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Title: Brightside Crossing Title Record # 45879
Author: Alan E. Nourse
Date: 1956-01-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
Synopsis: A group tries to cross to sun side of Mercurius while it is closest to the sun. An old-timer who once attempted the same thing tries to warn them and tells his story.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1956 French La rôtissoire de Mercure
1958Translated by Lothar Heinecke
German
Gluthölle Merkur?Gluthoelle Merkur
1958 Italian Traversata al sole
1973Translated by Heinz Plehn (as H. P. Lehnert)
German Brücke zur Sonne
1982Translated by Zoran Milović
Croatian Prijelaz Svijetlom stranom

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
Finalists 1956 Hugo Best Novelette

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, January 1956 1956-01-00 ed. H. L. Gold Galaxy Publishing Corporation  
$0.35?$: US dollar
148
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
Galaxy Science Fiction [UK], No. 36 1956-03-00 ed. H. L. Gold Strato Publications  
2/-?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 Jack Coggins Checkmark
Galaxie (1ère série), #30 May 1956 1956-05-00 ed.
Editors of Galaxie (1ère série)?Editors of Galaxie (1ere serie)
Editions Nuit et Jour  
F100?F: French frank
148
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  
Galaxis Science Fiction, #2 1958-04-00 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 Mel Hunter Checkmark
Galaxy #1 1958-06-00 ed. R. Valente Editrice Due Mondi (Italy) 1
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 Pederson Checkmark
The World That Couldn't Be and 8 Other Novelets from Galaxy 1959-09-00 ed. H. L. Gold Doubleday  
$3.95?$: US dollar
288
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Karel Kezer Checkmark
Tiger by the Tail and Other Science Fiction Stories 1961-00-00 Alan E. Nourse David McKay  
$3.50?$: US dollar
184
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Mel Hunter  
The World That Couldn't Be and 8 Other Novelets from Galaxy 1961-03-00 ed. H. L. Gold Permabooks M4197
$0.35?$: US dollar
xi+
260
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
Tiger by the Tail and Other Science Fiction Stories 1961-10-00 Alan E. Nourse David McKay / SFBC  
$1.20?$: US dollar
v+
184
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Mel Hunter Checkmark
Tiger by the Tail and Other Science Fiction Stories 1962-00-00 Alan E. Nourse Dennis Dobson  
13/6?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).
184
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Mel Hunter  
Tiger by the Tail and Other Science Fiction Stories 1963-09-00 Alan E. Nourse The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 77   v+
184
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll John Griffiths  
Beyond Infinity 1964-00-00 Alan E. Nourse Corgi GS1526
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).
174
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 Josh Kirby Checkmark
Tiger by the Tail and Other Science Fiction Stories 1964-04-00 Alan E. Nourse Macfadden Books 50-199
$0.50?$: US dollar
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
Tiger by the Tail and Other Science Fiction Stories 1964-04-00 Alan E. Nourse Macfadden Books 50-199
C$0.50?C$: Canadian dollar
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
Beyond Tomorrow 1965-00-00 ed. Damon Knight Harper & Row  
$4.50?$: US dollar
xv+
332+
[1]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Beyond Tomorrow 1965-00-00 ed. Damon Knight Longmans (Canada)  
C$5.50?C$: Canadian dollar
xv+
333
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Beyond Tomorrow 1965-00-00 ed. Damon Knight Harper & Row  
$4.00?$: US dollar
xv+
332+
[1]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Beyond Tomorrow 1965-09-00 ed. Damon Knight Harper & Row  
$4.50?$: US dollar
xv+
332+
[1]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Tiger by the Tail and Other Science Fiction Stories 1968-01-00 Alan E. Nourse Macfadden Books 60-309
C$0.60?C$: Canadian dollar
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 Karol Checkmark
Tiger by the Tail and Other Science Fiction Stories 1968-01-00 Alan E. Nourse Macfadden Books 60-309
$0.60?$: US dollar
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 Karol Checkmark
Beyond Tomorrow 1968-02-00 ed. Damon Knight Gollancz 0-575-00009-0
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).
332
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Beyond Tomorrow 1969-00-00 ed. Damon Knight Fawcett Gold Medal T2081
$0.75?$: US dollar
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
Focus 1969-00-00 ed. Leo B. Kneer Scott, Foresman and Company (Galaxy) 1476   608
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Beyond Tomorrow 1973-08-00 ed. Damon Knight Pan Books 0-330-23660-1
£0.40?£: UK pound
252+
[3]
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 Ian Miller Checkmark
Brücke zur Sonne 1973-10-16 Alan E. Nourse Pabel-Moewig (Terra Astra #114) TA114
DM 1.20?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
65
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".
coll Eddie Jones Checkmark
Science Fiction: Contemporary Mythology: The SFWA-SFRA Anthology 1978-00-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph Olander, Patricia Warrick Harper & Row 0-06-046943-9   xviii+
476
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
Perilous Planets: An Anthology of Way-Back-When Futures 1978-05-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Weidenfeld & Nicolson 0-297-77354-2
£5.95?£: UK pound
367
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Geoff Taylor  
Science Fiction: Contemporary Mythology: The SFWA-SFRA Anthology 1978-06-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph Olander, Patricia Warrick Harper & Row 0-06-011626-9
$14.95?$: US dollar
xviii+
476
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Mark Rubin Checkmark
The Science Fictional Solar System 1979-10-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Harper & Row 0-06-011527-0
$11.95?$: US dollar
ix+
317
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Irving Freeman Checkmark
The Science Fictional Solar System 1980-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-98666-2   317
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Perilous Planets 1980-02-00 ed. Brian Aldiss Avon 0-380-47100-0
$2.50?$: US dollar
xvi+
350
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
Perilous Planets 1980-06-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss Orbit / Futura 0-7088-8071-1
£1.50?£: UK pound
367
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 Tim White Checkmark
Wide-Angle Lens: Stories of Time and Space 1980-07-00 ed. Phyllis R. Fenner William Morrow 0-688-22241-2
$7.95?$: US dollar
223
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Science Fictional Solar System 1981-03-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Readers Union / The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 1177   317
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Science Fictional Solar System 1982-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Panther 0-586-05228-3
£1.50?£: UK pound
317
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
Science Fiction Special 43 1982-02-00 uncredited Sidgwick & Jackson (Science Fiction Special #43) 0-283-98814-2
£?£: UK pound
200+
317
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
Sirius, #73 1982-07-05 ed.
Borivoj Jurković?Borivoj Jurkovic
Borivoj Jurkovich
Vjesnik  
Din 40?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
Miroslav Sinovčić?Miroslav Sinovchits
Checkmark
The Great SF Stories # 18 (1956) 1988-08-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #754) 0-88677-289-3
C$5.50?C$: Canadian dollar
366
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
Robert André?Robert Andre
Checkmark
The Great SF Stories # 18 (1956) 1988-08-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #754) 0-88677-289-3 / UE2289
$4.50?$: US dollar
366
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
Robert André?Robert Andre
Checkmark
Science Fiction: Contemporary Mythology: The SFWA-SFRA Anthology 1998-00-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph Olander, Patricia Warrick HarperCollins 0-06-046943-9
$15.62?$: US dollar
 
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Beyond Tomorrow 2000-01-00 ed. Damon Knight HarperCollins 0-06-023181-5
$6.79?$: US dollar
 
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The 17th Golden Age of Science Fiction Megapack 2015-05-22 Alan E. Nourse Wildside Press 978-1-4794-0595-4
$0.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Hannes Bok Checkmark
Brightside Crossing 2015-06-07 Alan E. Nourse Project Gutenberg 49165
$0.00?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
chap  
The 10th Science Fiction Megapack 2015-08-06 ed. uncredited Wildside Press (Megapack) 978-1-4794-0691-3
$0.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
Alan E. Nourse Super Pack 2016-02-10 Alan E. Nourse Positronic Publishing 978-1-5154-0435-4
$19.99?$: US dollar
734
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 3000ad  
Alan E. Nourse Super Pack 2016-02-19 Alan E. Nourse Positronic Publishing 978-1-5154-0393-7
$1.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll 3000ad  
Alan E. Nourse Super Pack 2016-03-03 Alan E. Nourse Start Publishing 978-1-68146-502-9
$1.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll 3000ad  
Alan E. Nourse Super Pack 2018-04-03 Alan E. Nourse Positronic Publishing 978-1-5154-2133-7
$24.99?$: US dollar
734
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll 3000ad  
Incredible Science Fiction: Amazing Tales from the 50's and Beyond, Volume 2 2020-07-20 ed. Andrew G. Gibson Andrew G. Gibson  
$4.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
Incredible Science Fiction: Amazing Tales from the 50's and Beyond, Volume 2 2020-07-21 ed. Andrew G. Gibson Andrew G. Gibson 979-866811836-6
$14.99?$: US dollar
560
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  
Incredible Science Fiction: Amazing Tales from the 50's and Beyond, Volume 2 2020-08-31 ed. Andrew G. Gibson Andrew G. Gibson  
$19.95?$: US dollar
 
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
anth  
Black Infinity, Winter/Spring 2022 2021-12-30 ed. Tom English Rocket Science Books 978-1-73243-449-3
$12.95?$: US dollar
232
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 Earle K. Bergey  
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