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Title: The C-Chute Title Record # 68245
Author: Isaac Asimov
Date: 1951-10-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Synopsis: The chlorine breathing aliens have captured a human space ship. The surviving humans are being held as prisoners in the only room of the ship still filled with oxygen. Is there a way to escape to recapture the ship?
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1951 C-Chute
1951 The C Chute
Year Language Title
1953 Italian La fossa
1957 French Sept hommes dans l'espace
1958This same title was used for another translation of a different Asimov story ("In a Good Cause"). DO NOT MERGE these reccords.
German Die Geschichte eines Helden
1970Translated by Simone Hilling
French Vide-c
1971Translated by F. Lancel
Dutch L-Sluis
1971 Italian Condotto "C"
1973Translated by Eva Sander
German Der Todeskanal
1973 French Le mal du pays
1983Translated by Barbara Heidkamp
German Geschichte eines Helden
2009Translated by Carlos Gardini.
Spanish Conducto C

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, October 1951 1951-10-00 ed. H. L. Gold Galaxy Publishing Corporation   $0.35 164
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 Richard Arbib 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
Urania #12 1953-10-01 ed. Giorgio Monicelli Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 12 150 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
Second Galaxy Reader of Science Fiction 1954-04-00 ed. H. L. Gold Crown Publishers     vi+
[2]+
504
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Mel Hunter Checkmark
Galaxy Science Fiction Omnibus 1955-00-00 ed. H. L. Gold Grayson & Grayson     350
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Galaxie (1ère série), #40 March 1957 1957-03-00 ed. Editors of Galaxie (1ère série) Editions Nuit et Jour   F100.00 148
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 Checkmark
Galaxis Science Fiction, #8 1958-10-00 ed. Lothar Heinecke Moewig   DM 1.50 128
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.
mag Dember Checkmark
Through a Glass, Clearly 1967-04-00 Isaac Asimov Four Square Books 1866 3/6 124
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 Josh Kirby Checkmark
Through a Glass, Clearly 1968-03-00 Isaac Asimov Four Square Books 1866 3/6 124
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 Josh Kirby Checkmark
Nightfall and Other Stories 1969-00-00 Isaac Asimov Doubleday (Doubleday Science Fiction)   $5.95 343
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Amelia S. Edwards  
Nightfall and Other Stories 1969-12-00 Isaac Asimov Doubleday / SFBC (Doubleday Science Fiction) 2099 $1.69 343
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Amelia S. Edwards Checkmark
Through a Glass, Clearly 1970-04-00 Isaac Asimov New English Library 2525   124
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 Bruce Pennington Checkmark
Through a Glass, Clearly 1970-06-00 Isaac Asimov New English Library 2525 5/- 124
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
Nightfall and Other Stories 1970-06-25 Isaac Asimov Rapp & Whiting 0-85391-157-6 35/- 344
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
L'amour, vous connaissez ? 1970-07-25 Isaac Asimov Denoël (Présence du Futur #125)     251
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
Nightfall and Other Stories 1970-11-00 Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest M1486 $0.95 350
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
Nightfall One 1971-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther 0-586-03466-8 £0.30 176
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 Ken Sequin Checkmark
Broedt Daar een Mens? 1971-00-00 Isaac Asimov Bruna (Bruna SF #1) 90-229-9001-X ƒ3.50 192
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. W. Looman Checkmark
Urania #569 1971-06-27 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 569 300 Lit 168
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
Nightfall One 1973-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther 0-586-03466-8 £0.30 176
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 Ken Sequin Checkmark
The Best of Isaac Asimov 1973-03-00 Isaac Asimov Sphere 0-7221-1254-8 £0.40 336
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
Der Todeskanal 1973-04-13 Isaac Asimov Pabel (Terra Taschenbuch #209) TTB209 DM 2.80 158
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 Rita Mühlbauer , Hanno Rink Checkmark
The Best of Isaac Asimov 1973-10-00 Isaac Asimov Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-97981-X   336
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Enfers et paradis de l'espace 1973-11-10 ed. Michel Demuth OPTA (Marginal #1)   F9.50 252
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 Philippe Caza Checkmark
Enfers et paradis de l'espace 1973-11-10 ed. Michel Demuth OPTA (Marginal #1)     252
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 Philippe Caza Checkmark
Nightfall One 1974-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther 0-586-03466-8 £0.30 176
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 Ken Sequin Checkmark
The Best of Isaac Asimov 1974-01-00 Isaac Asimov Sphere 0-7221-1254-8 £0.40 336
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
Through a Glass, Clearly 1974-03-00 Isaac Asimov New English Library 2525 £ 124
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 Isaac Asimov 1974-09-00 Isaac Asimov Doubleday (Doubleday Science Fiction) 0-385-05078-X $6.95 xiv+
294
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Richard Mantel Checkmark
The Best of Isaac Asimov 1939-1952 1975-00-00 Isaac Asimov Sphere 0-7221-1256-4   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 Patrick Woodroffe  
Through a Glass, Clearly 1975-05-00 Isaac Asimov New English Library 0-450-02715-5 £0.40 124
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
Il meglio di Asimov. Volume primo 1975-09-00 Isaac Asimov Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Oscar #1088) 12561 1,500 Lit 238
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 Karel Thole  
Nightfall One 1976-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther 0-586-03466-8 £0.50 176
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 Ken Sequin Checkmark
The Best of Isaac Asimov 1976-01-00 Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest Q2694 $1.50 319
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.
coll Checkmark
Nightfall and Other Stories 1977-07-00 Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest 0-449-23188-7 $1.75 350
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
Through a Glass, Clearly 1977-07-00 Isaac Asimov Ian Henry 0-86025-124-1 £3.25 124
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Nightfall One 1978-00-00 Isaac Asimov Granada 0-586-03466-8 £0.75 176
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 Ken Sequin Checkmark
Through a Glass, Clearly 1978-12-00 Isaac Asimov New English Library 0-450-04239-1 £0.75 124
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
Nightfall One 1979-00-00 Isaac Asimov Granada 0-586-03466-8 £0.85 176
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 Ken Sequin Checkmark
L'amour, vous connaissez ? 1979-11-05 Isaac Asimov Denoël (Présence du Futur #125)     251
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
Nightfall One 1981-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther / Granada 0-586-03466-8 £1.25 176
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 Ken Sequin Checkmark
The Best of Isaac Asimov 1982-00-00 Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest / Ballantine 0-449-20288-7 $2.75 319
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.
coll  
Der Todeskanal 1982-11-00 Isaac Asimov Moewig (Utopia Classics #47) UC47 DM 5.80 160
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 Nikolai Lutohin Checkmark
Through a Glass, Clearly 1982-12-00 Isaac Asimov New English Library 0-450-00081-8 £1.25 124
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
Best of Asimov 1983-12-00 Isaac Asimov Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Lübbe Paperback #28113) 3-404-28113-6 DM 19.80 363
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
Nightfall and Other Stories 1984-12-00 Isaac Asimov Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-31091-8 $3.50 350
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 Rick Sternbach Checkmark
The Best of Isaac Asimov 1985-00-00 Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest / Ballantine 0-449-20829-X $2.95 319
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.
coll  
Nightfall One 1986-00-00 Isaac Asimov Grafton 0-586-03466-8 £1.95 176
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 Ken Sequin Checkmark
Other Worlds of Isaac Asimov 1987-00-00 Isaac Asimov Avenel Books 0-517-64375-8 $8.98 651
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
Space Dreadnoughts 1990-07-00 ed. David Drake, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Ace Books 0-441-77735-X $3.95 xiii+
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.
anth Walter Velez  
The Complete Stories, Volume 1 1990-11-00 Isaac Asimov Doubleday Foundation 0-385-41606-7 $22.95 viii+
614
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Barclay Shaw  
The Complete Stories, Volume 1 1990-11-00 Isaac Asimov Doubleday Foundation 0-385-41627-X $12.95 viii+
614
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 Barclay Shaw  
The Complete Stories, Volume 1 1991-03-00 Isaac Asimov Doubleday Foundation / SFBC 17907 $10.98 viii+
614
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Barclay Shaw Checkmark
Nightfall and Other Stories 1991-07-00 Isaac Asimov Grafton 0-586-21255-8 £4.99 445
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 Chris Foss  
The Complete Stories, Volume 1 1993-03-00 Isaac Asimov HarperCollins (UK) 0-00-224139-0 £15.99 614
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Chris Moore  
The Complete Stories: Volume Two 1995-01-00 Isaac Asimov HarperCollins (UK) 0-00-648016-0 £5.99 464
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 Chris Moore  
The Complete Stories: Volume Two 1997-00-00 Isaac Asimov Voyager 0-00-648016-0 £6.99 464
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 Chris Moore Checkmark
Cuentos completos I 2010-09-00 Isaac Asimov Zeta (Zeta - Nova #48) 978-84-9872-258-1   816
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 Oscar Chichoni Checkmark
The Best of Isaac Asimov date unknown Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest 0-449-23018-X $1.75 319
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.
coll Checkmark
Nightfall and Other Stories date unknown Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest M1486 $0.95 350
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  
Nightfall and Other Stories date unknown Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest P1969 $1.25 350
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
Nightfall and Other Stories date unknown Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest 0-449-23672-2 $1.95 350
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 Complete Stories, Volume 1 date unknown Isaac Asimov Doubleday Foundation 0-385-41627-X $17.95 viii+
614
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  
The Best of Isaac Asimov date unknown Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest 0-449-23653-6 $1.95 319
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.
coll Checkmark
The Complete Stories, Volume 1 date unknown Isaac Asimov Broadway Books 0-385-41627-X $22.00 viii+
614
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  
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