Title: The Last Castle

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Title: The Last Castle Title Record # 29365
Author: Jack Vance
Date: 1966-04-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novella
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Synopsis: In the distant future, an uprising by their alien slaves threatens not only the lives of the human elite, but their lifestyle of ultimate delicacy, grace, and beauty as well.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1966Translated by Frank Straschitz
French Le dernier château
1971Translated by Hans Maeter
German Die letzte Burg
1971Translated by Hans Maeter for the 1971 publication under a different title
German Die letzte Festung
1974Translated by Warner Flamen
Dutch Het Laatste Kasteel
1975 Italian L'ultimo castello
1981Translated by Tony Westermayr
German Das letzte Kastell
1982Translated by Mark Carpentier Alting
Dutch Het Laatste Kasteel
1986Translated by Andrea Kamphuis
German Die letzte Festung
1994Translated by Cristina Sculatti; do not merge with the version translated by Franco Giambalvo.
Italian L'ultimo castello
2003Translated by Franco Giambalvo; do not merge with the version translated by Cristina Sculatti.
Italian L'ultimo castello

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Galaxy Magazine, April 1966 1966-04-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Galaxy Publishing Corporation   $0.60 196
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 Gaughan Checkmark
Galaxie (2ème série), #31 1966-11-00 ed. Alain Dorémieux OPTA   F2.50 164
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 McKenna Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories 1967 1967-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Gollancz   25/- 246
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Last Castle / World of the Sleeper 1967-08-00 Jack Vance, Tony Russell Wayman Ace Books (Ace Double #H-21) H-21 $0.60 71+
184
dos?Dos-a-dos or tete-beche formatted paperback books, such as Ace Doubles and Capra Press back-to-back books.
omni Jack Gaughan , Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories Two 1967-09-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Doubleday   $4.95 255
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Donald Crews , Ann Crews Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories Number Two 1968-09-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Pocket Books 75114 $0.75 viii+
244
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.
anth Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories Number Two 1969-04-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Pocket Books 75114 C$0.75 viii+
244
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.
anth Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories Two 1969-11-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Doubleday / SFBC 1985   255
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Donald Crews , Ann Crews  
Nebula Award Stories Number Two 1969-12-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Pocket Books 0-671-75114-X $0.75 [viii]+
244
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.
anth Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories Number Two 1969-12-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Pocket Books 0-671-75114-X C$0.75 [viii]+
244
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.
anth Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories 2 1970-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Panther 0-586-03342-4 £0.30 237
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.
anth Checkmark
Ace Science Fiction Reader 1971-00-00 ed. Donald A. Wollheim Ace Books 00275 $0.95 251
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.
anth John Schoenherr , Jack Gaughan , Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Der Tag Million 1971-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Lichtenberg (Science Fiction für Kenner #9) 3-7852-2009-X DM 11.00 224
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.
anth W. Baum , E. Baum Checkmark
Der Tag Million 1971-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Editions Rencontre     224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Hugo Winners, Volume Two 1971-09-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Doubleday   $9.95 xiii+
654
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Alan Peckolick Checkmark
The Hugo Winners, Volume Two 1971-10-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Doubleday   $9.95 xiii+
654
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Alan Peckolick  
The Hugo Winners, Volumes One and Two 1972-01-00 Isaac Asimov Nelson Doubleday / SFBC 2000 $3.98 849
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni F. & J. Silversmiths, Inc. Checkmark
Trilogy of the Future 1972-08-00 ed. Donald A. Wollheim Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-97849-X £1.75 251
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Chris Gilbert Checkmark
The Hugo Winners Volume One 1962-1967 1973-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Sphere 12475 £0.40 363
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.
anth Checkmark
The Dragon Masters / The Last Castle 1973-04-00 Jack Vance Ace Books (Ace Double #16641) 16641 $0.95 137+
107
dos?Dos-a-dos or tete-beche formatted paperback books, such as Ace Doubles and Capra Press back-to-back books.
coll Josh Kirby , Rucker Checkmark
Stories from the Hugo Winners, Volume 2 1973-08-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest P1880 $1.25 320
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.
anth Checkmark
Stories from the Hugo Winners, Volume 2 1973-08-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest P1880 C$1.25 320
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.
anth Checkmark
Der Tag Million 1974-03-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3380) 3-453-30257-5 DM 2.80 174+
[1]
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.
anth C. A. M. Thole Checkmark
De Stervende Aarde & Het Laatste Kasteel 1974-06-00 Jack Vance Meulenhoff (M=SF #74) 90-290-0238-7   262
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.
omni C. G. A. Bruynel Checkmark
L'ultimo castello 1975-00-00 Jack Vance Fanucci Editore (Biblioteca di Fantascienza #14)   3,500 Lit 262
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.
coll  
The Best of Jack Vance 1976-05-00 Jack Vance Pocket Books 0-671-80510-X $1.95 x+
274
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.
coll Charles Moll Checkmark
The Last Castle 1976-10-00 Jack Vance Ace Books 0-441-47072-6 $1.50 107
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.
chap Rucker Checkmark
The Best of Jack Vance 1978-08-00 Jack Vance Taplinger 0-8008-0726-X $9.95 x+
274
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Best of Jack Vance 1979-08-00 Jack Vance Pocket Books 0-671-83070-8 C$2.50 x+
274
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.
coll Checkmark
The Best of Jack Vance 1979-08-00 Jack Vance Pocket Books 0-671-83070-8 $2.25 xii+
274
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.
coll Checkmark
The Last Castle 1980-00-00 Jack Vance Underwood-Miller 0-934438-36-6 $20.00 115
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
chap Alicia Austin Checkmark
The Last Castle 1980-00-00 Jack Vance Underwood-Miller 0-934438-35-8 $35.00 115
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
chap Alicia Austin  
Le livre d'or de la Science-Fiction: Jack Vance 1980-12-10 Jack Vance Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5097) 2-266-00957-5   412
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.
coll Marcel Laverdet Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume Four 1981-00-00 ed. Arthur C. Clarke Gollancz 0-575-02989-7   672
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Das Segel im Sonnenwind 1981-02-00 Jack Vance Goldmann (Goldmann Science Fiction #23374) 3-442-23374-7 DM 5.80 221
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.
coll Jürgen F. Rogner Checkmark
Heyne Science Fiction Jahresband 1981 1981-04-00 ed. Wolfgang Jeschke Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3790) 3-453-30693-7 DM 5.80 474
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.
anth Jim Burns Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume Four 1981-11-00 ed. Arthur C. Clarke Gollancz 0-575-02989-7 £8.95 xi+
672
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Het Laatste Kasteel 1982-02-00 Jack Vance Meulenhoff (Meesters van de Science Fiction #8) 90-290-1497-0   262
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Tom Barber Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume III 1982-03-00 ed. George W. Proctor, Arthur C. Clarke Avon 0-380-79335-0 $3.95 xii+
672
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.
anth Checkmark
The Last Castle 1982-03-00 Jack Vance Ace Books 0-441-47073-4 $1.95 115
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.
chap Richard Courtney Checkmark
The Best of Jack Vance 1982-05-00 Jack Vance Timescape / Pocket Books 0-671-44186-8 $2.95 x+
274
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.
coll Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume III 1982-10-00 ed. Arthur C. Clarke, George W. Proctor Avon / SFBC 5179 $6.98 xi+
623
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Last Castle 1986-01-00 Jack Vance Berkley Books 0-425-08478-7 $2.75 113
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.
chap Richard Courtney Checkmark
Drachenbrut 1986-10-00 Jack Vance Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Special #24087) 3-404-24087-1 DM 12.80 431
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.
coll Tim White Checkmark
Het Laatste Kasteel 1987-09-00 Jack Vance Meulenhoff (M=SF #241) 90-290-4061-0   262
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.
coll Tom Barber Checkmark
The Last Castle / Nightwings 1989-12-00 ed. Jack Vance, Robert Silverberg Tor (Tor Double #15) 0-812-50194-2 $3.50 101+
81
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.
anth Mark J. Ferrari , Brian Waugh Checkmark
I premi Hugo 1967-1968 1994-12-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Classici Urania #213)   6,000 Lit 304
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.
anth Marco Patrito  
Drachenbrut 1999-05-00 Jack Vance Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction & Fantasy #23212) 3-404-23212-7 DM 14.90 473
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.
coll Romas Kukalis Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories 2 2001-09-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Stealth Press 1-58881-019-4 $29.95 x+
291
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Frank R. Paul  
The Miracle Workers / The Dragon Masters / The Last Castle 2002-00-00 Jack Vance Vance Integral Edition (Vance Integral Edition #9) 0-9712375-1-4   [viii]+
318
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
L'Opera dello spazio 2003-06-00 Jack Vance Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Millemondi (quarterly) #37)   €5.10 474
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.
coll Karel Thole  
Drachenbrut 2004-00-00 Jack Vance Weltbild 3-8289-7668-9   472
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Jack Vance Treasury 2007-01-00 Jack Vance Subterranean Press 1-59606-077-8 $38.00 631
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Gnemo  
The Jack Vance Treasury 2007-01-00 Jack Vance Subterranean Press / SFBC 1226398 $16.99 631
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Gnemo Checkmark
The Jack Vance Treasury 2007-01-00 Jack Vance Subterranean Press 1-59606-077-8 $125.00 631
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Gnemo  
The Jack Vance Treasury 2007-01-00 Jack Vance Subterranean Press 1-59606-077-8 $300.00 633
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Gnemo Checkmark
The Dragon Masters and Other Stories 2011-09-29 Jack Vance Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-10992-6 £2.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Last Castle 2012-06-14 Jack Vance Spatterlight Press 978-1-61947-014-9 $4.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
chap Todd Tennant  
Le dernier château et autres crimes 2013-03-00 Jack Vance Le Bélial' 978-2-84344-117-2 €21.00 369
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.
coll Nicolas Fructus Checkmark
Big Planet / The Blue World / The Dragon Masters and Other Stories 2013-10-31 Jack Vance Gollancz (SF Gateway Omnibus) 978-0-575-10317-7 £18.99 xii+
442
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.
omni Chris Moore Checkmark
The Jack Vance Treasury 2013-12-05 Jack Vance Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-647-2 $4.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Gnemo  
Le dernier château et autres crimes 2016-03-10 Jack Vance Gallimard (Folio SF #542) 978-2-07-045591-1 €8.90 512
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.
coll  
The Dragon Masters and Other Stories 2016-04-24 Jack Vance Spatterlight Press (Signature Series #12) 978-1-61947-098-9 $13.99 256
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.
coll Marcel Laverdet  
De Drakenruiters en andere verhalen 2018-04-16 Jack Vance Spatterlight Press (Het Verzameld Werk van Jack Vance #12) 978-1-61947-242-6 $19.99 276
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.
coll  
The Last Castle date unknown Jack Vance Ace Books 47071 $0.95 107
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.
chap Rucker Checkmark
The Hugo Winners Volume One 1962-1967 date unknown ed. Isaac Asimov Sphere 0-7221-1249-1 £0.40 363
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.
anth Eddie Jones Checkmark
Stories from the Hugo Winners, Volume 2 date unknown ed. Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest Q2491 $1.50 320
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.
anth Checkmark
The Hugo Winners, Volumes One and Two date unknown Isaac Asimov Nelson Doubleday / SFBC 02000   849
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni F. & J. Silversmiths, Inc. Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories Number Two date unknown ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Pocket Books 75114 $0.75 244
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.
anth Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Stories from the Hugo Winners, Volume 2 date unknown ed. Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest 0-449-23791-5 $1.95 320
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.
anth Checkmark
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