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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
1981Translated by Tony Westermayr
German Die letzte Antwort
1984Translated by Tony Westermayr
German Dumm gefragt ...
1984Translated by Bodo Baumann
German Die Letzte Antwort
1984Translated by Giuseppe Lippi
Italian L'ultima Risposta
1985Translated by Monique Lebailly
French
La dernière réponse?La derniere reponse
1987Translated by Hugo Kuipers
Dutch Het laatste antwoord
1988Translated by Rosa S. de Naveira
Spanish La última respuesta
1988Translated by France-Marie Watkins
French
La dernière réponse?La derniere reponse
1996Translated by an unknown hand
Romanian
Cel din urmă răspuns?Cel din urma raspuns

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  
$1.25?$: US dollar
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
$12.95?$: US dollar
[15]+
325
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Ivy Strick Checkmark
3 by Asimov: 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
$12.50?$: US dollar
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?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
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?Juergen F. Rogner
Checkmark
Tor zu den Sternen 1982-00-00 ed. Peter Wilfert Bertelsmann / Book Sales Clubs 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
$15.95?$: US dollar
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
$3.98?$: US dollar
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?£: UK pound
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?£: UK pound
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 / Book Sales Clubs (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
$2.95?$: US dollar
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$3.75?C$: Canadian dollar
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 Luebbe
(Bastei Lübbe Paperback #28119)
3-404-28119-5
DM 19.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
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 Wayne Barlowe 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?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
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 Mondadori 986
Lit 2,500?Lit: Italian lira
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?£: UK pound
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?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence 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
$17.95?$: US dollar
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
$7.95?$: US dollar
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
Robot Dreams 1986-11-00 Isaac Asimov Berkley Books (Masterworks of Science Fiction and Fantasy (Byron Preiss)) 0-425-09346-8
$50.00?$: US dollar
349
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Ralph McQuarrie  
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 Checkmark
Wenn der Wind sich dreht 1987-03-00 Isaac Asimov
Bastei Lübbe?Bastei Luebbe
(Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Abenteuer #23066)
3-404-23066-3
DM 10.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
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?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
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
Robot Dreams 1987-04-00 Isaac Asimov Gollancz 0-575-04021-1
£10.95?£: UK pound
349
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Ralph McQuarrie  
Le migliori opere di fantascienza 1987-06-00 Isaac Asimov Editrice Nord (Cosmo Serie Oro. Classici della Narrativa di Fantascienza #84)  
Lit 12,000?Lit: Italian lira
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?£: UK pound
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  
Sueños de robot?Suenos de robot
1988-00-00 Isaac Asimov Plaza & Janés (Éxitos) 84-01-32258-8   378
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  
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov 1988-02-00 Isaac Asimov Signet / New American Library 0-451-15196-8 / AE5196
$3.95?$: US dollar
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
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov 1988-02-00 Isaac Asimov Signet / New American Library of Canada 0-451-15196-8 / AE5196
C$4.95?C$: Canadian dollar
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 Luebbe
(Bastei Lübbe Paperback #28162)
3-404-28162-4
DM 19.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
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?£: UK pound
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?£: UK pound
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
$4.95?$: US dollar
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 Luebbe
(Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Abenteuer #23066)
3-404-23066-3
DM 10.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
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?£: UK pound
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
$4.95?$: US dollar
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 Checkmark
Microcosmic Tales 1992-06-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander DAW Books (DAW Collectors #883) 0-88677-532-9
$4.99?$: US dollar
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
Roboterträume 1992-07-00 Isaac Asimov
Bastei Lübbe?Bastei Luebbe
(Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Special #24144)
3-404-24144-4
DM 10.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
541
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
Vântul schimbării?Vantul schimbarii
1996-00-00 Isaac Asimov Editura Teora (Sci-Fi (Editura Teora) #17) 973-601-321-9   312
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  
La pierre parlante et autres nouvelles 1996-07-00 Isaac Asimov Librio (Librio #129) 2-277-30129-9
F10.00?F: French frank
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?F: French frank
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?F: French frank
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?F: French frank
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
Au prix du papyrus 1999-02-00 Isaac Asimov
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#395)
2-207-24857-7   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 Fred Sorrentino Checkmark
Le robot qui rêvait 2002-00-00 Isaac Asimov J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #2388) 2-290-31715-2   509
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  
Le robot qui rêvait?Le robot qui revait
2002-01-18 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
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
$14.00?$: US dollar
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  
Au prix du papyrus 2004-12-06 Isaac Asimov
Denoël?Denoel
(Folio SF #196)
2-07-030545-7   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
Éric Scala?Eric Scala
Checkmark
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
Le robot qui rêvait 2015-07-17 Isaac Asimov J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #2388) 978-2-290-31715-0
€7.80?€: Euro
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 Emmanuel Gorinstein Checkmark
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov date unknown Isaac Asimov Grafton 0-586-07498-8
£3.50?£: UK pound
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
$14.00?$: US dollar
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 date unknown Isaac Asimov J'ai Lu 978-2-290-31715-0
€7.80?€: Euro
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 Emmanuel Gorinstein  
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