An Alien Heat
London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1972 (October) hardcover;
sub-titled “Volume One of a Trilogy ‘The Dancers at the End of Time’” on title page;
original price: £1·75;
cover artist: Michael Moorcock (?).
First volume of what is probably Moorcock’s best-loved trilogy, ‘The Dancers At The End Of Time’, a lyrical, romantic comedy of errors in which the decadent, immortal inhabitants of Earth in its very last days meet the reluctant Victorian time-traveller, Mrs. Amelia Underwood. It was collected in The Dancers At The End Of Time (1981) with The Hollow Lands and The End Of All Songs.
First paperback edition: New York: Harrow, 1973;
original price: 95¢;
cover artist: Sue Greene.
St. Albans: Mayflower paperback, 1974 (June 13th);
original price: 35p;
cover artist: Bob Haberfield.
New York: Avon paperback, 1977 (September 5th);
original price: $1·50;
cover artist: Stanislaw Fernandes.
New York: Ace paperback, 1987 (July);
original price: $2·95;
cover artist: Robert Gould.
London: Grafton paperback, 1989 (July 27th);
original price: £2·99;
I.S.B.N.: 0-586-20812-7 (-2 on copyright page);
cover artist: Paul Damon.
(Followed by The Hollow Lands)
An Alien Heat is also available as an e-book: 9780575109056.