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Title: Preferred Risk Title Record # 11456
Authors: Lester del Rey and Frederik Pohl
Date: 1955-00-00
Type: NOVEL
Webpages: io9.gizmodo.com
Language: English
Note: "Winner of the Galaxy-Simon & Schuster contest for 1955's best work of science-fiction" according to the first edition.
Synopsis: An insurance claims adjuster investigates mysterious events in a vault where incurably ill people are stored in cold sleep.
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations Serializations Translated Serializations
Year Title
1955 Preferred Risk [as by Edson McCann]
Year Language Title
1976Translated by Alfredo Pollini
Italian Rischio di vita
1981Translated by Fredy Köpsell
German Der Wohlfahrtskonzern
Year Title
1955 Preferred Risk (Part 1 of 4) [as by Edson McCann]
1955 Preferred Risk (Part 2 of 4) [as by Edson McCann]
1955 Preferred Risk (Part 3 of 4) [as by Edson McCann]
1955 Preferred Risk (Part 4 of 4) [as by Edson McCann]
Year Language Title
1955Translated by an uncredited hand
French Assurances sur l'éternité (Part 1 of 3) [as by Edson McCann]
1956Translated by an uncredited hand
French Assurances sur l'éternité (Part 2 of 3) [as by Edson McCann]
1956Translated by an uncredited hand
French Assurances sur l'éternité (Part 3 of 3) [as by Edson McCann]
1959Translated by an uncredited translator
Italian Rischio di vita (Part 1 of 4) [as by Edson McCann]
1959Translated by an uncredited translator
Italian Rischio di vita (Part 2 of 4) [as by Edson McCann]
1959Translated by an uncredited translator
Italian Rischio di vita (Part 3 of 4) [as by Edson McCann]
1960Translated by an uncredited translator
Italian Rischio di vita (Part 4 of 4) [as by Edson McCann]

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Preferred Risk 1955-00-00 Edson McCann Simon & Schuster   $2.75 248
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Dick Dodge Checkmark
Galaxy Science Fiction, June 1955 1955-06-00 ed. H. L. Gold Galaxy Publishing Corporation   $0.35 148
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 Kirberger Checkmark
Galaxy Science Fiction, July 1955 1955-07-00 ed. H. L. Gold Galaxy Publishing Corporation   $0.35 148
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 Mel Hunter Checkmark
Galaxy Science Fiction, August 1955 1955-08-00 ed. H. L. Gold Galaxy Publishing Corporation   $0.35 148
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 Kirberger Checkmark
Galaxy Science Fiction [UK], No. 30 1955-09-00 ed. H. L. Gold Strato Publications   2/- 132
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 Kirberger Checkmark
Galaxy Science Fiction, September 1955 1955-09-00 ed. H. L. Gold Galaxy Publishing Corporation   $0.35 148
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 Emsh Checkmark
Galaxy Science Fiction [UK], No. 31 1955-10-00 ed. H. L. Gold Strato Publications   2/- 132
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 Mel Hunter Checkmark
Galaxy Science Fiction [UK], No. 32 1955-11-00 ed. H. L. Gold Strato Publications   2/- 132
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 Kirberger Checkmark
Galaxy Science Fiction [UK], No. 33 1955-12-00 ed. H. L. Gold Strato Publications   2/- 132
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 Emsh Checkmark
Galaxie (1ère série), #25 December 1955 1955-12-00 ed. Editors of Galaxie (1ère série) Editions Nuit et Jour   F100.00 148
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 Kirberger Checkmark
Galaxie (1ère série), #26 January 1956 1956-01-00 ed. Editors of Galaxie (1ère série) Editions Nuit et Jour   F100.00 148
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 Ed Emshwiller Checkmark
Galaxie (1ère série), #27 February 1956 1956-02-00 ed. Editors of Galaxie (1ère série) Editions Nuit et Jour   F100.00 148
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 Checkmark
Galaxy #17 1959-10-00 ed. R. Valente Casa Editrice La Tribuna 17 150 Lit 128
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 Wood Checkmark
Galaxy #18 1959-11-00 ed. R. Valente Casa Editrice La Tribuna 18 150 Lit 128
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 Wood Checkmark
Galaxy #19 1959-12-00 ed. R. Valente Casa Editrice La Tribuna 19 150 Lit 128
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 G. Crepax Checkmark
Galaxy #20 1960-01-00 ed. R. Valente Casa Editrice La Tribuna 20 150 Lit 128
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 G. Crepax Checkmark
Preferred Risk 1962-03-00 Edson McCann Dell R114 C$0.40 190
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 R. M. Powers Checkmark
Preferred Risk 1962-03-00 Edson McCann Dell R114 $0.40 190
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 R. M. Powers Checkmark
Rischio di vita 1976-00-00 Lester del Rey, Frederik Pohl Fanucci Editore (Biblioteca di Fantascienza #23)   3,000 Lit 214
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  
Preferred Risk 1980-01-00 Lester del Rey, Frederik Pohl Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-28575-1 $1.95 187
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 Chris Barbieri Checkmark
Preferred Risk 1980-01-00 Lester del Rey, Frederik Pohl Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-28575-1 C$2.50 187
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 Chris Barbieri Checkmark
Der Wohlfahrtskonzern 1981-03-00 Lester del Rey, Frederik Pohl Moewig (Moewig Science Fiction #3519) 3-8118-3519-X DM 6.80 304
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 Oliviero Berni Checkmark
Preferred Risk 1983-02-00 Lester del Rey, Frederik Pohl Methuen 0-417-07490-5 £1.75 187
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 Chris Moore Checkmark
Preferred Risk 2015-02-11 Lester del Rey, Frederik Pohl Wildside Press 978-1-4794-0914-3 $0.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel Kirberger  
Frederik Pohl Super Pack 2015-12-20 Frederik Pohl Positronic Publishing 978-1-5154-0329-6 $12.99 322
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 Catmando  
Frederik Pohl Super Pack 2016-01-04 Frederik Pohl Positronic Publishing 978-1-5154-0289-3 $1.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Catmando  
Frederik Pohl Super Pack 2016-03-03 Frederik Pohl Start Publishing 978-1-68146-515-9 $1.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Preferred Risk 2016-04-21 Edson McCann Project Gutenberg 51814 $0.00  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
The First Science Fiction Novel Megapack 2016-04-30 uncredited Wildside Press (Megapack) 978-1-4794-2163-3 $0.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
omni  
A Twelvemonth and a Day / Preferred Risk 2016-09-24 Poul Anderson, Lester del Rey, Frederik Pohl Armchair Fiction (Armchair Sci-Fi & Horror Double Novels #182) 978-1-61287-329-9 / D-182 $12.95 248
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 Ed Emshwiller  
Frederik Pohl Super Pack 2018-04-03 Frederik Pohl Positronic Publishing 978-1-5154-2187-0 $24.99 322
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Catmando  
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