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Title: Of Time and Third Avenue Title Record # 41098
Author: Alfred Bester
Date: 1951-10-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Synopsis: A representative from the future is sent to retrieve a future almanac which accidentally turns up in our time.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1958 German Verzeihung — kleiner Irrtum
1965Translated by Lima de Freitas
Portuguese Do tempo e da terceira avenida
1971 Hungarian A nyikorgó idegen
1975Translated by Frank Straschitz
French Le temps et la 3e avenue
1977Translated by Warner Flamen
Dutch Afwachten maar
1978Translated by Uwe Anton
German Von der Zeit und der Third Avenue
1983 Polish Czas na 3. Alei
1985Translated by Jorge Antonio Sánchez Rottner
Spanish Del tiempo y la Tercera avenida
1986Translated by Delia Alexandra Poenaru
Romanian
Timpul și bulevardul trei?Timpul si bulevardul trei

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1951 1951-10-00 ed. Anthony Boucher, J. Francis McComas Fantasy House, Inc.  
$0.35?$: US dollar
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 George Salter Checkmark
The Best Science-Fiction Stories: 1952 1952-08-19 ed. Everett F. Bleiler, T. E. Dikty Frederick Fell (Fell's Science-Fiction Library)  
$2.95?$: US dollar
284
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Best Science Fiction Stories: Third Series 1953-00-00 ed. Everett F. Bleiler, T. E. Dikty 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).
256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Mudge-Marriott  
Starburst 1958-05-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library S1524
$0.35?$: US dollar
160
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
Utopia-Science-Fiction-Magazin, #13 1958-06-30 ed. Bert Koeppen Pabel USFM13
DM 1.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
96
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 Emsh Checkmark
A Century of Science Fiction 1962-06-22 ed. Damon Knight Simon & Schuster  
$4.95?$: US dollar
352
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth H. Lawrence Hoffman Checkmark
A Century of Science Fiction 1962-07-00 ed. Damon Knight Simon & Schuster / SFBC  
$1.90?$: US dollar
352
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth H. Lawrence Hoffman Checkmark
A Century of Science Fiction 1963-00-00 ed. Damon Knight Gollancz  
21/-?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).
352
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
A Century of Science Fiction 1963-02-00 ed. Damon Knight Dell 1157
$0.75?$: US dollar
384
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
De Júlio Verne aos astronautas 1965-00-00 ed. Lima de Freitas Livros do Brasil (Argonauta #100)     418
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 Lima de Freitas  
Starburst 1965-04-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library of Canada D2672
C$0.50?C$: Canadian dollar
160
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
Starburst 1965-04-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library D2672
$0.50?$: US dollar
160
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
A Century of Science Fiction 1966-00-00 ed. Damon Knight Pan Books T19
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).
446
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
Starburst 1968-10-00 Alfred Bester Sphere Books 16071
5/-?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).
158
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 Checkmark
Starburst 1970-12-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library of Canada T4460
C$0.75?C$: Canadian dollar
160
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 Bob Pepper Checkmark
A nyikorgó idegen 1971-00-00 ed. Rónaszegi Miklós
Móra Ferenc Ifjúsági Könyvkiadó?Mora Ferenc Ifjusagi Konyvkiado
(Delfin könyvek)
IF 1298 - f - 7173
Ft 11,50?Ft: Hungarian forint
245
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
A Century of Science Fiction 1971-00-00 ed. Damon Knight Gollancz 0-575-00817-2
Ł?Ł: UK pound
352
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
A Century of Science Fiction 1972-00-00 ed. Damon Knight BCA - Book Club Associates     352
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Starburst 1973-03-00 Alfred Bester Sphere Books 0-7221-1610-1
Ł0.30?Ł: UK pound
158
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 Colin Hay Checkmark
Histoires de voyages dans le temps 1975-00-00 ed. Jacques Goimard,
Demčtre Ioakimidis?Demetre Ioakimidis
,
Gérard Klein?Gerard Klein
Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la science-fiction #3772) 2-253-00769-2   442
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
Histoires de voyages dans le temps 1976-00-00 ed. Jacques Goimard,
Demčtre Ioakimidis?Demetre Ioakimidis
,
Gérard Klein?Gerard Klein
Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la science-fiction #3772) 2-253-00769-2   442
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
Star Light, Star Bright 1976-07-00 Alfred Bester Berkley/Putnam 0-399-11816-0
$7.95?$: US dollar
248
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester 1976-12-00 Alfred Bester Nelson Doubleday / SFBC 3140
$3.98?$: US dollar
409
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Jack Woolhiser Checkmark
Verrukkelijk fahrenheit 1977-00-00 Alfred Bester Meulenhoff (M=SF #123) 90-290-0516-5   349
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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
Starburst 1977-06-00 Alfred Bester Pan Books 0-330-25111-2
Ł0.60?Ł: UK pound
155
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 Gino D'Achille Checkmark
Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester 1977-07-00 Alfred Bester Berkley Medallion 0-425-03451-8
$1.95?$: US dollar
452
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.
omni Richard Powers Checkmark
Histoires de voyages dans le temps 1978-00-00 ed. Jacques Goimard,
Demčtre Ioakimidis?Demetre Ioakimidis
,
Gérard Klein?Gerard Klein
Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la science-fiction #3772) 2-253-00769-2   442
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  
Star Light, Star Bright 1978-02-00 Alfred Bester Gollancz 0-575-02320-1
Ł4.50?Ł: UK pound
248
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Hände weg von Zeitmaschinen 1978-09-00 Alfred Bester Droemer Knaur (Knaur Science Fiction & Fantasy #705) 3-426-00705-3
DM 5.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
176
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 George Jones Checkmark
Star Light, Star Bright 1979-00-00 Alfred Bester Fontana 0-00-615406-9
Ł0.95?Ł: UK pound
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.
coll Tim White Checkmark
Starburst 1980-03-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library 0-451-09132-9
$1.75?$: US dollar
160
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 Bob Pepper Checkmark
Starburst 1980-03-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library of Canada 0-451-09132-9
C$1.95?C$: Canadian dollar
160
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 Bob Pepper Checkmark
Hände weg von Zeitmaschinen 1981-06-00 Alfred Bester Droemer Knaur (Knaur Science Fiction & Fantasy #5705) 3-426-05705-0
DM 5.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
175+
[1]
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 George Jones Checkmark
The Eureka Years 1982-06-00 ed. Annette McComas Bantam Books 0-553-20673-7
$3.50?$: US dollar
xvii+
348
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 George Jones Checkmark
Fantastyka 2(5) luty 1983 1983-02-00 ed. Adam Hollanek
Krajowe Wydawnictwo Czasopism "Prasa-Książka-Ruch"?Krajowe Wydawnictwo Czasopism "Prasa-Ksiazka-Ruch"
 
zł 50.00?zł: Polish zloty
66
A4?21 cm by 29.7 cm or 8.3" by 11.7" magazine, used by some UK and European magazines
mag
Ryszard Wojtyński?Ryszard Wojtynski
Checkmark
Magic for Sale 1983-09-00 ed. Avram Davidson Ace Science Fiction Books 0-441-51535-5
$2.75?$: US dollar
xiv+
210
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 James Warhola Checkmark
Oh, luminosa y brillante estrella 1985-00-00 Alfred Bester Teorema (Visión Arcadia) 84-7604-042-3   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 Tim White  
Almanah Anticipația 1987?Almanah Anticipatia 1987
Almanah Anticipatsia 1987
1986-00-00 ed. Ioan Albescu,
Viorica Podină?Viorica Podinah
Viorica Podina
Știință & Tehnică?Shtiintsa & Tehnicah
 
Lei 25?Lei: Romanian leu
320
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 Frank Kelly Freas , Vincent Di Fate (in error)  
Histoires de voyages dans le temps 1987-01-00 ed. Jacques Goimard,
Demčtre Ioakimidis?Demetre Ioakimidis
,
Gérard Klein?Gerard Klein
Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la science-fiction #3772) 2-253-00769-2   442
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 Philippe Adamov  
Aller Glanz der Sterne 1991-00-00 Alfred Bester Suhrkamp (Phantastische Bibliothek #278) 3-518-38455-4
DM 12.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
184
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  
Science Fiction, Science Fact, and You 1996-00-00 ed. Lila Lowenherz, Robert J. Lowenherz Amsco School Publications 1-56765-028-7
$12.53?$: US dollar
ix+
395
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
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester 1997-11-00 Alfred Bester Vintage Books 0-679-76783-5
$14.00?$: US dollar
xiii+
366
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 Evan Gaffney Checkmark
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester 1997-11-00 Alfred Bester Topeka Bindery 1-4177-1932-X
$17.92?$: US dollar
 
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester 1998-08-00 Alfred Bester Vintage Books / SFBC 1-56865-805-2 / 17770
$10.98?$: US dollar
366
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction: 60th Anniversary Anthology 2009-09-00 ed. Gordon Van Gelder Tachyon Publications 978-1-892391-91-9
$15.95?$: US dollar
475
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 David Hardy Checkmark
The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction: 60th Anniversary Anthology 2009-09-01 ed. Gordon Van Gelder Tachyon Publications / SFBC 978-1-61523-611-4 / 1268806
$15.95?$: US dollar
480
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth David Hardy Checkmark
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester 2013-05-30 Alfred Bester Byron Preiss Visual Publications 0-679-76783-5
$16.95?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Evan Gaffney  
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester date unknown Alfred Bester Vintage Books 978-0-679-76783-1
$16.95?$: US dollar
xiii+
366
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 Evan Gaffney Checkmark
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester date unknown Alfred Bester Vintage Books 0-679-76783-5
$14.00?$: US dollar
xiii +
366
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 Evan Gaffney Checkmark
Starburst date unknown Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library T4460
$0.75?$: US dollar
160
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 Bob Pepper Checkmark
Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester date unknown Alfred Bester Berkley Medallion 0-425-03451-8
$1.95?$: US dollar
452
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.
omni Richard Powers Checkmark
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