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Title: Not Long Before the End Title Record # 53493
Author: Larry Niven
Date: 1969-04-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Series: Magic Goes Away
Language: English
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1973Translated by Bodo Baumann .
German Magie und Materie
1973Translated by René Lathière
French La fin des magiciens
1975Translated by Knut Azimuth
Dutch Niet Lang voor het Eind
1981Translated by Eva Malsch
German Nicht lange vor dem Ende
1990Translated by Zbigniew Andrzej Królicki
Polish
Niedługo przed końcem?Niedlugo przed koncem

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
3 1970 Hugo Best Short Story
Nomination 1970 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
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, April 1969 1969-04-00 ed. Edward L. Ferman Mercury Press, Inc.   $0.50 132
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 Bert Tanner Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories 5 1970-11-00 ed. James Blish Gollancz 0-575-00579-3 £ 216
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Nebula Award Stories Five 1970-12-11 ed. James Blish Doubleday   $4.95 215
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Ann Crews , Donald Crews Checkmark
All the Myriad Ways 1971-06-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books 0-345-02280-7 $0.95 181
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
All the Myriad Ways 1971-06-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books 0-345-02280-7 C$0.95 181
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
Nebula Award Stories Five 1972-01-00 ed. James Blish Pocket Books 0-671-77423-9 $0.95 176
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.
anth Paul Lehr Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories Five 1972-11-00 ed. James Blish Pocket Books 0-671-77423-9 C$0.95 176
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.
anth Paul Lehr Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories 5 1972-12-00 ed. James Blish Panther 0-586-03785-3 £0.35 170+
[1]
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
Inconstant Moon 1973-02-00 Larry Niven Gollancz 0-575-01586-1 £2.20 251
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Golden Road 1974-01-00 ed. Damon Knight Simon & Schuster 0-671-21554-X $8.95 447
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Joel Avirom Checkmark
Inconstant Moon 1974-04-00 Larry Niven The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 1086   251
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Golden Road 1974-11-00 ed. Damon Knight Gollancz 0-575-01900-X £3.00 342
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
All the Myriad Ways 1975-12-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books 0-345-24084-7 $1.50 181
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
All the Myriad Ways 1975-12-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books 0-345-24084-7 C$1.50 181
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
All the Myriad Ways 1977-02-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27133-5 $1.50 181
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
All the Myriad Ways 1978-11-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-28196-9 $1.75 181
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
All the Myriad Ways 1981-03-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-30048-3 $2.25 181
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 Magic May Return 1981-09-00 ed. Larry Niven Ace Books 0-441-51548-7 $6.95 255+
[1]
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 John Berkey Checkmark
The Magic May Return 1983-01-00 ed. Larry Niven Ace Books 0-441-51549-5 $2.95 256
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 John Berkey Checkmark
The Magic May Return 1983-10-00 ed. Larry Niven Ace Fantasy Books 0-441-51549-5 $2.95 256
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
The Time of the Warlock 1984-11-00 Larry Niven SteelDragon Press 0-916595-01-3 $20.00 183+
[3]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Dennis Wolf Checkmark
The Time of the Warlock 1984-12-00 Larry Niven SteelDragon Press 0-916595-02-1 $30.00 183
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Dennis Wolf  
The Best Fantasy Stories from the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1985-00-00 ed. Edward L. Ferman Octopus Books 0-7064-2568-5 $9.98 792+
[8]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Steve Crisp Checkmark
All the Myriad Ways 1985-10-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-33416-7 $2.95 181
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
Barbarians 1986-01-00 ed. Robert Adams, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Signet / New American Library 0-451-14054-0 $3.95 368
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 Ken Kelly Checkmark
All the Myriad Ways 1988-10-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-33416-7 C$2.95 181
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 Magic May Return 1990-03-00 ed. Larry Niven Ace Books 0-441-51549-5 $3.95 256
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
Great Tales of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1991-00-00 ed. Edward L. Ferman Chancellor Press 1-85152-145-3 $12.95 543
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Alan Baker Checkmark
The Magic May Return 1993-06-00 ed. Larry Niven Ace Books 0-441-51549-5 $4.99 256
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
The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories 1994-01-00 ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-214216-X £17.95 xxii+
499
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Pete Lyon  
The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories 1994-03-00 ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press, USA 0-19-214216-X $25.00 xxii+
499
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Pete Lyon Checkmark
The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories 1995-00-00 ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-282398-1 £7.99 499
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 Pete Lyon Checkmark
Treasures of Fantasy 1997-06-00 ed. Tracy Hickman, Margaret Weis HarperPrism 0-06-105327-9 $14.00 x+
401
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 Paul Youll Checkmark
Treasures of Fantasy 1999-09-00 ed. Tracy Hickman, Margaret Weis HarperPrism 0-06-105630-8 $6.50 x+
559
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 Paul Youll  
Treasures of Fantasy 1999-09-01 ed. Tracy Hickman, Margaret Weis HarperPrism 0-06-105630-8 $6.99 x+
559
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 Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories 2003-00-00 ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-282398-1 £9.99 xxii+
499
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  
The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories 2003-04-17 ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-280382-4 £9.99 xxii+
499
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
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  
All the Myriad Ways 2011-05-27 Larry Niven Spectrum Literary Agency   $4.99 181
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Time of the Warlock 2012-05-09 Larry Niven Spectrum Literary Agency   $4.75 183
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
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