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Title: The Hardwood Pile Title Record # 57951
Author: L. Sprague de Camp
Date: 1940-09-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1977Translated by C. & L. Meistermann.
French La pile de bois dur
1979Translated by Lore Straßl
German Der Bretterstapel
1981Translated by Rosemarie Hundertmarck
German Der Bretterstapel

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
Nominations Below Cutoff 2016 Retro Hugo Best Novelette

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Unknown Fantasy Fiction, September 1940 1940-09-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.   $0.20 164
pulp?Magazine using the common pulp size: 6.5" by 9.5". For ISFDB purposes this may also be used as a designation for the quality of the paper. There are some untrimmed pulps that are as large as 8" by 11.75
mag  
The Reluctant Shaman and Other Fantastic Tales 1970-11-00 L. Sprague de Camp Pyramid Books T2347 $0.75 190
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 Ralph Brillhart Checkmark
The Reluctant Shaman and Other Fantastic Tales 1970-11-00 L. Sprague de Camp Pyramid Books T2347 C$0.75 190
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 Checkmark
Kâ le terrifiant et autres nouvelles insolites 1977-00-00 L. Sprague de Camp Marabout (Bibliothèque Marabout - Fantastique #639)     187
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 A. Wisniewski Checkmark
The Best of L. Sprague de Camp 1978-02-00 L. Sprague de Camp Nelson Doubleday / SFBC 2164 $2.98 xv+
301
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Richard V. Corben Checkmark
The Best of L. Sprague de Camp 1978-05-00 L. Sprague de Camp Del Rey / Ballantine (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-25474-0 $1.95 xvii+
362
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 Darrell Sweet Checkmark
The Best of L. Sprague de Camp 1978-05-00 L. Sprague de Camp Del Rey / Ballantine (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-25474-0 C$1.95 xvii+
362
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 Darrell Sweet Checkmark
Reigen der Fabelwesen 1979-04-17 L. Sprague de Camp Pabel (Terra Fantasy #59) TF59 DM 3.80 159
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.
coll Boris Checkmark
Die besten Stories von L. Sprague de Camp 1981-03-00 L. Sprague de Camp Moewig (Playboy Science Fiction #6714) 3-8118-6714-8 DM 7.80 336
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 Azpiri Checkmark
Bestiary! 1985-10-00 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Ace Books 0-441-05506-0 $2.95 xvii+
306
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 Carl Lundgren Checkmark
Bestiary! 1986-00-00 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Ace Books 0-441-05508-7 $2.95 304
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 Best of L. Sprague de Camp 1986-05-00 L. Sprague de Camp Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-32930-9 $3.50 xvii+
362
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 Darrell Sweet Checkmark
The Reluctant Shaman and Other Fantastic Tales 2011-09-29 L. Sprague de Camp Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-10358-0 £2.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Bestiary! 2013-06-15 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Baen 978-1-62579-138-2 $4.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
The Best of L. Sprague de Camp 2014-12-12 L. Sprague de Camp Phoenix Pick 978-1-61242-249-7 $6.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Best of L. Sprague de Camp 2014-12-16 L. Sprague de Camp Phoenix Pick 978-1-61242-248-0 $14.99 341
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  
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