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Title: Oddy and Id Title Record # 52224
Author: Alfred Bester
Date: 1950-08-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Synopsis: A professor believes that one of his students is statistically prone to being lucky all the time, and teams up with other scholars to attempt to harness this talent for the good of humanity.
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Current Tags: only humans (1), interplanetary travel (1), global war (1), luck (1), subconscious (1), despotism (1) Add Tags

Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1950 The Devil's Invention
Year Language Title
1977Translated by Walter Relsky
Dutch Oddy en Zijn Es
1978Translated by Uwe Anton
German Oddy und Id
1985 Spanish Odi e Id
1986Translated by Franz Kovacs
French Oddy et l'Id

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, August 1950 1950-08-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.   $0.25 164
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 Miller Checkmark
The Best Science-Fiction Stories: 1951 1951-08-05 ed. Everett F. Bleiler, T. E. Dikty Frederick Fell   $2.95 351
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Best Science-Fiction Stories: 1951 1951-09-00 ed. Everett F. Bleiler, T. E. Dikty Frederick Fell   $2.95 351
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Frontiers in Space: Selections From The Best Science Fiction Stories 1955-05-00 ed. Everett F. Bleiler, T. E. Dikty Bantam Books 1328 $0.25 166
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
Starburst 1958-05-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library S1524 $0.35 160
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
Starburst 1965-04-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library D2672 $0.50 160
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
Starburst 1965-04-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library of Canada D2672 C$0.50 160
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
Starburst 1968-10-00 Alfred Bester Sphere Books 16071 5/- 158
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
Starburst 1970-12-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library of Canada T4460 C$0.75 160
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 Bob Pepper Checkmark
Starburst 1973-03-00 Alfred Bester Sphere Books 0-7221-1610-1 £0.30 158
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 Colin Hay Checkmark
Strange Gifts: Eight Stories of Science Fiction 1975-10-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Thomas Nelson 0-8407-6460-X $6.95 206
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Frank Alois Checkmark
Strange Gifts 1975-10-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Thomas Nelson / SFBC 1393 $1.98 191
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Frank Alois Checkmark
Star Light, Star Bright 1976-07-00 Alfred Bester Berkley/Putnam 0-399-11816-0 $7.95 248
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester 1976-12-00 Alfred Bester Nelson Doubleday / SFBC 3140 $3.98 409
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Jack Woolhiser Checkmark
Verrukkelijk Fahrenheit 1977-00-00 Alfred Bester Meulenhoff (M=SF #123) 90-290-0516-5   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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
Starburst 1977-06-00 Alfred Bester Pan Books 0-330-25111-2 £0.60 155
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 Gino D'Achille Checkmark
Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester 1977-07-00 Alfred Bester Berkley Medallion 0-425-03451-8 $1.95 452
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.
omni Richard Powers Checkmark
Star Light, Star Bright 1978-02-00 Alfred Bester Gollancz 0-575-02320-1 £4.50 248
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Hände weg von Zeitmaschinen 1978-09-00 Alfred Bester Droemer Knaur (Knaur Science Fiction & Fantasy #705) 3-426-00705-3 DM 5.80 176
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 George Jones Checkmark
Star Light, Star Bright 1979-00-00 Alfred Bester Fontana 0-00-615406-9 £0.95 220
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
Starburst 1980-03-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library 0-451-09132-9 $1.75 160
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 Bob Pepper Checkmark
Starburst 1980-03-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library of Canada 0-451-09132-9 C$1.95 160
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 Bob Pepper Checkmark
Hände weg von Zeitmaschinen 1981-06-00 Alfred Bester Droemer Knaur (Knaur Science Fiction & Fantasy #5705) 3-426-05705-0 DM 5.80 175+
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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 George Jones Checkmark
The Great SF Stories 12 (1950) 1984-09-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #594) 0-87997-953-4 $3.50 319
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 Dino Marsan Checkmark
The Great SF Stories 12 (1950) 1984-09-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books / New American Library of Canada 0-87997-953-4 C$3.95 319
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 Dino Marsan Checkmark
Oh, luminosa y brillante estrella 1985-00-00 Alfred Bester Teorema (Visión Arcadia) 84-7604-042-3   281
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 Tim White  
Le livre d'or de la science-fiction: Alfred Bester 1986-04-28 Alfred Bester Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5234) 2-266-01736-5   312
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 Marcel Laverdet Checkmark
Isaac Asimov Presents the Golden Years of Science Fiction: Sixth Series 1988-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-65754-6 $8.95 624
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Romas Checkmark
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester 1997-11-00 Alfred Bester Vintage Books 0-679-76783-5 $14.00 xiii+
366
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 Evan Gaffney Checkmark
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester 1997-11-00 Alfred Bester Topeka Bindery 1-4177-1932-X $17.92  
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester 1998-08-00 Alfred Bester Vintage Books / SFBC 1-56865-805-2 / 17770 $10.98 366
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Strange Gifts 2009-03-05 ed. Robert Silverberg Wildside Press 978-1-4344-5511-6 $14.99 208
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  
Starburst date unknown Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library T4460 $0.75 160
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 Bob Pepper Checkmark
Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester date unknown Alfred Bester Berkley Medallion 0-425-03451-8 $1.95 452
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.
omni Richard Powers Checkmark
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester date unknown Alfred Bester Vintage Books 0-679-76783-5 $14.00 xiii +
366
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 Evan Gaffney Checkmark
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester date unknown Alfred Bester Vintage Books 978-0-679-76783-1 $16.95 xiii+
366
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 Evan Gaffney Checkmark
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