The Universe Maker
Novel 1953 53,000 words
  • This novel originally appeared in a shorter form under the title The Shadow Men, which appeared in the January 1950 issue of Startling Stories. This shorter version was never reprinted. The expanded version first appeared in 1953 under the title The Universe Maker.

Versions

1950

original magazine version

1953

expanded, title changed
Based On
The Shadow Men 1950
Included In
The Universe Maker and The Proxy Intelligence 1976
English
1953 October Ace Double
paperback D-31 138 pages $0.35

cover art by
Paul Orban

Spine

Flyleaf

First edition

First Ace printing.

Month from Master of Null-A.

First appearance of the expanded version of this novel.

Published with van Vogt's The World of Null-A.

Cover & other images: Walwyn Data: Walwyn
1967 Ace
paperback G-660 127 pages $0.50

cover art by
Jack Gaughan

Second Ace printing.

Year from Master of Null-A.

First solo publication.

Cover image: Walwyn Data: Walwyn
1974 March Ace
paperback 84581 127 pages $0.95

cover art by
Bart Forbes

Back Cover

Third Ace printing.

Cover & other images: Walwyn Data: Walwyn
1976 Ace
paperback 84582 127 pages $1.50

cover art by
Bart Forbes

Fourth Ace printing.

Date unknown. 1976 is my best guess.

Cover image: ISFDB Data: ISFDB
1979 December Pocket
paperback 0-671-83145-3 192 pages $1.95

cover art by
Jerome Podwil

First Pocket printing.

Cover image: ISFDB Data: ISFDB
1982 November Timescape / Pocket
paperback 0-671-44708-4 192 pages $2.50

cover art by
Jerome Podwil

Second Pocket printing.

Cover image: Walwyn Data: Walwyn
1992 April Carroll & Graf
paperback 0-88184-841-7 192 pages $3.95

cover artist: unknown

Autograph

Month from Master of Null-A.

Incidentally, this is the copy that was autographed by van Vogt when I met him in 1994.

Cover & other images: Walwyn Data: Walwyn