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Title: Searchlight Title Record # 58516
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Date: 1962-08-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Series: Future History
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: ''Searchlight'' was originally written in 1962 as part of an advertisement for Hoffman Electronics' (Wikipedia). First published in the magazine Scientific American, August 1962.
Synopsis: "Searchlight" is a very short science fiction story by Robert A. Heinlein about a little blind girl whose spaceship crashes on the Moon. The search for her takes advantage of her prodigious musical ability to locate her.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1971Translated by Gabriele Tamburin
Italian Luce nelle tenebre
1972Translated by Walter Brumm
German Scheinwerfer
1977Translated by Predrag Jirsak
Croatian Laser u e-molu [as by Robert Heinlein]
1979Translated by Quirinus Akkerman
Dutch Zoeklicht
1986Translated by Domingo Santos.
Spanish Rayo de luz
1988Translated by Rosemarie Hundertmarck
German Suchscheinwerfer
1988Translated by Giuseppe Lippi
Italian Luce musicale

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein 1966-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books F-375 $0.40 189
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 Jack Gaughan Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow 1967-03-00 Robert A. Heinlein Putnam   $5.95 667
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Ben Feder Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow 1967-03-00 Robert A. Heinlein Longmans (Canada)   C$6.95 667
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Past Through Tomorrow 1967-04-00 Robert A. Heinlein G. P. Putnam's Sons / SFBC   $2.30 667
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Ben Feder Checkmark
The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein 1969-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 91501 $0.60 189
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 Jack Gaughan Checkmark
The Worlds of Robert Heinlein 1970-07-00 Robert Heinlein New English Library 0-450-00555-0 0.25 127
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.
coll Bruce Pennington Checkmark
Galassia #145 1971-07-01 ed. Vittorio Curtoni, Gianni Montanari Casa Editrice La Tribuna 145 350 Lit 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 Franco Lastraioli  
Welten 1972-01-00 Robert A. Heinlein Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3277) 3277 DM 2.80 142
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 Josh Kirby Checkmark
The Worlds of Robert Heinlein 1972-04-00 Robert Heinlein New English Library 2697 0.25 127
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.
coll Bruce Pennington Checkmark
The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein 1972-12-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 91502 $0.95 219
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 Ed Valigursky Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow 1975-01-00 Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-02738-4 $1.95 830
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 Past Through Tomorrow 1975-01-00 Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-02738-4 C$1.95 830
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 Past Through Tomorrow 1975-02-00 Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-02738-4 $1.95 830
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 Past Through Tomorrow 1975-04-00 Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-02738-4 $1.95 830
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 Worlds of Robert Heinlein 1975-04-00 Robert Heinlein New English Library 0-450-02232-3 127
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.
coll Bruce Pennington  
Sirius, #11 1977-05-05 ed.
Borivoj Jurković?Borivoj Jurkovic
Borivoj Jurkovich
Vjesnik   10 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 Worlds of Robert Heinlein 1978-11-00 Robert Heinlein New English Library 0-450-04241-3 0.75 127
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.
coll Bruce Pennington Checkmark
Requiem en Andere Verhalen 1979-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Elsevier (Elsevier SF) 90-10-02725-2   224
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 A. Jones Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow: Vol. 2 1979-11-00 Robert A. Heinlein New English Library 0-450-04005-4 1.50 347
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
Welten 1979-12-24 Robert A. Heinlein Pabel (Utopia Classics #12) UC12 DM 4.80 161
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
SF Perry Rhodan Magazin, 3/80 1980-03-00 ed. Wolfgang J. Fuchs, Hans Gamber Pabel SFPRM0380 DM 2.80 48+
xiii
quarto?8.5" by 11" magazine, usually saddle-stapled, instead of side-stapled or glued
mag Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow 1980-09-00 Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Books 0-425-04756-3 $3.25 830
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
Expanded Universe 1980-10-00 Robert A. Heinlein Grosset & Dunlap 0-448-11916-1 $12.95 582
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Expanded Universe 1981-02-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-21883-0 $8.95 582
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 Past Through Tomorrow 1981-07-00 Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Books 0-425-04756-3 $3.25 830
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
Expanded Universe 1982-08-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-21888-1 $3.50 582
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
Expanded Universe 1982-08-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-21888-1 $3.50 582
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
Expanded Universe 1983-05-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-21888-1 $3.95 582
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
Expanded Universe 1983-05-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-21889-X $3.95 582
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
Expanded Universe 1985-03-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-21890-3 $3.95 582
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
Historia del futuro II 1986-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Orbis (Biblioteca de Ciencia Ficcin #95) 84-7634-843-6   235
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 Toms C. Gilsanz  
Expanded Universe 1986-03-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Science Fiction Books 0-441-21891-1 $4.95 582
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 Past Through Tomorrow 1987-07-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-65304-9 $4.95 830
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 Carl Lundgren Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow: Vol. 2 1987-09-00 Robert A. Heinlein New English Library 0-450-04005-4 2.95 347
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 Andrew Forrest Checkmark
Die Vergangenheit der Zukunft 1988-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #4444) 3-453-00464-7 DM 19.80 989+
[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 H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
La storia futura: ancora pi lontano 1988-02-26 Robert A. Heinlein Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Oscar #2011) 88-04-30777-3 9,000 Lit xiv+
412
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 Karel Thole  
The Past Through Tomorrow 1988-05-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-65304-9 $4.95 830
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 James Warhola Checkmark
Expanded Universe 1991-08-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-21891-1 $5.50 582
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 Fiction I 1991-10-00 ed. Hlne Auffret-Bouc Hatier (Lire en V.O. #10) 2-218-03609-6   vii+
119
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 Checkmark
Requiem en Andere Verhalen / Galerij der Giganten 1993-00-00 Ben Bova, Robert A. Heinlein Golden Twin 90-225-1672-5 19.90 218+
236
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 Checkmark
La storia futura. Volume 3 1999-03-00 Robert A. Heinlein Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Classici Urania #264)   6,500 Lit 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 Luca Michelucci  
The Past Through Tomorrow 2000-06-00 Robert A. Heinlein Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-1051-2 / 00196 $14.98 785
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bruce Jensen Checkmark
Methusalems Kinder 2000-11-00 Robert A. Heinlein Bastei Lbbe (Bastei Lbbe Science Fiction #24280) 3-404-24280-7 DM 20.00 1114
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 Michael Whelan  
Expanded Universe 2005-07-00 Robert A. Heinlein Baen 0-7434-9915-8 $7.99 705
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 Stephen Hickman Checkmark
Expanded Universe 2007-02-00 Robert A. Heinlein Baen 0-7434-9915-8 $7.99 705
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 Stephen Hickman 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
Expanded Universe 2010-02-00 Robert A. Heinlein The Virginia Edition (The Virginia Edition #31) 978-1-897350-44-7   532
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
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  
Suchscheinwerfer 2015-05-11 Robert A. Heinlein Heyne 978-3-641-16979-4 0.00 11
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
chap Checkmark
The Folio Science Fiction Anthology 2016-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss The Folio Society   $53.95 x+
260
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Florian Schommer Checkmark
Expanded Universe date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-21883-0 $8.95 582
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  
The Past Through Tomorrow: Robert A. Heinlein's "Future History" Stories date unknown Robert A. Heinlein G. P. Putnam's Sons     667
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Ben Feder Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-65304-9 $5.95 830
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 Past Through Tomorrow date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-65304-9 $5.50 830
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 James Warhola Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-03785-1 $2.95 830
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
Expanded Universe date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-21888-1 $3.50 582
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 Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 91503 $1.25 219
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 Ed Valigursky Checkmark
Expanded Universe date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-21891-1 $4.95 582
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 Past Through Tomorrow date unknown Robert A. Heinlein G. P. Putnam's Sons 0-399-10620-0 $9.95 667
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Ben Feder  
The Past Through Tomorrow date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-03178-0 $2.75 830
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 Past Through Tomorrow date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-03178-0 $2.75 830
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 Past Through Tomorrow date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-03785-1 $2.95 830
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
Expanded Universe date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-21890-3 $3.95 582
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  
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