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The Green Odyssey
Genre Science Fiction
Type Novel
Series
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Philip José Farmer's first book publication.
Farmer planned to write a sequel, The Greeniad.
Also published as an eBook (in 2003, 2005 and in 2012) and as an Audio Book (2006).
DEDICATION: "To Nan Gerding."
COVER TEXT:
Alan Green is not exactly a hero. In fact, he likes peace and quiet just as well as the next man. Not that he is really afraid of that crazy, hot-blooded hound dog Alzo, or even of the hound's equally hot-blooded owner, the beautiful Duchess Zuni. After all, on this backward, violent planet a man can manage nicely, providing he is alert twenty-four hours a day. The trouble with Alan is that he's tired - and homesick. So when he hears of two other downed spacemen from Earth, he hitches a ride with a greedy merchant-captain on a windroller destined to carry him to their spaceship. What he isn't prepared for are the vagaries of the windroller, pirates, the "traveling islands" that devour everything in their path, and the flora and fauna peculiar to this planet. In order to make it to the spaceship alive, it seems that Alan Green may have to be a hero after all.
(Book of the Month Club)
 
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47 Publications
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US

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FIRST PUBLICATION
New York, NY: Ballantine Books
H-210
no ISBN
hardcover (21×14,5cm)
06/1957
152
$ 2.75
not credited [= unknown]
First hardcover. Both Ballantine editions were published simultaneously. Grey cloth boards, with green lettering on the spine. No statement of edition on the copyright page. Most of the small print-run of the hardcover went to (military) libraries.
The cover art is not by Richard Powers!


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FIRST PUBLICATION
New York, NY: Ballantine Books
# 210
no ISBN
paperback (18×11cm)
06/1957
152
$ 0.35
Richard Powers
Both Ballantine editions were published simultaneously.


Richard Powers
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New York, NY: Ballantine Books
U2345
no ISBN
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
10/1966 (2nd)
152
$ 0.50
Richard Powers
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Richard Powers
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Boston, MA: Gregg Press
The Gregg Press Science Fiction Series
ISBN 0-8398-2414-9
hardcover [no dustjacket] (21×14cm)
06/1978
xv + 152
$ 9.00
-
Red cloth boards, with gilt lettering on the spine. A photographic reprint - including the copyright page - of the 1957 Ballantine paperback edition.
Russell Letson wrote an introduction for this edition.

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New York, NY: Berkley Books
-
ISBN 0-425-06159-0
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
09/1983
215
$ 2.50
Carl Lundgren

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Carl Lundgren
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New York, NY: Book-of-the-Month Club
-
no ISBN
hardcover (20,5×14cm)
07/1990
152
not priced [= $ 14.95]
Robert C. Raines
Green paper boards, pink cloth spine with green gilt lettering on the spine. With date code 'HB 6 V' on page 152.

Robert C. Raines
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Shreveport, LA: Ramble House
-
no ISBN
paperback (14,5×10,5cm)
-/2003
275
$ 20.00
Gavin L. O'Keefe
Small and extremely limited paperback edition, from a small publisher. It has a brown paper cover with a black-white illustration and a color dustjacket. With doodles by Knees Calhoon. You can call this book a kind of a 'testcase' for the later definitive edition of 2004, see the next entry.

Gavin L. O'Keefe
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Shreveport, LA: Ramble House
-
no ISBN
paperback (14,5×10,5cm)
05/2004
vii + 281
$ 20.00
Gavin L. O'Keefe
Small limited paperback edition, from a small publisher. The paper cover has the same color illustration as the dustjacket. With an introduction by Roger Crombie and illustrated by Gavin L. O'Keefe.

Gavin L. O'Keefe
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Whitefish, MT: Kessinger Publishing
-
ISBN 1-4191-6497-X
large trade paperback (23,5×19cm)
not dated [= 06/2004]
153
not priced [= $ 21.95]
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No copyright information in the book, and neither a date of publication. It looks like a text book.

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West Valley City, UT: Waking Lion Press
-
ISBN 1-60096-383-8
trade paperback (23×15,5cm)
08/2006
180
not priced [= $ 10.95]
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-
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West Valley City, UT: Waking Lion Press
-
ISBN 1-60096-492-3
trade paperback (22,5×15,5cm)
08/2006
234
not priced [= $ 12.95]
-
Large Print Edition. 

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West Valley City, UT: Waking Lion Press
Classic Books Library
ISBN 978-1-60096-768-9
trade paperback (23×15cm)
03/2007
180
not priced [= $ 10.95]
-
A Print-on-Demand publication.

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[Rockville, MD:] Brownstone Books (Wildside)
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ISBN 978-1-4344-8495-6
hardcover [no dustjacket] (22,5×15cm)
not dated [= 09/2007]
152
not priced [= $ 24.95]
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A complete photographic reprint, including the title page and the copyright page, of the 1966 Ballantine paperback (second printing). A Print-on-Demand publication.

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[Rockville, MD:] Brownstone Books (Wildside)
-
ISBN 978-1-4344-8494-9
trade paperback (21,5×14cm)
not dated [= 09/2007]
152
not priced [= $ 13.95]
-
A complete photographic reprint, including the title page and the copyright page, of the 1966 Ballantine paperback (second printing). A Print-on-Demand publication.

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West Valley City, UT: Waking Lion Press
Boomer Books
ISBN 978-1-4341-0072-6
trade paperback (23×15,5cm)
not dated [= 07/2008]
192
not priced [= $ 12.95]
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Newly designed and typeset for easy reading.

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[Rockville, MD:] Wildside Press
-
ISBN 978-1-4344-8495-6
hardcover [no dustjacket] (22,5×15cm)
not dated [= 01/2011]
152
not priced [= $ 24.95]
Antonis Papantoniou
Pictorial boards. A complete photographic reprint, including the title page and the copyright page, of the 1966 Ballantine paperback (second printing). A Print-on-Demand publication.

Antonis Papantoniou
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[Rockville, MD:] Wildside Press
-
ISBN 978-1-4344-8494-9
trade paperback (21,5×14cm)
not dated [= 01/2011]
152
not priced [= $ 9.99]
Antonis Papantoniou
A complete photographic reprint, including the title page and the copyright page, of the 1966 Ballantine paperback (second printing). A Print-on-Demand publication.

Antonis Papantoniou
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Notes
Floyd, VA: Positronic Publishing
-
ISBN 978-1-5154-0346-3
trade paperback (23×15,5cm)
not dated [= 01/2016]
133
not priced [= $ 7.99]
Catmando
A Print-on-Demand publication.

Catmando
UK
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London: Sphere Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-7221-3440-1
paperback (18×11cm)
07/1976
-/1976 (2nd)
157
£ 0.60
not credited [= Angus McKie]
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Angus McKie
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London: Sphere Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-7221-3440-1
paperback (18×11cm)
-/1983 (3rd)
157
£ 1.75
not credited [= Angus McKie]
-

Angus McKie
FRANCE
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French: L'odyssée verth
Paris: Presses Pocket
Science-Fiction No. 5125
ISBN 2-266-01093-X
paperback (17,5×11cm)
04/1982
03/1984
191
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J.-P. Pugi
Wojtek Siudmak
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Wojtek Siudmak
Title
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French: L'odyssée verte
Paris: Presses Pocket
Science-Fiction No. 5125
ISBN 2-266-02764-6
paperback (17,5×11cm)
12/1988
191
-
J.-P. Pugi
Wojtek Siudmak
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Wojtek Siudmak
Title
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French: L'odyssée verte
Paris: Presses Pocket
Science-Fiction No. 5125
ISBN 2-266-02764-6
paperback (17,5×11cm)
02/1990
04/1992
191
-
J.-P. Pugi
Wojtek Siudmak
-

Wojtek Siudmak
GERMANY
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German: Die Irrfahrten des Mr. Green
München: Moewig Verlag
Terra Sonderband Nr. 57
no ISBN
magazine (19,5×14cm)
-/1962
93
DM 1,00
Lothar Heinecke
not credited [= Karl Stephan]
Abriged version.

Karl Stephan
Title
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German: Die Irrfahrten des Mr. Green
München: Heyne
Science Fiction, Band 3127
no ISBN
paperback (18×11,5cm)
09/1968
-/1969 (2nd)
158
not priced [DM 2,40]
Wulf H. Bergner
not credited [= Ed Emshwiller]
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Ed Emshwiller
Title
Omnibus
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Price
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Notes
German: Die Irrfahrten des Mr. Green
in Welten der Zukunft (Band 4)
München: Heyne
Science Fiction & Fantasy, Band 1004
ISBN 3-453-31150-7
paperback (19×12,5cm)
01/1985
413
DM 10,00
Wulf H. Bergner
Karel Thole
Subtitle: Chroniken aus Raum und Zeit Band 4. Omnibus, together with novels by Chad Oliver and John Brunner.

Karel Thole
Title
Omnibus
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German: Die Irrfahrten des Mr. Green
in Unterwegs in die Welt von morgen
Stuttgart: Das Beste
Nr. 117
ISBN 3-87070-353-9
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20×13,5cm)
-/1990
383
not priced [= DM 26,90]
Wulf H. Bergner
Kee Hwa Jeum
Pictorial boards. Omnibus, together with a novel, The Thing, by Alan Dean Foster. Silver lettering on the cover and the spine. PJF's novel is illustrated by Hans-Günter Hauptmann.

Kee Hwa Jeum
Title
Omnibus
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Notes
German: Die Irrfahrten des Mr. Green
in Die Irrfahrten des Mr. Green
München: Heyne
Science Fiction, Band 4854
ISBN 3-453-05375-3
paperback (18×11,5cm)
-/1991 (1st)
-/1992 (2nd)
767
DM 16,80
Wulf H. Bergner
Boris Vallejo
Omnibus, together with The Stone God Awakens and Lord Tyger.

Boris Vallejo
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
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Price
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Notes
German: Die Irrfahrten des Mr. Green
in Die Irrfahrten des Mr. Green
München: Heyne
Science Fiction, Band 4854
ISBN 3-453-05375-3
paperback (18×11,5cm)
-/1993 (3rd)
-/1994 (4th)
767
DM 16,90
Wulf H. Bergner
Boris Vallejo
Omnibus, together with The Stone God Awakens and Lord Tyger.

Boris Vallejo
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Dates
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
German: Die Irrfahrten des Mr. Green
in Die Irrfahrten des Mr. Green
München: Heyne
Science Fiction, Band 4854
ISBN 3-453-05375-3
paperback (18×11,5cm)
-/1996 (5th)
767
DM 18,90
Wulf H. Bergner
Boris Vallejo
Omnibus, together with The Stone God Awakens and Lord Tyger.

Boris Vallejo
ITALY
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Italian: Pianeta in via di sviluppo
Bologna: Libra
Slan (Il Meglio della Fantascienza) 2
no ISBN
hardcover (21×14,5cm)
05/1970
216
L 2.000
Gianni Aimach
-
This book was originally published without a dustjacket. Copies that were sold later got the, somewhat too small, dustjacket of the second edition, priced at L 4.000, with the cover illustration by Allison.

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Italian: Pianeta in via di sviluppo
Bologna: Libra
Slan (Il Meglio della Fantascienza) 2
no ISBN
hardcover (20,5×14cm)
03/1977 (2nd)
268
L 4.000
Gianni Aimach
Allison
With a sixteen pages long introduction by Ugo Malaguti. This edition gives the printing date of the first edition as 03/1970.

Allison
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Italian: La rotta verde
Milan: Mondadori
Classici Urania N. 234
no ISBN (ISSN 1120-4966)
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
09/1996
222
L 6.500
Barbara Piccioli
Marco Patrito
With an introduction by Riccardo Valla and a selected bibliography.

Marco Patrito
JAPAN
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Japanese: 緑の星のオデッセイ
(Midori no hoshi no odessei)
Tokyo: Hayakawa
SF 5
no ISBN
paperback (16×11cm)
08/1970
273
¥ 200
Toru Yano
Iwabuchi Keizo
With an essay by Ito Norio. With illustrations by Iwabuchi Keizo.

Iwabuchi Keizo
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Japanese: 緑の星のオデッセイ
(Midori no hoshi no odessei)
Tokyo: Hayakawa
SF 5
no ISBN
paperback (16×11cm)
07/1989 (2nd)
273
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Toru Yano
Shun Kijima
With an essay by Ito Norio. With illustrations by Iwabuchi Keizo.

Shun Kijima
NETHERLANDS
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Dutch: Zwerfeilanden in het groen
Laren: Luitingh
SF Tijgerpocket 130
no ISBN
paperback (18×11,5cm)
not dated [= -/1968]
not dated [= -/1970] (2nd)
181
ƒ 2,95
Carl Lans
not credited [= Jack Gaughan]
The lettering on the spines of the two Dutch printings differ: the first printing has the author's name in red and the title in blue, these colors are exchanged on the second printing which also has smaller letters.
No indication in the book about a second printing.

Jack Gaughan
PORTUGAL
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Cover art


Notes
Portuguese: A odisseia verde
Mem Martins: Publicações Europa-América
Ficção Científica 223
ISBN 972-1-04199-8
paperback (17,5×11,5cm)
-/1996
133
-
Luís Cadete
credited to "Studio P.E.A." [Actually: based on art by Peter Elson, the background, and Chris Moore, the spaceship.]
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Elson & Moore
RUSSIA
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
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Price
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Russian: Одиссея Грина
in Одиссея Грина
Nizhny Novgorod: Parallel
Мир фантастики
ISBN 5-86067-008-9
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20×13cm)
04/1994
542
-
A. Tachkov
Peter A. Jones (front and back cover)
Pictorial boards. Omnibus, together with Inside Outside and Flesh, and two stories: "Open to Me, My Sister" and "Riders of the Purple Wage". Illustrated by M. Raev.

Peter A. Jones
Title
Omnibus
Publishers

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Russian: Одиссея Грина
in Ф.Фармер (4): Мир дней - 2
Moscow & St. Petersburg: Troll
St. Petersburg: Yuventa
Меч и посох
ISBN 5-87365-019-5
hardcover (22×14,5cm)
-/1995
624
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A. Tachkov
S.P. Bondarenko
Omnibus, together with Dayworld Breakup, Night of Light and The Gate of Time. Joined publication of two publishers (Troll and Yuventa), together with publisher Nauka.

S.P. Bondarenko
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Omnibus
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Russian: Одиссея Грина
in Миры Филипа Фармера 18
Riga & Moscow: Polaris
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ISBN 5-88132-311-4
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20,5×13,5cm)
06/1997
384
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O. Stepashkin
Hajime Sorayama
Pictorial boards. Omnibus, together with The Long Warpath and The Wind Whales of Ishmael.

Hajime Sorayama
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