ISFDB banner

Title: The Curse

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

Title: The Curse Title Record # 56722
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Date: 1946-12-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: First published in the December 1946 issue of "King's College Review".
User Rating: 7.00 (2 votes) Your vote: Not cast VOTE
Current Tags: None Add Tags

Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1947 Nightfall
Year Language Title
1960Translated by Adrien Veillon
French La malédiction
1978Translated by Iawa Tate revised by Tom Clegg
French La malédiction
1986Translated by Michael Nagula.
German Der Fluch
1990Translated by Ana McDonald de Carvalho
Portuguese A Maldição

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
Cosmos Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine, September 1953 1953-09-00 ed. L. B. Cole Star Publications, Inc.   $0.35 132
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
Science Fiction Monthly (Australia), #5 January 1956 1956-01-00 ed. Michael Cannon Atlas Publications   2/ 100
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  
Reach for Tomorrow 1956-03-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 135 $0.35 166
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1956-03-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books H-135 $2.00 166
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Richard Powers  
Reach for Tomorrow 1957-12-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 135 $0.35 166
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 Richard Powers  
Demain, moisson d'étoiles 1960-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Denoël (Présence du Futur #36)   F6.00 219
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.
coll  
Reach for Tomorrow 1962-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Gollancz   15/- ii+
166
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Reach for Tomorrow 1963-12-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books U2110 $0.50 vi+
166
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
Prelude to Mars 1965-06-00 Arthur C. Clarke Harcourt, Brace & World   $4.95 x+
497
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
Prelude to Mars 1965-08-00 Arthur C. Clarke Harcourt, Brace & World / SFBC   $1.90 x+
497
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
From Frankenstein to Andromeda 1966-00-00 ed. J. G. Brown Macmillan UK   7/6 vi+
150
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 Nine Billion Names of God 1967-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Harcourt, Brace & World   $4.75 277
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Robin Sherwood Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1969-03-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 01561 $0.75 166
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
Reach for Tomorrow 1969-08-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 01561 $0.75 166
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  
Reach for Tomorrow 1970-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Harcourt, Brace & World     viii+
178
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Ken Braren Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1970-03-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 01561 $0.75 166
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
Reach for Tomorrow 1970-08-00 Arthur C. Clarke Corgi Books / Transworld Publishers 0-552-08499-9 £ 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.
coll Bill Botten Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1971-03-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 01561 $0.75 166
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
Reach for Tomorrow 1971-09-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 01561 $0.75 166
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
Demain, moisson d'étoiles 1971-09-11 Arthur C. Clarke Denoël (Présence du Futur #36)     214
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
Reach for Tomorrow 1972-06-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-02753-1 $1.25 166
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 Dean Ellis Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1973-03-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-02753-1 $1.25 166
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 Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Nightmare Reader 1973-08-00 ed. Peter Haining Gollancz 0-575-01710-4 £2.60 xv+
340
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1973-11-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-22753-0 $1.25 166
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 Dean Ellis Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1974-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Corgi Books / Transworld Publishers (Corgi SF Collector's Library) 0-552-09581-8 £0.35 190
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.
coll Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1974-01-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-22753-0 $1.25 166
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 Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Nine Billion Names of God 1974-06-00 Arthur C. Clarke Signet / New American Library Y5949 $1.25 240
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 Nine Billion Names of God 1974-06-00 Arthur C. Clarke Signet / New American Library of Canada Y5949 C$1.25 240
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
Prelude to Mars 1974-07-00 Arthur C. Clarke Harcourt, Brace & World / SFBC 2469 $1.69 x+
497
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1975-12-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-25037-0 $1.50 166
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 Dean Ellis  
Reach for Tomorrow 1976-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Corgi (Corgi SF Collector's Library) 0-552-09581-8 £0.65 190
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.
coll Checkmark
The Nightmare Reader: Volume Two 1976-04-00 ed. Peter Haining Pan Books 0-330-24786-7 £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.
anth Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1976-09-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-25037-0 $1.50 166
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 Dean Ellis Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1977-08-00 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-25819-3 $1.50 166
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 Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Avant l'Eden 1978-04-20 Arthur C. Clarke J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #830) 2-277-11830-3   282
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 Enrich Checkmark
The Nine Billion Names of God 1979-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Signet / New American Library 0-451-08999-5 $1.95 240
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
Reach for Tomorrow 1980-08-00 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-29474-2 $1.95 166
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 Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
The Nine Billion Names of God 1980-09-00 Arthur C. Clarke Signet / New American Library 0-451-08999-5 $1.95 240
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
Demain, moisson d'étoiles 1983-01-00 Arthur C. Clarke Denoël (Présence du Futur #36) 2-207-30036-6   214
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 Georges Raimondo Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1983-09-00 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-31552-9 C$2.50 vi+
166
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 Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1985-01-00 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-32651-2 C$2.95 vi+
166
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 Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Avant l'Eden 1986-02-28 Arthur C. Clarke J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #830) 2-277-11830-3   282
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 Enrich Checkmark
Ein Treffen mit Medusa 1986-09-00 Arthur C. Clarke Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Special #24086) 3-404-24086-3 DM 10.00 492
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 D. B. Mattingly Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1987-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-35376-5 $4.95 166
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  
The Nine Billion Names of God: The Best Short Stories of Arthur C. Clarke 1987-03-00 Arthur C. Clarke Signet / New American Library 0-451-14755-3 $3.50 253
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
Demain, moisson d'étoiles 1987-05-00 Arthur C. Clarke Denoël (Présence du Futur #36) 2-207-30036-6   214
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 Georges Raimondo Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1987-09-00 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-35376-5 $3.50 viii+
166
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 Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy #11: Curses 1989-09-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Signet / New American Library 0-451-16305-2 $4.50 350
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 J. K. Potter Checkmark
Em Busca do Futuro 1990-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Edições 70 (Orion: clássicos de ficção científica #2) 972-44-0757-8   171
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 Tim White  
Avant l'Eden 1992-07-21 Arthur C. Clarke J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #830) 2-277-11830-3   282
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 Boris Vallejo Checkmark
The Nine Billion Names of God: The Best Short Stories of Arthur C. Clarke 1996-06-00 Arthur C. Clarke Amereon House 0-8488-2181-5   192
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1998-10-00 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-43071-9 $10.00 xi+
188
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 Heather Kern Checkmark
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke 2000-01-00 Arthur C. Clarke Gollancz / Orion 0-575-07065-X £20.00 x+
966
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll blacksheep Design Checkmark
Demain, moisson d'étoiles 2000-02-00 Arthur C. Clarke Denoël (Présence du Futur #36) 2-207-25049-0   214
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 Manchu Checkmark
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke 2001-02-00 Arthur C. Clarke Tor 0-312-87821-4 $29.95 x+
966
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Drive Communications Checkmark
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke 2001-02-00 Arthur C. Clarke Tor / SFBC 35027 $14.98 x+
966
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Drive Communications Checkmark
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke 2001-10-00 Arthur C. Clarke Gollancz / Orion 1-85798-323-8 £9.99 x+
966
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 Blacksheep  
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke 2002-01-00 Arthur C. Clarke Orb 0-312-87860-5 $17.95 x+
966
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 Drive Communications Checkmark
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke 2008-11-03 Arthur C. Clarke Paw Prints 978-1-4395-6906-1 $28.95 966
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Reach for Tomorrow 2012-11-30 Arthur C. Clarke RosettaBooks 978-0-7953-2573-1 $8.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Odyssées : l'intégrale des nouvelles 2013-11-00 Arthur C. Clarke Bragelonne 978-2-35294-684-7 €28.00 1116
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 Checkmark
The Nine Billion Names of God: The Best Short Stories of Arthur C. Clarke date unknown Arthur C. Clarke Signet / New American Library Y5949 $1.25 240
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 Nine Billion Names of God date unknown Arthur C. Clarke Signet / New American Library Y5949 $1.25 240
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 Nine Billion Names of God: The Best Short Stories of Arthur C. Clarke date unknown Arthur C. Clarke Signet / New American Library 0-451-07589-7 $1.50 240
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
Prelude to Mars date unknown Arthur C. Clarke Harcourt, Brace & World / SFBC 12386   x+
497
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
The Nine Billion Names of God date unknown Arthur C. Clarke Harbrace Paperbound Library 0-15-665895-X $1.45 277
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 Nine Billion Names of God: The Best Short Stories of Arthur C. Clarke date unknown Arthur C. Clarke Signet / New American Library 0-451-11715-8 $2.50 240
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 Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke date unknown Arthur C. Clarke Tor 0-312-87821-4 $29.95 x+
966
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Drive Communications Checkmark
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke date unknown Arthur C. Clarke Gollancz / Orion 1-85798-323-8 £14.99 x+
966
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 Blacksheep Checkmark
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke date unknown Arthur C. Clarke Orb 0-312-87860-5 $19.95 x+
966
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 Drive Communications Checkmark
View all covers for The Curse (logged in users can change User Preferences to always display covers on this page)
Copyright (c) 1995-2018 Al von Ruff.
ISFDB Engine - Version 4.00 (04/24/06)