1955 Advent:uring Through the Years 2005

By Earl Kemp

Robert Briney
Sidney Coleman (Retired 2001)
Earl Kemp
James O'Meara
George Price
Jon Stopa
Ed Wood (Deceased 1995)

In the first issue of eI, my friend and Advent partner George Price wrote an article under this same heading. It was George's inside view of the history of Advent:Publishers. The thought occurred to me that I should use the same title to introduce George's Master Archive of the titles published by Advent:Publishers.

Mr. and Mrs. George Price photographed in August 2004.

Originally I wanted George to name the piece "Fifty Years of Advent" only George was adamant. Because it hadn't actually been fifty years of Advent, we couldn't say it. Now, of course, as it is still not quite yet 2005, Advent is still not yet fifty years old.

It's a bit difficult, though, to think of this not being at least the pre celebration to Advent's Fiftieth Anniversary…that will be accomplished with the publication of Joseph Major's definitive study of Heinlein's juvenile novels, Heinlein's Children.

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Questions regarding the availability of Advent titles, and orders for same, should be addressed directly to http://nesfa.org/press/Books/Advent/index.html who have been handling those tasks for a number of years now and are expected to continue doing so in the future.

Following is George Price's Master Archive of Advent titles:

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The Advent:Publishers Master Archive

Compiled by George W. Price
(with a little help from Robert E. Briney, Earl Kemp, and Jon Stopa)

 

First cloth edition

Title In Search of Wonder
Subtitle Essays on Modern Science Fiction
Author Damon Knight (or damon knight)
Edition & binding First cloth
Date 1956
Introduction Anthony Boucher, pp. vi-xi
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover Jon Stopa
Illustrator, interior J. L. Patterson
Size 8¾ x 5¾ inches
Pages xii+180
Chapters 22
Acknowledgments Pp. 166-167 (for original sources of reprinted items)
Bibliography Pp. 168-172, compiled by Earl Kemp
Index Pp. 173-180
ISBN  
Price, first published $4.00
Price, current  
Special notes  
Print status Out of print
 
   
Title In Search of Wonder
Subtitle Essays on Modern Science Fiction
Author Damon Knight (or damon knight)
Edition & binding First SECRET paperback [A test run of 100 copies was instantly sold out.—EK]
Date 1960
Introduction Anthony Boucher, pp. vi-xi
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover Clipart [assembled by Earl Kemp]
Illustrator, interior J. L. Patterson
Size 8½ x 5½ inches
Pages xii+180
Chapters 22
Acknowledgments Pp. 166-167 (for original sources of reprinted items)
Bibliography Pp. 168-172, compiled by Earl Kemp
Index Pp. 173-180
ISBN  
Price, first published $1.65
Price, current  
Special notes  
Print status Out of print
   

Secret paperback edition

First paperback edition

First paperback edition

Title In Search of Wonder
Subtitle Essays on Modern Science Fiction
Author Damon Knight (or damon knight)
Edition & binding First paperback
Date 1960
Introduction Anthony Boucher, pp. vi-xi
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover Jon Stopa
Illustrator, interior J. L. Patterson
Size 8½ x 5½ inches
Pages xii+180
Chapters 22
Acknowledgments Pp. 166-167 (for original sources of reprinted items)
Bibliography Pp. 168-172, compiled by Earl Kemp
Index Pp. 173-180
ISBN  
Price, first published $1.60
Price, current  
Special notes  
Print status Out of print
   
   
Title In Search of Wonder
Subtitle Essays on Modern Science Fiction
Author Damon Knight (or damon knight)
Edition & binding Second, "Revised and Enlarged", cloth
Date 1967
Introduction Anthony Boucher, pp. vi-xi
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover Jon Stopa
Illustrator, interior J. L. Patterson
Size 8¾ x 5¾ inches
Pages xiv+306
Chapters 27
Acknowledgments Pp. 285-286 (for original sources of reprinted items)
Bibliography Pp. 287-293
Index Pp. 294-306
ISBN 0-911682-07-4
Price, first published $6.00
Price, current  
Special notes While this has been replaced by the Third Edition, we still have a few copies if anyone specifically wants this edition. No one has, yet.
Print status Out of print—but see Special Notes.
   

Second cloth edition

Second paperback edition

Third cloth edition

Title In Search of Wonder
Subtitle Essays on Modern Science Fiction
Author Damon Knight (or damon knight)
Edition & binding Second, "Revised and Enlarged", paperback,
Date 1968
Introduction Anthony Boucher, pp. vi-xi
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover Jon Stopa
Illustrator, interior J. L. Patterson
Size 8¾ x 5¾ inches
Pages xiv+306
Acknowledgments Pp. 285-286 (for original sources of reprinted items)
Bibliography Pp. 287-293
Index Pp. 294-306
ISBN 0-911682-15-5
Price, first published $2.45
Price, current  
Special notes While this has been replaced by the Third Edition, we still have a few copies if anyone specifically wants this edition. No one has, yet.
Print status Out of print—but see Special Notes.
   
   
Title In Search of Wonder
Subtitle Essays on Modern Science Fiction
Author Damon Knight
Edition & binding Third, "Expanded and Revised", cloth
Date 1996
Introduction Anthony Boucher, pp. vii-xii
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover Jon Stopa
Illustrator, interior None
Size 8¾ x 5¾ inches
Pages xiv+402
Chapters 33
Acknowledgments Pp. 370-372 (for original sources of reprinted items)
Bibliography Pp. 373-382
Index Pp. 383-402
ISBN 0-911682-31-7
Price, first published $20.00
Price, current $20.00
Special notes  
Print status In print
   
   
Title Frank Kelly Freas
Subtitle A portfolio
Author Frank Kelly Freas
Edition & binding First, paper
Date 1957
Introduction Frank Kelly Freas (with photo)
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover Frank Kelly Freas
Illustrator, interior Frank Kelly Freas
Size 8½ x 11 inches
Pages 34 (1 sheet printed 2 sides and 16 sheets printed one side only)
Chapters  
Acknowledgments  
Bibliography  
Index  
ISBN  
Price, first published $1.50
Price, current  
Special notes  
Print status Out of print
   
Title The Best Science Fiction Stories and Novels, Ninth Series
Subtitle  
Author T. E. Dikty, Editor
Edition & binding First, cloth
Date 1958
Introduction  
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover Julian May
Illustrator, interior  
Size 8½ x 5¾ inches
Pages vi + 258
Chapters See special notes
Acknowledgments vi
Bibliography See special notes
Index  
ISBN  
Price, first published $3.50
Price, current  
Special notes Includes 12 stories; "The Science-Fiction Year," by T. E. Dikty (pp. 1-13); and "The Science Fiction Book Index," by Earl Kemp (pp. 233-258). This book was typeset and printed by Doubleday for the Science Fiction Book Club (under the Advent logo), with additional copies supplied to Advent for sale.
Print status Out of print
   

First cloth edition

Title The Science Fiction Novel
Subtitle Imagination and Social Criticism
Authosr Basil Davenport; Robert A. Heinlein; C.M. Kornbluth; Alfred Bester; Robert Bloch
Edition & binding First, cloth
Date 1959
Introduction Basil Davenport
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover Jon Stopa Associates
Illustrator, interior  
Size 8¾ x 5¾ inches
Pages 160
Chapters 5 (Introduction and 4 essays)
Acknowledgments  
Bibliography Pp.
Index Pp. 156-160
ISBN  
Price, first published $3.50
Price, current  
Special notes Essays presented in a University of Chicago lecture series in 1957. Davenport is listed as an author, for the Introduction, but was not one of the lecturers.
Print status Out of print (replaced by Third Edition)
   

Second, revised, cloth edition

Title The Science Fiction Novel
Subtitle Imagination and Social Criticism
Authors Basil Davenport; Robert A. Heinlein; C. M. Kornbluth; Alfred Bester; Robert Bloch
Edition & binding Second, Revised, cloth
Date 1964
Introduction Basil Davenport
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover Jon Stopa Associates
Illustrator, interior  
Size 8¾ x 5¾ inches
Pages 160
Chapters 5 (Introduction and 4 essays)
Acknowledgments  
Bibliography  
Index Pp. 156-160
ISBN  
Price, first published $3.50
Price, current  
Special notes Essays presented in a University of Chicago lecture series in 1957. Davenport is listed as an author, for the Introduction, but was not one of the lecturers.
Print status Out of print (replaced by Third Edition)
   
Second, revised, paperback edition
Title The Science Fiction Novel
Subtitle Imagination and Social Criticism
Authors Basil Davenport; Robert A. Heinlein; C. M. Kornbluth; Alfred Bester; Robert Bloch
Edition & binding Second, Revised, paper
Date 1964
Introduction Basil Davenport
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover Jon Stopa Associates
Illustrator, interior  
Size 8½ x 5½ inches
Pages 160
Chapters 5 (Introduction and 4 essays)
Acknowledgments  
Bibliography  
Index Pp. 156-160
ISBN  
Price, first published $1.95
Price, current  
Special notes Essays presented in a University of Chicago lecture series in 1957. Davenport is listed as an author, for the Introduction, but was not one of the lecturers.
Print status Out of print (replaced by Third Edition)
   
   
Title The Science Fiction Novel
Subtitle Imagination and Social Criticism
Authors Basil Davenport; Robert A. Heinlein; C. M. Kornbluth; Alfred Bester; Robert Bloch
Edition & binding Third, cloth
Date 1969
Introduction Basil Davenport
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover John Stopa
Illustrator, interior  
Size 8¾ x 5¾ inches
Pages 128
Chapters 5 (Introduction and 4 essays)
Acknowledgments  
Bibliography  
Index Pp. 122-128
ISBN 0911682-02-3
Price, first published $3.50
Price, current $15.00
Special notes Essays presented in a University of Chicago lecture series in 1957. Davenport is listed as an author, for the Introduction, but was not one of the lecturers. This edition differs from the Second principally in being reset with better typography.
Print status In print.
   
   
Title The Science Fiction Novel
Subtitle Imagination and Social Criticism
Authors Basil Davenport; Robert A. Heinlein; C. M. Kornbluth; Alfred Bester; Robert Bloch
Edition & binding Third, paper
Date 1969
Introduction Basil Davenport
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover John Stopa
Illustrator, interior  
Size 8¾ x 5¾ inches
Pages 128
Chapters 5 (Introduction and 4 essays)
Acknowledgments  
Bibliography  
Index Pp. 122-128
ISBN 0-911682-02-3 (later changed to 0-911682-13-9)
Price, first published $1.95
Price, current $8.00
Special notes Essays presented in a University of Chicago lecture series in 1957. Davenport is listed as an author, for the Introduction, but was not one of the lecturers. This edition differs from the Second principally in being reset with better typography.
Print status In print.
   
Title Some Notes on Xi Bootis
Subtitle  
Author Hal Clement
Edition & binding First, paper
Date 1960
Introduction  
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover Clipart [arranged by Earl Kemp]
Illustrator, interior Diagrams and maps, presumably by Clement
Size 8½ x 5½ inches
Pages 12
Chapters  
Acknowledgments  
Bibliography  
Index  
ISBN  
Price, first published Free
Price, current  
Special notes Pamphlet distributed free (compliments of the Advent proprietors) to members of the 18th World Science Fiction Convention, Pittsburgh, Penna, in conjunction with Clement’s talk "Interstellar Stage-Setting" to be delivered to the convention September 2, 1960.
Print status Out of print
   

Cloth edition

Title The Eighth Stage of Fandom
Subtitle Selections from 25 years of fan writing
Author Robert Bloch
Edition & binding First, cloth
Date 1962
Introduction Wilson Tucker, (as "Introduce Robert Bloch?"), pp. 9-10
Foreword Earl Kemp (as "Thank You . . ."), pp. 7-8
Preface P. 11
Illustrator, jacket/cover Jon Stopa
Illustrator, interior  
Size 8¾ x 5¾ inches
Pages 176
Chapters 50
Acknowledgments Pp. 171-172
Bibliography  
Index Pp. 173-176
ISBN  
Price, first published $5.00
Price, current  
Special notes Edited by Earl Kemp
Print status Out of print (has been re-issued by a different publisher, and may be in print from them)
   
Paperback edition
Title The Eighth Stage of Fandom
Subtitle Selections from 25 years of fan writing
Author Robert Bloch
Edition & binding First, paper
Date 1962
Introduction Wilson Tucker, (as "Introduce Robert Bloch?"), pp. 9-10
Foreword Earl Kemp (as "Thank You . . ."), pp. 7-8
Preface P. 11
Illustrator, jacket/cover Jon Stopa
Illustrator, interior  
Size 8½ x 5½ inches
Pages 176
Chapters 50
Acknowledgments Pp. 171-172
Bibliography  
Index Pp. 173-176
ISBN  
Price, first published $1.95
Price, current  
Special notes Edited by Earl Kemp
Print status Out of print (has been re-issued by a different publisher, and may be in print from them)
   
Title The Proceedings; CHICON III
Subtitle The 20th World Science Fiction Convention, Chicago—1962
Author Earl Kemp (Editor)
Edition & binding First, paper
Date 1963
Introduction  
Foreword Earl Kemp (as "No Matter What You Do, Someone’s Going to Bitch!!"), pp. 3-5
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover Photographs, Arthur Shay for LIFE Magazine
Illustrator, interior Photographs, Credits on page 41
Size 8½ x 5½ inches
Pages 208
Chapters  
Acknowledgments  
Bibliography  
Index  
ISBN 0-911682-06-6
Price, first published $1.95 (from memory)
Price, current  
Special notes  
Print status Out of print
   

Cloth edition

Title A Requiem For Astounding
Subtitle  
Author Alva Rogers
Edition & binding First, cloth
Date 1964
Introduction As three "editorial comments"
   
"Editorial Number One To Begin", by Harry Bates, pp. viii-xvi
"Editorial Number Two In Absentia", by F. Orlin Tremaine (1899-1956), pp. xvii-xviii
"Editorial Number Three Letter From The Editor", by John W. Campbell, pp. xix-xxi
Foreword  
Preface Pp. v-vii
Illustrator, jacket/cover Alex Eisenstein
Illustrator, interior Reproductions of cover paintings (in black and white) and interior
drawings from Astounding Science Fiction  
Size 8¾ x 5¾ inches
Pages xxvi + 224
Chapters 16
Acknowledgments xxii-xxiv
Bibliography  
Index Pp. 219-224 (as "Some Astounding People"; people’s names only, not story titles)
ISBN 0-911682-08-2
Price, first published $6.00
Price, current  
Special notes  
Print status Out of print
   
Paperback edition
Title A Requiem For Astounding
Subtitle  
Author Alva Rogers
Edition & binding First, paper
Date 1967 (has "1964" on title page, reproduced from first cloth edition)
Introduction As three "editorial comments"
   
"Editorial Number One To Begin", by Harry Bates, pp. viii-xvi
"Editorial Number Two In Absentia", by F. Orlin Tremaine (1899-1956), pp. xvii-xviii
"Editorial Number Three Letter From The Editor", by John W. Campbell, pp. xix-xxi
Foreword  
Preface Pp. v-vii
Illustrator, jacket/cover Alex Eisenstein
Illustrator, interior Reproductions of cover paintings (in black and white) and interior
drawings from Astounding Science Fiction  
Size 8½ x 5½ inches
Pages xxvi + 224
Chapters 16
Acknowledgments xxii-xxiv
Bibliography  
Index Pp. 219-224 (as "Some Astounding People"; people’s names only, not story titles)
ISBN 0-911682-16-3
Price, first published $2.45
Price, current  
Special notes  
Print status Out of print
   

First cloth edition

Title Of Worlds Beyond
Subtitle The Science of Science Fiction Writing
Authors Lloyd Arthur Eshbach (Editor); Edward E. Smith, Ph.D.; John W. Campbell, Jr.; L. Sprague de Camp; Robert A. Heinelin; Jack Williamson; A. E. van Vogt; John Taine
Edition & binding First, cloth
Date 1964
Introduction Lloyd Arthur Eshbach, p. 9
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover John Stopa
Illustrator, interior Uncredited thumbnail photograph of each author.
Size 8¾ x 5¾ inches
Pages 104
Chapters 7 essays
Acknowledgments  
Bibliography  
Index Pp. 102-104
ISBN 0-911682-05-8
Price, first published $3.50
Price, current $15.00
Special notes Text photoreproduced from the 1947 Fantasy Press edition
Print status In print
   

1964 paperback edition

1964 paperback edition

1970 paperback edition

Title Of Worlds Beyond
Subtitle The Science of Science Fiction Writing
Authors Lloyd Arthur Eshbach (Editor); Edward E. Smith, Ph.D.; John W. Campbell, Jr.; L. Sprague de Camp; Robert A. Heinelin; Jack Williamson; A. E. van Vogt; John Taine
Edition & binding First, paper
Date 1964
Introduction Lloyd Arthur Eshbach, p. 9
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover John Stopa
Illustrator, interior Uncredited thumbnail photograph of each author.
Size 8½ x 5½ inches
Pages 104
Chapters 7 essays
Acknowledgments  
Bibliography  
Index Pp. 102-104
ISBN 0-911682-14-7
Price, first published $1.95 (from memory)
Price, current $8.00
Special notes Text photoreproduced from the 1947 Fantasy Press edition
Print status In print
   

1964 cloth edition

1973 cloth edition

Title The Issue at Hand
Subtitle Studies in Contemporary Magazine Science Fiction
Author William Atheling, Jr. (pseud. of James Blish); edited by James Blish
Edition & binding First, cloth
Date 1964
Introduction James Blish, pp. 7-9
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover Jon Stopa
Illustrator, interior  
Size 8¾ x 5¾ inches
Pages 136
Chapters 13
Acknowledgments  
Bibliography  
Index Pp. 131-126
ISBN 0-911682-09-0
Price, first published $5.00
Price, current  
Special notes  
Print status Out of print; replaced by Second Edition
   
   
Title The Issue at Hand
Subtitle Studies in Contemporary Magazine Science Fiction
Author William Atheling, Jr. (pseud. of James Blish); edited by James Blish
Edition & binding First, paper
Date 1967 ("1964" on title page, from first cloth edition)
Introduction James Blish, pp. 7-9
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover Jon Stopa
Illustrator, interior  
Size 8½ x 5½ inches
Pages 136
Chapters 13
Acknowledgments  
Bibliography  
Index Pp. 131-126
ISBN 0-911682-17-1
Price, first published $1.95
Price, current  
Special notes  
Print status Out of print; replaced by Second Edition
   

1967 paperback edition

1973 paperback edition

Title The Issue at Hand
Subtitle Studies in Contemporary Magazine Science Fiction
Author William Atheling, Jr. (pseud. of James Blish); edited by James Blish
Edition & binding Second, paper
Date 1973
Introduction James Blish, pp. 1-4
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover Jon Stopa
Illustrator, interior  
Size 8½ x 5½ inches
Pages vi + 158
Chapters 13
Acknowledgments  
Bibliography  
Index Pp. 151-158
ISBN 0-911682-17-1 (same as first paperback edition)
Price, first published $1.95
Price, current $8.00
Special notes This edition differs from the First principally in being reset with better typography.
Print status In print
   
   
Title The Issue at Hand
Subtitle Studies in Contemporary Magazine Science Fiction
Author William Atheling, Jr. (pseud. of James Blish)
Edition & binding Second, cloth
Date 1974 ("1973" on title page, from Second paperback edition}
Introduction "Edited and with an introduction by James Blish", pp. 1-4
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover Jon Stopa
Illustrator, interior  
Size 8¾ x 5¾ inches
Pages vi + 158
Chapters 13
Acknowledgments  
Bibliography  
Index Pp. 151-158
ISBN 0-911682-09-0 (same as first cloth edition)
Price, first published $6.00
Price, current $15.00
Special notes This edition differs from the First principally in being reset with better typography. The paperback second edition appeared before the cloth second edition because the new editions were issued as supplies of the first editions ran out, and the paperback ran out first.
Print status In print
   
Title The Proceedings; DISCON
Subtitle The 21st World Science Fiction Convention, Washington—1963
Author Dick Eney (Editor)
Edition & binding First, cloth
Date 1965
Introduction ". . . But Whadda Ya Do For An Encore?" Dick Eney, pp. 3-4
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover ?
Illustrator, interior Photographs, uncredited
Size 8½ x 5½ inches
Pages 191
Chapters  
Acknowledgments  
Bibliography  
Index  
ISBN 0-911682-04-X
Price, first published $1.95
Price, current  
Special notes  
Print status Out of print
   

Cloth edition

Paperback edition

Paperback edition

Title The Universes of E. E. Smith
Subtitle  
Author Ron Ellik and Bill Evans
Edition & binding First, cloth
Date 1966
Introduction "Mostly About the Gray Lensman . . ." by James H. Schmitz, pp. 7-11
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover Bjo
Illustrator, interior Bjo
Size 8¾ x 5¾ inches
Pages 272
Chapters  
Acknowledgments  
Bibliography Al Lewis, pp. 255-263
Index  
ISBN  
Price, first published $6.00
Price, current  
Special notes First part, "The Lensman Series", by Ron Ellik; includes "Preface", pp. 13-15; "The History of Civilization", pp. 17-20; "Concordance to the Lensman Novels", pp. 23-199; "The Animal Clasification System", pp. 200-201. Second part, "The Skylark Series", by Bill Evans; includes "The Skylark Saga", pp. 203-204; "Concordance to the Skylark Novels", pp. 205-252. Also included, "Tables of Contents of First Editions", pp. 265-272.
Print status Out of print
   
   
Title The Universes of E. E. Smith
Subtitle  
Author Ron Ellik and Bill Evans
Edition & binding First, paper
Date 1968 (1966 on title page, from first cloth edition)
Introduction "Mostly About the Gray Lensman . . ." by James H. Schmitz, pp. 7-11
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover A montage of drawings by Schneeman (reprinted from Astounding Science Fiction, Oct. 1939) and Bjo (from the dust jacket of the first edition), and astronomical photographs (uncredited)
Illustrator, interior Bjo
Size 8½ x 5½ inches
Pages 272
Chapters  
Acknowledgments  
Bibliography Al Lewis, pp. 255-263
Index  
ISBN 0-911682-03-1
Price, first published $2.45
Price, current $9.00
Special notes First part, "The Lensman Series", by Ron Ellik; includes "Preface", pp. 13-15; "The History of Civilization", pp. 17-20; "Concordance to the Lensman Novels", pp. 23-199; "The Animal Clasification System", pp. 200-201. Second part, "The Skylark Series", by Bill Evans; includes "The Skylark Saga", pp. 203-204; "Concordance to the Skylark Novels", pp. 205-252. Also included, "Tables of Contents of First Editions", pp. 265-272.
Print status In print
   

Cloth edition

Paperback edition

Paperback edition

Title Heinlein in Dimension
Subtitle A Critical Analysis
Author Alexei Panshin
Edition & binding First, cloth
Date 1968
Introduction James Blish, pp. vii-ix
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover Alex Eisenstein
Illustrator, interior  
Size 8¾ x 5¾ inches
Pages x + 204
Chapters 9 + Appendix
Acknowledgments p. x
Bibliography Appendix
1. "Bibliography of Critical Works on the Field of Science Fiction", p. 192; 2. "Chronological Bibliography of Science Fiction by Robert Heinlein", pp. 193-198. Chapters 2, 3, 4, and 8 also have bibliographies of the works covered in each chapter.  
Index Pp. 199-204
ISBN 0-911682-01-5
Price, first published $6.00
Price, current $17.00
Special notes The first cloth printing (1968) ended on p. 198 and did not include an index. The second cloth printing (1969) added an index, and is considered the definitive edition.
Print status In print
   
   
Title Heinlein in Dimension
Subtitle A Critical Analysis
Author Alexei Panshin
Edition & binding First, paper
Date 1969 (1968 on title page, from first cloth edition)
Introduction James Blish, pp. vii-ix
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover Alex Eisenstein
Illustrator, interior  
Size 8½ x 5½ inches
Pages x + 204
Chapters 9 + Appendix
Acknowledgments p. x
Bibliography Appendix
1. "Bibliography of Critical Works on the Field of Science Fiction", p. 192; 2. "Chronological Bibliography of Science Fiction by Robert Heinlein", pp. 193-198. Chapters 2, 3, 4, and 8 also have bibliographies of the works covered in each chapter.  
Index Pp. 199-204
ISBN 0-911682-12-0 (first printing had --01-5, from the cloth edition; corrected to --12-0 in later printings)
Price, first published $2.45
Price, current $10.00
Special notes  
Print status In print
   

Cloth edition

Paperback edition

Title All Our Yesterdays
Subtitle An Informal History of Science Fiction Fandom in the Forties
Author Harry Warner, Jr.
Edition & binding First, cloth
Date 1969
Introduction Wilson Tucker, pp. xi-xiv
Foreword Pp. xv-xviii
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover R. Edward Jennings
Illustrator, interior Photographs, mostly uncredited
Size 8¾ x 5¾ inches
Pages xxii + 336
Chapters 13
Acknowledgments  
Bibliography  
Index Pp. 305-336
ISBN 0-911682-00-7
Price, first published $7.50
Price, current  
Special notes Includes "Glossary", pp. xvix-xx; table of contents includes photographs.
Print status Out of print
   
   
Title All Our Yesterdays
Subtitle An Informal History of Science Fiction Fandom in the Forties
Author Harry Warner, Jr.
Edition & binding First, paper
Date 1971 (1969 on title page, from first cloth edition)
Introduction Wilson Tucker, pp. xi-xiv
Foreword Pp. xv-xviii
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover R. Edward Jennings
Illustrator, interior Photographs, mostly uncredited
Size 8½ x 5½ inches
Pages xxii + 336
Chapters 13
Acknowledgments  
Bibliography  
Index Pp. 305-336
ISBN 0-911682-11-2 (first printing shows -00-7, from first cloth edition; second printing, 1972, shows -11-2)
Price, first published $2.95
Price, current  
Special notes Includes "Glossary", pp. xvix-xxi; table of contents includes photographs.
Print status Out of print
   

Cloth edition

1972 paperback edition

1974 paperback edition

Title More Issues at Hand
Subtitle Critical Studies in Contemporary Science Fiction
Author William Atheling, Jr. (pseud. of James Blish); edited by James Blish
Edition & binding First, cloth
Date 1970
Introduction "Criticism—Who Needs It?" by James Blish, pp. 1-8
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover Alex Eisenstein
Illustrator, interior  
Size 8¾ x 5¾ inches
Pages vi + 154
Chapters 10
Acknowledgments  
Bibliography  
Index Pp. 147-154
ISBN 0-911682-10-4
Price, first published $5.00
Price, current $15.00
Special notes  
Print status In print
   
   
Title More Issues at Hand
Subtitle Critical Studies in Contemporary Science Fiction
Author William Atheling, Jr. (pseud. of James Blish); edited by James Blish
Edition & binding First, paper
Date 1972 (1970 on title page, from first cloth edition)
Introduction "Criticism—Who Needs It?" by James Blish, pp. 1-8
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover Alex Eisenstein
Illustrator, interior  
Size 8½ x 5½ inches
Pages vi + 154
Chapters 10
Acknowledgments  
Bibliography  
Index Pp. 147-154
ISBN 0-911682-18-X
Price, first published $1.95
Price, current $8.00
Special notes  
Print status In print
   
Title SF Bibliographies
Subtitle An Annotated Bibliography of Bibliographical Works on Science Fiction and Fantasy Fiction
Author Robert E. Briney and Edward Wood
Edition & binding First, paper
Date 1972
Introduction vii-ix
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover None (typography only)
Illustrator, interior  
Size 8½ x 5½ inches
Pages x + 49
Chapters 4 sections
Acknowledgments  
Bibliography Pp. 1-42
Index Pp. 43-49
ISBN 0-911682-19-8
Price, first published $1.95
Price, current  
Special notes Four sections
"Magazine Indexes", pp. 1-13; "Bibliographies of Individual Authors", pp. 15-27; "General Indexes and Checklists", pp. 29-40; "Foreign Language Bibliographies", pp. 41-42.  
Print status Out of print
   
Title The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy Through 1968, Volume 1
Who’s Who, A–L  
Subtitle A bibliographic survey of the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and weird fiction through 1968
Author ("Compiled by") Donald H. Tuck
Edition & binding First, cloth
Date 1974
Introduction Pp. vii-viii
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover No jacket; titling printed on the front cover
Illustrator, interior  
Size 11¼ x 8¾ inches (8½ x 11 page size)
Pages xii + 286
Chapters  
Acknowledgments Pp. ix-x
Bibliography  
Index  
ISBN 0-911682-20-1
Price, first published $20.00
Price, current $35
Special notes Listing by authors, A-L.
Print status In print
   
   
Title The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy Through 1968, Volume 2
Who’s Who, M–Z  
Subtitle A bibliographic survey of the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and weird fiction through 1968
Author ("Compiled by") Donald H. Tuck
Edition & binding First, cloth
Date 1978
Introduction  
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover No jacket; titling printed on the front cover
Illustrator, interior  
Size 11¼ x 8¾ inches (8½ x 11 page size)
Pages viii + 244 (as pp. xiii-xx + 287-530, continuous with Vol. 1)
Chapters  
Acknowledgments P. xviii (since the pagination is continued from Vol. 1, this is actually the sixth page of this volume)
Bibliography  
Index  
ISBN 0-911682-22-8
Price, first published $25.00
Price, current $35
Special notes Listing by Authors, M-Z; Listing by Title for Vol. 1 and Vol. 2
Print status In print
   
   
Title The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy Through 1968, Volume 3
Miscellaneous  
Subtitle A bibliographic survey of the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and weird fiction through 1968
Author ("Compiled by") Donald H. Tuck
Edition & binding First, cloth
Date 1982
Introduction P. xxvi (since the pagination is continued from Vol. 2, this is actually the sixth page of this volume)
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover No jacket; titling printed on the front cover
Illustrator, interior  
Size 11¼ x 8¾ inches (8½ x 11 page size)
Pages viii + 390 (as pp. xxi-xxviii + 531-920, continuous with Vols. 1 and 2)
Chapters  
Acknowledgments P. xxvi (since the pagination is continued from Vol. 1, this is actually the sixth page of this volume)
Bibliography  
Index  
ISBN 0-911682-26-0 (Also, 0-911682-27-9 for all three volumes as a set)
Price, first published $30.00
Price, current $35.00 ($95 for all three volumes as a set)
Special notes Sections are
Magazines (pp. 531-610); Paperbacks (pp. 611-831); Pseudonyms (pp. 833-865); Series, Connected Stories, and Sequels (pp. 867-879); General (pp. 881-920)  
Print status In print
   

Cloth edition

Blue paperback edition

Tan paperback edition

Title SF in Dimension
Subtitle A Book of Explorations
Author Alexei and Cory Panshin
Edition & binding First, cloth
Date 1976
Introduction  
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover Richard Olsen (design by Ted White)
Illustrator, interior  
Size 8¾ x 5¾ inches
Pages viii + 342
Chapters 20
Acknowledgments P. iv (for first publication sources of essays originally published elsewhere)
Bibliography Chapter 20, "A Bibliography of Twentieth Century Science Fiction and Fantasy," pp. 304-323; also, "References," p. 325
Index Pp. 327-342
ISBN 0-911682-21-X
Price, first published $10.00
Price, current  
Special notes Replaced by Second Edition paperback, but a few copies are available for collectors.
Print status Out of print, but see Special notes.
   
   
Title SF in Dimension
Subtitle A Book of Explorations
Author Alexei and Cory Panshin
Edition & binding "Revised and enlarged Second Edition," paper
Date 1980
Introduction  
Foreword  
Preface "Preface
SF in Dimension", pp. ix-xvi  
Illustrator, jacket/cover Richard Olsen (design by Ted White)
Illustrator, interior  
Size 8½ x 5½ inches
Pages xvi + 414
Chapters 22
Acknowledgments P. iv (for first publication sources of essays originally published elsewhere)
Bibliography "References," p. 399-400
Index Pp. 401-414
ISBN 0-911682-24-4
Price, first published $6.00
Price, current $12.00
Special notes  
Print status In print
   
Title Modern Science Fiction
Subtitle Its Meaning and Its Future
Authors Reginald Bretnor (Editor). Essayists
John W. Campbell, Jr.; Anthony Boucher; Don Fabun; Fletcher Pratt; Rosalie Moore; L. Sprague de Camp; Isaac Asimov; Arthur C. Clarke; Philip Wylie; Gerald Heard; Reginald Bretnor.  
Edition & binding "Expanded Second Edition," cloth
Date 1979
Introduction  
Foreword  
Preface "Preface to First Edition", pp. xiii-xvi"
Illustrator, jacket/cover Mike Hinge (Art direction by Ted White)
Illustrator, interior  
Size 8¾ x 5¾ inches
Pages xvi + 327
Chapters 11 essays
Acknowledgments  
Bibliography Pp.
Index Pp. 308-327
ISBN 0-911682-23-6
Price, first published $10.00
Price, current $18.00
Special notes This edition is photoreproduced from the first edition (Coward-McCann) of 1953; it adds "Retrospect and Prospect" (by Bretnor), pp. ix-xi; "Notes and Corrections" (uncredited, but by Ed Wood), pp. 296-307; and an index.
Print status In print
   
Title Footprints On Sand
Subtitle A Literary Sampler
Author L. Sprague de Camp & Catherine Crook de Camp
Edition & binding First, cloth
Date 1981
Introduction  
Foreword  
Preface As "Preamble", by Catherine Crook de Camp, pp. vii-xvii
Illustrator, jacket/cover C. H. Burnett
Illustrator, interior C. H. Burnett; also, color photograph of the de Camps as frontispiece
Size 8¾ x 5¾ inches
Pages xxii + 327
Chapters Preamble, by Catherine Crook de Camp; 8 essays of tribute by Robert A. Heinlein, Lin Carter, Isaac Asimov (2 essays), Poul Anderson, Andrew J. Offutt, Patricia Jackson, and George Scithers; 33 short stories, verses, and essays, by Catherine or Sprague or both, mostly reprints but some new; "Postscript" by L. Sprague de Camp.
Acknowledgments P. iv (places of first publication for the reprints)
Bibliography  
Index  
ISBN 0-911682-25-2
Price, first published $12.00
Price, current $18.00
Special notes This book was prepared as a tribute to the de Camps, on the occasion of their appearance as joints Guests of Honor at X-Con, June 1981 in Milwaukee. Unlike other Advent books, the editing, layout, and typesetting were done entirely by the Milwaukee Science Fiction Society; Advent sponsored the book but did not produce it.
Print status In print
   
Title PITFCS
Subtitle Proceedings of the Institute for Twenty-First Century Studies
Author Theodore R. Cogswell (Editor)
Edition & binding First, cloth
Date 1992
Introduction Algis Budrys (pp. ix-x)
Foreword  
Preface P. vii
Illustrator, jacket/cover None (typography only)
Illustrator, interior One photograph, uncredited
Size 11¼ x 8¾ inches (8½ x 11 page size)
Pages x + 374
Chapters 20 (18 issues of PITFCS plus 2 appendices)
Acknowledgments P. ii (for original sources of reprinted items)
Bibliography  
Index Pp. 361-374
ISBN 0-911682-30-9
Price, first published $50.00
Price, current $40.00
Special notes  
Print status In print
   
Title Galaxy Magazine
Subtitle The Dark and the Light Years
Author David L. Rosheim
Edition & binding First, cloth
Date 1986
Introduction  
Foreword Frederik Pohl (pp. ix-xvi)
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover None (typography only)
Illustrator, interior Color reproduction of Galaxy first issue cover as frontispiece; black and white reproductions of Galaxy covers and interior illustrations
Size 8¾ x 5¾ inches
Pages xviii + 343
Chapters 17 (Part I
"The Gold Years"—Introduction and 8 chapters; Part II "Frederik Pohl and His Successors—Introduction and 8 chapters; "Concluding Dedicatory (and Rededicatory) Epilogue")
Acknowledgments  
Bibliography Pp. 315-317
Index Pp. 319-343
ISBN 0-911682-28-7
Price, first published $15.00
Price, current $18.00
Special notes  
Print status In print
   
Title The Tale That Wags the God
Subtitle  
Author James Blish (edited by Cy Chauvin)
Edition & binding First, cloth
Date 1987
Introduction "William Atheling, Jr.
A Critic of Science Fiction", by John Foyster, pp. 7-18  
Foreword  
Preface Cy Chauvin, pp. 1-5
Illustrator, jacket/cover None (typography only)
Illustrator, interior  
Size 8¾ x 5¾ inches
Pages vi + 290
Chapters 11 by James Blish (plus Bibliography by Judith L. Blish)
Acknowledgments P. iv (for original sources of reprinted items)
Bibliography Pp. 195-290
Index Pp. 185-194 (plus separate bibliography Title Index, pp. 278-287 and bibliography Name Index, pp. 288-290)
ISBN 0-911682-29-5
Price, first published $15.00
Price, current $18.00
Special notes  
Print status In print
   
Title The Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Awards
Subtitle  
Author Howard DeVore
Edition & binding First, paper
Date 1998
Introduction 1-3
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover None (typography only)
Illustrator, interior  
Size 8½ x 5½ inches
Pages viii + 332
Chapters 5 sections
"The International Fantasy Awards 1951-1957", pp. 4-6; "The Hugo Nominations" by Donald Franson, pp. 7-16; "The Hugo Awards" pp. 17-150; "The Nebula Awards" by Howard DeVore, pp. 151-221; "The World Fantasy Awards" by Roger Silverstein, pp. 222-275  
Acknowledgments  
Bibliography  
Index 277-332
ISBN 0-911682-32-5
Price, first published $14.00
Price, current $14.00
Special notes  
Print status In print
   
Title Have Trenchcoat—Will Travel
Subtitle And Others
Author Edward E. Smith (as E. E. "Doc" Smith on the jacket); Edited by Lloyd A. Eshbach
Edition & binding First, cloth
Date 2001
Introduction Lloyd A. Eshbach, pp. xi-xiii
Foreword As "Publishers’s Foreword", pp. vii-ix
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover None (typography only)
Illustrator, interior  
Size 8¾ x 5¾ inches
Pages xiv + 274
Chapters Novel, "Have Trenchcoat—Will Travel", pp. 1-198; short story, "Motorsickle Cop", pp. 199-212; novelette, "Nester of the Caramints," pp. 213-243; novelette, "Full-Time Nurse", pp. 244-274
Acknowledgments  
Bibliography  
Index  
ISBN 0-911682-33-3
Price, first published $20.00
Price, current $20.00
Special notes These are all the known Doc Smith stories that are neither science fiction nor fantasy. All are hitherto unpublished. The manuscripts were provided by Lloyd A. Eshbach.
Print status In print
   
 
Title Heinlein’s Children
The Juveniles  
Subtitle  
Author Joseph T. Major
Edition & binding First cloth
Date 2004 or 2005?
Introduction Alexei Panshin
Foreword  
Preface  
Illustrator, jacket/cover Typography
Illustrator, interior  
Size 8½ x 5½ inches
Pages ?
Chapters 13?
Acknowledgments  
Bibliography  
Index  
ISBN 0-911682-34-1
Price, first published  
Price, current  
Special notes  
Print status  
   
   

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