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Title: The Big Flash Title Record # 41610
Author: Norman Spinrad
Date: 1969-09-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1971 Dutch De Grote Klap
1972Translated by Wolf-Dieter Heller and/or Ute Steinbicker (it's unclear if both translated together or each different items)
German Der große Blitz
1973Translated by Michel Deutsch
French Le grand flash
1974Translated by Rudolf Mühlstrasser
German Die Super-Show
1983Translated by 深町眞理子(Fukamachi Mariko)
Japanese
1991Translated by Winfried Czech
German Der große Blitz

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
Nomination 1970 Nebula Novelette

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Orbit 5 1969-09-00 ed. Damon Knight G. P. Putnam's Sons   $4.95 222
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Paul Lehr  
Orbit 5 1969-10-00 ed. Damon Knight G. P. Putnam's Sons / SFBC 2007   224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Paul Lehr Checkmark
Orbit 5 1969-12-00 ed. Damon Knight Berkley Medallion 0-425-01778-8 $0.75 222
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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
World's Best Science Fiction: 1970 1970-00-00 ed. Terry Carr, Donald A. Wollheim Ace Books 91357 $0.95 349
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 John Schoenherr Checkmark
World's Best Science Fiction: 1970 1970-09-00 ed. Terry Carr, Donald A. Wollheim Ace Books / SFBC 2407 $1.98 viii+
339
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
World's Best Science Fiction: 1970 1970-10-00 ed. Terry Carr, Donald A. Wollheim Gollancz 0-575-00590-4 42/- 352
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Orbit 5 1970-11-00 ed. Damon Knight Rapp & Whiting / Andre Deutsch 0-85391-174-6 28/- 222
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
SF Verhalen 6 1971-00-00 ed. uncredited Het Spectrum (Prisma #1482) 1482 ƒ2.75 214
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 Three Lions Checkmark
Voyages: Scenarios for a Ship Called Earth 1971-04-00 ed. Rob Sauer Ballantine Books 0-345-02185-1 $0.95 xix+
315
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
Damon Knight's Collection 6 1972-08-00 ed. Damon Knight Fischer Taschenbuch (Fischer Orbit #12) 3-436-01577-6 DM 2.80 123
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 Eddie Jones Checkmark
Espaces inhabitables Tome 1 1973-03-00 ed. Alain Dorémieux Casterman (Autres temps, autres mondes)     326
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Stryckman Checkmark
Man Unwept: Visions from the Inner Eye 1974-00-00 ed. Stanley J. Cook, Stephen V. Whaley McGraw-Hill 0-07-069481-8   xii+
350
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 Edvard Munch Checkmark
Science-Fiction-Stories 40 1974-09-00 ed. Walter Spiegl Ullstein (Ullstein 2000 #75 (3072)) 3-548-03072-6 DM 3.80 126
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 Steele Savage Checkmark
Social Problems Through Science Fiction 1975-00-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, John W. Milstead, Joseph D. Olander, Patricia Warrick St. Martin's Press     xv+
356
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  
No Direction Home 1975-05-00 Norman Spinrad Pocket Books 0-671-78887-6 $1.25 238
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 Charles Moll Checkmark
No Direction Home 1975-05-00 Norman Spinrad Pocket Books 0-671-78887-6 C$1.25 238
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 Charles Moll Checkmark
Best Stories from Orbit, Volumes 1-10 1975-06-00 ed. Damon Knight Berkley/Putnam 0-399-11472-6 $7.95 373
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Paul Lehr Checkmark
No Direction Home 1976-03-00 Norman Spinrad Millington 0-86000-054-0 £3.50 238
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll W. F. Phillips Checkmark
The Best from Orbit Volumes 1-10 1976-07-00 ed. Damon Knight Berkley Medallion 0-425-03161-6 $1.95 404
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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
No Direction Home 1977-10-00 Norman Spinrad Fontana 0-00-614811-5 £0.75 190
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.
coll Alun Hood Checkmark
Le livre d'or de la Science-Fiction: Norman Spinrad 1978-05-22 Norman Spinrad Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5030) 2-266-00583-9   349
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 W. Siudmak Checkmark
The Star-Spangled Future 1979-07-00 Norman Spinrad Ace Books 0-441-78475-5 $2.25 401
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 Vincent De Fate Checkmark
The Road to Science Fiction #3: From Heinlein to Here 1979-12-00 ed. James Gunn Mentor / New American Library 0-451-61784-3 / ME1784 $2.75 xi+
656
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 Paul Stinson Checkmark
Festival Almanach 1983-00-00 ed.
Michael Görden?Michael Goerden
, Michael Kubiak
Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Special #24054) 3-404-24054-5 DM 4.80 221+
[1]
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 Tim White Checkmark
S-Fマガジン 1983年06月号, #300?Esu-Efu Magajin 1983-nen 06-gatsu Gō, #300
Esu-Efu Magajin 1983-nen 06-gatsu Gou, #300
S-F Magajin 1983-nen 06-gatsu Gō, #300
S-F Magajin 1983-nen 06-gatsu Gou, #300
1983-06-00 ed.
今岡清?いまおかきよし
Kiyoshi Imaoka
早川書房?Hayakawa Shobō
Hayakawa Shobo
はやかわしょぼう
ハヤカワショボウ
    528
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.
mag  
Die Sechziger Jahre II 1984-00-00 ed. Hans Joachim Alpers, Werner Fuchs Hohenheim (Edition SF im Hohenheim Verlag) 3-8147-0037-6 DM 19.80 304
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 Olof Feindt Checkmark
Countdown to Midnight: Twelve Great Stories About Nuclear War 1984-12-00 ed. H. Bruce Franklin DAW Books (DAW Collectors #608) 0-87997-983-6 $2.95 287
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 Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
Countdown to Midnight: Twelve Great Stories About Nuclear War 1984-12-00 ed. H. Bruce Franklin DAW Books / New American Library of Canada 0-87997-983-6 / UE1893 C$3.50 287
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 Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
Histoires de catastrophes 1985-02-00 ed. Jacques Goimard, Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3818) 2-253-03628-5   443
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 Philippe Adamov Checkmark
Beyond Armageddon: Twenty-One Sermons to the Dead 1985-10-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Walter M. Miller, Jr. Donald I. Fine 0-917657-55-1 $18.95 [ix]+
387
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Loretta Trezzo Checkmark
Beyond Armageddon: Twenty-One Sermons to the Dead 1986-10-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Walter M. Miller, Jr. Primus / Donald I. Fine 0-917657-96-9 $3.95 387
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
Beyond Armageddon: Survivors of the Megawar 1987-00-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Walter M. Miller, Jr. Robinson 0-948164-43-3 £3.95 386
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
Nuclear War 1988-07-00 ed. Gregory Benford, Martin Harry Greenberg Ace Books 0-441-58640-6 $2.95 231
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 Walter Velez  
Von Ellison bis Haldeman 1991-06-00 ed. James Gunn Heyne (Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur #96) 3-453-05024-X DM 14.80 319
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 John Harris Checkmark
The Road to Science Fiction: Volume 3: From Heinlein to Here 1996-07-00 ed. James Gunn Borealis / White Wolf Publishing 1-56504-821-0 $14.99 XXVII+
529
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 Michael Scott Cohen Checkmark
The Road to Science Fiction: Volume 3: From Heinlein to Here 2002-03-00 ed. James Gunn Scarecrow Press 0-8108-4245-9 $32.50 xxxi+
565
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 Hallie Gladden Checkmark
Beyond Armageddon 2006-05-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Walter M. Miller, Jr. Bison Books 0-8032-8315-6 $16.95 xxvi+
387
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 R. W. Boeche Checkmark
The End of the World: Stories of the Apocalypse 2010-07-08 ed. Martin H. Greenberg Skyhorse Publishing 978-1-60239-967-9 $12.95 vi+
328
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
SF Verhalen 6 2011-04-00 ed. uncredited Het Spectrum (Vantoen.Nu #1482) 978-90-315-0349-0 €14.99 214
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 Three Lions  
No Direction Home 2011-09-29 Norman Spinrad Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-11734-1 £2.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Star-Spangled Future 2011-09-29 Norman Spinrad Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-11735-8 £2.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Rock On: The Greatest Hits of Science Fiction & Fantasy 2012-09-25 ed. Paula Guran Prime Books 978-1-60701-315-0 $15.95 401
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 Scott Grimando Checkmark
Deserts of Fire: Speculative Fiction and the Modern War 2016-07-12 ed. Douglas Lain Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-852-1 $15.99 361
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 Richie Pope Checkmark
Deserts of Fire: Speculative Fiction and the Modern War 2016-07-12 ed. Douglas Lain Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-861-3 $15.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Richie Pope  
The Road to Science Fiction #3: From Heinlein to Here date unknown ed. James Gunn Mentor 0-451-62427-0 $4.95 xi+
656
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 Paul Stinson Checkmark
Nuclear War date unknown ed. Gregory Benford, Martin Harry Greenberg Ace Books 0-441-58640-6 $3.50 231
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 Walter Velez Checkmark
The Road to Science Fiction #3: From Heinlein to Here date unknown ed. James Gunn Mentor / New American Library 0-451-61910-2 $3.50 xi+
656
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 Paul Stinson Checkmark
The Best from Orbit Volumes 1-10 date unknown ed. Damon Knight Berkley Medallion 0-425-03161-6 $1.95 404
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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
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