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Title: Delayed Action Title Record # 45733
Author: Charles V. De Vet
Date: 1953-09-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: Wordcount (Gutenberg project): 6.235
Synopsis: A planet has a unique tourist attraction, a real Moebius strip where gravity behaves strangely. Even though it is a popular travel spot apparently no one has ever studied at all, and no one has even walked on it for more than a little distance. A man follows another to bridge further than anyone before and finds that he is transported in time. He has lost his memory, finds a job and lives his life until he almost robbed.
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Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1953 Delayed Action [as by Charles Vincent de Vet]
Year Language Title
1955 French Un crime bien préparé
1958 German Zeitzündung
1960Translated by Lidia Lax
Italian Una maledizione inevitabile
1977 French Pour qui sait attendre... [as by Charles van De Vet]

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, September 1953 1953-09-00 ed. H. L. Gold Galaxy Publishing Corp.  
$0.35?$: US dollar
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 Emsh Checkmark
Galaxy Science Fiction [UK], Vol.: 3. No. 11 1954-02-00 ed. H. L. Gold Strato Publications  
1/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
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 Emsh Checkmark
Galaxie (1ère série), #21 August 1955 1955-08-00 ed.
Editors of Galaxie (1ère série)?Editors of Galaxie (1ere serie)
Editions Nuit et Jour  
F100.00?F: French frank
148
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  
Galaxis Science Fiction, #7 1958-09-00 ed. Lothar Heinecke Moewig  
DM 1.50?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
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 Kirberger Checkmark
Galaxy #30 1960-11-00 ed. R. Sgroi Casa Editrice La Tribuna 30
Lit 150?Lit: Italian lira
148
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 G. Crepax Checkmark
Voyageurs de l'éternité et couloirs du temps 1977-01-25 ed. Michel Demuth OPTA (Marginal #14)  
F12.00?F: French frank
253
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 Georges Raimondo Checkmark
Delayed Action 2010-09-21 Charles V. De Vet Project Gutenberg 33790    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
chap  
The 14th Golden Age of Science Fiction Megapack 2015-03-18 Charles V. De Vet Wildside Press 978-1-4794-0269-4
$0.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Malcolm Smith  
Fantastic Stories Present the Galaxy Science Fiction Super Pack #1 2016-03-21 ed. Warren Lapine Positronic Publishing 978-1-5154-0560-3
$14.99?$: US dollar
522
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 Krarrier  
Fantastic Stories Present the Galaxy Science Fiction Super Pack #1 2016-03-25 ed. Warren Lapine Positronic Publishing 978-1-5154-0524-5
$1.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Krarrier  
The Science Fiction Crime Megapack 2017-04-10 ed. uncredited Wildside Press  
$0.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
Fantastic Stories Present the Galaxy Science Fiction Super Pack #1 2018-04-03 ed. Warren Lapine Positronic Publishing 978-1-5154-2108-5
$24.99?$: US dollar
522
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Krarrier  
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