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Title: Dead Hand Title Record # 45618
Author: Isaac Asimov
Date: 1945-04-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novella
Series: Foundation (Original Stories)
Series Number: 5
Language: English
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1945Title used for "Foundation and Empire" publication.
The General
Year Language Title
1964Translated by Alfredo Margarido
Portuguese O General (Fundaçăo e Império)
1965Translated by Jean Rosenthal
French Le général
1966Translated by Wulf H. Bergner.
German Der General
1971Hungarian translation: Baranyi Gyula
Hungarian
A generális?A generalis
1977 Serbian General [as by Isak Asimov]
1987 Dutch De Generaal

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
2 1996 Retro Hugo Best Novella

Publications

Displaying all variants and translations • Do not display translationsDo not display variants or translations

Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Astounding Science Fiction, April 1945 1945-04-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.   $0.25 180
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 Timmins Checkmark
Foundation and Empire 1952-00-00 Isaac Asimov Gnome Press   $2.75 247
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Edd Cartier  
Foundation and Empire 1952-00-00 Isaac Asimov Gnome Press   $2.75 247
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Edd Cartier Checkmark
The Man Who Upset the Universe 1955-00-00 Isaac Asimov Ace Books D-125 $0.35 254
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 Robert E. Schulz Checkmark
Foundation and Empire 1962-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther 1355 2/6 172
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 Man Who Upset the Universe 1963-00-00 Isaac Asimov Ace Books F-216 $0.40 254
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 Robert E. Schulz Checkmark
Fundaçăo e Império 1964-00-00 Isaac Asimov Livros do Brasil (Argonauta #86)     237
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 Lima de Freitas  
Foundation and Empire 1964-08-00 Isaac Asimov Panther 1355 3/6 172
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
Fondation / Fondation et empire / Seconde fondation 1965-05-20 Isaac Asimov OPTA (Club du Livre d'Anticipation #1)     xx+
575
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
Foundation and Empire 1965-12-00 Isaac Asimov Panther 1355 3/6 172
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
Foundation and Empire 1966-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther 1355 3/6 172
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
Fondation et empire 1966-00-00 Isaac Asimov Denoël (Présence du Futur #92)     250
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  
Foundation and Empire 1966-11-00 Isaac Asimov Avon S234 $0.60 224
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 Don Punchatz Checkmark
Foundation and Empire 1966-11-00 Isaac Asimov Avon S234 C$0.60 224
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 Don Punchatz Checkmark
Der galaktische General 1966-11-00 Isaac Asimov Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3082) 3082 DM 2.40 176
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 Heinrichs & Bachmann Checkmark
Foundation and Empire 1968-12-00 Isaac Asimov Avon V2236 $0.75 224
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 Don Punchatz Checkmark
Foundation and Empire 1969-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther 13555 5/- 172
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
Foundation and Empire 1969-09-00 Isaac Asimov Avon V2236 $0.75 224
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 Don Punchatz  
Foundation and Empire 1972-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther 13555 Ł0.30 172
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
Alapítvány és Birodalom?Alapitvany es Birodalom
1972-00-00 Isaac Asimov
Kozmosz Könyvek?Kozmosz Konyvek
(
Kozmosz Fantasztikus Könyvek?Kozmosz Fantasztikus Konyvek
)
    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  
Foundation and Empire 1972-10-00 Isaac Asimov Avon N305 $0.95 224
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 Don Punchatz Checkmark
Fondation et empire 1973-01-25 Isaac Asimov Denoël (Présence du Futur #92)     250
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
Foundation and Empire 1973-02-00 Isaac Asimov Avon N305 $0.95 224
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 Don Punchatz Checkmark
Fondation et empire 1974-00-00 Isaac Asimov Culture, Art, Loisirs (Les chefs-d'œuvre de la science-fiction et du fantastique)     252
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll André Béguin Checkmark
Foundation and Empire 1976-00-00 Isaac Asimov Avon 0-380-00774-6 $1.50 224
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 Don Punchatz Checkmark
Fondation et empire 1976-02-27 Isaac Asimov Denoël (Présence du Futur #92)     250
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 R. Leygue Checkmark
Zadužbina i Carstvo 1977-00-00 Isak Asimov Jugoslavija (Kentaur #24)     178
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 Tony Roberts Checkmark
Foundation and Empire 1979-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther / Granada 0-586-01355-5 Ł0.85 172
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 Chris Foss Checkmark
Fondation et empire 1979-02-14 Isaac Asimov Denoël (Présence du Futur #92)     250
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 R. Leygue Checkmark
Fondation et empire 1980-02-21 Isaac Asimov Denoël (Présence du Futur #92)     250
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 R. Leygue Checkmark
Foundation and Empire 1981-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther / Granada 0-586-01355-5 Ł1.25 172
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 Chris Foss Checkmark
Alapítvány és Birodalom?Alapitvany es Birodalom
1982-00-00 Isaac Asimov
Kozmosz Könyvek?Kozmosz Konyvek
(
Kozmosz Fantasztikus Könyvek?Kozmosz Fantasztikus Konyvek
)
963-211-519-8   278
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  
Foundation and Empire 1983-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther 0-586-01355-5 Ł1.50 240
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 Chris Foss Checkmark
Foundation and Empire 1983-03-00 Isaac Asimov Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-30900-6 $2.75 234
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 Darrell K. Sweet  
Fondation et empire 1983-03-00 Isaac Asimov Denoël (Présence du Futur #92) 2-207-30092-7   250
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 R. Leygue Checkmark
Foundation and Empire 1984-00-00 Isaac Asimov Grafton 0-586-01355-5 Ł1.95 240
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 Tim White  
Fondation et empire 1985-02-28 Isaac Asimov France Loisirs 2-7242-2326-8   285
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Angus McKie Checkmark
Foundation and Empire 1986-00-00 Isaac Asimov Grafton 0-586-01355-5 Ł1.95 240
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 Tim White Checkmark
Foundation and Empire 1986-09-00 Isaac Asimov Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-33628-3 $3.95 xviii +
285
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 Michael Whelan Checkmark
De Foundation en het Imperium 1987-00-00 Isaac Asimov Bruna 90-229-5352-1   162
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Foundation and Empire 1989-00-00 Isaac Asimov Grafton 0-586-01355-5 Ł2.99 240
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 Tim White Checkmark
Foundation and Empire 1989-03-00 Isaac Asimov Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-33628-3 $5.95 xviii+
285
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 Michael Whelan Checkmark
Foundation and Empire 1990-00-00 Isaac Asimov Grafton 0-586-01355-5 Ł3.50 240
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 Tim White Checkmark
De Foundation en het Imperium 1990-00-00 Isaac Asimov Bruna 90-229-7935-0   162
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
Foundation and Empire 1991-11-00 Isaac Asimov Bantam Spectra 0-553-29337-0 $4.99 282
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 Youll Checkmark
Fondation et empire 1991-11-00 Isaac Asimov Denoël (Présence du Futur #92) 2-207-30092-7   250
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 Hubert de Lartigue Checkmark
Foundation and Empire 1992-01-00 Isaac Asimov Doubleday (The Isaac Asimov Collection) 0-385-42303-9 $12.95 168
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Stephen Youll Checkmark
De Foundation en het Imperium 1993-00-00 Isaac Asimov Bruna 90-229-8127-4   162
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  
Fondation et empire 1993-06-00 Isaac Asimov Denoël (Présence du Futur #92) 2-207-30092-7   250
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 Hubert de Lartigue Checkmark
Alapítvány és Birodalom?Alapitvany es Birodalom
1994-00-00 Isaac Asimov
Móra Ferenc Ifjúsági Könyvkiadó?Mora Ferenc Ifjusagi Konyvkiado
(
Galaktika Baráti Kör Könyvklub, Alapítvány és birodalom sorozat?Galaktika Barati Kor Konyvklub, Alapitvany es birodalom sorozat
)
963-11-7142-6 Ft 298 280
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 Jantner János Checkmark
Foundation and Empire 1994-03-00 Isaac Asimov HarperCollins (UK) 0-586-01355-5 Ł4.99 240
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 Fred Gambino Checkmark
Foundation and Empire 1996-00-00 Isaac Asimov Voyager / HarperCollins 0-586-01355-5 Ł4.99 240
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 Fred Gambino Checkmark
Foundation and Empire 1996-12-00 Isaac Asimov Bantam Spectra 0-553-29337-0 $6.99 282
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 Steve Youll Checkmark
Fondation et empire 1997-09-00 Isaac Asimov Denoël (Présence du Futur #92) 2-207-30092-7   250
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 Hubert de Lartigue Checkmark
Fundaçăo e Império 1999-00-00 Isaac Asimov Livros do Brasil (Argonauta Gigante #5) 972-38-1720-9   252
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 A. Pedro  
Vers un nouvel empire 2000-02-00 Isaac Asimov France Loisirs 2-7441-3450-3   vi+
1166
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
Fondation et empire 2001-09-00 Isaac Asimov Denoël (Folio SF #2) 2-07-041571-6   270
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 Andrew Onyemere Checkmark
Fondation et empire 2003-06-02 Isaac Asimov Denoël (Folio SF #2) 2-07-041571-6   270
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 Andrew Onyemere Checkmark
Foundation and Empire 2004-06-00 Isaac Asimov Bantam Spectra 0-553-29337-0 $7.99 282
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 Youll Checkmark
Foundation and Empire 2004-06-00 Isaac Asimov Bantam Spectra 0-553-29337-0 $7.99 282
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 Youll  
Foundation and Empire 2004-06-00 Isaac Asimov Bantam Spectra 0-553-29337-0 $7.99 282
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 Youll Checkmark
Foundation and Empire 2016-10-06 Isaac Asimov Harper Voyager (UK) 978-0-00-811750-4 Ł8.99 240
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  
Foundation and Empire date unknown Isaac Asimov Grafton 0-586-01355-5 Ł3.50 240
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 Tim White Checkmark
Foundation and Empire date unknown Isaac Asimov Avon 0-380-00774-6 $1.50 224
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 Don Punchatz Checkmark
Foundation and Empire date unknown Isaac Asimov Avon 23176 $1.25 224
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 Don Punchatz  
Foundation and Empire date unknown Isaac Asimov Avon 23176 $1.25 224
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 Don Punchatz Checkmark
Foundation and Empire date unknown Isaac Asimov Avon 0-380-42689-7 $1.95 224
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 Don Punchatz Checkmark
Foundation and Empire date unknown Isaac Asimov Avon N305 $0.95 224
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 Don Punchatz Checkmark
Foundation and Empire date unknown Isaac Asimov Avon N305 $0.95 224
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 Don Punchatz  
Foundation and Empire date unknown Isaac Asimov Avon 0-380-39701-3 $1.75 224
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 Don Punchatz  
Foundation and Empire date unknown Isaac Asimov Avon 0-380-42689-7 $1.95 224
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 Don Punchatz  
Foundation and Empire date unknown Isaac Asimov Avon 30627 $1.50 224
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 Don Punchatz Checkmark
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