ISFDB banner

Title: Pictures Don't Lie

You are not logged in. If you create a free account and sign in, you will be able to customize what is displayed.

Title: Pictures Don't Lie Title Record # 56212
Author: Katherine MacLean
Date: 1951-08-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Synopsis: A scientist has captured TV transmissions from an approaching star ship. They are sent as tight, speed up bursts. Then the communication is established, and the ship starts to land. For some reason it doesn't seem to appear to the landing strip, even though the aliens say that have landed and are experiencing some serious trouble.
User Rating: 8.00 (1 vote) Your vote: Not cast VOTE
Current Tags: X Minus 1 (1) Add Tags

Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1955 French Voir, c'est croire
1959Translated by Leopold Voelker
German Bilder lügen nicht
1959Translated by Maria Giunti
Italian Le immagini non mentono
1964Translated by Salvador Hertog
Dutch Beelden Liegen Niet
1978Translated by Nikola Popović
Croatian Slike ne lažu

Publications

Displaying all variants and translations • Do not display translationsDo not display variants or translations

Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Galaxy Science Fiction, August 1951 1951-08-00 ed. H. L. Gold World Editions, 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 Emsh Checkmark
Invaders of Earth 1952-03-00 ed. Groff Conklin Vanguard Press   $2.95 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)   10/6 256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Invaders of Earth - More Tales of Space and Time 1955-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Weidenfeld & Nicolson   5/- 256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Galaxie (1ère série), #14 January 1955 1955-01-00 ed. Editors of Galaxie (1ère série) Editions Nuit et Jour   F100.00 148
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 Ed Emshwiller Checkmark
Best SF 1955-02-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber   15/- 368
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Invaders of Earth 1955-07-00 ed. Groff Conklin Pocket Books 1074 $0.25 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 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 1958-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber   6/- 368
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
Nur ein Marsweib und andere Science Fiction-Stories 1959-00-00 ed. uncredited Ullstein (Ullstein Bücher #248) 248 DM 1.90 190
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 Herbert Neumann Checkmark
Le Meraviglie del possibile: Antologia della fantascienza 1959-11-10 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Sergio Solmi Einaudi   3,000 Lit xx+
554
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Aspects of Science Fiction 1959-11-30 ed. G. D. Doherty John Murray (The Albemarle Library for Schools)   8/- 218
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Enemies in Space 1962-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Digit Books R577 2/6 159
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
The Diploids 1962-00-00 Katherine MacLean Avon G1143 $0.50 192
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
Best SF 1962-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber     368
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Best SF 1962-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber   7/6 368
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 Diploids 1962-00-00 Katherine MacLean Avon G1143 C$0.50 192
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
Invaders of Earth 1962-09-00 ed. Groff Conklin Tempo Books T6 $0.50 382
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
Best SF 1964-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber   8/6 368
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
Best SF 1964-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber      
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
De Beste SF 1964-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Bruna (Zwarte Beertjes #694/695) 694/695 ƒ2.95 267
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
Enemies in Space 1964-06-00 ed. Groff Conklin Digit Books R883 2/6 158
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 $0.60 382
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
Aspects of Science Fiction 1968-00-00 ed. G. D. Doherty John Murray (The Albemarle Library for Schools #4) 0-7195-0322-1   218
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Best SF 1969-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber     368
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Aspects of Science Fiction 1970-00-00 ed. G. D. Doherty John Murray (The Albemarle Library for Schools) 0-7195-2215-3   218
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  
Invaders from Space 1972-00-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Hawthorn Books   $6.95 xi+
241
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Angela Arnet Checkmark
Space Suits & Gumshoes 1972-00-00 ed. Richard Lunn Macmillan of Canada 0-7705-0887-1   275
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 Annalee Orr  
Best SF (revised edition) 1972-08-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber (Faber Paper Covered Editions) 0-571-09880-0 £0.70 215
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
Speculations 1973-00-00 ed. Thomas E. Sanders Glencoe Press   $6.95 xvii+
621
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 Diploids 1973-00-00 Katherine MacLean Manor Books 95-228 $0.95 192
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
Science-Fiction-Stories 69 1977-12-00 ed. uncredited Ullstein (Ullstein 2000 #135 (3378)) 3-548-03378-4 DM 3.80 126
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
Sirius, #21 1978-03-05 ed.
Borivoj Jurković?Borivoj Jurkovic
Borivoj Jurkovich
Vjesnik   10 din. 148
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.
mag Checkmark
Science Fiction Stories 1979-10-00 ed. Tom Boardman, Jr. Octopus Books 0-7064-0999-X $5.98 350
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Terry Oakes Checkmark
The Diploids 1981-05-00 Katherine MacLean Gregg Press 0-8398-2510-2 $13.95 200
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Science Fiction Stories 1983-00-00 ed. Tom Boardman, Jr. Octopus Books 0-7064-0999-X   350
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Aspects of Science Fiction 1984-00-00 ed. G. D. Doherty John Murray (The Albemarle Library for Schools) 0-7195-2215-3   218
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 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 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
Science Fiction Stories 1986-00-00 ed. Tom Boardman, Jr. Octopus Books 0-7064-0999-X £2.50 350
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Science Fiction Stories 1987-00-00 ed. Tom Boardman, Jr. Octopus Books 0-7064-0999-X £2.50 350
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Terry Oakes Checkmark
Tales in Space 1998-02-00 ed. Peter Crowther Borealis / White Wolf Publishing 1-56504-867-9 $12.99 318
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 Kathleen Ryan Checkmark
The Diploids 2000-03-01 Katherine MacLean Wildside Press 1-58715-128-6 $15.00 196
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  
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy 2000-07-28 ed. Garyn G. Roberts Prentice-Hall 0-13-021280-6 $47.00 xviii+
1166
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 Frank R. Paul  
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy 2003-00-00 ed. Garyn G. Roberts Prentice-Hall 0-13-021280-6   xviii+
1166
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 Frank R. Paul Checkmark
Tales of Science Fiction: Featuring X-Minus One 2004-06-00 ed. uncredited GreaTapes 1-878481-20-7 $14.95  
audio cassette?Cassette tape
anth  
Tales of Science Fiction: Featuring X-Minus One 2004-09-00 ed. uncredited GreaTapes 1-878481-36-3 $16.95  
audio CD?Compact disc with standard audio tracks
anth  
The Campfire Collection: Thrilling, Chilling Tales of Alien Encounters 2005-06-00 ed. Gina Hyams Chronicle Books 0-8118-4514-1 $15.95 255
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 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 $0.99 713
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth diversepixel Checkmark
Worst Contact 2016-01-05 ed. Hank Davis Baen 978-1-4767-8098-6 $14.00 362
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 Stephen Hickman Checkmark
The 29th Golden Age of Science Fiction Megapack 2016-01-08 Katherine MacLean Wildside Press 978-1-4794-0798-9 $0.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Bruce Rolff  
Pictures Don't Lie 2016-02-13 Katherine MacLean Project Gutenberg 51193 $0.00  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
chap  
View all covers for Pictures Don't Lie (logged in users can change User Preferences to always display covers on this page)
Copyright (c) 1995-2019 Al von Ruff and the ISFDB team
ISFDB Engine - Version 4.00 (04/24/06)