Title: Construction Shack

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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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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1973 French Les bousilleurs du cosmos
1975 German Konstruktion mit kleinen Fehlern
1978 Dutch De Planetenfabriek
1980 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# 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? mag David A. Hardy Checkmark
Worlds of If, January-February 1973 1973-01-00 ed. Ejler Jakobsson UPD Publishing Corporation   $0.75 180 digest? mag David A. Hardy Checkmark
Galaxie (2ème série), #111 1973-08-00 ed. Michel Demuth OPTA   F4.00 164 digest? mag Sylvie Dausset Checkmark
The 1974 Annual World's Best SF 1974-05-00 ed. Donald A. Wollheim, Arthur W. Saha DAW Books (DAW Collectors #101) UY1109 $1.25 280 pb? 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? 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? anth Checkmark
The Best from If, Vol. 2 1974-09-00 ed. Editors of If Award Books AQ1360 $1.25 235 pb? anth Checkmark
The 1974 Annual World's Best SF 1974-09-00 ed. Donald A. Wollheim, Arthur W. Saha DAW Books / SFBC 6278 $1.98 x+
245
hc? 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? 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? anth John Berkey Checkmark
The World's Best SF Short Stories No. 1 1975-10-00 ed. Donald A. Wollheim, Arthur W. Saha The Elmfield Press 0-7057-0057-7 £4.50 280 hc? 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? 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? anth Dean Ellis Checkmark
Sprong naar Omega 1978-00-00 ed. A. van Hageland D.A.P. Reinaert 90-310-0419-7   373 tp? anth Checkmark
Rod Serling's Other Worlds 1978-03-00 ed. Rod Serling Bantam Books 0-553-11275-9 $1.95 x+
244
pb? 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? anth Segrelles Checkmark
Il Meglio di If, Volume 2 1980-08-00 ed. uncredited Mursia (Tascabili Mursia #35) 40035 N ₤3500 266 tp? anth Checkmark
Worlds of If: A Retrospective Anthology 1986-09-00 ed. Joseph D. Olander, Martin Harry Greenberg, Frederik Pohl Bluejay Books 0-312-94472-1 $19.95 438 hc? anth Alan Gutierrez Checkmark
Worlds of If: A Retrospective Anthology 1986-09-00 ed. Joseph D. Olander, Martin Harry Greenberg, Frederik Pohl Bluejay Books 0-312-94471-3 $10.95 438 tp? anth Alan Gutierrez Checkmark
Off-Planet 1988-08-00 Clifford D. Simak Methuen 0-413-18500-1 £10.95 223 hc? coll Chris Moore Checkmark
Off-Planet 1989-09-00 Clifford D. Simak Methuen / Mandarin 0-7493-0099-X £3.50 223 pb? coll Chris Moore Checkmark
The SF Collection 1994-08-00 ed. Edel Brosnan Chancellor Press 1-85152-317-0 £4.99 501 hc? 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? 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? 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? 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? 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? coll  
The 1974 Annual World's Best SF date unknown ed. Donald A. Wollheim, Arthur W. Saha DAW Books (DAW Collectors #101) UY1109 $1.25 280 pb? anth Jack Gaughan Checkmark
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