The Land Leviathan: A New Scientific Romance
London: Quartet Books, 1974 (May 20th) hardcover and simultaneous trade-sized “Midway” paperback;
original prices: £2·50 (h/c), £1·25 (p/b);
I.S.B.N.s: 0-704-32018-5 (h/c) & 0-704-33013-X (p/b);
cover artist: Christopher Foss;
paperback edition in lettered blue covers with dust-wrapper.
The Land Leviathan is the second volume of Moorcock’s proto-steampunk trilogy featuring Oswald Bastable, the Nomad of Time, which (like the Cornelius books) tackles head-on the legacies of British imperialism; Empire gone sour. It was collected in The Nomad Of Time (1982), and A Nomad Of The Time Streams (1993) with The Warlord Of The Air and The Steel Tsar, then revised for further collection in a title-reverted The Nomad Of Time (2013).
(Preceded by The Warlord Of The Air)
Quartet, 1975 (January) mass-sized paperback;
original price: 50p;
cover artist: Chris(topher) Foss.
London: Orbit (Quartet), 1976 (June 25th) paperback;
original price: 60p;
cover artist: Chris Achilléos.
First American edition: New York: Doubleday, 1974 (August 16th) hardcover;
original price: $4·95;
xvi + 151 pages;
cover artists: The Quay Brothers.
New York: DAW Books, 1976 (January) mass-sized paperback;
original price: $1·25;
I.S.B.N.: none (code: UY1214);
cover artist: Michael Whelan (also interior [frontispiece, uncredited]).
Assorted DAW reprints
London: Granada, 1981 (September 17th) mass-sized paperback;
original price: £1·25;
cover artist: Melvyn (Grant).
Grafton, 1990 (January 25th) mass-sized paperback;
original price: £2·99;
cover artist: Paul Damon.
New York: Amereon House, 1999 hardcover;
original price: unknown;
cover artist: none (lettering only).
London: Titan, 2013 (April 16th) trade-sized paperback;
sub-titled “A New Scientific Romance” on title page;
edited by John Davey;
original price: $9·95;
cover artist: “Amazing15”;
foreword by Kim Newman.
(Followed by The Steel Tsar)
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The Land Leviathan is also available as e-books: 9781781161494 (U.S.A.) & 9780575092716 (U.K.).