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Title: The Hole Man Title Record # 50965
Author: Larry Niven
Date: 1974-01-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Synopsis: Human explorers find an abandoned alien outpost on Mars with anomalous physical properties; to prove his case, one scientist unleashes powers which lead to the death of his opposition, and may end with the destruction of the planet.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1975Translated by Knut Azimuth
Dutch Het Gat van Lear
1976 Dutch De Man met het Gaatje
1976Translated by Tony Westermayr
German Im freien Fall durch den Mars
1984 French Rencontre avec un trou noir
1988Translated by Sonja Lovasić
Croatian
Tragač crnih rupa?Tragac crnih rupa
Tragach crnih rupa
1996 Italian L'uomo nel buco

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
1 1975 Hugo Best Short Story
2 1975 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 1974 1974-01-00 ed. Ben Bova Condé Nast   $0.60 180
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 Frank Kelly Freas Checkmark
A Hole in Space 1974-06-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books 0-345-24011-1 $1.25 196
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.
coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
A Hole in Space 1974-06-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books 0-345-24011-1 C$1.25 196
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.
coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
A Hole in Space 1974-11-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books 0-345-24011-1 $1.25 196
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.
coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
A Hole in Space 1975-00-00 Larry Niven Orbit / Futura 0-86007-853-1 £0.50 196
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.
coll Tony Roberts Checkmark
De Stranden van Sirius Vier 1975-00-00 Larry Niven Meulenhoff (M=SF #91) 90-290-0160-7   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.
coll Chris Foss Checkmark
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #4 1975-07-00 ed. Terry Carr Ballantine Books 0-345-24529-6 $1.95 xii+
304
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 Science Fiction of the Year #4 1975-07-00 ed. Terry Carr Ballantine Books 0-345-24529-6 C$1.95 xii+
304
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 Science Fiction of the Year 4 1975-09-00 ed. Terry Carr Gollancz 0-575-02010-5 £3.75 272
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Science Fiction Verhalen 1976-00-00 ed. Terry Carr Het Spectrum (Prisma #1755) 90-274-0882-3 ƒ5.90 232
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 Alphons Koppelman Checkmark
Die Lücke im System 1976-00-00 Larry Niven Goldmann (Goldmann Science Fiction #0227) 3-442-23227-9 DM 4.00 160
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 F. Jürgen Rogner Checkmark
A Hole in Space 1976-03-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books 0-345-25287-X $1.50 196
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.
coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #4 1976-10-00 ed. Terry Carr Ballantine Books 0-345-24529-6 $1.95 304
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
A Hole in Space 1977-02-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27137-8 $1.50 196
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.
coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Hugo Winners, Volume Three 1977-08-05 ed. Isaac Asimov Doubleday 0-385-12218-7 $12.50 xvi+
603
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert Jay Silverman  
The Hugo Winners, Volume Three 1977-12-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Doubleday / SFBC 1845 $4.50 xvi+
603
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert Jay Silverman Checkmark
Science Fiction: Contemporary Mythology: The SFWA-SFRA Anthology 1978-00-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph Olander, Patricia Warrick Harper & Row 0-06-046943-9   xviii+
476
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
Science Fiction: Contemporary Mythology: The SFWA-SFRA Anthology 1978-06-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph Olander, Patricia Warrick Harper & Row 0-06-011626-9 $14.95 xviii+
476
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Mark Rubin Checkmark
Black Holes and Other Marvels 1978-07-00 ed. Jerry Pournelle Futura 0-7088-8014-2 £0.95 334
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 Tony Roberts  
A Hole in Space 1978-08-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-28040-7 $1.75 196
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.
coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Best of Analog 1978-10-00 ed. Ben Bova Baronet Publishing Co. (A Baronet/Analog Book) 0-89437-034-0 $5.95 418
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 Alex Schomburg  
The Hugo Winners, Volume Three, Part Three: 1974-1975 1979-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Dennis Dobson     209
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Black Holes and Other Marvels 1979-00-00 ed. Jerry Pournelle Orbit / Futura 0-7088-8014-2 £1.25 334
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 Analog 1979-03-00 ed. Ben Bova Ace Books (An Analog Book) 0-441-05470-6 $2.25 418
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 Alex Schomburg Checkmark
Black Holes and Other Marvels 1979-04-00 ed. Jerry Pournelle Fawcett Crest 0-449-23962-4 $1.95 350
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 Attila Hejja Checkmark
The Hugo Winners: Volume 3, Book 2 1979-07-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest 0-449-24045-2 $1.95 352
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 Attila Hejja Checkmark
A Hole in Space 1980-00-00 Larry Niven Orbit / Futura 0-86007-853-1 £1.25 196
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.
coll Peter Jones Checkmark
A Hole in Space 1980-03-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-29225-1 $1.95 196
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.
coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
Black Holes 1980-11-00 ed. Jerry Pournelle Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Special #24012) 3-404-24012-X DM 6.80 374
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 Peter Elson Checkmark
Black Holes and Other Marvels 1981-00-00 ed. Jerry Pournelle Orbit 0-7088-8014-2 £1.75 334
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
Black Holes and Other Marvels 1981-00-00 ed. Jerry Pournelle Fawcett Crest 0-449-23962-4 $2.50 350
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  
A Hole in Space 1981-03-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-30051-3 $2.25 196
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.
coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
A Hole in Space 1984-00-00 Larry Niven Orbit 0-86007-853-1 £2.25 196
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.
coll Peter Jones Checkmark
Univers 1984 1984-03-15 ed. Joëlle Wintrebert J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #1617) 2-277-21617-8   415
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 Tim White Checkmark
A Hole in Space 1986-00-00 Larry Niven Orbit / Futura 0-86007-853-1 £2.50 196
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.
coll Peter Jones Checkmark
Sirius, #143 1988-04-05 ed.
Hrvoje Prćić?Hrvoje Prcic
Vjesnik   1200 din. 132
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
Roman Markuš?Roman Markus
Checkmark
A Hole in Space 1988-05-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-33777-8 $3.50 196
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.
coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
A Hole in Space 1990-00-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books 0-345-33777-8 $4.95 196
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.
coll Dean Ellis  
N-Space 1990-09-00 Larry Niven Tor 0-312-85089-1 $19.95 529
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Dave Archer Checkmark
N-Space 1991-02-00 Larry Niven Tor / SFBC 17755 $9.98 529
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Dave Archer Checkmark
N-Space 1991-09-00 Larry Niven Tor 0-812-51001-1 $5.99 vi+
693
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
A Hole in Space 1992-00-00 Larry Niven Orbit / Little, Brown UK 1-85723-147-3 £4.50 196
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.
coll Peter Elson Checkmark
N-Space 1992-01-00 Larry Niven Orbit 1-85723-003-5 £4.99 617
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 Gambino  
N-Space 1992-01-00 Larry Niven Orbit 0-356-20242-9 £14.99 526
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Fred Gambino  
N-Space 1992-02-00 Larry Niven Orbit 1-85723-003-5 £4.99 617
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 Gambino Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1994-07-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Tor 0-312-85062-X $35.00 990+
[2]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Carol Russo Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1994-10-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Orbit 1-85723-271-2 £25.00 990
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John Berkey Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1994-10-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Tor / SFBC 05435 $17.98 990
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Carol Russo Checkmark
I premi Hugo 1974-75 1996-08-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Classici Urania #233)   6,500 Lit 234
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 Chris Alan Wilton  
N-Space 1997-05-00 Larry Niven Tor 0-812-51001-1 $6.99 vi+
693
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 Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1997-09-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Orb 0-312-85509-5 $27.95 990
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
N-Space 1998-00-00 Larry Niven Orbit 1-85723-003-5 £6.99 617
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 Gambino Checkmark
Science Fiction: Contemporary Mythology: The SFWA-SFRA Anthology 1998-00-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph Olander, Patricia Warrick HarperCollins 0-06-046943-9 $15.62  
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
N-Space 2007-08-00 Larry Niven Tor 0-765-31824-5 $15.95 vi+
534
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 Ray Massey  
The Best of Larry Niven 2010-12-00 Larry Niven Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-331-0 $40.00 618
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Edward Miller Checkmark
The Best of Larry Niven 2010-12-00 Larry Niven Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-331-0 $60.00 618
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Edward Miller  
Science Fiction Verhalen 2011-04-00 ed. Terry Carr Het Spectrum (Vantoen.Nu #1755) 978-90-315-0340-7 €14.99 232
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 Alphons Koppelman  
A Hole in Space 2011-06-17 Larry Niven Spectrum Literary Agency   $5.99 206
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Hugo Winners, Volume Three date unknown ed. Isaac Asimov Doubleday / SFBC 01845 $5.98 xvi+
603
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert Jay Silverman Checkmark
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