‘Queens Of Deliria’

Queens Of Deliria

London: Star mass-sized paperback, 1977 (August 18th);
by Michael Butterworth;
original price:  80p;
192 pages;

I.S.B.N.:  0-352-39602-4;
cover artist:  unknown (Mike Little?).

Not a book by Michael Moorcock, Queens Of Deliria is in fact the second 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 a textual novel, The Time Of The Hawklords (1976, originally credited to both Moorcock & Butterworth) and followed some years later by a graphic novel, Ledge Of Darkness * (1994), with an initial script by Butterworth and “plot hijack and artwork” by Bob Walker. All three books feature the Hawklords, entirely fictitious [characters] based on roles used by members of Hawkwind on stage and recorded performances. Queens Of Deliria has twice been revised by its author (see below)…

(* Originally announced as a third novel to be called The Quest Of The Life Sword.)

(Preceded by The Time Of The Hawklords)

First edition

First re-revised edition: Munich: Apex, 2021 (August 9th) hardcover and simultaneous trade-sized paperback (see below [not to scale]);
as Queens of Deliria: A Novel;
original price:  19·99 €;
228 pages;

I.S.B.N.:  978-3-7541-5055-9;
cover artist:  Christian Dörge;

introduction by Rick Evans.

Trade paperback (simultaneous [not to scale]);
original price:  11·99 €;
242 pages;

I.S.B.N.:  978-3-7541-5052-8.

First revised edition (& first North American ed.): Burlington, ON: Collector’s Guide Publishing trade-sized paperback, 1995 (May 30th [see below]);
original price:  C$17·95;
145 pages;

I.S.B.N.:  1-896522-07-6;
cover artist:  Robert Godwin.

Although sold from 1996 as a standalone publication, this was initially only available as part of a C.D. box set of Hawkwind’s Quark: Strangeness And Charm (see below [not to scale])…
Carol Stream, IL: Griffin Music C.D. box set, 1995 (May 30th);
by Hawkwind;
original price:  $28·98;
I.S.B.N.:  none (code: GCD 370-0);
cover artist (box):  unknown.

German edition (of first revision): Munich: Apex, 2021 (June 24th) hardcover and simultaneous trade-sized paperback (see below [not to scale]);
as Königinnen Von Deliria: Roman;
translated by Alfons Winkelman;
original price:  19·99 €;
239 pages;

I.S.B.N.:  978-3-7541-3610-2;
cover artist:  Christian Dörge.

Trade paperback (simultaneous [not to scale]);
original price:  11·99 €;
259 pages;

I.S.B.N.:  978-3-7541-3607-2.

(Followed by Ledge Of Darkness)

Königinnen Von Deliria/Queens Of Deliria are also available as e-books: 978-3-7487-8652-8 (German) & 978-3-7487-9110-2 (English).