Phantom DAW numbers

DAW Books

Join LibraryThing to post.

Phantom DAW numbers

This topic is currently marked as "dormant"—the last message is more than 90 days old. You can revive it by posting a reply.

1AsYouKnow_Bob
Edited: Feb 17, 2013, 7:37pm

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?

2AsYouKnow_Bob
Edited: Feb 18, 2013, 12:30am

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

http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pubseries.cgi?1544

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.

3AsYouKnow_Bob
Feb 18, 2013, 12:41am

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"

4AsYouKnow_Bob
Edited: Feb 18, 2013, 12:47am

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.