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Title: A Kind of Artistry Title Record # 41239
Author: Brian W. Aldiss
Date: 1962-10-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
Synopsis: In the far future, one of the remaining "Earthborns" is sent to make contact with "the Clidd," a sentient asteroid embedded in a distant planet.
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Year Title
1962 A Kind of Artistry [as by Brian Aldiss]
Year Language Title
1963 French Jusqu'en ton sein...
1965Translated by Michel Deutsch
French
La métamorphose de Derek Ende?La metamorphose de Derek Ende
1968Translated by Wessel B. Relsky
Dutch Een kunstig ambacht [as by Brian Aldiss]
1972Translated by Rudolf Hermstein
German Eine Art Kunst
2001Translated by Vittorio Curtoni
Italian Una Qualche Forma D'arte

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, October 1962 1962-10-00 ed. Avram Davidson Mercury Press, Inc.  
$0.40?$: US dollar
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 Ed Emsh Checkmark
The Airs of Earth: Science Fiction Stories 1963-00-00 Brian W. Aldiss Faber and Faber  
18/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll M. C. Escher Checkmark
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction [UK], Vol. 4, No. 5 1963-04-00 ed. Editors of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction [UK] Atlas Publishing and Distribution Co. Ltd  
2/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
116
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
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: Twelfth Series 1963-05-00 ed. Avram Davidson Doubleday  
$3.95?$: US dollar
xi+
225
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Roger Zimmerman Checkmark
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: Twelfth Series 1963-06-00 ed. Avram Davidson Doubleday / SFBC  
$1.20?$: US dollar
xi+
225
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Roger Zimmerman Checkmark
Fiction, #115 1963-06-00 ed.
Alain Dorémieux?Alain Doremieux
OPTA  
F2.50?F: French frank
180
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 Michel Jakubowicz  
Starswarm 1964-01-00 Brian Aldiss Signet / New American Library D2411
$0.50?$: US dollar
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 Checkmark
Starswarm 1964-01-00 Brian Aldiss Signet / New American Library of Canada D2411
C$0.50?C$: Canadian dollar
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 Checkmark
Best Science Fiction Stories of Brian Aldiss 1965-00-00 Brian W. Aldiss Faber and Faber  
21/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
253
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bridget Riley Checkmark
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 12th Series 1965-00-00 ed. Avram Davidson Gollancz  
£?£: UK pound
225
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Airs of Earth 1965-01-00 Brian W. Aldiss The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 93
6/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Airs de Terre 1965-02-12 Brian W. Aldiss
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#81)
    239
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 Airs of Earth 1965-09-00 Brian W. Aldiss Four Square Books 1325
3/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
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
Who Can Replace a Man? 1966-00-00 Brian W. Aldiss Harcourt, Brace & World  
$4.50?$: US dollar
253
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Lawrence Ratzkin Checkmark
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction no 12 1967-00-00 ed. Avram Davidson Panther 2275
3/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
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 Checkmark
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 12th Series 1967-00-00 ed. Avram Davidson Ace Books G-611
$0.50?$: US dollar
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.
anth Checkmark
Who Can Replace a Man? 1967-11-00 Brian W. Aldiss Signet / New American Library P3311
$0.60?$: US dollar
xii+
215
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 Don Punchatz Checkmark
Sterrenhoop 1968-00-00 Brian Aldiss Meulenhoff (M=SF #11) 11
ƒ2.90?ƒ: Dutch guilder
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 Frank Stoovelaar , Ruurd Groot Checkmark
Starswarm 1971-00-00 Brian Aldiss Signet / New American Library T4558
$0.75?$: US dollar
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 Checkmark
The Airs of Earth 1971-05-00 Brian W. Aldiss New English Library 0-450-00707-3
£0.30?£: UK pound
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 Bruce Pennington Checkmark
Who Can Replace a Man? 1972-00-00 Brian W. Aldiss Signet 451-T5055
$0.75?$: US dollar
215
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 Don Punchatz Checkmark
The Airs of Earth 1972-00-00 Brian W. Aldiss New English Library 0-450-01329-4
£0.35?£: UK pound
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 Bruce Pennington  
Der unmögliche Stern 1972-00-00 Brian W. Aldiss Insel (Phantastische Wirklichkeit: Science Fiction der Welt)  
DM 16.50?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
275
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll H. Wenske Checkmark
The Airs of Earth 1975-05-00 Brian W. Aldiss New English Library 0-450-02097-5
£0.40?£: UK pound
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 Bruce Pennington Checkmark
Starswarm 1976-00-00 Brian Aldiss Signet / New American Library of Canada Y6883
C$1.25?C$: Canadian dollar
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 Checkmark
Who Can Replace a Man? 1976-07-00 Brian W. Aldiss Signet / New American Library Y7083
$1.25?$: US dollar
215
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 Don Punchatz Checkmark
Starswarm 1978-06-00 Brian Aldiss Gregg Press 0-8398-2408-4
$9.00?$: US dollar
xvi+
159
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Starswarm 1979-00-00 Brian Aldiss Panther / Granada 0-586-04991-6
£0.95?£: UK pound
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
Der unmögliche Stern 1982-08-00 Brian W. Aldiss Suhrkamp (Phantastische Bibliothek #80) 3-518-37334-X
DM 10.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
313
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 Thomas Franke Checkmark
Starswarm 1985-00-00 Brian Aldiss Panther / Granada 0-586-04991-6
£1.95?£: UK pound
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 Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
Starswarm 1985-12-00 Brian W. Aldiss Baen Science Fiction Books 0-671-55999-0
$2.95?$: US dollar
246
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 Joe Bergeron  
Starswarm 1985-12-00 Brian W. Aldiss Baen Science Fiction Books 0-671-55999-0
C$3.95?C$: Canadian dollar
246
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 Joe Bergeron Checkmark
The World Treasury of Science Fiction 1989-01-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Little, Brown / BOMC 0-316-34941-0   xix+
1083
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Bob Eggleton Checkmark
The World Treasury of Science Fiction 1989-02-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Little, Brown 0-316-34941-0
$22.95?$: US dollar
xix+
1083
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Bob Eggleton  
The World Treasury of Science Fiction 1989-06-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Little, Brown / QPBC  
$12.95?$: US dollar
xix+
1083
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 Eggleton Checkmark
Starswarm 1990-08-00 Brian Aldiss VGSF (VGSF Classics #45) 0-575-04182-X
£3.50?£: UK pound
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 Image Bank Checkmark
The Good Old Stuff: Adventure Sf in the Grand Tradition 1998-12-00 ed. Gardner Dozois St. Martin's Griffin 0-312-19275-4
$17.95?$: US dollar
xxv+
434
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 Ed Emshwiller Checkmark
The Good Stuff 1999-01-00 Gardner Dozois Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-0044-4 / 02879
$15.98?$: US dollar
982
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
The Airs of Earth 2000-00-00 Brian W. Aldiss House of Stratus 0-7551-0061-1
£6.99?£: UK pound
230
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 #1405 2001-01-14 ed. Giuseppe Lippi Mondadori 1405
Lit 6,900?Lit: Italian lira
394
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 Paolo Barbieri  
The Good Old Stuff: Adventure Sf in the Grand Tradition 2013-12-00 ed. Gardner Dozois St. Martin's Griffin 978-1-4668-5950-0
$7.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Ed Emshwiller  
The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume 2 2014-07-15 ed. Gordon Van Gelder Tachyon Publications 978-1-61696-163-3
$15.95?$: US dollar
419
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 Checkmark
The World Treasury of Science Fiction date unknown ed. David G. Hartwell Little, Brown / BOMC     xix+
1083
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Starswarm date unknown Brian Aldiss Signet Y6883
$1.25?$: US dollar
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 Checkmark
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