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Night of Light
Genre Science Fiction
Type Novel
Series
Father John Carmody
Expansion of the story "The Night of Light" (1957).
See also the collection Father to the Stars.
Also published as an eBook (2013).
DEDICATION: --
COVER TEXT:
Every seven years, for one night, the peaceful planet Dante's Joy becomes both hell and heaven.
All who stay awake and take the Chance become what their inmost longings dictate: a beast howling with lust or depravity, or a godlike being flowering in truth and light. Thousands are transformed into monsters, and others find perfect happiness. Those who are afraid to take the Chance escape by lying drugged in the Sleep.
John Carmody, a conscienceless exile from Earth, arrogantly chooses to take the Chance.
It is too late to turn back. Shrieking in terror, he confronts the darkness...
(Berkley Books)
 
PUBLICATION HISTORY
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PORTUGAL | RUSSIA | SPAIN | UZBEKISTAN |

41 Publications
See also:
Ghost Editions
US

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FIRST PUBLICATION
New York, NY: Berkley Medallion Books
F1248
no ISBN
paperback (18×10,5cm)
06/1966
160
$ 0.50
not credited [= Paul Lehr]
-


Paul Lehr
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New York, NY: Berkley Medallion Books
Science Fiction, S2249
SBN 425-02249-8
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
10/1972 (2nd)
10/1972 (2nd) [Canadian printing]
160
$ 0.75
not credited [= Richard Powers]
The Canadian 'second printing' has exactly the same data, it only states 'Printed in Canada'.

Richard Powers
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New York, NY: Berkley Medallion Books
Science Fiction, S2249
SBN 425-02249-8
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
not dated [= -/1973] (3rd)
160
$ 0.75
not credited [= Richard Powers]
The cover of the third printing has a light yellow border.

Richard Powers
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New York, NY: Berkley Medallion Books
Science Fiction, S2249
SBN 425-02249-8
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
not dated [= -/1974] (4th)
not dated [= -/1975] (5th)
160
$ 0.75
not credited [= Richard Powers]
The covers of the fourth and fifth printing both have a dark brown border. The scan is of the fourth printing.

Richard Powers
Publisher
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New York, NY: Garland Publishing
The Garland Library of Science Fiction
ISBN 0-8240-1409-X
hardcover [no dustjacket] (18,5×13cm)
10/1975
160
$ 11.00
-
First hardcover. Black cloth boards with silver lettering on the spine. A photographic reprint - including the copyright page - of the 1966 Berkley Medallion edition.

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New York, NY: Berkley Medallion Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-425-03366-X
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
10/1977
154
$ 1.50
not credited [= Vincent Di Fate]
The second printing according to the book, it's actually the sixth.

Vincent Di Fate
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New York, NY: Berkley Medallion Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-425-03933-1
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
not dated [= 03/1978]
not dated [= -/1979]
154
$ 1.75
not credited [= Vincent Di Fate]
The sixth and seventh printings according to the books, they are actually the seventh and eighth printings.

Vincent Di Fate
Publisher
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New York, NY: Berkley Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-425-06291-0
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
11/1983
154
$ 2.50
not credited [= unknown]
According to the book this is the fifth printing of the October 1977 edition. It is actually the ninth Berkley printing.

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in The Other in the Mirror
Burton, MI: Subterranean Press
-
ISBN 978-1-59606-231-3
hardcover (23,5×16cm)
06/2009 (trade)
06/2009 (numbered, signed, in slipcase)
10/2009 (lettered, signed, in traycase)
496
$ 45.00 | $ 125.00 | $ 300.00
Bob Eggleton
'First Edition' stated on the copyright page. With an introduction, "In the Alien Corn: Philip José Farmer and the Other", by Christopher Paul Carey. Omnibus, together with Fire and the Night and Jesus on Mars.

Bob Eggleton
UK
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Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-14-003392-0
paperback (18×11cm)
10/1972
176
£ 0.30
David Pelham
-

David Pelham
Publisher
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Date
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Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin Books
SF
ISBN 0-14-003392-0
paperback (18×11cm)
02/1982 (2nd)
176
£ 1.25
Tony Roberts
-

Tony Roberts
FINLAND
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Finnish: Valon yö
Helsinki/Juva: Werner Söderström Osakeyhtiö
Fantasiaa Kauhua Scifiä (FAN)
ISBN 951-0-18369-5
trade paperback (20×13cm)
-/1992
236
-
Petri Salin
Jukka Murtosaari
-

Jukka Murtosaari
FRANCE
Title
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Series+no.
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Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
French: La nuit de la lumière
Paris: J'ai lu
Science-Fiction No. 885
ISBN 2-277-11885-0
paperback (16,5×11cm)
11/1978
217
-
France-Marie Watkins
Philip Caza
-

Philip Caza
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
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Date
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Price
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Notes
French: La nuit de la lumière
Paris: J'ai lu
Science-Fiction No. 885
ISBN 2-277-11885-0
paperback (16,5×11cm)
12/1990
217
-
France-Marie Watkins
Boris Vallejo
-

Boris Vallejo
Title
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French: La nuit de la lumière
Paris: J'ai lu
Science-Fiction No. 885
ISBN 2-290-00885-0
paperback (18×11cm)
09/1996
190
-
France-Marie Watkins
Boris Vallejo
-

Boris Vallejo
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French: La Nuit de la lumière
in 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; original translations revised by Minos Hubert.
Éric Scala
The collection includes all stories of the Father John Carmody series, see Father to the Stars.

Éric Scala

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French: La Nuit de la lumière
in 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; original translations revised by Minos Hubert.
Jackie Paternoster
The collection includes all stories of the Father John Carmody series, see Father to the Stars.

Jackie Paternoster
Title
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Publisher
Series+no.
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Date
Pages
Price
Translation

Cover art
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French: La Nuit de la lumière
in 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; original translations revised by Minos Hubert.
'Studio LGF'
The collection includes all stories of the Father John Carmody series, see Father to the Stars.

-
GREECE
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Greek: Η Νύχτα του Φωτός
Athens: Locus-7
# 191
no ISBN
trade paperback (20,5×14,5cm)
-/2007
280
€ 21,50
Giorgos Balanos
not credited [= Wojtek Siudmak]
With a foreword by Giorgos Balanos

Wojtek Siudmak
ITALY
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
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Date
Pages
Price
Translation
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Notes
Italian: Notte di luce
Piacenza: La Tribuna
Galassia No. 125
no ISBN
paperback (18,5×11cm)
09/1970
168
L 350
Riccardo Valla
Ferruccio Alessandri
With an introduction by Riccardo Valla.

Ferruccio Alessandri
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
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Notes
Italian: Notte di luce
in Notte di luce | Una questione di razza
Piacenza: La Tribuna
Bigalassia No. 24
no ISBN
paperback (18,5×12,5cm)
02/1975
168 + 166
L 1.200
Riccardo Valla
not credited [= unknown]
Two novels by Farmer in one book, the other one is Dare. With an introduction by Riccardo Valla.

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Italian: Notte di luce
in 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]
Dark blue cloth boards with white lettering on the spine. The collection includes all stories of the Father John Carmody series, see Father to the Stars. With an introduction by Riccardo Valla.

Cesare Reggiani
Title
Collection
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Italian: Notte di luce
in 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
-
Riccardo Valla
not credited [= Cesare Reggiani]
Dark blue cloth boards with white lettering on the spine. The collection includes all stories of the Father John Carmody series, see Father to the Stars. With an introduction by Riccardo Valla.

Cesare Reggiani
Title
Collection
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Italian: Notte di luce
in 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 all stories of the Father John Carmody series, see Father to the Stars. With an introduction by Riccardo Valla.

Peter A. Jones
Title
Collection
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
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Price
Translation
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Notes
Italian: Notte di luce
in Notte di luce
Milan: Mondadori
Urania Collezione 052
ISSN 1721642-7
paperback (18×12,5cm)
05/2007
482
€ 4,90
Riccardo Valla
Franco Brambilla
The collection includes all stories of the Father John Carmody series, see Father to the Stars. With an article, "Fantascienza e religione", by Riccardo Valla and a fourteen page long Italian PJF bibliography, compiled by Ernesto Vegetti.

Franco Brambilla
LITHUANIA
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Lithuanian: Šviesos Naktis
in Deira
Kaunas: Eridanas
Pasaulinės fantastikos aukso fondas (PFAF) 85
ISBN 9986-486-59-9
trade paperback (20×13cm)
-/1997
220
not priced
Nomeda Berkuvienė
Keith Parkinson
Omnibus, together with Dare. Night of Light is not mentioned on the copyright page, there is no table of contents, but the omnibus starts with this novel. 

Keith Parkinson
NETHERLANDS
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Dutch: De nacht van het licht
Amsterdam: Westprint / Born
Science Fiction 3
no ISBN
paperback (18×11,5cm)
-/1968
188
ƒ 2,95
Jack Kroner
Alex Jagtenberg
-

Alex Jagtenberg
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Dutch: De nacht van het licht
Amsterdam: Born
Science Fiction 3
no ISBN
paperback (18×11,5cm)
-/1969 (2nd)
188
ƒ 2,95
Jack Kroner
Alex Jagtenberg
-

Alex Jagtenberg
PORTUGAL
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
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Portuguese: Noite de Luz
Lisbon: Galeria Panorama
Antecipação 19
no ISBN
paperback (18×11cm)
not dated [= -/1969]
161
-
Eduardo Saló
not credited [= unknown]
-

-
RUSSIA
Title
Omnibus
Edited by
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Russian: Убить бога
in Клуб любителей фантастики, T. 1
A. Sazonov
Moscow: Fiction (Художественная литература)
Клуб любителей фантастики 1
ISBN 5-280-02474-3
hardcover (20,5×14cm)
-/1991
334
not priced
J. Nikolaev
N. Zubkov
Omnibus, together with two novels by Andre Norton, Catseye (Всадник с Вордена) and Secret of the Lost Race (Сокровище таинственной расы).

N. Zubkov
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Russian: Ночь света
in Летающие киты Исмаэля
Moscow: Centerpoligraf
Osiris 19
ISBN 5-7001-0004-5
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20×14,5cm)
-/1992
587
not priced
not credited
A.B. Derzhavin
Pictorial boards. Omnibus, together with the novels The Wind Whales of Ishmael and Flesh and the collection The Alley God, plus an extra story "Open To Me, My Sister".

A.B. Derzhavin
Title
Omnibus
Publishers

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Notes
Russian: Ночь света
in Ф.Фармер (4): Мир дней - 2
Moscow & St.Petersburg: Troll
St.Petersburg: Yuventa
Mech i posokh
ISBN 5-87365-019-5
hardcover (22×14,5cm)
-/1995
624
not priced
T. Naumenko
S.P. Bondarenko
Omnibus, together with Dayworld Breakup, The Green Odyssey and The Gate of Time. Joined publication of two publishers (Troll and Yuventa), together with publisher Nauka.

S.P. Bondarenko
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Russian: Ночь света
in Миры Филипа Фармера 19
Riga & Moscow: Polaris
-
ISBN 5-88132-322-X
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20,5×13,5cm)
07/1997
398
not priced
A. Galkina
V. Kovalev
Pictorial boards. Omnibus, together with Father to the Stars and Inside Outside.

V. Kovalev
SPAIN
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Spanish: Noche de luz
Barcelona: Acervo
Ciencia Ficción 35
ISBN 84-7002-274-1
hardcover (19×13,5cm)
-/1979
249
not priced [= Ps 1341]
Sebastián Castro
Cesare Reggiani
Blue paper covered boards, with silver lettering on the spine and the front board.

Cesare Reggiani
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Spanish: Noche de luz
Barcelona: Acervo
Ciencia Ficción 35
ISBN 84-7002-274-1
trade paperback (18,5×13,5cm)
-/1979
249
not priced
Sebastián Castro
Cesare Reggiani
Paperback with a dustjacket.

Cesare Reggiani
UZBEKISTAN
Title
Omnibus
Edited by
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Russian: Ночь света
in Бизнес Бога
G. Zavalischev
Tashkent: Pravda Vostoka
Единорог 5
ISBN 5-85583-034-9
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20,5×13cm)
02/1994
575
not priced
uncredited
W. Ryzhenkov
Pictorial boards.

W. Ryzhenkov
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