Title: The Liberation of Earth

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Title: The Liberation of Earth Title Record # 41211
Author: William Tenn
Date: 1953-05-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Synopsis: A resident of earth in the future looks back on earth's many successive "liberations" by either side in an interstellar war between two alien powers.
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1953 Liberation of Earth
Year Language Title
1972Translated by Thomas Schlück
German Die Befreiung der Erde
1973Translated by Marcel Battin
French La libération de la Terre
1973Translated by Heinz Zwack (as Heinz Nagel)
German Die Befreiung der Erde
1975 Dutch De Bevrijding van de Aarde
1977Translated by Krunoslav Poljak
Croatian
Oslobođenje Zemlje?Oslobodenje Zemlje
1987Italian translation by Giampaolo Cossato and Sandro Sandrelli.
Italian La liberazione della Terra
1988 Finnish Kuinka Maa vapautettiin

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Future Science Fiction, May 1953 1953-05-00 ed. Robert W. Lowndes Columbia Publications, Inc.   $0.25 100
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 A. Leslie Ross Checkmark
Future Science Fiction Stories No. 10 1953-10-00 ed. Robert W. Lowndes Thorpe & Porter   1/- 100
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 A. Leslie Ross Checkmark
Of All Possible Worlds 1955-02-00 William Tenn Ballantine Books H-99 $2.00 161
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Of All Possible Worlds 1955-02-00 William Tenn Ballantine Books 99 $0.35 159
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
Of All Possible Worlds 1956-00-00 William Tenn Michael Joseph (Novels of Tomorrow)   12/6 255
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Richard Barton Checkmark
Of All Possible Worlds 1960-06-00 William Tenn Ballantine Books 407K $0.35 161
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 Blanchard Checkmark
Help!, #2 September 1960 1960-09-00 ed. Harvey Kurtzman, Gloria Steinem General Promotions Co.   $0.35 64
bedsheet?8.5" by 11.25" magazines, e.g. early issues of Amazing; or the 1942-43 issues of Astounding.
mag  
More Penguin Science Fiction 1963-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Penguin Books 1963 3/6 236
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.
anth Vassily Kandinsky Checkmark
Of All Possible Worlds 1963-00-00 William Tenn Mayflower-Dell 6532-8 3/6 190
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 Enric Checkmark
More Penguin Science Fiction 1964-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Penguin Books 1963 3/6 236
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.
anth Vassily Kandinsky Checkmark
Of All Possible Worlds 1966-00-00 William Tenn Mayflower-Dell 6532 3/6 190
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  
The Starlit Corridor 1967-00-00 ed. Roger Mansfield Pergamon Press Ltd.   21/- xi+
145
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Starlit Corridor 1967-00-00 ed. Roger Mansfield Pergamon Press Ltd. 0-08-303370-X   xii+
145
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 Starlit Corridor 1967-00-00 ed. Roger Mansfield Pergamon Press Ltd.   $4.00 xi+
145
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Starlit Corridor 1967-00-00 ed. Roger Mansfield Pergamon Press Ltd.   $2.00 145
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  
More Penguin Science Fiction 1968-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Penguin Books 1963 3'6 236
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.
anth Richard Hollis Checkmark
Of All Possible Worlds 1968-06-00 William Tenn Ballantine Books U6136 $0.75 161
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 Stephen Miller Checkmark
The War Book 1969-09-00 ed. James Sallis Hart-Davis     188
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The War Book 1971-00-00 ed. James Sallis Panther 0-586-03430-7 £0.30 176
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.
anth Peter Tybus Checkmark
Invaders from Space 1972-00-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Hawthorn Books   $6.95 xi+
241
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Angela Arnet Checkmark
Das Kriegsbuch 1972-00-00 ed. James Sallis Peter Hammer 3-87294-032-5 DM 16.00 190
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 Eddie Jones Checkmark
Science Fiction: The Great Years 1973-01-00 ed. Frederik Pohl, Carol Pohl Ace Books 75430 $1.25 349
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.
anth Checkmark
Fiction, #230 1973-02-00 ed. Alain Dorémieux OPTA   F5.00 196
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 Caza Checkmark
Mögliche Welten 1973-03-00 William Tenn Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3333) 3333 DM 2.80 141
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 Atelier Frank & Zaugg Checkmark
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus 1973-06-00 ed. Brian Aldiss Penguin Books 0-14-003145-6 £0.60 616
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 David Pelham Checkmark
Tomorrow and Tomorrow 1973-10-00 ed. Damon Knight Simon & Schuster 0-671-65210-9 $7.95 253
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Wendell Minor Checkmark
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus 1974-00-00 ed. Brian Aldiss Penguin Books 0-14-003145-6 £0.60 616
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 David Pelham Checkmark
Das Kriegsbuch 1974-01-00 ed. James Sallis Fischer Taschenbuch (Fischer Orbit #34) 3-436-01820-1 DM 3.80 190
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.
anth Eddie Jones Checkmark
Science Fiction: The Great Years 1974-03-00 ed. Frederik Pohl, Carol Pohl Gollancz 0-575-01784-8 £2.50 319
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Tomorrow and Tomorrow 1974-08-00 ed. Damon Knight Gollancz 0-575-01873-9 £ 251
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth David Smee  
The Liberated Future 1974-12-00 ed. Robert Hoskins Fawcett Crest Q2329 $1.50 304
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 Oscar Liebman Checkmark
Vuurwater 1975-00-00 William Tenn Meulenhoff (M=SF #88) 90-290-0249-2   248
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
Science Fiction: The Great Years 1976-08-00 ed. Frederik Pohl, Carol Pohl Ace Books 75429 $1.95 349
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.
anth Checkmark
Science Fiction: The Great Years 1977-01-00 ed. Carol Pohl, Frederik Pohl Sphere Books 0-7221-6294-8 £0.75 287
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 Peter Jones Checkmark
Sirius, #10 1977-04-05 ed.
Borivoj Jurković?Borivoj Jurkovic
Borivoj Jurkovich
Vjesnik   10 din. 148
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 Vicente Segrelles 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
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus 1980-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Penguin Books 0-14-003145-6 £1.95 616
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 Stimpson Checkmark
Science Fiction of the Fifties 1980-02-00 ed. Joseph Olander, Martin Harry Greenberg Avon / SFBC 3671 $3.98 xxii+
393
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Gary Viskupic Checkmark
The Survival of Freedom 1981-08-00 ed. Jerry Pournelle, John F. Carr Fawcett Crest 0-449-24435-0 $2.50 381
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 Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus 1985-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Penguin Books 0-14-003145-6 £3.50 616
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 Peter Jones Checkmark
Histoires de guerres futures 1985-03-00 ed. Demètre Ioakimidis, Jacques Goimard, Gérard Klein Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3819) 2-253-03629-3   412
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 Manchu Checkmark
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus 1986-00-00 ed. Brian Aldiss Penguin Books 0-14-003145-6   616
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 Peter Jones  
The Great SF Stories# 15 (1953) 1986-12-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #694) 0-88677-171-4 $3.50 352
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 Tony Roberts Checkmark
The Great SF Stories# 15 (1953) 1986-12-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books 0-88677-171-4 C$4.50 352
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 Tony Roberts Checkmark
Le grandi storie della fantascienza 15 1987-05-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Armenia Editore (Le Grandi Storie della Fantascienza #15) 88-344-0205-7 20,000 Lit 304
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 Bob Layzell  
Ensimmäinen yhteys: tieteisnovelleja 1988-00-00 ed. Jyrki Ijäs Pirkanmaan Kirjapaino (Tieteissarja #1) 951-99942-9-7   367
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 Kari T. Leppänen  
Invasions 1990-08-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Charles G. Waugh, Martin H. Greenberg Roc / New American Library 0-451-45027-2 $4.95 382
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 J. K. Potter Checkmark
Invasions 1990-08-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh, Isaac Asimov Roc / New American Library 0-451-45027-2 C$5.95 382
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 J. K. Potter Checkmark
There Won't Be War 1991-11-00 ed. Harry Harrison, Bruce McAllister Tor 0-812-51941-8 $3.99 viii+
309
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 Alan Gutierrez Checkmark
Invaders! 1993-12-00 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Ace Books 0-441-01519-0 $4.50 241
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 Joan Pelaez Checkmark
Immodest Proposals: The Complete Science Fiction of William Tenn, Volume 1 2001-02-00 William Tenn NESFA Press 1-886778-19-1 $29.00 vii+
618
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
Immodest Proposals: The Complete Science Fiction of William Tenn, Volume 1 2001-07-00 William Tenn NESFA Press 1-886778-19-1 $29.00 vii+
618
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
Immodest Proposals: The Complete Science Fiction of William Tenn, Volume 1 2002-09-00 William Tenn NESFA Press / SFBC 52644 $14.50 618
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
A Science Fiction Omnibus 2007-11-29 ed. Brian Aldiss Penguin Books (Penguin Modern Classics) 978-0-14-118892-8 £9.99 592
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 Jim Burns Checkmark
A Science Fiction Omnibus 2007-11-29 ed. Brian Aldiss Penguin Books 978-0-14-191343-8 £7.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
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?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 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?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Mammoth Book of SF Wars 2012-05-17 ed. Ian Watson, Ian Whates Robinson 978-1-78033-040-2 £7.99 xii+
497
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 Joe Roberts Checkmark
The Mammoth Book of SF Wars 2012-05-17 ed. Ian Watson, Ian Whates Robinson 978-1-78033-546-9 £7.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Joe Roberts Checkmark
The Mammoth Book of SF Wars 2012-06-00 ed. Ian Watson, Ian Whates Running Press 978-0-7624-4592-9 $13.95 xii+
497
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 joeroberts.co.uk Checkmark
Invaders! 2013-03-25 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Baen 978-1-62579-119-1 $4.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Ron Miller  
Of All Possible Worlds 2013-07-00 William Tenn Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-12923-8 £2.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection 2016-07-12 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Vintage Crime/Black Lizard / Vintage Books 978-1-101-91009-2 $25.00 xxxi+
1178
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 Bruce Pennington Checkmark
The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection 2016-07-12 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Vintage Crime/Black Lizard / Vintage Books 978-1-101-91010-8 $25.00  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Bruce Pennington  
The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection 2016-07-12 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Vintage Crime/Black Lizard / SFBC 14-1016912 $19.55 xxxi+
1178
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 Bruce Pennington  
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