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Title: Common Time Title Record # 41537
Author: James Blish
Date: 1953-08-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
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Translations
Year Language Title
1961Translated by Michel Deutsch
French Sautes de temps
1967This translation was published 1967 in Heyne Anthologie #23 but with the title 'Zwischen Zeit und Unendlichkeit'.
German Im Griff der Zeit
1967 German Zwischen Zeit und Unendlichkeit
1972Translated by C. A. G. van den Broek (= Kees van den Broek)
Dutch Gewone Tijd
1977Translated by Sandro Pergameno
Italian Il tempo dell'uomo
1980Translated by Mirjana Živković
Croatian Paralelno vrijeme
1983 Serbian
Zajedničko vreme?Zajednichko vreme
Zajednicko vreme
[as by Džejms Bliš]
1987Translated by Giampaolo Cossato and Sandro Sandrelli
Italian Tempo comune
1987Translated by an uncredited hand: either Eva Bauche-Eppers (as Eva Eppers) or Fredy Köpsell (as Leo P. Kreysfeld)
German Normalzeit

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Shadow of Tomorrow 1953-07-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Permabooks P236 $0.35 379
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
Science Fiction Quarterly, August 1953 1953-08-00 ed. Robert A. W. Lowndes Columbia Publications, Inc.; Holyoke, MA   $0.25 132
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
Shadow of Tomorrow 1953-08-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Permabooks P236 C$0.39 379
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
American Science Fiction Magazine, #35 1955-03-00 ed. uncredited Malian Press   -/9 34
ph?Pamphlet. Used for short (in page count), unbound, staple-bound, or otherwise lightly bound publications.
mag Stanley Pitt  
Galactic Cluster 1959-10-00 James Blish Signet / New American Library S1719 $0.35 176
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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
Galactic Cluster 1960-00-00 James Blish Faber and Faber   15/- 233
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll John Griffiths  
Galactic Cluster 1961-12-00 James Blish The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 56 5/6 233
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll John Griffiths  
Galactic Cluster 1963-00-00 James Blish Four Square Books 889 2/6 128
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 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
Galactic Cluster 1964-07-00 James Blish Four Square Books 889 2/6 128
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 James Blish 1965-00-00 James Blish Faber and Faber   18/- 224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Second Orbit: A New Science Fiction Anthology for Schools 1965-00-00 ed. G. D. Doherty John Murray (The Albemarle Library for Schools)     218
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Peter Sedgley  
Galactic Cluster 1965-00-00 James Blish Signet / New American Library D2790 $0.50 176
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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
Galactic Cluster 1965-10-00 James Blish Signet / New American Library of Canada D2790 C$0.50 176
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 Paul Lehr 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
Galactic Cluster 1968-06-00 James Blish New English Library 2229 3/6 128
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 Mirror of Infinity: A Critics' Anthology of Science Fiction 1970-05-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Canfield Press   $ xi+
324
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 Fred Cantor Checkmark
The Mirror of Infinity: A Critics' Anthology of Science Fiction 1970-05-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Harper & Row   $6.95 xi+
324
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Fred Cantor Checkmark
To the Stars: Eight Stories of Science Fiction 1971-00-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Hawthorn Books   $5.95 xii+
255
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Judith Lerner Checkmark
The Mirror of Infinity: A Critics' Anthology of Science Fiction 1971-07-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-48473-X £2.50 xi+
312
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Survival Printout 1973-00-00 ed. Total Effect Vintage Books 0-394-71857-7 / V-587 $1.95 x+
332+
[3]
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 Mirror of Infinity: A Critics' Anthology of Science Fiction 1973-00-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Perennial Library / Harper & Row 0-06-080306-1 $1.50 xiv+
303
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
Best Science Fiction Stories of James Blish 1973-02-00 James Blish Faber and Faber 0-571-04782-3 £1.75 216
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll 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
Galactic Dreamers: Science Fiction as Visionary Literature 1977-08-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Random House 0-394-49479-2 $8.95 xii+
276
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth R. Adelson Checkmark
The Testament of Andros 1977-08-00 James Blish Arrow Books 0-09-914840-4 £0.60 216
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: Contemporary Mythology: The SFWA-SFRA Anthology 1978-00-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph Olander, Patricia Warrick Harper & Row 0-06-046943-9   xviii+
476
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
Science Fiction: Contemporary Mythology: The SFWA-SFRA Anthology 1978-06-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph Olander, Patricia Warrick Harper & Row 0-06-011626-9 $14.95 xviii+
476
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Mark Rubin Checkmark
The Best of James Blish 1979-08-00 James Blish Del Rey / Ballantine (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-25600-X $1.95 xxi+
358
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 H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
The Best of James Blish 1979-08-00 James Blish Del Rey / Ballantine (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-25600-X C$2.50 xxi+
358
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 H. R. Van Dongen 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
Galactic Cluster 1980-00-00 James Blish Granada 0-586-04573-2 £1.25 255
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 Peter Elson Checkmark
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction 1980-04-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg Priam Books / Arbor House 0-87795-266-3 $8.95 xii+
754
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 Antler & Baldwin, Inc. Checkmark
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction 1980-04-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg Arbor House 0-87795-246-9 $19.95 xii+
754
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Antler & Baldwin, Inc.  
The Seedling Stars / Galactic Cluster 1983-03-00 James Blish Signet / New American Library (Signet Double Science Fiction) 0-451-12148-1 $2.95 158+
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.
omni Paul Lehr 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 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 / UE2171 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
Robert Silverberg's Worlds of Wonder 1987-10-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Warner Books 0-446-51369-5 $17.95 xiv+
352
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Stanislaw Fernandez Checkmark
Great Science Fiction of the 20th Century 1987-11-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg Avenel Books 0-517-64124-0 $8.98 x+
726
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Romas Checkmark
Science Fiction: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology 1988-00-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Patricia S. Warrick, Charles G. Waugh Harper & Row 0-06-046941-2   xi +
522
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
Robert Silverberg's Worlds of Wonder 1988-11-00 ed. Robert Silverberg VGSF / Victor Gollancz 0-575-04356-3 £4.99 xiv+
349
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 Terry Pastor Checkmark
Robert Silverberg's Worlds of Wonder 1988-11-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Victor Gollancz 0-575-04355-5 £11.95 349
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Robert Silverberg's Worlds of Wonder 1989-04-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Warner Books 0-446-39012-7 $12.95 352
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 Fernandez  
A Work of Art and Other Stories 1993-00-00 James Blish Severn House 0-7278-4464-4 £13.99 184
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
From Here to Forever 1997-01-00 ed. James Gunn Borealis / White Wolf Publishing 1-56504-822-9 $14.99 601
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  
A Century of Science Fiction 1950-1959 1997-02-00 ed. Robert Silverberg MJF Books 1-56731-154-7 $8.98 341
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Vincent DiFate Checkmark
Science Fiction: Contemporary Mythology: The SFWA-SFRA Anthology 1998-00-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph Olander, Patricia Warrick HarperCollins 0-06-046943-9 $15.62  
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
My Favorite Science Fiction Story 1999-03-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #1115) 0-88677-830-1 / UE2830 $6.99 xii+
372
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 Angus McKie Checkmark
My Favorite Science Fiction Story 1999-07-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books / SFBC 0-7394-0349-4 / 00941 $9.98 372
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Angus McKie  
Science Fiction: 101 2001-03-00 ed. Robert Silverberg ibooks 0-7434-1294-X $14.00 xvi+
544
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 Debbie Silva Checkmark
From Here to Forever 2003-05-00 ed. James Gunn Scarecrow Press 0-8108-4670-5 $39.50 xxix+
527
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
In This World, or Another 2003-07-00 James Blish Five Star (Five Star First Edition Speculative Fiction) 0-7862-5349-5 $25.95 413
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
My Favorite Science Fiction Story 2005-10-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg ibooks 1-59687-121-0 $12.95 372
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 Kimberly Chandler  
Science Fiction: 101 2005-10-00 ed. Robert Silverberg ibooks 0-7434-1294-X $14.00 xvi+
544
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 Debbie Silva  
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  
Works of Art 2008-02-00 James Blish NESFA Press 978-1-886778-70-2 $29.00 521
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll John Berkey Checkmark
Science Fiction: 101: Exploring the Craft of Science Fiction 2014-05-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Roc / New American Library 978-0-451-46676-1 $16.00 xvi+
489
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
Galactic Cluster date unknown James Blish Signet / New American Library Q5441 $0.95 176
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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
The Mirror of Infinity: A Critics' Anthology of Science Fiction date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Perennial Library / Harper & Row 0-06-080306-1 $1.95 xiv+
303
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  
Science Fiction: 101 date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg ibooks 0-7434-1294-X $14.00 xvi+
544
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 Debbie Silva Checkmark
Galactic Cluster date unknown James Blish Signet / New American Library T4965 $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 Paul Lehr  
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