Title: Nine Lives

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Title: Nine Lives Title Record # 41107
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Date: 1969-11-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: This was the first story by a woman published in Playboy, though published under the name U. K. Le Guin to conceal her gender.
Synopsis: On a distant mining planet, two men must work with a group of ten clones, five male and five female, who are completely reliant on themselves and on one another.
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Year Title
1969 Nine Lives [as by U. K. Le Guin]
Year Language Title
1974 German Neun Tode stirbt der Letzte [as by Ursula K. LeGuin]
1975 Dutch Negen Levens [as by Ursula Le Guin]
1976 French Neuf existences
1977 French Neuf vies [as by Ursula Le Guin]
1980 German Neun Leben
1981 German Neun Leben
1983 French Neuf vies
1999 Italian Nove Vite
2004 Italian Nove vite

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
Nomination 1970 Nebula Novelette

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Playboy, November 1969 1969-11-00 ed. Editors of Playboy         unknown mag  
World's Best Science Fiction: 1970 1970-00-00 ed. Donald A. Wollheim, Terry Carr Ace Books #91357 $0.95 349 pb anth John Schoenherr Checkmark
The Year's Best Science Fiction No. 3 1970-05-00 ed. Brian Aldiss, Harry Harrison Sphere Books #43419 £0.30 206 pb anth Checkmark
Best SF: 1969 1970-08-00 ed. Harry Harrison, Brian W. Aldiss G. P. Putnam's Sons   $5.95 243 hc anth Paul Lehr Checkmark
World's Best Science Fiction: 1970 1970-09-00 ed. Donald A. Wollheim, Terry Carr Ace Books / SFBC #2407 $1.98 viii+
339
hc anth Checkmark
World's Best Science Fiction: 1970 1970-10-00 ed. Terry Carr, Donald A. Wollheim Gollancz 0-575-00590-4 42/- 352 hc anth  
Nebula Award Stories 5 1970-11-00 ed. James Blish Gollancz 0-575-00579-3 £ 216 hc anth  
Nebula Award Stories Five 1970-12-11 ed. James Blish Doubleday   $4.95 215 hc anth Ann Crews , Donald Crews Checkmark
The Dead Astronaut 1971-00-00 ed. Editors of Playboy Playboy Press #16114 $0.75 186 pb anth Pompeo Posar Checkmark
Best SF: 1969 1971-04-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Berkley Medallion 0-425-01982-9 $0.95 224 pb anth Paul Lehr Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories Five 1972-01-00 ed. James Blish Pocket Books 0-671-77423-9 $0.95 176 pb anth Paul Lehr Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories 5 1972-12-00 ed. James Blish Panther 0-586-03785-3 £0.35 170+
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pb anth Checkmark
Those Who Can: A Science Fiction Reader 1973-09-00 ed. Robin Scott Wilson Mentor / New American Library #MW1236 $1.50 xii+
333
pb anth Checkmark
Introductory Psychology Through Science Fiction 1974-00-00 ed. Patricia S. Warrick, Martin Harry Greenberg, Harvey A. Katz Rand McNally & Company 0-528-62001-0   viii+
510
tp anth Todd Sanders Checkmark
As Tomorrow Becomes Today 1974-00-00 ed. Charles W. Sullivan Prentice-Hall 0-13-050021-6 $4.95 xv+
456
tp anth  
Man Unwept: Visions from the Inner Eye 1974-00-00 ed. Stephen V. Whaley, Stanley J. Cook McGraw-Hill 0-07-069481-8   xii+
350
tp anth Edvard Munch Checkmark
Modern Science Fiction 1974-00-00 ed. Norman Spinrad Anchor Press / Doubleday 0-385-02263-8 $3.50 xiv+
540
pb anth Checkmark
Introductory Psychology Through Science Fiction 1974-00-00 ed. Patricia S. Warrick, Martin Harry Greenberg, Harvey A. Katz Rand McNally & Company   $7.95 vi+
510
tp anth Todd Sanders Checkmark
As Tomorrow Becomes Today 1974-00-00 ed. Charles W. Sullivan Prentice-Hall 0-13-050039-9 $7.95 xv+
456
hc anth  
Science-Fiction-Stories 38 1974-07-00 ed. uncredited Ullstein (Ullstein 2000 #71 (3060)) 3-548-03060-2 DM 2.80 127 pb anth Frank Frazetta Checkmark
Strange Glory 1975-00-00 ed. Gerry Goldberg McClelland & Stewart     152 hc anth  
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1975-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Harper & Row 0-06-012562-4 $8.95 303 hc coll Patricia Voehl  
Het Woord voor Wereld Is Woud 1975-00-00 Ursula Le Guin Het Spectrum (Prisma #1688) 90-274-0815-7   164 pb coll Alfons Koppelman Checkmark
In Dreams Awake 1975-07-00 ed. Leslie A. Fiedler Dell Laurel #4159 $1.75 400 pb anth Checkmark
Beyond Tomorrow 1976-00-00 ed. Lee Harding Wren (Australia) 0-85885-169-5 £4.95 320 hc anth Michael Payne Checkmark
Univers 04 1976-02-20 ed. Yves Frémion J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #650)     189 pb anth Philippe Caza Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1976-03-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Harper & Row / SFBC #1901 $2.49 246 hc coll Patricia Voehl Checkmark
Bio-Futures 1976-06-00 ed. Pamela Sargent Vintage Books 0-394-71366-4 $1.95 xxxv+
344
pb anth Seaver 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 anth Checkmark
Bio-Futures 1976-06-00 ed. Pamela Sargent Vintage Books 0-394-71366-4 C$2.50 xxxv+
344
pb anth Seaver Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1976-10-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Bantam Books 0-553-02907-X $1.75 277+
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pb coll Checkmark
Introductory Psychology Through Science Fiction 1977-00-00 ed. Patricia S. Warrick, Martin Harry Greenberg, Harvey A. Katz Rand McNally College Publishing Co. 0-528-62055-X   vii+
550
tp anth  
Strange Glory 1977-00-00 ed. Gerry Goldberg St. Martin's Press 0-312-76388-3 $5.95 148 tp anth Gareth Colman  
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1977-02-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Bantam Books 0-553-02907-X $1.75 278 pb coll Pauline Ellison Checkmark
Beyond Tomorrow 1977-07-00 ed. Lee Harding New English Library 0-450-03191-8 £0.80 220 pb anth Keith Laban Checkmark
Those Who Can: A Science Fiction Reader 1977-09-00 ed. Robin Scott Wilson Mentor / New American Library 0-451-61595-6 $1.95 xii+
333
pb anth Checkmark
Le livre d'or de la Science-Fiction : Ursula Le Guin 1977-12-26 Ursula Le Guin Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5012) 2-266-00490-5   381 pb coll C. Broutin Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1978-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Harper & Row 0-06-012562-4   303 hc coll Patricia Voehl Checkmark
Approaches to Science Fiction 1978-00-00 ed. Donald L. Lawler Houghton Mifflin 0-395-25496-5   xi+
560
tp anth Checkmark
Science Fiction: Contemporary Mythology: The SFWA-SFRA Anthology 1978-00-00 ed. Patricia Warrick, Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph Olander Harper & Row 0-06-046943-9   xviii+
476
tp anth Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters Volume I 1978-05-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Panther / Granada 0-586-04623-2 £0.75 157 pb coll David Bergen Checkmark
Science Fiction: Contemporary Mythology: The SFWA-SFRA Anthology 1978-06-00 ed. Patricia Warrick, Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph Olander Harper & Row 0-06-011626-9 $14.95 xviii+
476
hc anth Mark Rubin Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters Volume I 1979-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Panther / Granada 0-586-04622-4 £0.85 157 pb coll Peter Elson Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1979-03-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Bantam Books 0-553-12842-6 $1.75 278 pb coll Pauline Ellison Checkmark
Die zwölf Striche der Windrose 1980-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Nymphenburger 3-485-00391-3 DM 29.80 375+
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hc coll Maxfield Parrish Checkmark
Ein Junge und sein Hund und andere »Nebula«-Preis-Stories 2 1981-00-00 ed. James Blish Moewig (Playboy Science Fiction #6723) 3-8118-6723-7 DM 6.80 189 pb anth Carl Lundgren Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1981-03-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Bantam Books 0-553-20132-8 $2.25 viii+
278
pb coll Checkmark
Caught in the Organ Draft: Biology in Science Fiction 1983-03-14 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Farrar, Straus and Giroux 0-374-31228-1 $12.95 xi+
276
hc anth Christopher Burg Checkmark
Histoires parapsychiques 1983-04-00 ed. Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein, Jacques Goimard Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3775) 2-253-02578-X   443 pb anth Cl. Gozlan Checkmark
Die zwölf Striche der Windrose 1983-10-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Heyne (Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur #25) 3-453-30964-2 DM 7.80 334 pb coll Karel Thole Checkmark
Invariant 1985-04-29 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Londreys 2-904184-18-X F75.00 261 tp anth Christopher Burg Checkmark
Histoires parapsychiques 1986-07-00 ed. Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein, Jacques Goimard Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3775) 2-253-02578-X   443 pb anth Cl. Gozlan Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1987-09-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Perennial Library / Harper & Row 0-06-091434-3 $6.95 303 tp coll  
Science Fiction: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology 1988-00-00 ed. Patricia S. Warrick, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Harper & Row 0-06-046941-2   xi +
522
unknown anth  
The World Treasury of Science Fiction 1989-01-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Little, Brown / BOMC 0-316-34941-0   xix+
1083
hc anth Bob Eggleton Checkmark
The World Treasury of Science Fiction 1989-02-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Little, Brown 0-316-34941-0 $22.95 xix+
1083
hc anth Bob Eggleton  
The World Treasury of Science Fiction 1989-06-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Little, Brown / QPBC   $12.95 xix+
1083
tp anth Bob Eggleton Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1989-11-00 Ursula K. Le Guin VGSF / Gollancz (VGSF Classics #37) 0-575-04607-4 £3.99 xiv+
303
pb coll Brian Waugh Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1991-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Perennial Library / Harper & Row 0-06-091434-3 $10.00 303 tp coll  
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1991-04-00 Ursula K. Le Guin HarperPaperbacks 0-06-100162-7 $4.50 383 pb coll Danilo Ducak Checkmark
The Lathe of Heaven / The Dispossessed / The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1991-06-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Book-of-the-Month Club   $17.95 848 hc omni David Shannon  
The Lathe of Heaven / The Dispossessed / The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1992-02-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Book-of-the-Month Club   $11.95 848 tp omni David Shannon  
Nine Lives 1992-02-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Pulphouse Publishing (Pulphouse Short Story Paperbacks #50) 1-56146-550-X $1.95 47 pb chap Doug Herring  
Nine Lives 1992-02-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Pulphouse Publishing (Pulphouse Short Story Hardbacks #30) 1-56146-930-0 $20.00 47 hc chap  
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1994-07-00 ed. David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer Tor 0-312-85062-X $35.00 990+
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hc anth Carol Russo Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1994-10-00 ed. David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer Orbit 1-85723-271-2 £25.00 990 hc anth John Berkey Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1994-10-00 ed. David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer Tor / SFBC #05435 $17.98 990 hc anth Carol Russo Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1997-09-00 ed. David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer Orb 0-312-85509-5 $27.95 990 tp anth Checkmark
Science Fiction: Contemporary Mythology: The SFWA-SFRA Anthology 1998-00-00 ed. Joseph Olander, Patricia Warrick, Martin Harry Greenberg HarperCollins 0-06-046943-9 $15.62   hc anth  
Tales in Space 1998-02-00 ed. Peter Crowther Borealis / White Wolf Publishing 1-56504-867-9 $12.99 318 tp anth Kathleen Ryan Checkmark
Clones! 1998-04-00 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Ace Books 0-441-00522-5 $5.99 xi+
254
pb anth Lee MacLeod  
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction 1998-05-00 ed. Alice K. Turner HarperPrism 0-06-105288-4 $23.00 469 hc anth Carl D. Galian Checkmark
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction 1998-09-00 ed. Alice K. Turner HarperPrism / SFBC #18288 $12.50 469 hc anth Carl D. Galian  
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction 1999-02-00 ed. Alice K. Turner HarperPrism 0-06-107342-3 $16.00 469 tp anth Carl D. Galian Checkmark
Urania #1368 1999-08-15 ed. Giuseppe Lippi Arnoldo Mondadori Editore #1368 7,000 Lit 250 pb mag Marco Patrito  
Fernes Licht 2000-00-00 ed. Wolfgang Jeschke Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #2100) 3-453-17117-9 DM 15.00 1051 pb anth Thomas Thiemeyer Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 2000-10-00 Ursula Le Guin Gollancz (SF Collectors' Editions) 0-575-07139-7 £9.99 xiv+
303
tp coll Checkmark
I dodici punti cardinali 2004-02-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Editrice Nord (Narrativa Nord #183) 88-429-1298-0 € 16.00 294 hc coll  
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 2004-12-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Perennial / HarperCollins 0-06-091434-3 $13.95 303 tp coll  
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 2009-04-09 Ursula K. Le Guin Paw Prints 978-1-4395-6236-9 $22.95   hc coll  
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction 2010-08-01 ed. Rob Latham, Veronica Hollinger, Joan Gordon, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Arthur B. Evans, Carol McGuirk Wesleyan University Press 978-0-8195-6955-4 $39.95 xviii+
767
tp anth Georges Méliès Checkmark
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction 2010-08-01 ed. Rob Latham, Veronica Hollinger, Joan Gordon, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Arthur B. Evans, Carol McGuirk Wesleyan University Press 978-0-8195-6954-7 $85.00 688 hc anth Checkmark
Outer Space, Inner Lands 2012-11-13 Ursula K. Le Guin Small Beer Press 978-1-61873-035-0 $24.00 iv+
333+
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hc coll Paul Roden , Valerie Lueth  
Outer Space, Inner Lands 2012-11-27 Ursula K. Le Guin Small Beer Press 978-1-61873-037-4 $14.95   ebook coll Paul Roden , Valerie Lueth  
Outer Space, Inner Lands 2013-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Small Beer Press 978-1-61873-035-0 $24.00 iv+
333+
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hc coll Paul Roden , Valerie Lueth Checkmark
Clones 2013-06-15 ed. Gardner Dozois, Jack Dann Baen 978-1-62579-140-5 $4.99   ebook anth Ron Miller  
Outer Space, Inner Lands 2014-07-17 Ursula K. Le Guin Gollancz 978-1-4732-0285-6 £18.99 352 hc coll  
Outer Space, Inner Lands 2015-01-08 Ursula K. Le Guin Gollancz 978-1-4732-0286-3 £9.99 352 tp coll  
The Wind's Twelve Quarters and The Compass Rose 2015-08-13 Ursula K. Le Guin Gollancz (Gollancz SF Masterworks (II)) 978-1-4732-0576-5 £9.99 xx+
561
tp omni Christopher Gibbs Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 2015-08-27 Ursula K. Le Guin Gateway / Orion 978-1-4732-1436-1 £4.99   ebook coll  
The Unreal and the Real: The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin 2016-10-18 Ursula K. Le Guin Saga Press 978-1-4814-7596-9 $29.99 715+
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The Unreal and the Real: The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin 2016-10-18 Ursula K. Le Guin Saga Press 978-1-4814-7598-3 $7.99   ebook omni  
The Selected Short Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin 2016-11-15 Ursula K. Le Guin Saga Press 978-1-4814-8946-1 $59.99 1552 hc omni  
Nine Lives 2017-02-14 Ursula K. Le Guin Harper Perennial 978-0-06-247088-1 $1.99   ebook chap  
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 2017-02-14 Ursula K. Le Guin Harper Perennial 978-0-06-247103-1 $9.99   ebook coll  
The Unreal and the Real: The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin 2017-11-07 Ursula K. Le Guin Saga Press 978-1-4814-7597-6 $19.99 752 tp omni  
The Selected Short Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin 2017-11-07 Ursula K. Le Guin Saga Press 978-1-5344-0471-7 $39.99 1584 tp omni  
The Wind's Twelve Quarters date unknown Ursula K. Le Guin Bantam Books 0-553-02907-X $1.75 277 pb coll Pauline Ellison Checkmark
The World Treasury of Science Fiction date unknown ed. David G. Hartwell Little, Brown / BOMC     xix+
1083
hc anth Bob Eggleton Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters date unknown Ursula K. Le Guin Bantam Books 0-553-23541-9 $2.95 277 pb coll Pauline Ellison Checkmark
Etoiles des profondeurs date unknown Ursula Le Guin Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5012) 2-266-04519-9   386 pb coll W. Siudmak Checkmark
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