Title: Dumb Waiter

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Title: Dumb Waiter Title Record # 55981
Author: Walter M. Miller, Jr.
Date: 1952-04-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
Synopsis: In the wake of a future war, a man re-enters an automated city in an attempt to regain control over its computerized functions, whose continuing operations now interfere with the task of rebuilding technological society.
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Current Tags: hard sf (1), cybernetics (1) Add Tags

Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1968 Dumb Waiter [as by Walter M. Miller]
Year Language Title
1957 Dutch Dommeknecht
1959 Italian Servocittà [as by Walter Miller, Jr.]
1970 German Die sterbende Stadt [as by Walter M. Miller]
1971 French La cité sans âmes [as by Walter M. Miller]
1986 German Die sterbende Stadt
1989 Italian Servitore sciocco

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Astounding Science Fiction, April 1952 1952-04-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.   $0.35 172 digest mag Hubert Rogers Checkmark
Astounding Science Fiction, September 1952 (UK) 1952-09-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Atlas Publishing and Distribution Co. Ltd   1/- 68 pulp mag Hubert Rogers Checkmark
Science Fiction Thinking Machines: Robots, Androids, Computers 1954-05-00 ed. Groff Conklin Vanguard Press   $3.50 xiii+
367+
[3]
hc anth Checkmark
Selections from Science Fiction Thinking Machines 1955-08-00 ed. Groff Conklin Bantam Books #1352 $0.25 183 pb anth Richard Powers Checkmark
De Stenen Bloedzuiger 1957-08-00 ed. Sybren Polet Bert Bakker (Ooievaar #60) #60   191 pb anth Checkmark
Le Meraviglie del possibile: Antologia della fantascienza 1959-11-10 ed. Sergio Solmi, Carlo Fruttero Einaudi   3,000 Lit xx+
554
hc anth Checkmark
Selections from Science Fiction Thinking Machines 1964-09-00 ed. Groff Conklin Bantam Pathfinder #EP63 $0.45 201 pb anth Richard Powers Checkmark
The View from the Stars 1965-00-00 Walter M. Miller, Jr. Gollancz   16/- 192 hc coll  
The View from the Stars 1965-01-00 Walter M. Miller, Jr. Ballantine Books #U2212 $0.50 192 pb coll Richard Powers Checkmark
The View from the Stars 1965-01-00 Walter M. Miller, Jr. Ballantine Books #U2212 C$0.50 192 pb coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Cities of Wonder 1966-00-00 ed. Damon Knight Doubleday   C$4.95 252 hc anth  
Cities of Wonder 1966-02-00 ed. Damon Knight Doubleday   $4.50 [xii]+
252
hc anth John Rombola Checkmark
Cities of Wonder 1967-04-00 ed. Damon Knight Macfadden-Bartell #75-183 $0.75 251 pb anth Jack Faragasso Checkmark
Cities of Wonder 1967-04-00 ed. Damon Knight Macfadden-Bartell #75-183 C$0.75 251 pb anth Jack Faragasso Checkmark
The View from the Stars 1968-00-00 Walter M. Miller Panther #23852 5/- 223 pb coll Checkmark
Cities of Wonder 1968-05-00 ed. Damon Knight Dennis Dobson 0-234-77059-7 25/- xi+
252
hc anth  
Cities of Wonder 1970-00-00 ed. Damon Knight Sphere #53058 £0.30 239 pb anth Checkmark
Science Fiction Classics 1970-00-00 ed. Sybren Polet Bruna (Zwarte Beertjes #1335) 90-229-1335-X ƒ2.75 175 pb anth Dick Bruna Checkmark
Science-Fiction-Stories 5 1970-00-05 ed. Walter Spiegl Ullstein (Ullstein 2000 #5 (2804)) 3-548-02804-7 DM 2.80 155+
[1]
pb anth Paul Lehr Checkmark
Cities of Wonder 1971-10-00 ed. Damon Knight Macfadden-Bartell #95-166 $0.95 251 pb anth Jack Faragasso Checkmark
Fiction, #214 1971-10-00 ed. Alain Dorémieux OPTA   F4.00 164 digest mag Philippe Caza Checkmark
Science-Fiction-Stories 5 1972-00-00 ed. Walter Spiegl Ullstein (Ullstein 2000 #5 (2804)) 3-548-02804-7 DM 2.80 155+
[1]
pb anth Paul Lehr Checkmark
The View from the Stars 1973-02-00 Walter M. Miller Panther 0-586-02385-2 £0.35 223 pb coll Chris Foss Checkmark
Alpha 9 1978-10-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Berkley Books 0-425-03838-6 $1.75 ix+
180
pb anth Vicente Segrelles Checkmark
The Science Fiction Stories of Walter M. Miller, Jr. 1978-12-00 Walter M. Miller, Jr. Gregg Press 0-8398-2496-3 $13.50 xxv+
373
hc coll  
The Best of Walter M. Miller, Jr. 1980-05-00 Walter M. Miller, Jr. Pocket Books 0-671-83304-9 $2.95 vii+
472
pb coll Mara McAfee Checkmark
The Best of Walter M. Miller, Jr. 1980-10-00 Walter M. Miller, Jr. Pocket Books / SFBC #2065 $6.98 469 hc coll Larry Kresek Checkmark
Conditionally Human and Other Stories 1982-07-00 Walter M. Miller, Jr. Corgi 0-552-11991-1 £1.50 228 pb coll Peter Jones Checkmark
Bedingt menschlich 1986-00-00 Walter M. Miller, Jr. Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #4307) 3-453-31305-4 DM 9.80 375 pb coll Karel Thole Checkmark
Visioni dal futuro 1989-09-00 Walter M. Miller, Jr. Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Classici Urania #150) #150 5,000 Lit 208 pb coll Oscar Chichoni Checkmark
The Best of Walter M. Miller, Jr. 2000-07-00 Walter M. Miller, Jr. Gollancz (SF Collectors' Editions) 0-575-07119-2 £9.99 472 tp coll Checkmark
Dark Benediction 2007-04-00 Walter M. Miller, Jr. Gollancz / Orion (Millennium / Gollancz SF Masterworks #69) 978-0-575-07977-9 £7.99 472 tp coll Dominic Harman Checkmark
Dark Benediction 2013-05-23 Walter M. Miller, Jr. Gollancz / Orion (Millennium / Gollancz SF Masterworks) 978-1-4732-0065-4 £4.99   ebook coll Dominic Harman  
Dark Benediction 2015-08-13 Walter M. Miller, Jr. Gollancz (Gollancz SF Masterworks (II)) 978-1-4732-1194-0 £9.99 xv+
472
tp coll Dominic Harman  
Dark Benediction date unknown Walter M. Miller, Jr. Gollancz / Orion (Millennium / Gollancz SF Masterworks #69) 978-0-575-07977-9 £8.99 472 tp coll Dominic Harman Checkmark
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