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Title: Lest Darkness Fall Title Record # 1638
Author: L. Sprague de Camp
Date: 1941-00-00
Type: NOVEL
Series: Lest Darkness Fall
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Synopsis: WorldCat: Archaeologist Martin Padway, struck by lightning while touring the Parthenon in Rome is thrown from the year 1938 to 6th century AD Rome, where he changes the course of history to prevent the fall of the Roman Empire and avoid the Dark Ages.
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Other Titles

Translations Serializations Translated Serializations
Year Language Title
1965This translation by Heinz Zwack seems to correspond to the later german edition of the novel, but in fact this version is about 20 percent shorter and the later one also was slightly revised in the parallel parts
German Das Mittelalter findet nicht statt
1972Translated by Renato Prinzhofer
Italian Abisso del passato
1972Translated by Christian Meistermann
French De peur que les ténèbres
1973This translation by Heinz Zwack (as Heinz Nagel) seems to correspond to the earlier german edition of the novel, but in fact this version is about 20 percent longer and also slightly revised in the parallel parts
German Vorgriff auf die Vergangenheit
1978 Dutch Een Fakkel voor het Keizerrijk
1983 French De peur que les ténèbres [as by Lyon Sprague de Camp]
1987Translated by Eurico da Fonseca
Portuguese A Luz e as Trevas
1999 French De peur que les ténèbres... [as by Lyon Sprague de Camp]
Year Title
1939 Lest Darkness Fall (Complete Novel)
2014 Lest Darkness Fall (Part 1 of 5)
2014 Lest Darkness Fall (Part 2 of 5)
2014 Lest Darkness Fall (Part 3 of 5)
2014 Lest Darkness Fall (Part 4 of 5)
2014 Lest Darkness Fall (Part 5 of 5)
Year Language Title
1959 Italian L'abisso Del Passato (Complete Novel)

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Unknown, December 1939 1939-12-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.   $0.20 164
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 Cartier Checkmark
Lest Darkness Fall 1941-00-00 L. Sprague de Camp Henry Holt   $2.50 379
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
Lest Darkness Fall 1949-00-00 L. Sprague de Camp Prime Press   $3.00 vii+
233
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Robert Tschirsky Checkmark
Lest Darkness Fall 1949-00-00 L. Sprague de Camp Prime Press   $3.00 vii+
233
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Hannes Bok Checkmark
Lest Darkness Fall 1955-00-00 L. Sprague de Camp Galaxy Publishing Corp. (Galaxy Science Fiction Novel #24) 24 $0.35 125
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 Ed Emshwiller Checkmark
Lest Darkness Fall 1955-00-00 L. Sprague de Camp William Heinemann   12/6 230
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
I Romanzi del Cosmo #42 1959-12-30 ed. Marco Paini Milano: Ponzoni 42 150 Lit 144
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 Luigi Garonzi Checkmark
Lest Darkness Fall 1963-02-00 L. Sprague de Camp Pyramid Books F817 $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
Das Mittelalter findet nicht statt 1965-06-04 L. Sprague de Camp Moewig (Terra Sonderband #97) TSB97 DM 1.00 97
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
Lest Darkness Fall 1969-08-00 L. Sprague de Camp Pyramid Books X-2056 $0.60 174
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 Peter Bramley Checkmark
Abisso del passato 1972-00-00 L. Sprague de Camp Editrice Nord (Cosmo Serie Oro. Classici della Narrativa di Fantascienza #4)   2,000 Lit xxiv+
218
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Luciana Tom Matalon  
De peur que les ténèbres 1972-00-00 L. Sprague de Camp Marabout (Bibliothèque Marabout - Science Fiction #405)     254
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
Vorgriff auf die Vergangenheit 1973-01-00 L. Sprague de Camp Ullstein (Ullstein 2000 #36 (2931)) 3-548-02931-0 DM 2.80 138
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 Diane Dillon , Leo Dillon Checkmark
Lest Darkness Fall 1974-08-00 L. Sprague de Camp Ballantine Books 0-345-24139-8 $1.25 208
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 Stivers Checkmark
Lest Darkness Fall 1974-08-00 L. Sprague de Camp Ballantine Books 0-345-24139-8 C$1.25 208
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 Stivers Checkmark
Lest Darkness Fall 1975-10-00 L. Sprague de Camp Ballantine Books 0-345-24847-3 $1.50 208
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 Darrell K. Sweet Checkmark
Een Fakkel voor het Keizerrijk 1978-00-00 L. Sprague de Camp Gradivus (Gradivus SF) 90-6317-771-2 ƒ12.90 223
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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
Lest Darkness Fall 1979-00-00 L. Sprague de Camp Sphere 0-7221-2931-9 £1.25 220
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  
Lest Darkness Fall 1979-04-00 L. Sprague de Camp Ballantine Books / SFBC 3358 $2.49 182
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Gary Viskupic Checkmark
Lest Darkness Fall 1979-08-00 L. Sprague de Camp Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-28285-X $1.95 208
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 Darrell K. Sweet Checkmark
Lest Darkness Fall 1979-08-00 L. Sprague de Camp Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-28285-X C$2.50 208
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 Darrell K. Sweet Checkmark
Vorgriff auf die Vergangenheit 1983-02-00 L. Sprague de Camp Ullstein (Ullstein Science Fiction & Fantasy #31046) 3-548-31046-X DM 5.80 138
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
De peur que les ténèbres 1983-02-00 Lyon Sprague de Camp Néo (Fantastique / Science-fiction / Aventures #70) 2-7304-0195-4 F25.00 250
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 Jean-Michel Nicollet  
Lest Darkness Fall 1983-08-00 L. Sprague de Camp Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-31016-0 $3.25 208
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 Darrell K. Sweet Checkmark
Lest Darkness Fall 1986-10-00 L. Sprague de Camp Ballantine Books / SFBC 03358   182
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Gary Viskupic  
A Luz e as Trevas 1987-00-00 L. Sprague de Camp Livros do Brasil (Argonauta #361)      
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
novel  
Lest Darkness Fall 1988-00-00 L. Sprague de Camp The Easton Press (The Masterpieces of Science Fiction)     [10]+
182+
[4]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Checkmark
Lest Darkness Fall / To Bring the Light 1996-08-00 ed. L. Sprague de Camp, David Drake Baen 0-671-87736-4 $5.99 xi+
336
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 Ken Tunnell Checkmark
Lest Darkness Fall 1996-09-00 L. Sprague de Camp Ballantine Books / SFBC 13556 $7.98 182
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Ron Walotsky  
De peur que les ténèbres... 1999-03-00 Lyon Sprague de Camp Les Belles Lettres (Le Cabinet Noir #28) 2-251-77129-1 F49.00 285
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 Rémi Hamoir Checkmark
Urania #1361 1999-05-09 ed. Giuseppe Lippi Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 1361 5,900 Lit 260
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 Marco Patrito  
Years in the Making: The Time-Travel Stories of L. Sprague de Camp 2005-02-00 L. Sprague de Camp NESFA Press 1-886778-47-7 $25.00 377
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Years in the Making: The Time-Travel Stories of L. Sprague de Camp 2005-09-00 L. Sprague de Camp NESFA Press / SFBC 1192207 $12.50 377
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Lest Darkness Fall and Related Stories 2011-03-11 ed. uncredited Phoenix Pick 978-1-61242-015-8 $14.99 287
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  
Lest Darkness Fall 2011-09-29 L. Sprague de Camp Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-10332-0 £4.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
Lest Darkness Fall / Rogue Queen / The Tritonian Ring and Other Pusadian Tales 2014-02-27 L. Sprague de Camp Gollancz (SF Gateway Omnibus) 978-0-575-10367-2 £18.99 xiii+
507
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 Richard Yang Checkmark
Galaxy's Edge, Issue 7, March 2014 2014-03-00 ed. Mike Resnick Arc Manor/Phoenix Pick 978-1-61242-187-2 $3.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
mag Checkmark
Galaxy's Edge Magazine, Issue 7: March 2014 2014-03-00 ed. Mike Resnick Arc Manor/Phoenix Pick 978-1-61242-186-5 $5.99 120
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 Checkmark
Lest Darkness Fall / Rogue Queen / The Tritonian Ring and Other Pusadian Tales 2014-03-27 L. Sprague de Camp Gateway / Orion (SF Gateway Omnibus) 978-1-4732-0191-0 £7.49  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
omni  
Galaxy's Edge, Issue 8: May 2014 2014-05-00 ed. Mike Resnick Arc Manor/Phoenix Pick 978-1-61242-203-9 $3.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
mag Checkmark
Galaxy's Edge, Issue 8: May 2014 2014-05-00 ed. Mike Resnick Arc Manor/Phoenix Pick 978-1-61242-202-2 $6.99 120
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
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Galaxy's Edge, Issue 9: July 2014 2014-07-00 ed. Mike Resnick Arc Manor/Phoenix Pick 978-1-61242-213-8 $3.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
mag Checkmark
Galaxy's Edge Magazine, Issue 9: July 2014 2014-07-00 ed. Mike Resnick Arc Manor/Phoenix Pick 978-1-61242-212-1 $6.99 124
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 Checkmark
Galaxy's Edge, Issue 10: September 2014 2014-09-00 ed. Mike Resnick Arc Manor/Phoenix Pick 978-1-61242-225-1 $3.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
mag Checkmark
Galaxy's Edge Magazine, Issue 10: September 2014 2014-09-00 ed. Mike Resnick Arc Manor/Phoenix Pick 978-1-61242-224-4 $6.99 120
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 Checkmark
Galaxy's Edge, Issue 11, November 2014 2014-11-00 ed. Mike Resnick Arc Manor/Phoenix Pick 978-1-61242-243-5 $3.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
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Galaxy's Edge Magazine, Issue 11: November 2014 2014-11-00 ed. Mike Resnick Arc Manor/Phoenix Pick 978-1-61242-242-8 $6.99 114
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 Checkmark
Lest Darkness Fall and Related Stories 2017-10-26 ed. uncredited Phoenix Pick 978-1-61242-226-8 $29.99  
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
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