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Title: Beep Title Record # 45757
Author: James Blish
Date: 1954-02-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
Note:
  • Beep is about 14,000 words. The expanded version of this novelette is titled The Quincunx of Time Dell(1973)
  • Note that Beep was revised slightly when included in an anthology for teenage readers, Space Police (World, 1956, edited by Andre Norton), to remove some references to drinking. (source: Preface to The Quincunx of Time (Arrow, 1976)
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Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1956Note that Beep was revised slightly when included in an anthology for teenage readers, Space Police (World, 1956, edited by Andre Norton), to remove some references to drinking. (source: Preface to The Quincunx of Time (Arrow, 1976)
Beep
Year Language Title
1958 German Störgeräusch
1959Translated by an uncredited translator
Italian Beep
1961Translated by Michel Deutsch
French Bip
1972Translated by C. A. G. van den Broek (= Kees van den Broek)
Dutch Piep
1977Translated by Sandro Pergameno
Italian Biip
1979Translated by Janko Paravić
Croatian Piip
1981Translated by Hisashi Asakura (浅倉久志)
Japanese
ビープ?Biipu
Bīpu
[as by ]
1983Translated by Heinz Nagel
German Pieps

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, February 1954 1954-02-00 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 Emsh Checkmark
Stories for Tomorrow: An Anthology of Modern Science Fiction 1954-06-00 ed. William Sloane Funk & Wagnalls   $3.95 xii+
628
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Stanley Meltzoff Checkmark
Galaxy Science Fiction [UK], No. 16 1954-07-00 ed. H. L. Gold Strato Publications   1/6 132
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 Emsh Checkmark
Stories for Tomorrow 1955-00-00 ed. William Sloane Eyre & Spottiswoode   18/- xii+
476
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Val Biro Checkmark
Space Police 1956-00-00 ed. Andre Norton World Publishing Co.   $2.75 255
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Virgil Finlay  
Galaxis Science Fiction, #9 1958-11-00 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
Galaxy #16 1959-09-00 ed. R. Valente Casa Editrice La Tribuna 16 150 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 G. Crepax Checkmark
Galactic Cluster 1959-10-00 James Blish Signet / New American Library S1719 $0.35 176
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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
Galactic Cluster 1960-00-00 James Blish Faber and Faber   15/- 233
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll John Griffiths  
Terre, il faut mourir 1961-00-00 James Blish Denoël (Présence du Futur #50)   F5.00 254
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  
Galactic Cluster 1961-12-00 James Blish The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 56 5/6 233
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll John Griffiths  
Galactic Cluster 1963-00-00 James Blish Four Square Books 889 2/6 128
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.
coll Checkmark
Galactic Cluster 1964-07-00 James Blish Four Square Books 889 2/6 128
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.
coll Checkmark
Galactic Cluster 1965-00-00 James Blish Signet / New American Library D2790 $0.50 176
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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
Galactic Cluster 1965-10-00 James Blish Signet / New American Library of Canada D2790 C$0.50 176
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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
Galactic Cluster 1968-06-00 James Blish New English Library 2229 3/6 128
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.
coll Checkmark
1ª Antologia celebrativa di Galaxy: Civiltà domani 1970-01-00 ed. Sandro Sandrelli Casa Editrice La Tribuna (Science Fiction Book Club (Italy) #37)   2,300 Lit 284
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Gian Mario Scuratti Checkmark
Terre, il faut mourir 1971-00-00 James Blish Denoël (Présence du Futur #50)     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 Checkmark
Het Testament van Andros 1972-00-00 James Blish Bruna (Bruna SF #9) 90-229-9009-5 ƒ3.50 192
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 Nix Checkmark
Galactic Empires Volume Two 1976-07-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Weidenfeld & Nicolson 0-297-77223-6 £4.95 viii+
296
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Karel Thole  
Galactic Empires Volume Two 1976-10-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Orbit 0-86007-909-0 £0.85 viii+
296
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 Karel Thole Checkmark
Prigione senza sbarre, e altri racconti 1977-00-00 James Blish Fanucci Editore (Biblioteca di Fantascienza #31)   3,500 Lit 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 Tim White  
Galactic Empires, Volume II 1977-10-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss St. Martin's Press 0-312-31528-7 $8.95 viii+
278
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Karel Thole  
Galactic Empires, Volume II 1978-04-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss St. Martin's Press / SFBC 2456 $4.98 viii+
278
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Karel Thole Checkmark
Galactic Empires: Volume Two 1979-03-00 ed. Brian Aldiss Avon 0-380-42879-2 $2.25 xii+
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.
anth Alex Ebel Checkmark
Sirius, #34 1979-04-05 ed.
Borivoj Jurković?Borivoj Jurkovic
Borivoj Jurkovich
Vjesnik   15 din. 148
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 Vicente Segrelles Checkmark
The Best of James Blish 1979-08-00 James Blish Del Rey / Ballantine (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-25600-X $1.95 xxi+
358
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 H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
The Best of James Blish 1979-08-00 James Blish Del Rey / Ballantine (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-25600-X C$2.50 xxi+
358
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 H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
Galactic Cluster 1980-00-00 James Blish Granada 0-586-04573-2 £1.25 255
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 Peter Elson Checkmark
S-Fマガジン 1981年01月号, #269?S-F Magajin 1981 Nen 01 Tsuki Gō, # 269
1981-01-00 ed.
今岡清?いまおかきよし
Imaoka Kiyoshi
早川書房?Hayakawa Shobō
Hayakawa Shobo
はやかわしょぼう
ハヤカワショボウ
    272
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.
mag
加藤直之?かとうなおゆき
Katō Naoyuki
Katou Naoyuki
 
Titan 20 1983-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Wolfgang Jeschke Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3991) 3-453-30926-X DM 5.80 190
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.
anth Oliviero Berni Checkmark
The Seedling Stars / Galactic Cluster 1983-03-00 James Blish Signet / New American Library (Signet Double Science Fiction) 0-451-12148-1 $2.95 158+
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.
omni Paul Lehr Checkmark
Galactic Empires 1988-09-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Legend 0-09-952150-4 £4.99 xviii+
650
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 Chris Foss Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1994-07-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Tor 0-312-85062-X $35.00 990+
[2]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Carol Russo Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1994-10-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Orbit 1-85723-271-2 £25.00 990
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John Berkey Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1994-10-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Tor / SFBC 05435 $17.98 990
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John Berkey Checkmark
A Dusk of Idols and Other Stories 1996-05-00 James Blish Severn House 0-7278-4967-0 £16.99 182
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1997-09-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Orb 0-312-85509-5 $27.95 990
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 Checkmark
Works of Art 2008-02-00 James Blish NESFA Press 978-1-886778-70-2 $29.00 521
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll John Berkey Checkmark
Galactic Cluster date unknown James Blish Signet / New American Library Q5441 $0.95 176
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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
Galactic Cluster date unknown James Blish Signet / New American Library T4965 $0.75 176
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 Paul Lehr  
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