‘Ledge Of Darkness’

Ledge Of Darkness

Burlington, ON: Collector’s Guide Publishing outsized paperback, 1994 (December), but undated;
by Bob Walker (with Michael Butterworth);
original price:  none (see below);
100 pages;

includes ‘Light Specific Data’ (non-fiction) by Bryan Talbot (p. 2);
I.S.B.N.:  none;
cover artist:  Walker;
no other edition.

Not a book by Michael Moorcock, Ledge Of Darkness is in fact the graphic-novel final volume in a trilogy of titles (mostly) by author and Savoy Books co-founder Michael Butterworth, based on an idea by Michael Moorcock”. It was preceded by two textual novels, The Time Of The Hawklords (1976, originally credited to both Moorcock & Butterworth) and Queens Of Deliria (1977, by Butterworth), all three featuring the Hawklords, entirely fictitious [characters] based on roles used by members of Hawkwind on stage and recorded performances. Originally announced as a third novel to be called The Quest Of The Life Sword, subsequent years saw that morph into Ledge Of Darkness (a concurrently announced alternative title), a graphic novel with an initial script by Butterworth and plot hijack and artwork by Bob Walker. Never (initially) sold as a standalone publication, it was only available as part of a four-C.D. box set called Hawkwind: 25 Years On (see below)…

(Initially) Available only as part of…

Carol Stream, IL: Griffin Music four-C.D. box set, 1994 (December);
by Hawkwind;
original price:  $69·99;
includes liner notes by Michael Moorcock, plus Further Extracts From The Hawkwind Log (24 pp.) and Ledge Of Darkness (100 pp. [see above]) each by Bob Walker;
I.S.B.N.:  none (code: GCD 299-0);
cover artist (box):  Robert Godwin;
no other edition.