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Title: Cold Friend Title Record # 51850
Author: Harlan Ellison
Date: 1973-10-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Synopsis: A man who has died awakens to find that the universe has vanished except for the chunk around the hospital, and he is the only person existing.
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Current Tags: first person point of view (1), resurrection (1), last man on Earth (1), ontological mystery (1), unrequited love (1) Add Tags

Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1974 French Froide amie
1979 German Ein Fleckchen Erde
1982Translated by Henri Leriche
Dutch Koude Vriendin

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Galaxy, October 1973 1973-10-00 ed. Ejler Jakobsson UPD Publishing Corporation   $0.75 180
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 Brian Boyle Checkmark
Galaxy Science Fiction [UK], October 1973 1973-10-00 ed. Ejler Jakobsson Universal-Tandem Publishing Company Ltd.   £0.25 180
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 Brian Boyle Checkmark
The Best from Galaxy, Volume II 1974-03-00 ed. Editors of Galaxy Award Books AQ-1261 $1.25 235
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
Approaching Oblivion 1974-12-00 Harlan Ellison Walker & Co. 0-8027-5541-0 $8.95 238
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon Checkmark
Approaching Oblivion: Road Signs on the Treadmill Toward Tomorrow 1974-12-00 Harlan Ellison Walker & Co. / SFBC 6400 $2.49 184
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon Checkmark
Galaxie (2ème série), #127 1974-12-00 ed. Michel Demuth OPTA   F5.00 164
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 Enki Bilal Checkmark
Approaching Oblivion 1976-00-00 Harlan Ellison Millington 0-86000-075-3 £3.50 164
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Paul Redway Checkmark
Approaching Oblivion: Road Signs on the Treadmill Toward Tomorrow 1976-01-00 Harlan Ellison Signet / New American Library 451-Y6848 $1.25 164
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 Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon Checkmark
Approaching Oblivion: Road Signs on the Treadmill Toward Tomorrow 1976-01-00 Harlan Ellison Signet / New American Library of Canada Y6848 C$1.25 164
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 Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon Checkmark
Approaching Oblivion 1977-10-00 Harlan Ellison Pan Books 0-330-25197-X £0.60 164
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 Bob Layzell Checkmark
Science-Fiction-Stories 75 1979-03-00 ed. uncredited Ullstein (Ullstein 2000 #150 (3579)) 3-548-03579-5 DM 3.80 124
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 Colin Hay Checkmark
Galaxy: Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction 1980-03-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander, Frederik Pohl Playboy Press 0-87223-568-8 $10.95 xiii+
465
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Tommy Soloski Checkmark
Galaxy: Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction 1980-07-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander, Frederik Pohl Playboy Press / SFBC 3888 $6.98 xv+
481
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Tommy Soloski Checkmark
Approaching Oblivion 1981-00-00 Harlan Ellison Signet / New American Library of Canada 0-451-09683-5 C$2.25 164
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 Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon Checkmark
Approaching Oblivion 1981-03-00 Harlan Ellison Signet / New American Library 0-451-07718-0 $1.95 176
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 Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon  
Galaxy: Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction 1981-04-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander, Frederik Pohl Wideview Books 0-87223-647-1 $7.95 xiii+
465
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 Tommy Soloski Checkmark
Galaxy: Volume 2 1981-11-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander, Frederik Pohl Playboy Paperbacks 0-87216-926-X $2.50 238
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.
anth Checkmark
Sterren van Galaxy III 1982-00-00 ed. uncredited Centripress (Centripress SF) 90-305-0222-3   238
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 Wayne Barlowe Checkmark
Approaching Oblivion 1985-05-00 Harlan Ellison Bluejay Books (Bluejay Special Edition) 0-312-94018-1 $7.95 213
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 Barclay Shaw  
Approaching Oblivion 1989-00-00 Harlan Ellison Nelson Doubleday / SFBC 14356   180
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Barclay Shaw Checkmark
Approaching Oblivion 2009-05-00 Harlan Ellison e-reads.com 978-0-7592-0429-4 $16.95 204
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  
Approaching Oblivion 2012-03-05 Harlan Ellison Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-12356-4 £2.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Approaching Oblivion 2014-04-01 Harlan Ellison Open Road Integrated Media (The Harlan Ellison Collection) 978-1-4976-0491-9 $9.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Approaching Oblivion 2014-06-03 Harlan Ellison Open Road Integrated Media (The Harlan Ellison Collection) 978-1-4976-3650-7 $12.99 204
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  
Approaching Oblivion date unknown Harlan Ellison Signet / New American Library 0-451-09683-5 $1.95 164
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 Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon Checkmark
Approaching Oblivion date unknown Harlan Ellison Signet / New American Library 0-451-07718-0 $1.50 164
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 Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon  
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