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Title: The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag Title Record # 67629
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Date: 1942-10-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novella
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: First published in the magazine Unknown Worlds, October 1942.
User Rating: 9.00 (2 votes) Including variants and translations: 8.20 (5 votes) Your vote: Not cast VOTE
Current Tags: Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 1946-1987 (1) Add Tags

Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1942 The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag [as by John Riverside]
Year Language Title
1965Translation: Luigi Cozzi
Italian Il mestiere dell'avvoltoio
1969Translated by Felix Visser
Dutch Het Curieuze Beroep van Jonathan Hoag
1971Translated by Wulf H. Bergner
German Die Söhne des Vogels
1975 Dutch Het Onaangename Beroep van Jonathan Hoag
1981Translated by Jean-Pierre Pugi
French L'étrange profession de Mr. Jonathan Hoag [as by Robert Heinlein]
2003Translation: Vittorio Curtoni
Italian Il mestiere dell'avvoltoio

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
2 2018 Retro Hugo Best Novella

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Unknown Worlds, October 1942 1942-10-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.   $0.25 130
bedsheet?8.5" by 11.25" magazines, e.g. early issues of Amazing; or the 1942-43 issues of Astounding.
mag  
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1959-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Gnome Press   $3.50 256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Walter Van der Poel Checkmark
6 x H 1961-08-00 Robert A. Heinlein Pyramid Books G642 $0.35 191
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 Robert J. Engle Checkmark
6 x H 1963-09-00 Robert A. Heinlein Pyramid Books F910 $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 Jack Gaughan Checkmark
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1964-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Dennis Dobson   18/- 256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Phillippe May  
6 x H 1965-03-00 Robert A. Heinlein Pyramid Books   $ 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  
Galassia #54 1965-06-01 ed. Roberta Rambelli Casa Editrice La Tribuna 54 300 Lit 224
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 Rocco Borella Checkmark
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1965-08-00 Robert A. Heinlein Dennis Dobson / SFBC (UK)   6/- 256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1966-11-00 Robert A. Heinlein Penguin Books 2510 4/- 221
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 Alan Aldridge Checkmark
Het Curieuze Beroep van Jonathan Hoag 1969-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Bruna (Zwarte Beertjes #1294) 1294 ƒ2.75 159
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.
chap Dick Bruna Checkmark
6 x H 1969-06-00 Robert A. Heinlein Pyramid Books X-2023 $0.60 191
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 Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Entführung in die Zukunft 1971-02-00 Robert A. Heinlein Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3229) 3229 DM 2.80 160
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 Jack Gaughan Checkmark
6 x H 1971-05-00 Robert A. Heinlein Pyramid Books T2471 $0.75 191
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 Bill Skurski Checkmark
6 x H 1972-10-00 Robert A. Heinlein Pyramid Books 0-515-02822-3 $0.95 219
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 Bill Skurski Checkmark
6 x H 1972-10-00 Robert A. Heinlein Pyramid Books 0-515-02822-3 C$0.95 219
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 Bill Skurski Checkmark
The Best of Robert Heinlein 1973-10-00 Robert A. Heinlein Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-97982-8 £ 348
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Best of Robert Heinlein 1973-10-00 Robert A. Heinlein Sphere 0-7221-4462-8 £0.40 348
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
6 x H 1974-01-00 Robert A. Heinlein Pyramid Books N2822 $0.95 219
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 Bill Skurski Checkmark
Het Onaangename Beroep van Jonathan Hoag 1975-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Bruna (Bruna FEH #26) 90-229-3526-4   159
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.
chap Hilke Tasman Checkmark
6 x H 1975-02-00 Robert A. Heinlein Pyramid Books V3635 $1.25 219
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
6 x H 1975-02-00 Robert A. Heinlein Pyramid Books V3635 C$1.25 219
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 Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1976-02-00 Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-03052-0 $1.50 214
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
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1976-07-00 Robert A. Heinlein New English Library 0-450-02886-0 £0.70 191
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 Tim White Checkmark
The Best of Robert Heinlein 1939-1942 1977-05-00 Robert Heinlein Sphere 0-7221-4469-5 £0.65 216
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
Galassia #226 1977-09-01 ed. Gianni Montanari Casa Editrice La Tribuna 226 800 Lit. 150
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 Franco Storchi  
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1978-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-03717-7 $1.75 214
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
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1980-04-00 Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-04332-0 $1.95 214
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 Carl Lundgren Checkmark
Entführung in die Zukunft 1980-07-00 Robert A. Heinlein Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3229) 3229 DM 4.80 172
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 Jack Gaughan Checkmark
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1980-11-00 Robert A. Heinlein New English Library 0-450-04798-9 £1.25 191
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 Peter Gudynas Checkmark
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1980-12-00 Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Books 0-425-05052-1 $2.25 214
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 Carl Lundgren Checkmark
Le livre d'or de la science-fiction: Robert Heinlein 1981-02-02 Robert Heinlein Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5102) 2-266-00985-0   353
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 Marcel Laverdet Checkmark
The Best of Robert Heinlein 1983-12-00 Robert A. Heinlein Amereon House     344
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1987-09-00 Robert A. Heinlein New English Library 0-450-04798-9 £2.50 191
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 Checkmark
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1989-03-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-85457-5 $3.95 214
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  
Longue vie 1989-06-00 Robert Heinlein Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5102) 2-266-00985-0   354
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
J. P. Ferté?J. P. Ferte
Checkmark
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1989-12-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-85457-5 $3.95 214
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 Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1997-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein The Easton Press (The Masterpieces of Fantasy)     256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein 1999-11-00 Robert A. Heinlein Tor 0-312-87245-3 $27.95 352
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Peter Gudynas Checkmark
The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein 1999-11-00 Robert A. Heinlein Tor / SFBC 06746 $13.98 352
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Peter Gudynas Checkmark
The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein 2002-05-00 Robert A. Heinlein Tor 0-312-87557-6 $16.95 352
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  
Urania #1474 2003-09-10 ed. Giuseppe Lippi Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 1474 €3.55 268
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 Franco Brambilla  
New Worlds to Conquer 2010-11-00 Robert A. Heinlein The Virginia Edition (The Virginia Edition #34) 978-1-897350-46-1   v+
533
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 2012-05-12 Robert A. Heinlein Spectrum Literary Agency   $4.75  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
chap  
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-03052-0 $1.50 214
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 Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-03052-0 $1.50 214
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
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