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Title: The Scythe Title Record # 58428
Author: Ray Bradbury
Date: 1943-07-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Synopsis: A family take over an abandoned farm, but find it comes with a greater responsibility.
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Current Tags: fantasy (2), horror (1), fate (1) Add Tags

Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1957Translated by Doringe
French La faux
1978Translated by Maria Emília Ferros Moura
Portuguese A foice
1985 Finnish Viikate
1986Translated by Jürgen Bauer
German Die Sense
2001 Italian La falce

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Weird Tales, July 1943 1943-07-00 ed. D. McIlwraith Weird Tales   $0.15 116
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 E. Franklin Wittmack Checkmark
Dark Carnival 1947-00-00 Ray Bradbury Arkham House   $3.00 313
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll George Burrows Checkmark
The October Country 1955-00-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books   $3.50 306
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Joe Mugnaini  
The October Country 1956-00-00 Ray Bradbury Hart-Davis   15/- 306
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Joe Mugnaini  
The October Country 1956-04-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books F139 $0.50 276
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 Joe Mugnaini Checkmark
Le pays d'octobre 1957-00-00 Ray Bradbury Denoël (Présence du Futur #20)   F500 268
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  
Cavalier, October 1959 1959-10-00 ed. Editors of Cavalier     $0.25 88
quarto?8.5" by 11" magazine, usually saddle-stapled, instead of side-stapled or glued
mag  
The October Country 1961-00-00 Ray Bradbury Ace UK H422 2/6 142
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 October Country 1962-03-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books F580 $0.50 276
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 Joe Mugnaini Checkmark
The October Country 1963-00-00 Ray Bradbury Four Square Books H422 2/6 158
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  
The October Country 1964-09-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books U2139 $0.50 276
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 October Country 1964-09-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books U2139 C$0.50 276
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 October Country 1965-00-00 Ray Bradbury Four Square Books 1233 3/6 158
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  
The October Country 1967-02-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books U2139 $0.50 276
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
Legends for the Dark 1968-00-00 ed. Peter Haining New English Library 2094 3/6 127
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
The October Country 1968-07-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books 72138 $0.75 276
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 October Country 1969-06-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books 01637 $0.75 276
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 Bob Pepper Checkmark
The October Country 1970-00-00 Ray Bradbury Alfred A. Knopf 0-394-43892-2 $6.95 272
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Francisco Goya  
The October Country 1970-12-00 Ray Bradbury New English Library 0-450-00648-4 £0.25 158
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 Josh Kirby Checkmark
The October Country 1971-02-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books 01637   276
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 Bob Pepper  
The October Country 1971-07-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books 0-345-02301-3 $0.95 276
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 Bob Pepper Checkmark
The October Country 1972-06-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books 0-345-02760-4 $1.25 276
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
Summoned from the Tomb: Great Tales of Horror (expanded) 1973-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-97955-0 £2.25 ix+
213
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The October Country 1973-02-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books 0-345-02760-4 $1.25 276
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 October Country 1973-04-00 Ray Bradbury New English Library 0-450-01559-9 £0.30 158
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 Josh Kirby Checkmark
The October Country 1973-06-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books 0-345-22760-3 $1.25 276
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 October Country 1974-01-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books 0-345-22760-3 $1.25 276
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
Ray Bradbury 1975-07-00 Ray Bradbury Harrap 0-245-52746-X £1.30 188
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 Checkmark
The October Country 1975-09-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books 0-345-24320-X $1.50 276
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 October Country 1976-00-00 Ray Bradbury Panther 0-586-04229-6 £0.50 173
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
Le pays d'octobre 1977-02-07 Ray Bradbury Denoël (Présence du Futur #20)     316
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 Stéphane Dumont Checkmark
Le pays d'octobre 1977-07-05 Ray Bradbury France Loisirs 2-7242-0136-1   316
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Benjamin Baltimore Checkmark
O País de Outubro 1978-00-00 Ray Bradbury Livros do Brasil (Argonauta #246)     213
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 Manuel Dias Checkmark
The October Country 1978-06-00 Ray Bradbury Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27501-2 $1.95 276
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 Whistl'n Dixie Checkmark
Le pays d'octobre 1979-05-28 Ray Bradbury Denoël (Présence du Futur #20)     316
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 Stéphane Dumont Checkmark
The Stories of Ray Bradbury 1980-10-31 Ray Bradbury Alfred A. Knopf 0-394-51335-5 $17.95 xx+
884
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll R. D. Scudellari Checkmark
The Stories of Ray Bradbury 1980-12-00 Ray Bradbury Alfred A. Knopf 0-394-51335-5 $17.95 xx+
884
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll R. D. Scudellari  
The Stories of Ray Bradbury 1981-00-00 Ray Bradbury Granada 0-246-11540-8 £12.50 xx+
884
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Stories of Ray Bradbury 1981-02-00 Ray Bradbury Alfred A. Knopf 0-394-51335-5 $17.95 xx+
884
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll R. D. Scudellari Checkmark
The October Country 1981-03-00 Ray Bradbury Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-30045-9 $2.50 276
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 Whistl'n Dixie Checkmark
Histoires de maléfices 1981-10-16 ed. Jacques Goimard, Roland Stragliati Presses Pocket (La grande anthologie du fantastique #9) 2-266-01072-7   328
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 C. Broutin Checkmark
Stories of Terror 1982-00-00 ed. John L. Foster Ward, Lock (Ward Lock Educational Short Stories #22) 0-7062-4142-8   122
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 October Country 1982-12-00 Ray Bradbury Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-30045-9   276
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 Whistl'n Dixie Checkmark
The Stories of Ray Bradbury, Volume 1 1983-01-27 Ray Bradbury Granada 0-586-05485-5   720
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 October Country 1984-00-00 Ray Bradbury Panther 0-586-04229-6 £1.50 173
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
Le pays d'octobre 1984-05-18 Ray Bradbury Denoël (Présence du Futur #20) 2-207-30020-X   316
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 Stéphane Dumont Checkmark
The Stories of Ray Bradbury, Volume 1 1985-00-00 Ray Bradbury Granada 0-586-05485-5 £3.95 715
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
Lokakuun maa 1985-00-00 Ray Bradbury Kirjayhtymä 951-26-2705-1   331
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Piotr Tomaszewski Checkmark
Familientreffen 1986-00-00 Ray Bradbury Diogenes (detebe #21415) 3-257-21415-4 DM 9.80 226
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 Tomi Ungerer  
The Stories of Ray Bradbury, Volume 1 1987-00-00 Ray Bradbury Grafton 0-586-05485-5 £3.95 715
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
Familientreffen 1987-00-00 Ray Bradbury Diogenes (detebe #21415) 3-257-21415-4 DM 9.80 226
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 Tomi Ungerer Checkmark
Tales of the Occult 1989-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Prometheus Books 0-87975-506-7 $22.95 354
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Die goldenen Äpfel der Sonne 1990-00-00 Ray Bradbury Volk und Welt 3-353-00675-3   398
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 Hans-Joachim Petzak Checkmark
The Stories of Ray Bradbury 1990-10-00 Ray Bradbury Alfred A. Knopf 0-394-51335-5 $29.95 912
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll R. D. Scudellari Checkmark
The October Country 1996-10-00 Ray Bradbury Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-40785-7 $10.00 306
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 Janet Woolley  
The October Country 1996-10-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books 0-345-32448-X $5.99 x+
307
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 Donna Diamond Checkmark
La grande anthologie du fantastique: 3 1997-02-00 ed. Jacques Goimard, Roland Stragliati Omnibus (France) (La grande anthologie du fantastique (Omnibus) #3) 2-258-03654-2 F155.00 1350
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
Arnold Böcklin?Arnold Boecklin
 
The October Country 1997-09-00 Ray Bradbury Gauntlet Press 1-887368-15-9 $65.00 234
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Ray Bradbury  
The October Country 1998-00-00 Ray Bradbury Earthlight 0-671-01791-8 £5.99 306
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.
coll Checkmark
Mystery Stories 1998-00-00 ed. Helen Cresswell Kingfisher (Red Hot Reads) 0-7534-5640-0   223
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 George Smith  
The October Country 1999-09-00 Ray Bradbury Avon Books 0-380-97387-1 $16.00 xii+
334
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Tim O'Brien Checkmark
Dark Carnival 2001-00-00 Ray Bradbury Gauntlet Press 1-887368-50-7 $150.00 xxiii+
479
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Ray Bradbury Checkmark
Paese d'ottobre 2001-09-00 Ray Bradbury Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Piccola Biblioteca Oscar #263) 88-04-49551-0 14,000 Lit 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.
coll  
Chefs-d'œuvre du fantastique: de E.T.A. Hoffmann à Stephen King?Chefs-d'oeuvre du fantastique: de E.T.A. Hoffmann à Stephen King
2007-08-00 ed. Jacques Goimard Omnibus (France) (Collection Omnibus) 978-2-258-07526-9 €25.00 xxiv-1121
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 Yan' Dargent  
Ray Bradbury Stories Volume 1 2008-12-00 Ray Bradbury HarperVoyager 978-0-00-728047-6 £16.99 xx+
956
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Ray Bradbury Gift Set 2008-12-00 Ray Bradbury PS Publishing 978-1-84863-007-9 £100.00 ix+
302
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Joseph Mugnaini , James Hannah  
The Ray Bradbury Gift Set 2008-12-00 Ray Bradbury PS Publishing 978-1-84863-007-9 £375.00 ix+
302
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Joseph Mugnaini , James Hannah  
The Stories of Ray Bradbury 2010-04-06 Ray Bradbury Alfred A. Knopf (Everyman's Library #326) 978-0-307-26905-8 $32.00 xliii+
1059
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury: A Critical Edition: Volume I: 1938-1943 2011-04-00 Ray Bradbury Kent State University Press 978-1-60635-071-3 $65.00 xlvi+
498
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Weird Tales 2012-00-00 ed. uncredited Pulp Classics on DVD      
other?The publication format is non-standard. The details are usually provided publication notes.
anth Hannes Bok Checkmark
Ray Bradbury Stories Volume 1 2012-06-28 Ray Bradbury Harper Voyager (UK) 978-0-00-749768-3 £1.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The October Country date unknown Ray Bradbury Grafton 0-586-04229-6 £4.99 192
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.
coll Steve Crisp Checkmark
Mystery Stories date unknown ed. Helen Cresswell Kingfisher (Red Hot Reads) 0-7534-5640-0 $5.95 223
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 George Smith Checkmark
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