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Title: Venus Smiles Title Record # 54219
Author: J. G. Ballard
Date: 1957-06-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Series: Vermilion Sands
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: Although the story is mostly the the same, the text of "Mobile" is in many cases very different. "Mobile" does not contain any references to Vermillion Sands.
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1957 Mobile
Year Language Title
1964As the German translation has no references to Vermillion Sands it appears based on the story "Mobile", and not "Venus Smiles". Translated by an uncredited hand
German Die unheimliche Plastik (Part 1 of 2)
1964As the German translation has no references to Vermillion Sands it appears based on the story "Mobile", and not "Venus Smiles". Translated by an uncredited hand
German Die unheimliche Plastik (Part 2 of 2)
1968Translated by Hilja Brinis
Italian Le sculture di Vermillion Sands [as by James G. Ballard]
1969 French La statue qui chantait
1970Translated by Lionel Massun
French Mobile
1972Translated by Alfred Scholz
German Die Venus lächelt
1973Translated by G. R. de Bruin
Dutch Venus Glimlacht
1975 French
Le sourire de Vénus?Le sourire de Venus
1980Translated by Božidar Stančić
Croatian Pokretna skulptura
1980Translated by Michael Nagula.
German Das Lächeln der Venus
1990Translated by Milena Christache
Romanian
Venus ne zâmbește?Venus ne zambeste
[as by James G. Ballard]

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Science Fantasy, June 1957 1957-06-00 ed. John Carnell Nova Publications Ltd.  
2/-?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).
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 Jose Rubios Checkmark
Billenium 1962-00-00 J. G. Ballard Berkley Medallion F667
$0.50?$: US dollar
159
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
Vorposten im All 1964-09-01 Wallace West Pabel (Utopia Zukunftsroman #401) UZ401
DM 0.70?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
60
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".
coll
Gert Görner?Gert Goerner
Checkmark
Der Priester-König 1964-09-15 Adam Lukens Pabel (Utopia Zukunftsroman #402) UZ402
DM 0.70?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
63
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".
novel R. S. Lonati Checkmark
If, September 1967 1967-09-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Galaxy Publishing Corporation  
$0.60?$: 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 Gray Morrow Checkmark
Urania #482 1968-02-25 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Mondadori 482
Lit 250?Lit: Italian lira
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
Galaxie (2ème série), #56 1969-01-00 ed.
Alain Dorémieux?Alain Doremieux
OPTA  
F3.00?F: French frank
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
Billenium 1970-00-00 J. G. Ballard Marabout (
Bibliothèque Marabout - Science Fiction?Bibliotheque Marabout - Science Fiction
#356)
    241
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
Vermilion Sands 1971-04-00 J. G. Ballard Berkley Medallion 0-425-01980-2
$0.75?$: US dollar
192
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
Vermilion Sands 1971-04-00 J. G. Ballard Berkley Medallion 0-425-01980-2
C$0.75?C$: Canadian dollar
192
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
Die Tausend Träume von Stellavista und andere Vermilion-Sands-Stories 1972-00-00 J. G. Ballard Marion von Schröder (Science Fiction & Fantastica) 3-547-71157-6
DM 12.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
251
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 Holger Matthies Checkmark
De Zingende Beelden 1973-00-00 J. G. Ballard De Bezige Bij (Literaire Reuzenpocket #438) 90-234-0438-6   347
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 Wout Muller Checkmark
Vermilion Sands 1973-11-00 J. G. Ballard Jonathan Cape 0-224-00894-3
£2.25?£: UK pound
208
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Brian Knight (I) Checkmark
Billenium 1974-00-00 J. G. Ballard Marabout (
Bibliothèque Marabout - Science Fiction?Bibliotheque Marabout - Science Fiction
#356)
    241+
[15]
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
Die Tausend Träume von Stellavista 1974-06-00 J. G. Ballard Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3394) 3-453-30289-3
DM 3.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
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.
coll C. A. M. Thole Checkmark
Vermilion Sands ou le paysage intérieur 1975-06-30 J. G. Ballard OPTA (
OPTA - Nébula?OPTA - Nebula
#3)
2-7201-0023-4   233
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
Jean-Chrétien Favreau?Jean-Chretien Favreau
 
Vermilion Sands 1975-12-00 J. G. Ballard Panther 0-586-04161-3
£0.60?£: UK pound
208
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
Vermilion Sands 1979-00-00 J. G. Ballard Le Livre de Poche (Le Livre de Poche - Science Fiction #7053) 2-253-02311-6   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.
coll A. Choisnet Checkmark
Sirius, #44 1980-02-05 ed.
Borivoj Jurković?Borivoj Jurkovic
Borivoj Jurkovich
Vjesnik  
Din 20?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
Science-Fiction-Stories 81 1980-03-00 ed. Walter Spiegl Ullstein (Ullstein Science Fiction & Fantasy #31012) 3-548-31012-5
DM 3.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
124
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
Die Tausend Träume von Stellavista und andere Vermilion-Sands-Stories 1982-08-00 J. G. Ballard Suhrkamp (Phantastische Bibliothek #79) 3-518-37333-1
DM 9.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
203
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 Thomas Franke Checkmark
Vermilion Sands 1985-00-00 J. G. Ballard J. M. Dent (Everyman Fiction) 0-460-02277-6
£2.95?£: UK pound
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.
coll Grizelda Holderness Checkmark
Vermilion Sands ou le paysage intérieur 1988-08-00 J. G. Ballard Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5299) 2-266-02248-2   216
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 W. Siudmak Checkmark
Vermilion Sands 1988-09-00 J. G. Ballard Carroll & Graf (Masters of Science Fiction (Carroll & Graf)) 0-88184-422-5
$3.95?$: US dollar
208
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  
Orfeu din Orion, #0 1990-00-00 ed.
Viorel Pîrligras?Viorel Pirligras
,
Marian Rățulescu?Marian Ratulescu
GOTA  
Lei 300?Lei: Romanian leu
16
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
mag
Viorel Pîrligras?Viorel Pirligras
 
Vermilion Sands 1992-09-00 J. G. Ballard Phoenix 1-85799-005-6
£4.99?£: UK pound
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.
coll
René Magritte?Rene Magritte
Checkmark
Vermilion Sands 2001-10-00 J. G. Ballard Vintage (UK) 0-09-927358-6
£6.99?£: UK pound
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.
coll Richard Cummins  
The Complete Short Stories 2001-11-00 J. G. Ballard Flamingo 0-00-712405-8
£25.00?£: UK pound
ix+
1189
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Jerry Bauer Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories 2002-11-00 J. G. Ballard Flamingo 0-00-713812-1
£16.99?£: UK pound
ix+
1189
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  
Die Stimmen der Zeit 2007-04-02 J. G. Ballard Heyne (Meisterwerke der Science Fiction) 978-3-453-52229-9
€10.95?€: Euro
[1]+
987
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 Ellen Schuster Checkmark
The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard 2009-09-00 J. G. Ballard W. W. Norton & Company 978-0-393-07262-4
$35.00?$: US dollar
xv+
1199
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll David Levenson Checkmark
The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard 2012-06-01 J. G. Ballard W. W. Norton & Company 978-0-393-07687-5
$24.95?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
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