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Title: Angel's Egg Title Record # 56201
Author: Edgar Pangborn
Date: 1951-06-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
Synopsis: A secret diary of a man who adopts "an angel", which is a member of an incredibly advanced race. The race is also so ethical that it used million year pondering if it is ethical to travel in space. It looks like a small naked fairy. It is able to record and absorb a personality of another being.
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Translations
Year Language Title
1953 Italian Il mistero dell'angelo
1973 Italian Uovo d'angelo
1973Translated by Jürgen Saupe
German Das Engelei
1974 Italian Uovo d'Angela
1975Translated by Jacques Parsons
French
Œuf d'ange?Oeuf d'ange
1981Translated by <a href="http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/se.cgi?arg=Rosemarie%20Hundertmarck&amp;type=Name&amp;mode=exact">Rosemarie Hundertmarck</a>
German Das Ei der Engel
1983Translated by <a href="http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/se.cgi?arg=Rosemarie%20Hundertmarck&amp;type=Name&amp;mode=exact">Rosemarie Hundertmarck</a>
German Engel-Ei
1984Translated by Walter Brumm
German Das Elfenei

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Galaxy Science Fiction, June 1951 1951-06-00 ed. H. L. Gold World Editions, Inc.  
$0.35?$: US dollar
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 Emsh Checkmark
Invaders of Earth 1952-03-00 ed. Groff Conklin Vanguard Press  
$2.95?$: US dollar
xiv+
333
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Invaders of Earth - More Tales of Space and Time 1953-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Weidenfeld & Nicolson (Science Fiction Shelf)  
10/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Urania #8 1953-06-01 ed. Giorgio Monicelli Mondadori 8
Lit 150?Lit: Italian lira
160
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 Curt Caesar Checkmark
Invaders of Earth - More Tales of Space and Time 1955-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Weidenfeld & Nicolson  
5/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Invaders of Earth 1955-07-00 ed. Groff Conklin Pocket Books 1074
$0.25?$: US dollar
xiv+
257+
[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 Morton Roberts Checkmark
Invaders of Earth 1956-06-00 ed. Groff Conklin Pocket Books 1074
C$0.25?C$: Canadian dollar
xiv+
257+
[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 Morton Roberts Checkmark
Best SF Two: Science Fiction Stories 1956-09-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber  
15/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
295+
[1]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Peter Curl Checkmark
Best SF Two 1958-09-00 ed. Edmund Crispin The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 34
5/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
296
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth C. W. Bacon  
Best SF Two 1960-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber (Faber Paper Covered Editions)  
6/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
296
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  
Enemies in Space 1962-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Digit Books R577
2/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
159
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
Best SF Two 1962-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber (Faber Paper Covered Editions)  
6/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
296
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
A Century of Science Fiction 1962-06-22 ed. Damon Knight Simon & Schuster  
$4.95?$: US dollar
352
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth H. Lawrence Hoffman Checkmark
A Century of Science Fiction 1962-07-00 ed. Damon Knight Simon & Schuster / SFBC  
$1.90?$: US dollar
352
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth H. Lawrence Hoffman Checkmark
Invaders of Earth 1962-09-00 ed. Groff Conklin Tempo Books T6
$0.50?$: US dollar
382
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 Century of Science Fiction 1963-00-00 ed. Damon Knight Gollancz  
21/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
352
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
A Century of Science Fiction 1963-02-00 ed. Damon Knight Dell 1157
$0.75?$: US dollar
384
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
Best SF Two 1964-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber (Faber Paper Covered Editions)  
6/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
296
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  
Enemies in Space 1964-06-00 ed. Groff Conklin Digit Books R883
2/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
158
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 Michel Checkmark
Invaders of Earth 1964-09-00 ed. Groff Conklin Tempo Books / Grosset & Dunlap 4706
$0.60?$: US dollar
382
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 Century of Science Fiction 1966-00-00 ed. Damon Knight Pan Books T19
6/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
446
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
Best SF Two 1968-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber (Faber Paper Covered Editions) 0-571-06310-1
£0.50?£: UK pound
295+
[1]
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
A Century of Science Fiction 1971-00-00 ed. Damon Knight Gollancz 0-575-00817-2
£?£: UK pound
352
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Good Neighbors and Other Strangers 1972-00-00 Edgar Pangborn Macmillan 59467
$5.95?$: US dollar
195
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Andrew Rhodes Checkmark
A Century of Science Fiction 1972-00-00 ed. Damon Knight BCA - Book Club Associates     352
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Good Neighbors and Other Strangers 1973-00-00 Edgar Pangborn Collier Books 02360
$1.50?$: US dollar
195
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 Andrew Rhodes Checkmark
Uovo d'angelo 1973-00-00 Edgar Pangborn De Carlo Editore (Italy)  
Lit 800?Lit: Italian lira
78
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.
chap Checkmark
Gute Nachbarn und andere Unbekannte 1973-02-00 Edgar Pangborn Goldmann (Goldmanns Weltraum Taschenbücher #0161) 3-442-23161-2
DM 3.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
151
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
Alpha 4 1973-10-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Ballantine Books 0-345-23564-9
C$1.25?C$: Canadian dollar
279
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
Alpha 4 1973-10-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Ballantine Books 0-345-23564-9
$1.25?$: US dollar
279
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
Urania #639 1974-03-03 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Mondadori 639
Lit 350?Lit: Italian lira
160
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 Karel Thole  
Bébés-surprises et drôles de bestioles 1975-12-00 ed. Michel Demuth OPTA (Marginal #10)     252
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 Richard Martens Checkmark
Bébés-surprises et drôles de bestioles 1975-12-00 ed. Michel Demuth OPTA (Marginal #10)  
F12.00?F: French frank
252
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 Richard Martens Checkmark
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction 1980-04-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg Arbor House 0-87795-246-9
$19.95?$: US dollar
xii+
754
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Antler & Baldwin, Inc. Checkmark
Aliens! 1980-04-00 ed. Jack M. Dann, Gardner R. Dozois Pocket Books 0-671-83155-0
$2.25?$: US dollar
xi+
305
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 Michael Whelan Checkmark
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction 1980-04-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg Priam Books / Arbor House 0-87795-266-3
$8.95?$: US dollar
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
Aliens! 1980-04-00 ed. Jack M. Dann, Gardner R. Dozois Pocket Books 0-671-83155-0
C$2.50?C$: Canadian dollar
xi+
305
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 Michael Whelan Checkmark
First Voyages 1981-05-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Damon Knight, Joseph D. Olander Avon 0-380-77586-7
$2.95?$: US dollar
x+
373
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
Die Fünfziger Jahre I 1981-10-00 ed. Hans Joachim Alpers, Werner Fuchs Hohenheim (Edition SF im Hohenheim Verlag) 3-8147-0010-4
DM 28.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
398
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Oliviero Berni Checkmark
Aliens und andere Fremde 1983-00-00 ed. Jack M. Dann, Gardner R. Dozois
Bastei Lübbe?Bastei Luebbe
(Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Special #24041)
3-404-24041-3
DM 6.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
397
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 Michael Whelan Checkmark
Heyne Science Fiction Jahresband 1984 1984-04-00 ed. Wolfgang Jeschke Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #4060) 3-453-31007-1
DM 6.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
443+
[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 John Harris Checkmark
Die fünfziger Jahre 1 1984-10-00 ed. Hans Joachim Alpers, Werner Fuchs
Bastei Lübbe?Bastei Luebbe
(Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Special #24061)
3-404-24061-8
DM 8.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
361+
[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 Frank Kelly Freas Checkmark
Dentelungo e altri estranei 1985-03-00 Edgar Pangborn Mondadori (Classici Urania #96) 26403-6
Lit 3,500?Lit: Italian lira
174
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 Triagono Illustrazioni  
The Great SF Stories #13 (1951) 1985-07-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #636) 0-88677-058-0 / UE2058
$3.50?$: US dollar
xii+
337
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 Cesare Reggiani Checkmark
Great Science Fiction of the 20th Century 1987-11-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg Avenel Books 0-517-64124-0
$8.98?$: US dollar
x+
726
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Romas Checkmark
Encounters 1988-02-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Headline 0-7472-3091-9
£3.50?£: UK pound
xii+
399
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  
An Anthology of Angels 1996-00-00 ed. Edward Gorman, Martin H. Greenberg, Larry Segriff Gramercy Books 0-517-14868-4   vi+
245
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Fourth Science Fiction Megapack: 25 Modern and Classic Science Fiction Stories 2012-05-23 ed. John Gregory Betancourt Wildside Press (Megapack) 978-1-4344-4881-1
$0.99?$: US dollar
713
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Diversepixel Checkmark
The Edgar Pangborn Megapack 2016-02-20 Edgar Pangborn Wildside Press (Megapack) 978-1-4794-2023-0
$0.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll GrandeDuc  
Angel's Egg 2016-03-09 Edgar Pangborn Project Gutenberg 51408
$0.00?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
chap  
Fantastic Stories Present the Galaxy Science Fiction Super Pack #1 2016-03-21 ed. Warren Lapine Positronic Publishing 978-1-5154-0560-3
$14.99?$: US dollar
522
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 Krarrier  
Fantastic Stories Present the Galaxy Science Fiction Super Pack #1 2016-03-25 ed. Warren Lapine Positronic Publishing 978-1-5154-0524-5
$1.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Krarrier  
Fantastic Stories Present the Galaxy Science Fiction Super Pack #1 2018-04-03 ed. Warren Lapine Positronic Publishing 978-1-5154-2108-5
$24.99?$: US dollar
522
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Krarrier  
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