The Empire of Isher
Omnibus 2000 130,000 words

Description

This omnibus contains both novels in the Isher series.

Alternate Titles

The Weapon Shops of Isher & The Weapon Makers     (1980, etc.)

  • The same contents were printed under different titles in the U.S. and Great Britain, but I have listed both editions here for easier reference.

Contents
The Weapon Shops of Isher 1951
The Weapon Makers 1943
English
The Weapon Shops of Isher & The Weapon Makers (alternate title)
1980 New English Library
paperback 0-450-05122-6 141 / 127 pages £1.00

cover art by
Paul Monteagle &
Tim White

Date unknown. 1980 is my best guess.

Like many British omnibuses, this volume was created from the unsold leftovers of separate paperback novels (in this case, NEL's 1979 printings of the two Isher novels). As such, each novel has a separate pagecount.

The Weapon Makers is first, followed by The Weapon Shops of Isher. Between the two novels is a section containing three pages of advertisements for other books published by NEL. (Thanks to Hervé Hauck for this information.)

According to the ISFDB, although the inserts feature Monteagle's cover art for the two Isher novels, the background itself is from Tim White's cover for the NEL edition of Between Planets by Robert A. Heinlein.

(Images courtesty of ISFDB.)

Cover image: ISFDB Data: ISFDB
The Weapon Shops of Isher & The Weapon Makers (alternate title)
1988 April New English Library
paperback 0-450-42270-4 141 / 127 pages £2.50

cover artist: unknown

Like many British omnibuses, this volume was created from the unsold leftovers of separate paperback novels (in this case, NEL's 1979 printings of the two Isher novels). As such, each novel has a separate pagecount.

The Weapon Makers is first, followed by The Weapon Shops of Isher. Between the two novels is a section containing three pages of advertisements for other books published by NEL. (Thanks to Hervé Hauck for this information.)

  Data: ISFDB
2000 June SF Book Club
hardback 0-7394-1124-1 352 pages $11.98

cover art by
Vincent Di Fate

Limited edition hardback.

Cover image: ISFDB Data: ISFDB
2000 July Orb / Tor
trade 0-312-87500-2 352 pages $14.95

cover art by
Vincent Di Fate

Cover image: Walwyn Data: Walwyn