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Title: Universe Title Record # 46412
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Date: 1941-05-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
Note: First published in 1941, this novelette was combined with its sequel, "Common Sense", in "Orphans of the Sky" (1963), a fixup novel.
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Other Titles

Translations Translated Serializations
Year Language Title
1979 German Das Universum
Year Language Title
1954 Italian Alla deriva nell'infinito (Part 1 of 6)
1954 Italian Alla deriva nell'infinito (Part 2 of 6)
1954 Italian Alla deriva nell'infinito (Part 3 of 6)
1954 Italian Alla deriva nell'infinito (Part 4 of 6)
1954 Italian Alla deriva nell'infinito (Part 5 of 6)
1954 Italian Alla deriva nell'infinito (Part 6 of 6)

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
Nominations Below Cutoff 2016 Retro Hugo Best Novella

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Astounding Science-Fiction, May 1941 1941-05-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.   $0.20 164
pulp?Magazine using the common pulp size: 6.5" by 9.5". For ISFDB purposes this may also be used as a designation for the quality of the paper. There are some untrimmed pulps that are as large as 8" by 11.75
mag Rogers Checkmark
The Best of Science Fiction 1946-02-11 ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers   $3.00 xxvii+
785
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert Josephy Checkmark
Universe 1951-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Dell 36 $0.10 64
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.
chap Robert Stanley Checkmark
I Romanzi di Urania #41 1954-04-20 ed. Giorgio Monicelli Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 41 130 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 Curt Caesar Checkmark
I Romanzi di Urania #42 1954-04-30 ed. Giorgio Monicelli Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 42 130 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 Curt Caesar Checkmark
I Romanzi di Urania #43 1954-05-10 ed. Giorgio Monicelli Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 43 130 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 Curt Caesar Checkmark
I Romanzi di Urania #44 1954-05-20 ed. Giorgio Monicelli Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 44 130 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 Curt Caesar Checkmark
I Romanzi di Urania #45 1954-05-30 ed. Giorgio Monicelli Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 45 130 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 Curt Caesar Checkmark
I Romanzi di Urania #46 1954-06-10 ed. Giorgio Monicelli Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 46 130 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 Curt Caesar Checkmark
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1959-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Gnome Press   $3.50 256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Walter Van der Poel Checkmark
Best of Science Fiction 1963-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers   $1.95 vii+
440
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
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two A: The Greatest Science Fiction Novellas of All Time Chosen by the Science Fiction Writres of America 1973-01-00 ed. Ben Bova Doubleday 0-385-04576-X $9.95 xi+
486
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert Aulicino Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two A 1973-05-00 ed. Ben Bova Doubleday / SFBC 5685 $3.50 xi+
529
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert Aulicino Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two 1973-09-13 ed. Ben Bova Gollancz 0-575-01735-X   ix+
422
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IIA 1974-06-00 ed. Ben Bova Avon 0-380-00038-5 $1.75 572
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 IIA 1974-06-00 ed. Ben Bova Avon 0-380-00038-5 C$1.75 572
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
Science Fiction Hall of Fame: The Novellas, Book 2 1975-00-00 ed. Ben Bova Sphere Books 0-7221-1802-3 0.55 188
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 Eddie Jones Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IIA 1975-00-00 ed. Ben Bova Avon 25353 $1.95 572
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 IIA 1976-00-00 ed. Ben Bova Avon 0-380-00038-5 $2.25 572
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  
Titan 10 1979-02-00 ed. Ben Bova, Wolfgang Jeschke Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3633) 3-453-30545-0 DM 3.80 176
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.
anth George Jones Checkmark
The Golden Age of Science Fiction 1980-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-33486-0   xxvii+
785
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Ray Yeldham Checkmark
Silent Thunder / Universe 1991-07-00 Robert A. Heinlein, Dean Ing Tor (Tor Double #35) 0-812-50265-5 $3.99 220
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 Joe DeVito Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two A: 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+
529
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two A 2004-12-00 ed. Ben Bova Tor 0-765-30534-8 $29.95 529
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Off the Main Sequence: The Other Science Fiction Stories of Robert A. Heinlein 2005-10-00 Robert A. Heinlein Science Fiction Book Club 1-58288-184-7 / 1196119 $15.99 xxiv+
738
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bruce Jensen Checkmark
The Future History of Robert Heinlein: Volume II 2010-02-00 Robert A. Heinlein The Virginia Edition (The Virginia Edition #23) 978-1-897350-34-8   vii+
536
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow 2014-02-27 Robert A. Heinlein Gollancz (SF Gateway Omnibus) 978-0-575-12086-0 18.99 xv+
793
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 Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow 2014-03-27 Robert A. Heinlein Gateway / Orion (SF Gateway Omnibus) 978-1-4732-0200-9 9.49  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IIA date unknown ed. Ben Bova Avon 0-380-00038-5 $3.95 572
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 IIA date unknown ed. Ben Bova Avon 0-380-00038-5 $2.25 572
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 IIA date unknown ed. Ben Bova Avon 0-380-00038-5 $2.25 572
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 Two A date unknown ed. Ben Bova Tor 0-765-30534-8 $29.95 529
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Best of Science Fiction date unknown ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers   $3.50 xxvii+
785
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert Josephy Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IIA date unknown ed. Ben Bova Avon 0-380-46292-3 $2.50 572
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 Two date unknown ed. Ben Bova Gollancz Readers Union     ix+
422
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
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