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The Henry Miller Dawn Patrol
Genre Mainstream / Erotic
Type Short story
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Winner of the Annual Playboy Editorial Award (1978).
A preliminary form of this story that didn't work out, is published in Farmerphile Issue No. 13 (July 2008). Published are an outline and some thoughts. See here.
DESCRIPTION:
A very funny story about an old fighter pilot –Henry Miller– in a nursery home, who uses at night his 'biplane' to land on some of the ladies, still sleeping or faking to be asleep. Something the head night nurse –the Bloody Baroness– doesn't like at all. The old Fokker has to be catched...
Philip José Farmer in his foreword: «This story is not science-fiction, though in its preliminary form it was. But the story didn't work out, so I put it aside and let it ripen –some might say fester– in my unconscious. Eventually, the good old hindbrain, or whatever it is that holds the unconscious, came up with an entirely new concept. And this said that the story should take place in modern times. This also said that the story wouldn't be science-fiction.
In my thinking, however, it could be classed as fantasy. Or perhaps a better label would be the psychology of fantasy.
Whatever the classification of this work, I had a lot of fun writing it. From the mail which the Playboy editors received, the readers also enjoyed it very much. Some of these were from patients, attendants, and doctors in what are euphemistically called 'nursing homes'.»
 
PUBLICATION HISTORY
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28 Publications
 
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FIRST PUBLICATION
in Playboy
Hugh M. Hefner
Chicago, Il: Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
Vol. 24, No. 12
magazine (27,5×21cm)
December 1977
374
$ 2.25
Arny Freytag
Story illustrated by Warren Linn.


Arny Freytag
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in Riverworld and other Stories
New York, NY: Berkley Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-425-04208-1
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
11/1979 (1st)
not dated [= -/1980] (2nd)
264
$ 2.25
not credited [= Don Ivan Punchatz]
With a foreword to the story by Farmer.

Don Ivan Punchatz
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in Riverworld and other Stories
Boston, MA: Gregg Press
The Gregg Press Science Fiction Series
ISBN 0-8398-2618-4
hardcover [no dustjacket] (21×14cm)
01/1981
xiv + 264
$ 15.95
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With a foreword to the story by Farmer.

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in Riverworld and other Stories
New York, NY: Berkley Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-425-04208-1
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
02/1981 (3rd)
04/1981 (4th)
09/1981 (5th)
unknown (6th)
264
$ 2.25
not credited [= Don Ivan Punchatz]
With a foreword to the story by Farmer.

Don Ivan Punchatz
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in The Best From Playboy
Hugh M. Hefner
Chicago, Il: Playboy Press
Number Nine
magazine (27,5×20,5cm)
-/1982
144
$ 3.95
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Story illustrated by Warren Linn.

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in Riverworld and other Stories
New York, NY: Berkley Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-425-06487-5
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
04/1983 (7th)
10/1983 (8th)
01/1984 (9th)
264
$ 2.75
not credited [= Don Ivan Punchatz]
With a foreword to the story by Farmer.

Don Ivan Punchatz
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in Riverworld and other Stories
New York, NY: Ace Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-441-72886-3
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
11/1987
264
$ 3.50
not credited [= Don Ivan Punchatz]
With a foreword to the story by Farmer.

Don Ivan Punchatz
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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
Book published in three different editions. With an illustration by Keith Howell.

Michael Komark
UK
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in Riverworld and other Stories
St Albans, Herts: Granada / Panther Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-586-05379-4
paperback (18×11cm)
02/1981 (1st)
303
£ 1.50
Bruce Pennington
With a foreword to the story by Farmer.

Bruce Pennington
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in Riverworld and other Stories
London: Grafton Books
Panther Science Fiction
ISBN 0-586-05379-4
paperback (18×11cm)
12/1986 (2nd)
303
£ 2.50
Bruce Pennington
With a foreword to the story by Farmer.

Bruce Pennington
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in Riverworld and other Stories
London: Grafton Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-586-05379-4
paperback (18×11cm)
-/1988 (3rd)
303
£ 2.95
Bruce Pennington
With a foreword to the story by Farmer.

Bruce Pennington
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in Riverworld and other Stories
London: Grafton Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-586-05379-4
paperback (18×11cm)
not dated [= -/1989] (4th)
303
£ 3.50
Bruce Pennington
With a foreword to the story by Farmer.

Bruce Pennington
FRANCE
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French: "Patrouille de l'aube"
in Proxima
Alain Garguir
Lille: Andromède
No. 6
magazine (21×15cm)
05/1985 (2nd trimester 1985)
168
FF 33
Hervé Gadras
Patrick Marcel
With an introduction by Hervé Gadras, and an illustration by François Boucq. This issue also includes part 2 of an essay about Farmer, by Ludovic Nowak.

Patrick Marcel
GERMANY
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German: "Der letzte Flug des alten Adlers"
in Playboy
Florian Boitin
Hamburg: Bauer Verlagsgruppe
Nr. 12
magazine (27×21cm)
December 1977
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DM 4,00
Dieter Herbert
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German: "Der letzte Flug des alten Adlers"
in Playboy Story 8
not credited
München: Moewig
Playboy, Band 6411
ISBN 3-8118-6411-4
paperback (18×12,5cm)
-/1980
160
DM 5,80
Dieter Herbert
Ellsworth
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Ellsworth
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German: "Der letzte Flug des alten Adlers"
in 10 Jahre Playboy
Franz Spelman
Rastatt: Moewig
Playboy, Band 6625
ISBN 3-8118-6625-7
paperback (18×12,5cm)
-/1982
303
DM 7,80
not credited [= Dieter Herbert]
Otto R. Weisser
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Otto R. Weisser
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German: "Henry Miller auf Patrouillenflug"
in Schockvisionen
Werner Fuchs
München: Knaur
Science Fiction, Band 5779
ISBN 3-426-05779-4
paperback (18×11,5cm)
07/1984
254
DM 6,80
Rainer Schmidt
Peter Goodfellow
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Peter Goodfellow
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Greek: "Η Πρωινη Περιπολος του Χενρι Μιλερ"
in Ανθολογία Επιστημονικής Φαντασίας: Ερωτικές Ιστορίες, Τόμος 4
Makis Panorios
Athens: 
Komitis
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no ISBN
trade paperback (..×..cm)
-/1990
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Panagiotis Skagiannis
Boris Vallejo
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Boris Vallejo
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Spanish: "La patrulla del amanecer de Henry Miller"
in El Mundo del Rio y otras historias
Barcelona: Ultramar
Bolsillo B-75, Ciencia Ficcion-12
ISBN 84-7386-353-4
paperback (17,5×11,5cm)
10/1984 (1st)
03/1989 (2nd)
329
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Victor Conill
Garcés/Castells
With a foreword to the story by Farmer.

Garcés/Castells
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