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Title: Seventy-Two Letters Title Record # 92459
Author: Ted Chiang
Date: 2000-06-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novella
Language: English
Note: First published in Vanishing Acts, ed. Ellen Datlow, Tor, 2000.
Synopsis: In a parallel universe where applied technology creates specialized golems for various tasks, animated by associating them with their True Names, a talented researcher into discovering these names is asked to help dispel the imminent extinction of humanity.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
2002Translated by 嶋田洋一 (Youichi Shimada).
Japanese
七十二文字?ななじゅうに もじ
Nanajuuni Moji
[as by ]
2004 Italian Settantadue lettere
2006Translated by Jean-Pierre Pugi
French Soixante-douze lettres
2014Translated by Karin Will
German Zweiundsiebzig Buchstaben
2016 Portuguese Setenta e duas letras

Publications

Displaying all variants and translations • Do not display translationsDo not display variants or translations

Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Vanishing Acts 2000-06-00 ed. Ellen Datlow Tor 0-312-86962-2 $24.95 380
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Cliff Nielsen Checkmark
Year's Best SF 6 2001-06-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Eos / HarperCollins 0-06-102055-9 $7.50 xii+
500
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 Paul Youll Checkmark
Year's Best SF 6 2001-07-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Eos / HarperCollins / SFBC 0-7394-1856-4 / 37551 $10.98 xii+
500
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Paul Youll Checkmark
Vanishing Acts 2001-07-00 ed. Ellen Datlow Tor 0-312-86961-4 $14.95 380
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 Cliff Nielsen Checkmark
Stories of Your Life and Others 2002-07-00 Ted Chiang Tor 0-765-30418-X $24.95 333
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Gregory Manchess Checkmark
Stories of Your Life and Others 2002-08-00 Ted Chiang St. Martin's Press 0-312-70716-9 $24.95  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Gregory Manchess  
Stories of Your Life and Others 2003-07-00 Ted Chiang Orb 0-765-30419-8 $14.95 333
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 Joe Curcio Checkmark
あなたの人生の物語?あなた の じんせい の ものがたり
Anata no Jinsei no Monogatari
2003-09-30
早川書房?Hayakawa Shobō
Hayakawa Shobo
はやかわしょぼう
ハヤカワショボウ
(
ハヤカワ文庫SF?Hayakawa Bunko SF
#1458)
4-15-011458-7 ¥940 521+
[7]
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
岩郷重力?Iwagō Jūryoku
いわごう じゅうりょく
Iwagou Juhryoku
Iwagou Juuryoku
,
WONDERWORKZ。?Wonderworkz
Checkmark
Stories of Your Life and Others 2004-02-00 Ted Chiang Tor / Pan Macmillan UK 1-4050-4102-1 £10.99 331
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 Shelley Eshkar Checkmark
Urania #1493 Supplement 2004-12-00 ed. Giuseppe Lippi Mondadori 1493 Supplement €4.10 330
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 Franco Brambilla  
Stories of Your Life and Others 2005-01-00 Ted Chiang Tor / Pan Macmillan UK 0-330-42664-8 £6.99 331
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 Shelley Eshkar  
La tour de Babylone 2006-04-21 Ted Chiang
Denoël?Denoel
(Lunes d'encre)
2-207-25456-9 €20.00 341
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 Manchu  
Steampunk 2008-05-00 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Tachyon Publications 978-1-892391-75-9 $14.95 x+
373
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 Insect Lab Checkmark
Year's Best SF 6 2009-10-00 ed. David G. Hartwell HarperCollins e-books 978-0-06-175781-5 $0.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Paul Youll  
Stories of Your Life and Others 2010-10-01 Ted Chiang Small Beer Press 978-1-931520-72-0 $16.00 281
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 Shelley Eshkar Checkmark
Stories of Your Life and Others 2010-10-22 Ted Chiang Small Beer Press 978-1-931520-89-8 $9.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Shelley Eshkar  
Das wahre Wesen der Dinge 2014-02-00 Ted Chiang Golkonda 978-3-944720-17-3 €16.90 284
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 Elena Helfrecht Checkmark
Stories of Your Life and Others 2015-05-21 Ted Chiang Picador 978-1-4472-8923-4   338
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 Konstantin Inozemtsev , Getty Images  
Stories of Your Life and Others 2016-06-14 Ted Chiang Vintage Books 978-1-101-97212-0 $16.00 281
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  
Arrival 2016-11-01 Ted Chiang Vintage Books 978-0-525-43367-5 $16.00 281
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 Shelley Eshkar  
Arrival 2016-11-01 Ted Chiang Picador 978-1-5098-3590-4 £8.99 338
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 Checkmark
Arrival 2016-11-03 Ted Chiang Picador 978-1-5098-5117-1 £8.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
História da sua vida e outros contos?Historia da sua vida e outros contos
2016-11-14 Ted Chiang Intrinseca 978-85-510-0078-6 R$69.90 368
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Checkmark
Stories of Your Life and Others 2018-04-12 Ted Chiang Subterranean Press   $125.00 i+
351
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Jacob McMurray Checkmark
Stories of Your Life and Others 2020-06-11 Ted Chiang Picador 978-1-5290-3943-6 £9.99 338
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 Checkmark
Edited by 2020-09-30 ed. Ellen Datlow Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-967-1 $45.00 632
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Anna Balbusso , Elana Balbusso  
Edited by 2020-09-30 ed. Ellen Datlow Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-967-1 $125.00 [5]+
632
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Anna Balbusso , Elana Balbusso Checkmark
Geteilt durch Null 2020-10-30 Ted Chiang Golkonda 978-3-96509-037-8 €24.00 360
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Steampunk date unknown ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Tachyon Publications 978-1-892391-75-9 $14.95 x+
373
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 Insect Lab Checkmark
Stories of Your Life and Others date unknown Ted Chiang Picador 978-1-4472-8923-4 £8.99 338
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 Konstantin Inozemtsev , Getty Images Checkmark
Steampunk date unknown ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Tachyon Publications 978-1-892391-75-9 $14.95 x+
373
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 Insect Lab Checkmark
Arrival date unknown Ted Chiang Picador 978-1-5098-3590-4 £8.99 338
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 Checkmark
Arrival date unknown Ted Chiang Picador 978-1-5098-3590-4 £8.99 338
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 Checkmark
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