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Title: As Easy as A.B.C. Title Record # 68361
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Date: 1912-03-12
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Series: Aerial Board of Control
Series Number: 2
Webpages: forgottenfutures.com
Language: English
Note:
  • Published March to April 1912 as "As Easy as A.B.C.": A Tale of 2150 A.D. in The London Magazine v28, pp. 3-11, 163-71, with illustrations by F. Gardner, so signed and credited (Frederick Gardner (I) in the database). Sources: ForgottenFutures.com and The Fiction Mags Index, which lists Contents with page numbers for vol 28, #17-18 New Series. (Volume 28 is not available at HathiTrust Digital Library as of 2017-10-30.)
  • Sequel to "With the Night Mail" (1905), which was lightly revised and augmented in 1909 as "With the Night Mail: A Story of 2000 A.D. (Together with Extracts from the Contemporary Magazine in Which It Appeared)". There "A.B.C." or "ABC" is an initialism for the Aerial Board of Control.
  • SFE3 lists the 2012 collection as an expansion of the 1909 chapbook, with full title:   With the Night Mail and "As Easy As ABC": Two Yarns about the Aerial Board of Control and with an afterword by Bruce Sterling.
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Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1912 As Easy as A. B. C.: A Tale of 2150 AD
1912 As Easy as ABC
Year Language Title
1990Translated by Gisbert Haefs (1990)
German Einfach wie das A.B.C.

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
A Diversity of Creatures 1917-04-17 Rudyard Kipling Macmillan and Co.   6/- viii+
442
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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A Diversity of Creatures 1917-04-27 Rudyard Kipling Doubleday, Page & Company   $1.50 viii+
443
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Science Fiction Galaxy 1950-02-00 ed. Groff Conklin Permabooks P67 $0.35 xii+
242
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Richard Powers Checkmark
17 X Infinity 1963-08-00 ed. Groff Conklin Dell 7746 $0.50 272
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
17 X Infinity 1964-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Mayflower-Dell 7746-8 3/6 272
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
Science Fantasy, September-October 1964 1964-09-00 ed. Kyril Bonfiglioli Roberts & Vinter Ltd.   2/6 128
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 Checkmark
17 X Infinity 1965-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Mayflower-Dell 7746-8 5/- 272
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
SF Reprise 3 1966-00-00 ed. Kyril Bonfiglioli Compact Books H325 7/6 [384]
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  
17 X Infinity 1969-04-00 ed. Groff Conklin Dell 7746 $0.75 272
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 Jack Gaughan Checkmark
17 X Infinity 1969-04-00 ed. Groff Conklin Dell 7746 C$0.75 272
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 Gaughan Checkmark
Speculations 1973-00-00 ed. Thomas E. Sanders Glencoe Press   $6.95 xvii+
621
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 Arbor House Treasury of Science Fiction Masterpieces 1983-04-00 ed. Robert Silverberg, Martin H. Greenberg Arbor House 0-87795-445-3 $16.95 538
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Arbor House Treasury of Science Fiction Masterpieces 1984-02-00 ed. Robert Silverberg, Martin H. Greenberg Priam Books / Arbor House 0-87795-446-1 $8.95 538
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  
Great Tales of Science Fiction 1985-00-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg Galahad Books 0-88365-701-5 $8.98 529
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
A Diversity of Creatures 1987-00-00 Rudyard Kipling Penguin Books (Penguin Classics) 0-14-043295-7   366
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  
Great Tales of Science Fiction 1988-06-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg Galahad Books 0-88365-701-5 $9.98 529
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Karen Nelson  
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
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories 1992-00-00 ed. Tom Shippey QPD CN 9267   587
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 Victor Stabin Checkmark
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories 1992-00-00 ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-214204-6 $22.50 xxvi+
587
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Victor Stabin 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 Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories 1992-10-00 ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-214204-6 C$31.50 xxvi+
587
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Victor Stabin Checkmark
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories 1993-10-21 ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-283167-4 £6.99 xxvi+
587
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 David A. Hardy Checkmark
Great Tales of Science Fiction 1994-03-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg Galahad Books 0-88365-701-5 $ 529
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
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 Science Fiction Century 1997-11-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Tor 0-312-86338-1 $40.00 1005
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John Harris Checkmark
The Science Fiction Century 1997-11-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Tor / BOMC 0-312-86338-1   1005
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John Harris Checkmark
The Road to Science Fiction Volume 5: The British Way 1998-02-00 ed. James Gunn Borealis / White Wolf Publishing 1-56504-157-7 $14.99 622
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
The Science Fiction Century 1998-05-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Quality Paperback Book Club 0-9658501-3-7 $21.95 1005
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 John Harris 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.
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Von Shelley bis Clarke 2000-10-00 ed. James Gunn Heyne (Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur #100) 3-453-17104-7 DM 24.90 543
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 Jürgen Rogner Checkmark
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories 2003-01-00 ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-280381-6 £9.99 xxvi+
587
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 Michael Llewellyn (artist) Checkmark
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories 2003-03-00 ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-280381-6 $19.95 587
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 Michael Llewellyn (artist)  
The Mammoth Book of 20th Century Science Fiction: Volume One 2003-04-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Robinson 1-84119-513-8 £6.99 xix+
586
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  
A Diversity of Creatures 2004-08-02 Rudyard Kipling Project Gutenberg 13085    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
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The Science Fiction Century, Volume One 2006-03-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Orb 0-312-86484-1 $21.95 511
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 John Harris Checkmark
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.
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A Diversity of Creatures 2007-09-01 Rudyard Kipling Wildside Press 978-1-4344-8641-7 $29.95 672
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Phoenix Pick Anthology of Classic Science Fiction Stories 2008-07-18 ed. uncredited Phoenix Pick 978-1-60450-258-9 $9.99 208
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  
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.
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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.
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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  
Dystopia Utopia Short Stories 2016-09-29 ed. Laura Bulbeck Flame Tree Publishing (Gothic Fantasy) 978-1-78361-998-6 £20.00 480
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Dystopia Utopia Short Stories 2016-09-29 ed. Laura Bulbeck Flame Tree Publishing (Gothic Fantasy) 978-1-78664-514-2 £12.00  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
The Phoenix Pick Anthology of Classic Science Fiction: Second Edition 2016-10-18 ed. Paul Cook Phoenix Pick 978-1-61242-301-2 $34.95  
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories date unknown ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-283167-4 £7.99 xxvi+
587
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 David A. Hardy Checkmark
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