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Title: The Perfect Creature Title Record # 59858
Author: John Wyndham
Date: 1937-00-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1937Retitled and the sex of the creature changed for Argosy magazine October 1953.
Female of the Species
1937 Perfect Creature
1937 The Perfect Creature [as by John Beynon]
1937Originally "The Perfect Creature"
Una
Year Language Title
1959Translated by Leopold Voelker
German Una
1963 Italian Una
1965 Italian Amore a prima vista
1976Translated by Hans van Assumburg
Dutch Het Volmaakte Schepsel
1976Translated by Simone Hilling
French La créature parfaite
1976Translated by Mary Rosenthal
French La perfection même
1977Translated by Biljana Kašić
Croatian Una
1999Translation: Erik Simon
German Das Weibchen der Spezies
2014Translated by Annarita Guarnieri
Italian La creatura perfetta

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Tales of Wonder, #1 1937-00-00 ed. Walter H. Gillings World's Work   1/- 128
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 Nick Checkmark
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, January 1953 1953-01-00 ed. Anthony Boucher, J. Francis McComas Fantasy House, Inc.   $0.35 132
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 Alex Schomburg Checkmark
Shadow of Tomorrow 1953-07-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Permabooks P236 $0.35 379
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
Shadow of Tomorrow 1953-08-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Permabooks P236 C$0.39 379
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
Jizzle 1954-00-00 John Wyndham Dennis Dobson   11/6 251
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Peter Rudland Checkmark
Best SF Two: Science Fiction Stories 1956-09-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber   15/- 295+
[1]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Peter Curl Checkmark
Tales of Gooseflesh and Laughter 1956-12-00 John Wyndham Ballantine Books 182 $0.35 150
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
Best SF Two 1958-09-00 ed. Edmund Crispin The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 34 5/6 296
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth C. W. Bacon  
Nur ein Marsweib und andere Science Fiction-Stories 1959-00-00 ed. uncredited Ullstein (Ullstein Bücher #248) 248 DM 1.90 190
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 Herbert Neumann Checkmark
Best SF Two 1960-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber   6/- 296
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  
Jizzle 1961-10-00 John Wyndham The Science Fiction Book Club (UK)   5/6 251
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Best SF Two 1962-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber   6/- 296
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
Jizzle 1962-00-00 John Wyndham Four Square Books 730 2/6 191
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
Jizzle 1963-00-00 John Wyndham Four Square Books 730 2/6 191
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
Jizzle 1963-00-00 John Wyndham Dennis Dobson   15/- 251
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Urania #304 1963-03-24 ed. Carlo Fruttero Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 304 150 Lit 176
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 Karel Thole Checkmark
Best SF Two 1964-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber   6/6 296
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
Jizzle 1965-00-00 John Wyndham Four Square Books 1308 3/6 191
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
I vortici dell'assurdo 1965-11-30 John Wyndham Casa Editrice La Tribuna (Science Fiction Book Club (Italy) #23)   0 Lit 244
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 Erberto Tealdi Checkmark
Tales of Gooseflesh and Laughter 1966-04-00 John Wyndham Ballantine Bal-Hi U2832 $0.50 150
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
Jizzle 1968-00-00 John Wyndham Dennis Dobson 0-234-77645-5 25/- 251
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Best SF Two 1968-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber 0-571-06310-1 £0.50 295+
[1]
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
The Best of John Wyndham 1973-00-00 John Wyndham Sphere 0-7221-9369-6 £0.40 318
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 Woodroffe Checkmark
Jizzle 1973-05-00 John Wyndham New English Library 0-450-01507-6 £0.30 191
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 Clifton-Dey Checkmark
Jizzle 1973-06-00 John Wyndham New English Library 0-450-01507-6 £0.30 191
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 Clifton-Dey Checkmark
Jizzle 1974-11-00 John Wyndham New English Library 0-450-02250-1 £0.40 191
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 Clifton-Dey Checkmark
The Best of John Wyndham 1974-11-00 John Wyndham Sphere 0-7221-9369-6 £0.40 318
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 Best of John Wyndham 1932-1949 1975-00-00 John Wyndham Sphere 0-7221-9373-4 £0.55 170
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 Man from Beyond and Other Stories 1975-03-00 John Wyndham Michael Joseph 0-7181-1320-9 £2.00 283
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Richard Inglis  
Histoires à rebours 1976-00-00 ed. Jacques Goimard, Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3773) 2-253-00835-4   414
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 Pierre Faucheux Checkmark
La machine perdue 1976-00-00 John Wyndham Librairie des Champs-Élysées (Le Masque - Science Fiction #37) 2-7024-0469-3   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 Gray Morrow Checkmark
De Trojaanse Straal 1976-00-00 John Wyndham Centripress (Centripress SF)     204
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 Best of John Wyndham 1932-1949 1977-00-00 John Wyndham Sphere Books 0-7221-9374-2 £0.65 170
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
Sirius, #15 1977-09-05 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
John Wyndham Omnibus 2 1978-00-00 John Wyndham Centripress (Centripress SF) 90-305-0177-4   469
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
Jizzle 1979-06-00 John Wyndham New English Library 0-450-03745-2 £0.80 191
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 Clifton-Dey Checkmark
Mutanti e mutazioni 1980-09-00 John Wyndham Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Biblioteca di Urania #7) 18919-1 4,500 Lit 516
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 Karel Thole Checkmark
Jizzle 1982-00-00 John Wyndham New English Library 0-450-02250-1 £1.50 191
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  
Histoires à rebours 1984-11-00 ed. Jacques Goimard, Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3773) 2-253-00835-4   414
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 Philippe Adamov Checkmark
The Flying Sorcerers 1997-08-00 ed. Peter Haining Souvenir Press 0-285-63388-0 £16.99 267
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Josh Kirby  
The Flying Sorcerers 1998-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Ace Books 0-441-00577-2 $5.99 x+
320
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 Flying Sorcerers 1998-11-00 ed. Peter Haining Ace Books 0-441-00577-2 $5.99 304
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 Walter Velez  
The Flying Sorcerers 1999-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Orbit 1-85723-725-0 £6.99 372
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  
Scheibenwahn 1999-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #9037) 3-453-15602-1 DM 14.90 430
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
The Flying Sorcerers: More Comic Tales of Fantasy 1999-02-00 ed. Peter Haining Orbit 1-85723-725-0 £5.99 xi+
372
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
The Flying Sorcerers 2001-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Orbit 1-85723-725-0 £6.99 xi+
372
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
No Place Like Earth 2003-04-00 John Wyndham Darkside Press 0-9707349-9-9 $40.00 285
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Allen Koszowski  
Fantasy & ScienceFiction - Edizione Italiana, #10 2014-05-00 ed. Armando Corridore Elara   €5.90 160
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 Wang Ling Checkmark
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