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Title: Beep Title Record # 45757
Author: James Blish
Date: 1954-02-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
Note:
  • Beep is about 14,000 words. The expanded version of this novelette is titled The Quincunx of Time Dell(1973)
  • Note that Beep was revised slightly when included in an anthology for teenage readers, Space Police (World, 1956, edited by Andre Norton), to remove some references to drinking. (source: Preface to The Quincunx of Time (Arrow, 1976)
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Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1956Note that Beep was revised slightly when included in an anthology for teenage readers, Space Police (World, 1956, edited by Andre Norton), to remove some references to drinking. (source: Preface to The Quincunx of Time (Arrow, 1976)
Beep
Year Language Title
1958 German
Störgeräusch?Stoergeräusch
1959Translated by an uncredited translator
Italian Beep
1961Translated by Michel Deutsch
French Bip
1972Translated by C. A. G. van den Broek (= Kees van den Broek)
Dutch Piep
1974Translated by Tony Westermayr
German Stimmen aus der Zukunft
1977Translated by Sandro Pergameno
Italian Biip
1979Translated by Janko Paravić
Croatian Piip
1981Translated by Hisashi Asakura (浅倉久志)
Japanese
ビープ?Biipu
Bīpu
[as by ]
1983Translated by Heinz Zwack (as Heinz Nagel)
German Pieps
1994Translated by António Porto.
Portuguese Bip

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Galaxy Science Fiction, February 1954 1954-02-00 ed. H. L. Gold Galaxy Publishing Corporation  
$0.35?$: US dollar
164
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
Stories for Tomorrow: An Anthology of Modern Science Fiction 1954-06-00 ed. William Sloane Funk & Wagnalls  
$3.95?$: US dollar
xii+
628
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Stanley Meltzoff Checkmark
Galaxy Science Fiction [UK], No. 16 1954-07-00 ed. H. L. Gold Strato Publications  
1/6?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).
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 Emsh Checkmark
Stories for Tomorrow 1955-00-00 ed. William Sloane Eyre & Spottiswoode  
18/-?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).
xii+
476
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Val Biro Checkmark
Space Police 1956-00-00 ed. Andre Norton World Publishing Co.  
$2.75?$: US dollar
255
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Virgil Finlay  
Galaxis Science Fiction, #9 1958-11-00 ed. Lothar Heinecke Moewig  
DM 1.50?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
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.
mag Pederson Checkmark
Galaxy #16 1959-09-00 ed. R. Valente Casa Editrice La Tribuna 16
Lit 150?Lit: Italian lira
128
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 G. Crepax Checkmark
Galactic Cluster 1959-10-00 James Blish Signet / New American Library S1719
$0.35?$: US dollar
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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
Galactic Cluster 1960-01-22 James Blish Faber and Faber  
15/-?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).
233
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll John Griffiths Checkmark
Terre, il faut mourir 1961-00-00 James Blish
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#50)
 
F5.00?F: French frank
254
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  
Galactic Cluster 1961-12-00 James Blish The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 56
5/6?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).
233
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll John Griffiths  
Galactic Cluster 1963-00-00 James Blish Four Square Books 889
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).
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.
coll Checkmark
Galactic Cluster 1964-07-00 James Blish Four Square Books 889
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).
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.
coll Checkmark
Galactic Cluster 1965-00-00 James Blish Signet / New American Library D2790
$0.50?$: US dollar
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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
Galactic Cluster 1965-10-00 James Blish Signet / New American Library of Canada D2790
C$0.50?C$: Canadian dollar
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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
Galactic Cluster 1968-06-00 James Blish New English Library 2229
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).
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.
coll Checkmark
1ª Antologia celebrativa di Galaxy: Civiltà domani 1970-01-00 ed. Sandro Sandrelli Casa Editrice La Tribuna (Science Fiction Book Club (Italy) #37)  
Lit 2,300?Lit: Italian lira
284
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Gian Mario Scuratti Checkmark
Terre, il faut mourir 1971-00-00 James Blish
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#50)
    254
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  
Het testament van Andros 1972-00-00 James Blish Bruna (Bruna SF #9) 90-229-9009-5
ƒ3.50?ƒ: Dutch guilder
192
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 Nix Checkmark
Eine Handvoll Sterne 1974-00-00 James Blish Goldmann (Goldmann Science Fiction #0186) 3-442-23186-8
DM 4.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
188
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
Jürgen Rogner?Juergen Rogner
Checkmark
Galactic Empires Volume Two 1976-07-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Weidenfeld & Nicolson 0-297-77223-6
£4.95?£: UK pound
viii+
296
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Karel Thole  
Galactic Empires Volume Two 1976-10-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Orbit 0-86007-909-0
£0.85?£: UK pound
viii+
296
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 Karel Thole Checkmark
Prigione senza sbarre, e altri racconti 1977-00-00 James Blish Fanucci Editore (Biblioteca di Fantascienza #31)  
Lit 3,500?Lit: Italian lira
240
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  
Galactic Empires, Volume II 1977-10-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss St. Martin's Press 0-312-31528-7
$8.95?$: US dollar
viii+
278
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Karel Thole  
Galactic Empires, Volume II 1978-04-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss St. Martin's Press / SFBC 2456
$4.98?$: US dollar
viii+
278
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Karel Thole Checkmark
Galactic Empires: Volume Two 1979-03-00 ed. Brian Aldiss Avon 0-380-42879-2
$2.25?$: US dollar
xii+
308
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 Alex Ebel Checkmark
Sirius, #34 1979-04-05 ed.
Borivoj Jurković?Borivoj Jurkovic
Borivoj Jurkovich
Vjesnik  
Din 15?Din: Serbian and Yugoslavian dinar
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.
mag Vicente Segrelles Checkmark
The Best of James Blish 1979-08-00 James Blish Del Rey / Ballantine (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-25600-X
C$2.50?C$: Canadian dollar
xxi+
358
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 H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
The Best of James Blish 1979-08-00 James Blish Del Rey / Ballantine (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-25600-X
$1.95?$: US dollar
xxi+
358
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 H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
Galactic Cluster 1980-00-00 James Blish Granada 0-586-04573-2
£1.25?£: UK pound
255
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 Peter Elson Checkmark
S-Fマガジン 1981年01月号, #269?S-F Magajin 1981 Nen 01 Tsuki Gō, # 269
1981-01-00 ed.
今岡清?いまおかきよし
Imaoka Kiyoshi
早川書房?Hayakawa Shobō
Hayakawa Shobo
はやかわしょぼう
ハヤカワショボウ
    272
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.
mag
加藤直之?かとうなおゆき
Katō Naoyuki
Katou Naoyuki
 
The Seedling Stars / Galactic Cluster 1983-03-00 James Blish Signet / New American Library (Signet Double Science Fiction) 0-451-12148-1
$2.95?$: US dollar
158+
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.
omni Paul Lehr Checkmark
Titan 20 1983-06-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Wolfgang Jeschke Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3991) 3-453-30926-X
DM 5.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
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 Oliviero Berni Checkmark
Galactic Empires 1988-09-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Legend 0-09-952150-4
£4.99?£: UK pound
xviii+
650
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
Contos Galácticos 1994-00-00 James Blish Livros do Brasil (Argonauta #449) 972-38-1427-7   187
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. Pedro  
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1994-07-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Tor 0-312-85062-X
$35.00?$: US dollar
990+
[2]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Carol Russo Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1994-10-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Tor / SFBC 05435
$17.98?$: US dollar
990
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John Berkey Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1994-10-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Orbit 1-85723-271-2
£25.00?£: UK pound
990
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John Berkey Checkmark
A Dusk of Idols and Other Stories 1996-05-00 James Blish Severn House 0-7278-4967-0
£16.99?£: UK pound
182
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1997-09-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Orb 0-312-85509-5
$27.95?$: US dollar
990
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
Works of Art 2008-02-00 James Blish NESFA Press 978-1-886778-70-2
$29.00?$: US dollar
524
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll John Berkey Checkmark
Galactic Cluster date unknown James Blish Signet / New American Library T4965
$0.75?$: US dollar
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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
Galactic Cluster date unknown James Blish Signet / New American Library Q5441
$0.95?$: US dollar
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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
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