Title: The Crystal Egg

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Title: The Crystal Egg Title Record # 54646
Author: H. G. Wells
Date: 1897-05-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: librivox.org-1, librivox.org-2, Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: This story was first published in The New Review, May 1897. Though parts of it are set on Mars it has no part in Wells' "The War of the Worlds": there are seemingly different kinds of Martians, none of which are resembling the ones from the novel.
Synopsis: An antique dealer finds out that one of his items(the crystal egg) allows views from a high post into alien life scenes. Upon close inspection, small lifeforms and structures can be seen inside the egg. With the help from the protagonist itcan be determined from clues that the egg is in fact a viewer, and that he is viewing scenes from Mars.
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Translations
Year Language Title
1959 Romanian Oul de cristal
1959 Italian L'uovo di cristallo
1964 German Das Kristall-Ei
1979 German Das Kristallei [as by Herbert George Wells]
1980 Dutch Het Ei van Kristal
1981 Dutch Het Kristallen Ei

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Tales of Space and Time 1899-00-00 H. G. Wells Harper & Brothers   6/- 358 hc? coll  
Tales of Space and Time 1899-00-00 H. G. Wells Doubleday & McClure     358 hc? coll  
Tales of Space and Time 1899-00-00 H. G. Wells Doubleday & McClure     358 hc? coll  
The Country of the Blind and Other Stories 1911-00-00 H. G. Wells Thomas Nelson & Sons     xii+
574
hc? coll  
The Country of the Blind and Other Stories 1913-00-00 H. G. Wells Thomas Nelson & Sons   -/7 574 hc? coll  
Tales of the Unexpected 1924-00-00 H. G. Wells W. Collins Sons   2/6 252 hc? coll  
Ghosts and Marvels: A Selection of Uncanny Tales from Daniel Defoe to Algernon Blackwood 1924-10-00 ed. V. H. Collins Oxford University Press (The World's Classics #284)   2/- xvi+
506
hc? anth  
In the Days of the Comet and Seventeen Short Stories 1925-00-00 H. G. Wells T. Fisher Unwin (The Works of H. G. Wells #10)     xiv+
652
hc? omni  
In the Days of the Comet and Seventeen Short Stories 1925-00-00 H. G. Wells Charles Scribner's Sons (The Works of H. G. Wells #10)     xiv+
652
hc? omni  
Amazing Stories, May 1926 1926-05-00 ed. Hugo Gernsback Experimenter Publishing Co.   $0.25 96 bedsheet? mag Frank R. Paul Checkmark
The Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1927-00-00 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn   7/6 1148 hc? coll  
The Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1927-00-00 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn     1148 hc? coll  
The Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1927-10-00 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn     1148 hc? coll  
The Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1929-00-00 H. G. Wells Doubleday, Doran   $5.00 vi+
1015
hc? coll  
A Slip Under the Microscope 1931-06-27 H. G. Wells Haldeman-Julius (Little Blue Book #1664) #1664   63 ph? coll  
The Famous Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1937-00-00 H. G. Wells Doubleday, Doran     vi+
1015
hc? coll  
Strange Ports of Call 1948-04-00 ed. August Derleth Pellegrini & Cudahy   $4.00 [8]+
393
hc? anth Checkmark
The Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1949-00-00 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn   17/6 1038 hc? coll  
28 Science Fiction Stories of H. G. Wells 1952-00-00 H. G. Wells Dover Publications   $3.95 [10]+
915
hc? coll John Sirchia Checkmark
Tales of the Unexpected 1954-00-00 H. G. Wells Collins     252 hc? coll  
The Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1957-00-00 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn   13/6 1148 hc? coll  
Povestiri 1959-00-00 H. G. Wells ESPLA (Meridiane)     256 unknown? coll  
Le Meraviglie del possibile: Antologia della fantascienza 1959-11-10 ed. Sergio Solmi, Carlo Fruttero Einaudi   3,000 Lit xx+
554
hc? anth Checkmark
Aspects of Science Fiction 1959-11-30 ed. G. D. Doherty John Murray   8/- 218 hc? anth Checkmark
28 Science Fiction Stories of H. G. Wells 1960-00-00 H. G. Wells Dover Publications #T265   [10]+
915
hc? coll dixon Checkmark
Best Stories of H. G. Wells 1960-08-00 H. G. Wells Ballantine Books #S414K $0.35 320 pb? coll  
A Century of Science Fiction 1962-05-00 ed. Damon Knight Simon & Schuster   $4.95 352 hc? anth H. Lawrence Hoffman  
A Century of Science Fiction 1962-07-00 ed. Damon Knight Simon & Schuster / SFBC   $1.90 352 hc? anth H. Lawrence Hoffman Checkmark
The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, and Selected Short Stories 1963-00-00 H. G. Wells Platt & Munk (Platt & Munk Great Writers Collection)   $2.95 [14]+
514
hc? omni Al Fiorentino Checkmark
A Century of Science Fiction 1963-00-00 ed. Damon Knight Gollancz   21/- 352 hc? anth  
A Century of Science Fiction 1963-02-00 ed. Damon Knight Dell #1157 $0.75 384 pb? anth Checkmark
Best Stories of H. G. Wells 1963-06-00 H. G. Wells Ballantine Books #S742 $0.75 320 pb? coll Checkmark
The Valley of Spiders 1964-00-00 H. G. Wells Fontana #1035 3/6 191 pb? coll  
28 Science Fiction Stories of H. G. Wells 1964-00-00 H. G. Wells Dover Publications #T265 $4.50 915 hc? coll Checkmark
Stern der Vernichtung 1964-00-00 H. G. Wells Heyne (Heyne Allgemeine Reihe #293) #293 DM 2.40 156 pb? coll Heinrichs & Piloty Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1965-00-00 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn     1038 hc? coll  
Oul de cristal 1965-00-00 H. G. Wells Editura Tineretului (Colecţia SF (1st series)?)     413 hc? coll H. Mavrodin  
The Valley of Spiders 1965-08-00 H. G. Wells Fontana #1035   191 pb? coll  
Best Science Fiction Stories of H. G. Wells 1966-00-00 H. G. Wells Dover Publications   $1.50 vi+
303
tp? coll  
A Century of Science Fiction 1966-00-00 ed. Damon Knight Pan Books #T19 6/- 446 pb? anth Checkmark
28 Science Fiction Stories of H. G. Wells 1966-00-00 H. G. Wells Dover Publications #T2? $4.50 [10]+
915
hc? coll Checkmark
Best Science Fiction Stories of H. G. Wells 1966-00-00 H. G. Wells Peter Smith Publisher   $3.75 vi+
303
tp? coll  
Aspects of Science Fiction 1968-00-00 ed. G. D. Doherty John Murray (The Albemarle Library for Schools #4) 0-7195-0322-1   218 hc? anth Checkmark
A Century of Science Fiction 1971-00-00 ed. Damon Knight Gollancz 0-575-00817-2 £ 349 hc? anth  
A Century of Science Fiction 1972-00-00 ed. Damon Knight BCA - Book Club Associates   £ 352 hc? anth  
The Valley of Spiders 1972-09-00 H. G. Wells Fontana   £0.30 191 pb? coll  
The Complete Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1974-00-00 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn 0-510-40301-8 $12.50 vi+
1038
hc? coll  
The Valley of Spiders 1974-05-00 H. G. Wells Fontana 0-00-613038-0 £0.35 191 pb? coll Checkmark
Odiseea Marțiană: Maeștrii anticipației clasice? 1975-00-00 ed. Ion Hobana Editura Minerva (Biblioteca pentru toți? #863)     349 pb? anth D. Ristea  
In Dreams Awake 1975-07-00 ed. Leslie A. Fiedler Dell Laurel #4159 $1.75 400 pb? anth Checkmark
Visions of Tomorrow 1976-11-00 ed. Roger Elwood Pocket Books 0-671-80775-7 $1.95 390 pb? anth Charles Moll Checkmark
Empire of the Ants and 8 Other Science Fiction Stories 1977-08-00 H. G. Wells Tempo Books / Grosset & Dunlap 0-448-14455-7 $1.25 187 pb? coll  
The Empire of the Ants (and Other Stories) 1977-09-00 H. G. Wells Scholastic #TK 3298   152 pb? coll Checkmark
Das Kristallei 1979-00-00 Herbert George Wells Reclam Leipzig (Reclams Universal-Bibliothek #813) #RUB0813 M 2.50 386+
[4]
pb? coll Max Ernst Checkmark
Das Kristall-Ei 1979-09-00 H. G. Wells Zsolnay (H. G. Wells Edition #2) 3-552-03125-1 DM 24.00 286+
[1]
hc? coll Doris Byer Checkmark
The Empire of the Ants (and Other Stories) 1980-00-00 H. G. Wells Scholastic 0-590-11845-5   152 pb? coll Checkmark
Het Ei van Kristal: Acht Verhalen en een Droom 1980-00-00 H. G. Wells Bruna 90-229-7542-8   192 tp? coll Paul Lehr Checkmark
Van Jules Verne tot Isaac Asimov: De Vijftig Beste Science Fiction-Verhalen 1981-00-00 ed. Erik Lankester Publiboek / Baart 90-6513-003-9   467 hc? anth Frank Frazetta Checkmark
The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine and Selected Short Stories 1981-01-00 H. G. Wells Grosset & Dunlap 0-448-41106-7 $5.95 514 hc? omni Vincent Di Fate  
Das Kristall-Ei 1981-10-00 H. G. Wells Ullstein (Ullstein Bücher #20252) 3-548-20252-7 DM 7.80 298 pb? coll Checkmark
The Gernsback Awards 1926: Volume 1 1982-00-00 ed. Forrest J Ackerman Triton Books 0-943958-01-6 $14.95 v+
309
hc? anth Frank R. Paul Checkmark
Works of H. G. Wells 1982-00-00 H. G. Wells Avenel Books 0-517-37153-7   x+
726
hc? omni Romas Kukalis Checkmark
De Beste Science Fiction Verhalen 1982-00-00 ed. Erik Lankester, Peter Loeb K-Tel (The Golden Label) 90-349-0151-3   240 tp? anth Checkmark
Das Kristall-Ei 1983-08-00 H. G. Wells Ullstein (Ullstein Bücher #20252) 3-548-20252-7 DM 7.80 298 pb? coll Checkmark
Space Odyssey 1983-09-00 ed. uncredited Octopus Books 0-7064-1963-4 £2.99 349 hc? anth Checkmark
Magic for Sale 1983-09-00 ed. Avram Davidson Ace Books 0-441-51535-5 $2.75 xiv+
210
pb? anth James Warhola Checkmark
Aspects of Science Fiction 1984-00-00 ed. G. D. Doherty John Murray 0-7195-2215-3   218 pb? anth Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1987-00-00 H. G. Wells St. Martin's Press 0-312-15855-6 $19.95 vi+
1038
hc? coll  
Das Kristallei 1987-00-00 Herbert George Wells Reclam Leipzig (Reclams Universal-Bibliothek #813) 3-379-00184-8 M 2.50 386+
[4]
pb? coll Max Ernst Checkmark
Space Odyssey 1988-02-00 ed. uncredited Treasure Press 1-85051-208-6 £5.99 349 hc? anth  
The Television Late Night Horror Omnibus 1993-09-00 ed. Peter Haining Orion 1-85797-092-6 £8.99 578 tp? anth  
The Television Late Night Horror Omnibus 1994-07-00 ed. Peter Haining Artus Publishing 1-898799-03-2 £4.99 578 tp? anth  
The Armchair Horror Collection 1994-09-00 ed. Peter Haining Orion 1-85797-411-5 £4.99 ix+
675
pb? anth  
Decades of Science Fiction 1997-04-00 ed. Applewhite Minyard NTC Publishing Group 0-8442-5994-2 $26.95 xvi+
557
tp? anth François Robert Checkmark
Das Kristall-Ei 1998-03-00 H. G. Wells dtv 3-423-12428-8 DM 19.90 326 pb? coll H. R. Giger  
The Television Late Night Horror Omnibus 2003-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Bounty Books 0-7537-0851-5 £9.99 578 tp? anth Checkmark
The Country of the Blind and Other Stories 2004-04-02 H. G. Wells Project Gutenberg #11870     ebook? coll  
Selected Stories of H. G. Wells 2004-07-00 H. G. Wells Modern Library (Modern Library Classics) 0-812-97075-6 $13.95 xvii+
399
tp? coll Frank R. Paul  
The Man Who Could Work Miracles 2006-12-01 H. G. Wells Tartarus Press 978-1-905784-00-4 £35.00 xiv+
363
hc? coll  
The Country of the Blind and Other Selected Stories 2007-05-31 H. G. Wells Penguin Books 978-0-14-193711-3 £7.99   ebook? coll  
The Country of the Blind and Other Selected Stories 2007-12-18 H. G. Wells Penguin Books (Penguin Classics) 978-0-14-144198-6 £9.99 xxxii+
432
tp? coll Kate Gibb Checkmark
Tales of Space and Time 2008-12-00 H. G. Wells Project Gutenberg #27365     ebook? coll  
A Dream of Armageddon: The Complete Supernatural Tales 2009-00-00 H. G. Wells Fall River Press 978-1-4351-1583-5 $7.98 xvi+
367
hc? coll Kazuhiko Nakamura Checkmark
A Dream of Armageddon 2009-01-00 H. G. Wells Cybraria   $3.26   ebook? coll  
Short Science Fiction Collection Vol. 015 2009-05-04 ed. LibriVox LibriVox   $0.00   digital audio download? anth  
A Dream of Armageddon 2010-05-00 H. G. Wells Kessinger 978-1-161-41702-9 $30.95   hc? coll  
Complete Short Story Omnibus 2011-04-00 H. G. Wells Gollancz 978-0-575-09524-3 £25.00 959 hc? coll Checkmark
The Monster-Maker and Other Science Fiction Classics 2012-00-00 ed. Michael Kelahan Fall River Press 978-1-4351-2507-0   xi+
417
hc? anth Jason Chow Checkmark
The Country of the Blind and Other Stories 2013-01-17 H. G. Wells CreateSpace 978-1-4819-9061-5 $9.99 310 tp? coll  
The War of the Worlds 2013-03-17 H. G. Wells Baen (The Ron Miller Science Fiction Classics Collection) 978-1-62579-046-0 $3.99   ebook? coll Ron Miller  
The Country of the Blind and Other Stories 2013-07-29 H. G. Wells CreateSpace 978-1-4912-2057-3 $15.20 576 tp? coll  
Tales of Space and Time 2014-01-20 H. G. Wells LibriVox       digital audio player? coll  
H. G. Wells: The Dover Reader 2016-02-17 H. G. Wells Dover Publications (Dover Thrift Editions) 978-0-486-80248-0 $6.00 527 pb? omni  
The Crystal Egg and Other Stories 2017-01-09 H. G. Wells Wordsworth Editions (Wordsworth Classics) 978-1-84022-739-0 £1.99 xxx+
450
unknown? coll  
The Short Stories of H. G. Wells date unknown H. G. Wells Odhams Press     375 hc? coll  
Best Stories of H. G. Wells date unknown H. G. Wells Ballantine Books #S414K $0.75 320 pb? coll Checkmark
A Dream of Armageddon date unknown H. G. Wells Kessinger 978-1-4191-0103-8 $21.95   tp? coll  
Best Science Fiction Stories of H. G. Wells date unknown H. G. Wells Dover Publications 0-486-21531-8 $2.25 vi+
303
tp? coll Checkmark
Selected Stories of H. G. Wells date unknown H. G. Wells Modern Library (Modern Library Classics) 978-0-8129-7075-3 $14.95 xvii+
399
tp? coll Frank R. Paul  
Tales of the Unexpected date unknown H. G. Wells Collins / BCE     252 hc? coll Checkmark
28 Science Fiction Stories of H. G. Wells date unknown H. G. Wells Dover Publications 0-486-20265-8 $7.50 915 hc? coll Theodore Menten Checkmark
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