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Title: Special Aptitude

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Title: Special Aptitude Title Record # 68284
Author: Theodore Sturgeon
Date: 1951-03-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1951 Last Laugh [as by Ted Sturgeon]
Year Language Title
1966Translated by Eduard Lukschandl
German Die Venuskristalle
1971Translated by C. A. G. van den Broek
Dutch Bijzonder geschikt
1977Translated by Tony Westermayr
German Eine spezielle Begabung
1978Translated by Didier Pemerle
French Un don particulier
1987Translated by Gaetano Staffilano
Italian L'ultima risata

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Other Worlds Science Stories, March 1951 1951-03-00 ed. Raymond A. Palmer Clark Publishing Company   $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 H. W. McCauley Checkmark
A Way Home 1955-00-00 Theodore Sturgeon Funk & Wagnalls   $3.50 x+
333
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
A Way Home 1956-03-00 Theodore Sturgeon Pyramid Giant G184 $0.35 192
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 Mel Hunter Checkmark
A Way Home 1956-03-00 Theodore Sturgeon Pyramid Giant 501 C$0.35 192
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 Mel Hunter Checkmark
A Way Home 1961-11-00 Theodore Sturgeon Pyramid Books F-673 $0.40 192
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 Robert Engle Checkmark
Die Venuskristalle und andere Stories 1966-08-26 Theodore Sturgeon Moewig (Terra #473) 473 DM 0.80 66
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".
coll Karl Stephan Checkmark
A Way Home 1968-01-00 Theodore Sturgeon Pyramid Books X-1739 $0.60 192
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 Jack Gaughan Checkmark
A Way Home 1969-07-00 Theodore Sturgeon Pyramid Books X-2030 $0.60 192
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 Dennis Hermanson Checkmark
De man die de zee verloor 1971-00-00 Theodore Sturgeon Bruna (Bruna SF #6) 90-229-9006-0 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 Bob van Blommestein Checkmark
Wiederbelebung 1977-12-00 Theodore Sturgeon Goldmann (Goldmann Science Fiction #23264) 3-442-23264-3 DM 5.80 252
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.
coll Michael Whelan Checkmark
Le livre d'or de la Science-Fiction: Theodore Sturgeon 1978-01-30 Theodore Sturgeon Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5013) 2-266-00455-7   413
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 W. Siudmak Checkmark
A Way Home 1978-02-00 Theodore Sturgeon Jove / HBJ 0-515-04467-9 $1.50 192
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 Checkmark
A Way Home 1978-02-00 Theodore Sturgeon Jove / HBJ 0-515-04467-9 / A4467 C$1.50 192
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 Checkmark
Rod Serling's Other Worlds 1978-03-00 ed. Rod Serling Bantam Books 0-553-11275-9 $1.95 x+
244
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 Larkin Checkmark
Van Jules Verne tot Isaac Asimov: De vijftig beste science fiction-verhalen 1981-00-00 ed. Erik Lankester Publiboek / Baart 90-6513-003-9   467
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Frank Frazetta Checkmark
Le livre d'or de la Science-Fiction: Theodore Sturgeon 1981-07-20 Theodore Sturgeon Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5013) 2-266-00455-7   413
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 W. Siudmak Checkmark
Urania #1045 1987-03-29 ed. Gianni Montanari Mondadori 1045 Lit 3,000 208
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  
Un soupçon d'étrange?Un soupcon d'etrange
1991-11-00 Theodore Sturgeon Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5103) 2-266-04799-X   413
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 W. Siudmak Checkmark
Baby Is Three 1999-11-00 Theodore Sturgeon North Atlantic Books 1-55643-319-0 $30.00 xii+
424
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Richard M. Powers Checkmark
Baby Is Three, Volume VI: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon 2000-00-00 Theodore Sturgeon North Atlantic Books 1-55643-319-0 $30.00 xii+
424
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Richard M. Powers Checkmark
Baby Is Three, Volume VI: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon 2010-00-00 Theodore Sturgeon North Atlantic Books 978-1-55643-319-1 $34.00 xii+
424
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Richard M. Powers Checkmark
Baby Is Three 2013-04-16 Theodore Sturgeon North Atlantic Books 978-1-58394-750-0 $18.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Baby Is Three 2013-09-30 Theodore Sturgeon Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-11000-7 £2.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
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