Pump Six, Paolo Bacigalupi
Hardcover: 248 pages
Publisher: Night Shade Books (March 11, 2008)
Originally published as a hard cover in 2008, a year prior to Bacigalupi's award winning The Windup Girl, Pump Six will be released as a paperback December 1, 2010.
According to the publisher, "[t]he stories in Pump Six chart the evolution of Paolo Bacigalupi's work, including the Hugo nominated "Yellow Card Man," and the Sturgeon Award-winning story "The Calorie Man," both set in the world of his novel The Windup Girl."
A signed, limited edition of Pump Six (published in 2008), lists for between $600 - $1,000 on both AbeBooks and Amazon (print run of 100). It's not quite clear if the limited edition run is considered THE first edition, but I've not been able to find other listings claiming to be the definitive first. I did find a listing claiming to be a "second printing" of the first edition for less than $100, although average prices (for what I assume is the second printing) run around $250. You can check price listings @ Amazon.com, Alibris, Amazon.ca, Barnes & Noble.
Update from Jason over at Nightshade: He says that both the limited, signed edition and the first printing were released at the same time - so they'd both be considered firsts. There you have it.
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