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Title: Hothouse Title Record # 186583
Author: Brian W. Aldiss
Date: 1962-00-00
Type: NOVEL
Series: Hothouse
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: This fixup novel was published, in slightly different form, in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, in installments entitled 'Hothouse', 'Nomansland', 'Undergrowth', 'Timberline', and 'Evergreen'. The US variant, 'The Long Afternoon of Earth', is slightly abridged from the UK edition - the US didn't get a full "Hothouse" till 1976. As usual with Aldiss, the "W." may or may not appear on Cover/Spine/Copyright Page, etc, so please stick with title page author when checking.
Synopsis: The far future. The sun is about to go nova. Earth and moon have ceased their axial rotation and present one face continuously to the sun. The bright side of Earth is covered with a a vast carnivorous forest. The protagonists, Gren and his lady, journey to the terrifying dark side of the earth.
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations Translated Serializations
Year Title
1962 Hothouse [as by Brian Aldiss]
1962This novel was published, in slightly different form, in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, in installments entitled Hothouse, Nomansland, Undergrowth, Timberline, and Evergreen. The US edition, The Long Afternoon of Earth, is slightly abridged from the UK edition, Hothouse.
The Long Afternoon of Earth [as by Brian Aldiss]
Year Language Title
1964Translated by Clark Darlton (as Walter Ernsting)
German Am Vorabend der Ewigkeit [as by Brian Aldiss]
1967Translated by 伊藤典夫 (Itō Norio)
Japanese
地球の長い午後?ちきゅうのながいごご
Chikyū no Nagai Gogo
Chikyuu no Nagai Gogo
[as by ]
1969Translated by Carl Lans
Dutch Aan het einde der eeuwen
1974Translated by Sven Christer Swahn
Swedish Drivhuset [as by Brian Aldiss]
1974Translated by Michel Deutsch.
French Le monde vert
1979Translated by Clark Darlton (as Walter Ernsting). This still is the abridged translation from 1964 (data source: copyright page of the later, unabridged new translation Der lange Nachmittag der Erde).
German Am Vorabend der Ewigkeit
1981Translated by Wiebe Buddingh
Dutch De lange namiddag van de Aarde [as by Brian Aldiss]
1986Stated as the first unabridged German tranlation. Translated by Reinhard Heinz.
German Der lange Nachmittag der Erde
1987Translated by Matilde Horne.
Spanish Invernáculo
1990Translated by Nemes Ernő
Hungarian Földburok
1992Translated by Veikko Rekunen
Finnish Kasvihuone
1994 Italian Il lungo meriggio della Terra
1996 Portuguese Os últimos dias da Terra, 1º volume [as by Brian Aldiss]
1996 Portuguese Os últimos dias da Terra, 2º volume [as by Brian Aldiss]
2021Translated by Frank Böhmert
German Der lange Nachmittag der Erde
Year Language Title
1963 Italian Lebbra infernale (Complete Novel)

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
1 (as The Long Afternoon of Earth) 1962 Hugo Best Short Fiction

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Hothouse 1962-00-00 Brian W. Aldiss Faber and Faber  
16/-?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).
253
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Oscar Mellor Checkmark
The Long Afternoon of Earth 1962-01-00 Brian Aldiss Signet / New American Library D2018
$0.50?$: US dollar
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 Checkmark
I Romanzi del Cosmo #125 1963-06-15 ed. Franco Urbini Ponzoni 125
Lit 150?Lit: Italian lira
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
Hothouse 1963-11-00 Brian W. Aldiss The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 79
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).
253
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Checkmark
Hothouse 1964-00-00 Brian W. Aldiss Four Square Books 1147
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).
205+
[1]
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
Am Vorabend der Ewigkeit 1964-09-00 Brian Aldiss Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3030) 3030
DM 2.40?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
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 Atelier Heinrichs Checkmark
Hothouse 1965-01-00 Brian W. Aldiss Four Square Books 1147
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).
206
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
地球の長い午後?ちきゅうのながいごご
Chikyū no Nagai Gogo
Chikyuu no Nagai Gogo
1967-04-00
早川書房?Hayakawa Shobō
Hayakawa Shobo
はやかわしょぼう
ハヤカワショボウ
( #3139)
     
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
金森達?かなもリとうる
Kanamori Tōru
 
Hothouse 1969-00-00 Brian W. Aldiss Sphere Books 10901
5/-?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).
206
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
Aan het einde der eeuwen 1969-00-00 Brian W. Aldiss Luitingh (Tijgerpocket #139) 139
ƒ2.95?ƒ: Dutch guilder
274
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
Hothouse 1971-00-00 Brian W. Aldiss Sphere Books (Sphere Science Fiction Classics #1)     206
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 Eddie Jones  
The Long Afternoon of Earth 1971-03-00 Brian Aldiss Signet / New American Library of Canada T4557
C$0.75?C$: Canadian dollar
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 Checkmark
Hothouse 1973-02-00 Brian W. Aldiss Sphere Books (Sphere Science Fiction Classics #1) 11002
£0.30?£: UK pound
206
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 Eddie Jones Checkmark
Le monde vert 1974-00-00 Brian W. Aldiss J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #520)     303
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 Tibor Csernus Checkmark
Drivhuset 1974-00-00 Brian Aldiss Bernces förlag (Science Fiction & Fantastica (Swedish)) 91-500-0320-8   320
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  
Hothouse 1976-00-00 Brian W. Aldiss Sphere Books 0-7221-1075-8
£0.60?£: UK pound
206
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 Eddie Jones Checkmark
Hothouse 1976-06-00 Brian W. Aldiss Gregg Press (The Gregg Press Science Fiction Series) 0-8398-2325-8
$12.50?$: US dollar
xvii+
253
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
地球の長い午後?ちきゅうのながいごご
Chikyū no Nagai Gogo
Chikyuu no Nagai Gogo
1977-01-31
早川書房?Hayakawa Shobō
Hayakawa Shobo
はやかわしょぼう
ハヤカワショボウ
(
ハヤカワ文庫SF?Hayakawa Bunko SF
#224)
4-15-010224-4
¥380?¥: Japanese yen
335
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
角田純男?かくたすみお
Kakuta Sumio
 
Hothouse 1977-08-00 Brian Aldiss Sphere Books 0-7221-1103-7
£0.75?£: UK pound
206
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  
Hothouse 1979-00-00 Brian Aldiss Panther / Granada 0-586-04990-8
£0.95?£: UK pound
xix+
206
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
Am Vorabend der Ewigkeit 1979-00-00 Brian W. Aldiss Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3030) 3-453-30583-3
DM 3.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
156
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 Eddie Jones Checkmark
The Long Afternoon of Earth 1979-07-00 Brian Aldiss Signet / New American Library 0-451-08575-2
$1.75?$: US dollar
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 Checkmark
Am Vorabend der Ewigkeit 1981-00-00 Brian W. Aldiss Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3030) 3-453-30583-3
DM 4.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
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 Eddie Jones  
The Long Afternoon of Earth 1981-03-00 Brian Aldiss Nelson Doubleday / SFBC 5853
$3.98?$: US dollar
217
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Tony Fiyalko Checkmark
De lange namiddag van de Aarde 1981-03-00 Brian Aldiss Meulenhoff (M=SF #163) 90-290-1035-5   243
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 André Checkmark
Hothouse 1984-00-00 Brian W. Aldiss John Goodchild Publishers (SF-Alternatives) 0-86391-023-8
£8.95?£: UK pound
253
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel David Harrop  
Hothouse 1984-00-00 Brian Aldiss Panther / Granada 0-586-04990-8
£1.95?£: UK pound
xix+
206
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
Hothouse 1984-12-00 Brian Aldiss Baen 0-671-55930-3
$2.95?$: US dollar
309+
[2]
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 Susan Collins Checkmark
Hothouse 1985-00-00 Brian Aldiss Panther / Granada 0-586-04990-8
£1.95?£: UK pound
xix+
206
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
The Long Afternoon of Earth 1985-08-00 Brian Aldiss Nelson Doubleday / SFBC 05853   217
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Tony Fiyalko Checkmark
Le monde vert 1985-09-24 Brian W. Aldiss J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #520) 2-277-11520-7   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 Tim White Checkmark
Der lange Nachmittag der Erde 1986-10-00 Brian W. Aldiss Heyne (Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur #61) 3-453-31290-2
DM 9.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
299
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 Stewart Checkmark
Hothouse 1987-00-00 Brian W. Aldiss The Easton Press (The Masterpieces of Science Fiction)     253+
[4]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Checkmark
Invernáculo 1987-07-00 Brian W. Aldiss Minotauro 84-350-0371-X   352
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 Max Ernst  
Földburok 1990-00-00 Brian W. Aldiss Zrínyi Nyomda Kiadója (Griff könyvek) 963-02-7699-2
Ft 116?Ft: Hungarian forint
272
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
Kovács József?Kovacs Jozsef
Checkmark
Hothouse 1990-03-00 Brian Aldiss VGSF / Gollancz (VGSF Classics #41) 0-575-04735-6
£3.99?£: UK pound
206
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 Elson Checkmark
Kasvihuone 1992-00-00 Brian W. Aldiss Book Studio 951-611-479-2   250
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  
Il lungo meriggio della Terra 1994-09-00 Brian W. Aldiss Editrice Nord (Cosmo Serie Oro. Classici della Narrativa di Fantascienza #140) 88-429-0781-2
Lit 18,000?Lit: Italian lira
XIV+
226
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 Tim White  
Le monde vert 1995-11-00 Brian W. Aldiss Le Livre de Poche (Le Livre de Poche - Science Fiction #7179) 2-253-07179-X   255
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 Manchu  
Os últimos dias da Terra, 1º volume?Os ultimos dias da Terra, 1º volume
1996-00-00 Brian Aldiss Livros do Brasil (Argonauta #463)      
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
novel  
Os últimos dias da Terra, 2º volume?Os ultimos dias da Terra, 2º volume
1996-00-00 Brian Aldiss Livros do Brasil (Argonauta #464)      
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
novel  
Il lungo meriggio della Terra 1998-11-00 Brian W. Aldiss Mondadori (Classici Urania #260)  
Lit 6,500?Lit: Italian lira
270
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 Luca Michelucci  
Hothouse 2000-00-00 Brian W. Aldiss House of Stratus 0-7551-0060-3
£6.99?£: UK pound
269
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 Photonica  
Hothouse 2008-08-00 Brian Aldiss Penguin Books (Penguin Modern Classics) 978-0-14-118955-0
£8.99?£: UK pound
xi+
272
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 Carl Glover Checkmark
Hothouse 2008-08-00 Brian Aldiss Penguin Books (Penguin Modern Classics) 978-0-14-191874-7
£6.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel Carl Glover  
Hothouse 2009-02-10 Brian W. Aldiss IDW Publishing (New Classics of the Fantastic) 978-1-60010-360-5
$14.99?$: US dollar
230
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  
Hothouse 2015-05-19 Brian W. Aldiss Open Road Integrated Media 978-1-5040-1035-1
$9.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
Der lange Nachmittag der Erde 2021-02-00 Brian W. Aldiss Heyne (Meisterwerke der Science Fiction) 978-3-453-32043-7
€9.99?€: Euro
431
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
Nele Schütz?Nele Schuetz
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The Long Afternoon of Earth date unknown Brian Aldiss Signet 0-451-08575-2
$1.75?$: US dollar
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 Checkmark
The Long Afternoon of Earth date unknown Brian Aldiss Signet / New American Library T4557
$0.75?$: US dollar
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 Checkmark
The Long Afternoon of Earth date unknown Brian Aldiss Signet 0-451-08575-2
$1.75?$: US dollar
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  
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