‘Legends From The End Of Time’

Legends From The End Of Time (collection)

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New York:  Harper & Row, 1976 (January 7th) hardcover;
sub-titled “Being further experiences of the Iron Orchid, the Duke of Queens, Lord Jagged of Canaria, the Everlasting Concubine, My Lady Charlotina, Bishop Castle and other residents at the End of Time” opposite (i.e. facing) title page;
original price:  $7·95;
182 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-06-013001-6;
cover artist:  Irving Freeman;
illustrated by Jill Riches.

Legends From The End Of Time, a collection of linked short fiction see below is a supplementary volume to what is probably Moorcock’s best-loved trilogy, ‘The Dancers At The End Of Time’; it was collected in Tales From The End Of Time (1989) with A Messiah At The End Of Time, and its contents of three novellas (but not its collective title) later appeared in the Legends From The End Of Time omnibus (1993) as well as a 2014 expanded edition of that volume, this time called (but not to be confused with the original) Tales From The End Of Time.

First edition

New York: DAW Books, 1977 (February) mass-sized paperback;
original price:  $1·25;
175 pages;

I.S.B.N.:  0-87997-281-5;
cover artist:  Bob Pepper

New York: Ace paperback, 1988 (June);
original price:  $3·50;
182 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-441-13663-X;
cover artist:  Robert Gould.

First British edition:  London: W.H. Allen hardcover, 1976 (August);
original price:  £3·50;
182 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-491-01866-5;
cover artist:  Rodney Matthews.

London: Star mass-sized paperback, 1979 (July 19th);
original price:  95p;
182 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-352-30405-7;

cover artist:  unknown.

Reprinted 1979 (+ [possible] later reprint[s?]).

Contents (first editions):-
p. 1:  ‘Pale Roses’ (as ‘Pale-Roses’, sub-titled “Legend The First”);
p. 47: ‘White Stars’ (sub-titled “Legend The Second”);
p. 99: ‘Ancient Shadows’ (sub-titled “Legend The Third”).

N.B. The copyright page states that “‘Pale Roses,’ ‘White Stars,’ and ‘Ancient Shadows’ originally appeared in New Worlds Quarterly.”

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