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Title: Construction Shack Title Record # 54512
Author: Clifford D. Simak
Date: 1973-01-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Synopsis: The first human expedition to Pluto discovers it to be artificial in origin, and attempt to determine what was its purpose.
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Current Tags: Pluto (1), interplanetary exploration (1), alien artifact (1), near future (1), first person point of view (1) Add Tags

Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1973 French Les bousilleurs du cosmos
1975 German Konstruktion mit kleinen Fehlern
1978Translated by Mark Wynants
Dutch De Planetenfabriek
1980Translated from the English by Iole Luisa Rambelli.
Italian La baracca del cantiere

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
3 1974 Hugo Best Short Story

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Worlds of If, January-February 1973 [UK] 1973-01-00 ed. Ejler Jakobsson Universal-Tandem Publishing Company Ltd.   £0.25 180
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 David A. Hardy Checkmark
Worlds of If, January-February 1973 1973-01-00 ed. Ejler Jakobsson UPD Publishing Corporation   $0.75 180
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 David A. Hardy Checkmark
Galaxie (2ème série), #111 1973-08-00 ed. Michel Demuth OPTA   F4.00 164
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 Sylvie Dausset Checkmark
The 1974 Annual World's Best SF 1974-05-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books (DAW Collectors #101) UY1109 $1.25 280
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 Jack Gaughan Checkmark
The 1974 Annual World's Best SF 1974-05-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books / New American Library of Canada UY1109 C$1.25 280
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 Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Third Annual Collection 1974-07-00 ed. Lester del Rey E. P. Dutton 0-525-06492-3 $7.95 251
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Best from If, Vol. 2 1974-09-00 ed. Editors of If Award Books AQ1360 $1.25 235
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 1974 Annual World's Best SF 1974-09-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books / SFBC 6278 $1.98 x+
245
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Victor Valla Checkmark
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Third Annual Collection 1975-00-00 ed. Lester del Rey Kaye & Ward 0-7182-1106-5 £ 251
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Science Fiction Story Reader 4 1975-07-00 ed. Herbert W. Franke Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3451) 3-453-30344-X DM 3.80 159
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.
anth John Berkey Checkmark
The World's Best SF Short Stories No. 1 1975-10-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim The Elmfield Press 0-7057-0057-7 £4.50 280
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Josh Kirby  
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Third Annual Collection 1976-04-00 ed. Lester del Rey Readers Union / The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 1111   245
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Third Annual Collection 1976-12-00 ed. Lester del Rey Ace Books 05477 $1.75 305
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 Dean Ellis Checkmark
Sprong naar Omega 1978-00-00 ed. A. van Hageland D.A.P. Reinaert 90-310-0419-7   373
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
Rod Serling's Other Worlds 1978-03-00 ed. Rod Serling Bantam Books 0-553-11275-9 $1.95 x+
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.
anth Bob Larkin Checkmark
Wollheim's World's Best SF: Series Three 1979-12-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books 0-87997-507-5 $2.25 280
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 Segrelles Checkmark
Il Meglio di If, Volume 2 1980-08-00 ed. uncredited Mursia (Tascabili Mursia #35) 40035 N ₤3500 266
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
Worlds of If: A Retrospective Anthology 1986-09-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander, Frederik Pohl Bluejay Books 0-312-94472-1 $19.95 438
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Alan Gutierrez Checkmark
Worlds of If: A Retrospective Anthology 1986-09-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander, Frederik Pohl Bluejay Books 0-312-94471-3 $10.95 438
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 Alan Gutierrez Checkmark
Off-Planet 1988-08-00 Clifford D. Simak Methuen 0-413-18500-1 £10.95 223
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Chris Moore Checkmark
Off-Planet 1989-09-00 Clifford D. Simak Methuen / Mandarin 0-7493-0099-X £3.50 223
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 Moore Checkmark
The SF Collection 1994-08-00 ed. Edel Brosnan Chancellor Press 1-85152-317-0 £4.99 501
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Over the River and Through the Woods 1996-10-00 Clifford D. Simak Tachyon Publications 0-9648320-2-X $25.00 xiii+
218
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Michael Dashow Checkmark
Over the River and Through the Woods 1996-10-00 Clifford D. Simak Tachyon Publications 0-9648320-2-X $40.00 xiii+
218
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Michael Dashow  
Over the River and Through the Woods 1996-10-00 Clifford D. Simak Tachyon Publications 0-9648320-2-X $65.00 xiii+
218
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Michael Dashow  
Over the River and Through the Woods 1999-06-00 Clifford D. Simak Tachyon Publications / SFBC 00282 $9.98 xiii+
218
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Michael Dashow Checkmark
The Thing in the Stone and Other Stories 2017-07-04 Clifford D. Simak Open Road Integrated Media 978-1-5040-4521-6 $7.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The 1974 Annual World's Best SF date unknown ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books (DAW Collectors #101) UY1109 $1.25 280
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 Jack Gaughan Checkmark
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