Title: The Star

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Title: The Star Title Record # 54841
Author: H. G. Wells
Date: 1897-12-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
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Language: English
Note: First published 1897 in the Christmas Number of The Graphic, p. 13; illustrated by William Small Published April 1905 in The Grand Magazine 1:3, pp. 353-61, as part 3 of the series "My Best Story and Why I Think So" --The FictionMags Index
Synopsis: A planetoid crashes into Neptune, causing it to form a new star. Its violent birth causes widespread disaster on Earth, but some live on to start a better Earth.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1930 German Der Stern
1930 German Der Stern [as by Herbert George Wells]
1959 Romanian Steaua
1961 Japanese 妖星? [as by H・G・ウエルズ?]
1964 German Der Stern
1964 German Stern der Vernichtung
1965 Portuguese A Estrela
1969 German Der Stern
1969 German Der Stern [as by Herbert George Wells]
1980 Dutch De Ster
1988 Italian La stella

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 Door in the Wall and Other Stories 1911-00-00 H. G. Wells Mitchell Kennerley     153 hc? coll  
The Country of the Blind and Other Stories 1911-00-00 H. G. Wells Thomas Nelson & Sons     xii+
574
hc? coll  
The Star 1912-00-00 H. G. Wells Simplified Speling Sosieti     24 ph? chap  
The Country of the Blind and Other Stories 1913-00-00 H. G. Wells Thomas Nelson & Sons   -/7 574 hc? coll  
The Door in the Wall and Other Stories 1915-01-00 H. G. Wells Grant Richards     153 hc? coll  
Tales of Wonder 1923-00-00 H. G. Wells W. Collins Sons     249 hc? coll  
Science and Invention, March 1923 1923-03-00 ed. Editors of Science and Invention, H. Gernsback Experimenter Publishing Co.   $0.25 108 bedsheet? mag Howard V. Brown Checkmark
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, June 1926 1926-06-00 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  
Der Apfel vom Baum der Erkenntnis 1930-00-00 Herbert George Wells Zsolnay (Herbert George Wells: Gesammelte Werke in Einzelausgaben)   RM 6.00 371 hc? coll George C. Beresford  
The Famous Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1937-00-00 H. G. Wells Doubleday, Doran     vi+
1015
hc? coll  
The Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1949-00-00 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn   17/6 1038 hc? coll  
The Other Side of the Moon 1949-03-00 ed. August Derleth Pellegrini & Cudahy   $3.75 [viii]+
461
hc? anth Checkmark
The Other Side of the Moon 1949-05-00 ed. August Derleth Pellegrini & Cudahy   $3.75 [viii]+
461
hc? anth  
Shot in the Dark 1950-01-00 ed. Judith Merril Bantam Books 751 $0.25 310 pb? anth Herman E. Bischoff Checkmark
Shot in the Dark 1950-01-31 ed. Judith Merril Bantam Books 751   310 pb? anth Herman E. Bischoff Checkmark
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
The Treasury of Science Fiction Classics 1954-00-00 ed. Harold W. Kuebler Hanover House   $2.95 x+
694
hc? anth Richard Powers Checkmark
The Treasury of Science Fiction Classics 1954-00-00 ed. Harold W. Kuebler Hanover House / SFBC   $1.65 694 hc? anth Richard M. Powers Checkmark
Science in Fiction 1957-00-00 ed. J. C. Bayliss, A. E. M. Bayliss University of London Press   4/3 191 hc? anth  
The Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1957-00-00 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn   13/6 1148 hc? coll  
The Earth in Peril / Who Speaks of Conquest? 1957-02-00 Lan Wright, Donald A. Wollheim Ace Books (Ace Double #D-205) D-205 $0.35 158+
160
dos? omni Ed Emshwiller , Stanley Meltzoff Checkmark
Povestiri 1959-00-00 H. G. Wells ESPLA (Meridiane)     256 unknown? coll  
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  
H・G・ウェルズ短篇集 I: 来たるべき世界の物語? 1961-09-00 H・G・ウエルズ? 早川書房? (ハヤカワ・ファンタジー? #3029)     294 tp? coll  
Best Stories of H. G. Wells 1963-06-00 H. G. Wells Ballantine Books S742 $0.75 320 pb? coll Checkmark
The Other Side of the Moon 1963-07-00 ed. August Derleth Panther 1541 2/6 144 pb? anth Checkmark
The Best of Sci-Fi (Three) 1964-00-00 ed. Cordelia Titcomb Smith Mayflower-Dell 3160 5/- 288 pb? anth Richard Powers Checkmark
28 Science Fiction Stories of H. G. Wells 1964-00-00 H. G. Wells Dover Publications T265 $4.50 915 hc? coll Checkmark
Great Science Fiction Stories 1964-02-00 ed. Cordelia Titcomb Smith Dell Laurel-Leaf Library 3160 $0.50 288 pb? anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Stern der Vernichtung 1964-05-00 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  
Second Orbit: A New Science Fiction Anthology for Schools 1965-00-00 ed. G. D. Doherty John Murray (The Albemarle Library for Schools)     218 hc? anth Peter Sedgley  
The Cone 1965-00-00 H. G. Wells Fontana 1125 3/6 160 pb? coll Checkmark
Oul de cristal 1965-00-00 H. G. Wells Editura Tineretului (Colecţia SF (1st series)?)     413 hc? coll H. Mavrodin  
De Júlio Verne aos Astronautas - Os Melhores Contos de Ficção Científica 1965-00-00 ed. Lima de Freitas Livros do Brasil (Argonauta #100)     418 pb? anth Lima de Freitas  
Best Science Fiction Stories of H. G. Wells 1966-00-00 H. G. Wells Dover Publications   $1.50 vi+
303
tp? coll  
From Frankenstein to Andromeda 1966-00-00 ed. J. G. Brown Macmillan UK   7/6 vi+
150
tp? anth  
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  
Der gestohlene Bazillus und acht andere Erzählungen 1969-00-00 H. G. Wells Diogenes     264 hc? coll Tomi Ungerer Checkmark
The Mirror of Infinity: A Critics' Anthology of Science Fiction 1970-05-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Canfield Press   $ xi+
324
tp? anth Fred Cantor Checkmark
The Mirror of Infinity: A Critics' Anthology of Science Fiction 1970-05-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Harper & Row   $6.95 xi+
324
hc? anth Fred Cantor Checkmark
The Mirror of Infinity: A Critics' Anthology of Science Fiction 1971-07-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-48473-X £2.50 xi+
312
hc? anth  
Great Science Fiction Stories 1972-07-00 ed. Cordelia Titcomb Smith Dell Laurel-Leaf Library 3160 $0.50 288 pb? anth Richard Powers Checkmark
The Mirror of Infinity: A Critics' Anthology of Science Fiction 1973-00-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Perennial Library / Harper & Row 0-06-080306-1 $1.50 xiv+
303
pb? anth Checkmark
Past, Present, and Future Perfect 1973-08-00 ed. Jack C. Wolf, Gregory Fitz Gerald Fawcett Premier M606 $0.95 544 pb? anth Checkmark
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  
Das Zeitfahrrad 1974-00-00 ed. Edwin Orthmann Neues Leben (Wissenschaftlich-phantastische Erzählungen aus aller Welt)   M 9.00 508 hc? anth Werner Ruhner  
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow ... 1974-02-07 ed. Bonnie L. Heintz, Frank Herbert, Donald A. Joos, Jane Agorn McGee Holt, Rinehart and Winston 0-03-010796-2   x+
619
tp? anth Checkmark
Great Science Fiction Stories 1974-10-00 ed. Cordelia Titcomb Smith Dell Laurel-Leaf 3160 $0.95 288 pb? anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow ... 1976-00-00 ed. Bonnie L. Heintz, Frank Herbert, Donald A. Joos, Jane Agorn McGee Holt, Rinehart and Winston 0-03-010796-2   x+
619
tp? anth Checkmark
The Best of British SF 1 1977-00-00 ed. Mike Ashley Orbit 0-86007-912-0 £0.95 411 pb? anth Bob Layzell Checkmark
Stern der Vernichtung 1977-07-00 H. G. Wells Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3550) 3-453-30444-6 DM 3.80 156 pb? coll Tony Roberts  
The Road to Science Fiction: From Gilgamesh to Wells 1977-09-00 ed. James Gunn Mentor / New American Library 0-451-61578-6 / ME1578 $2.25 404 pb? anth Checkmark
Approaches to Science Fiction 1978-00-00 ed. Donald L. Lawler Houghton Mifflin 0-395-25496-5   xi+
560
tp? anth Checkmark
Stern der Vernichtung 1978-00-00 H. G. Wells Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3550) 3-453-30444-6 DM 3.80 156 pb? coll Tony Roberts Checkmark
Science Fiction: Creators and Pioneers 1979-00-00 ed. Arthur Liebman Richards Rosen 0-8239-0493-8   x+
211
hc? anth  
Fantastic Worlds: Myths, Tales, and Stories 1979-00-00 ed. Eric S. Rabkin Oxford University Press 0-19-502542-3 $22.50 xvii+
478
hc? anth  
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
Fantastic Worlds: Myths, Tales, and Stories 1979-05-00 ed. Eric S. Rabkin Oxford University Press 0-19-502541-5 $5.95 xvii+
478
tp? anth Hieronymus Bosch 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 Door in the Wall and Other Stories 1980-00-00 H. G. Wells David R. Godine 0-87923-326-5   157 hc? coll  
The Door in the Wall and Other Stories 1980-00-00 H. G. Wells David R. Godine 0-87923-327-3 $5.95 157 tp? coll  
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
Das Kristall-Ei 1981-10-00 H. G. Wells Ullstein (Ullstein Bücher #20252) 3-548-20252-7 DM 7.80 298 pb? coll 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
Beyond the Stars: Tales of Adventure in Time and Space 1983-00-00 ed. uncredited Octopus Books 0-86273-094-5   286 hc? anth Peter Dennis Checkmark
Beyond the Stars: Tales of Adventure in Time and Space 1983-00-00 ed. uncredited Cathay Books 0-86178-294-1   286 hc? anth Peter Dennis Checkmark
Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology 1983-05-00 ed. Eric S. Rabkin Oxford University Press 0-19-503271-3 $19.95 x+
529
hc? anth Yves Tanguy Checkmark
Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology 1983-05-00 ed. Eric S. Rabkin Oxford University Press 0-19-503271-3 $9.95 x+
529
tp? anth Yves Tanguy 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
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
Science Fiction: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology 1988-00-00 ed. Patricia S. Warrick, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Harper & Row 0-06-046941-2   xi +
522
tp? anth Checkmark
Le vie della fantascienza 1988-12-21 ed. James Gunn Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Oscar #2079) 88-04-31566-0 10,000 Lit 578 pb? anth Karel Thole  
Von Poe bis Wells 1989-03-00 ed. James Gunn Heyne (Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur #91) 3-453-03122-9 DM 12.80 285 pb? anth Eric Bach Checkmark
The Country of the Blind and Other Science-Fiction Stories 1997-00-00 H. G. Wells Dover Publications 0-486-29569-9 $1.50 v+
90
tp? coll 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 Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy 2000-07-28 ed. Garyn G. Roberts Prentice-Hall 0-13-021280-6 $47.00 xviii+
1166
tp? anth Frank R. Paul  
The Road to Science Fiction: Volume I: From Gilgamesh to Wells 2002-11-00 ed. James Gunn Scarecrow Press 0-8108-4414-1 $29.95 xviii+
349
tp? anth  
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy 2003-00-00 ed. Garyn G. Roberts Prentice-Hall 0-13-021280-6   xviii+
1166
tp? anth Frank R. Paul 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 Door in the Wall and Other Stories 2005-07-22 H. G. Wells Project Gutenberg 456     ebook? 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 Apocalypse Reader 2007-06-00 ed. Justin Taylor Thunder's Mouth Press 978-1-56025-959-6 $15.95 xvi+
318
tp? anth  
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  
Short Science Fiction Collection 23 2009-08-03 ed. LibriVox LibriVox       digital audio download? anth  
The End of the World: Classic Tales of Apocalyptic Science Fiction 2010-00-00 ed. Michael Kelahan Fall River Press 978-1-4351-2592-6 $7.98 457 hc? anth Ben Gibson Checkmark
Short Science Fiction Collection 038 2010-07-20 ed. LibriVox LibriVox       digital audio download? anth  
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction 2010-08-01 ed. Rob Latham, Veronica Hollinger, Joan Gordon, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Arthur B. Evans, Carol McGuirk Wesleyan University Press 978-0-8195-6955-4 $39.95 xviii+
767
tp? anth Georges Méliès Checkmark
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction 2010-08-01 ed. Rob Latham, Veronica Hollinger, Joan Gordon, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Arthur B. Evans, Carol McGuirk Wesleyan University Press 978-0-8195-6954-7 $85.00 688 hc? anth Checkmark
The Last Man Anthology: Tales of Catastrophe, Disaster, and Woe 2010-10-26 ed. Hunter Liguore Sword & Saga Press 978-0-615-38505-1 $15.95 266 tp? anth Alexandra Wolfe  
Complete Short Story Omnibus 2011-04-00 H. G. Wells Gollancz 978-0-575-09524-3 £25.00 959 hc? coll Checkmark
The Country of the Blind: and Other Science Fiction Stories 2011-05-19 H. G. Wells Dover Publications (Dover Thrift Editions) 978-0-486-48289-7 $3.00 128 unknown? coll  
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 Country of the Blind and Other Stories 2013-07-29 H. G. Wells CreateSpace 978-1-4912-2057-3 $15.20 576 tp? coll  
The Door in the Wall and Other Stories 2013-08-01 H. G. Wells Bottom of the Hill Publishing 978-1-4837-0288-9 $8.99 106 tp? coll  
Short Science Fiction Collection 049 2013-11-19 ed. LibriVox LibriVox       digital audio download? anth  
Tales of Space and Time 2014-01-20 H. G. Wells LibriVox       digital audio player? coll  
The Folio Science Fiction Anthology 2016-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss The Folio Society   $53.95 x+
260
hc? anth Florian Schommer Checkmark
The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection 2016-07-12 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Vintage Crime/Black Lizard / Vintage Books 978-1-101-91009-2 $25.00 xxxi+
1178
tp? anth Bruce Pennington Checkmark
The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection 2016-07-12 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Vintage Crime/Black Lizard / Vintage Books 978-1-101-91010-8 $25.00   ebook? anth Bruce Pennington  
The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection 2016-07-12 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Vintage Crime/Black Lizard / SFBC 14-1016912 $19.55 xxxi+
1178
tp? anth Bruce Pennington  
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  
Scientific Romance: An International Anthology of Pioneering Science Fiction 2017-01-18 ed. Brian Stableford Dover Publications 978-0-486-80837-6 $14.95 xii+
337
tp? anth  
Best Science Fiction Stories of H. G. Wells 2018-05-16 H. G. Wells Dover Publications 978-0-486-82560-1 $14.95 384 tp? coll  
The Short Stories of H. G. Wells date unknown H. G. Wells Odhams Press     375 hc? coll  
The Road to Science Fiction: From Gilgamesh to Wells date unknown ed. James Gunn Mentor 0-451-61578-6 $2.25 404 pb? anth Checkmark
Best Stories of H. G. Wells date unknown H. G. Wells Ballantine Books S414K $0.75 320 pb? coll Checkmark
The Mirror of Infinity: A Critics' Anthology of Science Fiction date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Perennial Library / Harper & Row 0-06-080306-1 $1.95 xiv+
303
pb? anth  
The Road to Science Fiction: Volume I: From Gilgamesh to Wells date unknown ed. James Gunn Scarecrow Press 978-0-8108-4414-8   xviii+
349
tp? anth Checkmark
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 Wonder date unknown H. G. Wells Collins / BCE     253 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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