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Title: The Place of the Gods Title Record # 96076
Author: Stephen Vincent Benét
Date: 1937-07-31
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
User Rating: 8.50 (2 votes) Including variants and translations: 7.40 (5 votes) Your vote: Not cast VOTE
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1937Included in The Selected Works of Stephen Vincent Benét, Holt Rhinehardt & Winston, according to acknowledgements page in Beyond Armageddon (hc)
By the Waters of Babylon
1977This is a Readers Digest abridgement of the original story.
City of the Gods
1986 By the Waters of Babylon [as by Stephen V. Benet]
Year Language Title
1972Translated by Manuel van Loggem
Dutch Bij De Wateren Van Babylon
1974Translated by Marcel Battin
French Dans les eaux de Babylone

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Saturday Evening Post, July 31, 1937 1937-07-31 ed. Editors of The Saturday Evening Post        
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
mag Norman Rockwell  
Thirteen O'Clock: Stories of Several Worlds 1937-10-11 Stephen Vincent Benét Farrar & Rinehart   $2.50 viii+
305
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Thirteen O'Clock: Stories of Several Worlds 1938-02-00 Stephen Vincent Benét William Heinemann   7/6 344
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Thirteen O'Clock 1939-00-00 Stephen Vincent Benét William Heinemann   3/6 344
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Selected Works of Stephen Vincent Benét, Volume Two: Prose 1942-06-00 Stephen Vincent Benét Farrar & Rinehart     483
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Short Stories of Stephen Vincent Benét - A Selection 1943-00-00 Stephen Vincent Benét Armed Services Edition C-77 $0.00 319
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  
Twenty-Five Short Stories by Stephen Vincent Benét 1943-00-00 Stephen Vincent Benét Sun Dial Press     579
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Pocket Book of Science-Fiction 1943-03-00 ed. Donald A. Wollheim Pocket Books 214 $0.25 x+
310
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
The Pocket Book of Science-Fiction 1943-06-00 ed. Donald A. Wollheim Pocket Books 214 $0.25 x+
310
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  
The Pocket Book of Science-Fiction 1943-08-00 ed. Donald A. Wollheim Pocket Books 214 $0.25 x+
310
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
Avon Ghost Reader 1946-00-00 ed. uncredited Avon Book Co. (New Avon Library #90) 90 $0.25 258
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
The Stephen Vincent Benét Pocket Book 1946-10-00 Stephen Vincent Benét Pocket Books 360   x+
414
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  
Selected Stories 1947-00-00 Stephen Vincent Benét Marcus Fridberg     135
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Pocket Book of Science-Fiction 1947-04-00 ed. Donald A. Wollheim Pocket Books 214 $0.25 x+
310
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  
The Armchair Science Reader 1959-00-00 ed. Isabel S. Gordon, Sophie Sorkin Simon & Schuster   $7.95 832
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Saturday Evening Post Reader of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1964-00-00 ed. uncredited Popular Library SP331 $0.50 240
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
The Saturday Evening Post Reader of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1964-00-00 ed. uncredited Souvenir Press   21/- 311
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Saturday Evening Post Reader of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1964-00-00 ed. The Editors of The Saturday Evening Post Popular Library SP331 C$0.50 240
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
The Post Reader of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1964-01-00 ed. uncredited Doubleday   $3.95 311
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Merle James Checkmark
The Post Reader of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1964-01-00 ed. uncredited Doubleday   C$4.75 311
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Cities of Wonder 1966-00-00 ed. Damon Knight Doubleday   C$4.95 252
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Tomorrow's Children 1966-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Doubleday   $4.95 431
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Emanuel Schongut Checkmark
The Saturday Evening Post Reader of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1966-00-00 ed. uncredited Corgi GS7450 3/6 220
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
Cities of Wonder 1966-02-00 ed. Damon Knight Doubleday   $4.50 [xii]+
252
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John Rombola Checkmark
Tomorrow's Children 1966-10-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Doubleday   $5.70 431
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Emanuel Schongut  
The Devil and Daniel Webster and Other Stories 1967-00-00 Stephen Vincent Benét Archway 29013 $0.50 120
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  
Cities of Wonder 1967-04-00 ed. Damon Knight Macfadden-Bartell 75-183 $0.75 251
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 Jack Faragasso Checkmark
Cities of Wonder 1967-04-00 ed. Damon Knight Macfadden-Bartell 75-183 C$0.75 251
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 Jack Faragasso Checkmark
Designs in Fiction 1968-00-00 ed. Elizabeth Scheld The Macmillan Company 28958   xii+
256
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
Stories and Storytellers 1968-01-01 ed. David Aloian Addison-Wesley     273
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Cities of Wonder 1968-05-00 ed. Damon Knight Dennis Dobson 0-234-77059-7 25/- xi+
252
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Something Strange 1969-00-00 ed. Mary Delores Jarmon, Domenica Paterno, Marjorie B. Smiley Macmillan     ix+
246
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 Secret Sharer and Other Great Stories 1969-02-00 ed. Abraham H. Lass, Norma L. Tasman Mentor / New American Library MQ913 $0.95 352
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
Cities of Wonder 1970-00-00 ed. Damon Knight Sphere 53058 £0.30 239
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
Cities of Wonder 1971-10-00 ed. Damon Knight Macfadden-Bartell 95-166 $0.95 251
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 Jack Faragasso Checkmark
Morgen, #3, 1972 1972-00-00 ed. Manuel van Loggem De Dam   ƒ2.90  
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  
A Spectrum of Worlds 1972-09-00 ed. Thomas D. Clareson Doubleday 0-385-01657-3 $5.95 311
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert Aulicino Checkmark
Science Fiction 1973-00-00 ed. Sylvia Z. Brodkin, Elizabeth J. Pearson McDougal, Littell & Co.     247
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  
Speculations 1973-00-00 ed. Thomas E. Sanders Glencoe Press   $6.95 xvii+
621
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  
Tomorrow's Children 1974-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Orbit 0-86007-821-3 £0.75 431
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 Chris Foss  
Histoires de fins du monde 1974-10-25 ed. Jacques Goimard, Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3767) 2-253-00608-4   409
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 Pierre Faucheux Checkmark
Science Fiction 1975-00-00 ed. Sylvia Z. Brodkin, Elizabeth J. Pearson Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 0-688-41723-X   247
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Ben Cunningham Checkmark
Science Fiction 1975-00-00 ed. Sylvia Z. Brodkin, Elizabeth J. Pearson Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 0-688-51723-4   247+
[6]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Ben Cunningham Checkmark
Tomorrow's Children 1976-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Compton Russell 0-85955-034-6 £ 431
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Tomorrow's Children 1976-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Orbit 0-86007-821-3 £0.90 431
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 Chris Foss Checkmark
Reader's Digest Science Fiction Top-Picks 1977-00-00 ed. Judith Hatch Reader's Digest Services 0-88300-328-7   96
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  
Tomorrow's Children 1977-08-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Orbit 0-86007-821-3 £1.25 431
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 Chris Foss Checkmark
Science Fiction 1979-00-00 ed. Sylvia Z. Brodkin, Elizabeth J. Pearson Littell & Co. 0-88343-164-5   254
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  
Fantasy Voyages: Great Science Fiction from The Saturday Evening Post 1979-00-00 ed. uncredited The Curtis Publishing Company 0-89387-036-6 $7.95 311
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Don Bender Checkmark
50 Great American Short Stories 1980-08-00 ed. Milton Crane Bantam Books (Bantam Literature) 0-553-14528-2 $2.95 x+
502
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  
Tomorrow's Children 1981-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Orbit 0-86007-821-3 £1.75 431
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 Chris Foss Checkmark
Science Fiction 1984-00-00 ed. Sylvia Z. Brodkin, Elizabeth J. Pearson McDougal, Littell & Co. 0-88343-164-5   254
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 William Seabright Checkmark
Histoires de fins du monde 1985-08-00 ed. Jacques Goimard, Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3767) 2-253-00608-4   409
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 Adamov Checkmark
Beyond Armageddon: Twenty-One Sermons to the Dead 1985-10-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Walter M. Miller, Jr. Donald I. Fine 0-917657-55-1 $18.95 [ix]+
387
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Loretta Trezzo Checkmark
Beyond Armageddon: Twenty-One Sermons to the Dead 1986-10-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Walter M. Miller, Jr. Primus / Donald I. Fine 0-917657-96-9 $3.95 387
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
Beyond Armageddon: Survivors of the Megawar 1987-00-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Walter M. Miller, Jr. Robinson 0-948164-43-3 £3.95 386
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 Jim Burns Checkmark
Beyond Armageddon 2006-05-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Walter M. Miller, Jr. Bison Books 0-8032-8315-6 $16.95 xxvi+
387
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 R. W. Boeche Checkmark
By the Waters of Babylon, and Other Fantasies and Prophecies 2014-11-09 Stephen Vincent Benét Hythloday Press 978-0-692-33019-7 $9.85 138
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  
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