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Title: They Title Record # 40871
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Date: 1941-04-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: per Between Time and Terror: ©1941 by Street & Smith Publications, Inc.; copyright renewed ©1968 by Robert A. Heinlein. Reprinted by permission of the Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
Synopsis: A patient in a psychiatric hospital believes everyone is an actor or a robot devoted to making him believe in "reality", and only in his dreams can he see through the delusion.
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Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1941 They [as by Robert Heinlein]
1941 "They—"
Year Language Title
1957Translated by 下島連 (Muraji Shimojima)
Japanese
彼等?Arera
[as by
ロバート・ハインライン?Robāto Hainrain
Robaato Hainrain
]
1971Translated by Wulf H. Bergner
German Sie
1976Translated by Michel Deutsch
French Ces gens-là [as by Robert Heinlein]
1981Translated by Chantal Jayat
French Les autres [as by Robert Heinlein]
1986Translated by Jadranka Prišlin
Croatian Oni [as by Robert Heinlein]
2003 Italian Loro

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Unknown Fantasy Fiction, April 1941 1941-04-00 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  
Unknown Worlds [UK], Winter 1949 1949-00-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Atlas Publishing and Distribution Co. Ltd   0/9 64
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 Checkmark
World of Wonder 1951-08-00 ed. Fletcher Pratt Twayne Publishers   $3.95 445
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Herbstman Checkmark
World of Wonder 1951-10-00 ed. Fletcher Pratt Twayne Publishers   $3.95 445
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Herbstman Checkmark
Science Fiction Terror Tales 1955-01-00 ed. Groff Conklin Gnome Press   $3.50 x+
262
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Ed Emshwiller Checkmark
Science Fiction Terror Tales 1955-03-00 ed. Groff Conklin Pocket Books 1045 $0.25 x+
262
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 Stanley Meltzoff Checkmark
Terror in the Modern Vein 1955-04-00 ed. Donald A. Wollheim Hanover House   $3.95 315
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Richard Lindners  
宇宙恐怖物語?Uchū Kyōfu Monogatari
Uchu Kyofu Monogatari
1957-10-00 ed.
東京元々社?Tōkyō Gengensha
Toukyou Gengensha
Tokyo Gengensha
(
宇宙科学小説シリーズ?Uchū Kagaku Shōsetsu Shirīzu
Uchuu Kagaku Shousetsu Shiriizu
#1)
  ¥390 207
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1959-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Gnome Press   $3.50 256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Walter Van der Poel Checkmark
Terror in the Modern Vein 1961-00-00 ed. Donald A. Wollheim Digit Books R460 2/6 156
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.
anth D. Rainey Checkmark
6 x H 1961-08-00 Robert A. Heinlein Pyramid Books G642 $0.35 191
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 J. Engle Checkmark
6 x H 1963-09-00 Robert A. Heinlein Pyramid Books F910 $0.40 191
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 Jack Gaughan Checkmark
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1964-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Dennis Dobson   18/- 256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Phillippe May  
The Dark Side 1965-00-00 ed. Damon Knight Doubleday   $4.50 xi+
241
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Dark Side 1965-02-00 ed. Damon Knight Doubleday / SFBC   $1.20 241
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Tom Chibbaro Checkmark
6 x H 1965-03-00 Robert A. Heinlein Pyramid Books   $ 191
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  
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1965-08-00 Robert A. Heinlein Dennis Dobson / SFBC (UK)   6/- 256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1966-11-00 Robert A. Heinlein Penguin Books 2510 4/- 221
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 Alan Aldridge Checkmark
The Dark Side 1967-00-00 ed. Damon Knight Corgi GS7788 3/6 172
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.
anth Checkmark
The Others 1969-00-00 ed. Terry Carr Fawcett Gold Medal R2044 $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 Checkmark
The Dark Side 1969-00-00 ed. Damon Knight Curtis Books 123-07029-075 $0.75 191
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  
6 x H 1969-06-00 Robert A. Heinlein Pyramid Books X-2023 $0.60 191
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 Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Science Fiction Terror Tales 1969-09-00 ed. Groff Conklin Pocket Books 75413 $0.75 x+
262
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
Science Fiction Terror Tales 1970-04-00 ed. Groff Conklin Pocket Books 75413 $0.75 x+
262
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 Stanley Meltzoff Checkmark
Science Fiction: The Future 1971-00-00 ed. Dick Allen Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-578650-4 $3.75 xiv+
345
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 Checkmark
Entführung in die Zukunft 1971-02-00 Robert A. Heinlein Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3229) 3229 DM 2.80 160
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 Jack Gaughan Checkmark
6 x H 1971-05-00 Robert A. Heinlein Pyramid Books T2471 $0.75 191
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 Bill Skurski Checkmark
Above the Human Landscape: A Social Science Fiction Anthology 1972-00-00 ed. Willis E. McNelly, Leon E. Stover Goodyear Publishing 0-87620-003-X   viii+
387
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth B. Buerge Checkmark
Above the Human Landscape: A Social Science Fiction Anthology 1972-00-00 ed. Willis E. McNelly, Leon E. Stover Goodyear Publishing 0-87620-002-1   viii+
387
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 B. Buerge Checkmark
6 x H 1972-10-00 Robert A. Heinlein Pyramid Books 0-515-02822-3 $0.95 219
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 Bill Skurski Checkmark
6 x H 1972-10-00 Robert A. Heinlein Pyramid Books 0-515-02822-3 C$0.95 219
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 Bill Skurski Checkmark
6 x H 1974-01-00 Robert A. Heinlein Pyramid Books N2822 $0.95 219
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 Bill Skurski Checkmark
6 x H 1975-02-00 Robert A. Heinlein Pyramid Books V3635 $1.25 219
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 Checkmark
6 x H 1975-02-00 Robert A. Heinlein Pyramid Books V3635 C$1.25 219
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 Checkmark
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1976-02-00 Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-03052-0 $1.50 214
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 Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1976-07-00 Robert A. Heinlein New English Library 0-450-02886-0 £0.70 191
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
Les meilleurs récits de Unknown 1976-11-05 ed. Jacques Sadoul J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #713)     285
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 H. W. Scott , Edd Cartier Checkmark
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1978-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-03717-7 $1.75 214
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
Rod Serling's Other Worlds 1978-03-00 ed. Rod Serling Bantam Books 0-553-11275-9 $1.95 x+
244
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 Bob Larkin Checkmark
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1980-04-00 Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-04332-0 $1.95 214
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 Carl Lundgren Checkmark
Entführung in die Zukunft 1980-07-00 Robert A. Heinlein Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3229) 3229 DM 4.80 172
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.
coll Jack Gaughan Checkmark
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1980-11-00 Robert A. Heinlein New English Library 0-450-04798-9 £1.25 191
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 Gudynas Checkmark
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1980-12-00 Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Books 0-425-05052-1 $2.25 214
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 Carl Lundgren Checkmark
Le livre d'or de la science-fiction: Robert Heinlein 1981-02-02 Robert Heinlein Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5102) 2-266-00985-0   353
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 Marcel Laverdet Checkmark
Anthologie de la littérature de Science-Fiction 1981-10-06 ed. Jacques Sadoul Editions Ramsay 2-85956-231-1   670
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Tibor Csernus Checkmark
Philosophy and Science Fiction 1984-06-00 ed. Michael Philips Prometheus Books 0-87975-248-3 $12.95 vii+
392
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  
Sirius, #125 1986-10-05 ed.
Milivoj Pašiček?Milivoj Pasicek
Milivoj Pashichek
Vjesnik   250 din. 132
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 Checkmark
PsiFi: Psychological Theories and Science Fictions 1987-01-00 ed. Michele Benjamin, Jim Ridgway The British Psychological Society 0-901715-62-X £8.95 ix+
229
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 Checkmark
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1987-09-00 Robert A. Heinlein New English Library 0-450-04798-9 £2.50 191
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
Unknown Worlds: Tales from Beyond 1988-00-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Stanley Schmidt Galahad Books 0-88365-728-7 $9.98 [10]+
517
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Yemi Checkmark
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1989-03-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-85457-5 $3.95 214
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  
Longue vie 1989-06-00 Robert Heinlein Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5102) 2-266-00985-0   354
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
J. P. Ferté?J. P. Ferte
Checkmark
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1989-12-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-85457-5 $3.95 214
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
Foundations of Fear 1992-09-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Tor 0-312-85074-3 $27.50 660
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Thomas Canty Checkmark
Foundations of Fear 1992-10-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Tor / BOMC   $21.95 660
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Thomas Canty  
Foundations of Fear 1993-07-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Tor / QPBC   $15.95 660
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 Thomas Canty  
Shadows of Fear 1994-06-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Tor 0-812-51896-9 $4.99 468
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 Tom Canty Checkmark
Between Time and Terror 1995-04-00 ed. Stefan Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Weinberg Roc / New American Library 0-451-45452-9 $4.99 384
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 Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1997-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein The Easton Press (The Masterpieces of Fantasy)     256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein 1999-11-00 Robert A. Heinlein Tor 0-312-87245-3 $27.95 352
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Peter Gudynas Checkmark
The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein 1999-11-00 Robert A. Heinlein Tor / SFBC 06746 $13.98 352
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Peter Gudynas Checkmark
Une histoire de la science-fiction - 2: 1938-1957: L'âge d'or 2000-05-00 ed. Jacques Sadoul Librio (Librio #368) 2-290-30531-6 F10.00 126
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 Bernard Bitler Checkmark
The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein 2002-05-00 Robert A. Heinlein Tor 0-312-87557-6 $16.95 352
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.
coll  
Urania #1456 2003-01-01 ed. Giuseppe Lippi Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 1456 €3.55 236
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  
Off the Main Sequence: The Other Science Fiction Stories of Robert A. Heinlein 2005-10-00 Robert A. Heinlein Science Fiction Book Club 1-58288-184-7 / 1196119 $15.99 xxiv+
738
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bruce Jensen Checkmark
Creating a Genre 2010-11-00 Robert A. Heinlein The Virginia Edition (The Virginia Edition #32) 978-1-897350-38-6   v+
424
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
"All You Zombies—": Five Classic Stories 2013-07-26 Robert A. Heinlein Spectrum Literary Agency   $4.50  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Phoenix Pick Anthology of Classic Science Fiction: Second Edition 2016-10-18 ed. Paul Cook Phoenix Pick 978-1-61242-301-2 $34.95  
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-03052-0 $1.50 214
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  
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-03052-0 $1.50 214
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
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