Title: Surface Tension

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Title: Surface Tension Title Record # 56266
Author: James Blish
Date: 1952-08-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Series: Pantropy
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: This story, in considerably different form, appeared in Super Science Fiction Stories as “Sunken Universe,” copyright 1942 by Fictioneers, Inc. and in part in Galaxy Science Fiction as “Surface Tension” copyright 1952 by the Galaxy Publishing Corporation. (Source: The Signet #D2549 edition of The Seedling Stars)
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Translations
Year Language Title
1960 German Oberflächenspannung
1967 Serbian Površinski napon [as by Džejms Bliš]
1968 French Hydrot
1972 Italian Tensione Superficiale
1976 Dutch Oppervlaktespanning
1978 Serbian Površinski napon [as by Džejms Bliš]
1983 Spanish Tensión superficial
1987 German Oberflächenspannung

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Galaxy Science Fiction, August 1952 1952-08-00 ed. H. L. Gold Galaxy Publishing Corporation   $0.35 164 digest? mag Emsh Checkmark
Year's Best Science Fiction Novels: 1953 1953-03-00 ed. Everett F. Bleiler, T. E. Dikty Frederick Fell   $3.50 315 hc? anth Checkmark
6 Great Short Novels of Science Fiction 1954-01-00 ed. Groff Conklin Dell D9 $0.35 384 pb? anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Second Galaxy Reader of Science Fiction 1954-04-00 ed. H. L. Gold Crown Publishers     vi+
[2]+
504
hc? anth Mel Hunter Checkmark
Category Phoenix 1955-00-00 ed. Everett F. Bleiler, T. E. Dikty The Bodley Head   9/6 192 hc? anth C. Stewart Checkmark
Selected Science Fiction Magazine, Number 4 1955-08-00 ed. Editors of Selected Science Fiction Magazine Malian Press   9d 34 digest? mag Stanley Pitt  
6 Great Short Novels of Science Fiction 1956-10-00 ed. Groff Conklin Dell D9 $0.35 384 pb? anth Richard Powers Checkmark
The Seedling Stars 1957-00-00 James Blish Gnome Press   $3.00 185 hc? coll Lionel Dillon Checkmark
The Seedling Stars 1959-02-00 James Blish Signet / New American Library S1622 $0.35 158 pb? coll Paul Lehr Checkmark
Auch sie sind Menschen ... 1960-00-11 James Blish Goldmann (Goldmanns Zukunftsromane #12) Z 12 DM 4.00 181 tp? coll Eyke Volkmer Checkmark
Auch sie sind Menschen ... 1960-00-11 James Blish Goldmann (Goldmanns Zukunftsromane #12) Z 12 DM 6.80 181 hc? coll Eyke Volkmer  
Auch sie sind Menschen ... 1962-07-00 James Blish Goldmann (Goldmanns Weltraum Taschenbücher #07) 07 DM 2.20 182 pb? coll Eyke Volkmer Checkmark
The Seedling Stars 1964-09-00 James Blish Signet / New American Library D2549 $0.50 158 pb? coll Lambert Checkmark
The Seedling Stars 1964-09-00 James Blish Signet / New American Library of Canada D2549 C$0.50 158 pb? coll Lambert Checkmark
Best Science Fiction Stories of James Blish 1965-00-00 James Blish Faber and Faber   18/- 224 hc? coll Checkmark
The Seedling Stars 1967-00-00 James Blish Faber and Faber   21/- 185 hc? coll Checkmark
Zvezdane spore 1967-00-00 Džejms Bliš Jugoslavija (Kentaur #5)     176 hc? coll Hieronymus Bosch Checkmark
Semailles humaines 1968-02-08 James Blish OPTA (OPTA - Galaxie Bis #6)   F6.00 253 pb? coll Bruce Wayne Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One 1970-04-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Doubleday   $7.95 xi+
558
hc? anth Sagebrush Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One 1970-05-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Doubleday / SFBC 2265 $2.98 xi+
558
hc? anth Sagebrush Checkmark
Where Do We Go from Here? 1971-04-16 ed. Isaac Asimov Doubleday 0-385-02935-7 $6.95 xii+
441
hc? anth Peter Rauch Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame 1971-07-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Avon J115 $1.50 672 pb? anth Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame 1971-07-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Avon J115 C$1.50 672 pb? anth Checkmark
Where Do We Go from Here? 1971-08-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Doubleday / SFBC 3410 $2.49 x+
441
hc? anth Peter Rauch Checkmark
Bug-Eyed Monsters 1972-00-00 ed. Anthony Cheetham Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-97864-3   280 hc? anth  
The Seedling Stars 1972-00-00 James Blish Arrow Books 0-09-906710-2 Ł0.35 192 pb? coll Checkmark
The Seedling Stars 1972-04-00 James Blish Signet / New American Library of Canada T4964 C$0.75 158 pb? coll Checkmark
Urania #591 1972-04-30 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 591 300 Lit 144 digest? mag Karel Thole Checkmark
Wondermakers 1972-05-00 ed. Robert Hoskins Fawcett Premier M561 $0.95 351 pb? anth Checkmark
Where Do We Go from Here? 1972-10-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest P1749 $1.25 384 pb? anth Checkmark
Where Do We Go from Here? 1972-10-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest P1749 C$1.25 384 pb? anth Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame 1972-11-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Avon J115 $1.50 672 pb? anth Checkmark
A Science Fiction Reader 1973-00-00 ed. Harry Harrison, Carol Pugner Charles Scribner's Sons 0-684-13023-8   272 tp? anth  
The Seedling Stars 1973-00-00 James Blish Signet / New American Library Q5440 $0.95 158 pb? coll Checkmark
Where Do We Go from Here? 1973-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Michael Joseph 0-7181-1134-6   415 hc? anth  
Best Science Fiction Stories of James Blish (revised) 1973-02-00 James Blish Faber and Faber 0-571-04782-3 Ł1.75 216 hc? coll Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame 1973-04-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Avon J115 $1.50 672 pb? anth Checkmark
Where Do We Go from Here? Book 1 1974-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Sphere 0-7221-1251-3 Ł0.40 192 pb? anth Checkmark
Bug-Eyed Monsters 1974-06-00 ed. Anthony Cheetham Panther 0-586-03990-2 Ł0.40 255 pb? anth Bruce Pennington Checkmark
The Seedling Stars 1975-00-00 James Blish Arrow Books 0-09-906710-2 Ł0.50 192 pb? coll Chris Foss Checkmark
Science Fiction Hall of Fame: The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time 1975-00-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Avon 22012 $1.75 672 pb? anth Checkmark
Where Do We Go from Here? 1976-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest 449-02849 $1.75 384 pb? anth  
Alfa Vier: SF-Verhalen 1976-00-00 ed. Warner Flamen Meulenhoff (M=SF #102) 90-290-0591-2   327 pb? anth Chris Foss Checkmark
Semailles humaines 1977-05-20 James Blish J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #752)     223 pb? coll Chris Foss Checkmark
The Testament of Andros 1977-08-00 James Blish Arrow Books 0-09-914840-4 Ł0.60 216 pb? coll Chris Foss Checkmark
De Beste Science Fiction Verhalen van Meulenhoff 1978-00-00 ed. Mark Carpentier Alting Meulenhoff (M=SF #141) 90-290-0549-1   385 tp? anth Chris Foss Checkmark
Zvezdane spore 1978-00-00 Džejms Bliš Jugoslavija (Kentaur #31)     168 tp? coll Aleksandar Dedić? Checkmark
The Best of James Blish 1979-08-00 James Blish Del Rey / Ballantine (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-25600-X $1.95 xxi+
358
pb? coll H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
The Best of James Blish 1979-08-00 James Blish Del Rey / Ballantine (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-25600-X C$2.50 xxi+
358
pb? coll H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
Antologia scolastica 1980-07-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Biblioteca di Urania #6)   4,000 Lit 368 tp? anth Karel Thole  
The Great Science Fiction Series 1980-11-00 ed. Joseph Olander, Martin Harry Greenberg, Frederik Pohl Harper & Row 0-06-013382-1 $16.95 x+
419
hc? anth Jon Weiman Checkmark
Semillas estelares 1983-00-00 James Blish Martínez Roca (Super Ficción (1Ş época) #81) 84-270-0789-2   191 tp? coll Salinas Blanch  
The Seedling Stars / Galactic Cluster 1983-03-00 James Blish Signet / New American Library (Signet Double Science Fiction) 0-451-12148-1 $2.95 158+
176
pb? omni Paul Lehr Checkmark
Semailles humaines 1986-02-25 James Blish J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #752) 2-277-11752-8   223 pb? coll Rowena Morrill Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame 1986-07-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Avon 0-380-00795-9 $4.95 672 pb? anth  
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1994-07-00 ed. David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer Tor 0-312-85062-X $35.00 990+
[2]
hc? anth Carol Russo Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1994-10-00 ed. David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer Orbit 1-85723-271-2 Ł25.00 990 hc? anth John Berkey Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1994-10-00 ed. David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer Tor / SFBC 05435 $17.98 990 hc? anth Carol Russo Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1997-09-00 ed. David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer Orb 0-312-85509-5 $27.95 990 tp? anth Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One 1998-08-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Doubleday / SFBC 1-56865-878-8 $10.98 xi+
560
hc? anth  
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One 2001-00-00 ed. Robert Silverberg The Easton Press     xi+
558
hc? anth Checkmark
The Seedling Stars 2001-05-00 James Blish Gollancz (SF Collectors' Editions) 0-575-07239-3 Ł9.99 185 tp? coll Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One, 1929-1964 2003-02-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Tor 0-765-30536-4 $27.95 xiv+
560
hc? anth Kenn Brown  
In This World, or Another 2003-07-00 James Blish Five Star (Five Star First Edition Speculative Fiction) 0-7862-5349-5 $25.95 413 hc? coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Tales of Science Fiction: Featuring X-Minus One 2004-06-00 ed. uncredited GreaTapes 1-878481-20-7 $14.95   audio cassette? anth  
Tales of Science Fiction: Featuring X-Minus One 2004-09-00 ed. uncredited GreaTapes 1-878481-36-3 $16.95   audio CD? anth  
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One, 1929-1964 2005-02-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Orb 0-765-30537-2 $17.95 xiv+
560
tp? anth Kenn Brown Checkmark
Semailles humaines 2006-04-12 James Blish Gallimard (Folio SF #248) 2-07-032677-2   331 pb? coll Meltin Seven Checkmark
Works of Art 2008-02-00 James Blish NESFA Press 978-1-886778-70-2 $29.00 521 hc? coll John Berkey Checkmark
The Seedling Stars 2011-09-29 James Blish Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-10415-0 Ł4.99   ebook? coll  
Black Easter / The Day After Judgement / The Seedling Stars 2013-09-26 James Blish Gollancz (SF Gateway Omnibus) 978-0-575-12930-6 Ł18.99 xii+
320
tp? omni Chris Moore 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? 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? 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? anth Bruce Pennington  
Science Fiction Hall of Fame 2: Die besten Storys 1948-1963 2018-03-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Golkonda 978-3-944720-56-2 €19.90 395 tp? anth s.BENeš Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume I date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Avon 0-380-44933-1 $2.50 672 pb? anth Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume I date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Avon 0-380-00795-9 $2.95 672 pb? anth Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume I date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Avon 26346 $1.95 672 pb? anth Checkmark
Wondermakers date unknown ed. Robert Hoskins Fawcett Crest M1826 $0.95 351 pb? anth Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume I date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Avon 0-380-00795-9 $2.95 672 pb? anth  
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume I date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Avon 26346 $1.95 672 pb? anth Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume I date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Avon 0-380-00795-9 $2.25 672 pb? anth Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One, 1929-1964 date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Orb 0-765-30537-2 $19.99 xiv+
560
tp? anth Kenn Brown Checkmark
The Seedling Stars date unknown James Blish Signet T4964 $0.75 158 pb? coll Checkmark
The Seedling Stars date unknown James Blish Signet Y6977 $1.25 158 pb? coll Checkmark
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