Eyes of Fire

 

On a secret mission of surveillance and experimentation the ship Dharmakaya had come.  What its travelers found was a ruling race of humanoids, the Tropiards, their feelings reflected in their hard, glowing eyes of crystal.

But there were beings below these leaders, beings who threatened even as they enticed, a mysterious, mystical subculture known as the Sh'gaidu.  To win them as immigrants to a new world was the goal -- but the ruling race had other goals, other motives hidden behind the crystal stare of their eyes of fire.
[From the cover of the Pocket edition]

Dedication:
For my mother

 
Eyes of Fire, First Edition / Gene Szafran New York: Pocket
[ISBN 0-671-82835-5] [pb] ($2.50),
Jan 1980; 262 pp.
[cover: Gene Szafran]
Eyes of Fire, First Japanese Edition [Japanese translation by Wataru Fuyukawa]

Tokyo: Hayakawa Books
[ISBN 0397-880440-6942] [hc] (¥1400),
Aug 1982; 274 pp.
[cover: unidentified]

Eyes of Fire, Second PB Printing / Gene Szafran New York: Timescape [Pocket]
[ISBN 0-671-46752-2] [pb] ($2.95),
May 1983; 262 pp.
[cover: Gene Szafran]
Eyes of Fire, First Italian Edition / Paul Lehr [as Occhi di fuoco]
[Italian translation by Annarita Guarnieri]

Milan: Editrice Nord (Cosmo Argento #183)
[No ISBN] [trade pb] (Lire 25000),
Oct 1987; 234 pp.
[cover: Paul Lehr]

A Funeral for the Eyes of Fire, First British Edition / Marshall Mateer
[as A Funeral for the Eyes of Fire]

Worcester Park UK: Kerosina Books [hc]
Jun 1989; 255 pp.
[cover: Marshall Mateer]
  • [Collectors' edition: clothbound hardcover; 250 numbered and signed copies]
    [ISBN 0-948893-38-9] (40.00)
  • [Trade edition: hardcover; 750 unnumbered copies]
    [ISBN 0-948893-39-7] (13.95)

[Note: the Collectors' edition was boxed with the hardcover edition of Within the Walls of Tyre.  Also, a Private edition quarter-bound in leather of 26 lettered copies was announced but never published.]

Eyes of Fire, Second Italian Printing [as Occhi di fuoco]
[Italian translation by Annarita Guarnieri]

Milan: Editrice Nord (Due Famosi Romanzi di Fantascienza #8)
[No ISBN] [trade pb] (Lire 24000),
Sep/Oct 1992; 234 pp.
[cover: not credited]

[Note: published with La congiura Dorsai by Gordon R. Dickson]

Eyes of Fire, Gate Ebook Edition [as A Funeral for the Eyes of Fire]
(title on the cover page differs from the title on the title page)
London: Gateway/Orion
[ISBN 978-0-575-12297-0] [ebook] (2.99),
Dec 2012
A Funeral for the Eyes of Fire, Kudzu Planet Edition / Patrick Swenson [as A Funeral for the Eyes of Fire]
Bonney Lake WA: Kudzu Planet Productions / Fairwood Press
[ISBN 978-1-933846-49-1] [trade paperback] ($16.99),
May 2015
[cover: Patrick Swenson]
A Funeral for the Eyes of Fire, Kudzu Planet Edition / Patrick Swenson [as A Funeral for the Eyes of Fire]
Bonney Lake WA: Kudzu Planet Productions / Fairwood Press
[ISBN 978-1-62579-448-2] [ebook] ($6.00),
Sep 2015
[cover: Patrick Swenson]

 
Notes:

Eyes of Fire [author's alternate title: The Isohet] is a rewritten version of A Funeral for the Eyes of Fire [1975].  The Kersosina edition of the rewritten version restores the original title.



Compiled by Michael H. Hutchins