The genesis of
"Logan's Run" begin in 1967, when the book
of William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johson
was released. The first edition of Dial Press was edited in 1967 with
a price of 3.95$ : the book had 134p, and the cover is drawed by Mercer
Mayer. The book had many many editions : 1968 by Gollancz, 1969 by Dell,
1976 by Bantam and after Corgi (the edition of Bantam was released at
the same date of movie, it's with it that the sales explode). In 1986,
a trilogy was edited with two others books by Maclay&Associates,
in 1992 in trilogy again by Dell. Etc.
In France, "Logan's Run" book was translated
in first time by "Denoël" in april 1969 with the french
title "Quand ton Cristal Mourra". In 1972 the book was reprinted
with the same title, and in 1981 by "J'ai Lu" with the french
title "L'Âge de Cristal" after the release of movie
at the french tv.
In USA, more "Logan's Run" book, 4 others
books was edited :
- "Logan's World" (in 1977). It's was translated
in French with the title "Retour à l'Âge de Cristal"
- "Logan's Seach" (in 1980). No translated
- "Logan's Return" (in 2001). It's a Ebook
of 2Go that you can read with Acrobat Reader® (today you can't found
- "Logan's Chronicles" (in 2003). This last
book contains the 3 books (Logan's Run, Logan's World & Logan's
Search) more a new novel.
books must to be read, especially "Logan's Run" because you
have all material used for the movie adaptation (and tv show) and very
more. Logan is very different in the book (he's not a good guy !) but
Francis is for me the main character of the book and he's not the simple
character that we can saw in the movie or tv show. Francis is very very
different too. I will not tell you the history of the book, our website
is here for to do read the books. Because the books are very very great
! In the next page, I put the text in back of the french books. But
one point is important in the book : The Sandman, is a reference at
a folk tale for children in USA and a popular song too, I think.