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Title: The Reluctant Orchid Title Record # 56741
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Date: 1956-12-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Series: Tales from the White Hart
Language: English
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1962Translated by Mr. E. Franquinet
Dutch De Weerbarstige Orchidee
1965 Italian L'orchidea Recalcitrante
1979Translated by Iawa Tate, revised by Tom Clegg.
French L'orchidée récalcitrante
1984Translated by Hilde Linnert
German Die widerspenstige Orchidee

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Satellite Science Fiction, December 1956 1956-12-00 ed. Sam Merwin, Jr. Renown 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 Kelly Freas Checkmark
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
Across the Sea of Stars 1959-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Harcourt, Brace & Company   $3.95 584
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
Across the Sea of Stars 1959-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Longmans (Canada)   C$4.50 584
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
Across the Sea of Stars 1959-11-00 Arthur C. Clarke Harcourt, Brace & World / SFBC   $1.90 xii+
584
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Arthur Hawkins 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
Urania #367 1965-01-17 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 367 200 Lit 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 Karel Thole 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
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
Of Time and Stars 1972-08-00 Arthur C. Clarke Gollancz 0-575-01571-3 £1.30 208
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
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
Science Fact/Fiction 1974-00-00 ed. Edmund J. Farrell, Thomas E. Gage, John Pfordresher, Raymond J. Rodrigues Scott, Foresman and Company (The Man in Literature Program) 0-673-03407-0   xv+
394
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 Jack Youngerman Checkmark
Of Time and Stars 1974-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Puffin 0-14-030703-6 £0.30 205
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 Jones 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
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
Of Time and Stars 1975-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Puffin 0-14-030703-6 £0.50 205
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 Jones  
Of Time and Stars 1976-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Puffin 0-14-030703-6 £0.50 205
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 Jones 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
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
Of Time and Stars 1978-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Puffin 0-14-030703-6 £0.55 205
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 Jones 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  
Of Time and Stars 1980-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Puffin Books / Victor Gollancz 0-14-030703-6 £0.90 205
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 Jones Checkmark
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
The Great Science Fiction Series 1980-11-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph Olander, Frederik Pohl Harper & Row 0-06-013382-1 $16.95 x+
419
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Jon Weiman Checkmark
Urania #884 1981-04-19 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 884 1,200 Lit 154
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 Karel Thole  
Of Time and Stars 1981-06-00 Arthur C. Clarke Penguin Books 0-14-005750-1 £1.25 205
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 Jones Checkmark
Of Time and Stars 1983-03-00 Arthur C. Clarke Gollancz 0-575-03315-0 £5.95 192
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Terry Oakes 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
Of Time and Stars 1988-08-00 Arthur C. Clarke Penguin Books 0-14-030703-6 £1.99 205
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  
Of Time and Stars 1993-06-00 Arthur C. Clarke Roc UK 0-14-015245-8 £4.99 205
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 Elson  
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
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 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
Of Time and Stars date unknown Arthur C. Clarke Roc / New American Library     205
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 Elson  
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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