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Title: The Pardoner's Tale

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Title: The Pardoner's Tale Title Record # 58627
Author: Robert Silverberg
Date: 1987-06-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: Silverberg states in The Best of Robert Silverberg: Stories of Six Decades that he used three prior stories, renaming the characters, as the basis for the The Alien Years (1998): "Against Babylon" (1986) - almost entirely as opening chapters; "Hannibal's Elephants" (1988) - small piece in one of the early sequences; and "The Pardoner's Tale" (1987) - nearly all in later part of book. He also states that he later carved out three new stories from the novel: "Beauty in the Night" (1997), "On the Inside" (1998), and "The Colonel in Autumn" (1998).
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Translations
Year Language Title
1988
  • Translated by Nataša Đukić
Serbian Priča Slobodara
1989 French Le rémissionnaire
1998 Italian Il racconto del venditore di indulgenze

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
13 1988 Locus 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
Playboy, June 1987 1987-06-00 ed. Alice K. Turner Playboy Enterprises, Inc.   $3.50  
quarto?8.5" by 11" magazine, usually saddle-stapled, instead of side-stapled or glued
mag Checkmark
Alef, #8 1988-03-00 ed.
Boban Knežević?Boban Knezevic
Dnevnik   900 din. 132
A5?14.8 cm by 21 cm or 5.8" by 8.3" magazine, used by some UK and European magazines
mag Chris Achilleos Checkmark
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fifth Annual Collection 1988-05-00 ed. Gardner Dozois St. Martin's Press 0-312-01854-1 $12.95 xxv+
678
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 Alan Gutierrez Checkmark
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fifth Annual Collection 1988-05-00 ed. Gardner Dozois St. Martin's Press 0-312-01853-3 $19.95 xxv+
678
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Alan Gutierrez Checkmark
The 1988 Annual World's Best SF 1988-06-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books (DAW Collectors #747) 0-88677-281-8 / UE2281 $3.50 303
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 Blair Wilkins Checkmark
The 1988 Annual World's Best SF 1988-06-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books (DAW Collectors #747) 0-88677-281-8 / UE2281 C$4.50 303
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 Blair Wilkins Checkmark
The 1988 Annual World's Best SF 1988-08-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books / SFBC 13627 $4.98 ix+
244
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Best New SF 2 1988-09-00 ed. Gardner Dozois Robinson 0-948164-77-8 £5.95 xxv+
678
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 Ian Craig Checkmark
Best New SF 2 1988-09-00 ed. Gardner Dozois Robinson 0-948164-78-6 £11.95 xxv+
678
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Ian Craig Checkmark
Compagnons secrets 1989-05-00 Robert Silverberg Denoël (Présence du Futur #490) 2-207-30490-6   346
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 Sato Yamamoto Checkmark
The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg Volume 1: Secret Sharers 1992-11-00 Robert Silverberg Bantam Spectra 0-553-37068-5 $12.50 xv+
546
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 Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg: Volume 1: Secret Sharers 1992-11-00 Robert Silverberg Bantam Spectra 0-553-08996-X $25.00 xv+
546
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll A. I. R. Studio, Inc. Checkmark
The Secret Sharer 1993-05-00 Robert Silverberg Grafton (The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg #2) 0-586-21370-8 £5.99 395
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 John Howe Checkmark
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fifth Annual Collection 1994-06-00 ed. Gardner Dozois St. Martin's Press 0-312-01854-1 $15.95 xxv+
678
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 Alan Gutierrez  
Hackers 1996-10-00 ed. Gardner Dozois, Jack Dann Ace Books 0-441-00375-3 $5.50 239
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 Sharmen Liao Checkmark
Cyber-Killers 1997-06-00 ed. Ric Alexander Millennium / Orion 0-7528-0980-6 £9.99 vii+
408
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  
Cyber-Killers 1997-06-00 ed. Ric Alexander Millennium / Orion 0-7528-0783-8 £16.99 viii+
408
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Cyber-Killers 1998-05-00 ed. Ric Alexander Orion 0-7528-1633-0 £6.99 ix+
540
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
La macchina che uccide 1998-12-15 ed. Ric Alexander Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Millemondi (quarterly) #18)   9,900 Lit 352
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 Franco Brambilla  
The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg Volume 1 Secret Sharers 2009-11-00 Robert Silverberg Spectra / Ballantine Books 978-0-307-57306-3 $21.25  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Checkmark
The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg, Volume Six: Multiples: 1983-87 2011-09-30 Robert Silverberg Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-402-7 $35.00 426
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg, Volume Six: Multiples: 1983-87 2011-09-30 Robert Silverberg Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-402-7 $65.00 426
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Multiples 2012-12-07 Robert Silverberg Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-10669-7 £4.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Multiples 2013-06-16 Robert Silverberg Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-628-1 $2.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Hackers 2013-07-15 ed. Gardner Dozois, Jack Dann Baen 978-1-62579-147-4 $4.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
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