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The Wind Whales of Ishmael
Genre Science Fiction
Type Novel
Series
Wold Newton Universe
Also published as an eBook (2013).
Philip José Farmer's science fiction 'sequel' to Moby Dick by Herman Melville.
Farmer planned to write sequels to this novel, see Announced books.
DEDICATION: --
COVER TEXT:
Ishmael, lone survivor of the doomed whaling ship Pequod, falls through a rift in time and space to a future Earth—an Earth of blood-sucking vegetation and a blood-red sun, of barren canyons where once the Pacific Ocean roared.
Here too there are whales to hunt—but whales that soar through a dark blue sky....
Hugo Award-winner Philip José Farmer has spun a fascinating tale of whaling ships and seamen of the sky in a bizarre future world where there are no seas to sail and no safe harbor to call home....
(Ace 1981)
PUBLICATION HISTORY
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18 Publications

US

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FIRST PUBLICATION
New York, NY: Ace Books
SF, # 89237
SBN 441-89237-075
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
-/1971
157
$ 0.75
Kelly Freas
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Kelly Freas
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Date
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Notes
New York, NY: Ace Books
SF, # 89238
SBN 441-89238-125
paperback (18×10,5cm)
not dated [= 04/1976]
157
$ 1.25
not credited [= Bart Forbes]
No indication in the book that this is the second printing.

Bart Forbes
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New York, NY: Ace Books
SF, # 89239
ISBN 0-441-89239-6
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
not dated [= -/1977]
157
$ 1.50
not credited [= Bart Forbes]
No indication in the book that this is the third printing.

Bart Forbes
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New York, NY: Ace Books
SF, # 89240
ISBN 0-441-89240-X
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
not dated [= 12/1979]
157
$ 1.95
not credited [= Bart Forbes]
No indication in the book that this is the fourth printing.

Bart Forbes
Publisher
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New York, NY: Ace Books
SF, # 89240
ISBN 0-441-89240-X
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
not dated [= 05/1981]
157
$ 1.95
not credited [= Paul Alexander]
Fourth printing —in a row of numbers— according to the book, it's actually the fifth. The fourth and fifth printing share the same ISBN and price, but the fifth has a new cover illustration.

Paul Alexander
UK
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London: Quartet Books
Science Fantasy
ISBN 0-704-31035-X
paperback (18×11,5cm)
08/1973
130
£ 0.35
Bob Habberfield
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Bob Habberfield
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London: Quartet Books
Science Fantasy
ISBN 0-704-31035-X
paperback (17,5×11cm)
not dated [= 04/1974]
130
£ 0.40
not credited [= unknown]
The first edition of 1973 according to the book, it is actually the second printing.

-
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London: Titan Books
Science Fiction / A Grand Master Novel
ISBN 978-1-78116-297-2
trade paperback (20,5×13cm)
03/2013
185
£ 7.99 (US $ 9.95)
not credited [= Crop]
With a Foreword by Michael Croteau and an Afterword by Danny Adams.

Crop
GERMANY
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German: Ismaels fliegende Wale
München: Moewig
Science Fiction, Band 3508
ISBN 3-8118-3508-4
paperback (18×12,5cm)
-/1980
158
DM 5,80
Ronald M. Hahn
Norma/Pujolar
Illustrated by Klaus D. Schiemann. With an afterword by Hans Joachim Alpers.

Norma/Pujolar
ITALY
Title
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Italian: Pianeta d'aria
Rome: Fanucci
Futuro, Biblioteca di Fantascienza, 37
no ISBN
trade paperback (21×14cm)
03/1978
188
L 3.000
Alfredo Pollini
Bruce Pennington
With a list of the mayor Farmer publications in Italy, an introduction by Gianfranco de Turris & Sebastiano Fusco, plus an appendix, the 25 pages long article "Gli universi letterari di Farmer" by Teo Mora.

Bruce Pennington
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Italian: Pianeta d'aria
Rome: Fanucci
Biblioteca di Fantascienza 4
ISBN 88-347-0252-2
trade paperback (20,5×13,5cm)
06/1988
188
L 12.000
Alfredo Pollini
Colin Hay [credited to Bruce Pennington however]
With an introduction by Gianfranco de Turris & Sebastiano Fusco, plus an appendix, the 25 pages long article "Gli universi letterari di Farmer" by Teo Mora.

Colin Hay
Title
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Italian: Pianeta d'aria
Rome: Fanucci
Biblioteca di Fantascienza 4
ISBN 88-347-0252-2
trade paperback (20,5×13,5cm)
07/1988
188
L 15.000
Alfredo Pollini
Colin Hay [credited to Bruce Pennington however]
With an introduction by Gianfranco de Turris & Sebastiano Fusco, plus an appendix, the 25 pages long article "Gli universi letterari di Farmer" by Teo Mora.

Colin Hay
NETHERLANDS
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Dutch: De wereld van de walvis
Amsterdam: Born
Science Fiction 45
ISBN 90-283-0315-4
paperback (17,5×11cm)
-/1972
192
ƒ 3,95
Peter Diderich
Alex Jagtenberg
-

Alex Jagtenberg
RUSSIA
Title
Omnibus
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Price
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Russian: Летающие киты Исмаэля
in Летающие киты Исмаэля
Moscow: Centerpoligraf
Osiris 19
ISBN 5-7001-0004-5
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20×14,5cm)
-/1992
587
-
not credited
A.B. Derzhavin
Pictorial boards. Omnibus, together with the novels Flesh and Night of Light and the collection The Alley God, plus an extra story "Open To Me, My Sister".

A.B. Derzhavin
Title
Omnibus
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Russian: Небесные киты Измаила
in Миры Филипа Фармера 18
Riga & Moscow: Polaris
-
ISBN 5-88132-311-4
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20,5×13,5cm)
06/1997
384
-
L. Shabad
Hajime Sorayama [credited to V. Kovalev]
Pictorial boards. Omnibus, together with The Green Odyssey and The Long Warpath.

Hajime Sorayama
Title
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Russian: Летающие киты Измаила
in Антология мировой фантастики. Том 2: Машина времени
Moscow: Avanta+
-
ISBN 5-94623-039-5
hardcover [no dustjacket] (21,5×14,5cm)
-/2003
608
-
Oleg Kolesnikov
?
Pictorial boards. Omnibus, together with novels and stories by Wells, Campbell, Asimov and others.

-
SPAIN
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Date
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Price
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Spanish: Las ballenas volantes de Ismael
Madrid: Miraguano
Futurópolis 16
ISBN 84-7813-047-0
trade paperback (19,5×13cm)
-/1989
158
Ps 890
Francisco Arellano
Rafael Estrada
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Rafael Estrada
UKRAINE
Title
Omnibus
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Russian: Летающие киты Исмаэля
in Врата времени
Kiev: Zovnishtorgvidav Ukraina
Vega
ISBN 5-85-025-080-0
hardcover (20,5×13cm)
09/1992
319
not priced
S. Ben-Yohanaan
D. Martyntsa & M. Kasanidi
Omnibus with The Gate of Time and Inside Outside.

D. Martyntsa
& M. Kasanidi
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