All Judgment Fled
Rapp & Whiting, 1968. Words 64500.
The title was derived from Shakespeare's "O, judgment! thou art
fled to brutish beasts,/And men have lost their reason" (Julius
Caesar). But whose judgment? Who are the brutish beasts?
And has reason really been lost, or simply misplaced? In the
near future, a gigantic alien vessel known only as The Ship appears
twelve million miles beyond the orbit of Mars. Six Earthmen
in two spacecraft are sent to investigate this Big Indifferent Object,
which is filled with hull-to-hull aliens of variant species.
But, given the fraught situation and language difficulties, how
can they separate crew members from passengers -- or worse?
"What we have here is a failure of communication" (Paul Newman,
in Cool Hand Luke).
Synopsis by Graham Andrews.
IF December 1966/7, January & February 1968
Frist Book publication:
Rapp & Whiting, June 1968
Transworld/Corgi No 552-08198-1, July 1969
Walker & Co, New York, October 1969
Ballantine, NY, 3 Z45-02016-2-095, October 1970
BB/Del Rey, NY, No 345-28025-3-175, April 1979
Macdonald/Futura, Orbit, ISBN O-7088-8222-6, June 1987
Macdonald hardcover, ISBN O-356-14397-X, September 1987
Old Earth Books, Baltimore, ISBN 1-882926-07-7, August 1996
TERRA SF No 150, DM2.50, November 1968 as Das Raumschiff der
Born, Amsterdam, SF 11,September 1969 as In De Ban Van Het
URANIA No 518, lire 250, July 1969 as L’Astronave del Massacro
Goldmann Science Fiction, May 1976 as Da s Prometheus Projekt
Mondadori Italian reprint, 10/5/80
URANIA No 840, lire 1000, issue 15/8/80 as L’Astronave
UTOPIA No 44, Moewig, DM80, August 1982 as Das Raumschiff der