The Black Corridor
New York: Ace Books, 1969 (October) mass-sized paperback;
original price: 75¢;
I.S.B.N.: none (code: 06530);
cover artists: Leo & Diane Dillon.
A (more or less) standalone novel, written in uncredited collaboration with Hilary Bailey, the first edition was published with unauthorised cuts and/or changes, but had Moorcock’s experiments with typography presented correctly. The first British edition was published with all text restored, but had the experimental typography presented incorrectly. The first hardcover edition was published with the cuts and/or changes, and also had the experimental typography unwittingly scrambled, a fate which similarly befell its collection (in 1980) with The Adventures Of Una Persson And Catherine Cornelius (sic) (q.v.). It was later collected (text full, typography correct) in Sailing To Utopia (1993) with The Ice Schooner, The Distant Suns and ‘Flux’, and in Travelling To Utopia (2014) with The Wrecks Of Time and The Ice Schooner).
First British edition: London: Mayflower mass-sized paperback, 1969 (December 4th);
original price: 5/-;
cover artist: unknown;
no hardcover edition.
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The Black Corridor is also available as an e-book: 9780575092808.