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Title: The Seed of Earth

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Title: The Seed of Earth Title Record # 22214
Author: Robert Silverberg
Date: 1962-00-00
Type: NOVEL
Language: English
Note: This NOVEL is based on the short story "The Winds of Siros" and is unrelated to the short story "The Seed of Earth", which was originally called "Journey's End" but was retitled before publication. However, this Novel (in cut down form) was published in Novella form in Galaxy in 1962.
Synopsis: Back of book: The leaders of Earth intend to spread Mankind throughout the universe, until every habitable planet boasts a human civilization. 60 colony ships leave Earth every day on a one-way trip to the stars. Each ship carries 100 draftees. 6000 a day. 48,000 a week. Two and one half million every year. If your number comes up, one of them is YOU. The Draftees for the planet Osiris are a typical colony group: fifty men and fifty women with little in common, except their courage and determination to make the best of a situation they cannot change. But sacrifice and brave resolve are not enough to save them in their struggle to survive on a hostile new planet. The tiny band of colonists is torn apart by violence, and threatened by an alien menace. They face disaster, unless someone can discover the secret of survival on a world so different from the one they left behind.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1977Translated by Eric Chédaille to be verified for Galaxie
French La semence de la Terre
1981 German Die Kolonisten Terras
1996
  • Translated by an unknown translator.
  • Title reads Semya Zemli.
Russian [as by ]

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Seed of Earth / Next Stop the Stars 1962-00-00 Robert Silverberg Ace Books (Ace Double #F-145) F-145 $0.40 114+
139
dos?Dos-a-dos or tete-beche formatted paperback books, such as Ace Doubles and Capra Press back-to-back books.
omni Ed Valigursky Checkmark
The Seed of Earth 1977-02-00 Robert Silverberg Ace Books 75875 $1.50 xv+
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 Don Ivan Punchatz Checkmark
Galaxie (2ème série), #158 1977-08-00 ed. Michel Demuth OPTA   F10.00 196
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 Sulmer Checkmark
The Seed of Earth 1978-05-00 Robert Silverberg Hamlyn 0-600-38314-8 £0.80 167
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
La semence de la Terre 1980-00-00 Robert Silverberg Librairie des Champs-Élysées (Le Masque - Science Fiction #109) 2-7024-1087-1   187
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 Michael Brickman Checkmark
Die Kolonisten Terras 1981-10-00 Robert Silverberg Droemer Knaur (Knaur Science Fiction & Fantasy #5740) 3-426-05740-9 DM 6.80 127
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 Graham F. Wildridge Checkmark
The Seed of Earth 1982-04-00 Robert Silverberg Ace Books 0-441-75876-2 $2.25 xv+
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 Stephen Hickman Checkmark
The Seed of Earth 1982-05-00 Robert Silverberg Ace Books 0-441-75876-2 $2.25 xv+
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 Stephen Hickman Checkmark
Hüter meines Bruders / Die Kolonisten Terras 1994-00-00 Charles Sheffield, Robert Silverberg Das Beste (Unterwegs in die Welt von Morgen #141) 3-87070-517-5 DM 33.90 383
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
1996-00-00 , , () 5-87005-035-9   384
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Luis Royo  
The Seed of Earth 2011-09-29 Robert Silverberg Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-10597-3 £2.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
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