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The Truckers / Bromeliad / Nomes Trilogy

 

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Truckers

The First Book of the Nomes/Bromeliad Trilogy

UK hbk: Doubleday, 11,300 copies on 25 September 1989 (0-385-26961-7)
Bookproof: quantity unknown
Pbk: Corgi, 86,000 copies on 21 September 1990 (0-552-52595-2) repr. 1990 (3 times), 1991 (3 times), (1992 twice), 1993 etc
The 15th printing (October 1999) had a modified cover design
Reissued in two formats, with new cover illustration by David Wyatt, Corgi, May 2004
(B-format: 0-552-55100-7; mass-market: 0-552-55108-2)
B-format reissued with modified cover design on 7 June 2012 (978-0-552-55100-7)
Double volume pack with Diggers, ‘Only available at Tesco’, August 2012 (978-1-409-60750-2)
New edition, with cover illustration and chapter heads by Mark Beech
, and extract from Diggers at the end: Corgi, 12 March 2015 (078-0-552-57333-7)

Large print: Lythway/Chivers Press, 1991 (0-7451-1469-5)

USA hbk: Delacorte Press (jacket illus. Neal McPheeters), February 1990 (0-385-29984-2)
I believe the text was Merkinised by Terry for this edition….
ARC from uncorrected proofs/uncorrected proof: quantity unknown. Delacorte also called it a ‘pre-publicity proof’.

US book club: Junior Library Guild

Copies of the first edition were issued with a special binding in which the jacket design is printed on the cover without the bar-code, etc and the words ‘a guild book’ on the  spine, with a dust-jacket having the same changes, and the wording on the front flap ‘This is a Junior Library Guild selection, chosen as an outstanding book for older readers (B Group).’ and in the bottom corner ‘Book Club Edition’.

Pbk: Trophy [HarperCollins], cover illus. Susan Saelig Gallagher, 13 April 2004 (0-06-009496-6)

Bulgarian:  Маслин, trs. Svetlana Komogorova, Kameia/Prozorets, 5,000 copies on 10 February 1995 (954-8079-36-1)

Chinese (mainland/simplified characters): Shanghai Dook [contracted but not yet published]

Croatian: Lumen [contracted but not yet published]

Czech: 1) Velká Jízda, trs. Helena Hrychová, Magnet, 1996 (80-85847-67-1)
2) Na Cestu, trs. Jan Kantůrek, Talpress, 2009 (978-80-7197-295-2) 

Danish: Varehuset, trs. Torben Nilsson, Borgens, 1,800 copies on 24 April 1991 (87-418-5728-3)
e-book and audio: Gyldendal [contracted but not yet released] 

Estonian pbk: Varrak, 2006 [not seen]

Finnish: Suuri ajomatka, trs. Katja Ruunaniemi, Karisto, August 2005 (951-23-4693-1)

French: Le Grand Livre des Gnomes – 1: Les Camionneurs, trs. Patrick Marcel, Éditions J’Ai Lu, 24 April 1996 (2-277-24278-4)
Castor Poche Flammarion, September 1997 (2-08-164289-1) (The 608th title in the Castor Poche series)
New cover (to match the later titles): Castor Poche Flammarion, September 1999 (2-08-164654-4)
Omnibus edition: Le Grand Livre des Gnomes – Édition integrale, trs. Patrick Marcel, J’Ai Lu. September 2001, (2-290-31509-5)  no. 6057

Georgian: Palitra [contracted but not yet published]

German: Trucker, trs. Andreas Brandhorst, Heyne, c.5,444 copies in January 1993 (3-453-06263-9)
Piper published the trilogy in a single volume in 2005.

Greek: Φορτηγᾀτζήδες πάνω στη γη, Patakis, 3,000 copies on 4 October 1997 (960-360-750-9)

Hebrew:  ככםי המשאית, Opus, 1992 (ISBN given is Doubleday’s), ref. 348-227)

Hungarian: 1) Sofõrök, trs. Tamás Kádár, Édesvís Kiadó (Sweetwater), 5,500 copies in 1993 (963-8290-19-6)
Used the Kirby illustration for Diggers on the front cover.

2) Szukits Kiado, 2003 (963-497-000-1)

Icelandic: Flóttinn, trs.Þorgerður Jörundsdóttir, Mál og Menning, 1997 (9979-3-1537-7)
[Also broadcast on Icelandic radio Rikisútvarpid]

Italian: Il Piccolo Popolo dei Grandi Magazzini, trans. Pier Francesco Paolini,  Salani (Milano), 20,155 copies in October 1991 (88-7782-174-4) cover illus. Federico Bozzano.
Pbk: 7,000 of the above were used for the pbk edition published by TEA, June 1994.
This was followed by a further paperback edition, Salani, pbk: 7,000 copies in February 1997 (88-7782-584-7) cover illus. by Francesca  Ghermandi.
Salani pbk: 23 June 2005 (88-8451-565-3) not yet seen, cover illus. Gianni De Conno; reprinted January 2009 (978-88-8451-565-0)
Reissue: Biblioteca Economica Salani, April 2013 (978-88-6715-205-6)

Japanese: 1) [Torakkazu: Toikunikara kita nomu 1] trs. Yukiko Konosu, illus. Naoyo Kimura, Sawako Noma/Kodansha, 6,000 copies on 18 September 1992 (4-06-206098-1)
2) Asunaro Shobo, Spring 2003 [not seen] [Japanese radio adaptation: Nippon Hoso Kyokai]

Polish: 1) CIA Press, 1991 [not seen] 2)  Nomów KsiÄga Wyjycia, trs. Jarosław Kotarski, Rebis, 4,700 copies on 6 March 1998, 320 proofs (83-7120-565-1)

Romanian [pirated]: Camionul. Marea sofereala, trs. Dan Doboê, Nemira, 2002 (973-569-564-2 set; 973-569-565-0) With A4 publicity sheet for the Trilogy.
Corint Junior: [published but not yet seen] 

Russian: 1) Угонщики, trs. A.B. Nesterov, Centrepolygraph, 10,000 copies in September 1996 (5-218-00031-0)
2) Eksmo, c. 7,000 copies, c. October 2005 (5-699-12040-8)

Serbian [pirated]: Kamionci, trs. Aleksandar B. Nedeljkoviº, Polaris, 1993 (no ISBN)
Also issued on Polaris SF CD-ROM Versija 1.0, 1997 (no ISBN)
[legitimate]: as above, Laguna, 2002 (86-7436-045-9)

Slovakian: Koniec sveta v hypermarketeSlovart, 8 June 2016 (978-805-562-286-6) [not yet seen]

Slovenian: Kamionarji, trs. Branko Gradišnik, cover and text illus. Gorazd Vahen, Založba Mladinska Knjiga, 10 January 1994 (EAN 9788611140988 / 86-11-14098-2)

Spanish: Camioneros, trs. Hernán Sabaté, Timun Mas, 2,616 copies in c. April 1991 (vol.1 84-7722-662-8; complete set 84-7722-624-5)
Pbk: 3,200 copies on 19 June 1996 (vol.1 84-480-3053-2; complete set 84-480-3052-4)

Kiosk edition: Altaya [Scyla], 2008 (978-84-487-2617-1)

Swedish: Vi Far, trs. Olle Sahlin, Wahlströms, 1993 (91-32-13450-9)
Pbk: Wahlströms, 5,000 copies in June 1998 (91-32-43139-2)

Thai: Nanmee, 2004? [not seen]

Vietnamese: Culture and Information Publishing House, 2005

 

Juvenile picture books based on the Cosgrove Hall Thames TV series

Terry Pratchett’s Truckers. A Major National TV Serial, Ladybird Books, 30 January 1992 (0-7214-1516-4)

Terry Pratchett’s Truckers. Now a Thrilling TV Series. Picture Corgi: 40,000 copies on 1 February 1992 (0-552-52735-1)

 

Diggers

The Second Book of the Nomes/Bromeliad Trilogy

UK hbk: Doubleday, 13,500 copies on 5 April 1990 (0-385-26980-3)
Bookproof:  quantity unknown
Pbk: Corgi, 105,500 copies on 25 April 1991 (0-552-52586-3) repr. 1992 twice, etc.
The 10th printing (October 1999) had a modified cover design
Reissued in two formats, with new cover illustration by David Wyatt, Corgi, May 2004
(B-format: 0-552-55101-5; mass-market: 0-552-55109-0)
B-format reissued with modified cover design, 7 June 2012 (ISBN 978-0-552-55101-4)
Double volume pack with Truckers, ‘Only available at Tesco’, August 2012 (978-1-409-60750-2)
New edition, with cover illustration and chapter heads by Mark Beech, and extract from Wings at the end: Corgi, 31 December 2015 (978-0-552-57334-4)

Large print: Lythway/Chivers Press, 1992 (0-7451-1637-X)

USA hbk: Delacorte Press (jacket illus. Neal McPheeters), February 1991 (0-385-30152-9)

Pbk: Trophy [HarperCollins], cover illus. Susan Saelig Gallagher, 13 April 2004 (0-0009494-X)

Bulgarian: Грима и Доркас, trs. Svetlana Komogorova, Kameia/Prozoretz, 5,000 copies on 15 June 1995 (954-8079-36-2)

Chinese (mainland/simplified characters): Shanghai Dook [contracted but not yet published]

Croatian: Lumen [contracted but not yet published]

Czech: 1) Velký Boj, trs. Helena Hrychová, Magnet, 1996 (80-85847-70-1)

2) Na Nepřítele, trs. Jan Kantůrek, Talpress, 2009 (978-80-7197-296-9)

Danish: Stenbruddet, trs. Torben Nilsson, Borgens, 2,000 copies, 4 May 1992 (87-418-6380-1)
e-book and audio: Gyldendal [contracted but not yet released]

Estonian: Kaevajad, trs. Allan Eichenbaum, Varrak, October 2008 (978-9985-3-1743-3)

Finnish: Louhoksen valtiaat, trs. Katja Ruunaniemi, Karisto, September 2006 (951-23-4812-8)

French: Le Grand Livre des Gnomes: Les Terrassiers, trs. Patrick Marcel, cover Josh Kirby, Éditions J’Ai Lu, April 1996 (2-277-24179-2)

Castor Poche Flammarion, September 1997 (2-08-164290-5) (No. 609 in the Castor Poche series)
Castor Poche Flammarion 15 October 1999 (2-08-164642-0)

Omnibus edition: Le Grand Livre des Gnomes – Édition integrale, trs. Patrick Marcel, J’Ai Lu. September 2001, (2-290-31509-5) repr. 28 September 2004, no. 6057

Georgian: Palitra [contracted but not yet published]

German: Wühler, trs. Andreas Brandhorst, Heyne, c.5,373 copies in January 1993 (3-453-06264-7)
Piper published the trilogy in a single volume in 2005.

Greek: Σκᾷπᾷνείς κάτω ᾲπᾴ τη γη, Patakis, 3,000 copies on 5 October 1997 (960-360-751-7)

Hebrew:  ננסי המכדוח, Opus, 1993 (348-227, ISBN given is Doubleday’s)

Hungarian: Földvájók, trs. Tamás Kiss, Szukits Kiado, 2003 (963-497-001-X)

IcelandicUndir berum himni, trs.Þorgerður Jörundsdóttir, Mál og Menning, ?November 2000 (9979-3-1896-1)

Italian: Il Piccolo Popolo All’Aria Aperta, trans. Riccardo Valla, Salani (Milano), 12,000 copies in June 1992 (88-7782-247-3) cover illus. Federico Bozzano
Pbk: 7,000 of the above were used for the pbk edition published by TEA, November 1994 (88-7819-617-7)
Pbk: Salani, 2 November 2006 (88-8451-753-2)

Japanese: 1) [Diggazu: Toikunikara kita nomu 2] trs. Yukiko Konosu, illus. Naoyo Kimura, Sawako Noma/Kodansha, 5,083 copies on 25 November 1992 (4-06-206099-X)

2) Asunaro Shobo, Autumn 2003 [not seen]

[Japanese radio adaptation: Nippon Hoso Kyokai]

Polish: Nomów Księga Kopania, trs. Jarosław Kotarski, Rebis, 3,700 copies on 9 July 1998, 300 proofs (83-7120-627-5)

Romanian [pirated, then legitimised]: Excavatorul. Marea înfruntare, trs. Dan Doboş, Nemira, 2002 (973-569-564-2 set; 973-569-566-9)

Corint Junior: [not seen] 2006

Russian: 1) Землекопы, T. I. Redko Dovrovolskaia, Centrepolygraph, 10,000 copies in September 1996 (5-218-00032-9)

2) Eksmo, c. 7000 copies c.October 2005 (5-699-10809-2)

Serbian [pirated]: Buldožerci, trs. Aleksandar B. Nedeljković, Polaris, 1993 (no ISBN)

Also issued on Polaris SF CD-ROM Versija 1.0, 1997 (no ISBN)

[legitimate]: as above, Laguna, 2002 (86-7436-056-4)

Slovakian: Do boja s človekom, Slovart, 2016 (978-805-562-466-2) [not yet seen]

Slovenian: Kopači, trs. Branko Gradišnik, cover and text illus. Gorazd Vahen, Založba Mladinska Knjiga, 10 January 1994 (86-11-14159-8)

Spanish: Cavadores, trs. Hernán Sabaté, Timun Mas, 2,151 copies in c. October 1991 (vol.2 84-7722-663-6; complete set 84-7722-624-5)
Pbk: 3,200 copies on 1 June 1996 (vol.1 84-480-3054-0; complete set 84-480-3052-4)

Kiosk edition: Altaya [Scyla], 2008 (978-84-487-2577-8)

Swedish: Vi Flyr, trs. Olle Sahlin, Wahlströms, 1993 (91-32-13451-7)
Pbk: Wahlströms, 5,000 copies in ?June 1998 (91-32-43140-6)

Vietnamese: Culture and Information Publishing House, 2005

 

Wings

The Third Book of the Nomes/Bromeliad Trilogy

UK hbk: Doubleday, 13,900 copies on 21 September 1990 (0-385-40018-7)
Bookproof:  quantity unknown
Pbk: Corgi, 107,000 copies on 19 September 1991 (0-552-52649-5)
The ?th printing (October 1999) had a modified cover design [not listed, but?] Reissued in two formats, with new cover illustration by David Wyatt, Corgi, May 2004 (B-format: 0-552-55102-3; mass-market: 0-552-55110-4)
B-format reissued with modified cover design, 7 June 2012 (ISBN 978-0-552-55102-1)
New edition, with cover illustration and chapter heads by Mark Beech,
and extract from Dragons at Crumbling Castle at the end: Corgi, 6 April 2016 (978-0-552-57335-1)

Double volume pack with The Carpet People, ‘Only available at Tesco’, August 2012 (978-1-409-60749-6)

New printing, illus. Mark Beech: Corgi, 7 April 2016  (978-0-552-57335-1)

USA hbk: Delacorte Press (jacket illus. Neal McPheeters), October 1991 (0-385-30436-6)

Pbk: Trophy [HarperCollins], cover illus. Susan Saelig Gallagher, 13 April 2004 (0-06-009495-8)

Bulgarian:  Крилете на Масклин, trs. Svetlana Komogorova, Kameia/Prozorets, 5,000 copies on 10 December 1995 (954-8079-36-3)

Chinese (mainland/simplified characters): Shanghai Dook [contracted but not yet published]

Croatian: Lumen [contracted but not yet published]

Czech: 1) Velký Let, trs. Helena Hrychová, Magnet, 1996 (80-85847-75-2) bankrupt July 1997

2) Na Shledanou, trs. Jan Kantůrek, Talpress, 2009 (978-80-7197-297-6)

Danish: Det Store Skib, trs. Torben Nilsson, Borgens, 1,800 copies on 3 November 1992 (87-418-6627-4)
e-book and audio: Gyldendal [contracted but not yet released]

Estonian: Tiivad, trs. Allan Eichenbaum, Varrak, November 2008 (978-9985-3-1791-4)

Finnish: Yläilmoissa, trs. Katja Ruunaniemi, Karisto, October 2007 (978-951-23-4921-0)

French: Le Grand Livre des Gnomes: Les Aéronautes, trs. Patrick Marcel, Editions J’Ai Lu, 5 March 1997 (2-277-24180-6)

Castor Poche/Flammarion, March 1998 (2-08-164306-5) No. 631 in the Castor Poche collection

Omnibus edition: Le Grand Livre des Gnomes – Édition integrale, trs. Patrick Marcel, J’Ai Lu.  September 2001, (2-290-31509-5) repr. 28 September 2004, no. 6057

Georgian: Palitra [contracted but not yet published]

German: Flügel, trs. Andreas Brandhorst, Heyne, c.5,359 copies in  January 1993 (3-453-06265-5)
Piper published the trilogy in a single volume in 2005.

Greek: Φτερά κᾷι πούπουλᾷ οτον ᾲέρᾷ, Patakis, 3,000 copies on 4 October 1997 (960-360-752-5)

Hebrew: ננסי הבנפיים, Opus, 1993 (ISBN given is Doubleday’s; ref. 348-235)

Hungarian: Szárnyalók, trs. Tamás Kiss, Szukits Kiado, 2004 (963-497-025-7)

Italian: Il Piccolo Popolo Decolla, trans. Andrea Di Gregorio,  Salani (Milano), 5,988 copies in February 1993 (88-7782-264-3) cover illus. Federico Bozzano.
Salani erroneously printed the publishing details for Diggers on the title verso, and these are covered by two labels with the correct information. In some copies the second label, correcting the copyright date of the English edition, is missing.
Pbk: 3,139 of the above were used for the pbk edition published by TEA, September
1995 (88-7819-691-6)
Pbk: Salani, not yet published? not seen

Japanese: 1) [Uinguzu: Toikunikara kita nomu 3] trs. Yukiko Konoso, illus. Naoyo Kimura, Sawako Noma/Kodansha, 4,501 copies on 12 December 1992 (4-06-206100-7)

2) Asunaro Shobo, Autumn 2004 [not seen]

[Japanese redio adaptation: Nippon Hoso Kyokai]

Polish: Nomów KsiÄga Odlotu, trs. Jarosław Kotarski, Rebis, 3,700 copies on 4 September 1998, 300 proofs (83-7120-628-3)

Romanian [?pirated?]: Naval. Marea evadare, trs. Dan Doboê, Nemira, 2002 (973-569-564-2, set; 973-569-567-7)

Corint Junior [published but not seen]

Russian: 1) Крылья,, Centrepolygraph, 10,000 copies in September 1996 (5-218-00033-7)

2) Eksmo, c. 7000 copies, ?October 2005 (5-699-11678-8)

Serbian [pirated]: Kamionci, trs. Aleksandar B. Nedeljković, Polaris, 1993 (no ISBN)

Also issued on Polaris SF CD-ROM Versija 1.0, 1997 (no ISBN)

[legitimate]: as above, Laguna, 2002 (86-7436-063-7)

Slovakian: Slovart [contracted but not yet published]

Slovenian: Krila, trs. Branko Gradišnik, cover and text illus. Gorazd Vahen, Založba Mladinska Knjiga, 10 January 1994 (86-11-14212-8)

Spanish: La Nave, Timun Mas, 2,795 copies in c. November 1991 (vol.3 84-7722-664-4; complete set 84-7722-624-5)
Pbk: 3,200 copies on 1 June 1996 (vol.1 84-480-30555-9; complete set 84-480-3052-4)

Kiosk edition: Altaya [Scyla], 2008 (978-84-487-2606-5)

Swedish: Vi Flyger, trs. Olle Sahlin, Wahlströms, 1993 (91-32-13452-5)
Pbk: Wahlströms, 5,000 copies in May 1998 (91-32-43141-4)

Vietnamese: Culture and Information Publishing House, 2005

 

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