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Title: Mission of Gravity Title Record # 1511
Author: Hal Clement
Date: 1954-00-00
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 Mesklinites can help mankind discover them.
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Other Titles

Translations Serializations Translated Serializations
Year Language Title
1959Translated by Günter Hehemann.
German Unternehmen Schwerkraft
1968Translated by Wulf H. Bergner
German Unternehmen Schwerkraft
1971Translated by Paul Halliwell
Dutch Een Zaak van Gewicht
1971Translated by Pierre Versins & Martine Renaud
French Question de poids
1978Hungarian translation: Borbás Mária, 1978
Hungarian Az elveszett rakéta
1982First unabridged German edition. Translated by Peter Pape. The 2014 publication is stated as revised (by an uncredited hand).
German Unternehmen Schwerkraft
1982Translated by Pierre Versins & Martine Renaud
French Mission Gravité
1987 Italian Stella doppia 61 Cygni
1993Translated by Carlos Gardini
Spanish Misión de gravedad
2001Translation of Mission of Gravity into the Turkish. Translated by Ardan Tüzünsoy
Turkish
Aǧır görev?Agir gorev
Year Title
1953 Mission of Gravity (Part 1 of 4)
1953 Mission of Gravity (Part 2 of 4)
1953 Mission of Gravity (Part 3 of 4)
1953 Mission of Gravity (Part 4 of 4)
Year Language Title
1954 Italian Stella Doppia 61 Cygni (Complete Novel)

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Astounding Science Fiction, April 1953 1953-04-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.   $0.35 172
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 Van Dongen Checkmark
Astounding Science Fiction, May 1953 1953-05-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.   $0.35 164
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 Baer Checkmark
Astounding Science Fiction, June 1953 1953-06-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.   $0.35 172
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 Lee Correy Checkmark
Astounding Science Fiction, July 1953 1953-07-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.   $0.35 172
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 Miller Checkmark
Astounding Science Fiction, September 1953 (UK) 1953-09-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Atlas Publishing and Distribution Co. Ltd   9d 68
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 Van Dongen Checkmark
Astounding Science Fiction, October 1953 (UK) 1953-10-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Atlas Publishing and Distribution Co. Ltd   -/9 64
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  
Astounding Science Fiction, November 1953 (UK) 1953-11-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Atlas Publishing and Distribution Co. Ltd   1/6 132
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 Correy Checkmark
Astounding Science Fiction, December 1953 (UK) 1953-12-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Atlas Publishing and Distribution Co. Ltd   1/6 128
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 Miller Checkmark
Mission of Gravity 1954-01-00 Hal Clement Doubleday   $2.95 224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Joe Mugnaini Checkmark
Mission of Gravity 1954-06-00 Hal Clement Doubleday / SFBC   $1.15 224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Jean Morton Checkmark
I Romanzi di Urania #59 1954-10-20 ed. Giorgio Monicelli Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 59 130 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 Curt Caesar Checkmark
Mission of Gravity 1955-00-00 Hal Clement Robert Hale   9/6 192
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
Mission of Gravity 1958-00-00 Hal Clement Galaxy Publishing Corp. (Galaxy Science Fiction Novel #33) 33 $0.35 191
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.
novel Wallace A. Wood Checkmark
Unternehmen Schwerkraft 1959-02-20 Hal Clement Moewig (Terra Sonderband #12) TSB12 DM 1.00 96
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".
novel Karl Stephan Checkmark
Mission of Gravity 1962-10-00 Hal Clement Pyramid Books F-786 $0.40 174
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.
novel Ed Emshwiller Checkmark
Mission of Gravity 1963-07-00 Hal Clement Penguin Books 1978 3/6 200
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 Yves Tanguy Checkmark
Unternehmen Schwerkraft 1968-06-00 Hal Clement Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3121) 3121 DM 2.40 159
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 Karl Stephan Checkmark
Mission of Gravity 1969-08-00 Hal Clement Pyramid Books T-2063 $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.
novel John Schoenherr Checkmark
Een Zaak van Gewicht 1971-00-00 Hal Clement Meulenhoff (M=SF #45) 90-290-0251-4   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.
novel Erik Zwierd Checkmark
Question de poids 1971-01-25 Hal Clement Robert Laffont (Ailleurs et demain)     270
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 Checkmark
Mission of Gravity 1974-10-00 Hal Clement Pyramid Books 0-515-03479-7 / N3479 $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.
novel Checkmark
Mission of Gravity 1974-10-00 Hal Clement Pyramid Books 0-515-03479-7 / N3479 C$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.
novel Checkmark
Question de poids 1975-00-00 Hal Clement Edito-Service (Les chefs-d'śuvre de la science fiction)     xiii+
266
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Checkmark
Mission of Gravity 1976-06-00 Hal Clement New English Library (NEL SF Master Series) 0-450-02994-8 Ł0.60 192
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 Bruce Pennington Checkmark
Urania #734 1977-10-23 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 734 700 Lit 156
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  
Az elveszett rakéta 1978-00-00 Hal Clement
Kozmosz Könyvek?Kozmosz Konyvek
(
Kozmosz Fantasztikus Könyvek?Kozmosz Fantasztikus Konyvek
)
963-211-271-7 Ft 12 280
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 Herpai Zoltán Checkmark
Unternehmen Schwerkraft 1978-00-00 Hal Clement Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3121) 3-453-30489-6 DM 3.80 159
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 Olof Feindt Checkmark
Mission of Gravity 1978-01-00 Hal Clement Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27092-4 $1.75 233
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 H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
Mission of Gravity 1978-01-00 Hal Clement Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27092-4 C$1.75 233
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 H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
Mission of Gravity 1978-06-00 Hal Clement Gregg Press 0-8398-2426-2 $12.00 xii+
256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Mission of Gravity 1979-05-00 Hal Clement Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27092-4 $1.75 233
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 H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
Mission of Gravity 1979-05-00 Hal Clement Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27092-4 C$2.25 233
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 H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
Mission of Gravity 1980-03-00 Hal Clement Doubleday / SFBC 3675 $2.98 188
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Tony Gleeson Checkmark
Schwere Welten 1982-01-00 Hal Clement Heyne (Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur #3) 3-453-30793-3 DM 9.80 588
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 Steven Vincent Johnson Checkmark
Mission Gravité 1982-03-00 Hal Clement Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5132) 2-266-01129-4   246
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 W. Siudmak Checkmark
Schwere Welten 1984-00-00 Hal Clement Heyne (Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur #3) 3-453-30793-3 DM 12.80 588
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 Steven Vincent Johnson Checkmark
Mission of Gravity 1984-07-00 Hal Clement Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-31622-3 $2.75 233
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 H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
Mission of Gravity 1987-05-00 Hal Clement VGSF / Gollancz 0-575-04022-X Ł2.50 203
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 Tony Roberts Checkmark
Stella doppia 61 Cygni 1987-12-00 Hal Clement Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Classici Urania #129)   4,500 Lit 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 Vicente Segrelles  
Mission of Gravity 1988-09-00 Hal Clement The Easton Press (The Masterpieces of Science Fiction)   $32.00 224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
Mission of Gravity 1989-02-00 Hal Clement Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-00993-2 $3.95  
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  
Misión de gravedad 1993-04-00 Hal Clement Ediciones B (Nova #55) 84-406-3331-9   246
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 Eloy Sánchez Vizcaíno  
Mission of Gravity 1995-02-00 Hal Clement Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-31622-3 $5.99 231
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 H. R. Van Dongen  
Mission of Gravity 2000-04-00 Hal Clement Gollancz (SF Collectors' Editions) 0-575-07094-3 Ł9.99 203
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  
The Essential Hal Clement Volume 3: Variations on a Theme by Sir Isaac Newton 2000-09-00 Hal Clement NESFA Press 1-886778-08-6 $25.00 465
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Richard McKenna Checkmark
Aǧır görev?Agir gorev
2001-00-00 Hal Clement
İthaki Yayınları?Ithaki Yayinlari
975-6902-95-7   322
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  
Heavy Planet: The Classic Mesklin Stories 2002-11-00 Hal Clement Orb 0-765-30368-X $15.95 414
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 Stephan Martiniere Checkmark
Heavy Planet: The Classic Mesklin Stories 2003-03-00 Hal Clement Orb / SFBC 56449 $13.99 414
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Stephan Martiniere  
Mission of Gravity 2005-10-00 Hal Clement Gollancz / Orion (Millennium / Gollancz SF Masterworks #62) 0-575-07708-5 Ł6.99 203
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 John Picacio Checkmark
Heavy Planet: The Classic Mesklin Stories 2007-05-00 Hal Clement Orb 978-1-4299-7211-6 $7.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Essential Hal Clement Volume 3: Variations on a Theme by Sir Isaac Newton 2007-09-00 Hal Clement NESFA Press 1-886778-08-6 $25.00 465
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Richard McKenna Checkmark
Stella doppia 61 Cygni 2010-06-00 Hal Clement Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Urania Collezione #89) 89 €5.50 307
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 Franco Brambilla  
Schwerkraft 2014-07-00 Hal Clement Heyne (Meisterwerke der Science Fiction) 978-3-453-31582-2 €9.99 782
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 Nele Schütz Checkmark
Mission of Gravity 2014-12-00 Hal Clement Gollancz (Gollancz SF Masterworks (II)) 978-1-4732-0638-0 Ł8.99 203
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 John Picacio Checkmark
Mission of Gravity 2014-12-00 Hal Clement Gollancz / Orion (Gollancz SF Masterworks (II)) 978-0-575-11019-9 Ł4.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
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