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Title: Bordered in Black Title Record # 53897
Author: Larry Niven
Date: 1966-04-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: In the notes to Convergent Series, Niven says: "Bordered in Black does not belong to the Known Space universe. [...] When I wrote Bordered in Black, Known Space had not taken form. I was playing with some preliminary ideas, and one of these - the 'Blind Spot' effect of this form of faster-than-light travel - was later incorporated into Known Space. But it's a different timeline entirely. Similar statements hold for One Face".
Synopsis: Two men are sent in the first FTL ship to explore an Earth-like planet of Sirius B; only one returns, and destroys the ship. Slowly he recounts how they saw all shores of a bare continent surrounded by a black heat-emiting mass, found the ocean full of a sterile monoculture of engineered algae, and when they landed to investigate...
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Translations
Year Language Title
1966Translation by Wulf H. Bergner
German Die Menschenfarm
1967Translated by Paul Alpérine
French La bordure noire
1968 Italian Sirio B IV
1975Translated by Knut Azimuth
Dutch De Stranden van Sirius Vier

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
Made First Ballot 1967 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 1966 1966-04-00 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 Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Die Menschenfarm 1966-10-00 ed. Wulf H. Bergner Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3081) 3081 DM 2.40 157
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 Atelier Heinrichs & Bachmann Checkmark
Fiction, #162 1967-05-00 ed. Alain Dorémieux OPTA   F3.00 164
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 Jean Alessandrini Checkmark
Urania #490 1968-06-16 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 490 250 Lit 168
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 Karel Thole Checkmark
The Shape of Space 1969-09-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books 01712 $0.75 244
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 Peter Bramley Checkmark
The Shape of Space 1969-09-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books 01712 C$0.75 244
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 Peter Bramley Checkmark
SF: Authors' Choice 3 1971-00-00 ed. Harry Harrison G. P. Putnam's Sons     222
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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  
SF: Author's Choice 3 1973-08-00 ed. Harry Harrison Berkley Medallion 02400 $0.95 272
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 1974-04-00 Larry Niven The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 1086   251
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Inconstant Moon 1974-10-00 Larry Niven Sphere Books 0-7221-6383-5 £0.40 200
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 Eddie Jones Checkmark
De Stranden van Sirius Vier 1975-00-00 Larry Niven Meulenhoff (M=SF #91) 90-290-0160-7   316
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 Chris Foss Checkmark
Inconstant Moon 1975-05-00 Larry Niven Sphere Books 0-7221-6383-5 £0.40 200
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 Eddie Jones  
Inconstant Moon 1976-06-00 Larry Niven Sphere Books 0-7221-6394-0 £0.65 200
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 Eddie Jones  
Inconstant Moon 1977-00-00 Larry Niven Sphere Books 0-7221-6381-9 £0.85 200
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 Eddie Jones Checkmark
Convergent Series 1979-03-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27740-6 $1.95 viii+
227
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 Eric Ladd Checkmark
Convergent Series 1979-03-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27740-6 C$2.50 viii+
227
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 Eric Ladd Checkmark
Convergent Series 1979-09-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27740-6 C$2.50 viii+
227
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 Eric Ladd Checkmark
Convergent Series 1980-00-00 Larry Niven Orbit / Futura 0-7088-8062-2 £1.10 viii+
227
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 Peter Jones Checkmark
Convergent Series 1980-10-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-29566-8 $2.25 viii+
227
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 Eric Ladd Checkmark
Convergent Series 1981-00-00 Larry Niven Orbit 0-7088-8062-2 £1.50 viii+
227
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 Peter Jones Checkmark
Convergent Series 1981-09-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-29566-8 $2.25 viii+
227
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 Eric Ladd Checkmark
Convergent Series 1983-05-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-31410-7 $2.50 viii+
227
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 Eric Ladd Checkmark
Convergent Series 1984-00-00 Larry Niven Orbit 0-7088-8062-2 £1.95 viii+
227
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 Peter Jones Checkmark
Convergent Series 1986-08-00 Larry Niven Orbit 0-7088-8062-2 £2.50 viii+
227
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
Inconstant Moon 1986-08-00 Larry Niven Sphere Books 0-7221-6408-4 £2.50 200
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 Tony Roberts Checkmark
Convergent Series 1987-02-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-33922-3 $2.95 viii+
227
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 Eric Ladd Checkmark
N-Space 1990-09-00 Larry Niven Tor 0-312-85089-1 $19.95 529
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Dave Archer Checkmark
N-Space 1991-02-00 Larry Niven Tor / SFBC 17755 $9.98 529
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Dave Archer Checkmark
Inconstant Moon 1991-08-00 Larry Niven Orbit 0-7088-8375-3 £3.99 200
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
N-Space 1991-09-00 Larry Niven Tor 0-812-51001-1 $5.99 vi+
693
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 Dave Archer Checkmark
N-Space 1992-01-00 Larry Niven Orbit 1-85723-003-5 £4.99 617
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 Fred Gambino  
N-Space 1992-01-00 Larry Niven Orbit 0-356-20242-9 £14.99 526
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Fred Gambino  
N-Space 1992-02-00 Larry Niven Orbit 1-85723-003-5 £4.99 617
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 Fred Gambino Checkmark
Convergent Series 1992-10-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-33922-3 $4.95 viii+
227
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 Eric Ladd Checkmark
N-Space 1997-05-00 Larry Niven Tor 0-812-51001-1 $6.99 vi+
693
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 Dave Archer Checkmark
N-Space 1998-00-00 Larry Niven Orbit 1-85723-003-5 £6.99 617
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 Fred Gambino Checkmark
De Stranden van Sirius Vier 1998-03-00 Larry Niven Meulenhoff (*M) 90-290-5708-4   126
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Peter A. Jones Checkmark
N-Space 2007-08-00 Larry Niven Tor 0-765-31824-5 $15.95 vi+
534
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 Ray Massey  
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  
Convergent Series 2011-06-09 Larry Niven Spectrum Literary Agency   $6.35 227
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
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