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Title: The Deathbird Title Record # 41493
Author: Harlan Ellison
Date: 1973-03-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Synopsis: In a story embedded in a final examination of a hypothetical course, the Biblical expulsion from the Garden of Eden is deconstructed and rewritten from an alternate point of view, including a hypothetical end of the world scenario.
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Current Tags: fantasy (1), Garden of Eden (1), End of Days (1), the serpent (1), Adam (1), final examination (1) Add Tags

Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1975 French L'oiseau de mort
1977Translated by Pon Ruiter
Dutch Doodsvogel
1982Translated by Leni Sobez
German Der Todesvogel
1993Translated by Krzysztof Sokołowski
Polish
Ptak śmierci?Ptak smierci
1996 Italian L'uccello di morte

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, March 1973 1973-03-00 ed. Edward L. Ferman Mercury Press, Inc.   $0.75 164
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 Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon Checkmark
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 20th Series 1973-10-00 ed. Edward L. Ferman Doubleday 0-385-07816-1 $6.95 296
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Peter Rauch Checkmark
The 1974 Annual World's Best SF 1974-05-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books (DAW Collectors #101) UY1109 $1.25 280
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 Jack Gaughan Checkmark
The 1974 Annual World's Best SF 1974-05-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books / New American Library of Canada UY1109 C$1.25 280
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 Jack Gaughan Checkmark
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #3 1974-07-00 ed. Terry Carr Ballantine Books 0-345-24063-4 $1.50 xi+
368
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 Larry Sutton Checkmark
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #3 1974-07-00 ed. Terry Carr Ballantine Books 0-345-24063-4 C$1.50 xi+
368
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 Larry Sutton Checkmark
The 1974 Annual World's Best SF 1974-09-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books / SFBC 6278 $1.98 x+
245
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Victor Valla Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories 9 1974-11-00 ed. Kate Wilhelm Gollancz 0-575-01899-2 £3.00 287
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 20th Series 1975-00-00 ed. Edward L. Ferman Ace Books 05459 $1.25 296
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 Joseph Lombardero Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories Nine 1975-01-00 ed. Kate Wilhelm Harper & Row 0-06-014652-4 $7.95 xxvi+
241
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Al Nagy Checkmark
Deathbird Stories 1975-02-00 Harlan Ellison Harper & Row 0-06-011176-3 $8.95 xv+
334
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon Checkmark
Univers 01 1975-05-23 ed. Yves Frémion J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #598)     185
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 Tibor Csernus Checkmark
The World's Best SF Short Stories No. 1 1975-10-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim The Elmfield Press 0-7057-0057-7 £4.50 280
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Josh Kirby  
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #3 1976-06-00 ed. Terry Carr Ballantine Books 0-345-25015-X $1.95 xi+
368
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
Deathbird Stories 1976-09-00 Harlan Ellison Dell 1737 $1.75 346
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 Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon Checkmark
Deathbird Stories 1976-09-00 Harlan Ellison Dell 1737 C$1.75 346
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 Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories 9 1976-11-00 ed. Kate Wilhelm Corgi 0-552-10307-1 £0.75 253
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
Elseviers SF Omnibus 1977-00-00 ed. Aart C. Prins Elsevier (Elsevier SF) 90-10-01892-X   294
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
Deathbird Stories 1977-03-00 Harlan Ellison Dell 1737 $1.75 346
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 Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon Checkmark
The Hugo Winners, Volume Three 1977-08-05 ed. Isaac Asimov Doubleday 0-385-12218-7 $12.50 xvi+
603
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert Jay Silverman  
The Hugo Winners, Volume Three 1977-12-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Doubleday / SFBC 1845 $4.50 xvi+
603
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert Jay Silverman Checkmark
Deathbird Stories 1978-04-00 Harlan Ellison Pan Books 0-330-25123-6 £0.80 346
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
Nebula Award Stories Nine 1978-07-00 ed. Kate Wilhelm Bantam Books 0-553-11551-0 $1.95 xxvi+
257
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 Hugo Winners, Volume Three, Part Three: 1974-1975 1979-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Dennis Dobson     209
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Hugo Winners: Volume 3, Book 2 1979-07-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest 0-449-24045-2 $1.95 352
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 Attila Hejja Checkmark
Wollheim's World's Best SF: Series Three 1979-12-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books 0-87997-507-5 $2.25 280
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 Segrelles Checkmark
Deathbird Stories 1980-11-00 Harlan Ellison Dell 0-440-11737-2 $2.50 346
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 Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon Checkmark
Der Plan ist Liebe und Tod 1982-07-00 ed. Kate Wilhelm Moewig (Playboy Science Fiction #6730) 3-8118-6730-X DM 6.80 239
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.
anth Don Maitz Checkmark
Deathbird Stories 1983-12-00 Harlan Ellison Bluejay Books (Bluejay Special Edition) 0-312-94084-X $6.95 xv+
297
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 Barclay Shaw Checkmark
Deathbird Stories 1984-10-00 Harlan Ellison Bluejay Books / SFBC 01100 $5.98 xv+
297
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Barclay Shaw Checkmark
The Essential Ellison: A 35-Year Retrospective 1987-00-00 Harlan Ellison Nemo Press 0-914261-02-9 $60.00 xv+
1019
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon Checkmark
The Essential Ellison 1987-08-00 Harlan Ellison Nemo Press 0-914261-01-0 $29.95 xv+
1019
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon  
The Essential Ellison: A 35-Year Retrospective 1988-10-00 Harlan Ellison Nemo Press / SFBC     xv+
1019
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon Checkmark
Deathbird Stories 1990-00-00 Harlan Ellison The Easton Press (The Masterpieces of Science Fiction)     xviii+
345
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Deathbird Stories 1990-04-00 Harlan Ellison Collier / Macmillan 0-02-028361-X $4.95 295
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 Jim Burns Checkmark
The Essential Ellison 1991-10-00 Harlan Ellison Morpheus International 0-9623447-3-7 $34.95 1021
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon  
Fenix, V4 #7, 1993 1993-00-00 ed. uncredited Radwan      
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 Marcin Konczakowski  
Deathbird Stories 1993-08-00 Harlan Ellison Collier / Macmillan 0-02-084745-9 $9.00 xx+
295
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 Jim Burns  
I premi Hugo 1974-75 1996-08-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Classici Urania #233)   6,500 Lit 234
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 Chris Alan Wilton  
The Essential Ellison 1997-02-00 Harlan Ellison Morpheus International 0-9623447-4-5 $19.95 1021
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 Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon Checkmark
The Essential Ellison: A 50-Year Retrospective 2001-05-00 Harlan Ellison Morpheus International 1-883398-46-0 $24.95 xvi+
1249
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 Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon Checkmark
The Essential Ellison: A 50-Year Retrospective 2005-06-00 Harlan Ellison Morpheus International 1-883398-60-6 $24.95 1249
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 Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon Checkmark
Deathbird Stories 2006-01-00 Harlan Ellison Science Fiction Book Club (SFBC 50th Anniversary Collection #24) 0-7394-6228-8 / 1180866 $10.99 xiv+
288
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bruce Jensen Checkmark
Deathbird Stories 2009-05-25 Harlan Ellison e-reads.com 978-1-58586-798-1 $19.95 346
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  
The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction: 60th Anniversary Anthology 2009-09-00 ed. Gordon Van Gelder Tachyon Publications 978-1-892391-91-9 $15.95 475
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 David Hardy Checkmark
The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction: 60th Anniversary Anthology 2009-09-01 ed. Gordon Van Gelder Tachyon Publications / SFBC 978-1-61523-611-4 / 1268806 $15.95 480
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth David Hardy Checkmark
Deathbird Stories 2011-03-00 Harlan Ellison Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-085-2 $45.00 xxi +
394
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Gnemo Checkmark
Deathbird Stories 2011-03-00 Harlan Ellison Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-084-5 $125.00 xxi+
394
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Gnemo  
The Deathbird & Other Stories 2011-05-17 Harlan Ellison Audible Frontiers   $19.95  
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
coll Checkmark
Deathbird Stories 2012-03-05 Harlan Ellison Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-12357-1 £2.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Deathbird Stories 2014-04-29 Harlan Ellison Open Road Integrated Media (The Harlan Ellison Collection) 978-1-4976-0476-6 $9.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Deathbird Stories 2014-06-03 Harlan Ellison Open Road Integrated Media (The Harlan Ellison Collection) 978-1-4976-4295-9 $14.99 346
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  
Ich muss schreien und habe keinen Mund 2014-09-00 Harlan Ellison Heyne 978-3-453-31557-0 €18.99 671
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 Das Illustrat Checkmark
The Top of the Volcano: The Award-Winning Stories of Harlan Ellison 2015-01-00 Harlan Ellison Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-634-2 $45.00 vii+
520
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Michael Whelan Checkmark
The Top of the Volcano: The Award-Winning Stories of Harlan Ellison 2015-01-24 Harlan Ellison Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-635-9 $9.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Top of the Volcano: The Award-Winning Stories of Harlan Ellison 2015-04-00 Harlan Ellison Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-634-2 $125.00 vii+
520+
[6]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Michael Whelan Checkmark
The Hugo Winners, Volume Three date unknown ed. Isaac Asimov Doubleday / SFBC 01845 $5.98 xvi+
603
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert Jay Silverman Checkmark
The 1974 Annual World's Best SF date unknown ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books (DAW Collectors #101) UY1109 $1.25 280
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 Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Deathbird Stories date unknown Harlan Ellison Collier / Macmillan 0-02-028361-X $4.95 295
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 Jim Burns  
Deathbird Stories date unknown Harlan Ellison Collier / Macmillan 0-02-028361-X $6.00 xx+
296
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 Jim Burns Checkmark
Deathbird Stories date unknown Harlan Ellison Collier / Macmillan 0-02-028361-X $4.95 295
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 Jim Burns Checkmark
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