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Title: 5,271,009 Title Record # 40432
Author: Alfred Bester
Date: 1954-03-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
Synopsis: An unusual character enlightens a man to the consequences of his decisions.
User Rating: None. Including variants and translations: 6.00 (1 vote) Your vote: Not cast VOTE
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1954 The Starcomber
Year Language Title
1977Translated by Warner Flamen
Dutch 5.271.009 of Solon de Strandjutter
1978 German Eine schwerwiegende Entscheidung
1984Translated by B. Samarbete
Spanish 5.271.009
2013Translated by Annarita Guarnieri
Italian 5.271.009

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, March 1954 1954-03-00 ed. Anthony Boucher, J. Francis McComas Fantasy House, Inc.   $0.35 132
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 Kirberger Checkmark
Assignment in Tomorrow 1954-09-07 ed. Frederik Pohl Hanover House   $2.95 317
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Richard M. Powers Checkmark
Assignment in Tomorrow 1954-11-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Hanover House / SFBC   $1.15 317
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Starburst 1958-05-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library S1524 $0.35 160
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.
coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Starburst 1965-04-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library D2672 $0.50 160
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.
coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Starburst 1965-04-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library of Canada D2672 C$0.50 160
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.
coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Starburst 1968-10-00 Alfred Bester Sphere Books 16071 5/- 158
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.
coll Checkmark
Twenty Years of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1970-00-00 ed. Edward L. Ferman, Robert P. Mills G. P. Putnam's Sons     264
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Mel Hunter  
Twenty Years of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1970-12-00 ed. Edward L. Ferman, Robert P. Mills Berkley Medallion 0-425-01923-3 / #N1923 $0.95 320
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.
anth Mel Hunter Checkmark
Twenty Years of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1970-12-00 ed. Edward L. Ferman, Robert P. Mills Berkley Medallion 0-425-01923-3 / N1923 C$0.95 320
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.
anth Mel Hunter Checkmark
Starburst 1970-12-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library of Canada T4460 C$0.75 160
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.
coll Bob Pepper Checkmark
Assignment in Tomorrow 1972-04-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Lancer Books 447-78699-125 $1.25 302
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 Mike Hinge Checkmark
Starburst 1973-03-00 Alfred Bester Sphere Books 0-7221-1610-1 £0.30 158
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.
coll Colin Hay Checkmark
Alpha 4 1973-10-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Ballantine Books 0-345-23564-9 C$1.25 279
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 Bruce Pennington Checkmark
Alpha 4 1973-10-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Ballantine Books 0-345-23564-9 $1.25 279
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 Bruce Pennington Checkmark
Modern Science Fiction 1974-00-00 ed. Norman Spinrad Anchor Press / Doubleday 0-385-02263-8 / A978 $3.50 xiv+
540
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 Checkmark
The Light Fantastic: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Best Volume I 1976-04-00 Alfred Bester Berkley/Putnam 0-399-11614-1 $7.95 254
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Modern Science Fiction 1976-06-00 ed. Norman Spinrad Gregg Press (The Gregg Press Science Fiction Series) 0-8398-2339-8 $25.00 x+
xiv+
540
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester 1976-12-00 Alfred Bester Nelson Doubleday / SFBC 3140 $3.98 409
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Jack Woolhiser Checkmark
Verrukkelijk Fahrenheit 1977-00-00 Alfred Bester Meulenhoff (M=SF #123) 90-290-0516-5   349
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.
coll Paul Lehr Checkmark
The Light Fantastic 1977-05-00 Alfred Bester Gollancz 0-575-02294-9 £4.30 254
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Starburst 1977-06-00 Alfred Bester Pan Books 0-330-25111-2 £0.60 155
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.
coll Gino D'Achille Checkmark
Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester 1977-07-00 Alfred Bester Berkley Medallion 0-425-03451-8 $1.95 452
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
Hände weg von Zeitmaschinen 1978-09-00 Alfred Bester Droemer Knaur (Knaur Science Fiction & Fantasy #705) 3-426-00705-3 DM 5.80 176
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.
coll George Jones Checkmark
The Light Fantastic: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester Volume 1 1979-07-00 Alfred Bester Fontana 0-00-615281-3 £0.95 223
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.
coll Tim White Checkmark
Science Fiction of the Fifties 1979-09-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph Olander Avon 0-380-46409-8 $4.95 xxiii+
438
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 Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Science Fiction of the Fifties 1980-02-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph Olander Avon / SFBC 3671 $3.98 xxii+
393
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Gary Viskupic Checkmark
Starburst 1980-03-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library 0-451-09132-9 $1.75 160
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.
coll Bob Pepper Checkmark
Starburst 1980-03-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library of Canada 0-451-09132-9 C$1.95 160
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.
coll Bob Pepper Checkmark
Hände weg von Zeitmaschinen 1981-06-00 Alfred Bester Droemer Knaur (Knaur Science Fiction & Fantasy #5705) 3-426-05705-0 DM 5.80 175+
[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.
coll George Jones Checkmark
La fantástica luz 1984-00-00 Alfred Bester Teorema (Visión Arcadia) 84-85958-87-X   271
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.
coll Tim White  
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester 1997-11-00 Alfred Bester Vintage Books 0-679-76783-5 $14.00 xiii+
366
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.
coll Evan Gaffney Checkmark
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester 1997-11-00 Alfred Bester Topeka Bindery 1-4177-1932-X $17.92  
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester 1998-08-00 Alfred Bester Vintage Books / SFBC 1-56865-805-2 / 17770 $10.98 366
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Starcomber 2013-05-01 Alfred Bester Positronic Publishing 978-1-62755-087-1   40
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 Nejron Checkmark
Fantasy & ScienceFiction - Edizione Italiana, #5 2013-11-00 ed. Armando Corridore Elara   €5.90 160
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.
mag uncredited Checkmark
The Starcomber 2013-12-06 Alfred Bester Start Publishing 978-1-62793-993-5 $0.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
chap  
Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester date unknown Alfred Bester Berkley Medallion 0-425-03451-8 $1.95 452
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester date unknown Alfred Bester Vintage Books 0-679-76783-5 $14.00 xiii +
366
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.
coll Evan Gaffney Checkmark
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester date unknown Alfred Bester Vintage Books 978-0-679-76783-1 $16.95 xiii+
366
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.
coll Evan Gaffney Checkmark
Starburst date unknown Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library T4460 $0.75 160
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.
coll Bob Pepper Checkmark
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