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Title: Orphans of the Sky Title Record # 17694
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Date: 1963-12-00
Type: NOVEL
Series: Future History
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: This novel was first published in "Astounding Science Fiction" in 1941 as two separate novelettes: "Universe" and its sequel "Common Sense". "Universe" was reprinted by itself in book form in 1951. The two were combined to form "Orphans of the Sky" in 1963.
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Other Titles

Translations Translated Serializations
Year Language Title
1959No translator stated
German Die lange Reise
1967Translated by Jasper Koudewater
Dutch Verdwaald Tussen Sterren
1967Translated by Walter Brumm
German Die lange Reise
1969Translated by Frank Straschitz
French Les orphelins du ciel
1975Translation by Lore Stral
German Die lange Reise
1977 Italian Universo
1980Translated by Jaime Martijn
Dutch Verdwaald Tussen Sterren
1995 Italian Orfani del cielo
Year Language Title
1965 Italian Universo (Complete Novel)

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Die lange Reise 1959-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Pabel (Utopia Grossband #90) UGB090 DM 1.00 93
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 Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1963-12-00 Robert A. Heinlein Gollancz   13/6 160
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
Orphans of the Sky 1964-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein G. P. Putnam's Sons   $3.50 187
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Irv Docktor Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1964-05-00 Robert A. Heinlein The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 85 6/- 160
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel John Griffiths  
Orphans of the Sky 1964-05-00 Robert A. Heinlein G. P. Putnam's Sons / SFBC   $1.20 187
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Irv Docktor Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1965-04-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library D2618 $0.50 128
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
Orphans of the Sky 1965-04-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library of Canada D2618 C$0.50 128
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
Urania #378 1965-04-04 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 378 200 Lit 159
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 Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1965-06-00 Robert A. Heinlein Mayflower-Dell 6705 2/6 111
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
Verdwaald Tussen Sterren 1967-02-00 Robert A. Heinlein Meulenhoff (M=SF #1) 1 2.90 160
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 Sanne Sannes Checkmark
Die lange Reise 1967-08-00 Robert A. Heinlein Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3101) 3101 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 Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1967-12-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library P3344 $0.60 128
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 Sidney Kramer Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1967-12-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library of Canada P3344 C$0.60 128
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 Sidney Kramer Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1969-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Mayflower 11580X 4/- 111
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
Orphans of the Sky 1969-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library P3344 $0.60 128
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 Sidney Kramer Checkmark
Histoire du Futur: Tome 2 1969-01-18 Robert A. Heinlein OPTA (Club du Livre d'Anticipation #16)     ii+
515
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1970-04-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library of Canada P3344 C$0.60 128
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 Gene Szafran Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1970-11-00 Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-01908-X C$0.75 128
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
Orphans of the Sky 1971-06-00 Robert A. Heinlein Gollancz 0-575-00160-7   160
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
Supernova! 1974-03-00 Isaac Asimov, J. G. Ballard, Robert A. Heinlein Meulenhoff (M=SF #68) 90-290-0087-2   468
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  
Supernova! 1974-11-00 Isaac Asimov, J. G. Ballard, Robert A. Heinlein Meulenhoff (M=SF #68) 90-290-0087-2   468
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 Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1975-05-00 Robert A. Heinlein Panther 0-586-04204-0 0.40 111
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 Jones Checkmark
Die lange Reise 1975-06-03 Robert A. Heinlein Pabel (Terra Taschenbuch #262) TTB262 DM 2.80 143
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 Ron Walotsky Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1977-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Panther 0-586-04204-0 1.50 111
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 Jones Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1977-02-00 Robert A. Heinlein Panther 0-586-04204-0 0.50 143
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 Jones Checkmark
Universo 1977-04-00 Robert A. Heinlein Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Classici Urania #1) 14162 1,000 Lit 172
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 Karel Thole  
Orphans of the Sky 1980-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Books 0-425-04867-5 $2.25 128
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 Carl Lundgren Checkmark
Verdwaald Tussen Sterren 1980-10-00 Robert A. Heinlein Meulenhoff (Meesters van de Science Fiction #1) 90-290-1104-1   151
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Chris Foss Checkmark
Les orphelins du ciel 1981-02-16 Robert A. Heinlein Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5101) 2-266-00984-2   155
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
Verdwaald Tussen Sterren 1981-10-00 Robert A. Heinlein Meulenhoff (Meesters van de Science Fiction #1) 90-290-1104-1   151
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Chris Foss Checkmark
Verdwaald Tussen Sterren 1984-10-00 Robert A. Heinlein Meulenhoff (M=SF #1) 90-290-1683-3   151
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 Tim White Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1985-01-00 Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Books 0-425-08225-3 $2.75 128
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 Carl Lundgren Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1987-01-00 Robert A. Heinlein New English Library 0-586-04204-0 2.50 143
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  
Orphans of the Sky 1987-03-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-63913-5 $2.95 128
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 Carl Lundgren  
Verdwaald Tussen Sterren 1987-11-00 Robert A. Heinlein Meulenhoff (M=SF #1) 90-290-4221-4   151
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 Sanne Sannes Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1989-08-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-63913-5 $3.50 150
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  
Orphans of the Sky 1992-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-63913-5 $4.99 150
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 James Warhola Checkmark
Orfani del cielo 1995-11-00 Robert A. Heinlein Sellerio Editore 88-389-1185-1 18,000 Lit 168
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 Vincent van Gogh  
Orphans of the Sky 2001-01-00 Robert A. Heinlein Stealth Press 1-58881-007-0 $21.95 153
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
Orphans of the Sky 2001-04-00 Robert A. Heinlein Gollancz (SF Collectors' Editions) 0-575-07237-7 9.99 187
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
Orphans of the Sky 2001-12-00 Robert A. Heinlein Baen 0-671-31845-4 $6.99 209
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 Patrick Turner Checkmark
Universo 2004-02-00 Robert A. Heinlein Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Urania Collezione #13) 13 4.90 176
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 Jacopo Bruno  
Universo 2006-05-00 Robert A. Heinlein Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Piccola Biblioteca Oscar #484) 88-04-55549-1 8.40 176
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 Jacopo Bruno  
Orphans of the Sky 2011-01-24 Robert A. Heinlein Spectrum Literary Agency   $4.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
The Man Who Sold the Moon / Orphans of the Sky 2013-08-20 Robert A. Heinlein Baen   $6.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
omni Bob Eggleton  
The Man Who Sold the Moon / Orphans of the Sky 2013-09-03 Robert A. Heinlein Baen 978-1-4516-3922-3 $13.00 384
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 Bob Eggleton  
The Man Who Sold the Moon / Orphans of the Sky 2014-11-25 Robert A. Heinlein Baen 978-1-4767-3705-8 $7.99 525
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 Bob Eggleton  
Orphans of the Sky 2014-12-22 Robert A. Heinlein Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-11320-6 2.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
Orphans of the Sky date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-01908-X $0.75 128
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
Orphans of the Sky date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion N2823 $0.95 128
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
Orphans of the Sky date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-03217-5 $1.25 128
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
Orphans of the Sky date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-03786-X $1.50 128
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
Orphans of the Sky date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-63913-5 $2.95 128
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 Carl Lundgren Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion N2823 $0.95 128
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
Orphans of the Sky date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-03217-5 $1.25 128
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
Orphans of the Sky date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library P3344 $0.60 128
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 Gene Szafran Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-04410-6 $1.75 128
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
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