Title: Sandkings

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Title: Sandkings Title Record # 45192
Author: George R. R. Martin
Date: 1979-08-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Synopsis: In the future a jaded dilettante purchases a few organisms of an alien species for entertainment, but when he fails to care for them properly they develop into a threat.
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Translations
Year Language Title
1981 French Rois des sables
1982 Dutch Zandkoninkjes
1982 German Sandkönige
1984 Croatian Kraljevi pijeska
1998 Polish Piaseczniki
2013 French Les rois des sables

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Omni, August 1979 1979-08-00 ed. Frank Kendig, Ben Bova Omni Publications International Ltd. #0149-8711 $2.00 148 bedsheet? mag Peter Goodfellow Checkmark
The Best of Omni Science Fiction 1980-04-00 ed. Ben Bova, Don Myrus Omni Society   $3.50 144 tp? anth Pierre Lacombe Checkmark
The Best of Omni Science Fiction 1980-04-00 ed. Ben Bova, Don Myrus Omni Society   C$3.75 144 tp? anth Pierre Lacombe Checkmark
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #9 1980-08-00 ed. Terry Carr Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-28601-4 $2.50 xi+
369
pb? anth Checkmark
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Ninth Annual Collection 1980-08-00 ed. Gardner Dozois E. P. Dutton 0-525-06498-2 $11.95 xxviii+
225
hc? anth Mark Rubin Checkmark
The Best of Omni Science Fiction 1980-08-00 ed. Ben Bova, Don Myrus Omni Society / SFBC #3957 $6.50 144 hc? anth Pierre Lacombe  
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 9 1980-10-09 ed. Terry Carr Gollancz 0-575-02830-0 £7.50 xi+
361
hc? anth Checkmark
Nebula Winners Fifteen 1981-04-00 ed. Frank Herbert Harper & Row 0-06-014830-6 $12.95 xiv+
223
hc? anth Egon Lauterberg Checkmark
Univers 1981 1981-06-10 ed. Jacques Sadoul J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #1208) 2-277-21208-3   445 pb? anth Frank Frazetta Checkmark
Sandkings 1981-12-00 George R. R. Martin Timescape / Pocket Books 0-671-42663-X $2.75 238 pb? coll Rowena Morrill Checkmark
Sandkings 1981-12-00 George R. R. Martin Timescape / Pocket Books 0-671-42663-X C$3.25 238 pb? coll Rowena Morrill Checkmark
De Volbloed Stoeipoes en Andere Verhalen 1982-00-00 ed. Terry Carr Het Spectrum (Spectrum Paperback) 90-274-1167-0   321 tp? anth Henk Stadman Checkmark
Sandkings 1982-03-00 George R. R. Martin Timescape / Pocket Books / SFBC #6349 $5.50 208 hc? coll Dawn Wilson Checkmark
Nebula Winners Fifteen 1982-04-00 ed. Frank Herbert W. H. Allen 0-491-02855-5 £8.50 xiv+
223
hc? anth Bruce Pennington  
Science Fiction Story Reader 18 1982-07-00 ed. Wolfgang Jeschke Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3897) 3-453-30820-4 DM 7.80 336 pb? anth Andreas Nottebohm Checkmark
Nebula Winners Fifteen 1983-01-00 ed. Frank Herbert Star 0-352-31227-0 £1.75 xvi+
223
pb? anth Bruce Pennington Checkmark
Nebula Winners Fifteen 1983-03-00 ed. Frank Herbert Bantam Books 0-553-23035-2 $2.95 xiv+
219
pb? anth Gary LaSasso Checkmark
Sandkings 1983-04-00 George R. R. Martin Orbit / Futura 0-7088-2306-8 £2.25 238 pb? coll Checkmark
Songs the Dead Men Sing 1983-10-00 George R. R. Martin Dark Harvest 0-913165-01-8 $35.00 xvi +
291
hc? coll Paul Sonju Checkmark
The First Omni Book of Science Fiction 1984-01-00 ed. Ellen Datlow Zebra Books / Kensington Publishing Corp. 0-8217-1319-1 $3.95 395 pb? anth Checkmark
Sirius, #99 1984-09-05 ed. Borivoj Jurković? Vjesnik   60 din. 132 pb? mag Frank Kelly Freas Checkmark
Sandkönige 1985-08-00 George R. R. Martin Ullstein (Ullstein Science Fiction & Fantasy #31107) 3-548-31107-5 DM 7.80 141 pb? coll Rowena Morrill Checkmark
Songs the Dead Men Sing 1985-11-00 George R. R. Martin Gollancz 0-575-03566-8 £8.95 224 hc? coll Checkmark
Songs the Dead Men Sing 1986-00-00 George R. R. Martin Sphere 0-7221-5736-3 £2.50 214 pb? coll Steve Crisp Checkmark
Sandkings 1986-02-00 George R. R. Martin Baen 0-671-65554-X $2.95 254 pb? coll Michael Whelan Checkmark
The Hugo Winners, Volume 5: 1980-1982 1986-04-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Doubleday 0-385-18946-X $18.95 xii+
372
hc? anth Checkmark
The Hugo Winners, Volume 5: 1980-1982 1986-06-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Doubleday / SFBC #02882 $5.98 xii+
340
hc? anth Tita Nasol Checkmark
The Best of the Nebulas 1989-04-00 ed. Ben Bova Tor 0-312-93184-0 $19.95 593 hc? anth Doug Fornuff Checkmark
The Best of the Nebulas 1989-04-00 ed. Ben Bova Tor 0-312-93175-1 $14.95 593 tp? anth Doug Fornuff Checkmark
The Best of the Nebulas 1990-11-00 ed. Ben Bova Robert Hale 0-7090-4258-2 £15.95 573 hc? anth Helen Hale  
The Super Hugos 1992-09-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Baen 0-671-72135-6 $4.99 424 pb? anth Frank Kelly Freas Checkmark
Foundations of Fear 1992-09-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Tor 0-312-85074-3 $27.50 660 hc? anth Thomas Canty Checkmark
Foundations of Fear 1992-10-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Tor / BOMC   $21.95 660 hc? anth Thomas Canty  
Foundations of Fear 1993-07-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Tor / QPBC   $15.95 660 tp? anth Thomas Canty  
Worlds of Fear 1994-09-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Tor 0-812-55002-1 $4.99 464 pb? anth Tom Canty Checkmark
Piaseczniki 1998-00-00 George R. R. Martin Zysk i S-ka Wydawnictwo 83-7150-449-7   254 pb? coll Tim White  
The Reel Stuff 1998-09-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Brian Thomsen DAW Books 0-88677-817-4 $5.99 383 pb? anth Les Edwards Checkmark
Heyne Science Fiction Jahresband 2000 2000-01-00 ed. Wolfgang Jeschke Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #6342) 3-453-16188-2 DM 18.00 714+
[1]
pb? anth Zoltán Boros , Gábor Szikszai Checkmark
Sandkings 2001-07-00 George R. R. Martin Fictionwise   $1.39   ebook? chap Checkmark
Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Century 2001-11-00 ed. Orson Scott Card Ace Books 0-441-00864-X $24.95 x+
422
hc? anth Pyrographx Checkmark
Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Century 2001-12-00 ed. Orson Scott Card Ace Books / SFBC #11613 $12.50 x+
422
hc? anth Pyrographx Checkmark
GRRM: A RRetrospective 2003-09-00 George R. R. Martin Subterranean Press 1-931081-91-3 $125.00 1283 hc? coll Phil Parks  
GRRM: A RRetrospective 2003-09-00 George R. R. Martin Subterranean Press 1-931081-90-5 $40.00 1283 hc? coll Phil Parks  
Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Twentieth Century 2004-03-00 ed. Orson Scott Card Ace Books 0-441-01133-0 $14.00 422 tp? anth Pyrographx Checkmark
Cyberfilms 2004-03-00 ed. Brian Thomsen, Martin H. Greenberg ibooks 0-7434-8743-5 $12.95 ix+
368
tp? anth Dave Seeley Checkmark
Dreamsongs: GRRM: A RRetrospective 2006-00-00 George R. R. Martin Gollancz 978-0-575-08148-2 £14.99 1182+
[3]
tp? coll Dominic Harman  
Dreamsongs: GRRM: A RRetrospective 2006-09-00 George R. R. Martin Gollancz / Orion 0-575-07905-3 £20.00 1185 hc? coll Dominic Harman Checkmark
Dreamsongs: GRRM: A RRetrospective 2007-10-00 George R. R. Martin Gollancz / Orion 0-575-07905-3 £14.99 1185 tp? coll Dominic Harman  
Dreamsongs: Volume I 2007-10-30 George R. R. Martin Bantam Books 978-0-553-90432-1 $12.99   ebook? coll Dominic Harman  
Dreamsongs: Volume I 2007-11-00 George R. R. Martin Bantam Spectra 0-553-80545-2 $27.00 683 hc? coll Dominic Harman Checkmark
Dreamsongs 1: A RRetrospective 2008-03-13 George R. R. Martin Gollancz 978-0-7528-9008-1 £8.99 672 tp? coll Dominic Harman  
The Reel Stuff 2008-06-03 ed. Brian Thomsen, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #1098) 978-0-7564-0522-9 $15.00 viii+
456
tp? anth  
Dreamsongs: A RRetrospective: Book One 2008-09-18 George R. R. Martin Gollancz / Orion 978-0-575-08611-1 £1.99   ebook? coll  
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories 2011-10-31 ed. Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer Corvus 978-0-85789-487-8 £25.00   ebook? anth  
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories 2012-05-08 ed. Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer Tor 978-0-7653-3360-5 $39.99 xx+
1126
hc? anth Nic Cheetham Checkmark
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories 2012-05-08 ed. Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer Tor 978-0-7653-3362-9 $29.99 xx+
1126
tp? anth Nic Cheetham  
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories 2012-05-08 ed. Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer Tor / SFBC #1356431 $22.99 xx+
1126
hc? anth Nic Cheetham Checkmark
Dreamsongs: Volume I 2012-10-16 George R. R. Martin Bantam Books 978-0-553-38568-7 $18.00 xix+
686
tp? coll Dominic Harman  
Starter Pack: 4-Book Bundle 2012-12-03 George R. R. Martin Bantam Books 978-0-345-54113-0 $34.99   ebook? omni  
Les rois des sables 2013-02-13 George R. R. Martin J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #8494) 978-2-290-06989-9 €6.90 286 pb? coll Philippe Gady Checkmark
In Space No One Can Hear You Scream 2013-10-01 ed. Hank Davis Baen 978-1-4516-3941-4 $15.00 325 tp? anth Bob Eggleton Checkmark
GRRM: Eine RRetrospektive 1 2014-12-00 George R. R. Martin Fantasy Productions   €29.50   hc? coll  
Traumlieder: Zweiter Band 2015-03-00 George R. R. Martin Heyne 978-3-453-31625-6 €14.99 623 tp? coll Nele Schütz Checkmark
The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection 2016-07-12 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Vintage Crime/Black Lizard / Vintage Books 978-1-101-91009-2 $25.00 xxxi+
1178
tp? anth Bruce Pennington Checkmark
The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection 2016-07-12 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Vintage Crime/Black Lizard / Vintage Books 978-1-101-91010-8 $25.00   ebook? anth Bruce Pennington  
The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection 2016-07-12 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Vintage Crime/Black Lizard / SFBC #14-1016912 $19.55 xxxi+
1178
tp? anth Bruce Pennington  
Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Century date unknown ed. Orson Scott Card Ace Books 0-441-00864-X $24.95 x+
422
hc? anth Pyrographx Checkmark
Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Twentieth Century date unknown ed. Orson Scott Card Ace Books 0-441-01133-0 $16.00 x+
422
tp? anth Pyrographx Checkmark
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