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Title: Flight into Yesterday Title Record # 4862
Author: Charles L. Harness
Date: 1953-00-00
Type: NOVEL
Language: English
Note: According to "The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction", the magazine version was expanded for book publication. Charles L. Harness made the following comment about this work's title in the preface for Station Ganymede
Donald Wollheim did me a big favor in providing a good title for my first novel. As submitted to Startling Stories I called it “Toynbee 22.” Sam Merwin objected to that, he said nobody would understand it, and he published the story as “Flight into Yesterday.” Several years later Donald brought it out as a paperback as The Paradox Men. Even more incomprehensible, but it turned out to be irresistible, and I've stayed with it for all subsequent editions.
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Year Title
1953The following is stated in the preface which Charles L. Harness wrote for Station Ganymede
Donald Wollheim did me a big favor in providing a good title for my first novel. As submitted to Startling Stories I called it “Tonybee 22.” Sam Merwin objected to that, he said nobody would understand it, and he published the story as “Flight into Yesterday.” Several years later Donald brought it out as a paperback as The Paradox Men. Even more incomprehensible, but it turned out to be irresistible, and I've stayed with it for all subsequent editions.
Also note that the following unattributed note was in the ISFDB record for this title - “Expansion of "Flight into Yesterday", first published in Startling Stories (May 1949).” Thus it's not known if the novel is just a republication (as Harness implies) or an expansion of the magazine story.
The Paradox Men
Year Language Title
1977Translated by Michel Deutsch
French Vol vers hier
1978 Dutch Op Drift in Paradoxen [as by Charles Harness]
1981 German Der Mann ohne Vergangenheit
1988 Italian Paradosso cosmico
Year Title
1949 Flight into Yesterday (Complete Novel)
Year Language Title
1970 Italian Paradosso cosmico (Complete Novel) [as by C. L. Harness]

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Startling Stories, May 1949 1949-05-00 ed. Sam Merwin, Jr. Better Publications, Inc.   $0.25 164
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 Earle Bergey Checkmark
Flight into Yesterday 1953-00-00 Charles L. Harness Bouregy & Curl   $2.75 256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Ric Binkley  
The Paradox Men / Dome Around America 1955-00-00 Charles L. Harness, Jack Williamson Ace Books (Ace Double #D-118) D-118 $0.35 187+
133
dos?Dos-a-dos or tete-beche formatted paperback books, such as Ace Doubles and Capra Press back-to-back books.
omni Richard Powers , Ed Valigursky Checkmark
The Paradox Men 1964-00-00 Charles L. Harness Faber and Faber   18/- 246
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
The Paradox Men 1966-00-00 Charles L. Harness Queenswood   C$3.95 256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
The Paradox Men 1966-03-00 Charles L. Harness The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 107   256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel John Griffiths Checkmark
The Paradox Men 1967-03-00 Charles L. Harness Four Square Books 1769 3/6 158
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.
novel Checkmark
Urania #552 1970-11-01 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 552 300 Lit 168
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 Checkmark
The Paradox Men 1976-06-00 Charles L. Harness New English Library (NEL SF Master Series) 0-450-02996-4 £0.60 159
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.
novel Gordon C. Davies Checkmark
Vol vers hier 1977-02-00 Charles L. Harness Casterman (Autres temps, autres mondes) 2-203-22705-2   227
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.
novel Jean-Yves Herbin Checkmark
SF 130 GTX de Luxe 1978-01-00 Lloyd Biggle, Charles Harness, Keith Laumer Meulenhoff (M=SF #130) 90-290-0787-7   531
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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
Der Mann ohne Vergangenheit 1981-09-00 Charles L. Harness Moewig (Moewig Science Fiction #3541) 3-8118-3541-6 DM 5.80 187
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.
novel Checkmark
Urania #900 1981-09-06 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 900 1,500 Lit 178
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  
The Paradox Men 1984-11-00 Charles L. Harness Crown Publishers (Classics of Modern Science Fiction #7) 0-517-55433-X $8.95 xv+
205
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Michael Booth Checkmark
Paradosso cosmico 1988-03-00 Charles L. Harness Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Classici Urania #132)   4,500 Lit 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.
novel Vicente Segrelles  
The Paradox Men 1992-09-00 Charles L. Harness The Easton Press (The Masterpieces of Science Fiction)     xi+
212
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
Rings 1999-12-00 Charles L. Harness NESFA Press 1-886778-16-7 $25.00 597
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Jane Dennis Checkmark
Paradosso cosmico 2012-04-00 Charles L. Harness Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Urania Collezione #111) 111 €5.90 266
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.
novel Franco Brambilla  
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