Title: The Twonky

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Title: The Twonky Title Record # 46579
Authors: Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore
Date: 1942-09-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1942 The Twonky [as by Lewis Padgett]
1942 The Twonky [as by Henry Kuttner]
Year Language Title
1957Translated by P. J. Verhoeff
Dutch Radio [as by Lewis Padgett]
1961Translated by P. J. Izabelle Uncredited translation in GASF.
French Le Twonky
1970 German Der Twonky [as by Henry Kuttner]
1971 Italian Il twonky
1973Translated by Léon Thoorens
French Le Twonky [as by Lewis Padgett]
1976Translated by Pon Ruiter
Dutch De Twonky
1979Translated by Arturo Casals.
Spanish El twonky [as by Henry Kuttner]
1980Translated by Božidar Stančić
Croatian Tvonki [as by Henry Kuttner]
1997Translator: Erik Simon
German Der Twonky [as by Henry Kuttner]

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
Finalists 2018 Retro Hugo Best Short Story

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Astounding Science-Fiction, September 1942 1942-09-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.   $0.25 132
bedsheet?8.5" by 11.25" magazines, e.g. early issues of Amazing; or the 1942-43 issues of Astounding.
mag William Timmins Checkmark
Adventures in Time and Space 1946-00-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Random House   $2.95 xv+
997
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth George Salter Checkmark
Adventures in Time and Space 1946-08-26 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Random House   $2.95 xv+
997
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth George Salter Checkmark
A Gnome There Was and Other Tales of Science Fiction and Fantasy 1950-00-00 Lewis Padgett Simon & Schuster   $2.50 276
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Edd Cartier , K Chester Checkmark
Adventures in Time and Space 1952-00-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Grayson & Grayson   9/6 327
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Mudge-Marriott Checkmark
Adventures in Time and Space 1953-00-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Random House     xv+
824
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Line to Tomorrow 1954-08-00 Lewis Padgett Bantam Books 1251 $0.25 184
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 Mitchell Hooks Checkmark
Famous Science-Fiction Stories: Adventures in Time and Space 1957-00-00 ed. J. Francis McComas, Raymond J. Healy Modern Library (Modern Library Giant #31) G31 $2.95 997
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Salter Checkmark
Famous Science-Fiction Stories: Adventures in Time and Space 1957-00-00 ed. J. Francis McComas, Raymond J. Healy Random House   C$3.45 997
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Sprong in Ruimte en Tijd 1957-00-00 ed. A. de Bruijn, A. van der Hoek Andries Blitz   ƒ4.50 174
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Nita Veeren Checkmark
Déja demain 1961-10-00 C. L. Moore, Henry Kuttner Gallimard (Le Rayon Fantastique #89)     249
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 Best of Kuttner 2 1966-05-00 Henry Kuttner Mayflower-Dell 0547 5/- 288
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 Jacks Checkmark
Men and Machines 1968-09-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Meredith Press   $4.95 xii+
240
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Barry Martin Checkmark
Men and Machines 1970-00-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Award Books A765N $0.95 219
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 Kuttner 2 1970-00-00 Henry Kuttner Mayflower      
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 Josh Kirby  
Gespräch aus der Zukunft und andere Stories 1970-09-25 Henry Kuttner Moewig (Terra Nova #143) TN143 DM 1.00 66
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".
coll Karl Stephan Checkmark
Il twonky, il tempo e la follia 1971-11-00 Henry Kuttner, C. L. Moore Casa Editrice La Tribuna (Science Fiction Book Club (Italy) #41) SFBC 41 1,000 Lit 294
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 Antonio Atza Checkmark
Déjà demain 1972-09-28 Henry Kuttner, C. L. Moore Denoël (Présence du Futur #153-154)     281
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
Des hommes et des machines 1973-00-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Marabout (Bibliothèque Marabout - Science Fiction #434)     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.
anth Checkmark
Histoires de machines 1974-10-25 ed. Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein, Jacques Goimard Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3768) 2-253-00609-2   414
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 Pierre Faucheux Checkmark
Histoires de machines 1975-00-00 ed. Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein, Jacques Goimard Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3768) 2-253-00609-2   414
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 Pierre Faucheux Checkmark
The Best of Henry Kuttner 1975-02-00 Henry Kuttner Nelson Doubleday / SFBC 6457 $2.49 xii+
338
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Larry Kresek Checkmark
The Best of Henry Kuttner 1975-04-00 Henry Kuttner Ballantine Books (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-24415-X $1.95 xv+
398
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 Henry Kuttner 1975-04-00 Henry Kuttner Ballantine Books 0-345-24415-X C$1.95 xv+
398
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
Adventures in Time and Space 1975-08-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Ballantine Books 0-345-25374-4 $4.95 [xvii]+
997
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
De Trotse Robot en Andere SF-Verhalen 1976-00-00 Henry Kuttner Meulenhoff (M=SF #103) 90-290-0712-5   345
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 Joseph Lombardero Checkmark
Histoires de machines 1976-00-00 ed. Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein, Jacques Goimard Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3768) 2-253-00609-2   414
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 Pierre Faucheux Checkmark
Souls in Metal 1977-02-00 ed. Mike Ashley Robert Hale 0-7091-5891-2 £3.50 207
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Souls in Metal 1977-06-00 ed. Mike Ashley St. Martin's Press 0-7091-5891-2 $6.95 207
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Kayta Koutrouboussis Checkmark
Adventures in Time and Space 1978-03-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27747-3 $6.95 xv+
997
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
Souls in Metal: An Anthology of Robot Futures 1978-06-00 ed. Mike Ashley Jove / HBJ 0-515-04546-2 $1.75 189
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
Classic Science Fiction: The First Golden Age 1978-10-00 ed. Terry Carr Harper & Row 0-06-010634-4 $14.95 viii+
445
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Irving Freeman Checkmark
Adventures in Time and Space 1978-12-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-28925-0 $9.95 997
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  
Classic Science Fiction: The First Golden Age 1979-00-00 ed. Terry Carr BCA - Book Club Associates CN6459   445
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Lo mejor de Henry Kuttner I 1979-00-00 Henry Kuttner Edhasa (Nebulae (2ª época) #38) 84-350-0268-3   208
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  
Adventures in Time and Space 1979-12-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27747-3 $9.95 997
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
Sirius, #43 1980-01-05 ed.
Borivoj Jurković?Borivoj Jurkovic
Borivoj Jurkovich
Vjesnik   20 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 Esteban Maroto Checkmark
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 4, 1942 1980-10-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #405) 0-87997-570-9 $2.50 448
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 Antonio Bernal Checkmark
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 4, 1942 1980-10-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books / New American Library of Canada 0-87997-570-9 C$2.75 448
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 Antonio Bernal Checkmark
Isaac Asimov Presents The Golden Years of Science Fiction: 2nd Series 1983-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-41367-1   723
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Histoires de machines 1985-01-00 ed. Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein, Jacques Goimard Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3768) 2-253-00609-2   414
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 Manchu Checkmark
Adventures in Time and Space 1990-08-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Random House / SFBC 17325 $14.98 1004
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Gary D. Lang Checkmark
The Wizards of Odd: Comic Tales of Fantasy 1996-03-00 ed. Peter Haining Souvenir Press 0-285-63308-2 £15.99 300
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Josh Kirby  
The Wizards of Odd 1997-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Legend 0-09-917442-1 £4.99 300
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 Josh Kirby Checkmark
Gefährliche Possen 1997-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #5909) 3-453-13343-9 DM 14.90 444
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 Josh Kirby Checkmark
Tales in Time 1997-04-01 ed. Peter Crowther White Wolf Publishing 1-56504-989-6 $12.99 284
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 Wizards of Odd 1997-11-00 ed. Peter Haining Ace Books 0-441-00487-3 $6.50 347
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 Walter Velez Checkmark
Science-Fiction Classics: The Stories That Morphed Into Movies 1999-08-00 ed. Forrest J. Ackerman TV Books 1-57500-040-7 $15.95 446
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 Joe Gannon Checkmark
Adventures in Time and Space 2001-11-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-2214-6 / 05417 $17.99 1004
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Gary D. Lang  
Two-Handed Engine 2005-07-00 Henry Kuttner, C. L. Moore Centipede Press 0-9712051-3-2 $225.00 914
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Two-Handed Engine: The Selected Stories of Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore 2006-05-00 Henry Kuttner, C. L. Moore Centipede Press / SFBC 0-7394-6810-3 / 1210833 $14.99 913
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Richard Powers Checkmark
The Last Mimzy: Stories 2007-03-00 Henry Kuttner Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-49755-4 $13.95 xii+
338
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 Checkmark
Men and Machines 2009-03-05 ed. Robert Silverberg Wildside Press 978-1-4344-5499-7 $14.99 256
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  
Fury / Mutant / The Best of Henry Kuttner 2013-12-19 Henry Kuttner Gollancz (SF Gateway Omnibus) 978-0-575-12886-6 £18.99 xi+
624
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.
omni Guy Warley Checkmark
Fury / Mutant / The Best of Henry Kuttner 2013-12-19 Henry Kuttner Gateway / Orion (SF Gateway Omnibus) 978-1-4732-0199-6 £9.49  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
omni  
The Best of Henry Kuttner 2014-08-17 Henry Kuttner Diversion Books 978-1-62681-321-2    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Men and Machines date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Hawthorn Books     xii+
240
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Barry Martin Checkmark
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