Title: The Book

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Title: The Book Title Record # 45742
Author: Michael Shaara
Date: 1953-11-00
Length: novelette
Language: English
Synopsis: An exploration ship gets a new captain, and there is one trip where both the new and old captains are taking part. They are flying to a star which is just emerging from an interplanetary dust cloud. There is a single planet where naturally humaniform life exists, and naturally there are very beautiful females. For some reason the inhabitants seem to have a very laissez faire attitude to everything. There are common meteor storms, and anyone might die anytime, so why bother much?
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Other Titles

Year Language Title
1954 French Le livre
1954 Italian Le meteore di Dio
1959 German Das Buch
1983 Italian Mondo Senza Stelle
1984 German Das Buch


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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Galaxy Science Fiction, November 1953 1953-11-00 ed. H. L. Gold Galaxy Publishing Corporation   $0.35 164 digest? mag Emsh Checkmark
Galaxy Science Fiction [UK], No. 13 1954-04-00 ed. H. L. Gold Strato Publications   1/6 132 digest? mag Emsh Checkmark
Galaxie (1ère série), #8 July 1954 1954-07-00 ed. Editors of Galaxie (1ère série) Editions Nuit et Jour   F100.00 132 digest? mag Ed Emshwiller Checkmark
I Romanzi di Urania #60 1954-10-30 ed. Giorgio Monicelli Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 60 130 Lit 128 digest? mag Curt Caesar Checkmark
Galaxis Science Fiction, #13 1959-03-00 ed. Lothar Heinecke Moewig   DM 1.50 128 pb? mag Dember Checkmark
Elsewhere and Elsewhen 1968-05-00 ed. Groff Conklin Berkley Medallion S1561 $0.75 253 pb? anth Checkmark
Science Fiction Elsewhere 1970-07-00 ed. Groff Conklin Rapp & Whiting 0-85391-168-1 £ 166 hc? anth  
Soleils d'ailleurs et lunes de mort 1975-09-00 ed. Michel Demuth OPTA (Marginal #9)     255 tp? anth Jean-Claude Hadi Checkmark
Soleils d'ailleurs et lunes de mort 1975-09-00 ed. Michel Demuth OPTA (Marginal #9)   F12.00 255 tp? anth Jean-Claude Hadi Checkmark
Alpha 9 1978-10-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Berkley Books 0-425-03838-6 $1.75 ix+
pb? anth Vicente Segrelles Checkmark
Soldier Boy 1982-03-00 Michael Shaara Timescape / Pocket Books 0-671-83342-1 $2.50 255 pb? coll Boris Vallejo Checkmark
Urania #952 1983-09-04 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 952 2,200 Lit 180 digest? mag Karel Thole  
Sternengesicht 1984-04-00 Michael Shaara Goldmann (Edition '84: Die positiven Utopien #4) 3-442-08404-0 DM 9.80 ii+
pb? coll Klaus Holitzka Checkmark
The Book 2010-05-10 Michael Shaara Project Gutenberg 32321     ebook? chap  
The Book 2011-07-01 Michael Shaara Aegypan 978-1-4638-9910-3 $12.95 34 hc? chap  
Anthology of Sci-Fi V35: The Pulp Writers 2013-08-01 ed. uncredited Spastic Cat Press (Anthology of Sci-Fi #35) 978-1-4837-0266-7 $12.99 184 tp? anth  
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