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Phantom DAW numbers

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Edited: Feb 17, 2013, 7:37pm Top

The "DAW number" / "DAW Collectors Number" is one of the things that makes DAW books interesting to the collector.

After ten years of searching, I've finally come across conclusive proof that DAW #1191 Gene Roddenberry's Xander in the Lost Universe was never printed. (It even has an ISBN - but doesn't actually exist. Left to its own devices, the LT touchstone on the right I think is calling up one of the Xander in the Lost Universe comic books....)

There are a couple of other numbers that were skipped, and a couple that are inhabited by two different titles. There's at least one DAW that got a different number for its paperback reprint; and, now that I think of it, there were a couple yellowback titles that got a second DAW number when they were reissued/reprinted.

Does anybody have a complete list of DAW Number errata?

Edited: Feb 18, 2013, 12:30am Top

The Internet Speculative Fiction Database has a page that explains much of this:


There is NO DAW #1172; instead, there are two books numbered "1171": Alternate Realities and Special Effects (Family, Book I) (touchstone goes to various incorrect titles...).

DAW numbers 1168, 1556, and 1582 apparently do not exist at all.

Feb 18, 2013, 12:41am Top

Lackey's The Black Gryphon and The White Gryphon were BOTH numbered "937" in hardcover; the pb of The White Gryphon was re-numbered "980"

Edited: Feb 18, 2013, 12:47am Top

Williams' To Green Angel Tower was issued in hardcover as DAW #906;

the paperback version was split in two, with To Green Angel Tower Part I becoming #947, and To Green Angel Tower Part II published 3 months later as #948.

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