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Title: Masters of Time Title Record # 22190
Author: A. E. van Vogt
Date: 1942-03-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novella
Language: English
User Rating: None. Including variants and translations: 7.00 (1 vote) Your vote: Not cast VOTE
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations Translated Serializations
Year Title
1942 Recruiting Station
1960First appeared under this title as half of an Ace Double April 1960, with Lost in Space by George O. Smith, and then in the omnibus "The Three Eyes of Evil" (1973 UK).
Earth's Last Fortress
Year Language Title
1960Translated by Helmut & Edith Bittner, credited as 'Bi'.
German Beherrscher der Zeit
1962Translated by uncredited
Dutch De laatste vesting
1968Translated by Eurico da Fonseca
Portuguese A última fortaleza terrestre
1975Translated by A. van Hageland
Dutch De Meesterbreinen
1978Translated by Jacqueline Huet Note that this text is presented as a translation of non-existent text called The Last Fortress but is correctly copyrighted 1942.
French
La dernière forteresse?La derniere forteresse
1978Translated by Lore Strassl.
German Beherrscher der Zeit
1986Translated by Lucia Morelli
Italian L'ultima fortezza della Terra [as by Alfred E. van Vogt]
1994Translated by Mirela Baltă and Nicolae Baltă
Romanian
Stăpânii timpului?Stapanii timpului
Year Language Title
1964Translated by Lucia Morelli
Italian L'ultima fortezza della Terra (Complete Novel)

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
Nominations Below Cutoff (as Recruiting Station) 2018 Retro Hugo Best Novella

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Astounding Science-Fiction, March 1942 1942-03-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.  
$0.25?$: US dollar
132
bedsheet?8.5" by 11.25" magazines, e.g. early issues of Amazing; or the 1942-43 issues of Astounding.
mag Hubert Rogers Checkmark
Masters of Time 1950-00-00 A. E. van Vogt Fantasy Press  
$3.00?$: US dollar
227
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Edd Cartier Checkmark
Omnibus of Science Fiction 1952-11-00 ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers  
$3.50?$: US dollar
xiii+
562
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Omnibus of Science Fiction 1953-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers / SFBC  
$1.90?$: US dollar
xiv+
562
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Omnibus of Science Fiction 1953-04-00 ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers     xiv+
562
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Strange Adventures in Science Fiction 1954-06-00 ed. Groff Conklin Grayson & Grayson  
9/6?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).
238
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Earth's Last Fortress / Lost in Space 1960-00-00 George O. Smith, A. E. van Vogt Ace Books (Ace Double #D-431) D-431
$0.35?$: US dollar
114+
142
dos?Dos-a-dos or tete-beche formatted paperback books, such as Ace Doubles and Capra Press back-to-back books.
omni Ed Emshwiller , Ed Valigursky Checkmark
Beherrscher der Zeit 1960-05-17 A. E. van Vogt Pabel (Utopia Großband #125) UGB125
DM 1.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
94
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".
chap R. S. Lonati Checkmark
De laatste vesting 1962-12-30 A. E. van Vogt De Schorpioen (Schorpioen Utopia-Roman #19)  
Bfr 8?Bfr: Belgian franc
48
quarto?8.5" by 11" magazine, usually saddle-stapled, instead of side-stapled or glued
chap Checkmark
Utopia Omnibus 7 1963-05-00 ed. uncredited De Schorpioen (Utopia Omnibus #7)     48+
48+
48
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 Checkmark
Galassia #45 1964-09-01 ed. Roberta Rambelli Casa Editrice La Tribuna 45
Lit 300?Lit: Italian lira
224
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 Rocco Borella Checkmark
Beherrscher der Zeit 1965-05-14 A. E. van Vogt Moewig (Terra Extra #69) TE069
DM 0.70?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
66
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".
chap Johnny Bruck Checkmark
Masters of Time 1967-01-00 A. E. van Vogt Macfadden Books 50-334
$0.50?$: US dollar
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.
chap Checkmark
Masters of Time 1967-01-00 A. E. van Vogt Macfadden Books 50-334
C$0.50?C$: Canadian dollar
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.
chap Checkmark
A última fortaleza terrestre 1968-00-00 A. E. van Vogt Livros do Brasil (Argonauta #135)   P$15.00 148
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.
chap Lima de Freitas Checkmark
Masters of Time 1969-06-00 A. E. van Vogt Macfadden Books 60-406
$0.60?$: US dollar
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.
chap Jack Faragasso Checkmark
Masters of Time 1969-06-00 A. E. van Vogt Macfadden Books 60-406
C$0.60?C$: Canadian dollar
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.
chap Jack Faragasso Checkmark
The Three Eyes of Evil and Earth's Last Fortress 1973-06-00 A. E. van Vogt Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-97983-6
£1.95?£: UK pound
218
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Mike Cook Checkmark
Masters of Time 1974-02-00 A. E. van Vogt Manor Books 75520
$0.75?$: US dollar
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.
chap Checkmark
De Meesterbreinen 1975-00-00 A. E. van Vogt Scala (Scala SF #11) 90-6221-181-X   192
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 Jad Checkmark
Masters of Time 1975-00-00 A. E. van Vogt Manor Books 95417
$0.95?$: US dollar
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.
chap Bruce Pennington Checkmark
Science Fiction Special (16) 1976-03-00 uncredited Sidgwick & Jackson (Science Fiction Special #16) 0-283-98232-2
£?£: UK pound
159+
190+
218
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
Earth's Last Fortress and The Three Eyes of Evil 1977-11-00 A. E. van Vogt Sphere Books 0-7221-8732-7
£0.85?£: UK pound
173
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 Chris Foss Checkmark
La dernière forteresse 1978-00-00 A. E. van Vogt
Librairie des Champs-Élysées?Librairie des Champs-Elysees
(Le Masque - Science Fiction #77)
2-7024-0769-2   249
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 Chris Foss Checkmark
Beherrscher der Zeit 1978-04-04 A. E. van Vogt Pabel (Terra Taschenbuch #299) TTB299
DM 3.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
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.
chap Angus McKie Checkmark
Science Fiction Special (26) 1978-05-00 uncredited Sidgwick & Jackson (Science Fiction Special #26) 0-283-98456-2
£6.95?£: UK pound
218+
159
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
Earth's Last Fortress and The Three Eyes of Evil 1979-00-00 A. E. van Vogt Sphere 0-7221-8740-8
£0.90?£: UK pound
173
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 Chris Foss Checkmark
Omnibus of Science Fiction 1980-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-32097-5
$?$: US dollar
xiii+
561
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Eddie Jones Checkmark
The Omnibus of Science Fiction 1984-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Chatham River Press 0-517-45370-3
$1.98?$: US dollar
561
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 Eddie Jones Checkmark
Mercenaries of Tomorrow 1985-11-00 ed. Poul Anderson, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Critic's Choice 0-931773-41-5
$2.95?$: US dollar
xi+
372
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
L'ultima fortezza della Terra 1986-09-00 Alfred E. van Vogt Mondadori (Classici Urania #114)  
Lit 4,000?Lit: Italian lira
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.
chap Vicente Segrelles Checkmark
Stăpânii timpului?Stapanii timpului
1994-00-00 A. E. van Vogt Vremea (Super Fiction (Vremea)) 973-9162-15-0   160
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.
chap Silvia Colfescu  
Transfinite: The Essential A. E. van Vogt 2003-04-00 A. E. van Vogt NESFA Press 1-886778-34-5
$29.00?$: US dollar
571+
[2]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Transfinite: The Essential A. E. van Vogt 2006-10-00 A. E. van Vogt NESFA Press 1-886778-34-5
$29.00?$: US dollar
571+
[2]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Time Troopers 2022-04-05 ed. Hank Davis, Christopher Ruocchio Baen  
$8.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Kieran Yanner  
Time Troopers 2022-04-05 ed. Hank Davis, Christopher Ruocchio Baen 978-1-982126-03-2
$16.00?$: US dollar
463
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 Kieran Yanner Checkmark
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