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Title: Dark Interlude Title Record # 64753
Authors: Fredric Brown and Mack Reynolds
Date: 1951-01-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Synopsis: A visitor from the future comes to observe what life was like in 20th century earth. He ends up in a rural area, falls in love with a beautiful local girl, and life seems to be pretty good. Until a horrible fact about his heritage is revealed.
User Rating: 10.00 (2 votes) Including variants and translations: 10.00 (3 votes) Your vote: Not cast VOTE
Current Tags: racism (1), time travel (1) Add Tags

Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1951 Dark Interlude [as by Frederic Brown and Mack Reynolds]
Year Language Title
1953 Italian Ucciso dagli antenati
1954 French Sombre intermède [as by Frederic Brown and Mack Reynolds]
1957Translated by Manuel van Loggem
Dutch Donker Tussenspel [as by Frederic Brown and Mack Reynolds]
1963Translated by B. A. Egger
German Dunkles Zwischenspiel
1963Translated by Jean Sendy
French Sombre interlude
1966Translated by Manuel van Loggem
Dutch Donker Tussenspel
1975Translated by Michel Deutsch
French Sombre interlude
1977Hungarian translation: Tótfalusi István
Hungarian Sötét közjáték
1981Translated by Gavrilo Vučković
Croatian
Mračna međuigra?Mrachna meduigra
Mracna meduigra
[as by Frederick Brown and Mack Reynolds]
1983 Italian Ucciso dagli antenati
1989
Serbian
Mračni intermeco?Mracni intermeco
Mrachni intermeco
[as by Fredrik Braun and Mek Rejnolds]

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Galaxy Science Fiction, January 1951 1951-01-00 ed. H. L. Gold World Editions, Inc.   $0.25 164
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 John Bunch Checkmark
Galaxy Reader of Science Fiction 1952-02-00 ed. H. L. Gold Crown Publishers     x+
566
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Best Science-Fiction Stories: 1952 1952-08-19 ed. Everett F. Bleiler, T. E. Dikty Frederick Fell   $2.95 284
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Galaxy Reader of Science Fiction 1953-00-00 ed. H. L. Gold Grayson & Grayson     vi+
255
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Urania #4 1953-02-01 ed. Giorgio Monicelli Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 4 150 Lit 160
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 Curt Caesar Checkmark
American Science Fiction, #22 1954-02-00 ed. uncredited Malian Press   A -/9 36
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 Stanley Pitt  
Galaxie (1ère série), #12 November 1954 1954-11-00 ed. Editors of Galaxie (1ère série) Editions Nuit et Jour   F100.00 132
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 Ed Emshwiller Checkmark
Frontiers in Space: Selections From The Best Science Fiction Stories 1955-05-00 ed. Everett F. Bleiler, T. E. Dikty Bantam Books 1328 $0.25 166
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
Verbinding met Morgen 1957-00-00 ed. Manuel van Loggem De Bezige Bij (Schrik in Plastic #4)     198
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 Pim van Boxsel Checkmark
Verbinding met Morgen 1957-00-00 ed. Manuel van Loggem De Bezige Bij (Schrik in Plastic #4)     198
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 Pim van Boxsel Checkmark
Nightmares and Geezenstacks 1961-07-00 Fredric Brown Bantam Books J2296 $0.40 137
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 Hieronymus Bosch Checkmark
Nightmares and Geezenstacks 1962-00-00 Fredric Brown Corgi Books / Transworld Publishers SS1167 2/6 137
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 Hieronymus Bosch Checkmark
Human and Other Beings 1963-00-00 ed. Allen DeGraeff Collier Books 01951 $0.95 319
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
Albträume 1963-00-00 Fredric Brown Hunna     126
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Fantômes et farfafouilles 1963-00-00 Fredric Brown Denoël (Présence du Futur #65)   F6.00 220
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  
Human and Other Beings 1963-06-00 ed. Allen DeGraeff Collier Books AS567 $0.95 319
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
Alpträume 1965-05-00 Fredric Brown Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3046) 3046 DM 2.40 158
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 Atelier Heinrichs Checkmark
De Verschrikkelijke Buiksprekerspop 1966-00-00 ed. Manuel van Loggem Bruna (Zwarte Beertjes #1008) 1008 ƒ2.00 191
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.
anth Dick Bruna Checkmark
The Old Masters 1970-09-00 ed. Brian Davis New English Library 0-450-00597-6 5/- 128
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 Jan Parker Checkmark
Alpträume 1972-00-00 Fredric Brown Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3046) 3046   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 Atelier Heinrichs Checkmark
Fantômes et farfafouilles 1972-01-15 Fredric Brown Denoël (Présence du Futur #65)     220
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
Histoires de voyages dans le temps 1975-00-00 ed. Jacques Goimard, Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3772) 2-253-00769-2   442
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
Les vents de Gath 1975-02-14 E. C. Tubb OPTA (OPTA - Galaxie Bis #40)   F9.00 252
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.
novel Enki Bilal Checkmark
Histoires de voyages dans le temps 1976-00-00 ed. Jacques Goimard, Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3772) 2-253-00769-2   442
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
Fantômes et farfafouilles 1976-12-23 Fredric Brown Denoël (Présence du Futur #65)     220
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 Stéphane Dumont Checkmark
Galaktika 26: Tudományos-fantasztikus antológia 1977-00-00 ed. Kuczka Péter
Kozmosz Könyvek?Kozmosz Konyvek
IF 2879 - e - 7779 Ft 12 127
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.
anth Szabó Zoltán Checkmark
The Diversifier, #25 March 1978 1978-03-00 ed. C. C. Clingan, Joey Froelich, Ralph Stephen Harding, Jon Inouye, Robert Metcalf C. C. Clingan   $2.50 76
octavo?5.5" by 8.5" magazine, usually saddle-stapled, instead of side-stapled or glued
fanzine Stephen Fabian Checkmark
Nightmares and Geezenstacks 1979-03-00 Fredric Brown Bantam Books 0-553-12456-0 $1.75 182
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 Hieronymus Bosch Checkmark
Science Fiction of the Fifties 1979-09-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph Olander Avon 0-380-46409-8 $4.95 xxiii+
438
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 Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Shared Tomorrows: Science Fiction in Collaboration 1979-10-00 ed. Barry N. Malzberg, Bill Pronzini St. Martin's Press 0-312-71637-0 $10.95 xiv+
233
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Gary La Sasso Checkmark
Science Fiction of the Fifties 1980-02-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph Olander Avon / SFBC 3671 $3.98 xxii+
393
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Gary Viskupic Checkmark
Sirius, #61 1981-07-05 ed.
Borivoj Jurković?Borivoj Jurkovic
Borivoj Jurkovich
Vjesnik   30 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
Vjekoslav Ivezić?Vjekoslav Ivezic
Vjekoslav Ivezich
Checkmark
Fantômes et farfafouilles 1981-08-20 Fredric Brown Denoël (Présence du Futur #65)     220
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 Stéphane Dumont Checkmark
The Best Short Stories of Fredric Brown 1982-09-00 Fredric Brown New English Library 0-450-05501-9 £1.75 447
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
Fantômes et farfafouilles 1983-03-00 Fredric Brown Denoël (Présence du Futur #65) 2-207-30065-X   220
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 Stéphane Dumont Checkmark
Cosmolinea B-2 1983-06-00 Fredric Brown Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Biblioteca di Urania #12)   8,000 Lit 360
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 Karel Thole  
Histoires de voyages dans le temps 1987-01-00 ed. Jacques Goimard, Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3772) 2-253-00769-2   442
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
And the Gods Laughed 1987-10-00 Fredric Brown Phantasia Press 0-932096-47-6 $19.00 xxii+
431
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Frank Kelly Freas  
And the Gods Laughed 1987-10-00 Fredric Brown Phantasia Press 0-932096-47-6 $50.00 xxii+
431+
[3]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Frank Kelly Freas Checkmark
Sf galaksija 1989-00-00 ed.
Zoran Živković?Zoran Zivkovic
Prosveta (Kentaur #93) 86-07-00457-3   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.
anth Chris Foss Checkmark
La science-fiction 1992-10-00 ed. Antonia Gasquez, Edith Heintzmann Nathan 2-09-171093-8   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.
anth Checkmark
Fantômes et farfafouilles 1996-10-00 Fredric Brown Denoël (Présence du Futur #65) 2-207-30065-X   220
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 Joëlle Coulombeau Checkmark
From These Ashes: The Complete Short SF of Fredric Brown 2001-02-00 Fredric Brown NESFA Press 1-886778-18-3 $29.00 693
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
From These Ashes: The Complete Short SF of Fredric Brown 2001-10-00 Fredric Brown NESFA Press / SFBC 01122 $14.50 693
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Fantômes et farfafouilles 2001-12-17 Fredric Brown Denoël (Folio SF #79) 2-07-041898-7   310
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 Benjamin Carré Checkmark
From These Ashes: The Complete Short SF of Fredric Brown 2002-07-00 Fredric Brown NESFA Press 1-886778-18-3 $29.00 693
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton  
Fantômes et farfafouilles 2006-03-02 Fredric Brown Denoël (Folio SF #79) 2-07-041898-7   310
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 Benjamin Carré Checkmark
From These Ashes: The Complete Short SF of Fredric Brown 2011-06-00 Fredric Brown NESFA Press 978-1-886778-18-4 $29.00 693
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
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