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Father to the Stars
Genre Science Fiction
Type Collection
Series
Father John Carmody
5 stories: "The Night of Light", "A Few Miles", "Prometheus", "Father", "Attitudes".
The Italian editions and the French editions include besides "The Night of Light" - which makes part one of the novel - also part two of the novel, together also the complete novel Night of Light. The first Italian edition was published five years prior to the first US edition.
Nominated for the Locus Award (1982 - Best Single Author Collection: 14th).
DEDICATION: --
COVER TEXT:
John Carmody has no ethics, no morals and no conscience. Until he takes the Chance on Dante's Joy, living through seven nights of his wildest fantasies come true, he can't even imagine why anyone would want a conscience. But Dante's Joy is a truly strange place — and the phone calls from his murdered wife are only the beginning of his strange experiences.
Father John Carmody is a man who knows evil intimately, and is coming to know good with an equal intimacy. He is in a unique position to roam the galaxy, dispensing wisdom and advice along with Catholic doctrine and the saying of mass — a fully qualified father to the stars!
(Tor Books)
 
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12 Publications
 
US
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New York, NY: Pinnacle / Tor Books
Jim Baen Presents
ISBN 0-523-48504-2
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
07/1981 (1st)
319
$ 2.75
Janny Wurtz
The first US publication, the first worldwide edition was published five years before in Italy. With a foreword by Roger Zelazny. The name and title on the cover are in silver foil. Illustrated with six black and white interior drawings by an uncredited artist (= Rick DeMarco).

Janny Wurtz
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New York, NY: Pinnacle / Tor Books
Jim Baen Presents
ISBN 0-523-48562-X
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
05/1982 (2nd)
319
$ 2.75
Janny Wurtz
With a foreword by Roger Zelazny. Illustrated with six black and white interior drawings by an uncredited artist (= Rick DeMarco). The cover (front, spine and back) still gives the ISBN of the first printing, # 0-523-48504-2.

Janny Wurtz
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New York, NY: Tor Books
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ISBN 0-812-53771-8
paperback (17×10,5cm)
08/1988 (3rd)
319
$ 3.95
Janny Wurtz
Illustrated with six black and white interior drawings by an uncredited artist (= Rick DeMarco).

Janny Wurtz
FRANCE
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French: La Nuit de la lumière
Rennes: Terre de Brume
Poussière d'étoiles
ISBN 2-84362-285-9
trade paperback (24×14cm)
04/2006
407
€ 21,00
France-Marie Watkins, Arlette Rosenblum & Michel Deutsch (Translations revised by Minos Hubert).
Éric Scala
The collection includes  both parts of, also the complete novel Night of Light. As original title is given Night of Light.

Éric Scala
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French: La Nuit de la lumière
Paris: Le Livre de Poche
Science-Fiction, No. 31110
ISBN 978-2-253-12190-9
paperback (18×11cm)
09/2008
541
€ 6,95
France-Marie Watkins, Arlette Rosenblum & Michel Deutsch (Translations revised by Minos Hubert).
Jackie Paternoster
The collection includes both parts of, also the complete novel Night of Light. As original title is given Night of Light.

Jackie Paternoster
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French: La Nuit de la lumière
Paris: Le Livre de Poche
No. 31110
ISBN 978-2-253-12190-9
paperback (18×11cm)
02/2017 (2nd)
541
€ 8,30
France-Marie Watkins, Arlette Rosenblum & Michel Deutsch (Translations revised by Minos Hubert).
'Studio LGF'
The collection includes both parts of, also the complete novel Night of Light. As original title is given Night of Light.

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GERMANY
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German: Pater der Sterne
München: Knaur
Science Fiction, Band 5767
ISBN 3-426-05767-0
paperback (18×11,5cm)
10/1983
302
DM 5,80
Rainer Schmidt
Tom Kidd
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Tom Kidd
ITALY

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FIRST PUBLICATION
Italian: Notte di luce
Milan: Nord
Cosmo, Classici della Fantascienza (22)
no ISBN (later ISBN 88-429-0319-1)
hardcover (19,5×12,5cm)
05/1976
x + 323
L 3.500
Riccardo Valla
not credited [= Cesare Reggiani]
This edition was published five years before the first US edition. Dark blue cloth boards with white lettering on the spine. The collection includes the complete novel Night of Light. With an introduction by Riccardo Valla.


Cesare Reggiani
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Italian: Notte di luce
Milan: Nord
Cosmo, Classici della Fantascienza (22)
no ISBN (later ISBN 88-429-0319-1)
hardcover (19,5×12,5cm)
02/1982 (2nd)
x + 323
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Riccardo Valla
not credited [= Cesare Reggiani]
Dark blue cloth boards with white lettering on the spine. The collection includes the complete novel Night of Light. With an introduction by Riccardo Valla.

Cesare Reggiani
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Italian: Notte di luce
Milan: Nord
Cosmo, Classici della fantascienza, 22
ISBN 88-429-0319-1
trade paperback (19,5×12,5cm)
02/1995
x + 323
L 22.000
Riccardo Valla
Peter A. Jones
Paperback with a dustjacket. The collection includes the complete novel Night of Light. With an introduction by Riccardo Valla.

Peter A. Jones
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Italian: Notte di luce
Milan: Mondadori
Urania Collezione 052
no ISBN
paperback (18×12,5cm)
05/2007
482
€ 4,90
Riccardo Valla
Franco Brambilla
The collection includes the complete novel Night of Light. With an article, "Fantascienza e religione", by Riccardo Valla and a fourteen page long Italian PJF bibliography, compiled by Ernesto Vegetti.

Franco Brambilla
RUSSIA
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Russian: Отче звездный
in Миры Филипа Фармера 19
Riga & Moscow: Polaris
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ISBN 5-88132-322-X
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20,5×13,5cm)
07/1997
398
not priced
I. Polochk, A. Sverchkov, A. Galkina
V. Kovalev
Pictorial boards. Omnibus, together with Night of Light and Inside Outside. The first story of the collection, "The Night of Light", is included in the novel, the other four stories are: "Несколько миль", "Прометей", "Отец" and "Отношения".

V. Kovalev
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