‘Sailing To Utopia’

Sailing To Utopia

London:  Millennium, 1993 (February 11th) hardcover and simultaneous trade-sized paperback;
part of the Tale Of The Eternal Champion (U.K.);
original prices:  £14·99 (h/c), £10·99 (p/b);
vi + 463 pages;
I.S.B.N.s:  1-85798-031-X (h/c) & 1-85798-032-8 (p/b);
cover artist:  Yoshitaka Amano.

Sailing To Utopia is an omnibus of three thematically linked novels, The Ice Schooner, The Black Corridor and The Distant Suns, along with one short story, ‘Flux’ (revised so as to feature a member of the Family von Bek, various generations of which began appearing in Moorcock’s works [often based around their curious relationships with both Lucifer and the Holy Grail] from the early 1980s onwards).

(+ book-club ed.)

London: Orion, 1996 (April 1st) mass-sized paperback;
original price:  £6·99;
vi + 547 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-85798-306-8;
contains minor textual amendments.

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

First American edition: Clarkston, GA: White Wolf hardcover, 1997 (July);
part of the Tale Of The Eternal Champion (U.S.);
edited by John Davey;
original price:  $21·99;
viii + 535 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-56504-183-6;
cover artist:  Rick Berry (also interior)

(+ book-club ed.[?])
States “revised”, but (in this instance) should be more accurately ‘containing minor textual amendments’.
Clarkston, GA: White Wolf trade-sized paperback, 2000 (May), but undated;
original price:  $16·99;
I.S.B.N.:  1-56504-980-2;
(further) minor textual amendments/corrections.

Contents (first editions):-
p. iii: untitled introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
p. v: The Ice Schooner;
p. 183: The Black Corridor;
p. 315: The Distant Suns;
p. 435: ‘Flux’.

Contents (American editions):-
p. vii:  Introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
p. 1: The Ice Schooner;
p. 206: The Black Corridor;
p. 358: The Distant Suns;
p. 500: ‘Flux’.