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Title: Vault of the Beast Title Record # 40823
Author: A. E. van Vogt
Date: 1940-08-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: This was the first s-f story written by A. E. van Vogt (in 1938), but its publication in Astounding Science Fiction was delayed for editorial reasons until 1940.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1961Translated by Jesco von Puttkamer
German Das Gewölbe des Ungeheuers
1965Translated by Pierre Billon
French Le caveau de la bête
1969Translated by Frank Straschitz
French Le caveau de la bête
1974Translated by Ivain de Léon
Dutch De Kluis van het Beest
1974Translated by Denis Verguin
French La caverne de la bête
1980Translated by Denis Verguin
French Le caveau de la bête
1980Translated by Eva Malsch
German Der Turm der Bestie
1990 Italian La torre di Kalorn [as by Alfred E. van Vogt]
2003 Italian La Cripta Della Bestia

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
5 2016 Retro Hugo Best Novelette

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Astounding Science-Fiction, August 1940 1940-08-00 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 Rogers Checkmark
The Other Side of the Moon 1949-03-00 ed. August Derleth Pellegrini & Cudahy   $3.75 [viii]+
461
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Other Side of the Moon 1949-05-00 ed. August Derleth Pellegrini & Cudahy   $3.75 [viii]+
461
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Away and Beyond 1952-00-00 A. E. van Vogt Pellegrini & Cudahy   $3.50 309
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Glanzman-Parker Checkmark
Away and Beyond 1952-00-00 A. E. van Vogt Avon 548 $0.25 252
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
The Astounding Science Fiction Anthology 1952-02-20 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Simon & Schuster   $3.95 xv+
583
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Leo Manso Checkmark
The Astounding Science Fiction Anthology 1953-00-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Simon & Schuster / SFBC   $1.90 xv+
585
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Leo Manso Checkmark
The Second Astounding Science Fiction Anthology 1954-00-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Grayson & Grayson   9/6 224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Mudge-Marriott  
The Astounding Science Fiction Anthology 1956-12-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Berkley Books G-41 $0.35 188
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
Das Absolutum 1961-00-00 A. E. van Vogt Balowa / Gebrüder Zimmermann (Balowa Bestseller des Kosmos) 280 DM 7.80 270
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Das Absolutum 1962-07-13 A. E. van Vogt Moewig (Terra #237) 237 DM 0.70 63
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".
coll Karl Stephan Checkmark
The Other Side of the Moon 1963-07-00 ed. August Derleth Panther 1541 2/6 144
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 First Astounding Science Fiction Anthology 1964-00-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Four Square Books 1166 5/- 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  
The Astounding Science Fiction Anthology 1964-01-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Berkley Medallion F875 $0.50 192
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.
anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Monsters 1965-02-00 A. E. van Vogt Paperback Library 52-515 $0.50 154
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
Monsters 1965-02-00 A. E. van Vogt Paperback Library 52-515 C$0.50 154
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
L'âge d'or de la science-fiction 1965-12-15 ed. uncredited OPTA (Fiction Spécial #8)   F6.00 286
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".
anth Checkmark
Monsters 1967-09-00 A. E. van Vogt Paperback Library 52-555 $0.50 154
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 Jerome Podwil Checkmark
Monsters 1967-09-00 A. E. van Vogt Paperback Library 52-555 C$0.50 154
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 Jerome Podwil Checkmark
Selections from The Astounding Science Fiction Anthology 1967-12-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Berkley Medallion X1490 $0.60 192
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.
anth Paul Lehr Checkmark
Au-delà du néant / Destination univers 1969-06-16 A. E. van Vogt OPTA (Club du Livre d'Anticipation #19)     413
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
Monsters 1970-08-00 A. E. van Vogt Paperback Library 63-406 $0.60 154
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 Robert LoGrippo Checkmark
Monsters 1970-08-00 A. E. van Vogt Paperback Library 63-406 C$0.60 154
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 Robert LoGrippo Checkmark
Monsters 1970-11-00 A. E. van Vogt Corgi 0-552-08570-7 £0.25 190
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
Das Absolutum 1973-11-13 A. E. van Vogt Pabel-Moewig (Terra Astra #118) TA118 DM 1.20 65
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".
coll Eddie Jones Checkmark
De Kluis Van Het Beest 1974-00-00 A. E. van Vogt Meulenhoff (M=SF #78) 90-290-0318-9   343
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 Chris Foss Checkmark
Les monstres 1974-00-00 A. E. van Vogt Belfond     238
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 Pierre De Maria Checkmark
The Best of A. E. van Vogt 1974-05-00 A. E. van Vogt Sphere Books 0-7221-8774-2 £0.60 437
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 Tony Roberts Checkmark
The Best of A. E. van Vogt 1974-11-00 A. E. van Vogt Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-98167-9 £3.50 437
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Tony Roberts Checkmark
The Blal 1976-08-00 A. E. van Vogt Zebra Books / Kensington Publishing Corp. 0-89083-200-5 $1.25 224
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 D. A. Daily Checkmark
Away and Beyond 1977-11-00 A. E. van Vogt Jove / HBJ 0-515-04426-1 $1.75 254
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.
coll Checkmark
Monsters 1977-11-00 A. E. van Vogt Corgi 0-552-10605-4 £0.80 190
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
Away and Beyond 1977-11-00 A. E. van Vogt Jove / HBJ 0-515-04426-1 C$1.75 254
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.
coll Checkmark
De Beste Science Fiction Verhalen van Meulenhoff 1978-00-00 ed. Mark Carpentier Alting Meulenhoff (M=SF #141) 90-290-0549-1   388
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 Chris Foss Checkmark
The Blal 1978-01-00 A. E. van Vogt Zebra Books / Kensington Publishing Corp. 0-89083-315-X $1.75 224
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 Douglas Beekman Checkmark
Au-delà du néant 1978-04-07 A. E. van Vogt Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5025) 2-266-00540-5   203
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 W. Siudmak Checkmark
Classic Science Fiction: The First Golden Age 1978-10-00 ed. Terry Carr Harper & Row 0-06-010634-4 $14.95 viii+
445
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Irving Freeman Checkmark
Classic Science Fiction: The First Golden Age 1979-00-00 ed. Terry Carr BCA - Book Club Associates CN6459   445
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Best of A. E. van Vogt Volume 1 1979-03-00 A. E. van Vogt Sphere 0-7221-8726-2 £1.10 219
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 Peter Elson Checkmark
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 2, 1940 1979-08-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #350) 0-87997-483-4 $2.25 350
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 Jack Gaughan Checkmark
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 2, 1940 1979-08-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books / New American Library of Canada 0-87997-483-4 C$2.50 350
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 Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Les monstres 1980-06-13 A. E. van Vogt J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #1082) 2-277-21082-X   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.
coll Patrick Alexandre Checkmark
Die besten Stories von 1940 1980-12-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Moewig (Playboy Science Fiction #6711) 3-8118-6711-3 DM 7.80 320
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 Oliviero Berni Checkmark
Isaac Asimov Presents The Golden Years of Science Fiction 1983-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-40147-9   432+
350
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Romas Checkmark
Space Odyssey 1983-09-00 ed. uncredited Octopus Books 0-7064-1963-4 £2.99 349
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Au-delà du néant 1984-02-02 A. E. van Vogt Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5025) 2-266-00540-5   203
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 W. Siudmak Checkmark
Au-delà du néant 1984-08-10 A. E. van Vogt Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5025) 2-266-00540-5   203
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 W. Siudmak Checkmark
Les monstres 1985-05-10 A. E. van Vogt J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #1082) 2-277-21082-X   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.
coll Paul Lehr Checkmark
Space Odyssey 1988-02-00 ed. uncredited Treasure Press 1-85051-208-6 £5.99 349
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Monster Book of Monsters 1988-05-00 ed. Michael O'Shaughnessy Xanadu 0-947761-42-X £9.95 352
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Hannes Bok Checkmark
The Monster Book of Monsters 1988-08-00 ed. Michael O'Shaughnessy Bonanza Books 0-517-66293-0 $7.98 352
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Hannes Bok Checkmark
Les monstres 1990-03-22 A. E. van Vogt J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #1082) 2-277-21082-X   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.
coll Paul Lehr Checkmark
Urania #1134 1990-08-26 ed. Giuseppe Lippi Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 1134 4,500 Lit 176
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 Vicente Segrelles  
Les monstres 1994-07-18 A. E. van Vogt J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #1082) 2-277-21082-X   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.
coll Philippe Caza Checkmark
Futures Past: The Best Short Fiction of A. E. van Vogt 1999-10-00 A. E. van Vogt Tachyon Publications 1-892391-05-8 $17.00 xiv+
203
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 Michael Dashow Checkmark
Futures Past: The Best Short Fiction of A. E. van Vogt 1999-10-00 A. E. van Vogt Tachyon Publications 1-892391-04-X $50.00 xiv+
203
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Michael Dashow Checkmark
The SFWA Grand Masters, Volume Three 2001-06-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Tor 0-312-86877-4 $25.95 477
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Great Science Fiction Stories of 1940 2002-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Dorset Press 0-7607-3251-5 $9.95 350
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 Tom McKeveny  
The SFWA Grand Masters, Volume 3 2002-04-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Tor 0-312-86876-6 $16.95 477
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  
Transfinite: The Essential A. E. van Vogt 2003-04-00 A. E. van Vogt NESFA Press 1-886778-34-5 $29.00 571+
[2]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Urania #1480 2003-12-03 ed. Giuseppe Lippi Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 1480 €3.55 332
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 Franco Brambilla  
Transfinite: The Essential A. E. van Vogt 2006-10-00 A. E. van Vogt NESFA Press 1-886778-34-5 $29.00 571+
[2]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
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