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Title: Will You Wait? Title Record # 69747
Author: Alfred Bester
Date: 1959-03-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Synopsis: Current office procedures trip up a man wishing to sell his soul to the Devil.
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Current Tags: only Earth (1), only humans (1), satire (1), bureaucracy (1), selling your soul (1), first person point of view (1), contemporary (1) Add Tags

Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1959 French
M. Belzébuth est en conférence?M. Belzebuth est en conference
1965 Italian Le dispiace aspettare un momento?
1977Translated by Walter Relsky
Dutch Heeft u een ogenblikje?
1984 Portuguese Quer aguardar um momento, por favor?
1986Translated by Jacques Chambon
French Ne quittez pas

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, March 1959 1959-03-00 ed. Robert P. Mills Mercury Press, Inc.   $0.40 132
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 Emsh Checkmark
Fiction, #67 1959-06-00 ed.
Alain Dorémieux?Alain Doremieux
OPTA   F140.00 148
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 Jio Berk Checkmark
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction [UK], Vol. 1, No. 1 1959-12-00 ed. Editors of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction [UK] Atlas Publishing and Distribution Co. Ltd   2/- 132
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 Emsh Checkmark
A Decade of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1960-12-00 ed. Robert P. Mills Doubleday   $4.50 406
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Mel Hunter Checkmark
A Decade of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1961-03-00 ed. Robert P. Mills Doubleday / SFBC   $1.20 406
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Mel Hunter Checkmark
A Decade of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1962-00-00 ed. Robert P. Mills Gollancz   21/- 402
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
A Decade of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1962-01-00 ed. Robert P. Mills Dell X12 $0.75 416
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
A Decade of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1962-01-00 ed. Robert P. Mills Dell X12 C$0.75 416
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
A Decade of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1963-00-00 ed. Robert P. Mills Gollancz   15/6 402
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
A Decade of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1964-00-00 ed. Robert P. Mills Corgi FS7028 5/- 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.
anth Fritz Wegner Checkmark
The Dark Side of the Earth 1964-05-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library D2474 $0.50 160
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 Checkmark
The Dark Side of the Earth 1964-05-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library of Canada D2474 C$0.50 160
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 Checkmark
Urania #383 1965-05-09 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Mondadori 383 Lit 200 160
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 Karel Thole Checkmark
An Alfred Bester Omnibus 1967-00-00 Alfred Bester Sidgwick & Jackson 102199 30/- 710
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
The Dark Side of the Earth 1969-11-00 Alfred Bester Pan Books 0-330-02393-4 £0.25 171
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. F. Phillipps Checkmark
The Dark Side of the Earth 1970-10-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library of Canada T4402 C$0.75 160
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 Bob Pepper Checkmark
The Golden Road 1974-01-00 ed. Damon Knight Simon & Schuster 0-671-21554-X $8.95 447
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Joel Avirom Checkmark
The Golden Road 1974-11-00 ed. Damon Knight Gollancz 0-575-01900-X £3.00 342
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Dark Side of the Earth 1977-00-00 Alfred Bester Pan Books 0-330-02393-4 £0.60 171
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 Gino D'Achille Checkmark
Verrukkelijk fahrenheit 1977-00-00 Alfred Bester Meulenhoff (M=SF #123) 90-290-0516-5   349
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 Future in Question 1980-02-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Greenberg, Joseph Olander Fawcett Crest 0-449-24266-8 $2.50 381
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
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Treasury 1981-03-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Greenberg, Joseph Olander Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-33635-9 $6.98 786
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Don Dixon Checkmark
O que será o futuro?O que sera o futuro
1984-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Greenberg, Joseph Olander Livros do Brasil (Argonauta #327)     242
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 Best Fantasy Stories from the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1985-00-00 ed. Edward L. Ferman Octopus Books 0-7064-2568-5 $9.98 792+
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hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Steve Crisp Checkmark
Le livre d'or de la science-fiction: Alfred Bester 1986-04-28 Alfred Bester Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5234) 2-266-01736-5   312
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
Great Tales of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1991-00-00 ed. Edward L. Ferman Chancellor Press 1-85152-145-3 $12.95 543
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Alan Baker Checkmark
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester 1997-11-00 Alfred Bester Vintage Books 0-679-76783-5 $14.00 xiii+
366
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 Evan Gaffney Checkmark
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester 1997-11-00 Alfred Bester Topeka Bindery 1-4177-1932-X $17.92  
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester 1998-08-00 Alfred Bester Vintage Books / SFBC 1-56865-805-2 / 17770 $10.98 366
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Treasury 2006-03-07 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Greenberg, Joseph Olander Gramercy Books 0-517-33635-9 $11.99 786
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester 2013-05-30 Alfred Bester Byron Preiss Visual Publications 0-679-76783-5 $16.95  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Evan Gaffney  
The Dark Side of the Earth date unknown Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library T4402 $0.75 160
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 Bob Pepper Checkmark
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester date unknown Alfred Bester Vintage Books 0-679-76783-5 $14.00 xiii +
366
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 Evan Gaffney Checkmark
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Treasury date unknown ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Greenberg, Joseph Olander Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-33635-9 $6.98 786
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Don Dixon Checkmark
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Treasury date unknown ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Greenberg, Joseph Olander Gramercy Books 0-517-33635-9 $11.99 786
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Future in Question date unknown ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Greenberg, Joseph Olander Fawcett Crest 0-449-24266-8 $2.50 381
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
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester date unknown Alfred Bester Vintage Books 978-0-679-76783-1 $16.95 xiii+
366
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 Evan Gaffney Checkmark
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Treasury date unknown ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Greenberg, Joseph Olander Gramercy Books 0-517-33635-9   786
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
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