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Title: Mission of Gravity Title Record # 1511
Author: Hal Clement
Date: 1954-01-00
Type: NOVEL
Series: Mesklin
Series Number: 1
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
1972Translated by С. Бережков (S. Berezhkov), a pseudonym used by Аркадий Стругацкий.
Russian [as by ]
1978Translated by 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
1987Translated by Tom Arno
Italian Stella doppia 61 Cygni
1993Translated by Carlos Gardini
Spanish Misión de gravedad
1999 Russian
Экспедиция «Тяготение»?Ekspeditsiya «Tyagoteniye»
[as by ]
2001Translation of Mission of Gravity into the Turkish. Translated by Ardan Tüzünsoy
Turkish
Aǧır görev?Agir gorev
2010Translated by Giorgio Monicelli
Italian Stella doppia 61 Cygni
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
1954Translated by Tom Arno
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.  
$0.35?$: US dollar
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.  
$0.35?$: US dollar
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.  
$0.35?$: US dollar
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.  
$0.35?$: US dollar
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  
-/9?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
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?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
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?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
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?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
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  
$2.95?$: US dollar
224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Jean Morton Checkmark
Mission of Gravity 1954-06-00 Hal Clement Doubleday / SFBC  
$1.15?$: US dollar
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 Mondadori 59
Lit 130?Lit: Italian lira
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?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
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
$0.35?$: US dollar
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?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
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
$0.40?$: US dollar
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?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
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?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
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
$0.75?$: US dollar
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  
1972-00-00
Мир?Mir
(
Зарубежная фантастика?Zarubezhnaia fantastika
Zarubezhnaya fantastika
)
    360
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  
Mission of Gravity 1974-10-00 Hal Clement Pyramid Books 0-515-03479-7 / N3479
$0.95?$: US dollar
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$0.95?C$: Canadian dollar
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  
Mission of Gravity 1976-06-00 Hal Clement New English Library (NEL SF Master Series) 0-450-02994-8
Ł0.60?Ł: UK pound
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 Mondadori 734
Lit 700?Lit: Italian lira
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
#58)
963-211-271-7
Ft 12?Ft: Hungarian forint
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?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
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
$1.75?$: US dollar
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$1.75?C$: Canadian dollar
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
$12.00?$: US dollar
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
$1.75?$: US dollar
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$2.25?C$: Canadian dollar
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
$2.98?$: US dollar
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?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
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  
Schwere Welten 1984-00-00 Hal Clement Heyne (Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur #3) 3-453-30793-3
DM 12.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
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
$2.75?$: US dollar
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 1987-00-00 Hal Clement The Easton Press (The Masterpieces of Science Fiction)     224+
[3]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Checkmark
Mission of Gravity 1987-05-00 Hal Clement VGSF / Gollancz 0-575-04022-X
Ł2.50?Ł: UK pound
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 Mondadori (Classici Urania #129)  
Lit 4,500?Lit: Italian lira
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 1989-02-00 Hal Clement Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-00993-2
$3.95?$: US dollar
 
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
$5.99?$: US dollar
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  
1999-00-00 ed.
Николай Ютанов?Nikolay Yutanov
Nikolai Yutanov
АСТ?AST
( #14)
5-237-03255-9   608
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Mission of Gravity 2000-04-00 Hal Clement Gollancz (SF Collectors' Editions) 0-575-07094-3
Ł9.99?Ł: UK pound
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
$25.00?$: US dollar
465
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Richard McKenna (II) 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
$15.95?$: US dollar
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
$13.99?$: US dollar
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?Ł: UK pound
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
$7.99?$: US dollar
 
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
$25.00?$: US dollar
465
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Richard McKenna (II) Checkmark
Stella doppia 61 Cygni 2010-06-00 Hal Clement Mondadori (Urania Collezione #89) 89
€5.50?€: Euro
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?€: Euro
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?Nele Schuetz
Checkmark
Mission of Gravity 2014-12-00 Hal Clement Gollancz (Gollancz SF Masterworks (II)) 978-1-4732-0638-0
Ł8.99?Ł: UK pound
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?Ł: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel John Picacio  
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