Title: Mission of Gravity

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Title: Mission of Gravity ISFDB Title Record # 1511
Author: Hal Clement
Year: 1954
Type: NOVEL
Series: Mesklin
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Synopsis: The planet Mesklin is a vast cold inhospitable world, with a crushing gravity 700 times greater than Earth. Mesklin holds secrets of great value, and only the tiny (and very flat) Mesklinites can help mankind discover them. The story of an epic journey by tiny creatures across a vast and dangerous world.
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Place Year and Award Category
Nomination 1955 IFA Fiction
16 1975 Locus All-Time Best Novel
36 1987 Locus All-Time Best SF Novel
37 1998 Locus All-Time Best SF Novel before 1990
Nomination 2004 Retro Hugo Best Novel

Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Astounding Science Fiction, April 1953 Apr 1953 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.   $0.35 172 digest mag Van Dongen Checkmark
Astounding Science Fiction, May 1953 May 1953 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.   $0.35 164 digest mag Baer Checkmark
Astounding Science Fiction, June 1953 Jun 1953 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.   $0.35 172 digest mag Lee Correy Checkmark
Astounding Science Fiction, July 1953 Jul 1953 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.   $0.35 172 digest mag Miller Checkmark
Astounding Science Fiction, September 1953 (UK) Sep 1953 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Atlas Publishing and Distribution Co. Ltd   9d 68 pulp mag Van Dongen Checkmark
Astounding Science Fiction, November 1953 (UK) Nov 1953 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Atlas Publishing and Distribution Co. Ltd   1/6 132 digest mag Correy Checkmark
Astounding Science Fiction, December 1953 (UK) Dec 1953 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Atlas Publishing and Distribution Co. Ltd   1/6 128 digest mag Miller Checkmark
Mission of Gravity Jan 1954 Hal Clement Doubleday   $2.95 224 hc novel Joe Mugnaini Checkmark
Mission of Gravity Jun 1954 Hal Clement Doubleday / SFBC   $1.15 224 hc novel Jean Morton Checkmark
I Romanzi di Urania #59 Oct 1954 ed. Giorgio Monicelli Arnoldo Mondadori Editore #59 130 Lit 128 digest mag Curt Caesar Checkmark
Mission of Gravity 1958 Hal Clement Galaxy Publishing Corp. (Galaxy Science Fiction Novel #33) #33 $0.35 191 pb novel Wallace A. Wood Checkmark
Unternehmen Schwerkraft 1959 Hal Clement Moewig (Terra Sonderband #12) #TSB12 DM 1.00 96 digest novel  
Mission of Gravity Oct 1962 Hal Clement Pyramid Books #F-786 $0.40 174 pb novel Ed Emshwiller Checkmark
Mission of Gravity Jul 1963 Hal Clement Penguin Books #1978 3/6 199+
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pb novel Yves Tanguy Checkmark
Unternehmen Schwerkraft Jun 1968 Hal Clement Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3121) #3121 DM 2.40 158+
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pb novel Karl Stephan Checkmark
Mission of Gravity Aug 1969 Hal Clement Pyramid Books #T-2063 $0.75 174 pb novel John Schoenherr Checkmark
Question de poids Jan 1971 Hal Clement Robert Laffont (Ailleurs et demain)     270 tp novel Checkmark
Een Zaak van Gewicht 1971 Hal Clement Meulenhoff (M=SF #45) 90-290-0251-4   191 pb novel Erik Zwierd Checkmark
Mission of Gravity Oct 1974 Hal Clement Pyramid Books 0-515-03479-7 $0.95 174 pb novel Checkmark
Mission of Gravity Oct 1974 Hal Clement Pyramid Books 0-515-03479-7 C$0.95 174 pb novel Checkmark
Question de poids 1975 Hal Clement Edito-Service (Les chefs-d'œuvre de la science fiction)     xiii+
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Mission of Gravity Jun 1976 Hal Clement New English Library (NEL SF Master Series) 0-450-02994-8 £0.60 192 pb novel Bruce Pennington Checkmark
Urania #734 Oct 1977 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Arnoldo Mondadori Editore #734 700 Lit 156 digest mag Karel Thole  
Mission of Gravity Jan 1978 Hal Clement Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27092-4 $1.75 233 pb novel H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
Mission of Gravity Jan 1978 Hal Clement Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27092-4 C$1.75 233 pb novel H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
Mission of Gravity Jun 1978 Hal Clement Gregg Press 0-8398-2426-2 $12.00 xii+
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Az elveszett rakéta 1978 Hal Clement Kozmosz Könyvek (Kozmosz Fantasztikus Könyvek) 963-211-271-7 Ft 12 280 pb novel Herpai Zoltán Checkmark
Unternehmen Schwerkraft 1978 Hal Clement Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3121) 3-453-30489-6 DM 3.80 159 pb novel Olof Feindt Checkmark
Mission of Gravity May 1979 Hal Clement Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27092-4 $1.75 233 pb novel H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
Mission of Gravity May 1979 Hal Clement Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27092-4 C$2.25 233 pb novel H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
Mission of Gravity Mar 1980 Hal Clement Doubleday / SFBC #3675 $2.98 188 hc novel Tony Gleeson Checkmark
Schwere Welten Jan 1982 Hal Clement Heyne (Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur #3) 3-453-30793-3 DM 9.80 588 pb omni Steven Vincent Johnson Checkmark
Mission Gravité Mar 1982 Hal Clement Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5132) 2-266-01129-4   246 pb novel W. Siudmak Checkmark
Mission of Gravity Jul 1984 Hal Clement Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-31622-3 $2.75 233 pb novel H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
Schwere Welten 1984 Hal Clement Heyne (Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur #3) 3-453-30793-3 DM 12.80 587+
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pb omni Steven Vincent Johnson Checkmark
Mission of Gravity May 1987 Hal Clement VGSF / Gollancz 0-575-04022-X £2.50 203 pb novel Tony Roberts Checkmark
Stella doppia 61 Cygni Dec 1987 Hal Clement Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Classici Urania #129)   4,500 Lit 190 pb novel Vicente Segrelles  
Mission of Gravity Sep 1988 Hal Clement The Easton Press (The Masterpieces of Science Fiction)   $32.00 224 hc novel  
Mission of Gravity Feb 1989 Hal Clement Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-00993-2 $3.95   pb novel  
Mission of Gravity Feb 1995 Hal Clement Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-31622-3 $5.99 231 pb novel H. R. Van Dongen  
Mission of Gravity Apr 2000 Hal Clement Gollancz (SF Collectors' Editions) 0-575-07094-3 £9.99 203 tp novel  
The Essential Hal Clement Volume 3: Variations on a Theme by Sir Isaac Newton Sep 2000 Hal Clement NESFA Press 1-886778-08-6 $25.00 465 hc coll Richard McKenna Checkmark
Heavy Planet: The Classic Mesklin Stories Nov 2002 Hal Clement Orb 0-765-30368-X $15.95 414 tp coll Stephan Martiniere Checkmark
Heavy Planet: The Classic Mesklin Stories Mar 2003 Hal Clement Orb / SFBC 0-7394-3291-5 $13.99 414 hc coll Stephan Martiniere  
Mission of Gravity Oct 2005 Hal Clement Gollancz / Orion (Millennium / Gollancz SF Masterworks #62) 0-575-07708-5 £6.99 203 tp novel John Picacio Checkmark
The Essential Hal Clement Volume 3: Variations on a Theme by Sir Isaac Newton Sep 2007 Hal Clement NESFA Press 1-886778-08-6 $25.00 465 hc coll Richard McKenna Checkmark
Stella doppia 61 Cygni Jun 2010 Hal Clement Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Urania Collezione #89) #89 € 5.50 307 pb novel Franco Brambilla  
Schwerkraft Jul 2014 Hal Clement Heyne (Meisterwerke der Science Fiction) 978-3-453-31582-2 €9.99 782 pb omni Nele Schütz Checkmark
Mission of Gravity Dec 2014 Hal Clement Gollancz (Gollancz SF Masterworks (II)) 978-1-4732-0638-0 £8.99 203 tp novel John Picacio Checkmark
Mission of Gravity Dec 2014 Hal Clement Gollancz / Orion (Gollancz SF Masterworks (II)) 978-0-575-11019-9 £4.99   ebook novel  

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