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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
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
1973 Dutch Venus Glimlacht
1975 French Le sourire de Vénus
1980Translated by Božidar Stančić
Croatian Pokretna skulptura
1980Translated by Michael Nagula.
German Das Lächeln der Venus

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/- 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 $0.50 159
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
If, September 1967 1967-09-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Galaxy Publishing Corporation   $0.60 164
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 Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 482 250 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
Galaxie (2ème série), #56 1969-01-00 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 Wenzel Checkmark
Billenium 1970-00-00 J. G. Ballard Marabout (Bibliothèque 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 $0.75 192
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$0.75 192
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 12.00 251
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 £2.25 208
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 #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 3.80 189
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 #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 Checkmark
Vermilion Sands 1975-12-00 J. G. Ballard Panther 0-586-04161-3 £0.60 208
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   20 din. 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 3.80 124
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 9.00 203
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 £2.95 208
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 $3.95 208
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  
Vermilion Sands 1992-09-00 J. G. Ballard Phoenix 1-85799-005-6 £4.99 208
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.
coll René Magritte Checkmark
Vermilion Sands 2001-10-00 J. G. Ballard Vintage (UK) 0-09-927358-6 £6.99 208
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.
coll Richard Cummins  
The Complete Short Stories 2001-11-00 J. G. Ballard Flamingo 0-00-712405-8 £25.00 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 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 [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 xv+
1199
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll 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  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
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