‘Earl Aubec And Other Stories’

Earl Aubec And Other Stories

London:  Millennium, 1993 (November 11th) hardcover and simultaneous trade-sized paperback;
as “Earl Aubec” only, on cover & spine;
part of the Tale Of The Eternal Champion (U.K.);
original prices:  £14·99 (h/c), £10·99 (p/b);
xii + 591 pages;
I.S.B.N.s:  1-85798-047-6 (h/c) & 1-85798-048-4 (p/b);
cover artist:  Yoshitaka Amano;

illustrated by James Cawthorn (uncredited: title page).

A collection of one novel + shorter fiction (see below)…

Hardcover
(+ book-club ed.)

States “revised”, but should perhaps be more accurately ‘containing minor textual amendments’.

London: Orion, 1997 (December 1st) mass-sized paperback;
original price:  £6·99;
xii + 700 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-75280-912-1;
contains
(further) minor textual amendments.

Trade paperback (simultaneous 1st ed., not to scale).

First American edition:  Clarkston, GA: White Wolf hardcover, 1999 (November);
part of the Tale Of The Eternal Champion (U.S.);
edited by John Davey;
original price:  $24·99;
xii + 590 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-56504-986-1;
cover artist:  Jon J. Muth
(also interior).

Revised, plus differing content.

Contents (first editions):-
p. v: untitled introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
pp. xi/xii: Contents pages;
p. 1: “1: The Beginning” (as “1. The Beginning” on contents page) comprising:-
p. 3: ‘Earl Aubec’;
p. 16: ‘Jesting With Chaos’;
p. 26: ‘The Greater Conqueror’;
p. 63: “2: The Middle” (as “2. The Middle” on contents page) comprising:-
p. 65: ‘Going Home’;
p. 79: ‘Hanging The Fool’;
p. 96: ‘Consuming Passion’;
p. 104: ‘Wolf’;
p. 110: ‘Environment Problem’;
p. 119: ‘The Opium General’;
p. 127: ‘A Dead Singer’;
p. 145: ‘The Lovebeast’;
p. 155: ‘The Ruins’;
p. 163: The Golden Barge: A Fable (as The Golden Barge only, on contents page);
p. 283: ‘The Deep Fix’;
p. 332: ‘The Real Life Mr Newman (Adventures Of The Dead Astronaut)’ (as ‘The Real Life Mr Newman’ only, on contents page);
p. 364: ‘Good-bye, Miranda’ (as ‘Goodbye, Miranda’, on contents page);
p. 367: ‘Islands’;
p. 383: “3: Some Reminiscences Of The 3rd Word War” (as “Some Reminiscences Of The Third World War” on contents page) comprising:-
p. 385: ‘Casablanca: An Episode In The Third World War’ (as ‘Casablanca’ only, on contents page);
p. 404: ‘Going To Canada’;
p. 414: ‘Leaving Pasadena’;
p. 431: ‘Crossing Into Cambodia’;

p. 447: ‘Mars’;
p. 461: ‘The Frozen Cardinal’;
p. 471: ‘Peace On Earth’ (with Barrington Bayley) (as ‘Peace On Earth’ only, on contents page);
p. 481: “The End” (as “3. The End” on contents page) comprising:-
p. 483: ‘The Mountain’;
p. 493: ‘The Time Dweller’;
p. 509: ‘Escape From Evening’;
p. 534: ‘Waiting For The End Of Time…’;
p. 545: “And Somewhere Else” (as “… And Somewhere Else” on contents page) comprising:-
p. 547: ‘The Stone Thing: A Tale Of Strange Parts’ (as ‘The Stone Thing’ only, on contents page);
p. 551: ‘The Last Call’;
p. 555: ‘My Life’;
p. 559: ‘The Museum Of The Future: Homage To H G Wells And The Time Machine, 1895’ (as ‘The Museum Of The Future’ only, on contents page);
p. 565: “And Another Beginning…” (as “… And Another Beginning…” on contents page) comprising:-
p. 567: ‘To Rescue Tanelorn…’.

Contents (revised edition):-
p. v: Contents page;
p. vii:  Introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
p. 1: “The Beginning” (as “1. The Beginning” on contents page) comprising:-
p. 3: ‘Earl Aubec’;
p. 16: ‘Jesting With Chaos’;
p. 26: ‘The Greater Conqueror’;
p. 67: “The Middle” (as “2. The Middle” on contents page) comprising:-
p. 69: ‘Going Home’;
p. 83: ‘Hanging The Fool’;
p. 100: ‘Consuming Passion’;
p. 108: ‘Wolf’;
p. 114: ‘Environment Problem’;
p. 123: ‘The Opium General’;
p. 131: ‘A Dead Singer’;
p. 150: ‘The Lovebeast’;
p. 160: ‘The Ruins’;
p. 168: The Golden Barge: A Fable (as The Golden Barge only, on contents page);
p. 292: ‘The Deep Fix’;
p. 343: ‘The Real Life Mr Newman (Adventures Of The Dead Astronaut)’ (as ‘The Real Life Mr Newman’ only, on contents page);
p. 376: ‘Goodbye, Miranda’;
p. 379: ‘Islands’;
p. 394: “Some Reminiscences Of The Third World War” comprising:-
p. 395: ‘Casablanca’;
p. 415: ‘Going To Canada’;
p. 425: ‘Leaving Pasadena’;
p. 442: ‘Crossing Into Cambodia’;

p. 458: ‘Mars’;
p. 472: ‘The Frozen Cardinal’;
p. 482: ‘Peace On Earth’ (with Barrington Bayley) (as ‘Peace On Earth’ only, on contents page);
p. 493: “The End” (as “3. The End” on contents page) comprising:-
p. 495: ‘The Mountain’;
p. 506: ‘The Time Dweller’;
p. 522: ‘Escape From Evening’;
p. 548: ‘Waiting For The End Of Time…’;
p. 561: “And Somewhere Else” comprising:-
p. 563: ‘The Stone Thing: A Tale Of Strange Parts’ (as ‘The Stone Thing’ only, on contents page);
p. 567: ‘The Last Call’;
p. 571: ‘My Life’;
p. 575: ‘The Museum Of The Future: Homage To H.G. Wells And The Time Machine, 1895’ (as ‘The Museum Of The Future’ only, on contents page);
p. 581: “And Another Beginning…” comprising:-
p. 583: ‘Sir Milk-and-Blood’.