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Publication: The Left Hand of Darkness

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  • Publication: The Left Hand of DarknessPublication Record # 42979
  • Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Date: 1969-10-00
  • Catalog ID: 2006
  • Publisher: Walker & Co. / SFBC
  • Price: $1.98
  • Pages: 218
  • Format:
    hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
  • Type: NOVEL
  • Cover: The Left Hand of Darkness (1969) • by Jack Gaughan
  • Notes:
    • "Book Club Edition" printed at the bottom of the front flap of the dustjacket indicates a printing by Doubleday for its various book clubs.
    • Selection of the Science Fiction Book Club for October 1969.
    • No printed price or stated date of publication. The date given here is taken from the list provided by SFBC editor Andrew Wheeler to the rec.arts.sf.written newsgroup. The source of the price is unknown, but it is consistent with SFBC selections for this time period.
    • "2006" printed at the bottom of the back flap of the dustjacket.
    • First printing has gutter code "36K" on page 213 [PV 4], which indicates a printing in September 1969.
    • Known reprint codes: "49 L" (December 1970), "44M" (October 1971) [verified], "C50" (December 1972) [PV 5], "F2" (January 1975) [verified], "H21" (on page 217) (May 1977) [PV1], "I47" (November 1978), "K03" (January 1980) [PV 3], and "M08".
    • "Jacket design by Lena Fong Lueg" (over) "Jacket illustration by Jack Gaughan" printed on the front flap of the dustjacket; Gaughan's initials are also on the artwork
  • External IDs:
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Clute/Nicholls N/A Bluesman 2011-05-23 21:33:01
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Bleiler1 (Gernsback) N/A Bluesman 2009-09-18 18:27:07
Currey N/A Bluesman 2009-02-16 12:45:31
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