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Title: The Country of the Kind Title Record # 41525
Author: Damon Knight
Date: 1956-02-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: Locus index (as of 2008-05-01) listed F&SF Feb 1956 as the first publication. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume One, ORB, stated: copyright © 1955 by Fantasy House, Inc.
Synopsis: In a near future where humans no longer have destructive, antisocial, or aggressive behavior, a throwback who retains those traits believes that without them, great art and creativity also cannot exist.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1957 French Tu ne tueras point...
1966 Italian Il sistema della dolcezza
1975Translated by Régine Vivier
French Tu ne tueras point
1976Translated by Régine Vivier
French Tu ne tueras point !
1976 Italian Un mondo gentile
1977Translated by Marcial Souto Tizón and José María Aroca.
Spanish El país de los bondadosos
1978 Dutch Het Land van de Vriendelijke Mensen
1978Translated by Annemarie Kindt
Dutch In het Land der Milden
1981Polish translation, by Sławomir Magala, of "The Country of the Kind".
Polish Kraina Uprzejmych
2018Translated by Lukas Weidenbach
German Das Land der Sanftmütigen

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, February 1956 1956-02-00 ed. Anthony Boucher Fantasy House, Inc.   $0.35 132
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 Chesley Bonestell Checkmark
S-F: The Year's Greatest Science-Fiction and Fantasy 1956-05-00 ed. Judith Merril Dell B103 $0.35 342
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 Powers Checkmark
S-F: The Year's Greatest Science-Fiction and Fantasy 1956-07-00 ed. Judith Merril Gnome Press   $3.95 342+
[12]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Ed Emshwiller Checkmark
Fiction, #38 1957-01-00 ed. Editors of Fiction OPTA   F100.00 128
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 Philippe Curval Checkmark
In Deep 1963-05-00 Damon Knight Berkley Medallion F760 $0.50 158
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
Yet More Penguin Science Fiction 1964-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Penguin Books 2189 3/6 205
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 Matta Checkmark
In Deep 1964-00-00 Damon Knight Gollancz   15/- 158
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
In Deep 1965-04-00 Damon Knight The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 96 6/- 158
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll John Griffiths  
In Deep 1966-00-00 Damon Knight Corgi GS7399 3/6 174
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
Yet More Penguin Science Fiction 1966-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Penguin Books 2189 3/6 205
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 Matta Checkmark
Gamma #6 1966-04-00 ed. Valentino De Carlo Edizioni dello Scorpione 6 400 Lit 158
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 Ferruccio Alessandri Checkmark
New Dreams This Morning 1966-10-00 ed. James Blish Ballantine Books U2331 $0.50 xii+
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One 1970-04-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Doubleday   $7.95 xi+
558
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Sagebrush Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One 1970-05-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Doubleday / SFBC 2265 $2.98 xi+
558
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Sagebrush Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame 1971-07-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Avon J115 $1.50 672
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 Science Fiction Hall of Fame 1971-07-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Avon J115 C$1.50 672
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
In Deep 1972-00-00 Damon Knight Manor Books 75-444 $0.75 176
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.
coll Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame 1972-11-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Avon J115 $1.50 672
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 Science Fiction Hall of Fame 1973-04-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Avon J115 $1.50 672
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 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
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
Science Fiction Hall of Fame: The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time 1975-00-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Avon 22012 $1.75 672
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
Histoires de demain 1975-00-00 ed. Jacques Goimard, Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3771) 2-253-00749-8   439
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 Pierre Faucheux Checkmark
The Late Great Future 1976-00-00 ed. John Dillon, Gregory Fitz Gerald Fawcett Crest 0-449-23040-6 $1.75 288
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
Histoires de demain 1976-00-00 ed. Jacques Goimard, Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3771) 2-253-00749-8   439
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 Pierre Faucheux Checkmark
Les univers de Damon Knight 1976-02-10 Damon Knight OPTA (Club du Livre d'Anticipation #60) 2-7201-0045-5   486
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Future Power 1976-04-00 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Random House 0-394-49420-2 $7.95 xxviii+
256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Future Power 1976-07-00 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Random House / SFBC 2771 $1.98 xxi+
196
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Galassia #220 1976-10-01 ed. Gianni Montanari Casa Editrice La Tribuna 220 800 Lit. 160
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 Bruce Pennington  
Los mundos de Damon Knight 1977-00-00 Damon Knight Acervo (Acervo ciencia/ficción #23) 84-7002-228-8   488
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll El Cubri  
In Deep 1978-00-00 Damon Knight Magnum Books 0-417-02220-4 £0.75 172
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 Moore Checkmark
Histoires de demain 1978-00-00 ed. Jacques Goimard, Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3771) 2-253-00749-8   439
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 Pierre Faucheux Checkmark
Galerij der Giganten 4 1978-00-00 ed. Ben Bova, Robert Silverberg Elsevier (Elsevier SF) 90-10-02002-9   219
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 Tim White Checkmark
Fontein Science Fiction 3 1978-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss De Fontein (Fontein SF) 90-261-0149-X   141
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 Karel Thole 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. Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph Olander Avon / SFBC 3671 $3.98 xxii+
393
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Gary Viskupic Checkmark
Problemy, # 424-425 July-August 1981 1981-07-00 ed. Editors of Problemy
Krajowa Agencja Wydawnicza RSW "Prasa-Książka-Ruch"?Krajowa Agencja Wydawnicza RSW "Prasa-Ksiazka-Ruch"
     
A4?21 cm by 29.7 cm or 8.3" by 11.7" magazine, used by some UK and European magazines
mag  
The Golden Age of Science Fiction 1981-10-00 ed. Kingsley Amis Hutchinson 0-09-145770-X £6.95 370
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Golden Age of Science Fiction 1983-00-00 ed. Kingsley Amis Penguin Books 0-14-006382-X £2.95 365
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 Mick Brownfield Checkmark
Histoires de demain 1984-07-00 ed. Jacques Goimard, Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3771) 2-253-00749-8   439
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 Donald Grant 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
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 Science Fiction Hall of Fame 1986-07-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Avon 0-380-00795-9 $4.95 672
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  
The Great SF Stories # 18 (1956) 1988-08-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #754) 0-88677-289-3 $4.50 366
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 Robert Andre Checkmark
The Great SF Stories # 18 (1956) 1988-08-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books 0-88677-289-3 C$5.50 366
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 Robert Andre Checkmark
Histoires de demain 1989-11-00 ed. Jacques Goimard, Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3771) 2-253-00749-8   457
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 Donald Grant Checkmark
God's Nose 1991-06-00 Damon Knight Pulphouse Publishing (Author's Choice Monthly #21)   $4.95 114
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 George Barr Checkmark
God's Nose 1991-06-00 Damon Knight Pulphouse Publishing (Author's Choice Monthly #21)   $25.00 114
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll George Barr  
God's Nose 1991-06-00 Damon Knight Pulphouse Publishing (Author's Choice Monthly #21)   $50.00 114
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Legend Book of Science Fiction 1991-07-00 ed. Gardner Dozois Legend 0-7126-5010-5 £8.99 vii+
672
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  
The Legend Book of Science Fiction 1991-07-00 ed. Gardner Dozois Legend 0-7126-4861-5 £14.99 vii+
672
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Modern Classics of Science Fiction 1992-02-00 ed. Gardner Dozois St. Martin's Press 0-312-07238-4 $27.50 672
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Modern Classics of Science Fiction 1992-04-00 ed. Gardner Dozois St. Martin's Press / SFBC 19603 $12.98 vii+
672
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Modern Classics of Science Fiction 1993-02-00 ed. Gardner Dozois St. Martin's Press 0-312-08847-7 $15.95 vii+
672
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  
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One 1998-08-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Doubleday / SFBC 1-56865-878-8 $10.98 xi+
560
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One 2001-00-00 ed. Robert Silverberg The Easton Press     xi+
558
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One, 1929-1964 2003-02-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Tor 0-765-30536-4 $27.95 xiv+
560
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Kenn Brown  
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One, 1929-1964 2005-02-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Orb 0-765-30537-2 $17.95 xiv+
560
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 Kenn Brown 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 Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume 2 2014-07-15 ed. Gordon Van Gelder Tachyon Publications 978-1-61696-163-3 $15.95 419
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
Far Out / In Deep / Off Centre / Turning On 2014-08-14 Damon Knight Gollancz (SF Gateway Omnibus) 978-0-575-11121-9 £20.00 xii+
530
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.
omni Chris Moore Checkmark
Science Fiction Hall of Fame 2: Die besten Storys 1948-1963 2018-03-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Golkonda 978-3-944720-56-2 €19.90 395
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 s.BENeš Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume I date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Avon 0-380-44933-1 $2.50 672
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 Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume I date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Avon 0-380-00795-9 $2.95 672
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 Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume I date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Avon 26346 $1.95 672
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 Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume I date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Avon 0-380-00795-9 $2.95 672
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  
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume I date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Avon 26346 $1.95 672
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 Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume I date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Avon 0-380-00795-9 $2.25 672
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 Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One, 1929-1964 date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Orb 0-765-30537-2 $19.99 xiv+
560
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 Kenn Brown Checkmark
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