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Title: A Thing of Beauty Title Record # 51143
Author: Norman Spinrad
Date: 1973-01-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1974Translated by Charlotte Winheller
German Das Schöne an sich
1978 French La beauté de la chose
1982Translated by Leni Sobez
German Eine Frage der Schönheit
1984Translated by Michel Lederer The title is really in english.
French A thing of beauty

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
Nomination 1974 Nebula 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 1973 1973-01-00 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 John Schoenherr Checkmark
Best Science Fiction for 1973 1973-06-00 ed. Forrest J. Ackerman Ace Books 91360 $1.25 268
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
2020 Vision 1974-02-00 ed. Jerry Pournelle Avon 0-380-18390-0 $0.95 192
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 John Berkey Checkmark
2020 Vision 1974-02-00 ed. Jerry Pournelle Avon 0-380-18390-0 C$0.95 192
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 John Berkey Checkmark
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Third Annual Collection 1974-07-00 ed. Lester del Rey E. P. Dutton 0-525-06492-3 $7.95 251
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Science Fiction Story Reader 2 1974-07-00 ed. Herbert W. Franke Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3398) 3-453-30293-1 DM 2.80 124
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 Jürgen Claus Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories 9 1974-11-00 ed. Kate Wilhelm Gollancz 0-575-01899-2 £3.00 287
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Third Annual Collection 1975-00-00 ed. Lester del Rey Kaye & Ward 0-7182-1106-5 £ 251
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Nebula Award Stories Nine 1975-01-00 ed. Kate Wilhelm Harper & Row 0-06-014652-4 $7.95 xxvi+
241
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Al Nagy Checkmark
No Direction Home 1975-05-00 Norman Spinrad Pocket Books 0-671-78887-6 $1.25 238
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 Charles Moll Checkmark
No Direction Home 1975-05-00 Norman Spinrad Pocket Books 0-671-78887-6 C$1.25 238
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 Charles Moll Checkmark
No Direction Home 1976-03-00 Norman Spinrad Millington 0-86000-054-0 £3.50 238
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll W. F. Phillips Checkmark
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Third Annual Collection 1976-04-00 ed. Lester del Rey Readers Union / The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 1111   245
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Nebula Award Stories 9 1976-11-00 ed. Kate Wilhelm Corgi 0-552-10307-1 £0.75 253
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
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Third Annual Collection 1976-12-00 ed. Lester del Rey Ace Books 05477 $1.75 305
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 Dean Ellis Checkmark
No Direction Home 1977-10-00 Norman Spinrad Fontana 0-00-614811-5 £0.75 190
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.
coll Alun Hood Checkmark
Le livre d'or de la Science-Fiction: Norman Spinrad 1978-05-22 Norman Spinrad Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5030) 2-266-00583-9   349
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 W. Siudmak Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories Nine 1978-07-00 ed. Kate Wilhelm Bantam Books 0-553-11551-0 $1.95 xxvi+
257
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 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 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
The Star-Spangled Future 1979-07-00 Norman Spinrad Ace Books 0-441-78475-5 $2.25 401
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 Vincent De Fate Checkmark
2020 Vision 1980-06-00 ed. Jerry Pournelle Fawcett Crest 0-449-24302-8 $2.25 256
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
Der Plan ist Liebe und Tod 1982-07-00 ed. Kate Wilhelm Moewig (Playboy Science Fiction #6730) 3-8118-6730-X DM 6.80 239
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 Don Maitz Checkmark
Histoires fausses 1984-10-00 ed. Jacques Goimard, Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3814) 2-253-03558-0   407
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 Philippe Adamov Checkmark
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories 1992-00-00 ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-214204-6 $22.50 xxvi+
587
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Victor Stabin Checkmark
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories 1992-00-00 ed. Tom Shippey QPD CN 9267   587
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 Victor Stabin Checkmark
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories 1992-10-00 ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-214204-6 C$31.50 xxvi+
587
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Victor Stabin Checkmark
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories 1993-10-21 ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-283167-4 £6.99 xxvi+
587
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 David A. Hardy Checkmark
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories 2003-01-00 ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-280381-6 £9.99 xxvi+
587
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 Llewellyn (artist) Checkmark
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories 2003-03-00 ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-280381-6 $19.95 587
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 Llewellyn (artist)  
No Direction Home 2011-09-29 Norman Spinrad Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-11734-1 £2.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Star-Spangled Future 2011-09-29 Norman Spinrad Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-11735-8 £2.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories date unknown ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-283167-4 £7.99 xxvi+
587
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 David A. Hardy Checkmark
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