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Title: The Weapon Makers Title Record # 878
Author: A. E. van Vogt
Date: 1947-00-00
Type: NOVEL
Series: Weapon Shops of Isher
Series Number: 2
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: Clute and Nicholls give 1946 first publication and 1952 revision. Bibliography in "The Best of A. E. van Vogt" (UK, 1974) also states 1946 first Hadley publication.
User Rating: 9.00 (2 votes) Including variants and translations: 9.00 (3 votes) Your vote: Not cast VOTE
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations Serializations Translated Serializations
Year Title
1955 One Against Eternity
Year Language Title
1960Translated by Lothar Heinecke. DON'T MERGE with same-titled later translation.
German Die Waffenschmiede von Isher
1965Translated by Jean Cathelin
French Les fabricants d'armes
1967Translated by Wulf H. Bergner
German Die Waffenschmiede von Isher
1971Translated by Ugo Malaguti
Italian I fabbricanti d'armi
1973Translated by M. K. Stuyter S.J.
Dutch De wapensmeden
1978Translated by Riccardo Valla
Italian I fabbricanti d'armi
1978Translated by Mieke Meuldrager-Ezelin. Exactly the same translation as the 1st printing, there credited to M.K. Stuyter S.J. Both could be pseudonyms.
Dutch De wapensmeden
1980Translated by Wulf H. Bergner
German Die Waffenschmiede von Isher [as by Alfred Elton van Vogt]
1989Translated by Rainer Eisfeld, unabridged and completely revised.
German Die Waffenschmiede
1992Translated by Andrei Bantaș
Romanian
Făuritorii de arme?Fauritorii de arme
2006 Italian Hedrock l'immortale
Year Title
1943 The Weapon Makers (Part 1 of 3)
1943 The Weapon Makers (Part 2 of 3)
1943 The Weapon Makers (Part 3 of 3)
Year Language Title
1953Translated by Rosetta Colli
Italian Hedrock l'immortale (Complete Novel)

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
3 2019 Retro Hugo Best Novel

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Astounding Science-Fiction, February 1943 1943-02-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.  
$0.25?$: US dollar
132
bedsheet?8.5" by 11.25" magazines, e.g. early issues of Amazing; or the 1942-43 issues of Astounding.
mag William Timmins Checkmark
Astounding Science-Fiction, March 1943 1943-03-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.  
$0.25?$: US dollar
132
bedsheet?8.5" by 11.25" magazines, e.g. early issues of Amazing; or the 1942-43 issues of Astounding.
mag William Timmins Checkmark
Astounding Science-Fiction, April 1943 1943-04-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.  
$0.25?$: US dollar
132
bedsheet?8.5" by 11.25" magazines, e.g. early issues of Amazing; or the 1942-43 issues of Astounding.
mag William Timmins Checkmark
The Weapon Makers 1947-00-00 A. E. van Vogt Hadley Publishing Company  
$3.00?$: US dollar
224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Allan Halladay Checkmark
The Weapon Makers 1952-00-00 A. E. van Vogt Greenberg (A Corwin Book)  
$2.75?$: US dollar
220
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Nettie Weber Checkmark
I Romanzi di Urania #17 1953-06-10 ed. Giorgio Monicelli Mondadori 17
Lit 150?Lit: Italian lira
160
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 Curt Caesar Checkmark
The Weapon Makers 1954-01-00 A. E. van Vogt Weidenfeld & Nicolson  
9/6?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).
224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Pagram Checkmark
One Against Eternity / The Other Side of Here 1955-00-00 Murray Leinster, A. E. van Vogt Ace Books (Ace Double #D-94) D-94
$0.35?$: US dollar
186+
134
dos?Dos-a-dos or tete-beche formatted paperback books, such as Ace Doubles and Capra Press back-to-back books.
omni Ed Valigursky , Stanley Meltzoff Checkmark
Die Waffenschmiede von Isher 1960-12-23 A. E. van Vogt Moewig (Terra Sonderband #36) TSB36
DM 1.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
94
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".
novel Johnny Bruck Checkmark
The Weapon Makers 1961-00-00 A. E. van Vogt Digit Books R454
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).
156
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 Ed Valigursky Checkmark
Les armureries d'Isher / Les fabricants d'armes 1965-10-30 A. E. van Vogt OPTA (Club du Livre d'Anticipation #2)     xxvi+
379
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
The Weapon Makers 1966-00-00 A. E. van Vogt Ace Books M-153
$0.45?$: US dollar
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.
novel Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Urania #424 1966-02-20 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Mondadori 424
Lit 200?Lit: Italian lira
184
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
Die Waffenschmiede von Isher 1967-09-00 A. E. van Vogt Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3102) 3102
DM 2.40?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
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.
novel Richard Powers Checkmark
The Weapon Makers 1970-02-00 A. E. van Vogt New English Library 2536
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).
141
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 Bruce Pennington Checkmark
The Weapon Makers 1970-06-00 A. E. van Vogt New English Library 2536
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).
141
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 Bruce Pennington Checkmark
The Weapon Makers 1970-11-00 A. E. van Vogt Tempo Books / Grosset & Dunlap 5359
$0.75?$: US dollar
214
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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
Le armi di Isher 1971-09-00 A. E. van Vogt Libra Editrice (I Classici della Fantascienza #5) 5
Lit 6,000?Lit: Italian lira
606
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Allison  
Les fabricants d'armes 1972-00-00 A. E. van Vogt J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #440)     307
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 Tibor Csernus Checkmark
Les fabricants d'armes 1972-00-00 A. E. van Vogt J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #440)     307
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 Tibor Csernus  
De wapensmeden 1973-02-00 A. E. van Vogt Meulenhoff (M=SF #57) 90-290-0335-9   196
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 Frans Erkelens Checkmark
The Weapon Makers 1973-04-00 A. E. van Vogt New English Library 0-450-01527-0
£0.30?£: UK pound
141
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 Bruce Pennington Checkmark
The Weapon Makers 1974-04-00 A. E. van Vogt New English Library 0-450-01527-0
£0.30?£: UK pound
141
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 Bruce Pennington Checkmark
The Weapon Makers 1975-00-00 A. E. van Vogt First Edition Library     224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Allan Halladay Checkmark
Les fabricants d'armes 1977-06-10 A. E. van Vogt J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #440)     307
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 Siudmak Checkmark
Le armi di Isher 1978-06-00 A. E. van Vogt Editrice Nord (Cosmo Serie Oro. Classici della Narrativa di Fantascienza #33)  
Lit 5,000?Lit: Italian lira
xiv+
454
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Vincent Di Fate  
De arsenalen van Isher + De wapensmeden 1978-09-00 A. E. van Vogt Meulenhoff (M=SF #56/57) 90-290-0828-8   384
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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
Die Waffenschmiede von Isher 1979-00-00 A. E. van Vogt Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3102) 3-453-30572-8
DM 4.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
205
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 Weapon Makers 1979-02-00 A. E. van Vogt Pocket Books 0-671-82267-5
$1.75?$: US dollar
190
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 Jerome Podwil Checkmark
The Weapon Makers 1979-02-00 A. E. van Vogt Pocket Books 0-671-82267-5
C$1.95?C$: Canadian dollar
190
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 Jerome Podwil  
The Weapon Makers 1979-08-00 A. E. van Vogt New English Library 0-450-04515-3
£0.80?£: UK pound
141
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 Paul Monteagle Checkmark
Die Waffenschmiede von Isher 1980-00-00 Alfred Elton van Vogt Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3102) 3-453-30572-8
DM 4.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
206
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 Franco Storchi Checkmark
Le armi di Isher 1980-05-00 A. E. van Vogt Euroclub (Grandi Scrittori di Fantascienza #1,3/4)     xiv+
452
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Cesare Reggiani  
De arsenalen van Isher + De wapensmeden 1981-09-00 A. E. van Vogt Meulenhoff (M=SF #56/57) 90-290-0828-8   384
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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
Les fabricants d'armes 1981-11-10 A. E. van Vogt J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #440) 2-277-11440-5   307
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 Siudmak Checkmark
Die Waffenschmiede von Isher 1982-00-00 A. E. van Vogt Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3102) 3-453-30572-8
DM 4.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
205
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  
Les fabricants d'armes 1984-11-15 A. E. van Vogt J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #440) 2-277-11440-5   307
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 Siudmak Checkmark
Les fabricants d'armes 1987-12-07 A. E. van Vogt J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #440) 2-277-11440-5   307
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 Siudmak Checkmark
The Weapon Shops of Isher and The Weapon Makers 1988-04-00 A. E. van Vogt New English Library 0-450-42270-4
£2.50?£: UK pound
265
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 Checkmark
Ischer 1989-01-00 A. E. van Vogt Heyne (Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur #73) 3-453-03121-0
DM 16.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
508+
[8]
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
Les portes de l'éternité 1990-02-00 A. E. van Vogt
Presses de la Cité?Presses de la Cite
(Presses de la Cité - Omnibus)
2-258-03032-3
F135.00?F: French frank
lvi+
857
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 Alain Lambert Checkmark
Les fabricants d'armes 1991-03-22 A. E. van Vogt J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #440) 2-277-11440-5   307
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 Siudmak  
Făuritorii de arme?Fauritorii de arme
1992-00-00 A. E. van Vogt Editura Nemira (Nautilus #003) 973-95576-6-X
Lei 199?Lei: Romanian leu
190
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  
Les fabricants d'armes 1993-11-05 A. E. van Vogt J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #440) 2-277-11440-5   307
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 Siudmak  
Die Waffenschmiede von Isher / Die tote Stadt 1995-00-00 A. E. van Vogt, William Voltz Das Beste (Unterwegs in die Welt von Morgen #145) 3-87070-557-4
DM 33.90?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
351
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
The Empire of Isher 2000-06-00 A. E. van Vogt Orb / SFBC 0-7394-1124-1 / 03318
$11.98?$: US dollar
352
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
The Empire of Isher 2000-07-00 A. E. van Vogt Orb 0-312-87500-2
$14.95?$: US dollar
352
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 Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
Les marchands d'armes 2003-02-03 A. E. van Vogt J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #6791) 2-290-32568-6   523
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 E. Gorinstein  
Hedrock l'immortale 2006-11-00 A. E. van Vogt Mondadori (Urania Collezione #46) 46
€4.90?€: Euro
298
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 Franco Brambilla  
The Weapon Makers 2013-12-10 A. E. van Vogt Agency Editions 978-1-940392-03-5
$3.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
The Weapon Makers 2021-08-20 A. E. van Vogt Fiction House Press 978-1-64720-408-2
$17.95?$: US dollar
226
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 Nettie Weber  
The Weapon Makers unpublished A. E. van Vogt Buffalo Book Company  
$3.00?$: US dollar
 
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
novel  
The Weapon Makers date unknown A. E. van Vogt Tempo Books / Grosset & Dunlap 0-448-12126-3 / 12126
$1.25?$: US dollar
214
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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
The Weapon Shops of Isher and The Weapon Makers date unknown A. E. van Vogt New English Library 0-450-05122-6
£1.00?£: UK pound
141+
127
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 Paul Monteagle , Paul Monteagle , Tim White Checkmark
Tempo Science Fiction Library (Box Set) date unknown uncredited Tempo Books / Grosset & Dunlap #82015
$7.75?$: US dollar
184+
214+
248+
256+
208+
310
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 FMA Checkmark
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