Title: The Crystal Egg

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Title: The Crystal Egg ISFDB Title Record # 54646
Author: H. G. Wells
Year: 1897
Type: SHORTFICTION
Storylen: shortstory
Series: The War of the Worlds
Webpages: librivox.org-1, librivox.org-2, Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: First published: The New Review, May 1897. Amazing Stories, May 1926, illustrated by Frank R. Paul.
Synopsis: An antiques dealer buys some items, unknowingly picking up a crystal egg in a the deal. Upon close inspection, small lifeforms and structures can be seen inside the egg. The dealer determines from clues that the egg is in fact a viewer, and that he is viewing scenes from Mars. Available on page 490, Bleiler (Gernsback).
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Variant Titles:

Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Tales of Space and Time 1899 H. G. Wells Harper & Brothers   6/- 358 hc coll  
The Country of the Blind and Other Stories 1911 H. G. Wells Thomas Nelson & Sons     xii+
574
hc coll  
The Country of the Blind and Other Stories 1913 H. G. Wells Thomas Nelson & Sons   -/7 574 hc coll  
Ghosts and Marvels: a Selection of Uncanny Tales from Daniel Defoe to Algernon Blackwood Oct 1924 ed. V. H. Collins Oxford University Press (Oxford World's Classics #284)   2/- xvi+
506
hc anth  
Tales of the Unexpected 1924 H. G. Wells W. Collins Sons   2/6 252 hc coll  
The Works of H. G. Wells: Vol. 10 1925 H. G. Wells T. Fisher Unwin (The Works of H. G. Wells #10)     xiv+
652
hc omni  
Amazing Stories, May 1926 May 1926 ed. Hugo Gernsback Experimenter Publishing Co.   $0.25 96 bedsheet mag Frank R. Paul Checkmark
The Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1927 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn   7/6 1148 hc coll  
The Famous Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1937 H. G. Wells Doubleday, Doran     vi+
1015
hc coll  
Strange Ports of Call 1948 ed. August Derleth Pellegrini & Cudahy   $4.00 [8]+
393
hc anth Checkmark
The Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1949 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn   17/6 1148 hc coll  
28 Science Fiction Stories of H. G. Wells 1952 H. G. Wells Dover Publications   $3.95 [10]+
915
hc coll John Sirchia Checkmark
Tales of the Unexpected 1954 H. G. Wells Collins     252 hc coll  
The Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1957 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn   13/6 1148 hc coll  
Le Meraviglie del possibile: Antologia della fantascienza Nov 1959 ed. Sergio Solmi, Carlo Fruttero Einaudi   3,000 Lit xx+
554
hc anth Checkmark
Aspects of Science Fiction Nov 1959 ed. G. D. Doherty John Murray   8/- 218 hc anth Checkmark
Povestiri 1959 H. G. Wells ESPLA (Meridiane)     256 unknown coll  
Best Stories of H. G. Wells Aug 1960 H. G. Wells Ballantine Books #S414K $0.35 320 pb coll  
A Century of Science Fiction Jul 1962 ed. Damon Knight Simon & Schuster / SFBC   $1.90 352 hc anth H. Lawrence Hoffman Checkmark
A Century of Science Fiction 1962 ed. Damon Knight Simon & Schuster   $4.95 352 hc anth H. Lawrence Hoffman  
A Century of Science Fiction Feb 1963 ed. Damon Knight Dell #1157 $0.75 384 pb anth Checkmark
Best Stories of H. G. Wells Jun 1963 H. G. Wells Ballantine Books #S742 $0.75 320 pb coll Checkmark
The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, and Selected Short Stories 1963 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 ed. Damon Knight Gollancz   21/- 352 hc anth  
The Valley of Spiders 1964 H. G. Wells Fontana #1035 3/6 191 pb coll  
28 Science Fiction Stories of H. G. Wells 1964 H. G. Wells Dover Publications #T265 $4.50 915 hc coll Checkmark
Stern der Vernichtung 1964 H. G. Wells Heyne (Heyne Allgemeine Reihe #293) #293 DM 2.40 156 pb coll Heinrichs & Piloty Checkmark
The Valley of Spiders Aug 1965 H. G. Wells Fontana #1035   191 pb coll  
The Complete Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1965 H. G. Wells         unknown coll  
Oul de cristal 1965 H. G. Wells Editura Tineretului (Colecţia SF (1st series)Question mark)     413 hc coll H. Mavrodin  
Best Science Fiction Stories of H. G. Wells 1966 H. G. Wells Dover Publications   $1.50 vi+
303
tp coll  
A Century of Science Fiction 1966 ed. Damon Knight Pan Books #T19 6/- 446 pb anth Checkmark
28 Science Fiction Stories of H. G. Wells 1966 H. G. Wells Dover Publications #T2? $4.50 [10]+
915
hc coll Checkmark
A Century of Science Fiction 1971 ed. Damon Knight Gollancz 0-575-00817-2 £ 349 hc anth  
The Valley of Spiders Sep 1972 H. G. Wells Fontana   £0.30 191 pb coll  
A Century of Science Fiction 1972 ed. Damon Knight BCA - Book Club Associates   £ 352 hc anth  
The Valley of Spiders May 1974 H. G. Wells Fontana 0-00-613038-0 £0.35 191 pb coll Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1974 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn 0-510-40301-8 $12.50 vi+
1038
hc coll  
In Dreams Awake Jul 1975 ed. Leslie A. Fiedler Dell Laurel #4159 $1.75 400 pb anth Checkmark
Odiseea Marțiană: Maeștrii anticipației clasiceQuestion mark 1975 ed. Ion Hobana Editura Minerva (Biblioteca pentru toțiQuestion mark #863)     349 pb anth D. Ristea  
Visions of Tomorrow Nov 1976 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 Aug 1977 H. G. Wells Tempo Books / Grosset & Dunlap 0-448-14455-7 $1.25 187 pb coll  
The Empire of the Ants (and Other Stories) Sep 1977 H. G. Wells Scholastic #TK 3298   152 pb coll Checkmark
The Empire of the Ants (and Other Stories) 1980 H. G. Wells Scholastic 0-590-11845-5   152 pb coll Checkmark
Het Ei van Kristal: Acht Verhalen en een Droom 1980 H. G. Wells Bruna 90-229-7542-8   192 tp coll Paul Lehr Checkmark
The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine and Selected Short Stories Jan 1981 H. G. Wells Grosset & Dunlap 0-448-41106-7 $5.95 514 hc omni Vincent Di Fate  
Das Kristall-Ei Oct 1981 H. G. Wells Ullstein (Ullstein Bücher #20252) 3-548-20252-7 DM 7.80 298 pb coll Checkmark
Van Jules Verne tot Isaac Asimov: De Vijftig Beste Science Fiction-Verhalen 1981 ed. Erik Lankester Publiboek / Baart 90-6513-003-9   467 hc anth Frank Frazetta Checkmark
The Gernsback Awards 1926: Volume 1 1982 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 H. G. Wells Avenel Books 0-517-37153-7   x+
726
hc omni Romas Kukalis Checkmark
De Beste Science Fiction Verhalen 1982 ed. Erik Lankester, Peter Loeb K-Tel (The Golden Label) 90-349-0151-3   240 tp anth Checkmark
Space Odyssey Sep 1983 ed. uncredited Octopus Books 0-7064-1963-4 £2.99 349 hc anth Checkmark
Magic for Sale Sep 1983 ed. Avram Davidson Ace Books 0-441-51535-5 $2.75 xiv+
210
pb anth James Warhola Checkmark
Aspects of Science Fiction 1984 ed. G. D. Doherty John Murray 0-7195-2215-3   218 pb anth Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1987 H. G. Wells St. Martin's Press 0-312-15855-6 $19.95 vi+
1038
hc coll  
Das Kristallei 1987 H. G. Wells Reclam Leipzig (Reclams Universal-Bibliothek #813) 3-379-00184-8 M 2.50 390 pb coll Friederike Pondelik Checkmark
Space Odyssey Feb 1988 ed. uncredited Treasure Press 1-85051-208-6 £5.99 349 hc anth  
The Television Late Night Horror Omnibus Sep 1993 ed. Peter Haining Orion 1-85797-092-6 £8.99 578 tp anth  
The Television Late Night Horror Omnibus Jul 1994 ed. Peter Haining Artus Publishing 1-898799-03-2 £4.99 578 tp anth  
The Armchair Horror Collection Sep 1994 ed. Peter Haining Orion 1-85797-411-5 £4.99 ix+
675
pb anth  
The Television Late Night Horror Omnibus 2003 ed. Peter Haining Bounty Books 0-7537-0851-5 £9.99 578 tp anth Checkmark
The Country of the Blind and Other Stories Apr 2004 H. G. Wells Project Gutenberg #11870     ebook coll  
Selected Stories of H. G. Wells Jul 2004 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 Dec 2006 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 May 2007 H. G. Wells Penguin Books 978-0-14-193711-3 £7.99   ebook coll  
The Country of the Blind and Other Selected Stories Dec 2007 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 Nov 2008 H. G. Wells Project Gutenberg #27365     ebook coll  
A Dream of Armageddon Jan 2009 H. G. Wells Cybraria   $3.26   ebook coll  
Short Science Fiction Collection Vol. 015 May 2009 ed. LibriVox LibriVox   $0.00   digital audio download anth  
A Dream of Armageddon: The Complete Supernatural Tales 2009 H. G. Wells Fall River Press 978-1-4351-1583-5 $7.98 xvi+
367
hc coll Kazuhiko Nakamura Checkmark
A Dream of Armageddon May 2010 H. G. Wells Kessinger Publishing 978-1-161-41702-9 $30.95   hc coll  
Complete Short Story Omnibus Apr 2011 H. G. Wells Gollancz 978-0-575-09524-3 £25.00 959 hc coll Checkmark
The Monster-Maker and Other Science Fiction Classics 2012 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 Jan 2013 H. G. Wells CreateSpace 978-1-4819-9061-5 $9.99 310 tp coll  
The War of the Worlds Mar 2013 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 Jul 2013 H. G. Wells CreateSpace 978-1-4912-2057-3 $15.20 576 tp coll  
Tales of Space and Time Jan 2014 H. G. Wells LibriVox       digital audio player coll  
H. G. Wells: The Dover Reader Feb 2016 H. G. Wells Dover Publications (Dover Thrift Editions) 978-0-486-80248-0 $6.00 527 pb omni  
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 Publishing 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

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