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Title: A Day for Damnation Title Record # 2143
Author: David Gerrold
Date: 1984-05-00
Type: NOVEL
Series: War Against the Chtorr
Series Number: 2
Language: English
Note: Revised and expanded in 1989. In the Bantam editions each chapter begins with a quote from "Solomon Short", which according to Wikipedia was absent in the earlier Timescape Books editions.
Synopsis: In the near future, humanity is decimated by a series of plagues, after which large areas of earth are taken over by a rapidly expanding alien ecology populated by organisms so voracious that terrestrial organisms stand no chance, humans included. A graduate student is enlisted by the US military to help in the struggle to understand the workings of the alien flora and fauna and destroy them, but begins to think that perhaps those two tasks are not irrevocably linked.
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Other Titles

Translations Translated Serializations
Year Language Title
1991 Italian Il ritorno degli Chtorr
Year Language Title
1993 Italian Il ritorno degli Chtorr (Complete Novel)

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
19 1985 Locus Best SF Novel

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
A Day for Damnation 1984-05-00 David Gerrold Timescape Books 0-671-47553-3 $16.95 382
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Boris Vallejo  
A Day for Damnation 1984-05-00 David Gerrold Timescape Books 0-671-49258-6 $6.95 382
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Boris Vallejo Checkmark
The War Against the Chtorr: Invasion 1984-10-00 David Gerrold Nelson Doubleday / SFBC 5607 $8.50 693
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Bob Petillo Checkmark
A Day for Damnation 1985-00-00 David Gerrold Orbit 0-7088-8116-5 2.95 382
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Alan Craddock Checkmark
A Day for Damnation 1985-02-00 David Gerrold Pocket Books 0-671-45121-9 $3.95 341
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Boris Vallejo Checkmark
A Day for Damnation 1989-03-00 David Gerrold Bantam Spectra 0-553-27765-0 $4.50 423+
[14]
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Carla Sormanti Checkmark
Il ritorno degli Chtorr 1991-09-00 David Gerrold Mondadori (Altri Mondi #28) 88-04-35084-9 Lit 26,000 466
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Oscar Chichoni  
Urania #1218 1993-11-14 ed. Giuseppe Lippi Mondadori 1218 Lit 5,000 368
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Oscar Chichoni  
A Day for Damnation date unknown David Gerrold Bantam Spectra 0-553-27765-0 $5.99 423+
[15]
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Gary Ruddell Checkmark
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