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Title: Diabologic Title Record # 55828
Author: Eric Frank Russell
Date: 1955-03-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: First published in Astounding, March 1955.
Synopsis: A human explorer discovers a spacegoing alien race and initiates contact, relying on the techniques developed over time by humans to outwit the maladaptive bureaucratic responses of the alien government and initiate communication on a mutually beneficial basis.
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Translations
Year Language Title
1962Seems to have been in fact translated by Walter Ernsting/Clark Darlton, though the german publications credit Heinz Bingenheimer. According to this source, p. 93f., Bingenheimer passed the work on to Ernsting.
German Diabologik
1974Translated by Warner Flamen
Dutch Diabologica
1988
  • Translated by Regina Vasiljević
Serbian Dijabologika [as by Erik Frank Rasel]

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Astounding Science Fiction, March 1955 1955-03-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.   $0.35 164
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 Van Dongen Checkmark
Astounding Science Fiction, August 1955 (UK) 1955-08-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Atlas Publishing and Distribution Co. Ltd   1/6 128
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  
The Space Willies / Six Worlds Yonder 1958-00-00 Eric Frank Russell Ace Books (Ace Double #D-315) D-315 $0.35 131+
128
dos?Dos-a-dos or tete-beche formatted paperback books, such as Ace Doubles and Capra Press back-to-back books.
omni Ed Emshwiller Checkmark
Far Stars 1961-00-00 Eric Frank Russell Dennis Dobson   13/6 191
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Far Stars 1961-00-00 Eric Frank Russell Dennis Dobson   15/- 191
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Ferne Sterne 1962-02-00 Eric Frank Russell Goldmann (Goldmanns Zukunftsromane #28) Z 28 DM 5.00 187
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.
coll Eyke Volkmer Checkmark
Ferne Sterne 1962-02-00 Eric Frank Russell Goldmann (Goldmanns Zukunftsromane #28) Z 28 DM 7.80 188
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Eyke Volkmer Checkmark
Connoisseur's Science Fiction 1964-00-00 ed. Tom Boardman Penguin Books 2223 3/6 234
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
Ferne Sterne 1964-05-00 Eric Frank Russell Goldmann (Goldmanns Weltraum Taschenbücher #033) 033 DM 2.40 188+
[1]
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 Eyke Volkmer Checkmark
Far Stars 1964-06-00 Eric Frank Russell Panther 1691 2/6 128
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 Checkmark
Far Stars 1964-06-00 Eric Frank Russell Panther 1691 A4/- 127+
[1]
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 Checkmark
Connoisseur's Science Fiction 1966-00-00 ed. Tom Boardman Penguin Books (US) 2223 $0.95 234
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
Connoisseur's Science Fiction 1966-00-00 ed. Tom Boardman Penguin Books 2223 3/6 234
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 Space Willies / Six Worlds Yonder 1971-07-00 Eric Frank Russell Ace Books (Ace Double #77785) 77785 $0.75 131+
128
dos?Dos-a-dos or tete-beche formatted paperback books, such as Ace Doubles and Capra Press back-to-back books.
omni Kelly Freas Checkmark
Welkom op Aarde ... 1974-00-00 Eric Frank Russell Meulenhoff (M=SF #72) 90-290-0287-5   312
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 Chesley Bonestell Checkmark
Alfa Twee: Veertien SF-Verhalen 1974-00-00 ed. Warner Flamen Meulenhoff (M=SF #81) 90-290-0488-6   336
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 Chris Foss Checkmark
Far Stars 1975-00-00 Eric Frank Russell Dennis Dobson 0-234-77531-9 £3.00 191
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Richard Weaver Checkmark
Connoisseur's Science Fiction 1976-02-00 ed. Tom Boardman Penguin Books 0-14-002223-6 £0.60 233+
[1]
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 Fowke Checkmark
Intergalactic Empires 1983-12-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Signet / New American Library 0-451-12624-6 $2.95 303
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 Paul Alexander Checkmark
Die Zukunft spinnt 1987-03-00 ed.
Michael Görden?Michael Goerden
Goldmann (Goldmann Science Fiction #23499) 3-442-23499-9 DM 12.00 412
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 Carl Lundgren Checkmark
Alef, #6 1988-01-00 ed.
Boban Knežević?Boban Knezevic
Dnevnik   900 din. 132
A5?14.8 cm by 21 cm or 5.8" by 8.3" magazine, used by some UK and European magazines
mag
Dobrosav Bob Živković?Dobrosav Bob Zivkovic
Dobrosav Bob Zhivkovic
Checkmark
Intergalactic Empires 1988-07-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Robinson 0-948164-97-2 £2.95 303
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 Jim Burns Checkmark
My Favorite Science Fiction Story 1999-03-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #1115) 0-88677-830-1 / UE2830 $6.99 xii+
372
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 Angus McKie Checkmark
My Favorite Science Fiction Story 1999-07-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books / SFBC 0-7394-0349-4 / 00941 $9.98 372
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Angus McKie  
Major Ingredients: The Selected Short Stories of Eric Frank Russell 2000-09-00 Eric Frank Russell NESFA Press 1-886778-10-8 $29.00 701
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Major Ingredients: The Selected Short Stories of Eric Frank Russell 2003-03-00 Eric Frank Russell NESFA Press 1-886778-10-8 $29.00 701
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
My Favorite Science Fiction Story 2005-10-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg ibooks 1-59687-121-0 $12.95 372
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 Kimberly Chandler  
Intergalactic Empires date unknown ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Signet / New American Library 0-451-12624-6 $2.95 304
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 Paul Alexander Checkmark
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