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Behind the Walls of Terra
Genre Science Fiction / Fantasy
Type Novel
Series
Series
World of Tiers (#4)
Wold Newton Universe
Also published as an eBook (2012).
DEDICATION: "This adventure of Kickaha is dedicated to Jack Cordes, who lives in the pocket universes of Peoria and Pekin."
COVER TEXT:
Behind the walls of Terra lay a secret no man could be allowed to learn. But Kickaha - the Earthborn adventurer of the tiered worlds - had to uncover that secret, or watch his home world destroyed. Kickaha was returning to Earth from the World of Tiers, the many-levelled universe of the god-like Lords, that he had entered many years ago as Paul Janus Finnegan. Now he had returned to a world he no longer knew, to find it ruled by Red Orc, a Lord jealous of his personal domain and hostile to intruders. Yet Kickaha had to stay alive in order to defeat the deadly enemy that threatened Earth and the other worlds of tiers - the 'Beller', the malignant creature that was the mind-essence of a rebel Lord.
(Sphere Books)
 
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56 Publications
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Ghost Editions
US

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FIRST PUBLICATION
New York, NY: Ace Books
SF, # 71135
SBN 441-71135-075
paperback (18×11cm)
08/1970
188
$ 0.75
Gray Morrow
With a frontispiece by Jack Gaughan.


Gray Morrow
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Cover art
Notes
New York, NY: Ace Books
SF
SBN 441-05360-125
paperback (18×11cm)
not dated [= 12/1974]
188
$ 1.25
Bart Forbes
No indication in the book that this is the second printing.

Bart Forbes
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Cover art
Notes
New York, NY: Ace Books
SF
SBN 441-05361-150
paperback (18×11cm)
not dated [= -/1976]
188
$ 1.50
Bart Forbes
No indication in the book that this is the third printing.

Bart Forbes
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Cover art
Notes
New York, NY: Ace Books
SF
ISBN 0-441-05357-2
paperback (17,5×11cm)
11/1977
220
$ 1.50
not credited [= Boris Vallejo]
No indication in the book that this is the fourth printing.

Boris Vallejo
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Cover art
Notes
New York, NY: Ace Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-441-05363-7
paperback (17,5×11cm)
not dated [= -/1978]
220
$ 1.95
not credited [= Boris Vallejo]
No indication in the book that this is the fifth printing.

Boris Vallejo
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Cover art
Notes
New York, NY: Ace Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-441-05374-2
paperback (17,5×11cm)
09/1981
220
$ 2.50
not credited [= Boris Vallejo]
No indication in the book that this is the sixth printing. This edition is also included in the Ace boxed set of The World of Tiers books in 1981.

Boris Vallejo
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Dates







Pages
Price
Cover art
Notes
in The World of Tiers - Volume Two
Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday / BCE
Book Club Edition, SFBC # 3698
no ISBN
hardcover (21,5×14,5cm)
not dated [= 11/1981; date code L44]
not dated [= 11/1981; date code L46]
not dated [= 03/1982; date code M10]
not dated [= 04/1982; date code M16]
not dated [= 07/1983; date code N28]
not dated [= 06/1985; date code P025] [# 03698]
not dated [= 08/1986; date code Q035] [# 03698]
not dated [unknown; no date code]
532
not priced [= $ 7.98 together with Volume 1]
Boris Vallejo
First hardcover, Book Club Edition. First printing has date code L44 on page 531. Omnibus with the novels #3 till #5 of the series

Boris Vallejo
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Cover art
Notes
Huntington Woods, MI: Phantasia Press
-
ISBN 0-932096-13-1
hardcover (22×14cm)
02/1982
222
$ 18.00
Alex Ebel
First separate hardcover. Revised text. Trade edition of seven hundred and fifty copies. Dark brown leatherette with gilt lettering on the spine and the letters 'PJF' blindstamped on the front board. With an Author's Foreword.

Alex Ebel
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Cover art
Notes
Huntington Woods, MI: Phantasia Press
-
ISBN 0-932096-13-1
hardcover (22×14cm)
02/1982
222
$ 30.00
Alex Ebel
Revised text. Deluxe edition of two hundred and fifty copies, signed and numbered by Farmer. Dark brown leatherette with gilt lettering on the spine and 'PJF' in gilt on the front board. In a slipcase, also with dark brown leatherette. With an Author's Foreword.

Alex Ebel
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Cover art
Notes
New York, NY: Berkley Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-425-07558-3
paperback (17,5×11cm)
12/1984
220
$ 2.75
Boris Vallejo
-

Boris Vallejo
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Cover art
Notes
in The World of Tiers - Volume Two
Garden City, NY: Guild America Books
Doubleday Book Club Edition, SFBC # 02226
ISBN 1-56865-072-8
hardcover (21,5×14,5cm)
not dated [= 12/1993]
532
not priced [= $ 9.98]
Boris Vallejo
Reprint of the 1981 Book Club Edition with a new number. Omnibus, with the novel # 3 till # 5 of the series.

Boris Vallejo
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Cover art
Notes
in The World of Tiers - Volume Two
New York, NY: Tor Books
-
ISBN 0-312-86376-4
hardcover (21,5×14,5cm)
12/1997
544
$ 29.95
Boris Vallejo
Omnbus with the last three novels in the series.

Boris Vallejo
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Cover art
Notes
in The World of Tiers - Volume Two
New York, NY: Tor Books
-
ISBN 0-312-86377-2
trade paperback (21×14cm)
12/1997
544
$ 19.95
Boris Vallejo
Omnibus with the last three novels in the series.

Boris Vallejo
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Cover art
Notes
in The World of Tiers
New York, NY: SFBC
# 35725
ISBN 0-7394-1664-2
hardcover (21,5×14,5cm)
02/2001
823
$ 14.98
Boris Vallejo
Science Fiction Book Club edition, with the first five novels of the series.

Boris Vallejo
UK
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Cover art
Notes
London: Sphere Books
-
ISBN 0-7221-3445-2
paperback (18×11cm)
04/1975
189
£ 0.50
not credited [= Peter Goodfellow]
-

Peter Goodfellow
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Cover art
Notes
London: Sphere Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-7221-3429-0
paperback (18×11cm)
07/1978 (2nd)
189
£ 0.85
not credited [= Melvyn Grant]
-

Melvyn Grant
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Cover art
Notes
London: Sphere Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-7221-3429-0
paperback (18×11cm)
08/1983 (3rd)
189
£ 1.75
not credited [= Melvyn Grant]
-

Melvyn Grant
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Cover art
Notes
in World of Tiers 2
London: Sphere Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-7221-3515-7
trade paperback (19,5×13cm)
11/1986 (1st)
325
£ 3.95
Mark Harrison
Omnibus with the novels four and five of the series.

Mark Harrison
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Cover art
Notes
in World of Tiers 2
London: Sphere Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-7221-3515-7
trade paperback (19,5×13cm)
-/1987 (2nd)
325
£ 3.99
Mark Harrison
Omnibus with the novels four and five of the series.

Mark Harrison
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Cover art
Notes
in World of Tiers 2
London: Sphere Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-7221-3515-7
trade paperback (19,5×13cm)
not dated [= 06/1988] (3rd)
325
£ 4.50
Mark Harrison
Omnibus with the novels four and five of the series.

Mark Harrison
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Cover art
Notes
in World of Tiers 2
London: Penguin Books / Sphere Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-7221-3515-7
trade paperback (19,5×13cm)
-1989 (4th)
325
£ 4.99
Mark Harrison
Omnibus with the novels four and five of the series.

Mark Harrison
BULGARIA
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Bulgarian: Зад стените на Тера
in Частен космос | Зад стените на Тера
Sofia: Bard
Fentezi Kau 3
no ISBN
trade paperback (20×13cm)
-/1994
400
-
Ivan Zlatarski
Petar Hristov
Omnibus, together with A Private Cosmos.

Petar Hristov
FRANCE
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
French: Les murs de la Terre
Paris: Opta
Galaxie Special 28 No.106 bis
no ISBN
paperback (18×11,5cm)
05/1973
253
FF 7
Marcel Battin
Michel Desimon
Includes a story by John T. Sladek.

Michel Desimon
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
French: Les murs de la Terre
Paris: Presses Pocket
Science-fiction No. 5165
ISBN 2-266-01292-4
paperback (17,5×11cm)
09/1983
223
-
Marcel Battin
Wojtek Siudmak
-

Wojtek Siudmak
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
French: Les murs de la Terre
Paris: Presses Pocket
Science-fiction No. 5165
ISBN 2-266-01292-4
paperback (17,5×11cm)
09/1987
223
-
Marcel Battin
Wojtek Siudmak
-

Wojtek Siudmak
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
French: Les murs de la Terre
Paris: Presses Pocket
Science-fiction No. 5165
ISBN 2-266-04187-8
paperback (17,5×11cm)
11/1990
223
-
Marcel Battin
Wojtek Siudmak
New ISBN 2-266-04187-8 on the back cover; inside the book is still ISBN 2-266-01292-4.

Wojtek Siudmak
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
French: Les murs de la Terre
Paris: Pocket
Science-fiction No. 5165
ISBN 2-266-04187-8
paperback (17,5×11cm)
06/1995
223
-
Marcel Battin
Wojtek Siudmak
ISBN 2-266-04187-8 on the back cover; on the copyright page it is still ISBN 2-266-01292-4 of the first printing.

Wojtek Siudmak
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
French: Les murs de la Terre
Paris: Pocket
Science-fiction No. 5165
ISBN 2-266-04187-8
paperback (17,5×11cm)
12/1997
223
-
Marcel Battin
Wojtek Siudmak
-
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
French: Les murs de la Terre
in La saga des hommes dieux - tome 1
Paris: La Découverte
Pulp Fictions
ISBN 2-7071-4269-7
trade paperback (20×13cm)
03/2004
781
€ 25,00
Marcel Battin
Jean-François Colonna
Omnibus with the first four novels in the World of Tiers series. The book is also included in the boxed set (11/2005).

Jean-François
Colonna
GERMANY
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
German: Hinter der irdischen Bühne
München: Knaur
Science Fiction Fantasy, Band 5728
ISBN 3-426-05728-X
paperback (18×11,5cm)
-/1980
176
DM 5,80
Walter Erev
Wojtek Siudmak
-

Wojtek Siudmak
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
German: Hinter der irdischen Bühne
in Die Welt der tausend Ebenen
München: Knaur
Science Fiction Fantasy, Band 5766
ISBN 3-426-05766-2
paperback (18×11,5cm)
06/1983
208 + 160 + 208 + 176 + 208 (total 960)
DM 10,00
Walter Erev
Three Lions
Omnibus with the first five novels of the World of Tiers series.

Three Lions
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
German: Hinter der irdischen Bühne
München: Knaur
Band 60514 (Die Welt der tausend Ebenen, Band 4)
ISBN 3-426-60514-7
paperback (18×11,5cm)
02/1996 (2nd)
256
DM 9,90
Walter Erev
"Image Bank"
-

-
Title
Set of books
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
German: Hinter der irdischen Bühne
as "Die Welt der tausend Ebenen"
Augsburg: Bechtermünz
Die Welt der tausend Ebenen, Band 4
ISBN 3-8289-0263-4
hardcover [no dustjacket] (19×12cm)
-/1999
256
-
Walter Erev
not credited [= Ron Walotsky]
Pictorial boards. Five separate hardcovers, with the same ISBN, with the first five novels of the World of Tiers series. The books were not sold separately.

Ron Walotsky
ITALY
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Italian: Le muraglie della Terra
in Fabbricanti di universi
Milan: Nord
Cosmo Oro (Classici della Fantascienza) (#15)
no ISBN (later: ISBN 88-429-0312-4)
hardcover (19,5×12,5cm)
11/1974
648
L 5.000
Gianpaolo Cossato and Sandro Sandrelli
Karel Thole
Omnibus with the first four novels of the World of Tiers series.

Karel Thole
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Italian: Le muraglie della Terra
in Fabbricanti di universi
Milan: Nord
Cosmo Oro (Classici della Fantascienza) #15
no ISBN (later: ISBN 88-429-0312-4)
trade paperback (19,5×12,5cm)
07/1982
648
-
Gianpaolo Cossato and Sandro Sandrelli
Eddie Jones
Omnibus with the first four novels of the World of Tiers series.

Eddie Jones
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Italian: Le muraglie della Terra
in Fabbricanti di universi
Milan: Nord
Cosmo Oro (Classici della Fantascienza) #15
ISBN 88-429-0312-4
trade paperback (19,5×12,5cm)
-/1995
648
L 26.000
Gianpaolo Cossato and Sandro Sandrelli
Eddie Jones
Omnibus with the first four novels of the World of Tiers series.

Eddie Jones
JAPAN
Title 
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Japanese: 地球の壁の裏に (Chikyu no Kabe no Ura ni)
Tokyo: Hayakawa
SF 163
no ISBN
paperback (16×11cm)
05/1975
303
¥ 330
Hisashi Asakura
Kuni Fukai
I
llustrated by Kuni Fukai.

Kuni Fukai
LITHUANIA
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Lithuanian: Anapus žemės vartų
in Lavalitinis pasaulis
Kaunas: Eridanas
Pasaulinės fantastikos Aukso fondas 424
ISBN 978-9986-97-212-9
trade paperback (20×13cm)
02/2008
325
Lt 18,33
Justina Laurinavičienė
Manchu
Omnibus, together with The Lavalite World.

Manchu
RUSSIA
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Russian: За стенами Терры
in Многоярусный мир (Toм 2)
St Petersburg: Vasilievsky Ostrov
Fantasy
ISBN 5-7012-0312-3
hardcover (21×14,5cm)
03/1992
330
not priced
uncredited
N. Zubkov
Omnibus, together with A Private Cosmos. Exact the same book (and the same data) as the 'Fantasy Book Club' edition, see next entry. It only has a different dustjacket.

N. Zubkov
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Russian: За стенами Терры
in Многоярусный мир (Toм 2)
St Petersburg: Vasilievsky Ostrov
Клуб любителей фантастики 5
ISBN 5-7012-0312-3
hardcover (21×14,5cm)
03/1992
330
not priced
uncredited
N. Zubkov
Omnibus, together with A Private Cosmos. Book 5 in the 'Fantasy Book Club' series. The series name, Клуб любителей фантастики, blind stamped on the front board.

N. Zubkov
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Russian: За стенами Земли
in Личный космос
Moscow: Lokid
Библиотека остросюжетного романа 2
ISBN 5-87952-006-4
hardcover [no dustjacket] (22×14,5cm)
-/1992
332
not priced
uncredited
Boris Vallejo
Pictorial boards. Omnibus, together with A Private Cosmos.

Boris Vallejo
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Russian: За стенами Земли
in Многоярусный мир
Moscow: Centerpoligraf
Osiris 15
ISBN 5-7001-0036-3
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20,5×14,5cm)
01/1993
638
not priced
uncredited
A. Derzhavin
Pictorial boards. Omnibus with the first four novels of the series. Illustrated by A. Derzhavin.

A. Derzhavin
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Russian: За стенами Терры
in Миры Филипа Фармера 2
Riga & Moscow: Polaris
-
ISBN 5-88132-137-5
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20,5×13,5cm)
01/1996
383
not priced
S. Trofimov
I. Leontiev
Pictorial boards. Omnibus, together with A Private Cosmos.

I. Leontiev
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Russian: За стенами Терры
in Многоярусный мир (T.1)
Moscow: Ast
Золотая библиотека фантастики
ISBN 5-17-014380-X
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20,5×13cm)
09/2002
701
-
V. Fedorov
M. Kalinkin & Michael Whelan
Pictorial boards. Omnibus with the first four novels of the World of Tiers series.

M. Kalinkin &
Michael Whelan
Title
Omnibus
Publishers

Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Russian: За стенами Терры
in Многоярусный мир: Создатель Вселенных
Moscow: Eksmo
St Petersburg: Domino
Шедевры фантастики
ISBN 5-699-09661-2
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20×13cm)
12/2005
816
-
S. Trofimov
Donato Giancola
Pictorial boards. Omnibus with the first four novels of the World of Tiers series.

Donato Giancola
Title
Omnibus
Publishers

Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Russian: За стенами Терры
in Многоярусный мир
Moscow: Eksmo
St Petersburg: Domino
Гиганты фантастики
ISBN 978-5-699-31890-2
hardcover [no dustjacket] (24×17cm)
11/2008
1024
585 руб
S. Trofimov
Stephan Martiniere
Pictorial boards. Omnibus with all seven novels of the World of Tiers series.

Stephan Martiniere
UKRAINE
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Russian: За стенами земли
in Личный космос
Kharkov: Osnova
-
ISBN 5-7768-0123-0
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20,5×13cm)
07/1992
368
not priced
E.E. Trirog
A.M. Hainzon
Pictorial boards. Omnibus, together with A Private Cosmos. With interior illustrations by A.M. Hainzon.

A.M. Hainzon
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Russian: За гранями Земли
in Пирамидальный мир 2 (Книги 3 и 4)
Feodosia: Gemma
Фантастика
ISBN 5-87274-002-6
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20×13cm)
01/1993
382
-
S. Timchenko
I.M. Omelchenko
Pictorial boards. Omnibus, together with A Private Cosmos, and "Spiders of the Purple Mage".

I.M. Omelchenko
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Russian: За стенами земли
in Многоярусный мир
Khmelnytsky: Podillya
-
ISBN 966-7158-10-1
hardcover (20×13cm)
-/1996
704
-
A. Baev
not credited [= unknown]
Omnibus, with the first four novels in the series.

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