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The Mad Goblin
Genre Science Fiction / Fantasy
Type Novel
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Lord Grandrith / Doc Caliban (#3)
Wold Newton Universe
Also published as an eBook (2013).
According to Farmer's note this is the work of 'James Caliban, M.D.'
In the UK also published with the title Keepers of the Secrets and together with Lord of the Trees as The Empire of the Nine.
DEDICATION: "For Jack Cordes, who sometimes lives in Peoria and sometimes in the old-pulp Valhalla." (Only in the first Ace edition.)
COVER TEXT:
They were known simply as the Nine — grim and ancient rulers who thirty thousand years ago had discovered the key to eternal life and ever since had secretly held the world in thrall.
Once, Doc Caliban had been their servant and had shared their secrets. Now, appalled by their tyranny, he had turned against them, daring to challenge their centuries-old supremacy. Together with two henchmen whose superhuman skills match his own, Caliban sets out on the trail of the deadliest of The Nine: the mad goblin Iwaldi, the very incarnation of Evil...
(Sphere Books)
 
PUBLICATION HISTORY
| US | UK | RUSSIA |

10 Publications
 
US

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FIRST PUBLICATION
in The Mad Goblin | Lord of the Trees
New York, NY: Ace Books
Ace Double, # 51375
SBN 441-51375-075
paperback (18×10,5cm)
09/1970
130 + 122
$ 0.75
Gray Morrow
Ace double, bound back to back, with Lord of the Trees. With an author's note.


Gray Morrow
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in Lord of the Trees and The Mad Goblin
New York, NY: Ace Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-441-49252-5
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
05/1980 (2nd)
not dated [= unknown] (3rd)
374
$ 2.50
not credited [= Enric]
Ace double novel, with Lord of the Trees. With an author's note. Second and third printing indicated in a row of numbers on the copyright page.

Enric
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Keepers of the Secrets
London: Sphere Books
Fantasy
ISBN 0-7221-3489-4
paperback (18×11cm)
12/1983 (1st)
-/1984 (2nd)
152
£ 1.50
not credited [= unknown]
With an author's note.

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Keepers of the Secrets
London: Severn House
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ISBN 0-7278-1140-1
hardcover (20,5×13cm)
08/1985
152
£ 7.95
Nigel Hills
First hardcover, with red paper boards and gilt lettering on the spine. With an author's note. Kampmann distributed this book in 1987 in the USA, with a new US$ price sticker. That is not a new edition also.

Nigel Hills
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Keepers of the Secrets
in The Empire of the Nine
London: Sphere Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-7474-0366-X
trade paperback (20×13cm)
12/1988
149 + 152
£ 3.99
not credited [= Mark Salwowski]
Combined edition with Lord of the Trees . With an author's note.

Mark Salwowski
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Keepers of the Secrets
in The Empire of the Nine
London: Sphere Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-7474-0366-X
trade paperback (20×13cm)
not dated [= -/1990] 2nd
149 + 152
£ 4.50
not credited [= Mark Salwowski]
Combined edition with Lord of the Trees . With an author's note. No indication in the book that this is a second printing, only the cover price differs.

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London: Titan Books
Science Fiction / A Wold Newton Novel
ISBN 978-1-78116-299-6
trade paperback (20,5×13cm)
06/2013
205
£ 7.99 (US $ 12.95)
'Shutterstock'
With an afterword, "A Feast Revealed", by Win Scott Eckert.

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RUSSIA
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Russian: Бесноватый гоблин
in Миры Филипа Фармера 23
Riga & Moscow: Polaris
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ISBN 5-88132-421-8
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20,5×13,5cm)
05/1998
384
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V. Vatik
unknown
Pictorial boards. Omnibus, together with Time's Last Gift.
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