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Title: Sam Hall Title Record # 55890
Author: Poul Anderson
Date: 1953-08-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Series: Sam Hall Universe
Language: English
Note: Note that the story has been revised for The Best of Poul Anderson probably by Anderson himself. The salesman in the opening paragraphs no longer has a "punched card" which is checked for "holes," but simply a "card" that's checked for "magnetic encodings." He's no longer bound for "New Pittsburgh," but for "Cincinnati." Superfluous words have been removed from many sentences, etc.
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Translations
Year Language Title
1969Translated by R. Germeraad
Dutch Sam Hall
1975Translated by Denise Hersant
French Sam Hall
1975 German Phantom der Freiheit
1979Translated by Tony Westermayr
German Sam Hall
1996Translated by Elisabetta Moreolo Svaluto; do not merge with the version translated by Delio Zinoni(La macchina che uccide)
Italian Sam Hall
1998Translated by Delio Zinoni; do not merge with the version translated by Elisabetta Moreolo Svaluto (Urania #1275)
Italian Sam Hall
2000 Japanese
サム・ホール?Samu Hōru
Samu Hooru
[as by
ポール・アンダースン?Pōru Andāsun
Pooru Andaasun
]

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, August 1953 1953-08-00 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, January 1954 (UK) 1954-01-00 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 Van Dongen Checkmark
Science-Fiction Thinking Machines: Robots, Androids, Computers 1954-05-00 ed. Groff Conklin Vanguard Press   $3.50 xiii+
367+
[3]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Selections from Science-Fiction Thinking Machines 1955-08-00 ed. Groff Conklin Bantam Books 1352 $0.25 183
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
Selections from Science-Fiction Thinking Machines 1964-09-00 ed. Groff Conklin Bantam Pathfinder EP63 $0.45 201
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
Kleine Science Fiction Omnibus 1969-00-00 ed. Aart C. Prins Bruna (Zwarte Beertjes #1306) 1306 ƒ3.75 315
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 Dick Bruna Checkmark
The Liberated Future 1974-12-00 ed. Robert Hoskins Fawcett Crest Q2329 $1.50 304
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 Oscar Liebman Checkmark
Histoires de demain 1975-00-00 ed. Jacques Goimard, Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3771) 2-253-00749-8   439
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 Pierre Faucheux Checkmark
Phantom der Freiheit 1975-01-14 ed. Kurt Luif Pabel (Terra Taschenbuch #255) TTB255 DM 2.80 142
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 Bruce Pennington Checkmark
Kleine Science Fiction Omnibus 1 1976-00-00 ed. Aart C. Prins Bruna (Bruna SF #45) 90-229-9045-1   315
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 Dick Bruna Checkmark
Histoires de demain 1976-00-00 ed. Jacques Goimard, Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3771) 2-253-00749-8   439
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 Pierre Faucheux Checkmark
The Best of Poul Anderson 1976-08-00 Poul Anderson Pocket Books 0-671-80671-8 $1.95 xvi+
287
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 Mara McAfee Checkmark
Histoires de demain 1978-00-00 ed. Jacques Goimard, Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3771) 2-253-00749-8   439
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 Pierre Faucheux Checkmark
The End of Summer: Science Fiction of the Fifties 1979-06-00 ed. Barry N. Malzberg, Bill Pronzini Ace Books (An Analog Book) 0-441-20657-3 $1.95 [8]+
311
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 Egge Checkmark
The Best of Poul Anderson 1979-08-00 Poul Anderson Pocket Books 0-671-83140-2 $2.25 xvi+
287
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 Mara McAfee Checkmark
The Best of Poul Anderson 1979-08-00 Poul Anderson Pocket Books 0-671-83140-2 C$2.50 xvi+
287
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 Mara McAfee Checkmark
Die längste Reise 1979-08-00 Poul Anderson Goldmann (Goldmann Science Fiction #23315) 3-442-23315-1 DM 6.80 288
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 Jürgen F. Rogner Checkmark
The Fifties: The End of Summer 1979-12-00 ed. Barry N. Malzberg, Bill Pronzini Baronet Publishing Co. (A Baronet/Analog Book) 0-89437-073-1 $5.95 311
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 Segrelles Checkmark
Computer Crimes and Capers 1983-12-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Academy Chicago 0-89733-082-X $17.95 235
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Computer Crimes and Capers 1983-12-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Academy Chicago 0-89733-087-0 $7.95 235
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  
Machines That Think: The Best Science Fiction Stories About Robots and Computers 1984-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Patricia S. Warrick Allen Lane 0-7139-1685-0 £10.95 627
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Peter Gudynas Checkmark
Machines That Think: The Best Science Fiction Stories About Robots and Computers 1984-01-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Patricia S. Warrick Holt, Rinehart and Winston 0-03-061498-8 $22.95 627
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Richard Mantel Checkmark
Histoires de demain 1984-07-00 ed. Jacques Goimard, Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3771) 2-253-00749-8   439
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 Donald Grant Checkmark
Machines That Think: The Best Science Fiction Stories About Robots and Computers 1985-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Patricia S. Warrick Penguin Books 0-14-007194-6   626
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 Peter Goodfellow  
Terrorists of Tomorrow 1986-01-00 ed. Poul Anderson, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Critic's Choice 0-931773-54-7 $3.50 376
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
Computer Crimes and Capers 1986-03-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Penguin Books 0-14-007310-8 £3.95 236
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  
Le barde du futur 1988-08-00 Poul Anderson Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5300) 2-266-02249-0   353
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
J. P. Ferté?J. P. Ferte
Checkmark
Histoires de demain 1989-11-00 ed. Jacques Goimard, Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3771) 2-253-00749-8   457
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 Donald Grant Checkmark
Friends, Robots, Countrymen 1990-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Dercum Audio 1-55656-120-2    
audio cassette?Cassette tape
anth  
War with the Robots: 28 of the Best Short Stories by the Greatest Names in 20th Century Science Fiction 1992-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Patricia S. Warrick Wings Books 0-517-06504-5   609
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Urania #1275 1996-01-21 ed. Giuseppe Lippi Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 1275 5,500 Lit 256
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 Oscar Chichoni  
Cyber-Killers 1997-06-00 ed. Ric Alexander Millennium / Orion 0-7528-0980-6 £9.99 vii+
408
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  
Cyber-Killers 1997-06-00 ed. Ric Alexander Millennium / Orion 0-7528-0783-8 £16.99 viii+
408
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Cyber-Killers 1998-05-00 ed. Ric Alexander Orion 0-7528-1633-0 £6.99 ix+
540
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
La macchina che uccide 1998-12-15 ed. Ric Alexander Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Millemondi (quarterly) #18)   9,900 Lit 352
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 Franco Brambilla  
1950年代―初めの終わり?1950ねんだい―はじめのおわり
1950 Nendai: Hajime no Owari
2000-12-04 ed.
中村融?なかむらとおる
Nakamura Tōru
Nakamura Tohru
Nakamura Tooru
,
山岸真?やまぎしまこと
Makoto Yamagishi
河出書房新社?Kawade Shobō Shinsha
Kawade Shobo Shinsha
(
河出文庫?かわでぶんこ
Kawade Bunko
#ン2-2)
4-309-46203-0   501
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
ヒロ杉山?ヒロすぎやま
Hiro Sugiyama
 
Going for Infinity 2002-06-00 Poul Anderson Tor 0-765-30359-0 $25.95 416
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
Going for Infinity 2002-08-00 Poul Anderson Tor / SFBC 52162 $12.99 416
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Vincent Di Fate  
Going for Infinity 2003-05-00 Poul Anderson Tor 0-765-30597-6 $14.95 416
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 Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
The Saturn Game 2010-07-00 Poul Anderson NESFA Press (The Collected Short Works of Poul Anderson #3) 978-1-886778-89-4 $29.00 511
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Machines That Think: The Best Science Fiction Stories About Robots and Computers date unknown ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Patricia S. Warrick Henry Holt 0-8050-0623-0 $22.95 627
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Richard Mantel Checkmark
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