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Title: The Laoco÷n Complex

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Title: The Laoco÷n Complex Title Record # 75171
Author: J. C. Furnas
Date: 1937-04-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: First published in the magazine Esquire, April 1937.
Synopsis: [T]ells the story of a man who is bored with his life, until one day while taking a bath he discovers that a massive green snake has entered into his tub as if by magic. Over time it becomes increasingly clear that he can make these snakes appear without meaning to, much to his own dismay. The remainder of the story follows this man as he attempts to confront his problematic capacity to will snakes into being using psychotherapy. -- from a review
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Translations
Year Language Title
1957Translated by Manuel van Loggem
Dutch Het Laoco÷n Complex
1966Translated by Manuel van Loggem
Dutch Het Laoco÷n-Complex
1984Translated by Vesna Mahečić
Croatian Laokonov kompleks

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Esquire, April 1937 1937-04-00 ed. Editors of Esquire, Arnold Gingrich Esquire-Coronet Inc.   $0.50  
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
mag  
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1952-09-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books A944 $0.35 306
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
Beyond the Barriers of Space and Time 1954-11-00 ed. Judith Merril Random House   $2.95 xv+
294
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth H. Lawrence Hoffman Checkmark
Beyond the Barriers of Space and Time 1955-00-00 ed. Judith Merril Sidgwick & Jackson   10/6 xiii+
290
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Beyond the Barriers of Space and Time 1955-03-00 ed. Judith Merril Random House / SFBC   $1.15 xiv+
271
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth H. Lawrence Hoffman Checkmark
Verbinding met Morgen 1957-00-00 ed. Manuel van Loggem De Bezige Bij (Schrik in Plastic #4)     198
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 Pim van Boxsel Checkmark
Verbinding met Morgen 1957-00-00 ed. Manuel van Loggem De Bezige Bij (Schrik in Plastic #4)     198
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 Pim van Boxsel Checkmark
Beyond the Barriers of Space and Time 1957-01-00 ed. Judith Merril The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 24 5/6 290
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1961-12-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books H2343 $0.60 xiii+
258
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
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1962-01-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books      
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  
De Verschrikkelijke Buiksprekerspop 1966-00-00 ed. Manuel van Loggem Bruna (Zwarte Beertjes #1008) 1008 â2.00 191
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 Dick Bruna Checkmark
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1967-03-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books H3358 $0.60 xiii+
258
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
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1968-01-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books     258
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  
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1968-09-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books     258
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  
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1968-11-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books     258
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  
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1970-08-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books S5372 $0.75 258
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
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1972-08-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Pathfinder NP8162 $0.95 258
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
Fantasy: Shapes of Things Unknown 1974-00-00 ed. Edmund J. Farrell, Thomas E. Gage, John Pfordresher, Raymond J. Rodrigues Scott, Foresman and Company 0-673-03409-7   384
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 Joan Miro Checkmark
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1974-00-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books N8162 $0.95 258
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  
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1976-09-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books 0-553-10249-4 ú0.60 258
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
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1977-08-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books 0-553-10249-4 $1.50 258
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
Van Lichtelijk Luguber tot Meedogenloos Macaber 1982-00-00 ed. Erik Lankester Loeb 90-6213-415-7   427
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 Terry Oakes Checkmark
The 17th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories 1984-00-00 ed. Mary Danby Fontana 0-00-616934-1 ú1.50 188
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  
Sirius, #97 1984-07-05 ed.
Borivoj Jurković?Borivoj Jurkovic
Borivoj Jurkovich
Vjesnik   60 din. 132
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
McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Winter 2013 2013-00-00 ed. Editors of McSweeney's McSweeney's Books 978-1-938073-63-2   200
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.
mag  
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow date unknown ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Pathfinder SP5372 $0.75 258
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
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow date unknown ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Pathfinder NP8162 $0.95 258
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
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow date unknown ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Pathfinder SP5372 $0.75 258
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
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