-carcassed copies intended for distribution north of the parallel
cover price $2.95 wholly merkin-printed copies for general distribution
½ 336pp. (160pp & 176pp.) (check) including titles, indicia etc, end pp.

refer also to indicia publishing history printing number line to distinguish canadian-carcassed copies
which drop the first digit ''1'' leaving
first printing (double science fiction edition), march, 1983/23456789
formally identifying them as the second printing, though not in date of publication


doubled with ''the seedling stars'' (1957), q.v.
(this comment is from another edition of this book)
 

 
ppint.
6th Oct 2023
 contents:

to pay the piper (short story) if vol.6 #2, 2/1956
this earth of hours (ss) f&sf vol.16 #6, 6/1959
common time (ss) science fiction quarterly vol.2 #4, 8/1953; in ''shades of tomorrow'' ed. frederik pohl (1953), q.v.)
beep (novelette) galaxy vol.7 #5-A, 2/1954; galaxy strato bre #16, 7/1954, both with four b+w illustrations by ed emshwiller
beanstalk (novella) in ''future tense'' ed. kendell foster crossen (1952), q.v.; (original) science fiction stories vol.6 #4, 1/1956 as ''giants in the earth'', with b+w illustration by (frank) kelly freas
a work of art (short story) (original) science fiction stories vol.7 #1, 7/1956 as ''art-work''
(this comment is from another edition of this book)
 

 
ppint.
6th Oct 2023
 the science fiction book club first printing, first thus though not first uk h/cvr edition
available to club members only, by mail-order on an opt-out subscription basis, then as an option whilst stock lasted

reprint anthology of four short stories, a novelette and a novella
contents differ from the faber & faber h/cvr uk first edition by dropping a novelette, adding a short story

cover (d-j) art by john griffiths
cover (d-j) price
236pp. (check) including titles, indicia, table-of-contents etc, end pp, bound with endpapers between cloth-covered boards
(this comment is from another edition of this book)
 

 
ppint.
5th Oct 2023
 contents:

common time (short story) science fiction quarterly vol.2 #4, 8/1953
a work of art (ss) (original) as ''art-work'' science fiction stories vol.7 #1, 7/1956
to pay the piper (ss) if vol.6 #2, 2/1956
nor iron bars (novelette) infinity vol.3 #1, 7/1957, incorporates ''detour to the stars'' (ss) infinity vol.1 #6, 12/1956, with a b+w illustration by ed emshwiller
beep (ntte) galaxy vol.7 #5-A, 2/1954; strato bre #16; both with four b+w illustrations by ed emshwiller
beanstalk (novella) in ''future tense'' ed. kendell foster crossen (1952), q.v.,(original) science fiction stories vol.6 #4, 1/1956, as ''giants in the earth'', with a b+w illustration by (frank) kelly freas
(this comment is from another edition of this book)
 

 
ppint.
5th Oct 2023
 faber & faber first printing, first uk and first h/cvr edition
contents differ from the merkin mmpb edition, and those of uk sfbc and p/b editions differ further

reprint collection of three short stories, two novelettes and a novella

cover (d-j) art by john griffiths
cover (d-j) price 15s.
236pp. (check) including titles, indicia, table-of-contents etc, end pp, bound with endpapers between cloth-covered boards
(this comment is from another edition of this book)
 

 
ppint.
17th Jul 2019
 four square uk p/b third printing, new cover design in transition towards retirement of the four square imprint and concentration of publishing under the new english library name.

cover art uncredited, unsigned
interior b+w art on three pp. retained is also uncredited, unsigned
cover price 3/6
128pp. including titles, indicia etc.
(this comment is from another edition of this book)
 

 
ppint.
17th Jul 2019
 godfrey phillips-new english library four square books first printing 1963, first uk p/b edition

cover art uncredited, unsigned
cover price 2'6
128pp. including titles, indicia etc.

distinguish from near-identical second printing 7/1964 which differs:
indicia publishing history adds ''reprinted july 1964''
(this comment is from another edition of this book)
 

 
ppint.
31st Aug 2018
 contents follow the earlier four square p/b, 1963, q.v., omitting the novella, "beanstalk" and "this earth of hours" from the faber & faber and sfbc uk editions, and adding "nor iron bars".

(this comment is from another edition of this book)
 

 
ppint.
31st Aug 2018
 new american library signet mmpb undated° sixth printing(s), 1973†

cover art paul lehr, cut down from that for the first printing
cover price 95¢
176pp. including titles, indicia etc, end pp.

° - date entered obtained by interpolation of cat# and matching cover price for signet books of this extent
† - probably exists in a near-identical canadian-carcassed variant, but this not as-yet seen by yr hmbl srppnt.


new american library signet mmpb undated fourth printing(s)‡ late 1972°

cover art paul lehr, cut down from that for the first edition(s)/printings.
cat# T4965
cover price 75¢
176pp. including titles, indicia etc, end pp.

° - dated by interpolation of cat#s and comparison of cover prices of signet books of this extent
‡ - almost certainly exists in a canadian-carcassed variant, later retrospectively accounted the fifth printing, as the next known printing is stated to be the sixth printing; but this not as-yet seen nor seen reported elsewhere by yr hmbl srppnt.
(this comment is from another edition of this book)
 

 
ppint.
31st Aug 2018
 new american library signet books mmpb simultaneous printings° sharing merkin-printed covers and cat#, and

cover art by paul lehr, cropped from that for the first printing(s)
cover price 50¢
176pp. including titles, indicia etc.

refer to indicia to see if carcass of copy held was canadadian- or merkin- printed.
no priority established nor liable to be

° - the merkin stated to be the second printing, the canadadian the first printing
(this comment is from another edition of this book)
 

 
ppint.
31st Aug 2018
 granada publishing group granada imprint p/b first printing, not first uk p/b edition but ''first thus''

restores the 1952 novella, "beanstalk" (aka "giants in the earth" (1961)), omitted from four square/nel p/bs of the uk edition of this reprint collection, else follows the 4 square/nel contents.

0586- prefix panther books isbn

cover art by peter elson (credited on rear cover, art also signed with his ''boxed pe'')
cover price £1.25, $4.95 australia, $4.95 new zealand
so should be re-flagged "international" according to respected moderator's rule
- or not so re-flagged, according to equally well-respected moderator's heartfelt plea
256pp. including titles, indicia etc, end p.
(this comment is from another edition of this book)
 

 
ppint.
31st Aug 2018
 the novella "beanstalk" (1952) (aka "giants in the earth" (1956)), omitted from contents of complete uk h/cvr edition, was later incorporated by james blish into the novel, "titan's daughter" (1961), q.v..
(this comment is from another edition of this book)
 

 
ppint.
27th Nov 2017
 contents differ from merkin edition. contents furrther differ from faber & faber uk h/cvr edition:

4 square & four square-new english library uk p/bs drop "beanstalk" and "this earth of hours" from the contents of the faber & faber uk h/cvr edition and add back in "nor iron bars" from the merkin editions.

(the 1980 granada uk p/b edition adds "beanstalk" back into the 4 square & four square-new english library p/b editions' contents)
(this comment is from another edition of this book)
 

 
ppint.
27th Nov 2017
 contents differ from all merkin editions, both uk h/cvr editions, previous uk p/b editions
(this comment is from another edition of this book)
 


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Other Editions

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James Blish - Galactic Cluster - Four Square - Paperback - UK (1963)
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James Blish - Galactic Cluster - Four Square - Paperback - UK (1968)
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James Blish - Galactic Cluster - Granada - Paperback - UK - 0586045732 (1980)
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James Blish - Galactic Cluster - Signet - Paperback - USA (1965)
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James Blish - Galactic Cluster - Signet - Paperback - USA (1973)
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James Blish - Galactic Cluster - Signet - Paperback - USA - 0451121481 (1983)
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James Blish - Galactic Cluster - Faber & Faber - Hardcover - UK (1960)
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James Blish - Galactic Cluster - The Science Fiction Book Club - Hardcover - UK (1961)
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James Blish - Galactic Cluster - Signet - Paperback - USA - 0451121481 (1983)

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