Title: A Day for Damnation

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Title: A Day for Damnation Title Record # 2143
Author: David Gerrold
Date: 1984-05-00
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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Translations Translated Serializations
Year Language Title
1991 Italian Il ritorno degli Chtorr
Year Language Title
1993 Italian Il ritorno degli Chtorr (Complete Novel)


Place Year and Award Category
19 1985 Locus Best SF Novel


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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# 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? novel Boris Vallejo  
A Day for Damnation 1984-05-00 David Gerrold Timescape Books 0-671-49258-6 $6.95 382 tp? novel Boris Vallejo Checkmark
The War Against the Chtorr: Invasion 1984-10-00 David Gerrold Nelson Doubleday / SFBC 5607 $8.50 693 hc? omni Bob Petillo Checkmark
A Day for Damnation 1985-00-00 David Gerrold Orbit 0-7088-8116-5 2.95 382 pb? novel Checkmark
A Day for Damnation: Volume II of the War Against the Chtorr 1985-02-00 David Gerrold Pocket Books 0-671-45121-9 $3.95 341 pb? novel Boris Vallejo Checkmark
A Day For Damnation 1989-03-00 David Gerrold Bantam Spectra 0-553-27765-0 $4.50 423 pb? novel Carla Sormanti Checkmark
Il ritorno degli Chtorr 1991-09-00 David Gerrold Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Altri Mondi #28) 88-04-35084-9 26,000 Lit 466 tp? novel Oscar Chichoni  
Urania #1218 1993-11-14 ed. Giuseppe Lippi Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 1218 5,000 Lit 368 digest? mag Oscar Chichoni  
A Day for Damnation date unknown David Gerrold Bantam Spectra 0-553-27765-0 $5.99 423+
pb? novel Gary Ruddell Checkmark
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