Title: The Fourth Profession

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Title: The Fourth Profession Title Record # 41386
Author: Larry Niven
Date: 1971-08-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
Synopsis: An alien salesman walks into a bar... and offers free samples of its wares; "memory" pills which implant within the consumer the training, knowledge, memories, etc. required for a given profession, whether terrestrial or alien.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1973 Portuguese A Quarta Profissão
1973 German Der vierte Beruf
1975 Dutch Het Vierde Beroep
1976 German Der vierte Beruf
1981 Croatian Četvrta vještina?
1989 Japanese 第四の専門知識? [as by ラリー・ニーヴン?]

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
3 1972 Hugo Best Novella

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Quark/4 1971-08-00 ed. Marilyn Hacker, Samuel R. Delany Paperback Library 66-658 $1.25 240 pb? anth Martin Last Checkmark
Quark/4 1971-08-00 ed. Samuel R. Delany, Marilyn Hacker Paperback Library 66-658 C$1.25 240 pb? anth Martin Last Checkmark
The 1972 Annual World's Best SF 1972-05-00 ed. Donald A. Wollheim, Arthur W. Saha DAW Books (DAW Collectors #5) UQ1005 $0.95 302 pb? anth John Schoenherr Checkmark
The 1972 Annual World's Best SF 1972-05-00 ed. Donald A. Wollheim, Arthur W. Saha DAW Books UQ1005 C$0.95 302 pb? anth John Schoenherr Checkmark
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 1972-07-00 ed. Terry Carr Ballantine Books 0-345-02671-3 $1.25 ix+
340
pb? anth Chris Foss Checkmark
The 1972 Annual World's Best SF 1972-07-00 ed. Donald A. Wollheim, Arthur W. Saha DAW Books / SFBC 3055 $1.98 x+
296
hc? anth Frank Frazetta Checkmark
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 1972-07-00 ed. Terry Carr Ballantine Books 0-345-02671-3 C$1.25 ix+
340
pb? anth Chris Foss Checkmark
The 1972 Annual World's Best SF 1973-00-00 ed. Donald A. Wollheim, Arthur W. Saha Book Club Associates     301 hc? anth Checkmark
Os Melhores Contos de FC de 1972 1973-00-00 ed. Donald A. Wollheim Dêagá (Ciência #18)     226 pb? anth Andrade Albuquerque Checkmark
Die Welt, die Dienstag war 1973-04-00 ed. Terry Carr König (König Taschenbücher #7) 3-8082-0025-1 DM 3.80 140 pb? anth Rudolf Huber-Wilkoff Checkmark
The 1972 Annual World's Best SF 1973-11-00 ed. Donald A. Wollheim, Arthur W. Saha DAW Books (DAW Collectors #5) UY1081 $1.25 302 pb? anth John Schoenherr Checkmark
A Hole in Space 1974-06-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books 0-345-24011-1 $1.25 196 pb? coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
A Hole in Space 1974-06-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books 0-345-24011-1 C$1.25 196 pb? coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
A Hole in Space 1974-11-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books 0-345-24011-1 $1.25 196 pb? coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
A Hole in Space 1975-00-00 Larry Niven Orbit / Futura 0-86007-853-1 £0.50 196 pb? coll Tony Roberts Checkmark
De Stranden van Sirius Vier 1975-00-00 Larry Niven Meulenhoff (M=SF #91) 90-290-0160-7   316 pb? coll Chris Foss Checkmark
Die Lücke im System 1976-00-00 Larry Niven Goldmann (Goldmann Science Fiction #0227) 3-442-23227-9 DM 4.00 160 pb? coll F. Jürgen Rogner Checkmark
A Hole in Space 1976-03-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books 0-345-25287-X $1.50 196 pb? coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #1 1976-04-00 ed. Terry Carr Ballantine Books 0-345-24922-4 $1.95 [ix]+
340
pb? anth Checkmark
A Hole in Space 1977-02-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27137-8 $1.50 196 pb? coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
Wollheim's World's Best SF: Series One 1977-12-00 ed. Donald A. Wollheim, Arthur W. Saha DAW Books 0-87997-349-8 $1.75 302 pb? anth John Berkey Checkmark
A Hole in Space 1978-08-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-28040-7 $1.75 196 pb? coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
A Hole in Space 1980-00-00 Larry Niven Orbit / Futura 0-86007-853-1 £1.25 196 pb? coll Peter Jones Checkmark
A Hole in Space 1980-03-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-29225-1 $1.95 196 pb? coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
A Hole in Space 1981-03-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-30051-3 $2.25 196 pb? coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
Sirius, #61 1981-07-05 ed. Borivoj Jurković? Vjesnik   30 din. 148 pb? mag Vjekoslav Ivezić? Checkmark
A Hole in Space 1984-00-00 Larry Niven Orbit 0-86007-853-1 £2.25 196 pb? coll Peter Jones Checkmark
A Hole in Space 1986-00-00 Larry Niven Orbit / Futura 0-86007-853-1 £2.50 196 pb? coll Peter Jones Checkmark
A Hole in Space 1988-05-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-33777-8 $3.50 196 pb? coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
S-Fマガジン 1989年2月号, #374? 1989-02-00 ed. Editors of S-Fマガジン? 早川書房?       tp? mag  
Project Solar Sail 1990-04-00 ed. Arthur C. Clarke, David Brin Roc 0-451-45002-7 $4.50 246 pb? anth Checkmark
N-Space 1990-09-00 Larry Niven Tor 0-312-85089-1 $19.95 529 hc? coll Dave Archer Checkmark
N-Space 1991-02-00 Larry Niven Tor / SFBC 17755 $9.98 529 hc? coll Dave Archer Checkmark
N-Space 1991-09-00 Larry Niven Tor 0-812-51001-1 $5.99 vi+
693
pb? coll Dave Archer Checkmark
A Hole in Space 1992-00-00 Larry Niven Orbit / Little, Brown UK 1-85723-147-3 £4.50 196 pb? coll Peter Elson Checkmark
N-Space 1992-01-00 Larry Niven Orbit 1-85723-003-5 £4.99 617 pb? coll Fred Gambino  
N-Space 1992-01-00 Larry Niven Orbit 0-356-20242-9 £14.99 526 hc? coll Fred Gambino  
N-Space 1992-02-00 Larry Niven Orbit 1-85723-003-5 £4.99 617 pb? coll Fred Gambino Checkmark
N-Space 1997-05-00 Larry Niven Tor 0-812-51001-1 $6.99 vi+
693
pb? coll Dave Archer Checkmark
N-Space 1998-00-00 Larry Niven Orbit 1-85723-003-5 £6.99 617 pb? coll Fred Gambino Checkmark
N-Space 2007-08-00 Larry Niven Tor 0-765-31824-5 $15.95 vi+
534
tp? coll Ray Massey  
The Best of Larry Niven 2010-12-00 Larry Niven Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-331-0 $40.00 618 hc? coll Edward Miller Checkmark
The Best of Larry Niven 2010-12-00 Larry Niven Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-331-0 $60.00 618 hc? coll Edward Miller  
A Hole in Space 2011-06-17 Larry Niven Spectrum Literary Agency   $5.99 206 ebook? coll  
The 1972 Annual World's Best SF date unknown ed. Donald A. Wollheim, Arthur W. Saha DAW Books (DAW Collectors #5) UQ1005 $0.95 302 pb? anth John Schoenherr Checkmark
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