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Title: Watchbird Title Record # 46236
Author: Robert Sheckley
Date: 1953-02-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: librivox.org, starshipsofa.com
Language: English
Synopsis: A flying robot is devised to detect and prevent murder
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Other Titles

Translations Translated Serializations
Year Language Title
1957Translated by an unknown hand
French L'oiseau-gardien
1958 German Und Friede auf Erden
1959Translated by an unknown hand
Italian Uccello da guardia
1972Translated by Marcel Battin
French L'oiseau-gardien
1973Translated by Roberta Rambelli
Italian Uccello da guardia
1983Translated by Michael Görden
German Wachvogel
1986Translated by Mihai Bădescu
Romanian
Pasăre de pază?Pasare de paza
1998Translated by Roberto Marini
Italian Uccello da guardia
Year Language Title
1954Translated by an uncredited translator
Italian L'uccello elettronico (Part 1 of 3)
1954Translated by an uncredited translator
Italian L'uccello elettronico (Part 2 of 3)
1954Translated by an uncredited translator
Italian L'uccello elettronico (Part 3 of 3)

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 1953 1953-02-00 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 Mel Hunter Checkmark
Shadow of Tomorrow 1953-07-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Permabooks P236
$0.35?$: US dollar
379
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
Galaxy Science Fiction [UK], v3 #6 1953-08-00 ed. H. L. Gold Thorpe and Porter  
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).
160
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 Mel Hunter Checkmark
Shadow of Tomorrow 1953-08-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Permabooks P236
C$0.39?C$: Canadian dollar
379
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
I Romanzi di Urania #49 1954-07-10 ed. Giorgio Monicelli Mondadori 49
Lit 130?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 Curt Caesar Checkmark
I Romanzi di Urania #50 1954-07-20 ed. Giorgio Monicelli Mondadori 50
Lit 130?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 Curt Caesar Checkmark
I Romanzi di Urania #51 1954-07-30 ed. Giorgio Monicelli Mondadori 51
Lit 130?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 Curt Caesar Checkmark
Untouched by Human Hands 1955-00-00 Robert Sheckley Michael Joseph (Novels of Tomorrow)  
12/6?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).
253
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Wildsmith  
Galaxie (1ère série), #39 February 1957 1957-02-00 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, #5 1958-07-00 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 Kirberger Checkmark
Galaxy #11 1959-04-00 ed. R. Valente Casa Editrice La Tribuna 11
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
Notions: Unlimited 1960-06-00 Robert Sheckley Bantam Books A2003
$0.35?$: US dollar
170
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
La decima vittima 1965-12-09 Robert Sheckley Bompiani (I delfini (Bompiani) #188)  
Lit 900?Lit: Italian lira
245
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 Checkmark
Untouched by Human Hands 1967-04-00 Robert Sheckley Four Square Books 1804
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).
125
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
Notions: Unlimited 1968-11-00 Robert Sheckley Bantam Books F3850
$0.50?$: US dollar
170
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
Notions: Unlimited 1968-11-00 Robert Sheckley Bantam Books F3850
C$0.50?C$: Canadian dollar
170
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
Les univers de Robert Sheckley 1972-05-03 Robert Sheckley OPTA (Club du Livre d'Anticipation #37)     xxxviii+
418
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
La decima vittima 1973-03-20 Robert Sheckley Mondadori (Oscar #448) 10748
Lit 750?Lit: Italian lira
238
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 Ferruccio Bocca  
The Status Civilization and Notions: Unlimited 1979-11-00 Robert Sheckley Ace Books (Ace Double) 0-441-78537-9
$2.25?$: US dollar
469
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 David Bergen Checkmark
Fütterungszeiten unbekannt?Fuetterungszeiten unbekannt
1983-10-00 Robert Sheckley
Bastei Lübbe?Bastei Luebbe
(
Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Bestseller?Bastei Luebbe Science Fiction Bestseller
#22062)
3-404-22062-5
DM 6.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
216
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 Coene Checkmark
Histoires mécaniques 1985-04-00 ed. Jacques Goimard,
Demètre Ioakimidis?Demetre Ioakimidis
,
Gérard Klein?Gerard Klein
Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la science-fiction #3820) 2-253-03659-5   413
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 Manchu Checkmark
Povestiri ciberrobotice 1986-00-00 ed.
Mihai Bădescu?Mihai Badescu
, Florin Manolescu, Alexandru Mironov
Editura Științifică și Enciclopedică?Editura Stiintifica si Enciclopedica
Editura Shtiintsifica shi Enciclopedica
 
Lei 15?Lei: Romanian leu
422
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 Marina Nicolaev Ungureanu  
Watchbird 1990-07-00 Robert Sheckley Pulphouse Publishing     35
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
chap Frank Kelly Freas  
The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley 1991-09-00 Robert Sheckley Pulphouse Publishing  
$150.00?$: US dollar
331+
380+
360+
275+
344
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley: Book Two 1991-09-00 Robert Sheckley Pulphouse Publishing     380
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley: Book Two 1992-07-00 Robert Sheckley Pulphouse Publishing 1-56146-421-X
$12.95?$: US dollar
380
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  
Cyber-Killers 1997-06-00 ed. Ric Alexander Millennium / Orion 0-7528-0980-6
£9.99?£: UK pound
vii+
408
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  
Cyber-Killers 1997-06-00 ed. Ric Alexander Millennium / Orion 0-7528-0783-8
£16.99?£: UK pound
viii+
408
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Cyber-Killers 1998-05-00 ed. Ric Alexander Orion 0-7528-1633-0
£6.99?£: UK pound
ix+
540
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
La macchina che uccide 1998-12-15 ed. Ric Alexander Mondadori (Millemondi (quarterly) #18)  
Lit 9,900?Lit: Italian lira
352
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 Franco Brambilla  
Watchbird 2009-08-02 Robert Sheckley Project Gutenberg 29579    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
chap  
Short Science Fiction Collection 36 2010-05-16 ed. LibriVox LibriVox  
$0.00?$: US dollar
 
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
anth NASA, ESA, & the Hubble SM4 ERO Team  
"The Perfect Woman" and Other Stories 2011-06-09 Robert Sheckley Armchair Fiction (Armchair Fiction Masters of Science Fiction #3) 978-1-61287-040-3
$16.95?$: US dollar
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.
coll Ed Valigursky  
StarShipSofa, No 216 2011-12-15 ed. Tony C. Smith StarShipSofa  
$0.00?$: US dollar
 
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
mag Checkmark
Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley 2012-05-01 Robert Sheckley New York Review of Books (NYRB Classics) 978-1-59017-494-4
$17.95?$: US dollar
xi+
396
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 Keith Carter Checkmark
Watchbird 2012-11-03 Robert Sheckley LibriVox  
$0.00?$: US dollar
 
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
chap  
Notions: Unlimited 2014-11-27 Robert Sheckley Gateway / Orion 978-1-4732-0762-2
£2.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Untouched by Human Hands 2021-06-03 Robert Sheckley Penguin Books (Penguin Classics Science Fiction) 978-0-14-199460-4
£8.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Untouched by Human Hands 2021-06-03 Robert Sheckley Penguin Books (Penguin Classics Science Fiction) 978-0-241-47302-3
£8.99?£: UK pound
208
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  
Masters of Science Fiction: Robert Sheckley 2022-02-00 Robert Sheckley Centipede Press (Masters of Science Fiction (Centipede Press)) 978-1-61347-311-5
$65.00?$: US dollar
727
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Jim Keegan , Ruth Keegan Checkmark
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