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Title: The Last Answer Title Record # 49748
Author: Isaac Asimov
Date: 1980-01-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1981Translator: Tony Westermayr
German Die letzte Antwort
1984Translated by Tony Westermayr
German Dumm gefragt ...
1984Translated by Bodo Baumann
German Die letzte Antwort
1984 Italian L'ultima Risposta
1985Translated by Monique Lebailly
French La dernière réponse
1987 Dutch Het Laatste Antwoord

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
5 1981 Locus Best Short Story

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, January 1980 1980-01-00 ed. Stanley Schmidt Condé Nast   $1.25 180
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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
Microcosmic Tales 1980-09-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander Taplinger 0-8008-5238-9 $12.95 [15]+
325
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Ivy Strick Checkmark
Three Science Fiction Tales 1981-00-00 Isaac Asimov Targ Editions     18
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Tenth Annual Collection 1981-08-00 ed. Gardner Dozois E. P. Dutton 0-525-06499-0 $12.50 xxx+
225
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Mark Rubin Checkmark
Tor zu den Sternen 1981-11-00 ed. Peter Wilfert Goldmann (Goldmann Science Fiction #23400) 3-442-23400-X DM 19.80 205+
[48]
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 Jürgen F. Rogner Checkmark
Tor zu den Sternen 1982-00-00 ed. Peter Wilfert Bertelsmann 04700   207+
[48]
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 Winds of Change and Other Stories 1983-03-00 Isaac Asimov Doubleday 0-385-18099-3 $15.95 xiii+
269
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Kiyoshi Kanai Checkmark
The Winds of Change and Other Stories 1983-10-00 Isaac Asimov Doubleday / SFBC 2883 $3.98 269
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Kiyoshi Kanai Checkmark
The Winds of Change and Other Stories 1984-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther 0-586-05743-9 £1.95 330
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 Chris Foss Checkmark
The Winds of Change and Other Stories 1984-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther 0-586-05743-9 £1.95 330
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 Chris Foss Checkmark
Feuerwerk der Science Fiction: Hundert utopische Geschichten 1984-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander Bertelsmann (Science Fiction & Fantasy Club) 01680 8   303
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Chris Foss Checkmark
The Winds of Change ... and Other Stories 1984-01-00 Isaac Asimov Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-31188-4 $2.95 ix+
277
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 Don Dixon Checkmark
The Winds of Change ... and Other Stories 1984-01-00 Isaac Asimov Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-31188-4 C$3.75 ix+
277
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 Don Dixon Checkmark
Wenn der Wind sich dreht 1984-06-00 Isaac Asimov Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Lübbe Paperback #28119) 3-404-28119-5 DM 19.80 331
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
Feuerwerk der SF 1984-07-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander Goldmann (Edition '84: Die positiven Utopien #8) 3-442-08408-3 DM 14.80 362
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 Klaus Holitzka Checkmark
Urania #986 1984-12-23 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 986 2,500 Lit 222
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 Giuseppe Festino  
The Winds of Change and Other Stories 1985-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther 0-586-05743-9 £2.50 330
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 Chris Foss Checkmark
Au prix du papyrus 1985-01-00 Isaac Asimov Denoël (Présence du Futur #395) 2-207-30395-0   211
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 Georges Raimondo Checkmark
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov 1986-08-00 Isaac Asimov Doubleday 0-385-19782-9 $17.95 xiv+
320
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Robert Aulicino Checkmark
Robot Dreams 1986-11-00 Isaac Asimov Berkley Books (Masterworks of Science Fiction and Fantasy (Byron Preiss)) 0-425-09345-X $7.95 349
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 Ralph McQuarrie Checkmark
Een Robot Droomt 1987-00-00 Isaac Asimov Bruna 90-229-7756-0   357
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 Ralph McQuarrie  
Wenn der Wind sich dreht 1987-03-00 Isaac Asimov Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Abenteuer #23066) 3-404-23066-3 DM 10.00 398
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 Tim White Checkmark
Die Zukunft spinnt 1987-03-00 ed.
Michael Görden?Michael Goerden
Goldmann (Goldmann Science Fiction #23499) 3-442-23499-9 DM 12.00 412
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 Carl Lundgren Checkmark
Le migliori opere di fantascienza 1987-06-00 Isaac Asimov Editrice Nord (Cosmo Serie Oro. Classici della Narrativa di Fantascienza #84)   12,000 Lit iv+
352
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 Les Edwards  
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov 1988-00-00 Isaac Asimov Grafton 0-586-07498-8 £3.50 xiv+
320
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 Chris Foss  
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov 1988-02-00 Isaac Asimov Signet / New American Library 0-451-15196-8 / AE5196 $3.95 379
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.
coll  
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov 1988-02-00 Isaac Asimov Signet / New American Library of Canada 0-451-15196-8 / AE5196 C$4.95 379
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.
coll Checkmark
Roboterträume 1988-02-00 Isaac Asimov Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Lübbe Paperback #28162) 3-404-28162-4 DM 19.80 413
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 Ralph McQuarrie Checkmark
Robot Dreams 1988-05-00 Isaac Asimov VGSF / Gollancz 0-575-04254-0 £3.95 349
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  
Le robot qui rêvait 1988-05-16 Isaac Asimov J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #2388) 2-277-22388-3   510
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 Philippe Caza Checkmark
Robot Dreams 1989-00-00 Isaac Asimov VGSF 0-575-04565-5 £3.50 474
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 Ralph McQuarrie Checkmark
The Winds of Change ... and Other Stories 1989-00-00 Isaac Asimov Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-31188-4 $4.95 ix+
277
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 Don Dixon  
Wenn der Wind sich dreht 1989-06-00 Isaac Asimov Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Abenteuer #23066) 3-404-23066-3 DM 10.00 398
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 Tim White Checkmark
The Winds of Change and Other Stories 1990-00-00 Isaac Asimov Grafton 0-586-05743-9 £3.50 330
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 Chris Foss Checkmark
Een Robot Droomt 1990-00-00 Isaac Asimov Bruna 90-229-7756-0   357
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 Ralph McQuarrie Checkmark
Robot Dreams 1990-06-00 Isaac Asimov Ace Books 0-441-73154-6 $4.95 xvi+
384
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 Ralph McQuarrie  
Microcosmic Tales 1992-06-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander DAW Books (DAW Collectors #883) 0-88677-532-9 $4.99 xxi+
330
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 Jim Burns Checkmark
La pierre parlante et autres nouvelles 1996-07-00 Isaac Asimov Librio (Librio #129) 2-277-30129-9 F10.00 91
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 Joe DeVito Checkmark
La pierre parlante et autres nouvelles 1997-01-00 Isaac Asimov Librio (Librio #129) 2-277-30129-9 F10.00 91
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 Joe DeVito Checkmark
La pierre parlante et autres nouvelles 1997-11-00 Isaac Asimov Librio (Librio #129) 2-277-30129-9 F10.00 91
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 Joe DeVito Checkmark
La pierre parlante et autres nouvelles 1999-01-00 Isaac Asimov Librio (Librio #129) 2-277-30129-9 F10.00 91
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 Joe DeVito Checkmark
La pierre parlante et autres nouvelles 2002-10-00 Isaac Asimov Librio (Librio #129) 2-290-33130-9   91
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 Michelangelo Miani Checkmark
Robot Dreams 2004-06-00 Isaac Asimov Ace Books 0-441-01183-7 $14.00 xvi+
335
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 Ralph McQuarrie  
Le robot qui rêvait 2005-01-05 Isaac Asimov J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #2388) 2-290-31715-2   510
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 E. Gorinstein Checkmark
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov date unknown Isaac Asimov Grafton 0-586-07498-8 £3.50 xiv+
320
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 Chris Foss Checkmark
Robot Dreams date unknown Isaac Asimov Ace Books 0-441-01183-7 $14.00 xvi+
335
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 Ralph McQuarrie  
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