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Title: You're All Alone Title Record # 11452
Author: Fritz Leiber
Date: 1953-00-00
Type: NOVEL
Language: English
Note: According to "Author's Afterword" in the October 1980 Pocket edition, Leiber began writing this, his third, novel in January 1943. He expected that it would be about 40,000 word long and that it would be sold to John W. Campbell Jr. for publication in "Unknown". However, when he sent the first 4 chapters to Campbell, Campbell informed him that "Unknown" was to be discontinued shortly. Since there was no other viable market for novel length pulp fantasy at the time, Leiber stopped working on the novel. After WWII, William Sloan Associates began publishing novel length fantasy in book form and Leiber resumed work on the novel, hoping to sell it to them. However, by the time he expanded it to 75,000 words 4 years later, William Sloan Associates had discontinued publishing fantasy due to poor sales. Leiber sent the finished novel to the editors of "Fantastic Adventures", who agreed to buy it if Leiber could cut it to 40,000 words. Instead Leiber set the 75,000 word manuscript aside, went back to his original 1943 plan for a 40,000 word short novel and recreated it as a parallel text. It was published by "Fantastic Adventures" in July 1950 as "You're All Alone". The 75,000 word version was eventually purchased by Universal Publishers and Distributors in 1953 for publication as one half of a paperback double. Because of the way the contract was worded, the publisher could make any changes it wanted without Leiber's consent. The result was that the text was slightly changed and the title was changed to "The Sinful Ones". In addition, the publisher added "sexed up" chapter titles like "The Strip Tease" and "Bleached Prostitute" and "sexed up" a few love scenes in the book. In 1972, Ace reprinted the 40,000 word version and two other novelettes in a collection also titled "You're All Alone". In the late 1970s, Leiber repurchased the rights to the 75,000 word version and it was reprinted by Pocket in October 1980. Leiber left the 1953 titles, but restored the mangled text from memory since the original manuscript had been lost. He also rewrote the sex scenes to bring the language up to date. The Gregg Press edition, which came out in December 1980, reprinted the Pocket version. It is highly probable that the 2010 Armchair Fiction edition reprints the 1950 Fantastic Adventures magazine version.
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations Serializations Translated Serializations
Year Title
1953 The Sinful Ones
Year Language Title
1978Translated by Alain Dorémieux
French La grande machine
1982Translated by Heinz Zwack as Heinz Nagel
German Die Sündhaften
1992 Italian Scacco al tempo
Year Title
1950 You're All Alone (Complete Novel)
Year Language Title
1986 Italian Scacco al tempo (Complete Novel)

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Fantastic Adventures, July 1950 1950-07-00 ed. Howard Browne Ziff-Davis Publishing Company   $0.25 164
pulp?Magazine using the common pulp size: 6.5" by 9.5". For ISFDB purposes this may also be used as a designation for the quality of the paper. There are some untrimmed pulps that are as large as 8" by 11.75
mag Robert Gibson Jones Checkmark
The Sinful Ones / Bulls, Blood and Passion 1953-00-00 Fritz Leiber Universal (US) (Universal Giant) G5 $0.50 191+
128
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Checkmark
Fantastic Adventures No. 21 1953-08-00 ed. Howard Browne Hermitage Publications   1/- 100
pulp?Magazine using the common pulp size: 6.5" by 9.5". For ISFDB purposes this may also be used as a designation for the quality of the paper. There are some untrimmed pulps that are as large as 8" by 11.75
mag Robert Gibson Jones Checkmark
Fantastic, November 1966 1966-11-00 ed. Joseph Ross Ultimate Publishing Co., Inc.   $0.50 164
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Bob Hilbreth Checkmark
You're All Alone 1972-05-00 Fritz Leiber Ace Books 95146 $0.95 191
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Jack Woolhiser Checkmark
La grande machine 1978-09-00 Fritz Leiber Casterman (Autres temps, autres mondes) 2-203-22711-7   211
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Jean-Louis Séchet Checkmark
The Sinful Ones 1980-10-00 Fritz Leiber Pocket Books 0-671-83575-0 $1.95 176
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Michael Whelan Checkmark
The Sinful Ones 1980-10-00 Fritz Leiber Pocket Books 0-671-83575-0 C$2.25 176
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Michael Whelan Checkmark
The Sinful Ones 1980-12-00 Fritz Leiber Gregg Press 0-8398-2643-5 $13.95 xii+
176
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Checkmark
Die Sündhaften 1982-00-00 Fritz Leiber Hohenheim (Edition SF im Hohenheim Verlag) 3-8147-0026-0 DM 26.00 230
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Oliviero Berni Checkmark
The Sinful Ones 1986-01-00 Fritz Leiber Baen 0-671-65549-3 $2.95 250
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Victoria Poyser Checkmark
Urania #1015 1986-02-02 ed. Gianni Montanari Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 1015 3,000 Lit 160
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Karel Thole  
You're All Alone 1990-10-00 Fritz Leiber Carroll & Graf (Masters of Fantasy) 0-88184-679-1 $3.95 191
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Victoria Poyser Checkmark
Scacco al tempo 1992-03-00 Fritz Leiber Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Classici Urania #180)   6,000 Lit 224
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel M. Sullivan  
The Sinful Ones 2008-02-00 Fritz Leiber Wildside Press 978-1-4344-9872-4 $24.95 176
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Checkmark
The Sinful Ones 2008-02-01 Fritz Leiber Wildside Press 978-1-4344-9871-7 $13.95 180
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel  
You're All Alone / The Liquid Man 2010-12-28 Bernard C. Gilford, Fritz Leiber Armchair Fiction (Armchair Sci-Fi & Horror Double Novels #3) 978-1-61287-002-1 / D-3 $12.95 216
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
omni Robert Gibson Jones  
You're All Alone date unknown Fritz Leiber Ace Books 95146 $0.95 191
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Jack Woolhiser Checkmark
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