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Title: The Die-Hard Title Record # 63174
Author: Alfred Bester
Date: 1958-00-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Synopsis: In the future, an old man laments the increasing domestication of humanity.
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Current Tags: obsolescence (1), aging (1), first contact (1), progress (1) Add Tags

Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1977Translated by Warner Flamen
Dutch De man die niet van ophouden wist
1978Translated by Uwe Anton
German Er wollte nicht sterben
1980Translated by Michelangelo Spada
Italian L'irriducibile

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Starburst 1958-05-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library S1524 $0.35 160
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.
coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Starburst 1965-04-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library D2672 $0.50 160
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.
coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Starburst 1965-04-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library of Canada D2672 C$0.50 160
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.
coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Starburst 1968-10-00 Alfred Bester Sphere Books 16071 5/- 158
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
Starburst 1970-12-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library of Canada T4460 C$0.75 160
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.
coll Bob Pepper Checkmark
Starburst 1973-03-00 Alfred Bester Sphere Books 0-7221-1610-1 £0.30 158
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 Colin Hay Checkmark
Verrukkelijk fahrenheit 1977-00-00 Alfred Bester Meulenhoff (M=SF #123) 90-290-0516-5   349
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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
Starburst 1977-06-00 Alfred Bester Pan Books 0-330-25111-2 £0.60 155
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 Gino D'Achille Checkmark
100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories 1978-03-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander Doubleday 0-385-13044-9 $8.95 xvi+
271
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Peter Rauch Checkmark
Hände weg von Zeitmaschinen 1978-09-00 Alfred Bester Droemer Knaur (Knaur Science Fiction & Fantasy #705) 3-426-00705-3 DM 5.80 176
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 George Jones Checkmark
Starburst 1980-03-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library 0-451-09132-9 $1.75 160
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.
coll Bob Pepper Checkmark
Starburst 1980-03-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library of Canada 0-451-09132-9 C$1.95 160
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.
coll Bob Pepper Checkmark
Urania #827 1980-03-16 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Mondadori 827 1,000 Lit. 192
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  
100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories 1980-08-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander Avon 0-380-50773-0 $2.50 xx+
296
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
100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories 1980-09-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander Pan Books 0-330-26155-X £1.75 302
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 John Harris Checkmark
Hände weg von Zeitmaschinen 1981-06-00 Alfred Bester Droemer Knaur (Knaur Science Fiction & Fantasy #5705) 3-426-05705-0 DM 5.80 175+
[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 George Jones Checkmark
Aller Glanz der Sterne 1991-00-00 Alfred Bester Suhrkamp (Phantastische Bibliothek #278) 3-518-38455-4 DM 12.00 184
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  
100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories date unknown ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander Avon 0-380-50773-0 $3.95 296
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  
Starburst date unknown Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library T4460 $0.75 160
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.
coll Bob Pepper Checkmark
100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories date unknown ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander Avon 0-380-50773-0 $3.95 xx+
296
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  
100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories date unknown ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander Avon 0-380-50773-0 C$2.75 xx+
296
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  
100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories date unknown ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander Avon 0-380-50773-0 $3.25 xx+
296
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
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