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Don't Wash the Carats
Genre Science fiction
Type Short story
Series Polytropical paramyths
Philip José Farmer in his introduction: «It came like a hot flash while reading a passage in Henry Miller's Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch. Damon Knight, who bought it for Orbit 3, wasn't sure what it meant, and neither did, or do, I.»
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Orbit 3: "The author says this story is a 'polytropic paramyth' - a sort of literary Rorschach test, in which different people may see different things. It was inspired by a line in Henry Miller's Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch, which Farmer quotes from memory as follows: "There are diamonds born during the night in violent storms." See what it means to you; then try it on your friends."
 
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FIRST PUBLICATION
in Orbit 3
Damon Knight
New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons (Putnam)
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no ISBN
hardcover (21,5×14,5cm)
06/1968
224
$ 4.95
not credited [= Paul Lehr]
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Paul Lehr
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in Orbit 3
Damon Knight
New York, NY: Berkley Medallion Books
S1608
no ISBN
paperback (18×10,5cm)
09/1968
224
$ 0.75
not credited [= Paul Lehr]
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Paul Lehr
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in The Book of Philip José Farmer
New York, NY: DAW Books
UQ1063 / No. 63
SBN 451-UQ1063-095
paperback (18×10,5cm)
07/1973 (1st)
07/1973 (1st) [Canadian printing]
239
$ 0.95
Jack Gaughan
With an introduction to the story by Farmer.

Jack Gaughan
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in Modern Science Fiction
Norman Spinrad
Garden City, NY: Anchor Books
A-978
ISBN 0-385-02263-8
paperback (18×10,5cm)
-/1974
xiv + 540
$ 3.50
James Cook
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James Cook
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in The Best From Orbit (Volumes 1-10)
Damon Knight
New York, NY: Berkley / Putnam
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ISBN 0-399-11472-6
hardcover (21,5×14,5cm)
06/1975
373
$ 7.95
Paul Lehr
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Paul Lehr
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in Modern Science Fiction
Norman Spinrad
Boston, MA: Gregg Press
The Gregg Press Science Fiction Series
ISBN 0-8389-2339-8
hardcover (21×14cm)
06/1976
x + xiv + 540
not priced [= $ 25.00]
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in The Best From Orbit (Volumes 1-10)
Damon Knight
New York, NY: Berkley Medallion Books
T3161
ISBN 0-425-03161-6
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
07/1976
not dated [= unknown] (2nd)
404
$ 1.95
Paul Lehr
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Paul Lehr
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in The Book of Philip José Farmer
New York, NY: Berkley Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-425-05298-2
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
02/1982 (1st)
04/1982 (2nd)
248
$ 2.50
James Warhola
With an introduction to the story by Farmer.

James Warhola
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in The Classic Philip José Farmer 1964-1973
Martin H. Greenberg
New York, NY: Crown Publishers
Classics of Modern Science Fiction, Volume 5
ISBN 0-517-55545-X
hardcover (18,5×13cm)
11/1984
xv + 207
$ 8.95
Michael Booth
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Michael Booth
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in The Classic Philip José Farmer 1964-1973
Martin H. Greenberg
New York, NY: Crown Publishers
# 1840 / Classics of Modern Science Fiction
no ISBN
hardcover (21,5×14,5cm)
12/1984
xv + 207
$ 5.98
Michael Booth
Book Club Edition.

Michael Booth
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"Don't Wash the Carats: A Polytropical Paramyth"
in The Best of Philip José Farmer
Dorman T. Skindler
Burton, MI: Subterranean Press
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ISBN 1-59606-036-0
hardcover (23,5×16cm)
02/2006 (trade)
03/2006 (numbered, signed, in slipcase)
04/2006 (lettered, signed, in traycase}
572
$ 38.00 | $ 175.00 | $ 300.00
Michael Komark
Published in three different editions.

Michael Komark
UK
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in Orbit 3
Damon Knight
London: Rapp & Whiting
Science Fiction
no ISBN
hardcover (21×14cm)
-/1969
224
25s
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in Orbit 3
Damon Knight
London: Granada / Panther Books
Panther Science Fiction
no ISBN
paperback (17,5×11cm)
-/1971
189
£ 0.30
Paul Brierley
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Paul Brierley
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in The Book of Philip José Farmer
West Yorkshire: The Elmfield Press
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ISBN 0-7057-0067-4
hardcover (21,5×13,5cm
07/1976
239
£ 4.95
Josh Kirby
With an introduction to the story by Farmer.

Josh Kirby
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in The Book of Philip José Farmer
London: Granada Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-586-05656-4
paperback (18×11cm)
07/1983
318
£ 1.95
Richard Clifton-Dey
With an introduction to the story by Farmer.

Richard Clifton-Dey
AUSTRALIA
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in The Classic Philip José Farmer 1964-1973
Martin H. Greenberg
Richmond, Victoria: Greenhouse
Classics of Modern Science Fiction, Volume 5
ISBN 0-86436-022-3
hardcover (18,5×13cm)
-/1986
xvii + 207
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Michael Booth
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Michael Booth
ARGENTINA
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Spanish: "No hay que enjuagar los quilates"
in Cuentos De Ciencia Ficción Contemporáneos
Elvio E. Gandolfo
Buenos Aires: Centro Editor de América Latina
Biblioteca Básica Universal, No. 165
no ISBN
paperback (..×..cm)
-/1981
284
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Elvio E. Gandolfo
Rómulo Macció
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Rómulo Macció
BULGARIA
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Bulgarian: "Не отмивайте каратите"
in Тера фантастика
makria Nenov [= Yuri Ilkov]
Sofia: Yuri Ilkov (Terra Fantastica)
1/2001
magazine (21×14,5cm)
-/2001
112
2,60 Lev
Gregory Pophristov
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Czech: "Nemyjte karáty"
in Jiné světy (Léto '92)
Vit Haškovec, Ondřej Müller & Pavel Zodiak
Prague: Winston Smith
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ISBN 80-900912-9-6
trade paperback (21×15cm)
Summer 1992
240
Kčs 39,-
Petr Janouch
Martin Zhouf
With an afterword by the editors, about the story and about Phil's best known works.

Martin Zhouf
FRANCE
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French: "Lavez pas les carats!"
in Histoires de médecins
Jacques Goimard, Demètre Ioakimidis & Gérard Klein
Paris: Le Livre de Poche
Le grande anthologie de la science-fiction, No. 3781
ISBN 2-253-03151-8
paperback (16,5×11cm)
12/1983
448
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Ronald Blunden
Manchu
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Manchu
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German: "Diamanten spült man nicht"
in Jenseits von Raum und Zeit
München: Heyne
Science Fiction & Fantasy, Band 4387
ISBN 3-453-00978-9
paperback (18×11,5cm)
-/1987
617
DM 14,80
Ronald M. Hahn
John Harris
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John Harris
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Greek: "Μην Πλένετε τα Καράτια"
in Απαγορευμένος Πλανήτης
Dimitris Arvanitis
Athens: Ars Longa
No. 2
magazine (..×..cm)
Summer 1987
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350 dr
Dimitris Arvanitis
Enki Bilal
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Enki Bilal
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Japanese: "ダイヤモンドは洗うべからず" ("Daiyamondo wa
araubekarazu")
in S-Fマガジン (S-F Magazine)
Kurahashi desk
Tokyo: Hayakawa Publishing
No. 213 (Vol. 17 No. 8)
magazine (21×15cm)
08/1976
232
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Asakura Hisashi
Hatano Teruo
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Hatano Teruo
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Japanese: "ダイヤモンドは洗うべからず" ("Daiyamondo wa
araubekarazu")
in ザ・ベスト・フロム・オービット (上) (Za besuto furomu
ōbitto (ue)
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Damon Knight
Tokyo: NW-SF
NW-SF Series 5
ISBN 4-900-24404-X
trade paperback (19,5×12,5cm)
08/1984
294
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Asakura Hisashi
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Russian: "Не отмывайте караты"
in Миры Филипа Фармера 15
Riga & Moscow: Polaris
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ISBN 5-88132-275-4
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20,5×13,5cm)
03/1997
400
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I. Ziveva
V. Kovalev
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V. Kovalev
SPAIN
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Spanish: "No laves los quilates"
in Nueva dimensión
Domingo Santos
Barcelona: Nueva dimensión S.A.
No. 128
no ISBN
trade paperback (20×13,5cm)
11/1980
192
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César Terrón
movie still
With a short introduction by the editor.

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