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Title: The Soft Weapon Title Record # 54182
Author: Larry Niven
Date: 1967-02-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Series: Known Space
Language: English
Synopsis: Humans and aliens fight for control of an ancient alien weapon.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1970Translated by Ivain Rodriguez de León
Dutch Het Zachte Wapen
1971Translated by François Truchaud
French L'arme molle
1974 Italian Maneggio Dell'arma

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
If, February 1967 1967-02-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Galaxy Publishing Corporation   $0.50 164
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 Wenzel Checkmark
Neutron Star 1968-04-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books U6120 $0.75 285
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
Neutron Star 1968-04-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books U6120 C$0.75 285
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
Neutron Star 1969-00-00 Larry Niven Macdonald 0-356-02652-3 25/- 285
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Neutronster 1970-11-00 Larry Niven Meulenhoff (M=SF #39) 39   320
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 Reindert van Briemen Checkmark
Neutron Star 1971-07-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books 0-345-02297-1 $0.95 285
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 Michael McInnerney Checkmark
Neutron Star 1971-08-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books 0-345-02297-1 C$0.95 285
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 Michael McInnerney  
Galaxie (2ème série), #88 1971-09-00 ed. Michel Demuth OPTA   F3.50 164
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 Mireille Ollivier Checkmark
Neutron Star 1971-10-00 Larry Niven Sphere Books 63894 £0.35 285
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
Neutron Star 1972-00-00 Larry Niven Sphere (Sphere Science Fiction Classics #8) 0-7221-6385-1 £0.35 285
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
Neutron Star 1972-00-00 Larry Niven Sphere (Sphere Science Fiction Classics #8) 0-7221-6385-1 £0.35 285
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
Neutron Star 1973-08-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books 0-345-23441-3 $0.95 285
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 Michael McInnerney Checkmark
Urania #642 1974-04-14 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 642 350 Lit 176
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  
Neutron Star 1974-10-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books 0-345-24047-2 $1.25 285
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 Michael McInnerney  
Neutron Star 1975-08-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books 0-345-24794-9 $1.50 285
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 Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Neutron Star 1976-06-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books 0-345-24794-9 $1.50 285
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 Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Neutron Star 1977-07-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27065-7 $1.75 285
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 Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Neutron Star 1978-03-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27065-7 $1.75 285
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 Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Neutron Star 1978-04-00 Larry Niven Orbit 0-7088-8011-8 £0.90 285
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
Neutron Star 1979-01-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-28378-3 $1.95 285
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 Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Neutronster 1979-08-00 Larry Niven Meulenhoff (M=SF #39) 90-290-5002-0   320
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
Neutron Star 1980-11-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-29665-6 $2.50 285
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 Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Neutron Star 1981-09-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-29665-6 $2.50 285
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 Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Neutron Star 1982-09-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-29665-6 $2.50 285
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 Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Neutron Star 1983-06-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-29665-6 $2.50 285
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 Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Neutron Star 1985-00-00 Larry Niven Orbit 0-7088-8011-8 £2.25 285
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
Neutron Star 1986-01-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-33694-1 $3.50 285
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 Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Neutron Star 1987-00-00 Larry Niven Orbit 0-7088-8011-8 £2.50 285
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
Neutron Star 1989-04-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-33694-1 C$5.50 285
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 Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Playgrounds of the Mind 1991-10-00 Larry Niven Tor 0-312-85219-3 $22.95 487
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll David Archer Checkmark
Neutron Star 1992-00-00 Larry Niven Orbit 1-85723-106-6 £2.50 285
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 Keith Scaife Checkmark
Playgrounds of the Mind 1992-07-00 Larry Niven Tor 0-812-51695-8 $5.99 vii+
696
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 David Archer Checkmark
Neutron Star 1993-00-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-33694-1 C$6.99 285
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 Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Neutron Star 1993-07-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-33694-1 $4.95 285
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 Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Playgrounds of the Mind 1996-04-00 Larry Niven Tor 0-812-51695-8 $5.99 viii+
696
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 David Archer Checkmark
Playgrounds of the Mind 2003-08-00 Larry Niven Tor 0-812-51695-8 $7.99 vii+
696
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 David Archer 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  
Neutron Star 2013-04-27 Larry Niven Spectrum Literary Agency   $7.99 285
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Neutron Star date unknown Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-33694-1 C$6.99 285
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 Rick Sternbach Checkmark
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