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Title: City of Truth Title Record # 16087
Author: James Morrow
Date: 1991-01-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novella
Language: English
Note: Comment by the author in Nebula Awards 28:
City of Truth traces to a short story, Veritas, that I wrote for George Zebrowski's anthology series, Synergy. In that particular yarn, I systematically delineated the concept of a truth-telling dystopia, but shortly after its publication I began to feel that the premise deserved something beyond the spy-thriller plot I'd erected. When my then-current British editor, Deborah Beale, invited me to contribute to her Legend Novellas series at Random Century, I began thinking more deeply about the conundrum of candor. "Honesty is a good thing," I told myself, "but what if my young son were dying? Wouldn't my first instinct be to spare him the truth?" And so I returned to Veritas, putting the main character through an ordeal far more intense than the one faced by his counterpart in the original story.
While the first edition bears a January 1991 publication date (qualifying it for the 1992 Nebula ballot) it seems the book was available as early as November 1990 as Locus Magazine carried reviews in November 1990 (review by Faren Miller) and in December 1990 (review by Mark R. Kelly). The story has a 1990 copyright date which may explain why there are catalogue listings for this book for "1990."
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Other Titles

Translations Translated Serializations
Year Language Title
1992 French Cité de vérité
1997Translated by Arkadiusz Nakoniecznik
Polish Miasto prawdy
1997 Italian Il ribelle di Veritas
Year Language Title
1992 Hungarian Az igazmondók városa (Part 2 of 3)

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
10 1992 Locus Best Novella
Win 1993 Nebula Novella

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
City of Truth 1991-01-00 James Morrow Legend / Century (Legend Novellas) 0-7126-3693-5 Ł9.99 104
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
chap Steve Crisp Checkmark
City of Truth 1991-06-00 James Morrow Legend / Century (Legend Novellas) 0-7126-4575-6 Ł4.99 104
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.
chap Steve Crisp Checkmark
Galaktika: Tudományos-fantasztikus folyóirat 137 1992-02-00 ed. Kuczka Péter
Móra Ferenc Ifjúsági Könyvkiadó?Mora Ferenc Ifjusagi Konyvkiado
  Ft 72 96
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 Mark Harrison Checkmark
Cité de vérité 1992-04-00 James Morrow Denoël (Présence du Futur #530) 2-207-30530-9   188
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.
chap Roland Cat Checkmark
City of Truth 1992-06-00 James Morrow St. Martin's Press 0-312-07672-X $14.95 104
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
chap Steve Crisp Checkmark
City of Truth 1992-07-00 James Morrow St. Martin's Press / SFBC 01741 $6.98 104
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
chap Steve Crisp  
Hugo and Nebula Anthology 1993 1993-00-00 ed. Brad Templeton ClariNet Communications Corp. 1-56941-012-7 $29.95 0
other?The publication format is non-standard. The details are usually provided publication notes.
anth Checkmark
City of Truth 1993-05-00 James Morrow Harcourt Brace 0-15-618042-1 $7.95 144
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.
chap Steven Cooley Checkmark
Nebula Awards 28 1994-04-00 ed. James Morrow Harcourt Brace 0-15-100082-4 $24.95 xiii+
329
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Craig Stuart Rosenberg Checkmark
Nebula Awards 28 1994-04-00 ed. James Morrow Harcourt Brace 0-15-600039-3 $12.95 xiii+
329
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.
anth Craig Stuart Rosenberg Checkmark
Nebula '92 1997-00-00 ed. James Morrow
Prószyński i S-ka?Proszynski i S-ka
(Nowa Fantastyka)
83-7180-065-7 16,50 Zł 455+
[1]
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.
anth Checkmark
Il ribelle di Veritas 1997-09-00 James Morrow Editrice Nord (Cosmo Collana di Fantascienza #282) 88-429-0856-8 18,000 Lit 154
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.
chap Barclay Shaw  
City of Truth 2013-08-20 James Morrow Open Road Integrated Media 978-1-4804-3865-1 $7.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
chap Mauricio Diaz  
City of Truth 2013-10-31 James Morrow Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-08194-9 Ł2.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
chap  
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