Publisher: Harper & Row
Wandering Stars: An Anthology of Jewish Fantasy and Science Fiction, edited by Jack Dann. New York, Hagerstown: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1974, 243 p., cloth. Cover design by Sidney Feinberg. [anthology] [ISBN: 0-06-010944-0]
- [Garden City, NY: Science Fiction Book Club, 1974], 243 p., cloth. Title page reads: New York, Hagerstown: Harper & Row, Publishers.
- New York: Pocket Books, November 1975, 253 p., paper. Front cover illustration by Charles Moll. [ISBN: 671-78789-6]
- London: The Woburn Press, 1975, 239 p., cloth.
- Woodstock, Vermont: Jewish Lights Publishing, 1998, 240 p., trade paperback. Front cover illustration by Michael Bogdanow. [ISBN: 1-58023-005-9]
- as: __________. Moscow: Text Publishers, 201_, ___ p., ____. [Russian]
This was the first anthology ever published of original and reprint science fiction and fantasy stories on Jewish themes; it has become a classic in the genre. See also the sequel, More Wandering Stars (A10).
- “Why Me?” by Isaac Asimov (Introduction);
- “The Golem,” by Avram Davidson;
- “Unto the Fourth Generation,” by Isaac Asimov;
- “Look, You Think You’ve Got Troubles,” by Carol Carr; “Goslin Day,” by Avram Davidson;
- “The Dybbuk of Mazel Tov IV,” by Robert Silverberg;
- “Trouble with Water,” by Horace L. Gold;
- “Gather Blue Roses,” by Pamela Sargent;
- “The Jewbird,” by Bernard Malamud;
- “Paradise Last,” by George Alec Effinger;
- “Street of Dreams, Feet of Clay,” by Robert Sheckley;
- “Jachid and Jechidah,” by Isaac Bashevis Singer;
- “I’m Looking for Kadak,” by Harlan Ellison.
Also included but not listed on the contents page is a Yiddish glossary by Harlan Ellison entitled “Ellison’s Grammatical Guide and Glossary for Goyim.” Introductory notes to the stories were contributed anonymously by the editor.
A few copies of the first edition were published with the name “Jack Dunn” printed on the spine; this was corrected in later printings.