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Title: The Crystal World Title Record # 3570
Author: J. G. Ballard
Date: 1966-00-00
Type: NOVEL
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: The first half was originally published as the serial "Equinox" in New Worlds (May-June 1964). The second half included the novelette "The Illuminated Man" from F&SF (May 1964).
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1967Translated by Claude Saunier.
French
La forêt de cristal?La foret de cristal
1967Translated by Eurico da Fonseca
Portuguese O mundo de cristal
1969Translated by Mieke Meuldrager-Ezelin
Dutch De kristallen aarde
1969Translated by Margarete Bormann
German Kristallwelt
1969Translated by Margarete Bormann
German Erde oder Die Kristallwelt
1969Translated by 中村保男 (Yasuo Nakamura)
Japanese
結晶世界?Kesshō Sekai
Kesshou Sekai
[as by
J・G・バラード?J. G. Barādo
]
1971Translated by Peter Stewart
Swedish Kristallvärlden
1986Translated by Filipe Jarro
Portuguese O mundo de cristal
1991Translated by Marcial Souto.
Spanish El mundo de cristal
2005Translated by Joachim Körber The translation is stated as (first german) unabridged
German Kristallwelt
2008Translated by Michel Pagel.
French La forêt de cristal
2009Translated by Περικλής Μποζινάκης (Perikles Mpozinakes).
Greek
2013Translated by Manuel Manzano
Spanish El mundo de cristal

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
Made First Ballot 1967 Nebula Novel
Win (as
結晶世界?Kesshō Sekai
Kesshou Sekai
)
1970 Seiun Best Translated Long Story

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Crystal World 1966-00-00 J. G. Ballard Jonathan Cape  
21/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
221
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Max Ernst Checkmark
The Crystal World 1966-00-00 J. G. Ballard Farrar, Straus and Giroux  
$4.50?$: US dollar
210
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Max Ernst  
The Crystal World 1966-07-00 J. G. Ballard Farrar, Straus and Giroux / SFBC  
$1.20?$: US dollar
210
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Max Ernst Checkmark
La fôret de cristal 1967-00-00 J. G. Ballard
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#98)
    213
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel  
O mundo de cristal 1967-00-00 J. G. Ballard Livros do Brasil (Argonauta #115)   P$15.00 177
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Lima de Freitas  
The Crystal World 1967-03-00 J. G. Ballard Berkley Medallion X1380
$0.60?$: US dollar
160
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Checkmark
The Crystal World 1968-00-00 J. G. Ballard Panther 24190
5/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
175
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Max Ernst Checkmark
Kristallwelt 1969-00-00 J. G. Ballard Marion von Schröder (Science Fiction & Fantastica)  
DM 10.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
216
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Klaus Kammerichs , Heinz Edelmann Checkmark
De kristallen aarde 1969-00-00 J. G. Ballard Meulenhoff (M=SF #24) 24
ƒ2.90?ƒ: Dutch guilder
191
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Robert Ebell , Ruurd Groot Checkmark
結晶世界?Kesshō Sekai
Kesshou Sekai
1969-01-10
J・G・バラード?J. G. Barādo
東京創元社?Tōkyō Sōgensha
Tokyo Sogensha
(
創元推理文庫?Sōgen Suiri Bunko
そうげんすいりぶんこ
Sougen Suiri Bunko
Sogen Suiri Bunko
#629-02)
4-488-62902-4   245
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel
金子三蔵?Sanzō Kaneko
 
The Crystal World 1970-00-00 J. G. Ballard Panther 0-586-02419-0
£0.30?£: UK pound
175
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Richard Whittern Checkmark
Kristallwelt 1971-00-00 J. G. Ballard Fischer Taschenbuch (Fischer Taschenbücher #1228) 3-436-01447-8
DM 2.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
142
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel  
Kristallvärlden 1971-00-00 J. G. Ballard Wahlström & Widstrand     196
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel
Sven Eric Delér?Sven Eric Deler
Checkmark
La fôret de cristal 1973-02-26 J. G. Ballard
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#98)
    210
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Checkmark
The Crystal World 1976-09-00 J. G. Ballard Equinox / Avon (SF Rediscovery #25) 0-380-00758-4
$2.25?$: US dollar
160
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Stephen Fabian Checkmark
The Crystal World 1978-00-00 J. G. Ballard Triad Panther 0-586-02419-0
£0.75?£: UK pound
175
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Peter Goodfellow Checkmark
La forêt de cristal?La foret de cristal
1981-03-12 J. G. Ballard
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#98)
2-207-30098-6   210
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel
Stéphane Dumont?Stephane Dumont
 
The Crystal World 1981-05-00 J. G. Ballard Avon Books 0-380-55160-8
$2.25?$: US dollar
157
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Checkmark
Kristallwelt 1982-06-00 J. G. Ballard Suhrkamp (Phantastische Bibliothek #75) 3-518-37318-8 / 818
DM 7.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
177+
[1]
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Michael Weisser Checkmark
The Crystal World 1984-00-00 J. G. Ballard Jonathan Cape 0-224-61044-9
£8.95?£: UK pound
210
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
The Crystal World 1985-00-00 J. G. Ballard Triad Granada 0-586-02419-0
£2.50?£: UK pound
175
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel James Marsh Checkmark
O mundo de cristal 1986-02-00 J. G. Ballard Caminho (
Caminho ficção científica?Caminho ficcao cientifica
#23)
    197
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Henrique Cayatte Checkmark
La forêt de cristal 1986-05-05 J. G. Ballard
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#98)
2-207-30098-6   210
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel
Stéphane Dumont?Stephane Dumont
Checkmark
The Crystal World 1988-05-00 J. G. Ballard Farrar, Straus and Giroux 0-374-52096-8
$7.95?$: US dollar
210
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Checkmark
La forêt de cristal 1989-08-17 J. G. Ballard J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #2652) 2-277-22652-1   215
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Pierre Cavalleiro Checkmark
Kristallwelt 1991-00-00 J. G. Ballard Suhrkamp (Phantastische Bibliothek #75) 3-518-37318-8
DM 10.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
177+
[1]
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel  
The Crystal World 1991-00-00 J. G. Ballard The Easton Press (The Masterpieces of Science Fiction)     x+
210
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Checkmark
El mundo de cristal 1991-00-00 J. G. Ballard Minotauro 84-450-7098-3   192
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
Zeit endet oder Die Elemente 1991-03-00 J. G. Ballard Heyne (Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur #82) 3-453-04515-7
DM 19.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
734
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Oliviero Berni Checkmark
The Crystal World / Crash / Concrete Island 1991-05-00 J. G. Ballard Quality Paperback Book Club  
$11.95?$: US dollar
210+
224+
176
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
omni Michael Samuel  
The Crystal World 1993-10-00 J. G. Ballard Flamingo 0-586-02419-0
£5.99?£: UK pound
175
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Larry Rostant  
El mundo de cristal 1995-07-00 J. G. Ballard Minotauro 84-450-7098-3   192
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
The Crystal World 2000-06-00 J. G. Ballard Flamingo 0-586-02419-0
£6.99?£: UK pound
175
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel  
Kristallwelt 2005-06-00 J. G. Ballard Edition Phantasia (Phantasia Paperback Science Fiction #1003) 3-937897-06-2
€12.90?€: Euro
159
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Herbert Brandmeier Checkmark
The Crystal World 2008-09-00 J. G. Ballard Harper Perennial (UK) 978-0-586-02419-5
£7.99?£: UK pound
175+
16
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel designedbydavid.co.uk Checkmark
La forêt de cristal 2008-10-00 J. G. Ballard
Denoël?Denoel
(Lunes d'encre)
978-2-207-25916-0
€18.00?€: Euro
240
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Vincent Froissard  
2009-06-00 J. G. Ballard Ars Nocturna (
Σύγχρονη Λογοτεχνία Τρόμου, Φαντασίας & Μυστηρίου?Sύychrone Loyotechnia Tromoe, Fantasias & Mesterioe
Suychrone Loyotechnia Tromoe, Fantasias & Mesterioe
)
978-960-89937-7-8
€18.35?€: Euro
219
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel  
The Crystal World 2012-06-28 J. G. Ballard Fourth Estate 978-0-00-737489-2
£5.35?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
El mundo de cristal 2013-01-00 J. G. Ballard RBA Libros (RBA Fantástica #8) 978-84-9006-471-9   204
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel  
The Crystal World 2014-07-15 J. G. Ballard Farrar, Straus and Giroux 978-1-4668-5663-9
$7.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
La forêt de cristal 2015-10-29 J. G. Ballard
Denoël?Denoel
(Folio SF #530)
978-2-07-044545-5
€7.80?€: Euro
272
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Johann Bodin  
The Crystal World 2018-06-12 J. G. Ballard Picador USA 978-1-250-14480-5
$17.00?$: US dollar
xvi+
187
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel  
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