GuardsGuards

The eighth novel in the Discworld Series

For Graham Higgins’s Guards! Guards!, A Discworld Big Comic, click here

UK hbk: Victor Gollancz, 14,200 copies on 9 November 1989 (0-575-04606-6) reprinted eight times, then reissued, 22 May 1997 (0-575-06485-4)
Book proof: c.100
Discworld Collector’s Library: The City Watch Collection (hbk, cover engraving by Joe McLaren): Gollancz, 28 February 2014 (978-1-473-20018-0)

Pbk: Corgi, 161,000 copies on 16 November 1990 (0-552-13462-7)
New issue, with black/gold photographic design cover, on sale at same time as Kirby edition, April 2005 (0-552-15293-5)
Reissued B-format with modified Kirby cover: Corgi, October 2012 (978-0-552-16666-9)

Book Club: BCA took copies of the Gollancz edition without change.
BCA’s Unseen Library: 4,000 copies in November 2003 (CN 119059)   

US trade edition: 1. Roc/NAL (cover illus. Darrell K.Sweet), ?50,000 copies in 1990 (0-451-45089-2)
2. HarperTorch, cover illus. Ben Perrini, August 2001 (0-06-102064-8)
Copies of the Harper paperback printing 9/08 were also bound up in a library binding and sold by Turtleback Books (978-0-613-57217-0)
Premium pbk: Harper Premium, 30 April 2013 (978-0-06-2225

US book club: Science Fiction Book Club Selection, August 1991 (cover art by Doug Andersen), 24/7/91 (ref. 18548, some also with 1-56865-193-7 on title verso)
The first printings – maybe all – have the NAL device on the spine of the binding, and with the special bookclub jacket design and reference number, but with Gollancz publishing information on title and verso, except for ‘PRINTED IN THE U.S.A.’ at foot of the copyright page, and on second and later printings the addition of an ISBN below the copyright line.

Brazilian: Guardas! Guardas!, trs. Ludimila Hashimoto, Conrad, 2005 (85-7616-080-3)

Bulgarian: Стражите! Стражите!, trs. Mirela Khristova, Vuzev/Ahont-V, 3,000 copies in May 1998 (954-422-049-6)

Chinese/complex (Taiwan): Solo Press, November 2012 (978-986-87727-9-3)

Chinese/mainland (simplified): Science Fiction World Magazine, July 2012 (978-7-5364-7408-6)

Czech: Stráže! Stráže!, trs. Jan Kantůrek, Talpress, 9,000 copies in November 1995, (80-85609-70-3)
Double volume, with Pyramids: with pencil illustrations by Paul Kidby, Talpress, 2010 (978-80-7197-403-1)

Dutch: Wacht! Wacht!, trs. Venugopalan Ittekot (pseud. of Ruurd Groot), Het Spectrum, 6,000   copies in 1993 (90-274-3337-2)
Reissue: Mynx, 2008 (978-90-225-5120-2)
   Schijfwereldomnibus nr.3 (omnibus edition with Pyramids and Faust Eric), Het Spectrum, ?5,000 copies in August 1999 (90-274-6757-9)

Estonian: Vahid! Vahid!, trs. Allan Eichenbaum, jacket illus. Hillar Mets, Varrak, February 2002 (9985-3-0527-2)

Finnish: Vartijat Hoi!, trs. Marja Sinkkonen, Karisto, 1999 (951-23-3978-1)
Pbk: Karisto, December 2001 (951-23-4176-X)

French: Au Guet!, trs. Patrick Couton, L’Atalante, February 1997 (2-84172-045-4)
Reissue, with new introduction by Terry Pratchett (dated September 2014), 24 April 2015 (978-2-84172-716-2)
Omnibus, with Men at Arms and Feet of Clay: Le Guet d’Ankh-Morpork, L’Atalante, 21 October 2010 (978-2-84172-522-9)

Pbk: Pocket, 15 November 1999 [according to Amazon.fr] or December 2000 (2-266-09970-1)
Pbk with Marc Simonetti cover: Pocket, May 2011 (978-2-266-21188-8)

German: Wachen! Wachen!, trs. Andreas Brandhorst, Heyne, SF/Fantasy series (06/4805) July 1991 (3-453-05029-0)
Reissued in Heyne’s general Allgemeine Reihe series (01/10956) June 1999 (3-453-15220-4)
Reissued in Heyne’a Allgemeine Reihe series, with new cover lettering September 2000 (1/12184, 3-453-17057-1)
Issued in a double volume with Mort, Heyne, October 2000 (3-453-16879-8; Tipp des Monats 23/165)

Published by Piper, February 2005 (3-492-28583-X) August 2005 (3-492-28507-4),
Reissue: Piper, July 2007 (978-3-492-28625-1), revised design on the 6th printing, December 2009
Piper originally announced in their 2005 catalogue that they would be publishing the title with their imprint in August, but the stock that Piper took over from Heyne sold out faster than they expected and they therefore had to issue it much earlier than planned. This, I am told, necessitated the allocation of a separate ISBN to the earlier issue, so that issue has a ‘later’ ISBN.

25th Discworld anniversary edition, April 2008 (978-3-492-28630-5)
Reissued with new cover design by Katarzyna Oleska, Piper, June 2015 (978-3-492-28068-6)
All nine Piper Discworld titles issued in a box.with spines combining to create a single image by Katarzyna Oleska, illustrator of all the covers, Piper, 8 June 2015 (978-3-492-28080-8)

Bookclub: derclub, 2003 (05681-2)

Double pbk volume, with Der Zauberhut (Sourcery), Piper, March 2013 (978-3-492-26904-9)
Double pbk volume with Das Erbe des Zauberers (Equal Rites), Piper, September 2014 (978-3-492-26963-6)

Greek: Φρουροί! Φρουροί!, trs. Michalēs Liokalos, Ekdoseis Dokos, 2010 (978-960-99206-0-5)

Hebrew: שומדים!, שומדים!, trs. Shlomit Handelsman, Kinneret, ?November 1998 (965-286-707-1)

Hungarian: 1. Örség! Örség!, trs. Dr Sohár Anikó, Cherubion Könyvkiadó, c. 4,000 copies in  25 November 2000 (963-9110-96-5)
2. Örség! Örség!, trs. Csaba Járdán, Delta Vision, 8 November 2014 (978-963-395-058-6) [not yet seen]

Italian: A me le guardie!, trs. Antonella Pieretti, Salani, cover illus. Paul Kidby, May 2002 (88-8451-181-X) ‘The first volume in a new trilogy of the City Watch’
TEA edition: January 2005 (88-502-0650-X)

Norwegian: I lovens navn!, trs. Torleif Sjøgren-Erichsen, Tiden Norsk, 2,000 copies in May 2002 (82-10-04624-1)

Polish: Straż! Straż!, trs. Piotr W.Cholewa, Fantastyka S-ka/Prószyński i S-ka, ?November 1999 (83-7180-599-3)
Hbk: 20 June 2005 (83-7469-079-8)

Romanian: Gărzi! Gărzi!, trs. Bogdan Mihăilescu, Rao International, June 2008 (978-973-103-675-5)

Russian: Стража! Стража! trs. S. Zhuzhunavy, Eksmo, 10,100 copies on 22 May 2001 (5-04-007415-8)
New edition hardcover: Eksmo, 2006 (5-699-17431-1)
Double volume with Men at Arms: Eksmo, 5,000 copies printed on 14 April 2003 (5-699-02859-5)
Three book volume with Men at Arms and Feet of Clay called Стража! Стража!, Eksmo, 28 January 2015 (978-5-699-62981-7)

Serbian/Yugoslav: Straża! Straża!, trs. Dejan Papi*, Laguna, 1,000 copies on ?15 September 2000 (86-7436-006-8)

Slovac: Stráže! Stráže!, trs. Vladislav Gális, Talpress, 2009 (978-80-7197-376-8)

Spanish: ¡Guardias! ¡Guardias!, trs. Cristina Macía, Martínez Roca, 1993 (84-270-1720-0)

Pbk: : ¡Guardias! ¿Guardias?, Plaza & Janés June 1999 (col. Jet 84-01-46161-8, vol.342/6, 84-01-47946-0) The replacement of ¡! by ¿? was not noticed until 2008 and then corrected.
reissued in Debolls!llo series, July 2001 (84-8450-785-8) repr. 5/02
1st printing in new format, 1/04 (84-9793-186-6) 8th printing 10/11 (978-84-9793-186-1)
Kiosk edition: Altaya, 2008 (978-84-487-2576-1)

Swedish: I Lagens Namm, trs. Peter Lindforss, Wahlströms, 1995 (91-32-31938-X)
Pbk: BW-Pocket/Wahlströms, 1997 (91-92-43084-1)

Turkish: 1. Muhafizlar! Muhafizlar!, trs. Niran Elçi, Ithaki, 2003 (975-8725-81-5)
2. trs. Niran Elçi, Delidolu/Tudem, January 2017 (978-605-5060-59-6)

 

Background illustration © and by courtesy of Marc Simonetti