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Title: Vanguard from Alpha Title Record # 122
Author: Brian W. Aldiss
Date: 1959-10-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novella
Series: The Year Before Yesterday
Language: English
Note: According to Clute/Nicholls, this novella was revised when it was included in the "Equator" collection. Eventually incorporated into "The Year Before Yesterday" / "Cracken at Critical" (1987).
Synopsis: An alien generation ship from Alpha Centauri arrives on Earth seeking a place to recover from their voyage, but their true motives are mysterious enough that the United Nations must resort to espionage.
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations Serializations
Year Title
1958 Equator
1959 Equator [as by Brian Aldiss]
Year Language Title
1962Translated by Stéphane Rouvre
French Equateur
1962According to the copyright page notes in the Heyne publication "Chroniken der Zukunft Band 3" (1984), this is an abridged translation.
German Feind aus dem Kosmos
1975 German Äquator
1976Translated by Nikola Popović
Croatian Ekvator [as by Brian Aldiss]
1984Unabridged. Translated by Uta McKechneay.
German Feinde aus dem Kosmos [as by Brian Aldiss]
Year Title
1958 Equator (Part 1 of 2)
1958 Equator (Part 2 of 2)

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
New Worlds Science Fiction, #75 September 1958 1958-09-00 ed. John Carnell Nova Publications Ltd.   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 Brian Lewis Checkmark
New Worlds Science Fiction, #76 October 1958 1958-10-00 ed. John Carnell Nova Publications Ltd.   2/- 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 Brian Lewis Checkmark
Vanguard from Alpha / The Changeling Worlds 1959-00-00 Brian W. Aldiss, Kenneth Bulmer Ace Books (Ace Double #D-369) D-369 $0.35 109+
145
dos?Dos-a-dos or tete-beche formatted paperback books, such as Ace Doubles and Capra Press back-to-back books.
omni Ed Emshwiller , Ed Valigursky Checkmark
Equator 1961-00-00 Brian W. Aldiss Digit Books R533 2/6 160
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 Checkmark
Feind aus dem Kosmos 1962-00-00 Brian W. Aldiss Pabel (Utopia Zukunftsroman #315) 315 DM 0.70 63
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".
chap  
Equateur 1962-00-00 Brian W. Aldiss Denoël (Présence du Futur #58)     253
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  
Equator 1963-00-00 Brian W. Aldiss Digit Books R695 2/6 157
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 Checkmark
The Future Makers 1968-07-00 ed. Peter Haining Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-98040-0 18/- 191
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Future Makers 1969-09-00 ed. Peter Haining New English Library 2516 5/- 142
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.
anth Bruce Pennington Checkmark
The Future Makers 1971-05-00 ed. Peter Haining Belmont Books B75-2125 $0.75 174
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.
anth Bill Duca Checkmark
The Future Makers 1971-05-00 ed. Peter Haining Belmont Books B75-2125 C$0.75 174
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.
anth Bill Duca Checkmark
Science Fiction Special 5 1971-07-00 uncredited Sidgwick & Jackson (Science Fiction Special #5) 0-283-48483-7 £ 254+
190+
191
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
Equator and Segregation 1973-06-00 Brian Aldiss New English Library 0-450-01501-7 £0.30 127
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 Bruce Pennington Checkmark
Equator and Segregation 1973-06-00 Brian Aldiss New English Library 0-450-01501-7 £0.30 127
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 Bruce Pennington Checkmark
The Future Makers 1974-06-00 ed. Peter Haining Belmont Tower 50689 $0.95 174
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.
anth Checkmark
The Future Makers 1974-06-00 ed. Peter Haining Flamingo Books 50689 £0.30 174
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.
anth Checkmark
The Future Makers 1975-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Robert Hale 0-7091-4712-0   174
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Die Zukunftsmacher 1975-05-06 ed. Peter Haining Pabel (Terra Taschenbuch #261) TTB261 DM 2.80 144
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.
anth Paul Lehr Checkmark
Sirius, #4 1976-10-05 ed.
Borivoj Jurković?Borivoj Jurkovic
Borivoj Jurkovich
Vjesnik   10 din. 148
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.
mag Larry Kresek Checkmark
Equator and Segregation 1977-01-00 Brian Aldiss New English Library 0-450-03041-5 £0.50 127
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 Bruce Pennington Checkmark
The Future Makers 1979-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Magnum 0-417-03360-5 £0.90 174
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.
anth Chris Moore Checkmark
Equateur 1980-09-30 Brian W. Aldiss Denoël (Présence du Futur #58)     217
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 Stéphane Dumont Checkmark
Chroniken der Zukunft Band 3 1984-11-00 Wolfgang Jeschke Heyne (Welten der Zukunft / Chroniken der Zukunft #3) 3-453-31149-3 DM 7.80 463
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 Rudolf Brammer Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories: The 1950s 2013-10-10 Brian Aldiss The Friday Project (The Brian Aldiss Collection) 978-0-00-748208-5 £19.99 864
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 Checkmark
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