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Title: Grandpa Title Record # 55831
Author: James H. Schmitz
Date: 1955-02-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Series: The Hub
Language: English
Synopsis: A student in a biological research station on an alien planet finds himself and others trapped in a life threatening situation by an organism they have inadequately understood, and must think of a way to save them.
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Current Tags: alien ecology (1), human colonists (1), survival (1), symbiosis (1) Add Tags

Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1969Translated by J. W. M. Liefrinck
Dutch Opa
1971Translated by Birgit Ress-Bohusch
German Opa
1976Tranlated by Hans Kemming
Dutch Opa
1985 French Pépé

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, February 1955 1955-02-00 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 Freas Checkmark
Astounding Science Fiction, July 1955 (UK) 1955-07-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Atlas Publishing and Distribution Co. Ltd   1/6 132
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 Rogers Checkmark
Penguin Science Fiction 1961-10-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Penguin Books 1638 3/6 236
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 Brian Keogh Checkmark
Penguin Science Fiction 1961-12-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Penguin Books 1638 3/6 236
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 Brian Keogh  
Penguin Science Fiction 1962-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Penguin Books 1638 3/6 236
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 Brian Keogh Checkmark
Penguin Science Fiction 1963-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Penguin Books 1638 3/6 236
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 Brian Keogh Checkmark
Penguin Science Fiction 1965-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Penguin Books 1638 3/6 236
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 Oscar Dominguez Checkmark
Spectrum V 1966-00-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Gollancz   21/- 272
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Time Probe: The Sciences in Science Fiction 1966-00-00 ed. Arthur C. Clarke Delacorte Press   $4.95 ix+
242
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Paul Lehr  
Time Probe 1966-00-00 ed. Arthur C. Clarke Gollancz   21/- 242
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Penguin Science Fiction 1966-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Penguin Books 1638 3/6 236
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 Oscar Dominguez Checkmark
Spectrum 5 1967-00-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Harcourt, Brace & World   $4.50 303
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Carl Smith  
Time Probe: The Sciences in Science Fiction 1967-03-00 ed. Arthur C. Clarke Dell 8925 $0.75 238
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 Lehr Checkmark
Time Probe: The Sciences in Science Fiction 1967-03-00 ed. Arthur C. Clarke Dell 8925 C$0.75 238
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 Lehr Checkmark
Spectrum V 1967-09-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 125 8/-  
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Spectrum 5 1968-08-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Berkley Medallion S1595 $0.75 303
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 Lehr Checkmark
Spectrum V 1969-00-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Pan Books 0-330-02236-9 £0.25 283
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 W. F. Phillipps Checkmark
Science-Fiction Verhalen 1969-00-00 ed. uncredited Het Spectrum     600
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Science Fiction Bestiary 1971-00-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Thomas Nelson 0-8407-6172-4 $5.95 256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John R. Gibson Checkmark
The Science Fiction Bestiary 1971-00-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Thomas Nelson 0-8407-6172-4   256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John R. Gibson Checkmark
Komet der Blindheit 1971-04-00 ed. Arthur C. Clarke Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3239/3240) 3239/3240 DM 3.80 222
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 Atelier Heinrichs & Bachmann Checkmark
Spectrum 5 1972-00-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Pan Books 0-330-02236-9 £0.30 282+
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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
A Science Fiction Reader 1973-00-00 ed. Harry Harrison, Carol Pugner Charles Scribner's Sons 0-684-13023-8   272
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  
The Science Fiction Bestiary 1973-03-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Thomas Nelson 0-8407-6172-4   256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John R. Gibson Checkmark
The Astounding-Analog Reader, Volume 2 1973-04-00 ed. Harry Harrison, Brian W. Aldiss Doubleday 0-385-02732-X $7.95 xv+
458
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Gary Friedman Checkmark
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus 1973-06-00 ed. Brian Aldiss Penguin Books 0-14-003145-6 £0.60 616
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 David Pelham Checkmark
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus 1974-00-00 ed. Brian Aldiss Penguin Books 0-14-003145-6 £0.60 616
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 David Pelham Checkmark
The Science Fiction Bestiary 1974-02-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Dell Laurel 8139 $0.95 251
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 Gervasio Gallardo Checkmark
The Science Fiction Bestiary 1974-02-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Dell Laurel 8139 $1.25 251
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 Gervasio Gallardo Checkmark
Decade: The 1950s 1976-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Macmillan UK 0-333-19001-7 £3.95 219
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Fontein Science Fiction 1976-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss De Fontein (Fontein SF) 90-261-0125-2   176
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 Karel Thole Checkmark
Decade: the 1950s 1977-03-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Pan Books 0-330-25034-5 £0.70 219
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 Bartlett Checkmark
The Infinite Web: Eight Stories of Science Fiction 1977-07-00 ed. Robert Silverberg The Dial Press 0-8037-4135-9 $7.95 xiii+
239
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Leo Dillon , Diane Dillon Checkmark
Decade: The 1950s 1978-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison St. Martin's Press 0-312-18987-7 $3.95 219
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 Ken Leeder Checkmark
Decade: The 1950s 1978-04-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison St. Martin's Press 0-312-18985-0 $8.95 219
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus 1980-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Penguin Books 0-14-003145-6 £1.95 616
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 Tom Stimpson Checkmark
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction 1980-04-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg Arbor House 0-87795-246-9 $19.95 xii+
754
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Antler & Baldwin, Inc.  
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction 1980-04-00 ed. Robert Silverberg, Martin H. Greenberg Priam Books / Arbor House 0-87795-266-3 $8.95 xii+
754
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 Antler & Baldwin, Inc. Checkmark
Fantasy 1982-00-00 ed. Alyn Shipton John Murray 0-7195-3874-2 £1.10 120
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  
Die Fünfziger Jahre II 1982-04-00 ed. Hans Joachim Alpers, Werner Fuchs Hohenheim (Edition SF im Hohenheim Verlag) 3-8147-0019-8 DM 28.00 374+
[1]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Oliviero Berni Checkmark
Caught in the Organ Draft: Biology in Science Fiction 1983-03-14 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Farrar, Straus and Giroux 0-374-31228-1 $12.95 xi+
276
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Christopher Burg Checkmark
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus 1985-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Penguin Books 0-14-003145-6 £3.50 616
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 Peter Jones Checkmark
Invariant 1985-04-29 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Londreys 2-904184-18-X F75.00 261
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 Christopher Burg Checkmark
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus 1986-00-00 ed. Brian Aldiss Penguin Books 0-14-003145-6   616
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 Peter Jones  
Great Science Fiction of the 20th Century 1987-11-00 ed. Robert Silverberg, Martin H. Greenberg Avenel Books 0-517-64124-0 $8.98 x+
726
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Romas Checkmark
The Great SF Stories #17 (1955) 1988-01-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #733) 0-88677-256-7 $3.95 349
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
The Great SF Stories #17 (1955) 1988-01-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books 0-88677-256-7 / UE2256 C$4.95 349
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
Cosmic Critiques: How & Why Ten Science Fiction Stories Work 1990-00-00 ed. Ansen Dibell, Martin H. Greenberg, Isaac Asimov Writer's Digest Books 0-89879-394-7 $12.95 197
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 Checkmark
The Best of James H. Schmitz 1991-06-00 James H. Schmitz NESFA Press (NESFA's Choice #1) 0-915368-46-3 $18.95 xi+
243
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Frank Kelly Freas Checkmark
Explorers: SF Adventures to Far Horizons 2000-04-00 ed. Gardner Dozois St. Martin's Griffin 0-312-25462-8 $17.95 xi+
481
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 Chesley Bonestell Checkmark
The Best of James H. Schmitz 2000-12-00 James H. Schmitz NESFA Press (NESFA's Choice #1) 0-915368-46-3 $22.00 xi+
243
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Frank Kelly Freas Checkmark
The Hub: Dangerous Territory 2001-04-00 James H. Schmitz Baen 0-671-31984-1 $6.99 473
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 Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Explorers: SF Adventures to Far Horizons 2002-08-00 ed. Gardner Dozois   0-312-27150-6 $17.95  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Chesley Bonestell  
A Science Fiction Omnibus 2007-11-29 ed. Brian Aldiss Penguin Books (Penguin Modern Classics) 978-0-14-118892-8 £9.99 592
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 Jim Burns Checkmark
A Science Fiction Omnibus 2007-11-29 ed. Brian Aldiss Penguin Books 978-0-14-191343-8 £7.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
The Folio Science Fiction Anthology 2016-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss The Folio Society   $53.95 x+
260
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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?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 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?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
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?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 Bruce Pennington  
The Hub: Dangerous Territory date unknown James H. Schmitz Baen (Baen Free Library) 0-671-31984-1 $0.00  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Bob Eggleton  
The Best of James H. Schmitz date unknown James H. Schmitz NESFA Press (NESFA's Choice #1) 0-915368-46-3 $18.95 xi+
243
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Frank Kelly Freas Checkmark
Explorers: SF Adventures to Far Horizons date unknown ed. Gardner Dozois St. Martin's Griffin 978-0-312-27150-3 $7.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Chesley Bonestell  
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