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Title: Unready to Wear Title Record # 45708
Author: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Date: 1953-04-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Synopsis: A part of humanity has become "amphibious" which means they are able to leave their bodies at will. They have a reserve of very healthy and good looking bodies which can be used at will, but most of their time they spent as incorporeal happy beings. Those humans who haven't left their bodies consider them deserters.
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Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1953 Unready to Wear [as by Kurt Vonnegut]
Year Language Title
1954 French Les amphibies
1970Translated by either Walter Ernsting, Thomas Schlück or both of them
German Die Körperlosen
1971 Dutch Geen Confectie

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
Second Galaxy Reader of Science Fiction 1954-04-00 ed. H. L. Gold Crown Publishers     vi+
[2]+
504
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Mel Hunter Checkmark
Galaxie (1ère série), #5 April 1954 1954-04-00 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 Mel Hunter Checkmark
Canary in a Cat House 1961-09-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Fawcett Gold Medal s1153 $0.35 160
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 Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon Checkmark
Welcome to the Monkey House 1968-08-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Delacorte Press   $5.95 xv+
298
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Welcome to the Monkey House 1969-05-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Jonathan Cape 0-224-61647-1   xiv+
298
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Welcome to the Monkey House 1970-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Delta   $1.95 xv+
298
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  
Welcome to the Monkey House 1970-01-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 9478 $0.95 xi+
308
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
Galaxy 14 1970-02-00 ed. Walter Ernsting, Thomas Schlück Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3175) 3175   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.
anth Karl Stephan Checkmark
Welcome to the Monkey House 1970-03-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 9478 $0.95 xi+
308
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  
Welcome to the Monkey House 1970-05-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 9478 $0.95 xi+
308
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  
Welcome to the Monkey House 1970-05-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 9478 $0.95 xi+
308
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  
Welcome to the Monkey House 1970-10-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 9478 $0.95 xi+
308
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  
Welkom op de Apenrots 1971-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Meulenhoff (Meulenhoffreeks #21) 90-290-0272-7   155
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 Teunn Checkmark
Welcome to the Monkey House 1971-03-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 9478 $0.95 xi+
308
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  
Welcome to the Monkey House 1971-03-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 9478 $0.95 xi+
308
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  
Welcome to the Monkey House 1971-06-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 9478 $0.95 xi+
308
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  
Welcome to the Monkey House 1971-08-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 9478 $0.95 xi+
308
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  
Welcome to the Monkey House 1971-10-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 9478 $0.95 xi+
308
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  
Welcome to the Monkey House 1972-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Panther 0-586-03701-2   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 Checkmark
Welcome to the Monkey House 1972-02-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 9478 $0.95 xi+
308
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
Welcome to the Monkey House 1972-08-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 9478 $0.95 xi+
308
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
Tomorrow: Science Fiction and the Future 1973-00-00 ed. Alan L. Madsen Scholastic SG 1657   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  
Welcome to the Monkey House 1973-11-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 9478 $1.25 xi+
308
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
Welcome to the Monkey House 1975-12-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 9478 $1.50 xi+
308
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
Welcome to the Monkey House 1976-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Panther 0-586-03701-2 £0.75 285
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 Checkmark
Welcome to the Monkey House 1976-10-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 9478 $1.95 308
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
Welcome to the Monkey House 1979-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Triad Panther 0-586-03701-2 £0.95 285
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 Checkmark
Welkom op de Apenrots 1979-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Querido (Salamander #480) 90-214-9480-9   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 Michaël van Heusden Checkmark
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction 1980-04-00 ed. Robert Silverberg, Martin H. Greenberg Priam Books / Arbor House 0-87795-266-3 $8.95 xii+
754
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 Antler & Baldwin, Inc. Checkmark
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction 1980-04-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg Arbor House 0-87795-246-9 $19.95 xii+
754
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Antler & Baldwin, Inc.  
Welcome to the Monkey House 1983-01-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 0-440-19478-4 $3.50 308
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
Welcome to the Monkey House 1985-10-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Delta 0-385-29127-2 $9.95 xv+
298
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  
Great Science Fiction of the 20th Century 1987-11-00 ed. Robert Silverberg, Martin H. Greenberg Avenel Books 0-517-64124-0 $8.98 x+
726
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Romas Checkmark
Welcome to the Monkey House 1991-11-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 0-440-19478-4 $5.99 308
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 Gene Greif  
Welcome to the Monkey House 1998-10-00 Kurt Vonnegut Delta 0-385-33350-1 $11.95 xvi+
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 Gene Greif  
Welcome to the Monkey House 2007-12-18 Kurt Vonnegut The Dial Press 978-0-307-42344-3 $8.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Welcome to the Monkey House 2008-06-26 Kurt Vonnegut Paw Prints 978-1-4395-0065-1 $23.00 331
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Gene Greif  
Welcome to the Monkey House 2011-08-22 Kurt Vonnegut RosettaBooks 978-0-7953-1909-9 $8.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Kurt Vonnegut: Novels & Stories 1950-1962 2012-04-26 Kurt Vonnegut The Library of America (The Library of America #226) 978-1-59853-150-3 $35.00 864
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
Welcome to the Monkey House: The Special Edition 2014-04-08 Kurt Vonnegut The Dial Press 978-0-8129-9361-5 $9.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Andy Fry  
Welcome to the Monkey House: The Special Edition 2014-04-08 Kurt Vonnegut The Dial Press (Dial Press Trade Paperbacks) 978-0-8129-9360-8 $18.00 xviii+
394
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 Andy Fry  
Kurt Vonnegut: The Complete Novels 2016-09-20 Kurt Vonnegut The Library of America (The Library of America) 978-1-59853-509-9 $145.00 3317
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
Welcome to the Monkey House date unknown Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Delta 0-440-59434-0 $2.75 298
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
Welcome to the Monkey House date unknown Kurt Vonnegut Delta 0-385-33350-1 $11.95 xvi+
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 Gene Greif Checkmark
Welcome to the Monkey House: The Special Edition date unknown Kurt Vonnegut The Dial Press (Dial Press Trade Paperbacks) 978-0-8129-9360-8 $18.00 xviii+
394
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 Andy Fry Checkmark
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