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Title: The Xi Effect Title Record # 52189
Author: R. S. Richardson
Date: 1950-01-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Synopsis: A pair of astronomers' experiments serve to verify the theories of a theoretical physicist, with dire consequences for humanity.
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Current Tags: contemporary (1), science fiction (1), cosmology (1), hard sf (1) Add Tags

Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1950 The Xi Effect [as by Philip Latham]
Year Language Title
1964Translated by Salvador Hertog
Dutch De xi effect [as by Philip Latham]
1978Translated by Nikola Popović
Croatian Efekt ksi [as by Philip Latham]

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Astounding Science Fiction, January 1950 1950-01-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.  
$0.25?$: US dollar
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 Chesley Bonestell Checkmark
Imagination Unlimited 1952-03-00 ed. Everett F. Bleiler, T. E. Dikty Farrar, Straus and Young  
$3.50?$: US dollar
xiv+
430
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Edgard Cirlin Checkmark
Imagination Unlimited 1953-00-00 ed. Everett F. Bleiler, T. E. Dikty The Bodley Head  
8/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
185
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Best SF 1955-02-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber  
15/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
368
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Best SF 1958-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber (Faber Paper Covered Editions)  
6/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
368
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
Best SF 1962-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber     368
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Best SF 1962-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber (Faber Paper Covered Editions)  
7/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
368
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
Imagination Unlimited 1964-00-00 ed. Everett F. Bleiler, T. E. Dikty Mayflower-Dell 3985
3/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
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.
anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Best SF 1964-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber (Faber Paper Covered Editions)  
8/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
368
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
Best SF 1964-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber      
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
De beste SF 1964-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Bruna (Zwarte beertjes #694/695) 694/695
2.95?: Dutch guilder
267
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 Dick Bruna Checkmark
Imagination Unlimited 1966-06-00 ed. Everett F. Bleiler, T. E. Dikty Mayflower-Dell 3985
3/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
189
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
Best SF 1969-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber     368
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Best SF (revised edition) 1972-08-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber (Faber Paper Covered Editions) 0-571-09880-0
0.70?: UK pound
215
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
Decade the 1940s 1975-11-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Macmillan UK 0-333-18832-2
3.75?: UK pound
213
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Decade the 1940s 1977-04-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Pan Books 0-330-25033-7
0.70?: UK pound
223
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 Russell Mills Checkmark
Decade: The 1940s 1978-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison St. Martin's Press 0-312-18986-9
$3.95?$: US dollar
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.
anth Ken Leeder Checkmark
Sirius, #20 1978-02-05 ed.
Borivoj Jurković?Borivoj Jurkovic
Borivoj Jurkovich
Vjesnik  
Din 10?Din: Serbian and Yugoslavian dinar
148
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 Checkmark
Decade: The 1940s 1978-05-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison St. Martin's Press 0-312-18984-2
$8.95?$: US dollar
213
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Ken Leeder Checkmark
The Golden Age of Science Fiction 1981-10-00 ed. Kingsley Amis Hutchinson 0-09-145770-X
6.95?: UK pound
370
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Golden Age of Science Fiction 1983-00-00 ed. Kingsley Amis Penguin Books 0-14-006382-X
2.95?: UK pound
365
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 Mick Brownfield Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1994-07-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Tor 0-312-85062-X
$35.00?$: US dollar
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?: UK pound
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
$17.98?$: US dollar
990
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John Berkey Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1997-09-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Orb 0-312-85509-5
$27.95?$: US dollar
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
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