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Title: The Custodian Title Record # 45595
Author: William Tenn
Date: 1953-11-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
Note: Word count of the first magazine appearance in "If" gives a word count of about 8600 using a sampling of five lines from 12 different pages.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1961Translated by Antonio Ribera Jordá
Spanish El custodio
1973Translated by Heinz Zwack (as Heinz Nagel)
German Der Bewahrer
1984 Italian Il custode

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
If, November 1953 1953-11-00 ed. James L. Quinn Quinn Publishing Company, Inc.; Buffalo, NY   $0.35 124
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 Ken Fagg Checkmark
If, Vol. 1 No. 5 [UK] 1954-03-00 ed. James L. Quinn Strato Publications   1/6 132
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 Ken Fagg Checkmark
Of All Possible Worlds 1955-02-00 William Tenn Ballantine Books H-99 $2.00 161
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Of All Possible Worlds 1955-02-00 William Tenn Ballantine Books 99 $0.35 159
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.
coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Of All Possible Worlds 1956-00-00 William Tenn Michael Joseph (Novels of Tomorrow)   12/6 255
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Richard Barton Checkmark
Of All Possible Worlds 1960-06-00 William Tenn Ballantine Books 407K $0.35 161
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 Blanchard Checkmark
Mundos Posibles 1961-00-00 William Tenn E.D.H.A.S.A. (Nebulae #71) 71   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  
Of All Possible Worlds 1963-00-00 William Tenn Mayflower-Dell 6532-8 3/6 190
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 Enric Checkmark
Mundos Posibles 1964-00-00 William Tenn E.D.H.A.S.A. (Nebulae #9) 9   217
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 Bas  
Masters' Choice 1966-00-00 ed. Laurence M. Janifer Simon & Schuster   $5.95 350
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Carl Smith  
Of All Possible Worlds 1966-00-00 William Tenn Mayflower-Dell 6532 3/6 190
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  
Masters' Choice 1968-00-00 ed. Laurence M. Janifer Herbert Jenkins (Herbert Jenkins SF)   25/- 327
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Of All Possible Worlds 1968-06-00 William Tenn Ballantine Books U6136 $0.75 161
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 Stephen Miller Checkmark
Masters' Choice 2 1969-00-00 ed. Laurence M. Janifer Tandem 3287 / PB 381 3/6 160
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.
anth Panos Checkmark
18 Greatest Science Fiction Stories 1971-01-00 ed. Laurence M. Janifer Tempo Books / Grosset & Dunlap 0-448-05375-6 $0.95 x+
310
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
Mögliche Welten 1973-03-00 William Tenn Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3333) 3333 DM 2.80 141
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 Atelier Frank & Zaugg Checkmark
Time of Passage 1978-09-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander Taplinger 0-8008-7733-0 $9.95 292
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Time of Passage 1978-10-19 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander Robert Hale 0-7091-6848-9 £4.25 292
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Catastrophes! 1981-07-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Fawcett Crest 0-449-24425-3 $2.50 413
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 Berkey Checkmark
Catastrofi! 1984-06-20 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Mondadori (Oscar #1767) 24800-5 Lit 8,000 512
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 Paolo Tassinari , Pierpaolo Vetta  
Faszination der Science Fiction 1985-05-00 Isaac Asimov, Martin W. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh
Bastei Lübbe?Bastei Luebbe
(Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Special #24068)
3-404-24068-5 DM 10.00 953
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 David Hardy Checkmark
Immodest Proposals: The Complete Science Fiction of William Tenn, Volume 1 2001-02-00 William Tenn NESFA Press 1-886778-19-1 $29.00 vii+
618
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
Immodest Proposals: The Complete Science Fiction of William Tenn, Volume 1 2001-07-00 William Tenn NESFA Press 1-886778-19-1 $29.00 vii+
618
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
Immodest Proposals: The Complete Science Fiction of William Tenn, Volume 1 2002-09-00 William Tenn NESFA Press / SFBC 52644 $14.50 618
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
Of All Possible Worlds 2013-07-00 William Tenn Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-12923-8 £2.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
18 Greatest Science Fiction Stories date unknown ed. Laurence M. Janifer Tempo Books 0-448-12128-X $1.50 x+
310
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
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