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Title: Patent Pending Title Record # 56735
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Date: 1954-11-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Series: Tales from the White Hart
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: First published as "The Invention" is the November 1954 issue of Adventure.
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Translations
Year Language Title
1962Translated by Mr. E. Franquinet
Dutch Octrooi Aangevraagd
1968Translated by Gian Luigi Gonano
Italian Made in France
1979Translated by Iawa Tate revised by Tom Clegg.
French Brevet en souffrance
1984Translated by Hilde Linnert
German Patent angemeldet

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Tales from the White Hart 1957-01-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 186 $0.35 151
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
Tales from the White Hart 1961-10-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 539 $0.35 vi+
151
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
In het Witte Hert 1962-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Elsevier (Elsevier Pockets #E 101) E 101 ƒ1.50 158
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.
coll Friso Henstra Checkmark
The Vintage Anthology of Science Fantasy 1966-02-00 ed. Christopher Cerf Vintage Books V-326 $1.65 x+
310
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 Adelson & Eichinger Checkmark
Tales from the White Hart 1966-11-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books U2113 $0.50 vi+
151
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
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
Gamma #25 1968-01-00 ed. Valentino De Carlo Edizioni dello Scorpione 25 350 Lit 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.
mag Ferruccio Alessandri Checkmark
Tales from the White Hart 1969-03-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 01562 $0.75 vi+
151
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
Tales from the White Hart 1969-08-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 01562 $0.75 vi+
151
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  
Tales from the White Hart 1970-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Harcourt, Brace & World   $5.75 viii+
179
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Ken Braren Checkmark
Tales from the White Hart 1970-03-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 01562 $0.75 vi+
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.
coll Checkmark
Tales from the White Hart 1971-09-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 01562 $0.75 148
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.
coll Checkmark
Tales from the White Hart 1972-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-97906-2   viii+
179
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Peter Goodfellow Checkmark
Tales from the White Hart 1972-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-97910-0 £0.30 156
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 Goodfellow Checkmark
Tales from the White Hart 1972-06-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-02754-X C$1.25 vi+
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.
coll Checkmark
Tales from the White Hart 1972-10-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-02754-X $1.25 vi+
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.
coll Checkmark
De Weerbarstige Orchidee 1973-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Bruna (Bruna SF #23) 90-229-9023-0 ƒ3.75 190
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 Rinke Doornekamp Checkmark
Tales from the White Hart 1973-01-00 Arthur C. Clarke Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-97910-0 £0.30 156
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 Goodfellow Checkmark
Tales from the White Hart 1973-03-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-02754-X $1.25 vi+
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.
coll Checkmark
Valence and Vision: A Reader in Psychology 1974-00-00 ed. Rich Jones, Richard L. Roe Rinehart Press 0-03-008416-4   xiii+
482
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  
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
Tales from the "White Hart" 1974-06-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-24165-7 $1.50 148
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.
coll Dean Ellis 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
Tomorrow, Inc. 1976-00-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander Taplinger 0-8008-7746-2 $9.95 256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Tales from the "White Hart" 1976-09-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-24165-7 $1.50 vii+
148+
[2]
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
Tales from the White Hart 1976-12-00 Arthur C. Clarke Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-97910-0 £0.60 158
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.
coll Checkmark
Tomorrow, Inc. 1977-03-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander Robson Books 0-903895-97-8 £3.75 256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Tales from the "White Hart" 1977-04-00 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-25746-4 $1.50 vi+
148+
[2]
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 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
L'étoile 1979-06-11 Arthur C. Clarke J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #966) 2-277-11966-0   254
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
Tales from the "White Hart" 1979-08-00 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-28730-4   150
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  
Tales from the White Hart 1980-02-00 Arthur C. Clarke Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-98624-7 £0.95 158
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.
coll David O'Conner Checkmark
Tales from the "White Hart" 1980-03-00 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine / SFBC 3674 $2.49 viii+
145
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Tony Gleeson 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
Geschichten aus dem Weißen Hirschen 1984-03-00 Arthur C. Clarke Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #4055) 3-453-30998-7 DM 5.80 190
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 David O'Conner Checkmark
L'étoile 1985-02-15 Arthur C. Clarke J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #966) 2-277-11966-0   254
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 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
Don't Open This Book! 1998-03-00 ed. Marvin Kaye GuildAmerica Books / SFBC 1-56865-524-X / 13549 $12.98 xii+
593
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Ian Miller Checkmark
Tales from the White Hart 1998-10-00 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-43072-7 $10.00 xi+
173
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 Min Choi 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
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
Tales from the White Hart 2007-12-00 Arthur C. Clarke PS Publishing 978-1-905834-78-5 £50.00 xi+
208+
[2]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll J. K. Potter Checkmark
Tales from the White Hart 2007-12-00 Arthur C. Clarke PS Publishing 978-1-905834-77-8 £20.00 xi+
208
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll J. K. Potter 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  
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 Vintage Anthology of Science Fantasy date unknown ed. Christopher Cerf Vintage Books 0-394-70326-X $1.95 x+
310
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 Adelson & Eichinger Checkmark
The Vintage Anthology of Science Fantasy date unknown ed. Christopher Cerf Vintage Books 0-394-70326-X $2.45 x+
310
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 Adelson & Eichinger Checkmark
The Vintage Anthology of Science Fantasy date unknown ed. Christopher Cerf Vintage Books 0-394-70326-X $2.95 310
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 Adelson & Eichinger  
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
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 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
Tales from the White Hart date unknown Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 345-01562 $0.75 vi+
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.
coll  
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
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