Count Geiger's Blues

 

Xavier Thaxton is the arts editor of a great metropolitan newspaper, and is a man whose aesthetic values are of only the highest caliber.  But after an accidental dip in a radioactive swimming hole, Xavier finds his life changing as he is forced, step by step, despite all he can do, to assume the mantle and manner of a comic book superhero, and to be a living icon of the pop culture he has spent his life detesting.
[From the flyleaf of the Tor edition]

Dedication:
For George Zebrowski, this tardy experiment in literary synergism

Subtitled:
A Comedy

 
Count Geiger's Blues, First Edition / Thomas Canty New York: Tor [Tom Doherty Associates]
[ISBN 0-312-85199-5] [hc] ($19.95),
Jul 1992; 374 pp.
[cover: Thomas Canty]
Count Geiger's Blues, First Trade Paperback / Thomas Canty New York: Orb [Tom Doherty Associates]
[ISBN 0-312-89008-7] [trade pb] ($12.95),
Jun 1994; 374 pp.
[cover: Thomas Canty]

[Note: a photographic reprint of the first Tor edition]

[as La Transfiguración del Conde Geiger]
[Spanish translation by Ramón Alonso]

Barcelona: Grijalbo (Bestseller Paperback)
[ISBN 84-253-2590-0] [trade pb with flaps] (2788 pta),
Jan 1995; 497 pp.
[cover: SDD, Serveis de Disseny]

Graph Geigers Blues  [as Graph Geigers Blues]
[German translation by Michael Windgassen]

Munich: Heyne Books
[ISBN 3-453-14915-7] [pb] (17.90 DM),
Aug 1999; 477 pp.
[cover: doMANSKI]

Count Geiger's Blues, Gateway Ebook Edition London: Gateway/Orion
[ISBN 978-0-575-12302-1] [ebook] (2.99),
Nov 2012

Count Geiger's Blues, Kudzu Planet Edition / Paun Swenson Bonney Lake WA: Kudzu Planet Productions / Fairwood Press
[ISBN 978-1-933846-48-4] [trade paperback] ($17.99),
November 2014
[cover: Paul Swenson]
Count Geiger's Blues, Kudzu Planet Edition / Paun Swenson Bonney Lake WA: Kudzu Planet Productions / Fairwood Press
[ISBN 978-1-62579-356-0] [ebook] ($6.00),
November 2014
[cover: Paul Swenson]
 

Compiled by Michael H. Hutchins