The Mind Cage
Novel 1957 65,000 words
  • This novel uses the basic scenario and characters from his 1948 short story "The Great Judge," but in a greatly expanded form.

Based On
"The Great Judge" 1948
Included In
Van Vogt Omnibus 2 1971
English
1957 Simon & Schuster
hardback 57-14594 220 pages $3.50

cover art by
H. Marcelin

First edition

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1958 April SF Book Club
hardback 4-58 190 pages $1.15

cover art by
H. Marcelin

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1958 Avon
paperback T-252 191 pages $0.35

cover art by
A.F.I.

Back Cover & Spine

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1960 September Panther
paperback 1112 191 pages 2/6

cover artist: unknown

First British edition.

First Panther printing.

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1963 October Panther
paperback 1112 191 pages 3/6

cover artist: unknown

Second Panther printing.

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1965 Tower
paperback 43-503 251 pages $0.60

cover artist: unknown

First Tower printing.

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1967 Tower
paperback 43-776 251 pages $0.60

cover artist: unknown

Back Cover

Second Tower printing.

Year from Master of Null-A.

The blurb on this edition has some of the most outrageous hyperbole that I've ever come across, with the back cover reaching an almost hysterical pitch of desperation. Such over-the-top salesmanship is painfully amusing to read, especially since the book isn't all that great.

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1968 February Panther
paperback 11129 171 pages 5/-

cover artist: unknown

Third Panther printing.

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1970 March Belmont
paperback B75-1093 251 pages $0.75

cover artist: unknown

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1975 August Panther
paperback 0-586-01112-9 174 pages £0.50

cover art by
Peter Jones

Fourth Panther printing.

Month from Master of Null-A.

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1978 March Pocket
paperback 0-671-81770-1 191 pages $1.75

cover art by
Vincent Di Fate

First Pocket printing.

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1978 March Pocket
paperback 0-671-81770-1 191 pages C$1.75

cover art by
Vincent Di Fate

Second Pocket printing.

Canadian printing.

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1981 March Timescape / Pocket
paperback 0-671-42424-6 191 pages $2.25

cover art by
Vincent Di Fate

Third Pocket printing.

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1978 Panther
paperback 0-586-01112-9 174 pages £0.75

cover art by
Peter Jones

Fifth Panther printing.

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1993 May Carroll & Graf
paperback 0-88184-980-4 220 pages $3.95

cover art by
REV

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