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Title: The Subliminal Man Title Record # 44459
Author: J. G. Ballard
Date: 1963-01-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1963First published in Häpna!, 4/1963.
Swedish Subliminal reklam
1965 German Fort mit dem Alten!
1966Translated by Lidia E. Lax
Italian L'uomo subliminale
1970Translated by Mieke Meuldrager-Ezelin
Dutch Onder de bewustzijnsdrempel
1972 Portuguese O Homem Subliminar
1977Translated by Borbás Mária
Hungarian Mindent a fogyasztóért
1979Translated by Vittorio Curtoni
Italian L'uomo subliminale
1980Translated by Robert Louit
French L'homme subliminal
1983Translated by Charlotte Franke.
German Der unterbewusste Mensch
1983Translated by Charlotte Winheller (as Charlotte Franke)
German Der unterbewußte Mann
1991Translated by Pierre K. Rey
French L'homme subliminal

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
New Worlds Science Fiction, January 1963-01-00 ed. John Carnell Nova Publications Ltd. 126
2/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
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 Checkmark
Häpna!, april 1963 1963-04-00 ed.
Kjell Ekström?Kjell Ekstrom
Grafiska Förlaget Kindberg & Söner  
skr 1.80?skr: Swedish krona (crown)
 
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 Brian Lewis  
Terminal Beach 1964-06-00 J. G. Ballard Berkley Medallion F928
$0.50?$: US dollar
160
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
Fort mit dem Alten ...und andere Utopia-Kurzgeschichten 1965-03-23 ed. uncredited Pabel (Utopia Zukunftsroman #427) UZ427
DM 0.70?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
61
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".
anth R. S. Lonati Checkmark
Stories from Science Fiction 1966-00-00 ed. G. D. Doherty Thomas Nelson & Sons (Reading Today)  
7/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
x+
213
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert Micklewright Checkmark
Window on the Future 1966-00-00 ed. Douglas Hill Hart-Davis  
21/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
159
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Gamma #7 1966-05-00 ed. Valentino De Carlo Edizioni dello Scorpione 7
Lit 400?Lit: Italian lira
159
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
The Disaster Area 1967-10-00 J. G. Ballard Jonathan Cape  
21/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
206
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Leigh Taylor  
The Disaster Area 1969-00-00 J. G. Ballard Panther 028145
5/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
191
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 John Dove Checkmark
Window on the Future 1970-00-00 ed. Douglas Hill Pan Books 0-330-02465-5
5/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
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.
anth W. F. Phillipps Checkmark
Doodlopend strand 1970-00-00 J. G. Ballard Meulenhoff (M=SF #37) 37   189
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 Reindert van Briemen Checkmark
The Mirror of Infinity: A Critics' Anthology of Science Fiction 1970-05-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Canfield Press  
$?$: US dollar
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  
$6.95?$: US dollar
xi+
324
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Fred Cantor Checkmark
Eco-Fiction 1971-04-00 ed. John Stadler Washington Square Press 0-671-47845-1
$0.95?$: US dollar
xii+
211
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 Michael Eagle 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?£: UK pound
xi+
312
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Fred Cantor  
Argosy (UK), July 1971 1971-07-00 ed. Editors of Argosy (UK) IPC Magazines  
£0.25?£: UK pound
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  
Menos Um 1972-00-00 J. G. Ballard Editorial Bruguera (
Coleção Urania?Colecao Urania
#7)
    192
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  
The Disaster Area 1973-00-00 J. G. Ballard Panther 0-586-02814-5
£0.30?£: UK pound
191
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 1973-00-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Perennial Library / Harper & Row 0-06-080306-1
$1.50?$: US dollar
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
Det hände i morgon?Det hande i morgon
1973-00-00 ed. Sam J. Lundwall Delta (Stockholm) (Delta Science Fiction #5) 91-7228-013-1
skr 29.00?skr: Swedish krona (crown)
197
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  
Introductory Psychology Through Science Fiction 1974-00-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Harvey A. Katz, Patricia S. Warrick Rand McNally & Company 0-528-62001-0   viii+
510
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 Todd Sanders Checkmark
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow ... 1974-02-07 ed. Bonnie L. Heintz, Frank Herbert, Donald A. Joos, Jane Agorn McGee Holt, Rinehart and Winston 0-03-010796-2   x+
619
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
Introductory Psychology Through Science Fiction 1974-04-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Harvey A. Katz, Patricia S. Warrick Rand McNally & Company  
$7.95?$: US dollar
vi+
510
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 Todd Sanders Checkmark
You and Science Fiction 1976-00-00 ed. Bernard C. Hollister National Textbook Co. 0-8442-5547-5   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  
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow ... 1976-00-00 ed. Bonnie L. Heintz, Frank Herbert, Donald A. Joos, Jane Agorn McGee Holt, Rinehart and Winston 0-03-010796-2   x+
619
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
Tomorrow, Inc.: SF Stories About Big Business 1976-01-01 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander Taplinger 0-8008-7746-2
$9.95?$: US dollar
256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Earth in Transit: Science Fiction and Contemporary Problems 1976-11-00 ed. Sheila Schwartz Dell Laurel-Leaf 2262
$1.25?$: US dollar
271
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
Introductory Psychology Through Science Fiction 1977-00-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Harvey A. Katz, Patricia S. Warrick Rand McNally College Publishing Co. 0-528-62055-X   vii+
550
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  
Ötvenedik 1977-00-00 ed. Kuczka Péter
Kozmosz Könyvek?Kozmosz Konyvek
(
Kozmosz Fantasztikus Könyvek?Kozmosz Fantasztikus Konyvek
#50)
963-211-179-6
Ft 22?Ft: Hungarian forint
525
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
Korga György?Korga Gyoergy
Checkmark
Tomorrow, Inc. 1977-03-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander Robson Books 0-903895-97-8
£3.75?£: UK pound
256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Best of J. G. Ballard 1977-04-00 J. G. Ballard Orbit / Futura 0-86007-943-0
£1.25?£: UK pound
411
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 Bob Layzell Checkmark
The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard 1978-10-00 J. G. Ballard Holt, Rinehart and Winston 0-03-042506-9
$12.95?$: US dollar
ix+
302
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Carlos Ochagavia Checkmark
The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard 1978-10-00 J. G. Ballard Holt, Rinehart and Winston (Holt Paperback #129) 0-03-045661-4
$7.95?$: US dollar
ix+
302
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 Carlos Ochagavia Checkmark
The Disaster Area 1979-00-00 J. G. Ballard Triad Panther 0-586-02814-5
£0.95?£: UK pound
191
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
Urania #779 1979-04-15 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Mondadori 779
Lit 900?Lit: Italian lira
184
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 Karel Thole  
Le livre d'or de la Science-Fiction: J. G. Ballard 1980-03-03 J. G. Ballard Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5074) 2-266-00866-8   363
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 Marcel Laverdet Checkmark
Das Katastrophengebiet 1983-08-00 J. G. Ballard Suhrkamp (Phantastische Bibliothek #103) 3-518-37424-9
DM 9.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
176+
[2]
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 Thomas Franke Checkmark
The Disaster Area 1984-00-00 J. G. Ballard Jonathan Cape 0-224-61188-7
£8.95?£: UK pound
208
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Brian Robins Checkmark
You and Science Fiction 1985-00-00 ed. Bernard C. Hollister National Textbook Co. 0-8442-5547-5
$9.95?$: US dollar
[7]+
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 Checkmark
The Disaster Area 1985-00-00 J. G. Ballard Triad Granada 0-586-02814-5
£2.50?£: UK pound
191
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 James Marsh Checkmark
The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard 1985-12-00 J. G. Ballard Washington Square Press 0-671-61451-7
$4.95?$: US dollar
x+
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 Carlos Ochagavia Checkmark
Der Garten der Zeit: Die besten Science-fiction-Erzählungen?Der Garten der Zeit: Die besten Science-fiction-Erzaehlungen
1990-06-00 J. G. Ballard Suhrkamp (Phantastische Bibliothek #256) 3-518-38252-7
DM 14.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
299
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. Wenske Checkmark
La région du désastre?La region du desastre
1991-01-18 J. G. Ballard J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #2953) 2-277-22953-9   249
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 Pierre Cavalleiro  
The Disaster Area 1992-03-00 J. G. Ballard Paladin 0-586-09071-1
£4.99?£: UK pound
191
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 Chris Moore  
You and Science Fiction 1994-00-00 ed. Bernard C. Hollister National Textbook Co. 0-8442-5547-5   [7]+
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 Checkmark
The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard 1995-03-15 J. G. Ballard Owl Books / Henry Holt 0-8050-3876-0
$15.95?$: US dollar
302
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 Raquel Jaramillo Checkmark
Phantastische Bibliothek: Die andere Zukunft 1999-00-00 uncredited Suhrkamp (Phantastische Bibliothek #368) 3-518-06579-3   177+
246+
149+
122+
165+
215+
227
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 Gregory Heisler Checkmark
The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard 2001-07-00 J. G. Ballard Picador USA 0-312-27844-6
$14.00?$: US dollar
xiv+
302
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 Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories 2001-11-00 J. G. Ballard Flamingo 0-00-712405-8
£25.00?£: UK pound
ix+
1189
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Jerry Bauer Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories 2002-11-00 J. G. Ballard Flamingo 0-00-713812-1
£16.99?£: UK pound
ix+
1189
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  
Die Stimmen der Zeit 2007-04-02 J. G. Ballard Heyne (Meisterwerke der Science Fiction) 978-3-453-52229-9
€10.95?€: Euro
[1]+
987
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 Ellen Schuster Checkmark
The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard 2009-09-00 J. G. Ballard W. W. Norton & Company 978-0-393-07262-4
$35.00?$: US dollar
xv+
1199
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll David Levenson Checkmark
The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard 2012-06-01 J. G. Ballard W. W. Norton & Company 978-0-393-07687-5
$24.95?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard 2014-07-15 J. G. Ballard Holt Paperbacks 978-1-4668-5667-7
$7.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Mirror of Infinity: A Critics' Anthology of Science Fiction date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Perennial Library / Harper & Row 0-06-080306-1
$1.95?$: US dollar
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  
Eco-Fiction date unknown ed. John Stadler Pocket Books 0-671-82478-3
$1.95?$: US dollar
x+
206
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
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