‘The Opium General And Other Stories’

The Opium General And Other Stories

London:  Harrap, 1984 (September 27th) hardcover;
original price:  £7·95;
207 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-245-54202-7;
cover artist: Mark Harrison;

illustrated by Michael Moorcock (uncredited);
no American edition.

A collection of short fiction & non-fiction (see below)…

First edition
First paperback edition:  London: Grafton, 1986 (April 24th);
original price:  £2·95;
304 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-586-06626-8;
cover artist:  Steve Bradbury

Contents (first edition):-
p. 2: Frontispiece by Michael Moorcock;
p. 3: title page;
p. 5: ‘The Guardian’ (not on contents page);
p. 7: contents page;
p. 9: Introduction by Moorcock;
p. 13: ‘The Alchemist’s Question: Being The Final Episode In The Career Of The English Assassin’ (as ‘The Alchemist’s Question’ only, on contents page) (first appearance);
p. 133: ‘The Opium General’ (first appearance);
p. 143: ‘Going To Canada’;
p. 155: ‘Leaving Pasadena’;
p. 173: ‘Crossing Into Cambodia’;
p. 189: non-fiction title page (as ‘Starship Stormtroopers’ on contents page);
p. 191: ‘Starship Stormtroopers’;
p. 202: ‘Nestor Makhno’ (first appearance);
p. 204: ‘Who’ll Be Next?’.

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