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Title: The Rule of Names

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Title: The Rule of Names Title Record # 58838
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Date: 1964-04-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Series: Earthsea Cycle
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1977Translated by Jean Bailhache
French La règle des noms [as by Ursula Le Guin]
1980Translator: Gisela Stege
German Die Namensregel
1985Translated by María Elena Rius
Spanish El poder de los nombres
1989Translated by Vlatko Jurić-Kokić
Croatian Pravilo o imenima
2001Translated by Jean Bailhache
French La règle des noms
2004 Italian La legge dei nomi
2004 Dutch De Regels der Namen
2018Translated by Hans-Ulrich Möhring
German Das Namensgebot

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Fantastic Stories of Imagination, April 1964 1964-04-00 ed. Cele Goldsmith Ziff-Davis Publishing Company   $0.50 132
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 Frank Bruno Checkmark
The Most Thrilling Science Fiction Ever Told No. 13, Summer 1969 1969-06-00 ed. uncredited Ultimate Publishing Co., Inc.   $0.50 132
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 Checkmark
Algol, #21, November 1973 1973-11-15 ed. Andrew Porter Andrew Porter   $1.00 68
quarto?8.5" by 11" magazine, usually saddle-stapled, instead of side-stapled or glued
mag Don Davis Checkmark
Dreams Must Explain Themselves 1975-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Algol Press 0-916186-01-6 $3.00 36+
[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.
non-fic Tim Kirk Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1975-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Harper & Row 0-06-012562-4 $8.95 303
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Patricia Voehl  
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1976-03-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Harper & Row / SFBC 1901 $2.49 246
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Patricia Voehl Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1976-10-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Bantam Books 0-553-02907-X $1.75 277+
[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 Checkmark
Phantasmagoria: Tales of Fantasy and the Supernatural 1977-00-00 ed. Jane Mobley Anchor Books 0-385-12329-9 $3.50 439
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 Edmund Dulac  
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1977-02-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Bantam Books 0-553-02907-X $1.75 278
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 Pauline Ellison Checkmark
The Fantastic Imagination 1977-02-00 ed. Robert H. Boyer, Kenneth J. Zahorski Avon 0-380-00956-0 $2.25 ix+
325
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 Fantastic Imagination 1977-06-00 ed. Robert H. Boyer, Kenneth J. Zahorski Avon 0-380-00956-0 / 32326 $2.25 325
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 Fantastic Imagination: An Anthology of High Fantasy 1977-11-00 ed. Robert H. Boyer, Kenneth J. Zahorski Avon 0-380-00956-0 $2.25 ix+
325
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 Wind's Twelve Quarters 1978-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Harper & Row 0-06-012562-4   303
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Patricia Voehl Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters Volume I 1978-05-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Panther / Granada 0-586-04623-2 £0.75 157
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 David Bergen Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters Volume I 1979-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Panther / Granada 0-586-04622-4 £0.85 157
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 Elson Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1979-03-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Bantam Books 0-553-12842-6 $1.75 278
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 Pauline Ellison Checkmark
A Treasury of Fantasy 1981-00-00 Cary Wilkins Avenel Books 0-517-33629-4 $7.98 viii+
504
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Russ Hoover Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1981-03-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Bantam Books 0-553-20132-8 $2.25 viii+
278
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
A Treasury of Fantasy 1984-00-00 Cary Wilkins Chatham River Press 0-517-45371-1   viii+
472
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 Russ Hoover 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  
Fantastic Stories: Tales of the Weird & Wondrous 1987-05-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Patrick L. Price TSR 0-88038-521-9 $7.95 253
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 Mammoth Book of Classic Fantasy 1987-05-00 Cary Wilkins Robinson 0-948164-40-9 £4.95 472
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  
The Mammoth Book of Classic Fantasy 1987-07-00 Cary Wilkins Firecrest 0-85997-934-2 £9.95 viii+
472
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1987-09-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Perennial Library / Harper & Row 0-06-091434-3 $6.95 303
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  
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Enchantment 1988-05-00 ed. David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer Nelson Doubleday / SFBC 10513 $6.98 xvi+
622
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Tom Canty Checkmark
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Enchantment 1988-12-00 ed. David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer St. Martin's Press 0-312-02250-6 $19.95 xvi+
622
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Tom Canty Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1989-11-00 Ursula K. Le Guin VGSF / Gollancz (VGSF Classics #37) 0-575-04607-4 £3.99 xiv+
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.
coll Brian Waugh Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1991-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Perennial Library / Harper & Row 0-06-091434-3 $10.00 303
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 Wind's Twelve Quarters 1991-04-00 Ursula K. Le Guin HarperPaperbacks 0-06-100162-7 $4.50 383
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 Danilo Ducak Checkmark
A Treasury of Fantasy 1995-00-00 Cary Wilkins Gramercy Books 0-517-14649-5   vii+
504
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Romas Checkmark
The Ultimate Dragon 1995-10-00 ed. Keith R. A. DeCandido, John Betancourt, Byron Preiss Dell 0-440-50630-1 $13.95 313
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 Bruce Jensen Checkmark
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Enchantment 1996-02-00 ed. David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer GuildAmerica Books / SFBC 1-56865-174-0 $10.98 xvi+
622
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Tom Canty Checkmark
The Wizards of Odd: Comic Tales of Fantasy 1996-03-00 ed. Peter Haining Souvenir Press 0-285-63308-2 £15.99 300
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Josh Kirby  
The Wizards of Odd 1997-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Legend 0-09-917442-1 £4.99 300
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 Josh Kirby Checkmark
Dragons: The Greatest Stories 1997-00-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg MJF Books 1-56731-166-0 $19.95 viii+
307
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Don Maitz  
Dragons: The Greatest Stories 1997-09-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg MJF Books 1-56731-166-0 $7.98 312
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Don Maitz  
The Wizards of Odd 1997-11-00 ed. Peter Haining Ace Books 0-441-00487-3 $6.50 347
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.
anth Walter Velez Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 2000-10-00 Ursula Le Guin Gollancz (SF Collectors' Editions) 0-575-07139-7 £9.99 xiv+
303
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 Horse of the War God and Other Selections by Newbery Authors 2001-01-01 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Gareth Stevens Publishing 0-8368-2857-7   176
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Ultimate Dragon 2003-05-00 ed. Byron Preiss, Keith R. A. DeCandido, John Betancourt ibooks 0-7434-5868-0 $6.99 313
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 Bruce Jensen Checkmark
Magicians' Circle: More Spellbinding Stories of Wizards & Wizardry 2003-10-00 ed. Peter Haining Souvenir Press 0-285-63681-2 £9.99 268
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Arnaud Crémet  
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 2004-12-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Perennial / HarperCollins 0-06-091434-3 $13.95 303
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 Wind's Twelve Quarters 2009-04-09 Ursula K. Le Guin Paw Prints 978-1-4395-6236-9 $22.95  
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Wings of Fire 2010-06-01 ed. Jonathan Strahan, Marianne S. Jablon Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-263-5 $9.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Todd Lockwood  
Wings of Fire 2010-06-10 ed. Jonathan Strahan, Marianne S. Jablon Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-187-4 $15.95 499
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 Todd Lockwood Checkmark
Outer Space, Inner Lands 2012-11-13 Ursula K. Le Guin Small Beer Press 978-1-61873-035-0 $24.00 iv+
333+
[6]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Paul Roden , Valerie Lueth  
Outer Space, Inner Lands 2012-11-27 Ursula K. Le Guin Small Beer Press 978-1-61873-037-4 $14.95  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Paul Roden , Valerie Lueth  
Outer Space, Inner Lands 2013-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Small Beer Press 978-1-61873-035-0 $24.00 iv+
333+
[6]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Paul Roden , Valerie Lueth Checkmark
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  
Outer Space, Inner Lands 2014-07-17 Ursula K. Le Guin Gollancz 978-1-4732-0285-6 £18.99 352
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Outer Space, Inner Lands 2015-01-08 Ursula K. Le Guin Gollancz 978-1-4732-0286-3 £9.99 352
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.
coll  
The Wind's Twelve Quarters and The Compass Rose 2015-08-13 Ursula K. Le Guin Gollancz (Gollancz SF Masterworks (II)) 978-1-4732-0576-5 £9.99 xx+
561
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 Christopher Gibbs Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 2015-08-27 Ursula K. Le Guin Gateway / Orion 978-1-4732-1436-1 £4.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Unreal and the Real: The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin 2016-10-18 Ursula K. Le Guin Saga Press 978-1-4814-7596-9 $29.99 715+
[6]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
The Unreal and the Real: The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin 2016-10-18 Ursula K. Le Guin Saga Press 978-1-4814-7598-3 $7.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
omni  
The Selected Short Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin 2016-11-15 Ursula K. Le Guin Saga Press 978-1-4814-8946-1 $59.99 1552
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 2017-02-14 Ursula K. Le Guin Harper Perennial 978-0-06-247103-1 $9.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Rule of Names 2017-02-14 Ursula K. Le Guin Harper Perennial 978-0-06-247090-4 $1.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
chap  
The Unreal and the Real: The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin 2017-11-07 Ursula K. Le Guin Saga Press 978-1-4814-7597-6 $19.99 715
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  
The Selected Short Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin 2017-11-07 Ursula K. Le Guin Saga Press 978-1-5344-0471-7 $39.99 1584
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  
The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition 2018-10-23 Ursula K. Le Guin Saga Press 978-1-4814-6558-8 $59.99 1008
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Charles Vess  
The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition 2018-10-25 Ursula K. Le Guin Gollancz 978-1-4732-2354-7 £35.00 1008
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
The Wind's Twelve Quarters date unknown Ursula K. Le Guin Bantam Books 0-553-02907-X $1.75 277
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 Pauline Ellison Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters date unknown Ursula K. Le Guin Bantam Books 0-553-23541-9 $2.95 277
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 Pauline Ellison Checkmark
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