Title: Blind Alley

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Title: Blind Alley Title Record # 41602
Author: Isaac Asimov
Date: 1945-03-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Synopsis: After a technologically undeveloped alien race is discovered by the human galactic empire and saved from their dying planet, they respond by ceasing any attempt to reproduce.
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Current Tags: epistolary (1), bureaucracy (1), alien contact (1), galactic empire (1), journalist (1) Add Tags

Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1973 Italian Vicolo Cieco
1975 French Cul-de-sac
1977 Dutch Doodlopende Straat
1984 German Sackgasse
1991 German Sackgasse
1995 Japanese 袋小路? [as by アイザック・アシモフ?]

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
Nominations Below Cutoff 1996 Retro Hugo Best Short Story

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Astounding Science Fiction, March 1945 1945-03-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.   $0.25 180 digest? mag Timmins Checkmark
The Best of Science Fiction 1946-02-11 ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers   $3.00 xxvii+
785
hc? anth Robert Josephy Checkmark
Best of Science Fiction 1963-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers   $1.95 vii+
440
tp? anth Checkmark
Great Stories of Space Travel 1963-07-00 ed. Groff Conklin Tempo Books T39 $0.60 256 pb? anth Checkmark
Great Stories of Space Travel 1965-12-00 ed. Groff Conklin Tempo Books T39 $0.50 256 pb? anth Checkmark
Great Stories of Space Travel 1969-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Tempo Books 5313 $0.60 256 pb? anth Checkmark
Great Stories of Space Travel 1970-04-00 ed. Groff Conklin Tempo Books / Grosset & Dunlap 5313 $0.60 256 pb? anth Checkmark
The Early Asimov or, Eleven Years of Trying 1972-09-00 Isaac Asimov Doubleday 0-385-03979-4 $10.00 viii+
540
hc? coll Barry Kiperman Checkmark
The Early Asimov or, Eleven Years of Trying 1972-12-00 Isaac Asimov Doubleday / SFBC 5479 $2.98 568 hc? coll Barry Kiperman Checkmark
The Early Asimov or, Eleven Years of Trying 1973-10-00 Isaac Asimov Doubleday 0-385-03979-4 $10.00 viii+
540
hc? coll Barry Kiperman Checkmark
Urania #630 1973-10-28 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 630 350 Lit 168 digest? mag Karel Thole Checkmark
The Early Asimov or, Eleven Years of Trying Volume 3 1974-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther 0-586-03937-6 £0.35 192 pb? coll Chris Foss Checkmark
The Early Asimov: Book Two 1974-12-00 Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest P2323 $1.25 304 pb? coll Checkmark
The Early Asimov: Book Two 1974-12-00 Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest P2323 C$1.25 304 pb? coll Checkmark
The Early Asimov or, Eleven Years of Trying Volume 3 1975-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther 0-586-03937-6 £0.40 192 pb? coll Chris Foss Checkmark
La mère des mondes 1975-06-12 Isaac Asimov Denoël (Présence du Futur #199)     181 pb? coll Checkmark
De Rode Koningin: Vroege Werken 3: 1941-1948 1977-00-00 Isaac Asimov Bruna (Bruna SF #71) 90-229-9071-0   240 pb? coll Karel Thole Checkmark
The Early Asimov or, Eleven Years of Trying Volume 3 1978-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther Granada 0-586-03937-6 £0.75 192 pb? coll Chris Foss Checkmark
Asimov Story 1979-03-00 Isaac Asimov Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Biblioteca di Urania #3)   3,500 Lit 588 tp? coll Karel Thole  
The Golden Age of Science Fiction 1980-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-33486-0   xxvii+
785
hc? anth Ray Yeldham Checkmark
The Early Asimov: Book Two 1981-05-12 Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest 0-449-23700-1   304 pb? coll  
The Early Asimov or, Eleven Years of Trying Volume 3 1982-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther / Granada 0-586-03937-6 £1.50 192 pb? coll Chris Foss Checkmark
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 7, 1945 1982-07-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #489) 0-87997-746-9 $3.50 368 pb? anth Bernal Checkmark
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 7, 1945 1982-07-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books / New American Library of Canada 0-87997-746-9 C$3.95 368 pb? anth Bernal Checkmark
Intergalactic Empires 1983-12-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Signet / New American Library 0-451-12624-6 $2.95 303 pb? anth Paul Alexander Checkmark
Isaac Asimov — der Tausendjahresplaner 1984-00-00 Hans Joachim Alpers, Harald Pusch Corian (Edition Futurum #2) 3-89048-202-3 DM 19.80 199 tp? non-fic Bruno Stiegler Checkmark
The Golden Years of Science Fiction: Fourth Series 1984-12-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-44735-5 $6.98 632 hc? anth Fernandez Checkmark
The Early Asimov: Book 2 1986-02-00 Isaac Asimov Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-32589-3 C$4.95 301 pb? coll Checkmark
Asimov Story 1987-05-27 Isaac Asimov Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Oscar #1957) 88-04-30078-7 8,000 Lit 586 pb? coll Atelier Energia  
Intergalactic Empires 1988-07-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Robinson 0-948164-97-2 £2.95 303 pb? anth Jim Burns Checkmark
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov 1989-05-00 Isaac Asimov Dark Harvest 0-913165-44-1 $21.95 678 hc? coll Ron Lindahn , Val Lakey Lindahn  
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov 1989-05-00 Isaac Asimov Dark Harvest 0-913165-43-3 $49.00 678 hc? coll Ron Lindahn , Val Lakey Lindahn  
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov: Volume One 1990-07-00 Isaac Asimov Ace Books 0-441-00011-8 $3.95 182 pb? coll Bob Eggleton  
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov! 1991-00-00 Isaac Asimov Legend 0-7126-4690-6 £14.99 836 hc? coll Tony Roberts Checkmark
Die Asimov-Chronik: Robot ist verloren 1991-00-00 Isaac Asimov Heyne (Heyne Allgemeine Reihe #8199) 3-453-04602-1 DM 14.80 475 pb? coll Karel Thole Checkmark
The Complete Stories, Volume 2 1992-02-00 Isaac Asimov Foundation / Doubleday 0-385-42078-1 $14.00 ix+
550
tp? coll Barclay Shaw Checkmark
The Complete Stories, Volume 2 1992-05-00 Isaac Asimov Doubleday Foundation / SFBC 17907 $7.98 ix+
635
hc? coll Barclay Shaw Checkmark
The Complete Stories, Volume 2 1994-01-00 Isaac Asimov HarperCollins (UK) 0-00-224150-1 £16.99 550 hc? coll  
S-Fマガジン 1995年12月号, #474? 1995-12-00 ed. Editors of S-Fマガジン? 早川書房?       tp? mag  
The Complete Stories, Volume 2 unpublishedQuestion mark Isaac Asimov Foundation / Doubleday 0-385-42079-X     hc? coll  
The Early Asimov Book Two date unknown Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest 23027 $1.75 304 pb? coll  
Great Stories of Space Travel date unknown ed. Groff Conklin Tempo Books 0-448-12131-X $1.25 256 pb? anth Checkmark
The Best of Science Fiction date unknown ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers   $3.50 xxvii+
785
hc? anth Robert Josephy Checkmark
Intergalactic Empires date unknown ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Signet / New American Library 0-451-12624-6 $2.95 304 pb? anth Paul Alexander Checkmark
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