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Title: The Snowball Effect Title Record # 56272
Author: Katherine MacLean
Date: 1952-09-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Synopsis: In order to continue to receive funding, the sociology department of a university must demonstrate some valid proof of theory.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1966 Italian Effetto valanga
1968 French Expérience [as by Katherine Mac Lean]
1976Translated by Hans Kemming
Dutch Het sneeuwbal effect
1981Translated by Rainer Schmidt
German Der Schneeball-Effekt
1983Translated by Jean-Pierre Pugi
French L'Effet boule de neige

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, September 1952 1952-09-00 ed. H. L. Gold Galaxy Publishing Corporation   $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 Jack Coggins Checkmark
Galaxy Science Fiction [UK], v3 #2 1953-02-00 ed. H. L. Gold Thorpe and Porter   1/6 164
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 Jack Coggins Checkmark
Second Galaxy Reader of Science Fiction 1954-04-00 ed. H. L. Gold Crown Publishers   $3.50 vi+
[2]+
504
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Mel Hunter Checkmark
Galaxy Science Fiction Omnibus 1955-00-00 ed. H. L. Gold Grayson & Grayson   13/6 350
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth H. Johns  
Penguin Science Fiction 1961-10-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Penguin Books 1638 3/6 236
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 Brian Keogh Checkmark
Penguin Science Fiction 1961-12-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Penguin Books 1638 3/6 236
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 Brian Keogh 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
Penguin Science Fiction 1962-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Penguin Books 1638 3/6 236
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 Brian Keogh 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
Penguin Science Fiction 1963-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Penguin Books 1638 3/6 236
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 Brian Keogh Checkmark
Penguin Science Fiction 1965-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Penguin Books 1638 3/6 236
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 Oscar Dominguez Checkmark
Penguin Science Fiction 1966-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Penguin Books 1638 3/6 236
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 Oscar Dominguez Checkmark
Paradosso per tredici 1966-12-00 ed. Valentino De Carlo Edizioni dello Scorpione   0 Lit 324
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 Ferruccio Alessandri Checkmark
Science Fiction Inventions 1967-00-00 ed. Damon Knight Lancer Books 73-691 $0.60 256
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 Hoot von Zitzewitz Checkmark
Science Fiction Inventions 1967-00-00 ed. Damon Knight Lancer Books 73-691 C$0.60 256
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 Hoot von Zitzewitz Checkmark
Il pianeta Hellzapoppin 1967-06-00 ed. Valentino De Carlo Edizioni dello Scorpione   2,500 Lit 340
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 Ferruccio Alessandri Checkmark
Le nouveau Planète, October-November 1968 1968-10-00 ed. Editors of Le nouveau Planète
Denoël?Denoel
  F6.50 180
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 Checkmark
Il pianeta Hellzapoppin 1968-11-00 ed. Valentino De Carlo De Carlo Editore (Italy)   1,500 Lit 268
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 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
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus 1973-06-00 ed. Brian Aldiss Penguin Books 0-14-003145-6 £0.60 616
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 Pelham Checkmark
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus 1974-00-00 ed. Brian Aldiss Penguin Books 0-14-003145-6 £0.60 616
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 Pelham Checkmark
The Edward De Bono Science Fiction Collection 1976-00-00 ed. George Hay The Elmfield Press 0-7057-0068-2 £4.95 217
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Decade: The 1950s 1976-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Macmillan UK 0-333-19001-7 £3.95 219
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus 1976-00-00 ed. Brian Aldiss Penguin Books 0-14-003145-6 £1.25 616
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 Pelham Checkmark
Fontein science fiction 1976-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss De Fontein (Fontein SF) 90-261-0125-2   176
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 Karel Thole Checkmark
Decade: the 1950s 1977-03-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Pan Books 0-330-25034-5 £0.70 219
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 Paul Bartlett Checkmark
Decade: The 1950s 1978-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison St. Martin's Press 0-312-18987-7 $3.95 219
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 Ken Leeder Checkmark
Decade: The 1950s 1978-04-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison St. Martin's Press 0-312-18985-0 $8.95 219
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus 1980-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Penguin Books 0-14-003145-6 £1.95 616
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 Tom Stimpson 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  
Kopernikus 4 1981-08-00 ed. H. J. Alpers Moewig (Moewig Science Fiction #3539) 3-8118-3539-4 DM 5.80 191+
[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 Checkmark
Laughing Space 1982-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, J. O. Jeppson Robson Books 0-86051-181-2   xvi+
521
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Deborah Taylor Checkmark
Laughing Space 1982-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, J. O. Jeppson Robson Books 0-86051-181-2 £7.95 xvi+
521
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Deborah Taylor Checkmark
Laughing Space 1982-03-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, J. O. Jeppson Houghton Mifflin 0-395-30519-5 $17.95 xvi+
521
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Science Fiction A to Z: A Dictionary of the Great S.F. Themes 1982-08-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Houghton Mifflin 0-395-31285-X $22.95 xvii+
651
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
La femme infinie 1983-10-00 ed. Pierre K. Rey Casterman 2-203-22637-4 FF 60 267
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Jean-Pierre Sénamaud  
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus 1985-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Penguin Books 0-14-003145-6 £3.50 616
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 Peter Jones Checkmark
Laughing Space 1985-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, J. O. Jeppson Robson Books 0-86051-323-8 £3.95 xvi+
521
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 Deborah Taylor Checkmark
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus 1986-00-00 ed. Brian Aldiss Penguin Books 0-14-003145-6   616
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 Peter Jones  
The Great SF Stories #14 (1952) 1986-01-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #660) 0-88677-106-4 $3.50 352
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 Tony Roberts Checkmark
The Great SF Stories #14 (1952) 1986-01-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books 0-88677-106-4 / UE2106 C$3.95 352
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 Tony Roberts Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1994-07-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Tor 0-312-85062-X $35.00 990+
[2]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Carol Russo Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1994-10-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Orbit 1-85723-271-2 £25.00 990
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John Berkey Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1994-10-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Tor / SFBC 05435 $17.98 990
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John Berkey Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1997-09-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Orb 0-312-85509-5 $27.95 990
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 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  
A Science Fiction Omnibus 2007-11-29 ed. Brian Aldiss Penguin Books (Penguin Modern Classics) 978-0-14-118892-8 £9.99 592
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 Jim Burns Checkmark
A Science Fiction Omnibus 2007-11-29 ed. Brian Aldiss Penguin Books 978-0-14-191343-8 £7.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
The Snowball Effect 2015-12-25 Katherine MacLean Project Gutenberg 50766 $0.00  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
chap  
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  
Science Fiction Collection 2016-01-10 Katherine MacLean CreateSpace 978-1-5233-3341-7 $10.00 92
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 Ed Emshwiller  
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?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 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?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
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?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 Bruce Pennington  
If This Goes Wrong... 2017-01-00 ed. Hank Davis Baen 978-1-4767-8202-7 $7.99 351
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 Dominic Harman Checkmark
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