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Title: Seventh Victim Title Record # 45707
Author: Robert Sheckley
Date: 1953-04-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Series: Victim
Language: English
Synopsis: It is common and legal to murder someone if you want. The only catch is that if you want to kill someone, you must later be a voluntary victim, and it is up to you survive the murder attempt and be able to eliminate the would-be murderer. A man who has already done six murders (and survived six attempts against his own life) gets a name of his seventh victim, and it is a woman!
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1981 The Seventh Victim
Year Language Title
1954 French Septième victime
1958 Italian Vittima n. 7
1959Translated by Lothar Heinecke
German Das siebente Opfer
1959Translator: Gilberto Tofano
Italian La settima vittima
1962Translator: Andreina Negretti
Italian La settima vittima
1965Translated by Michel Deustch
French La septième victime
1968Translated by Henk Bouwman
Dutch Het Zevende Slachtoffer
1971Translated by Walter Spiegl
German Talent zum Töten
1973 Italian La decima vittima
1984Translated by Domingo Santos.
Spanish La séptima víctima
1984 Serbian Sedma žrtva [as by Robert Šekli]
1989Translated by А. Иванов (A. Ivanov)
Russian [as by
Роберт Шекли?Robert Shekli
Robert Sheckley
]
2009Translated by Michael Görden
German Das siebte Opfer

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
5 2004 Retro Hugo Best Short Story

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Galaxy Science Fiction, April 1953 1953-04-00 ed. H. L. Gold Galaxy Publishing Corporation   $0.35 164
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 Schomburg Checkmark
Untouched by Human Hands 1954-03-00 Robert Sheckley Ballantine Books 73 $0.35 169
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 Jack Coggins Checkmark
Untouched by Human Hands 1954-03-00 Robert Sheckley Ballantine Books H-73 $2.50 169
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Galaxie (1ère série), #4 1954-03-00 ed. Editors of Galaxie (1ère série) Editions Nuit et Jour   F100.00 132
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 Ed Emshwiller Checkmark
Untouched by Human Hands 1955-00-00 Robert Sheckley Michael Joseph (Novels of Tomorrow)   12/- 253
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Argosy (UK), January 1955 1955-01-00 ed. Editors of Argosy (UK) The Amalgamated Press      
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
mag  
Galaxy #4 1958-09-00 ed. R. Valente Editrice Due Mondi (Italy) 4 150 Lit 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 Pederson Checkmark
Galaxis Science Fiction, #14 1959-04-00 ed. Lothar Heinecke Moewig   DM 1.50 128
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 Pederson Checkmark
Le Meraviglie del possibile: Antologia della fantascienza 1959-11-10 ed. Sergio Solmi, Carlo Fruttero Einaudi   3,000 Lit xx+
554
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Untouched by Human Hands 1960-11-00 Robert Sheckley Ballantine Books 437K $0.35 169
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
Urania #285 1962-07-01 ed. Carlo Fruttero Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 285 150 Lit 168
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 Checkmark
Galaxie (2ème série), #15 1965-07-00 ed. Alain Dorémieux OPTA   F2.50 164
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 Dember Checkmark
Man Against Tomorrow 1965-12-00 ed. William F. Nolan Avon G1278 $0.50 191
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.
anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Man Against Tomorrow 1965-12-00 ed. William F. Nolan Avon G1278 C$0.50 191
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.
anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Planète, # 30 September-October 1966 1966-09-00 ed. Editors of Planète Denoël   F6.50 193
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
Untouched by Human Hands 1967-04-00 Robert Sheckley Four Square Books 1804 3/6 125
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
Untouched by Human Hands 1967-12-00 Robert Sheckley Ballantine Books U2855 $0.50 169+
[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.
coll Checkmark
Van Aardse Smetten Vrij 1968-00-00 Robert Sheckley Bruna (Zwarte Beertjes #1163) 1163 ƒ2.50 187
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 Dick Bruna Checkmark
Liebe 2002 1971-00-00 ed. Thomas Landfinder Bärmeier & Nikel   DM 26.00 419
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Eckart Warminski Checkmark
Science-Fiction-Stories 6 1971-00-01 ed. Walter Spiegl Ullstein (Ullstein 2000 #7 (2818)) 3-548-02818-7 DM 2.80 153+
[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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
Above the Human Landscape: A Social Science Fiction Anthology 1972-00-00 ed. Willis E. McNelly, Leon E. Stover Goodyear Publishing 0-87620-003-X   viii+
387
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth B. Buerge Checkmark
Above the Human Landscape: A Social Science Fiction Anthology 1972-00-00 ed. Willis E. McNelly, Leon E. Stover Goodyear Publishing 0-87620-002-1   viii+
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 B. Buerge Checkmark
Science-Fiction-Stories 6 1972-00-00 ed. Walter Spiegl Ullstein (Ullstein 2000 #7 (2818)) 3-548-02818-7 DM 2.80 154
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
La decima vittima 1973-03-20 Robert Sheckley Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Oscar #448) 10748 750 Lit 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 Ferruccio Bocca  
Introductory Psychology Through Science Fiction 1974-00-00 ed. Patricia S. Warrick, Martin Harry Greenberg, Harvey A. Katz Rand McNally & Company   $7.95 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
Introductory Psychology Through Science Fiction 1974-00-00 ed. Patricia S. Warrick, Martin Harry Greenberg, Harvey A. Katz 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
Introductory Psychology Through Science Fiction 1977-00-00 ed. Patricia S. Warrick, Martin Harry Greenberg, Harvey A. Katz 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  
Mai toccato da mani umane 1978-02-00 Robert Sheckley Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Classici Urania #11) 14510 1,000 Lit 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 Karel Thole  
Untouched by Human Hands 1979-03-00 Robert Sheckley Ace Books 0-441-84680-7 $1.75 214
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.
coll Olivia Checkmark
The Wonderful World of Robert Sheckley 1979-11-00 Robert Sheckley Bantam Books 0-553-12905-8 $1.95 xii+
195
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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
The Wonderful World of Robert Sheckley 1980-00-00 Robert Sheckley Sphere 0-7221-7759-3 £1.00 209
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 Best of All Possible Worlds 1980-04-00 ed. Spider Robinson Ace Books 0-441-05483-8 $2.25 373
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
They Came from Outer Space 1981-03-00 ed. Jim Wynorski Doubleday 0-385-18502-2 $11.95 xix+
363
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
They Came from Outer Space 1981-04-00 ed. Jim Wynorski Doubleday / SFBC 3851 $6.50 xix+
363+
[32]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Anthologie de la littérature de Science-Fiction 1981-10-06 ed. Jacques Sadoul Editions Ramsay 2-85956-231-1   670
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Tibor Csernus Checkmark
Le prix du danger et autres nouvelles 1983-03-18 Robert Sheckley J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #1474) 2-277-21474-4   251
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 Gyula Konkoly Checkmark
Vinieron de la Tierra 1984-00-00 ed. Jim Wynorski Martínez Roca (Super Ficción (1ª época) #89) 84-270-0862-7   164
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 Salinas Blanch  
Monolit Science fiction almanah 1 1984-04-00
Boban Knežević?Boban Knezevic
Boban Knežević?Boban Knezevic
Boban Knezhevich
(Monolit Science fiction almanah #1)
    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.
omni
Dobrosav Bob Živković?Dobrosav Bob Zivkovic
Dobrosav Bob Zhivkovic
Checkmark
Philosophy and Science Fiction 1984-06-00 ed. Michael Philips Prometheus Books 0-87975-248-3 $12.95 vii+
392
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  
Is That What People Do? 1984-08-00 Robert Sheckley Holt, Rinehart and Winston 0-03-063707-4 $19.95 402
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll David Gambale Checkmark
1989-00-00 ed. uncredited 5-255-00192-9   192
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  
The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley: Book One 1991-09-00 Robert Sheckley Pulphouse Publishing     331
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley 1991-09-00 Robert Sheckley Pulphouse Publishing   $150.00 5 Vol.
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley: Book One 1992-07-00 Robert Sheckley Pulphouse Publishing 1-56146-420-1 $12.95 331
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  
Reel Future 1994-08-00 ed. Forrest J. Ackerman, Jean Stine Barnes & Noble Books / SFBC 03719 $12.98 538
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Reel Future 1994-09-00 ed. Forrest J. Ackerman, Jean Stine Barnes & Noble Books 1-56619-450-4 $9.98 xxii+
538
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Mai toccato da mani umane 2003-08-00 Robert Sheckley Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Urania Collezione #7) 7 €4.90 200
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 Franco Brambilla  
The Masque of Mañana 2005-08-00 Robert Sheckley NESFA Press 1-886778-60-4 $29.00 569
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
The Masque of Mañana 2005-12-00 Robert Sheckley NESFA Press / SFBC 1202183 $14.50 569
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
A Sheckley Trilogy: Three Classic Tales of Science Fiction 2008-04-14 Robert Sheckley Wonder Audiobooks, LLC      
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
coll Checkmark
The Masque of Mañana 2008-08-00 Robert Sheckley NESFA Press 1-886778-60-4 $29.00 569
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Der widerspenstige Planet 2009-12-00 Robert Sheckley Heyne (Meisterwerke der Science Fiction) 978-3-453-52562-7 €10.95 [1]+
700
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 Hauptmann & Kompanie Werbeagentur Checkmark
"The Perfect Woman" and Other Stories 2011-06-09 Robert Sheckley Armchair Fiction (Armchair Fiction Masters of Science Fiction #3) 978-1-61287-040-3 $16.95 320
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 Ed Valigursky  
Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley 2012-05-01 Robert Sheckley New York Review of Books (NYRB Classics) 978-1-59017-494-4 $17.95 xi+
396
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 Keith Carter Checkmark
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