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Title: Far Centaurus Title Record # 41417
Author: A. E. van Vogt
Date: 1944-01-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Synopsis: Four astronauts set off for the Centauri system in a slower than light craft, utilizing their new discovery of suspended animation.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1954Translated by Gösta Jungholm
Swedish Centaurus
1956Translated by Clark Darlton (as Walter Ernsting)
German
Terra — Alpha Centauri und zurück?Terra — Alpha Centauri und zurueck
Terra - Alpha Centauri und zurueck
1960Translated by Mário-Henrique Leiria
Portuguese Longínquo centauro
1960Translated by unknown
Japanese 遥かなるケンタウルス [as by ]
1961Translated by F. Jachino
Italian Alpha del Centauro
1966Translated by Michel Deutsch
French Destination Centaure
1979Translated by Sandro Pergameno
Italian Verso Centauro
1980Translated by Rob Vooren
Dutch Het verre Centaurus
1982Translated by Zoran Milović
Croatian Daleki Kentaur
1987Translated by Uwe Anton
German Der ferne Centaurus
1989Translated by Rosemarie Hundertmarck
German Ferner Centaurus
1994Translated by Cristina Duță
Romanian
Destinația Centaurus?Destinatia Centaurus
2003Translated by Fabio Feminò
Italian Destinazione Centauro

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
6
Finalist Pass 1
Far Centaurus 225
No Award 26
20 nominations with 10.42 final points.
2020 Retro Hugo Best Short Story

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, January 1944 1944-01-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.  
$0.25?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
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 Timmins Checkmark
Strange Ports of Call 1948-04-00 ed. August Derleth Pellegrini & Cudahy  
$4.00?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
[8]+
393
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Strange Ports of Call 1949-12-00 ed. August Derleth Pellegrini & Cudahy     [8]+
393
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Men Against the Stars 1950-05-00 ed. Martin Greenberg Gnome Press  
$2.95?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
351
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Edd Cartier Checkmark
Men Against the Stars 1951-00-00 ed. Martin Greenberg Grayson & Grayson  
8/6?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 C. W. Bacon  
Destination: Universe! 1952-00-00 A. E. van Vogt Pellegrini & Cudahy  
$3.50?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
xv+
295
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Boris Dolgov Checkmark
Destination: Universe! 1952-00-00 A. E. van Vogt McLeod  
C$4.00?C$: Canadian dollar. ISO code: CAD
xv+
295
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Destination: Universe! 1953-00-00 A. E. van Vogt Eyre & Spottiswoode G5597
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).
vii+
192
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Craig Checkmark
Destination: Universe! 1953-03-00 A. E. van Vogt Signet / New American Library 1007
$0.25?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
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 Stanley Meltzoff Checkmark
Destination: Universe! 1953-09-00 A. E. van Vogt Signet 1007
C$0.25?C$: Canadian dollar. ISO code: CAD
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 Stanley Meltzoff  
Men Against the Stars 1957-00-00 ed. Martin Greenberg Pyramid Books (Pyramid Giant) 524
C$0.35?C$: Canadian dollar. ISO code: CAD
191
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 Mel Hunter Checkmark
Men Against the Stars 1957-00-00 ed. Martin Greenberg Pyramid Books (Pyramid Giant) G234
$0.35?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
191
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 Mel Hunter Checkmark
Men Against the Stars 1958-00-00 ed. Martin Greenberg Pyramid Books G234
$0.35?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
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.
anth Mel Hunter Checkmark
Strange Ports of Call 1958-06-00 ed. August Derleth Berkley Books G-131
$0.35?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
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.
anth Checkmark
Destination: Universe! 1958-09-00 A. E. van Vogt Signet S1558
$0.35?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
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 Stanley Meltzoff Checkmark
Destination: Universe! 1960-06-00 A. E. van Vogt Panther 1063
2/6?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).
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
9 Stories from Men Against the Stars 1963-04-00 ed. Martin Greenberg Pyramid Books F-852
$0.40?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
191
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 Mel Hunter Checkmark
Great Stories of Space Travel 1963-07-00 ed. Groff Conklin Tempo Books T39
$0.60?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
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
Destination: Universe! 1963-10-00 A. E. van Vogt Panther 1063
2/6?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).
144
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
Destination: Universe! 1964-03-00 A. E. van Vogt Berkley Medallion F893
$0.50?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
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
Great Stories of Space Travel 1965-12-00 ed. Groff Conklin Tempo Books T39
$0.50?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
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
Destination: Universe! 1968-00-00 A. E. van Vogt Panther 24840
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).
172
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
Great Stories of Space Travel 1969-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Tempo Books 5313
$0.60?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
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
Great Stories of Space Travel 1970-04-00 ed. Groff Conklin Tempo Books / Grosset & Dunlap 5313
$0.60?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
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
Destination: Universe! 1970-11-00 A. E. van Vogt Berkley Medallion 0-425-01912-8 / S1912
$0.75?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
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 Checkmark
Destination: Universe! 1970-11-00 A. E. van Vogt Berkley Medallion 0-425-01912-8 / S1912
C$0.75?C$: Canadian dollar. ISO code: CAD
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 Checkmark
Destination: Universe! 1972-04-00 A. E. van Vogt Panther 0-586-02484-0
£0.30?£: UK pound. ISO code: GBP
172
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  
A Spectrum of Worlds 1972-09-00 ed. Thomas D. Clareson Doubleday 0-385-01657-3
$5.95?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
311
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert Aulicino Checkmark
Destination: Universe! 1973-00-00 A. E. van Vogt Panther 0-586-02484-0
£0.30?£: UK pound. ISO code: GBP
172
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
Deep Space: Eight Stories of Science Fiction 1973-03-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Thomas Nelson 0-8407-6264-X
$5.95?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
223
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Edward Bonner Checkmark
Deep Space: Eight Stories of Science Fiction 1973-07-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Thomas Nelson / SFBC 5791
$1.49?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
viii+
183
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Edward Bonner Checkmark
Deep Space 1974-11-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Dell Laurel 0-440-03264-4 / 3264
$0.95?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
221
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 John Berkey Checkmark
Deep Space: Eight Stories of Science Fiction 1976-00-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Abelard-Schuman 0-200-72471-1
£3.95?£: UK pound. ISO code: GBP
223
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Graham Tucker Checkmark
Deep Space 1976-05-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Dell Laurel 3264
$1.25?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
221
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 John Berkey Checkmark
Deep Space 1977-09-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Corgi Books / Transworld Publishers 0-552-10551-1
£0.70?£: UK pound. ISO code: GBP
172
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 Peter Jones Checkmark
Destination: Universe! 1977-09-00 A. E. van Vogt Jove / HBJ 0-515-04412-1
$1.50?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
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 Stephen Hickman Checkmark
Destination: Universe! 1977-09-00 A. E. van Vogt Jove / HBJ 0-515-04412-1 / A4412
C$1.50?C$: Canadian dollar. ISO code: CAD
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 Stephen Hickman Checkmark
Destination: Universe! 1978-00-00 A. E. van Vogt Panther 0-586-02484-0
£0.75?£: UK pound. ISO code: GBP
172
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 (artist) Checkmark
Destination: Universe! 1980-00-00 A. E. van Vogt Panther 0-586-02484-0
£0.95?£: UK pound. ISO code: GBP
172
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 (artist) Checkmark
Destination: Universe! 1980-00-00 A. E. van Vogt Panther 0-586-02484-0
£1.50?£: UK pound. ISO code: GBP
172
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 (artist) Checkmark
The Analog Anthology #1 1980-12-00 ed. Stanley Schmidt Davis Publications  
$2.95?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
380
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".
anth Dean Ellis Checkmark
Analog's Golden Anniversary Anthology 1981-00-00 ed. Stanley Schmidt The Dial Press 0-8037-0217-5
$10.95?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
380
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 6, 1944 1981-12-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #461) 0-87997-670-5 / UE1670
$2.95?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
368
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 Oliviero Berni Checkmark
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 6, 1944 1981-12-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books / New American Library of Canada 0-87997-670-5
C$3.50?C$: Canadian dollar. ISO code: CAD
368
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 Oliviero Berni Checkmark
Fifty Years of the Best Science Fiction from Analog 1982-00-00 ed. Stanley Schmidt Davis Publications  
$2.95?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
380
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".
anth Checkmark
Starships 1983-05-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Fawcett Crest / Ballantine 0-449-20126-0
$3.50?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
342
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 Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Starships 1983-05-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Fawcett Crest / Ballantine 0-449-20126-0
C$4.25?C$: Canadian dollar. ISO code: CAD
342
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 Rick Sternbach Checkmark
6 Decades: The Best of Analog 1986-00-00 ed. Stanley Schmidt Davis Publications     128
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  
Starships 1995-03-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Fawcett Crest / Ballantine 0-449-00748-0
$19.00?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
342
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 Rick Sternbach  
The SFWA Grand Masters, Volume Three 2001-06-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Tor 0-312-86877-4
$25.95?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
477
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The SFWA Grand Masters, Volume 3 2002-04-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Tor 0-312-86876-6
$16.95?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
477
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  
Transfinite: The Essential A. E. van Vogt 2003-04-00 A. E. van Vogt NESFA Press 1-886778-34-5
$29.00?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
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. ISO code: USD
571+
[2]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Destination: Universe! date unknown A. E. van Vogt Berkley Medallion 0-425-02814-3 / N2814
$0.95?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
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
Destination: Universe! date unknown A. E. van Vogt Berkley Medallion 0-425-01912-8
$0.75?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
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 Checkmark
Great Stories of Space Travel date unknown ed. Groff Conklin Tempo Books 0-448-12131-X
$1.25?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
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
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