Title: By His Bootstraps

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Title: By His Bootstraps ISFDB Title Record # 46440
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Year: 1941
Type: SHORTFICTION
Storylen: novella
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Synopsis: Bob Wilson, while working on his thesis, is visited by "Joe" who appears in his room via a Time Gate. Joe is insistent that Bob go through the Time Gate, and when he refuses, Joe helps him through the Gate himself. When he awakens, he finds himself with Diktor, at least 20,000 years in the future.
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Nominations Below Cutoff 2016 Retro Hugo Best Novella

Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Astounding Science-Fiction, October 1941 Oct 1941 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.   $0.20 164 pulp mag Rogers Checkmark
Adventures in Time and Space Aug 1946 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Random House   $2.95 xv+
997
hc anth George Salter Checkmark
Adventures in Time and Space 1946 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Random House   $2.95 xv+
997
hc anth George Salter Checkmark
The Giant Anthology of Science Fiction 1954 ed. Leo Margulies, Oscar J. Friend Merlin Press   $3.95 580 hc anth Checkmark
Famous Science-Fiction Stories: Adventures in Time and Space 1957 ed. J. Francis McComas, Raymond J. Healy Modern Library (Modern Library Giant #31) #G31 $2.95 997 hc anth Salter Checkmark
Famous Science-Fiction Stories: Adventures in Time and Space 1957 ed. J. Francis McComas, Raymond J. Healy Random House   C$3.45 997 hc anth  
Race to the Stars Oct 1958 ed. Leo Margulies, Oscar J. Friend Crest Books / Fawcett Publications #s245 $0.35 224 pb anth Stanley Meltzoff Checkmark
The Menace from Earth 1959 Robert A. Heinlein Ambassador   C$3.95 255 hc coll  
The Menace from Earth 1959 Robert A. Heinlein Gnome Press   $3.50 255 hc coll Checkmark
Spectrum Sep 1961 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Gollancz   18/- 304 hc anth  
The Menace from Earth Apr 1962 Robert A. Heinlein Signet #D2105 $0.50 189 pb coll Checkmark
Spectrum Dec 1962 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) #68 5/9   hc anth  
Spectrum 1962 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Harcourt, Brace & World   $4.50 304 hc anth Checkmark
Spectrum 1962 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Doubleday Canada   $3.75   hc anth  
Roboter 1962 ed. Peter Naujack Diogenes   DM 20.80 383 hc anth  
Spectrum Mar 1963 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Berkley Medallion #F733 $0.50 190 pb anth Richard Powers Checkmark
The Menace from Earth Oct 1964 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library #D2105 $0.50 189 pb coll Checkmark
The Menace from Earth Oct 1964 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library of Canada #D2105 C$0.50 189 pb coll Checkmark
Spectrum I 1964 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Pan Books #M61 5/- 317 pb anth Checkmark
Spectrum I 1964 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Pan Books #M61 5/- 317 pb anth Checkmark
Science Fiction Verhalen 2 1964 Robert Heinlein Het Spectrum (Prisma #982) #982 ƒ1.50 192 pb coll Checkmark
Gamma #1 Oct 1965 ed. Valentino De Carlo Edizioni Gamma (Italy) # 1 500 Lit 112 digest mag Checkmark
The Menace from Earth 1966 Robert A. Heinlein Dennis Dobson   21/- 255 hc coll  
The Menace from Earth 1968 Robert A. Heinlein Corgi 0-552-07860-3 3/6 189 pb coll Josh Kirby Checkmark
The Menace from Earth Jul 1970 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library of Canada #T4306 C$0.75 189 pb coll Gene Szafran Checkmark
Spectrum I 1971 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Pan Books 0-330-02711-5 £0.30 317 pb anth Checkmark
The Menace from Earth 1971 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library #T4306 $0.75 189 pb coll Gene Szafran Checkmark
The Astounding-Analog Reader, Volume 1 1972 ed. Harry Harrison, Brian W. Aldiss Doubleday 0-385-02334-0 $7.95 xvi+
530
hc anth  
The Menace from Earth Oct 1973 Robert A. Heinlein Corgi (Corgi SF Collector's Library) 0-552-09334-3 £ 189 pb coll  
The Astounding-Analog Reader, Book 1 Oct 1973 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Sphere 0-7221-4362-1 £0.40 291 pb anth Checkmark
Alfa Twee: Veertien SF-Verhalen 1974 ed. Warner Flamen Meulenhoff (M=SF #81) 90-290-0488-6   336 pb anth Chris Foss Checkmark
The Menace from Earth Jun 1975 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library #Y6383 $1.25 189 pb coll Gene Szafran  
Adventures in Time and Space Aug 1975 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Ballantine Books 0-345-25374-4 $4.95 997 tp anth Checkmark
Adventures in Time and Space Mar 1978 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27747-3 $6.95 xv+
997
tp anth Checkmark
Classic Science Fiction: The First Golden Age Oct 1978 ed. Terry Carr Harper & Row 0-06-010634-4 $14.95 viii+
445
hc anth  
Adventures in Time and Space Dec 1978 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-28925-0 $9.95 997 tp anth  
De Beste Science Fiction Verhalen van Meulenhoff 1978 ed. Mark Carpentier Alting Meulenhoff (M=SF #141) 90-290-0549-1   385 tp anth Chris Foss Checkmark
The Menace from Earth Jul 1979 Robert A. Heinlein Signet 0-451-08768-2 $1.75 189 pb coll Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
Adventures in Time and Space Dec 1979 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27747-3 $9.95 997 tp anth Checkmark
Classic Science Fiction: The First Golden Age 1979 ed. Terry Carr BCA - Book Club Associates #CN6459   445 hc anth Checkmark
The Menace from Earth 1979 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library 0-451-08768-2 $1.75 189 pb coll Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
The Menace from Earth 1979 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library of Canada 0-451-08768-2 C$1.95 189 pb coll Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
The Arbor House Treasury of Great Science Fiction Short Novels Nov 1980 ed. Robert Silverberg, Martin H. Greenberg Priam Books / Arbor House 0-87795-295-7 $9.95 x+
768
tp anth  
The Arbor House Treasury of Great Science Fiction Short Novels Dec 1980 ed. Robert Silverberg, Martin H. Greenberg Arbor House 0-87795-295-7 $19.95 x+
768
hc anth Antler & Baldwin, Inc. Checkmark
The Menace from Earth 1980 Robert A. Heinlein Corgi 0-552-11332-8 £0.95 189 pb coll Peter Jones  
Die besten Science Fiction Geschichten 1980 ed. Peter Naujack Diogenes (Diogenes Sonderbände #905) 3-257-00905-4   362 hc anth Peter Neugebauer Checkmark
Le livre d'or de la Science-Fiction : Robert Heinlein Feb 1981 Robert Heinlein Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5102) 2-266-00985-0   353 pb coll Marcel Laverdet Checkmark
The Arbor House Treasury of Great Science Fiction Short Novels May 1981 ed. Robert Silverberg, Martin H. Greenberg Arbor House / SFBC #5754 $6.98 753 hc anth Antler & Baldwin, Inc. Checkmark
Die Vierziger Jahre I Oct 1982 ed. Hans Joachim Alpers, Werner Fuchs Hohenheim (Edition SF im Hohenheim Verlag) 3-8147-0027-9 DM 32.00 402 hc anth Oliviero Berni Checkmark
The Menace from Earth 1983 Robert A. Heinlein Corgi 0-552-09334-3 £1.75 189 pb coll Checkmark
The Menace from Earth May 1987 Robert A. Heinlein Baen 0-671-65640-6 C$4.50 271 pb coll John Melo Checkmark
The Menace from Earth May 1987 Robert A. Heinlein Baen 0-671-65640-6 $3.50 271 pb coll John Melo Checkmark
Worlds Imagined Apr 1989 ed. Robert Silverberg, Martin H. Greenberg Avenel Books 0-517-68029-7 $8.98 x+
704
hc anth Checkmark
Longue vie Jun 1989 Robert Heinlein Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5102) 2-266-00985-0   354 pb coll J. P. Ferté Checkmark
Mega SF Jun 1990 ed. Meulenhoff Redactie Meulenhoff (M=SF #285) 90-290-4468-3   224 tp anth Peter A. Jones Checkmark
Adventures in Time and Space Aug 1990 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Random House / SFBC #17325 $14.98 1004 hc anth Gary D. Lang Checkmark
The Menace from Earth Feb 1999 Robert A. Heinlein Baen 0-671-57802-2 $6.99 271 pb coll Checkmark
Adventures in Time and Space Nov 2001 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-2214-6 $17.99 1004 hc anth Gary D. Lang  
Off the Main Sequence: The Other Science Fiction Stories of Robert A. Heinlein Oct 2005 Robert A. Heinlein Science Fiction Book Club 1-58288-184-7   xxiv+
738
hc coll Bruce Jensen Checkmark
Creating a Genre Nov 2010 Robert A. Heinlein The Virginia Edition (The Virginia Edition #32) 978-1-897350-38-6   v+
424
hc coll Checkmark
The Menace from Earth date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Signet 0-451-09870-6 $2.25 189 pb coll Vincent Di Fate  
The Menace from Earth date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Signet 0-451-12742-0 $2.50 189 pb coll Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
The Menace from Earth date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library #Y6383 $1.25 189 pb coll Gene Szafran Checkmark
The Menace from Earth date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library #Y6383 $1.25 189 pb coll Gene Szafran Checkmark

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