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Title: The Swordsmen of Varnis Title Record # 866630
Author: Clive Jackson
Date: 1950-00-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: First published in the magazine Slant, Spring 1950 as by "Geoffrey Cobbe". That fanzine's table of contents mistakenly credits it as "The Swordsman of Varnis" by "Geoffrey Cobb".
Synopsis: A Lord and Lady of Mars ride to the ruined temple, where they can hope to hold off the horde of swordsmen who pursue them until the mystical powers which exist within the temple can be released.
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Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1950 The Swordsmen of Varnis [as by Geoffrey Cobbe]
Year Language Title
1970Translated by Marcelino Sobreviela
Spanish Los espadachines de Varnis

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Slant, Spring 1950 1950-00-00 ed. Walter A. Willis Walt Willis (N. Ireland)     26
octavo?5.5" by 8.5" magazine, usually saddle-stapled, instead of side-stapled or glued
fanzine James White  
Other Worlds Science Stories, September 1950 1950-09-00 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 Malcolm Smith Checkmark
Science-Fiction Carnival 1953-12-00 ed. Fredric Brown, Mack Reynolds Shasta   $3.50 315
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Adri Ames Checkmark
Science-Fiction Carnival 1954-01-00 ed. Fredric Brown, Mack Reynolds Shasta   $3.50 315
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Adri Ames Checkmark
The Science-Fiction World, Fall 1956 1956-00-00 ed. Robert Bloch, Bob Tucker Gnome Press   $0.10 4
ph?Pamphlet. Used for short (in page count), unbound, staple-bound, or otherwise lightly bound publications.
fanzine  
Science-Fiction Carnival 1957-06-00 ed. Fredric Brown, Mack Reynolds Bantam Books A1615 $0.35 viii+
167
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-Fiction Carnival 1957-06-00 ed. Fredric Brown, Mack Reynolds Bantam Books A1615 C$0.35 viii+
167
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  
Nueva Dimensión 13 1970-01-00 ed. Editors of Nueva Dimensión Dronte     168
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 Enrique Torres  
Perry Rhodan #16: Secret Barrier X 1972-08-00 ed. Forrest J. Ackerman, Frederik Pohl Ace Books 65986 $0.75 128
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 Gray Morrow Checkmark
Perry Rhodan #16: Secret Barrier X 1974-00-00 ed. Forrest J. Ackerman, Frederik Pohl Ace Books 66116 $0.95 128
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 Gray Morrow Checkmark
Shaggy B.E.M. Stories 1988-09-00 ed. Mike Resnick Nolacon Press   $14.95 [1]+
262
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Nancy Mayberry Checkmark
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
The Space Opera Renaissance 2006-07-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Tor 0-765-30617-4 $39.95 941
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth NASA Checkmark
The Space Opera Renaissance 2006-08-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Tor / SFBC 1215904 $34.95 941
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth NASA Checkmark
The Space Opera Renaissance 2007-07-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Orb 0-765-30618-2 $24.95 941
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 NASA  
The Space Opera Renaissance 2007-07-10 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Tor 978-1-4668-0825-6 $7.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth NASA  
Bug-Eyed Monsters and Bimbos 2011-09-20 ed. Mike Resnick Phoenix Pick 978-1-61242-033-2 $7.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
Bug-Eyed Monsters and Bimbos 2011-09-28 ed. Mike Resnick Phoenix Pick 978-1-61242-032-5 $16.00 266
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 Wildside Book of Fantasy 2012-10-01 ed. uncredited Wildside Press 978-1-4344-4895-8 $0.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Checkmark
The Seventh Science Fiction Megapack 2013-08-15 ed. John Gregory Betancourt Wildside Press (Megapack) 978-1-4344-4351-9 $0.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Checkmark
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