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Title: The Only Neat Thing to Do Title Record # 48424
Author: James Tiptree, Jr.
Date: 1985-10-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novella
Series: Rift
Language: English
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1985 First Tale: The Only Neat Thing to Do
Year Language Title
1986Translated by Marie-Christine Guérin-Jodin
French La seule chose à faire [as by James Tiptree]
1987Translated by 浅倉久志 (Hisashi Asakura)
Japanese
たったひとつの冴えたやりかた?たったひとつのさえたやりかた
Tatta Hitotsu no Saeta Yarikata
[as by
ジェイムズ・ティプトリー・ジュニア?Jeimuzu Tiputorī Junia
Jeimuzu Tiputorii Junia
]
1987 Italian L'unica cosa sana da fare
2014Translated by Frank Böhmert
German Das einzig Vernünftige

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
Win 1986 SF Chronicle Novella
1 1986 Locus Best Novella
3 1986 Hugo Best Novella
Nomination 1986 Nebula Novella
Win (as
たったひとつの冴えたやりかた?たったひとつのさえたやりかた
Tatta Hitotsu no Saeta Yarikata
)
1988 Seiun Best Translated Short Story

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, October 1985 1985-10-00 ed. Edward L. Ferman Mercury Press, Inc.   $1.75 164
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 Wayne Barlowe Checkmark
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection 1986-04-00 ed. Gardner Dozois Bluejay Books 0-312-94487-X $10.95 624
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.
anth Thomas Kidd Checkmark
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection 1986-04-00 ed. Gardner Dozois Bluejay Books 0-312-94486-1 $19.95 624
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Thomas Kidd Checkmark
Fiction, #373 1986-04-00 ed. Editors of Fiction OPTA   F32.00 196
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 Michel Borderie Checkmark
The Starry Rift 1986-07-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Tor 0-312-93744-X $14.95 250
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Dave Archer Checkmark
Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year #15 1986-08-00 ed. Terry Carr Tor 0-812-53267-8 $3.50 379
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 Ron Walotsky Checkmark
The Starry Rift 1986-10-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Tor / SFBC 10090 $4.98 183
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Dave Archer Checkmark
Best SF of the Year 15 1986-10-00 ed. Terry Carr Gollancz 0-575-03912-4 £10.95 365
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth David Jackson Checkmark
Best SF of the Year 15 1986-10-00 ed. Terry Carr Gollancz 0-575-03913-2 £3.95 365
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 David Jackson Checkmark
The Year's Best Science Fiction, Third Annual Collection 1986-11-00 ed. Gardner Dozois Bluejay Books / SFBC 10323 $9.98 626
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Tom Kidd Checkmark
S-Fマガジン 1987年01月号, #347?Esu-Efu Magajin 1987-nen 01-gatsu Gō, #347
Esu-Efu Magajin 1987-nen 01-gatsu Gou, #347
S-F Magajin 1987-nen 01-gatsu Gō, #347
S-F Magajin 1987-nen 01-gatsu Gou, #347
1987-01-00 ed.
今岡清?いまおかきよし
Kiyoshi Imaoka
早川書房?Hayakawa Shobō
Hayakawa Shobo
はやかわしょぼう
ハヤカワショボウ
     
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  
Il fiume delle stelle 1987-10-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Altri Mondi #9) 88-04-30616-5 18,000 Lit 252
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Karel Thole  
The Starry Rift 1988-08-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Sphere Books 0-7474-0089-X £2.99 250
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 Dave Archer Checkmark
The Starry Rift 1989-03-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Tor 0-812-55627-5 $3.95 250
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 Dave Archer  
The Starry Rift 1989-03-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Tor 0-812-55627-5 $4.50 250
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 Dave Archer Checkmark
The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy 2004-07-00 ed. Charles N. Brown, Jonathan Strahan Eos / HarperCollins 0-06-059426-8 $15.95 xiii+
512+
[2]
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 Michael Whelan Checkmark
The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Fantasy and Science Fiction 2004-07-00 ed. Charles N. Brown, Jonathan Strahan Voyager / HarperCollins (Australia) 0-7322-7872-4 A$32.95 xiii+
559+
[2]
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 Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Fantasy and Science Fiction 2005-07-00 ed. Charles N. Brown, Jonathan Strahan Voyager / HarperCollins (Australia) 0-7322-7873-2 A$19.95 xvi+
677
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  
Sternengraben 2014-10-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Septime (James Tiptree, Jr.: Sämtliche Erzählungen #6) 978-3-902711-29-8 €22.90 333+
[1]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Jürgen Schütz Checkmark
The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy date unknown ed. Charles N. Brown, Jonathan Strahan Eos / HarperCollins 0-06-059426-8 $15.95 xiii+
514
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 Michael Whelan Checkmark
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