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Title: The Watch-Towers Title Record # 57635
Author: J. G. Ballard
Date: 1962-06-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1962 The Watchtowers
Year Language Title
1965 Italian Essi ci guardano dalle torri
1973Translated by Wolfgang Eisermann
German Die Wachttürme
1974Translated by Monika Hahn
German Die Wachttürme
1975Translated by W. van Maaren
Dutch De wachttorens
1976Translated by Maria Emília Ferros Moura
Portuguese As torres de vigia
1978Translated by Hilia Brinis
Italian Essi ci guardano dalle torri [as by James G. Ballard]
1978Translated by Gisèle Carson & Pierre Versins.
French Les tours de guet [as by J.-G. Ballard]
1992 Portuguese As torres de vigia

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Science Fantasy, June 1962 1962-06-00 ed. John Carnell Nova Publications Ltd.  
2/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
116
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 Gerard Quinn  
The Four-Dimensional Nightmare 1963-05-00 J. G. Ballard Gollancz  
16/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
208
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Passport to Eternity 1963-09-00 J. G. Ballard Berkley Medallion F823
$0.50?$: US dollar
160
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
The Four-Dimensional Nightmare 1964-07-00 J. G. Ballard The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 87
6/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
208
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll John Griffiths  
The Four-Dimensional Nightmare 1965-00-00 J. G. Ballard Penguin Books 2345
3/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
223
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 Giorgio Gordoni Checkmark
Urania #371 1965-02-14 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Mondadori 371
Lit 200?Lit: Italian lira
144
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 Karel Thole Checkmark
Mind at Bay 1969-00-00 ed. Christopher Evans (I) Panther 0-586-02902-8
5/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
186
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 Holmes  
Chronopolis and Other Stories 1971-09-00 J. G. Ballard G. P. Putnam's Sons  
$6.95?$: US dollar
319
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Nicole De Jurenev Checkmark
Chronopolis and Other Stories 1971-11-00 J. G. Ballard G. P. Putnam's Sons / SFBC 1213
$1.49?$: US dollar
310
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Nicole De Jurenev Checkmark
Chronopolis 1972-08-00 J. G. Ballard Berkley Medallion 0-425-02212-9
$1.25?$: US dollar
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.
coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Chronopolis 1972-08-00 J. G. Ballard Berkley Medallion 0-425-02212-9
C$1.25?C$: Canadian dollar
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.
coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Der vier-dimensionale Alptraum 1973-00-00 J. G. Ballard Marion von Schröder 3-547-71158-4
DM 24.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
320
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Die Angst hat tausend Namen 1974-04-30 ed. Christopher Evans (I) Pabel (Vampir Taschenbuch #8) VTB08
DM 2.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
143
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 Frank Frazetta Checkmark
The Four-Dimensional Nightmare 1974-09-00 J. G. Ballard Gollancz 0-575-01859-3   197
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Chronopolis 1975-00-00 J. G. Ballard Meulenhoff (Meulenhoff Editie #420) 90-290-0571-8   176
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 Bouke Ylstra Checkmark
Passaporte para o eterno 1976-00-00 J. G. Ballard Livros do Brasil (Argonauta #230)     217
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 Manuel Dias  
Der vierdimensionale Alptraum 1976-10-00 J. G. Ballard Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3509) 3-453-30399-7
DM 4.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
222
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 C. A. M. Thole Checkmark
The Four-Dimensional Nightmare 1977-11-00 J. G. Ballard Penguin Books 0-14-002345-3
£0.55?£: UK pound
211
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 David Pelham Checkmark
Incubo a quattro dimensioni 1978-02-24 James G. Ballard Mondadori (Oscar #842) 15141-5
Lit 1,800?Lit: Italian lira
220
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 Karel Thole  
Cauchemar à quatre dimensions 1978-09-12 J.-G. Ballard
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#82)
    280
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
Stéphane Dumont?Stephane Dumont
 
Chronopolis 1979-05-00 J. G. Ballard Berkley Books 0-425-04191-3
$2.25?$: US dollar
371
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
Der vierdimensionale Alptraum 1984-07-00 J. G. Ballard Suhrkamp (Phantastische Bibliothek #127) 3-518-37514-8
DM 9.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
227
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 Tom Breuer Checkmark
The Voices of Time 1984-09-00 J. G. Ballard J. M. Dent (Everyman Fiction) 0-460-02266-0
£2.95?£: UK pound
197
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 Grizelda Holderness Checkmark
The Voices of Time 1985-02-00 J. G. Ballard Gollancz 0-575-03515-3
£8.95?£: UK pound
197
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Mark Foreman Checkmark
Cauchemar à quatre dimensions 1987-11-00 J.-G. Ballard
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#82)
2-207-30082-X   280
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
Stéphane Dumont?Stephane Dumont
Checkmark
As vozes do tempo 1992-00-00 J. G. Ballard Caminho (
Caminho ficção científica?Caminho ficcao cientifica
#143)
972-21-0729-1   214
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 Henrique Cayatte  
The Voices of Time 1992-09-00 J. G. Ballard Phoenix 1-85799-000-5
£4.99?£: UK pound
197
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 Salvador Dali  
The Voices of Time 1997-11-00 J. G. Ballard Indigo 0-575-40130-3
£5.99?£: UK pound
197
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 Gary Day-Ellison  
The Voices of Time 2001-03-00 J. G. Ballard Phoenix 0-575-40130-3
£6.99?£: UK pound
197
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 Paul Thomas Gooney  
The Complete Short Stories 2001-11-00 J. G. Ballard Flamingo 0-00-712405-8
£25.00?£: UK pound
ix+
1189
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Jerry Bauer Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories 2002-11-00 J. G. Ballard Flamingo 0-00-713812-1
£16.99?£: UK pound
ix+
1189
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  
Die Stimmen der Zeit 2007-04-02 J. G. Ballard Heyne (Meisterwerke der Science Fiction) 978-3-453-52229-9
€10.95?€: Euro
[1]+
987
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 Ellen Schuster Checkmark
The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard 2009-09-00 J. G. Ballard W. W. Norton & Company 978-0-393-07262-4
$35.00?$: US dollar
xv+
1199
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll David Levenson Checkmark
The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard 2012-06-01 J. G. Ballard W. W. Norton & Company 978-0-393-07687-5
$24.95?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
City of the Tiger: More Selected Stories from Science Fantasy 2015-04-28 ed. John Boston, Damien Broderick Ramble House 978-1-60543-828-3
$20.00?$: US dollar
322
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 Gavin L. O'Keefe  
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