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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
2004 Italian Settantadue lettere
2006Translated by Jean-Pierre Pugi
French Soixante-douze lettres
2014Translated by Karin Will
German Zweiundsiebzig Buchstaben

Publications

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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
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 Checkmark
Urania #1493 Supplement 2004-12-00 ed. Giuseppe Lippi Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 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 Denol (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  
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 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  
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
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
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