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Dark is the Sun
Genre Science Fiction
Type Novel
Series
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Also published as an Audio Book (2010) and as an eBook (2012).
DEDICATION: "In alphabetical order, to my granddaughters Andrea Josephsohn and Kimberley Ladd; my daughter, Kristen; my grandson Matthew Josephsohn; my son, Philip Laird; my granddaughter Stephanie Josephsohn; my grandson Torin Paul Farmer. And to any descendants of my wife, Bette Virginia Andre, and of myself fifteen billion years from now, when this story takes place."
COVER TEXT:
Fifteen billion years from now, Earth is a dying planet - its skies darkened by the ashes of burned-out galaxies, its molten core long cooled.
But young Deyv of the Turtle Tribe knew nothing of his world's history or its fate. He lived only to track down the wretched Yawtl, who had stolen his precious Soul Egg. Together with Vana, a girl from another tribe, and the plant-man Sloosh –both also victims of the same thief– they trailed the thief across a nightmare landscape of monster-haunted jungle and wetland.
The search for the Soul Eggs led the troupe into deeper and deeper peril - first to the lair of Feersh the Blind, the witch who had ordered the thefts; then to the Bright Abomination, the jeweled wasteland that harbored The Shemibob, the ageless being from another star who knew Earth's end was near... and held the key to the only way for any to escape that end.
(Del Rey)
 
PUBLICATION HISTORY
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18 Publications
 
US

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FIRST PUBLICATION
New York, NY: Ballantine Books / Del Rey
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ISBN 0-345-27684-1
hardcover (22×15cm)
09/1979
405
$ 9.95
Darrell K. Sweet
Hardcover with green paper boards and blue cloth spine. Silver lettering on the spine. 'First Edition' stated on the copyright page.


Darrell K. Sweet
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New York, NY: Ballantine Books / Del Rey
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-345-28950-1
paperback (18×10,5cm)
07/1980
405
$ 2.25
Darrell K. Sweet
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Darrell K. Sweet
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New York, NY: Ballantine Books / Del Rey
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-345-28950-1
paperback (18×10,5cm)
07/1980 [Canadian edition]
405
C$ 2.75
Darrell K. Sweet
The same data as with the first US edition, other than the price, and 'Printed in Canada' on the copyright page.

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New York, NY: Ballantine Books / Del Rey
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-345-29680-X
paperback (18×10,5cm)
11/1980 (2nd)
-/1982 (3rd)
405
$ 2.50
Darrell K. Sweet
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Darrell K. Sweet
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New York, NY: Ballantine Books / Del Rey
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-345-33201-6
paperback (18×10,5cm)
08/1985 (4th)
405
C$ 2.95
Darrell K. Sweet
'Printed in Canada' on the copyright page.

Darrell K. Sweet
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New York, NY: Ballantine Books / Del Rey
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-345-33956-8
paperback (18×10,5cm)
01/1987 (5th)
405
$ 3.95
Darrell K. Sweet
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Darrell K. Sweet
UK
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London: Granada
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ISBN 0-246-11378-2
hardcover (22,5×14cm)
01/1981
400
not priced [= £ 6.95]
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Orange-brown paper boards with dark-grey lettering on the spine.

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London: Granada / Panther
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-586-05177-5
paperback (18×11cm)
03/1982
400
£ 1.95
not credited [= unknown]
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London: Granada / Panther
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-586-05177-5
paperback (17,5×11cm)
-/1984 (2nd)
400
£ 1.95
Mike van Houten
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Mike van Houten
FRANCE
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French: Le soleil obscur
Paris: J'ai Lu
Science-Fiction, No. 1257
ISBN 2-277-21257-1
paperback (16,5×11cm)
11/1981
382
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Iawa Tate
Boris Vallejo
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Boris Vallejo
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French: Le soleil obscur
Paris: J'ai Lu
Science-Fiction, No. 1257
ISBN 2-277-21257-1
paperback (16,5×11cm)
12/1990
382
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Iawa Tate
Boris Vallejo
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Boris Vallejo
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French: Le soleil obscur
Paris: J'ai Lu
Science-Fiction, No. 1257
ISBN 2-277-21257-1
paperback (16,5×11cm)
12/1994
382
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Iawa Tate
Boris Vallejo
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Boris Vallejo
GERMANY
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German: Dunkel ist die Sonne
München: Moewig
Science Fiction, No. 3502
ISBN 3-8118-3502-5
paperback (18×12,5cm)
10/1980
414
DM 7,80
Sigrid Ehemann
Esteban Maroto
With an afterword by Hans Joachim Alpers.
Esteban Maroto
ITALIA
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Italian: Il sole nero
Milan: Nord
Cosmo. Collana di Fantascienza 124/125
no ISBN (later: ISBN 88-429-0129-6)
trade paperback [with dustjacket] (19,5×12,5cm)
07/1982
346
not priced [= L 7.000]
Roberta Rambelli
Darrell K. Sweet
With a foreword by Sandro Pergameno.
Darrell K. Sweet
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Italian: Il sole nero
Milan: Nord
Tascabili Fantascienza 4
no ISBN (later: ISBN 88-429-0681-6)
paperback (18,5×11,5cm)
07/1991
346
L 8.000
Roberta Rambelli
Darrell K. Sweet
With an illustration by Frank Frazetta.
Darrell K. Sweet
RUSSIA
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Russian: Темное солнце
Moscow: no publisher mentioned
Миры Поляриса (продолжатели)
no ISBN
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20,5×13,5cm)
-/2013
390
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V. Ivanov
not credited [= Darrell K. Sweet]
Pictorial boards. It looks as if this book is an illegal publication, with no publisher's name and no ISBN, and if it is part of the Миры Филипа Фармера (Worlds of Philip Farmer) omnibus series from Polaris. The series name suggests as such: Миры Поляриса (Worlds of Polaris).
Darrell K. Sweet
SLOVAKIA
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Slovak: Temné slnko
Bratislava: Epos
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ISBN 80-88977-14-2
hardcover [no dustjecket] (21×14,5cm)
-/2001
335
not priced [= Sk 239,00]
Beáta Zaťková and Stella Szantová
Peter Horváth
Pictorial boards.
Peter Horváth
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