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Title: The Leech Title Record # 56294
Author: Robert Sheckley
Date: 1952-12-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: librivox.org
Language: English
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1952 The Leech [as by Phillips Barbee]
Year Language Title
1954Translated by an uncredited translator
Italian Il vampiro degli spazi [as by Phillips Barbee]
1955 French La sangsue [as by Phillip Barbee]
1957Translated by Sybren Polet
Dutch De stenen bloedzuiger
1957Translated by 下島連 (Muraji Shimojima)
Japanese
ひる?Hiru
[as by
ロバート・シェクレイ?Robāto Shekurei
Robaato Shekurei
]
1959Translated by Lothar Heinecke
German Der Nimmersatt [as by Phillips Barbee]
1959 Italian La sanguisuga
1972Translated by Tommy Schinkler.
Swedish Igeln
1974Translated by Frank Straschitz
French La sangsue
1983Translated by <a href="http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/se.cgi?arg=Michael%20G%F6rden&amp;type=Name&amp;mode=exact">Michael Görden</a>
German Der Egel
1984Translated by Božidar Stančić
Croatian Pijavica
1989Translated by Rodica Chiriacescu
Romanian Lipitoarea
2000Translated by 浅倉久志 (Asakura Hisashi)
Japanese
ひる?Hiru
[as by ]

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, December 1952 1952-12-00 ed. H. L. Gold Galaxy Publishing Corporation  
$0.35?$: 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 Camerage Checkmark
Galaxy Science Fiction [UK], v3 #4 1953-04-00 ed. H. L. Gold Thorpe and Porter  
1/6?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).
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 Camerage Checkmark
I Romanzi di Urania #56 1954-09-20 ed. Giorgio Monicelli Mondadori 56
Lit 130?Lit: Italian lira
128
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
Science Fiction Terror Tales 1955-01-00 ed. Groff Conklin Gnome Press  
$3.50?$: US dollar
x+
262
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Ed Emshwiller Checkmark
Galaxie (1ère série), #15 February 1955 1955-02-00 ed.
Editors of Galaxie (1ère série)?Editors of Galaxie (1ere serie)
Editions Nuit et Jour  
F100.00?F: French frank
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 Vidmer  
Science Fiction Terror Tales 1955-03-00 ed. Groff Conklin Pocket Books 1045
$0.25?$: US dollar
x+
262
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 Stanley Meltzoff Checkmark
De stenen bloedzuiger 1957-08-00 ed. Sybren Polet Bert Bakker (Ooievaar #60) 60   191
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
宇宙恐怖物語?Uchū Kyōfu Monogatari
Uchu Kyofu Monogatari
1957-10-00 ed.
東京元々社?Tōkyō Gengensha
Toukyou Gengensha
Tokyo Gengensha
(
宇宙科学小説シリーズ?Uchū Kagaku Shōsetsu Shirīzu
Uchuu Kagaku Shousetsu Shiriizu
#1)
 
¥390?¥: Japanese yen
207
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Galaxis Science Fiction, #11 1959-01-00 ed. Lothar Heinecke Moewig  
DM 1.50?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
128
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 Virgil Finlay Checkmark
I Romanzi del Cosmo #28 1959-05-15 ed. Marco Paini Ponzoni 28
Lit 150?Lit: Italian lira
144
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 Luigi Garonzi Checkmark
Notions: Unlimited 1960-06-00 Robert Sheckley Bantam Books A2003
$0.35?$: US dollar
170
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
Notions: Unlimited 1968-11-00 Robert Sheckley Bantam Books F3850
$0.50?$: US dollar
170
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
Notions: Unlimited 1968-11-00 Robert Sheckley Bantam Books F3850
C$0.50?C$: Canadian dollar
170
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 Terror Tales 1969-09-00 ed. Groff Conklin Pocket Books 75413
$0.75?$: US dollar
x+
262
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
Science fiction classics 1970-00-00 ed. Sybren Polet Bruna (Zwarte beertjes #1335) 90-229-1335-X
ƒ2.75?ƒ: Dutch guilder
175
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
Science Fiction Terror Tales 1970-04-00 ed. Groff Conklin Pocket Books 75413
$0.75?$: US dollar
x+
262
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 Stanley Meltzoff Checkmark
Tvekamp i kosmos 1972-00-00 ed. Fredric Brown, Robert Sheckley B. Wahlström (Wahlströms Mini-pocket #4) 91-32-00013-8
skr 1.95?skr: Swedish krona (crown)
118
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  
Histoires d'extraterrestres 1974-04-17 ed. Jacques Goimard,
Demètre Ioakimidis?Demetre Ioakimidis
,
Gérard Klein?Gerard Klein
Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la science-fiction #3763) 2-253-00060-4   414
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 Pierre Faucheux Checkmark
Histoires d'extraterrestres 1974-06-11 ed. Jacques Goimard,
Demètre Ioakimidis?Demetre Ioakimidis
,
Gérard Klein?Gerard Klein
Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la science-fiction #3763) 2-253-00060-4   414
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 Pierre Faucheux  
Histoires d'extraterrestres 1974-11-15 ed. Jacques Goimard,
Demètre Ioakimidis?Demetre Ioakimidis
,
Gérard Klein?Gerard Klein
Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la science-fiction #3763) 2-253-00060-4   414
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 Pierre Faucheux  
Histoires d'extraterrestres 1975-00-00 ed. Jacques Goimard,
Demètre Ioakimidis?Demetre Ioakimidis
,
Gérard Klein?Gerard Klein
Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la science-fiction #3763) 2-253-00060-4   414
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 Pierre Faucheux  
Histoires d'extraterrestres 1976-00-00 ed. Jacques Goimard,
Demètre Ioakimidis?Demetre Ioakimidis
,
Gérard Klein?Gerard Klein
Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la science-fiction #3763) 2-253-00060-4   414
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 Pierre Faucheux  
Tvekamp i kosmos 1976-00-00 ed. uncredited B. Wahlström (Kosmos #18) 91-32-41225-8
skr 7.50?skr: Swedish krona (crown)
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  
Histoires d'extraterrestres 1978-00-00 ed. Jacques Goimard,
Demètre Ioakimidis?Demetre Ioakimidis
,
Gérard Klein?Gerard Klein
Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la science-fiction #3763) 2-253-00060-4   414
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 Pierre Faucheux  
The Status Civilization and Notions: Unlimited 1979-11-00 Robert Sheckley Ace Books (Ace Double) 0-441-78537-9
$2.25?$: US dollar
469
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.
omni David Bergen Checkmark
Fütterungszeiten unbekannt?Fuetterungszeiten unbekannt
1983-10-00 Robert Sheckley
Bastei Lübbe?Bastei Luebbe
(Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Bestseller #22062)
3-404-22062-5
DM 6.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
216
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 Peter Coene Checkmark
Sirius, #98 1984-08-05 ed.
Borivoj Jurković?Borivoj Jurkovic
Borivoj Jurkovich
Vjesnik  
Din 60?Din: Serbian and Yugoslavian dinar
132
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
Željko Pahek?Zeljko Pahek
Checkmark
Histoires d'extraterrestres 1984-10-00 ed. Jacques Goimard,
Demètre Ioakimidis?Demetre Ioakimidis
,
Gérard Klein?Gerard Klein
Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la science-fiction #3763) 2-253-00060-4   414
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 Manchu  
Almanah Anticipația 1990?Almanah Anticipatia 1990
1989-00-00 ed. Ioan Albescu,
Viorica Podină?Viorica Podinah
Viorica Podina
Știință & Tehnică?Shtiintsa & Tehnicah
 
Lei 25?Lei: Romanian leu
320
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
Călin Popovici?Calin Popovici
 
The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley: Book Two 1991-09-00 Robert Sheckley Pulphouse Publishing     380
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley 1991-09-00 Robert Sheckley Pulphouse Publishing  
$150.00?$: US dollar
331+
380+
360+
275+
344
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley: Book Two 1992-07-00 Robert Sheckley Pulphouse Publishing 1-56146-421-X
$12.95?$: US dollar
380
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  
D'étranges visiteurs?D'etranges visiteurs
1998-10-00 ed. Christian Poslaniec Médium (France) 2-211-04809-9
F40.00?F: French frank
193
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 Oelze  
1950年代―初めの終わり?1950ねんだい―はじめのおわり
1950 Nendai: Hajime no Owari
2000-12-04 ed.
中村融?なかむらとおる
Nakamura Tōru
Nakamura Tohru
Nakamura Tooru
,
山岸真?やまぎしまこと
Makoto Yamagishi
河出書房新社?Kawade Shobō Shinsha
Kawade Shobo Shinsha
(
河出文庫?かわでぶんこ
Kawade Bunko
#ン2-2)
4-309-46203-0   501
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
ヒロ杉山?ひろすぎやま
Hiro Sugiyama
 
The Masque of Mañana 2005-08-00 Robert Sheckley NESFA Press 1-886778-60-4
$29.00?$: US dollar
569
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
The Masque of Mañana 2005-12-00 Robert Sheckley NESFA Press / SFBC 1202183
$14.50?$: US dollar
569
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
The Masque of Mañana 2008-08-00 Robert Sheckley NESFA Press 1-886778-60-4
$29.00?$: US dollar
569
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
The Leech 2009-07-27 Phillips Barbee Project Gutenberg 29525    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
chap  
Short Science Fiction Collection 24 2009-08-07 ed. LibriVox LibriVox      
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
anth  
Short Science Fiction Collection 042 2010-11-28 ed. LibriVox LibriVox      
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
anth  
Notions: Unlimited 2014-11-27 Robert Sheckley Gateway / Orion 978-1-4732-0762-2
£2.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Things from Outer Space 2016-10-00 ed. Hank Davis Baen 978-1-4767-8166-2
$7.99?$: US dollar
554
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 Alan Pollack Checkmark
Black Infinity, Winter 2018 2018-00-00 ed. Tom English Rocket Science Books 978-0-9966936-8-4
$9.95?$: US dollar
198
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.
mag Checkmark
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