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  • Publication Series: SFBC 50th Anniversary Collection Pub. Series Record # 39
  • Note: A series of reprints of classic works commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Science Fiction Book Club. Eight representative titles were selected from each of the five previous decades, (ten of the titles had never had SFBC editions). The first title appeared in February 2003 and continued on a roughly bi-monthly basis until December 2007. All were published by the Science Fiction Book Club using either the "SFBC Science Fiction" or the "SFBC Fantasy" imprint. One artist was commissioned to create the cover art for each of the eight volumes in a specific decade: 1950s Donato Giancarlo, 1960s Bob Eggleton, 1970s Bruce Jensen, 1980s Jim Burns, and 1990s Stephan Martiniere. These titles were given their first SFBC edition: 10 - Cordwainer Smith - Norstrilia / 12 - Roger Zelazny - The Dream Master / 16 - Alexei Panshin - Rite of Passage / 18 - Michael Moorcock - Gloriana / 20 - James Tiptree, Jr. - Her Smoke Rose Up Forever / 21 - Octavia Butler - Wild Seed / 26 - Tim Powers - The Anubis Gates / 31 - Bruce Sterling - Schismatrix Plus / 34 - Mary Gentle - Rats and Gargoyles / 36 - James Morrow - Only Begotten Daughter All other titles had been reprinted by the SFBC within months of their original trade editions with the following exceptions: ''The Space Merchants'' was reprinted in an exclusive SFBC omnibus in 1985, thirty-two years after its original trade edition. This is its first separate SFBC edition. ''Under Pressure'' had a SFBC edition as ''The Dragon in the Sea''. ''The Stars My Destination'' was in a SFBC reprint of the anthology ''A Treasury of Great Science Fiction'' in 1960, but had its first separate edition in 1996. ''To Your Scattered Bodies Go'' was reprinted in 1980, nine years after its original trade edition. ''A Canticle for Leibowitz'' was reprinted in 1978, eighteen years after its original trade edition. ''The Forever War'' was reprinted in 1997, twenty-two years after its original trade edition. The SFBC edition followed the slightly revised Avon edition. ''Her Smoke Rose Up Forever'', originally published in 1990, follows the slightly revised Tachyon edition. ''Deathbird Stories'' was reprinted in 1984, nine years after its original trade edition. The SFBC edition followed the slightly revised Bluejay edition. ''Ender's Game'' was reprinted in an exclusive SFBC omnibus. This is its first separate SFBC edition. ''Startide Rising'' was reprinted in an exclusive 1987 SFBC omnibus, four years after its original trade edition. This is its first separate SFBC edition. ''Snow Crash'' was reprinted in 1999, seven years after its original trade edition. ''Rats and Gargoyles'' was reprinted by the BOMC when it was originally published. This is its first SFBC edition.
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Date Pub. Series # Title Author/Editor Publisher ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
2003-02-00 1 The Door Into Summer Robert A. Heinlein Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-3129-3 / 55803 $9.99 166
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Donato Giancola Checkmark
2003-04-00 2 The Space Merchants C. M. Kornbluth, Frederik Pohl Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-3218-4 / 55569 $9.99 154
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Donato Giancola Checkmark
2003-06-00 3 The City and the Stars Arthur C. Clarke Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-3421-7 / 55649 $9.99 212
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Donato Giancola Checkmark
2003-07-00 4 Three Hearts and Three Lions Poul Anderson Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-3525-6 / 56102 $9.99 161
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Donato Giancola Checkmark
2003-09-00 5 City Clifford D. Simak Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-3526-4 / 55568 $9.99 xi+
191
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Donato Giancola Checkmark
2003-10-00 6 Under Pressure Frank Herbert Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-3527-2 / 56104 $9.99 178
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Donato Giancola Checkmark
2003-11-00 7 The End of Eternity Isaac Asimov Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-3557-4 / 56486 $9.99 185
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Donato Giancola Checkmark
2004-01-00 8 The Stars My Destination Alfred Bester Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-3556-6 / 55650 $9.99 212
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Donato Giancola  
2004-03-00 9 To Your Scattered Bodies Go Philip Josť Farmer Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-4188-4 / 1157919 $10.99 184
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Bob Eggleton Checkmark
2004-05-00 10 Norstrilia Cordwainer Smith Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-4321-6 / 63418 $10.99 216
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Bob Eggleton Checkmark
2004-06-00 11 The Man in the High Castle Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-4403-4 / 1158223 $10.99 193
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Bob Eggleton  
2004-07-00 12 The Dream Master Roger Zelazny Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-4531-6 / 1158080 $10.99 179
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Bob Eggleton Checkmark
2004-08-00 13 Stand on Zanzibar John Brunner Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-4593-6 $12.99 xv+
573
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Bob Eggleton  
2004-09-00 14 A Canticle for Leibowitz Walter M. Miller, Jr. Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-4703-3 / 1162179 $10.99 289
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Bob Eggleton Checkmark
2004-10-00 15 The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-4881-1 / 1158225 $10.99 209
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Bob Eggleton Checkmark
2004-12-00 16 Rite of Passage Alexei Panshin Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-5000-X / 1158493 $10.99 215
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Bob Eggleton Checkmark
2005-03-00 17 Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C. Clarke Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-5061-1 / 1180863 $10.99 209
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Bruce Jensen  
2005-04-00 18 Gloriana, or The Unfullfill'd Queen Michael Moorcock Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-5191-X / 1167647 $12.99 355
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Bruce Jensen Checkmark
2005-05-00 19 The Forever War Joe Haldeman Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-5343-2 / 1180870 $12.99 229
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Bruce Jensen Checkmark
2005-07-00 20 Her Smoke Rose Up Forever James Tiptree, Jr. Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-5512-5 / 1180883 $12.99 xv+
492
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bruce Jensen Checkmark
2005-09-00 21 Wild Seed Octavia E. Butler Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-5688-1 / 1180861 $10.99 245
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Bruce Jensen  
2005-10-00 22 The Snow Queen Joan D. Vinge Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-5907-4 / 1180912 $12.99 447
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Bruce Jensen  
2005-11-00 23 The Mote in God's Eye Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-6095-1 / 1180876 $12.99 x+
523
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Bruce Jensen Checkmark
2006-01-00 24 Deathbird Stories Harlan Ellison Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-6228-8 / 1180866 $10.99 xiv+
288
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bruce Jensen Checkmark
2006-02-00 25 Ender's Game Orson Scott Card Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-6473-6 / 1206502 $10.99 xxii+
261
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Jim Burns Checkmark
2006-04-00 26 The Anubis Gates Tim Powers Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-6593-7 / 1206505 $10.99 371
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Jim Burns  
2006-06-00 27 Blood Music Greg Bear Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-6854-5 / 1206506 $10.99 247
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Jim Burns Checkmark
2006-07-00 28 Mythago Wood Robert Holdstock Science Fiction Book Club 978-0-7394-7010-7 / 1206509 $10.99 260
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Jim Burns  
2006-07-00 29 Courtship Rite Donald Kingsbury Science Fiction Book Club 978-0-7394-7183-8 / 1206510 $11.99 409
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Jim Burns  
2006-09-00 30 Good Omens Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett Science Fiction Book Club 978-0-7394-7414-3 / 1206514 $12.99 330
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Jim Burns Checkmark
2006-10-00 31 Schismatrix Plus Bruce Sterling Science Fiction Book Club 978-0-7394-7657-4 $10.99 x+
395+
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hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Jim Burns Checkmark
2006-12-00 32 Startide Rising David Brin Science Fiction Book Club 978-0-7394-7704-5 / 1206518 $10.99 ix+
498
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Jim Burns  
2007-02-00 33 Snow Crash Neal Stephenson Science Fiction Book Club 978-0-7394-8023-6 / 1229175 $12.99 454
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Stephan Martiniere Checkmark
2007-04-00 34 Rats and Gargoyles Mary Gentle Science Fiction Book Club 978-0-7394-8204-9 / 1229187 $12.99 420
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Stephan Martiniere  
2007-05-00 35 Memory Lois McMaster Bujold Science Fiction Book Club 978-0-7394-8343-5 / 1229189 $12.99 368+
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hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Stephan Martiniere Checkmark
2007-07-00 36 Only Begotten Daughter James Morrow Science Fiction Book Club 978-0-7394-8492-0 / 1229194 $10.99 296
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Stephan Martiniere  
2007-08-00 37 Doomsday Book Connie Willis Science Fiction Book Club 978-0-7394-8713-6 / 1229197 $12.99 559
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Stephan Martiniere Checkmark
2007-10-00 38 Steel Beach John Varley Science Fiction Book Club 978-0-7394-8765-5 / 1229202 $14.99 531
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Stephan Martiniere Checkmark
2007-11-00 39 The Iron Dragon's Daughter Michael Swanwick Science Fiction Book Club 978-0-7394-8894-2 / 1229219 $13.99 353
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Stephan Martiniere  
2007-12-00 40 A Fire Upon the Deep Vernor Vinge Science Fiction Book Club 978-0-7394-9091-4 / 1229220 $12.99 534
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Stephan Martiniere Checkmark
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