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Title: The Midas Plague Title Record # 45770
Author: Frederik Pohl
Date: 1954-04-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novella
Language: English
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1966Stated as translated by Birgit Reß-Bohusch and Christiane Nogly, though probably only by one of the two.
German Die armen Reichen
1978Translated by Erik Pezarro
Dutch De Midasplaag
1979 Italian Il Morbo Di Mida
1980Translated by Heinz Zwack (as Heinz Nagel)
German Die Midas-Seuche
1981Translated by Eva Malsch
German Die Midas-Seuche
1984Translated by Elek István
Hungarian A Midász-csapás
1984Translated by Michel Demuth
French Heureux les humbles
2003Translated by Domingo Santos.
Spanish La plaga de Midas

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 1954 1954-04-00 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 Emsh Checkmark
Galaxy Science Fiction [UK], No. 18 1954-09-00 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
All About the Future 1955-00-00 ed. Martin Greenberg Gnome Press   $3.50 374
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Ed Emshwiller Checkmark
The Case Against Tomorrow 1957-05-00 Frederik Pohl Ballantine Books 206 $0.35 150
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
Spectrum 1961-09-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Gollancz   18/- 304
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Spectrum 1962-00-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Harcourt, Brace & World   $4.50 304
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Spectrum 1962-00-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Doubleday Canada   $3.75  
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Spectrum 1962-12-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 68 5/9  
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Spectrum 1963-03-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Berkley Medallion F733 $0.50 190
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
Spectrum I 1964-00-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Pan Books M61 5/- 317
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
Spectrum I 1964-00-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Pan Books M61 5/- 317
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
The Case Against Tomorrow 1965-10-00 Frederik Pohl Ballantine Books U2175 $0.50 150
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
7 Science Fiction-Stories 1966-00-00 ed. Helmuth W. Mommers, Arnulf D. Krauß Heyne (Heyne-Anthologien #20) HA20   316
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 Atelier Heinrichs & Bachmann Checkmark
The Case Against Tomorrow 1970-06-00 Frederik Pohl Ballantine Books 01945 $0.75 150
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 Ian Robertson Checkmark
Nightmare Age 1970-10-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Ballantine Books 0-345-02044-8 $0.95 312
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 Peter Schaumann Checkmark
Nightmare Age 1970-10-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Ballantine Books 0-345-02044-8 C$0.95 312
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 Peter Schaumann Checkmark
Spectrum I 1971-00-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Pan Books 0-330-02711-5 £0.30 317
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
American Utopias: Selected Short Fiction 1971-00-00 ed. Arthur O. Lewis, Jr. Arno Press 0-405-03530-6   463
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Nightmare Age 1971-01-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Ballantine Books 02044 $0.95 312
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 Peter Schaumann Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two B: The Greatest Science Fiction Novellas of All Time Chosen by the Science Fiction Writres of America 1973-01-00 ed. Ben Bova Doubleday 0-385-05788-1 $9.95 xi+
466
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert Aulicino Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two B 1973-06-00 ed. Ben Bova Doubleday / SFBC 5715 $3.50 xi+
527
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert Aulicino Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Three 1974-04-00 ed. Ben Bova Gollancz 0-575-01738-4 £3.20 440
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IIB 1974-07-00 ed. Ben Bova Avon Books 0-380-00054-7 / 19729 $1.75 559
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
The Best of Frederik Pohl 1975-03-00 Frederik Pohl Nelson Doubleday / SFBC 6486 $2.49 306
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll John Berkey Checkmark
The Best of Frederik Pohl 1975-06-00 Frederik Pohl Ballantine Books 0-345-24507-5 $1.95 xvi+
363
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 Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Best of Frederik Pohl 1975-06-00 Frederik Pohl Ballantine Books 0-345-24507-5 C$1.95 xvi+
363
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 Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Best of Frederik Pohl 1976-04-00 Frederik Pohl Ballantine Books (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-24507-5 $1.95 xvi+
363
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 Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Best of Frederik Pohl 1976-12-00 Frederik Pohl Orbit / Futura 0-86007-916-3 £0.90 xvi+
363
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 Tony Roberts Checkmark
The Best of Frederik Pohl 1977-00-00 Frederik Pohl Taplinger 0-8008-0724-3 $9.95 306
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Rus Anderson  
Neutron Stars 1977-00-00 ed. Gregory Fitz Gerald Fawcett Gold Medal 0-449-13905-0 $1.95 480
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
The Best of Frederik Pohl 1977-01-00 Frederik Pohl Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-98341-8 £4.95 xvi+
363
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll David Hardy Checkmark
Galerij der Giganten 5 1978-00-00 ed. Ben Bova Elsevier (Elsevier SF) 90-10-02207-2   231
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
Urania #802 1979-09-23 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 802 900 Lit. 196
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  
Titan 14 1980-06-00 ed. Ben Bova, Wolfgang Jeschke Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3734) 3-453-30637-6 DM 4.80 173
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 Seven Deadly Sins of Science Fiction 1980-11-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Fawcett Crest 0-449-24349-4 $2.50 317
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 Jerome Podwil Checkmark
The Seven Deadly Sins of Science Fiction 1981-03-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Fawcett Crest / SFBC 5837 $2.98 ix+
269
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Larry Kresek Checkmark
Die besten Stories von Frederik Pohl 1981-08-00 Frederik Pohl Moewig (Playboy Science Fiction #6719) 3-8118-6719-9 DM 7.80 351
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 Azpiri Checkmark
The Seven Deadly Sins and Cardinal Virtues of Science Fiction 1982-00-00 Charles G. Waugh, Martin Harry Greenberg, Isaac Asimov Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-38595-3   317+
350
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IIB 1982-00-00 ed. Ben Bova Avon Books 0-380-00054-7 $3.95 559
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  
Midas World 1983-07-00 Frederik Pohl St. Martin's Press 0-312-53182-6 $12.95 276
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Paul Stinson Checkmark
Midas World 1983-10-00 Frederik Pohl Gollancz 0-575-03374-6 £7.95 276
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Galaktika 53: Tudományos-fantasztikus antológia 1984-00-00 ed. Kuczka Péter
Kozmosz Könyvek?Kozmosz Konyvek
  Ft 30 127
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
Midas World 1984-02-00 Frederik Pohl Tor 0-812-54925-2 $2.95 316
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 Alan Gutierrez Checkmark
Die 7 Todsünden der Science Fiction 1984-09-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Charles G. Waugh, Martin H. Greenberg Moewig (Playboy Science Fiction #6738) 3-8118-6738-5 DM 7.80 255
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.
anth Checkmark
Der Herr der Himmel 1984-09-00 Frederik Pohl Goldmann (Edition '84: Die positiven Utopien #10) 3-442-08410-5 DM 9.80 ii+
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 Klaus Holitzka Checkmark
Etoile Double #7 1984-09-00 ed. Robert Louit Denoël (Étoile Double #7) 2-207-34007-4 F19.00 152
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 Elrik Checkmark
Heyne Science Fiction Jahresband 1985 1985-05-00 ed. Wolfgang Jeschke Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #4183) 3-453-31160-4 DM 7.80 559
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 Tim White Checkmark
Midas World 1985-08-00 Frederik Pohl New English Library 0-450-05846-8 £2.25 276
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 Mammoth Book of Vintage Science Fiction: Short Novels of the 1950s 1990-07-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Robinson 1-85487-068-8 £4.99 [8]+
503
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 Peter Andrew Jones  
The Mammoth Book of Vintage Science Fiction: Short Novels of the 1950s 1990-11-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Carroll & Graf 0-88184-621-X $8.95 [8]+
503
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 Peter Andrew Jones Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two B: The Greatest Science Fiction Novellas of All Time Chosen by the Science Fiction Writres of America 2001-00-00 ed. Ben Bova The Easton Press     xi+
527
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
El color de los ojos del Neanderthal / La plaga de Midas 2003-10-00 ed. James Tiptree, Jr., Frederik Pohl Robel (El Doble de Ciencia Ficción #1) 84-96232-21-2 €9.00 236
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 Nacho Reina Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two B 2008-05-00 ed. Ben Bova Tor 978-0-7653-0532-9 $29.95 xi+
527
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Kenn Brown  
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two B 2010-02-00 ed. Ben Bova Orb 978-0-7653-0533-6 $18.99 xi+
527
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 Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IIB date unknown ed. Ben Bova Avon Books 0-380-00054-7 $1.95 559
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
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IIB date unknown ed. Ben Bova Avon Books 0-380-00054-7 $2.25 559
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
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IIB date unknown ed. Ben Bova Avon Books 0-380-42739-7 $2.50 559
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
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