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Title: The Avatar Title Record # 2396
Author: Poul Anderson
Date: 1978-10-00
Type: NOVEL
Language: English
Note: The short story "Joelle" was the basis for parts of Chapters II and XXIII.
Synopsis: After humanity discovers portals that transport a space vessel through time and space, a crew which has visited the planet of another species returns to Earth, only to find a political faction in power which seeks to conceal this knowledge in the name of social stability. With the aid of the political opposition, they escape and journey through the portal in search of knowledge, and perhaps even to meet those who created the portal system.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1980 Portuguese O Avatar, 1º volume
1980 Portuguese O Avatar, 2º volume
1981Translated by Harro Christensen
German Das Avatar
1998Translated by Mihnea Columbeanu
Romanian Avatarul

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
8 1979 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
The Avatar 1978-10-00 Poul Anderson Berkley/Putnam 0-399-12228-1
$10.95?$: US dollar
380
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Rick Sternbach Checkmark
The Avatar 1979-04-00 Poul Anderson Berkley/Putnam / SFBC 5211
$3.50?$: US dollar
410
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Rick Sternbach Checkmark
The Avatar 1979-10-00 Poul Anderson Berkley Books 0-425-04213-8
$2.25?$: US dollar
404
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 Greg Theakston Checkmark
The Avatar 1980-00-00 Poul Anderson Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-98643-3
£6.95?£: UK pound
380
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Robert Layzell Checkmark
O Avatar, 1º volume 1980-00-00 Poul Anderson
Publicações Europa-América?Publicacoes Europa-America
(Livros de Bolso, série Ficção Científica #11)
    200
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
novel  
O Avatar, 2º volume 1980-00-00 Poul Anderson
Publicações Europa-América?Publicacoes Europa-America
(Livros de Bolso, série Ficção Científica #12)
    185
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
novel  
The Avatar 1980-10-00 Poul Anderson Berkley Books 0-425-04861-6
$2.50?$: US dollar
404
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 Greg Theakston Checkmark
The Avatar 1980-11-00 Poul Anderson Readers Union / The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 1174   380
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Checkmark
The Avatar 1981-06-00 Poul Anderson Sphere Books 0-7221-1131-2
£1.95?£: UK pound
404
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 Checkmark
The Avatar 1981-07-00 Poul Anderson Berkley Books 0-425-04861-6
$2.50?$: US dollar
404
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 Greg Theakston Checkmark
The Avatar 1981-07-00 Poul Anderson Berkley Books 0-425-04861-6
$2.50?$: US dollar
404
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 Greg Theakston Checkmark
Das Avatar 1981-09-00 Poul Anderson
Bastei Lübbe?Bastei Luebbe
(Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Special #24022)
3-404-24022-7
DM 9.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
503
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 Sarah Brown (artist) Checkmark
The Avatar 1983-00-00 Poul Anderson Sphere 0-7221-1131-2
£1.95?£: UK pound
404
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 Checkmark
The Avatar 1985-00-00 Poul Anderson Sphere 0-7221-1131-2
£2.25?£: UK pound
404
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 Checkmark
The Avatar 1986-04-00 Poul Anderson Sphere 0-7221-1131-2
£2.50?£: UK pound
404
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  
The Avatar 1989-00-00 Poul Anderson Sphere Books 0-7221-1131-2
£3.99?£: UK pound
404
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  
Avatarul 1998-00-00 Poul Anderson Editura RAO (Fahrenheit) 973-576-160-2   508
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  
The Avatar 2011-10-00 Poul Anderson Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-10925-4
£4.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
The Avatar 2014-12-00 Poul Anderson Open Road Integrated Media 978-1-4976-9425-5
$7.99?$: US dollar
450
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
The Avatar 2014-12-00 Poul Anderson Open Road Integrated Media 978-1-4976-9567-2
$7.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
The Avatar date unknown Poul Anderson Berkley Books 0-425-04213-8
$2.25?$: US dollar
404
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 Greg Theakston Checkmark
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