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Title: The Bitterest Pill

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Title: The Bitterest Pill Title Record # 95006
Author: Frederik Pohl
Date: 1959-04-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1959 The Richest Man in Levittown
Year Language Title
1959 French
D'amères pilules?D'ameres pilules
[as by Frederic Pohl]
1961 Italian La pillola più amara
1972Translated by Tony Westermayr
German Der reichste Mann in Levittown
1975Translated by André-François Termath
French
Amère pilule?Amere pilule
1979 Italian L'uomo Piu' Ricco Di Levittown
1981Translated by Eva Malsch
German Der reichste Mann von Levittown

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Galaxy Magazine, April 1959 1959-04-00 ed. H. L. Gold Galaxy Publishing Corporation  
$0.50?$: US dollar
196
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 Wood Checkmark
Galaxie (1ère série), #65 April 1959 1959-04-00 ed.
Editors of Galaxie (1ère série)?Editors of Galaxie (1ere serie)
Editions Nuit et Jour  
F100.00?F: French frank
132
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 Checkmark
Galaxy Science Fiction [UK], No. 73 1959-05-00 ed. H. L. Gold Strato Publications  
3/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
196
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 Wood Checkmark
Turn Left at Thursday 1961-03-00 Frederik Pohl Ballantine Books 476K
$0.35?$: US dollar
159
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
The Fifth Galaxy Reader 1961-03-00 ed. H. L. Gold Doubleday (Doubleday Science Fiction)  
$3.95?$: US dollar
260
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Arthur Renshaw Checkmark
Galaxy #37 1961-06-00 ed. R. Sgroi Casa Editrice La Tribuna 37
Lit 150?Lit: Italian lira
144
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 Wood Checkmark
Turn Left at Thursday 1961-07-00 Frederik Pohl Ballantine Books 476 K
$0.35?$: US dollar
159
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 Richard Powers  
The Fifth Galaxy Reader 1961-09-00 ed. H. L. Gold Doubleday / SFBC  
$1.20?$: US dollar
260
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Arthur Renshaw Checkmark
The Fifth Galaxy Reader 1963-02-00 ed. H. L. Gold Pocket Books 6163
$0.35?$: US dollar
xiii+
241
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
An ABC of Science Fiction 1966-00-00 ed. Tom Boardman, Jr. Four Square Books 1652
A$0.60?A$: Australian dollar
205
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  
An ABC of Science Fiction 1966-11-00 ed. Tom Boardman, Jr. Four Square Books 1652
3/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
205
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 Barry Evans Checkmark
An ABC of Science Fiction 1968-12-00 ed. Tom Boardman, Jr. Avon V2249
$0.75?$: US dollar
ix+
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.
anth Ron Walotsky Checkmark
Turn Left at Thursday 1969-10-00 Frederik Pohl Ballantine Books 01747
$0.75?$: US dollar
159
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 Robert Foster Checkmark
An ABC of Science Fiction 1971-02-00 ed. Tom Boardman, Jr. Avon V2392
$0.75?$: US dollar
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.
anth Ron Walotsky Checkmark
Mondschein auf dem Mars 1972-08-00 Frederik Pohl Goldmann (Goldmanns Weltraum Taschenbücher #0148) 3-442-23148-5
DM 3.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
180
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 Eyke Volkmer Checkmark
The Best of Frederik Pohl 1975-03-00 Frederik Pohl Nelson Doubleday / SFBC 6486
$2.49?$: US dollar
306
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll John Berkey Checkmark
The Best of Frederik Pohl 1975-06-00 Frederik Pohl Ballantine Books (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-24507-5
$1.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
363
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 Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Best of Frederik Pohl 1975-06-00 Frederik Pohl Ballantine Books 0-345-24507-5
C$1.95?C$: Canadian dollar
xvi+
363
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 Dean Ellis Checkmark
Bébés-surprises et drôles de bestioles 1975-12-00 ed. Michel Demuth OPTA (Marginal #10)     252
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 Richard Martens Checkmark
Bébés-surprises et drôles de bestioles 1975-12-00 ed. Michel Demuth OPTA (Marginal #10)  
F12.00?F: French frank
252
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 Richard Martens Checkmark
The Best of Frederik Pohl 1976-04-00 Frederik Pohl Ballantine Books (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-24507-5
$1.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
363
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 Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Best of Frederik Pohl 1976-12-00 Frederik Pohl Orbit / Futura 0-86007-916-3
£0.90?£: UK pound
xvi+
363
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 Tony Roberts Checkmark
The Best of Frederik Pohl 1977-00-00 Frederik Pohl Taplinger 0-8008-0724-3
$9.95?$: US dollar
306
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Rus Anderson  
The Best of Frederik Pohl 1977-01-00 Frederik Pohl Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-98341-8
£4.95?£: UK pound
xvi+
363
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll David Hardy Checkmark
Urania #804 1979-10-07 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Mondadori 804
Lit 900?Lit: Italian lira
180
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 Karel Thole  
Die besten Stories von Frederik Pohl 1981-08-00 Frederik Pohl Moewig (Playboy Science Fiction #6719) 3-8118-6719-9
DM 7.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
351
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 Azpiri Checkmark
Die Zukunft spinnt 1987-03-00 ed.
Michael Görden?Michael Goerden
Goldmann (Goldmann Science Fiction #23499) 3-442-23499-9
DM 12.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
412
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 Carl Lundgren Checkmark
Tales from the Darkside: Volume One 1988-10-00 ed. Tom Allen (1938-1988), Mitchell Galin Berkley Books 0-425-11095-8
$3.50?$: US dollar
248
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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