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Title: A Martian Oddity Title Record # 78470
Author: Forrest J. Ackerman
Date: 1950-11-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: First published in Marvel Science Stories, November 1950; also published as Behind the Ate Ball.
Synopsis: The first human to reach Mars is invited to dinner by a Martian family anxious to make him feel at home.
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1950 A Martian Oddity [as by Weaver Wright]
1950 Behind the Ate Ball: A Martian Oddity [as by uncredited]

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Marvel Science Stories, November 1950 1950-11-00 ed. Robert O. Erisman Stadium Publishing Corporation   $0.25 132
pulp?Magazine using the common pulp size: 6.5" by 9.5". For ISFDB purposes this may also be used as a designation for the quality of the paper. There are some untrimmed pulps that are as large as 8" by 11.75
mag Norman Saunders Checkmark
Science Fiction Worlds of Forrest J. Ackerman & Friends 1969-04-00 Forrest J. Ackerman Powell PP 142 $0.95 223
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 Bill Hughes  
Perry Rhodan #17: The Venus Trap 1972-09-00 ed. Forrest J. Ackerman, Frederik Pohl Ace Books 65987 $0.75 158
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.
mag Gray Morrow Checkmark
Skyworlds, Aug 1978 1978-08-00 ed. uncredited Humorama, Inc.   $0.75 84
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  
Ackermanthology: 65 Astonishing, Rediscovered Sci-Fi Shorts 1997-04-00 ed. Forrest J. Ackerman General Publishing Group 1-57544-056-3 $12.95 304
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 Kurt Wahlner Checkmark
Ackermanthology: 65 Astonishing Rediscovered Sci-Fi Shorts, Millennium Edition 2000-09-00 ed. Forrest J. Ackerman Sense of Wonder Press 0-918736-25-0 $14.95 xi+
302
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 Anton Brzezinski Checkmark
Expanded Science Fiction Worlds of Forrest J Ackerman & Friends PLUS 2002-05-00 Forrest J. Ackerman Sense of Wonder Press 0-918736-26-9 $14.95 xii+
205
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 Neil Austin  
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