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Title: The Short-Short Story of Mankind

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Title: The Short-Short Story of Mankind Title Record # 57804
Author: John Steinbeck
Date: 1958-00-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: First published in "Playboy", according to Acknowledgements in "Penguin Science Fiction".
Synopsis: The dysfunction but slow progress of human civilization is described in the earliest families/tribes, with reference to contemporary human problems.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1976Translated by Hans Kemming
Dutch De Uiterst Korte Geschiedenis van de Mensheid
1982Translated by Zoran Milović
Croatian
Vrlo kratka priča o čovječanstvu?Vrlo kratka prica o covjecanstvu
Vrlo kratka pricha o chovjechanstvu

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
SF:'59: The Year's Greatest Science-Fiction and Fantasy 1959-06-00 ed. Judith Merril Gnome Press   $3.50 256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth W. I. Van der Poel Checkmark
SF: The Year's Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy: 4th Annual Volume 1959-06-00 ed. Judith Merril Dell B129 $0.35 256
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
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  
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
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
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
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
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
Sirius, #68 1982-02-05 ed.
Borivoj Jurković?Borivoj Jurkovic
Borivoj Jurkovich
Vjesnik   30 din. 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.
mag Vicente Segrelles Checkmark
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
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  
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  
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