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Title: With the Night Mail Title Record # 68044
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Date: 1905-11-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Series: Aerial Board of Control
Series Number: 1
Webpages: kiplingsociety.co.uk
Language: English
Note:
  • The 1905 texts differ slightly from each other and that augmented in 1909. Lead sentences: • "At 21 o'clock of a gusty winter's night I stood on the lower stages of the G. P. O. outward mail tower." (McClure's) • "At 9.30 p.m. of a windy winter's night I stood on the lower stages of the G.P.O. Outward Mail Tower." (Windsor) • "At nine o'clock of a gusty winter's night I stood on the lower stages of one of the G. P. O. outward mail towers." (Doubleday, Page (US), 1909; page 3) Note: "With the Night Mail: A Story of 2000 A.D." may be considered the title of the 1909 version of the narrative alone. See p[1]; compare title page (which shows "A. D").
  • Expanded 1909 as "With the Night Mail: A Story of 2000 A.D. (Together With Extracts from the Contemporary Magazine in Which it Appeared)" --probably also novelette length-- which comprises the 1905 narrative lightly revised and other material purportedly published in a 2000 A.D. magazine; published in 1909 with new illustrations by Frank X. Leyendecker (and one old one by H. Reuterdahl).
  • The narrative, any version of its text, may appear alone in some of the reported publications after 1909, or not.
  • Use of the subtitle "A Story of 2000 A.D." in a later publication strongly implies that the narrative appears in its lightly revised 1909 version, whether or not it is augmented as in 1909. The lead sentence of the narrative may be decisive (far above).
Synopsis:
  • The story of an overnight journey by air from London to Quebec, set in a world governed by the Aerial Board of Control.
  • The 1905 magazine publications show headings, below the title and credit(s), that suggest the story is from year 2025 (McClure's, US) and state that it is from 2147 (Windsor, UK).
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1905 With the Night Mail: A Story of 2000 A. D
1905 With the Night Mail: A Story of 2000 A.D.
1905 With the Night Mail: A Story of 2000 AD
Year Language Title
1961 French Par la malle de nuit
1965 Italian Col postale di notte (Una storia del 2000 dopo Cristo)
1986Translated by Marco Pensante
Italian Con la posta notturna
1988Translated by Heinz Koblischke
German Mit der Nachtpost
1988Translated by Giacomo Prampolini
Italian Col postale di notte
1989Translated by Rosemarie Hundertmarck
German Mit der Nachtpost

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
McClure's, November 1905 1905-11-00 ed. Editors of McClure's The S. S. McClure Co.   $0.10 116
octavo?5.5" by 8.5" magazine, usually saddle-stapled, instead of side-stapled or glued
mag  
The Windsor Magazine, December 1905 1905-12-00 ed. Editors of The Windsor Magazine       210
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
mag  
Actions and Reactions 1909-00-00 Rudyard Kipling Macmillan and Co.   6/- 301
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Quatre pas dans l'étrange 1961-04-00 ed. Georges H. Gallet Hachette (Le Rayon Fantastique #79)     245
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 Jean-Claude Forest Checkmark
Interplanet6: Fantascienza 1965-08-20 ed. Gianfranco de Turris, Sebastiano Fusco, Sandro Sandrelli Edizioni dell'Albero   1,200 Lit 238
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 Marco Rostagno , Mario Monge Checkmark
One Hundred Years of Science Fiction 1968-00-00 ed. Damon Knight Simon & Schuster   $6.50 384
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Carl Smith Checkmark
One Hundred Years of Science Fiction 1969-06-00 ed. Damon Knight Gollancz 0-575-00329-4   368
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
One Hundred Years of Science Fiction 1970-05-00 ed. Damon Knight Gollancz 0-575-00329-4 £1.60 368
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
One Hundred Years of Science Fiction, Book One 1972-03-00 ed. Damon Knight Pan Books 0-330-02982-7 £0.30 x+
226
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
Wondermakers 1972-05-00 ed. Robert Hoskins Fawcett Premier M561 $0.95 351
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
Visions of Tomorrow 1976-11-00 ed. Roger Elwood Pocket Books 0-671-80775-7 $1.95 390
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 Charles Moll Checkmark
One Hundred Years of Science Fiction, Book One 1977-08-00 ed. Damon Knight Pan Books 0-330-02982-7 £0.70 x+
226
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 Bob Layzell Checkmark
The Road to Science Fiction: From Gilgamesh to Wells 1977-09-00 ed. James Gunn Mentor / New American Library 0-451-61578-6 / ME1578 $2.25 404
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
Millemondinverno 1986: 4 Romanzi brevi e 14 Racconti 1986-11-00 ed. Gianni Montanari Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Millemondi #30)   7,000 Lit 392
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 Karel Thole  
Fahrt durch die Unendlichkeit: Geschichten von ungewöhnlichen Reisen und fremden Planeten 1988-00-00 ed. Erik Simon, Olaf R. Spittel Das Neue Berlin (Klassische Science-fiction-Geschichten) 3-360-00184-2 M 12.80 372
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Regine Schulz , Burckhard Labowski Checkmark
Le vie della fantascienza 1988-12-21 ed. James Gunn Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Oscar #2079) 88-04-31566-0 10,000 Lit 578
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 Karel Thole  
Von Poe bis Wells 1989-03-00 ed. James Gunn Heyne (Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur #91) 3-453-03122-9 DM 12.80 285
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 Eric Bach Checkmark
A Separate Star: A Science Fiction Tribute to Rudyard Kipling 1989-05-00 ed. David Drake, Sandra Miesel Baen 0-671-69832-X $3.50 278
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.
anth Steve Hickman Checkmark
John Brunner Presents Kipling's Science Fiction 1992-10-00 Rudyard Kipling Tor 0-312-85355-6 $17.95 178
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll David R. Deitrick Checkmark
The Science Fiction Stories of Rudyard Kipling 1994-05-00 Rudyard Kipling Citadel Twilight 0-8065-1508-2 $9.95 xiv+
178
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 Kevin Kelly Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1994-07-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Tor 0-312-85062-X $35.00 990+
[2]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Carol Russo Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1994-10-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Tor / SFBC 05435 $17.98 990
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John Berkey Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1994-10-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Orbit 1-85723-271-2 £25.00 990
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John Berkey Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1997-09-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Orb 0-312-85509-5 $27.95 990
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
Kipling's Science Fiction 1998-06-00 Rudyard Kipling G. K. Hall & Co. (G.K. Hall Large Print Science Fiction Series) 0-7838-0169-6 $25.95 248
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Road to Science Fiction: Volume I: From Gilgamesh to Wells 2002-11-00 ed. James Gunn Scarecrow Press 0-8108-4414-1 $29.95 xviii+
349
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 Mark of the Beast and Other Fantastical Tales 2007-02-00 Rudyard Kipling Gollancz / Orion (Millennium / Gollancz Fantasy Masterworks #50) 0-575-07791-3 £7.99 xii+
785
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
Rudyard Kipling's Tales of Horror and Fantasy 2009-04-00 Rudyard Kipling Pegasus Books / SFBC 62-1254 $10.99 800
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  
Jim Baen's Universe, December 2009 2009-12-00 ed. Eric Flint, Mike Resnick Baen 1932093044 $6.00  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
mag Checkmark
The Mark of the Beast and Other Fantastical Tales 2010-11-11 Rudyard Kipling Gollancz 978-0-575-08601-2 £4.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
With the Night Mail and As Easy as A.B.C. 2012-05-22 Rudyard Kipling HiLoBooks (Radium Age Science Fiction #2) 978-1-935869-52-8 $12.95 144
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 Michael Lewy  
The Road to Science Fiction: From Gilgamesh to Wells date unknown ed. James Gunn Mentor 0-451-61578-6 $2.25 404
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
Wondermakers date unknown ed. Robert Hoskins Fawcett Crest M1826 $0.95 351
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 Road to Science Fiction: Volume I: From Gilgamesh to Wells date unknown ed. James Gunn Scarecrow Press 978-0-8108-4414-8   xviii+
349
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
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