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Title: Let There Be Light Title Record # 58507
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Date: 1940-05-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Series: Future History
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1940 Let There Be Light [as by Lyle Monroe]
1950 "Let There Be Light"
1953 "Let There Be Light" [as by Robert Heinlein]
1955 'Let There Be Light' [as by Robert Heinlein]
1955 'Let There Be Light'
Year Language Title
1955Translated by Antonio Ribera Jordá
Spanish Hágase la luz
1967Translated by Pierre Billon
French " Que la lumière soit ! "
1971Translated by Fritz Steinberg
German Es werde Licht
1978Translated by Pierre Billon
French "Que la lumière soit"

Awards

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

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Super Science Stories, May 1940 1940-05-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Fictioneers, Inc.   $0.15 132
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 Gabriel Mayorga Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon: Harriman and the Escape from Earth to the Moon! 1950-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Shasta   $3.00 288
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Hubert Rogers Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1951-03-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet 847 $0.25 167
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 Stanley Meltzoff Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1953-00-00 Robert Heinlein Sidgwick & Jackson   9/6 256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Hubert Rogers Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1955-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Shasta   $3.00 299
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1955-00-00 Robert Heinlein Pan Books 327 2/- 252
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 Gerard Quinn Checkmark
El hombre que vendió la Luna 1955-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein E.D.H.A.S.A. (Nebulae #6)     250
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 Armand  
The Robert Heinlein Omnibus 1958-07-00 Robert Heinlein The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 33 5/6 256+
224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni C. W. Bacon  
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1959-04-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet S1644 $0.35 vi+
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 Checkmark
El hombre que vendió la Luna 1962-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein E.D.H.A.S.A. (Nebulae #6)     248
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 Man Who Sold the Moon 1963-00-00 Robert Heinlein Pan Books X227 3/6 237+
[1]
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 W. F. Phillipps Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1963-10-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library D2358 $0.50 159
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 Stanley Meltzoff Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1963-10-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library of Canada D2358 C$0.50 159
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 Stanley Meltzoff Checkmark
A Robert Heinlein Omnibus 1966-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Sidgwick & Jackson   30/- 158+
256+
224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
Histoire du Futur: Tome 1 1967-10-10 Robert A. Heinlein OPTA (Club du Livre d'Anticipation #10)     xxxii+
402
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1970-01-00 Robert Heinlein New English Library 0-450-00431-7 £0.30 237+
[1]
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 Bruce Pennington Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1970-07-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library T4307 $0.75 159
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 Gene Szafran Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1971-04-00 Robert Heinlein New English Library 0-450-00431-7 £0.30 238
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
Der Mann, der den Mond verkaufte 1971-11-00 Robert A. Heinlein Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3270) 3270 DM 2.80 143
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 Gray Morrow Checkmark
L'homme qui vendit la Lune 1978-12-20 Robert A. Heinlein Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5043) 2-266-00667-3   351
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 W. Siudmak Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1979-04-00 Robert A. Heinlein New English Library 0-450-04374-6 £1.00 238
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 Tim White Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1979-06-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library 0-451-08717-8 $1.95 267
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 Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1979-06-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library of Canada 0-451-08717-8 C$2.25 267
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 Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1980-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library 0-451-08717-8 $1.95 267
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 Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1981-03-00 Robert A. Heinlein New English Library 0-450-05063-7 £1.50 238
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 Tim White  
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1981-03-00 Robert Heinlein New English Library 0-450-00431-7 £1.50 238+
[1]
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 Man Who Sold the Moon 1982-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library 0-451-11587-2 $2.50 267
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 Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
Yesterday's Tomorrows 1982-10-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Berkley Books 0-425-05648-1 $9.95 xiv+
431
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  
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1983-07-00 Robert A. Heinlein New English Library 0-450-00431-7 £1.50 238
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 Tim White Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1987-03-00 Robert A. Heinlein Baen Books 0-671-65623-6 $3.50 [9]+
295
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 John Melo Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1987-03-00 Robert A. Heinlein Baen Books 0-671-65623-6 C$4.95 [9]+
295
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 John Melo Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1989-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein New English Library 0-450-00431-7 £2.99 238
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 Danny Flynn Checkmark
The Man Who Sold The Moon 2000-03-00 Robert A. Heinlein Baen 0-671-57863-4 $5.99 295
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 Patrick Turner  
Off the Main Sequence: The Other Science Fiction Stories of Robert A. Heinlein 2005-10-00 Robert A. Heinlein Science Fiction Book Club 1-58288-184-7 / 1196119 $15.99 xxiv+
738
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bruce Jensen Checkmark
The Future History of Robert Heinlein: Volume I 2010-02-00 Robert A. Heinlein The Virginia Edition (The Virginia Edition #22) 978-1-897350-33-1   xi+
508
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon / Orphans of the Sky 2013-08-20 Robert A. Heinlein Baen   $6.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
omni Bob Eggleton  
The Man Who Sold the Moon / Orphans of the Sky 2013-09-03 Robert A. Heinlein Baen 978-1-4516-3922-3 $13.00 384
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.
omni Bob Eggleton  
The Past Through Tomorrow 2014-02-27 Robert A. Heinlein Gollancz (SF Gateway Omnibus) 978-0-575-12086-0 £18.99 xv+
793
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 Tim White Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow 2014-03-27 Robert A. Heinlein Gateway / Orion (SF Gateway Omnibus) 978-1-4732-0200-9 £9.49  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Man Who Sold the Moon / Orphans of the Sky 2014-11-25 Robert A. Heinlein Baen 978-1-4767-3705-8 $7.99 525
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.
omni Bob Eggleton  
The Man Who Sold the Moon 2014-12-22 Robert A. Heinlein Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-11310-7 £2.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Man Who Sold the Moon date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library Y6233 $1.25 159
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 Gene Szafran Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library Q5341 $0.95 vi+
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 Gene Szafran  
The Man Who Sold the Moon date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Signet T4307 $0.75 159
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 Gene Szafran Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Signet T4307 $0.75 159
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 Gene Szafran Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Signet E7196 $1.75 267
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 Gene Szafran Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Signet E7196 $1.75 267
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 Gene Szafran Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Signet 0-451-12425-1 $2.95 267
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 Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library Q5341 $0.95 159
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 Gene Szafran Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Shasta   $3.00 288
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Hubert Rogers Checkmark
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