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Title: Goldfish Bowl Title Record # 46526
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Date: 1942-03-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
User Rating: 7.00 (4 votes) Including variants and translations: 7.17 (6 votes) Your vote: Not cast VOTE
Current Tags: higher intelligence (1), science fiction (1), bathyspheres (1), NESFA Core Reading List (1) Add Tags

Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1942 Goldfish Bowl [as by Anson MacDonald]
Year Language Title
1966Translated by Ugo Fossati
Italian Sfere di fiamma
1971Translated by Fritz Steinberg
German Erwachen im Goldfischglas
1974 German Goldfischglas
1977Translated by Ester Delamare Tate.
Portuguese Aquário de Peixinhos Dourados
1978Translated by Nikola Popović
Croatian Posuda za zlatnu ribicu
1982 German Im Goldfischglas
2011Translated by Aurélie Villers
French La création a pris huit jours

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
6 2018 Retro Hugo Best Novelette

Publications

Displaying all variants and translations • Do not display translationsDo not display variants or translations

Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Astounding Science-Fiction, March 1942 1942-03-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.  
$0.25?$: US dollar
132
bedsheet?8.5" by 11.25" magazines, e.g. early issues of Amazing; or the 1942-43 issues of Astounding.
mag Hubert Rogers Checkmark
The Best of Science Fiction 1946-02-11 ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers  
$3.00?$: US dollar
xxvii+
785
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert Josephy Checkmark
The Menace from Earth 1959-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ambassador  
C$3.95?C$: Canadian dollar
255
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Menace from Earth 1959-11-25 Robert A. Heinlein Gnome Press  
$3.50?$: US dollar
255
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Menace from Earth 1962-04-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library D2105
$0.50?$: US dollar
189
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
Best of Science Fiction 1963-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers  
$1.95?$: US dollar
vii+
440
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
The Menace from Earth 1964-10-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library D2105
$0.50?$: US dollar
189
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
The Menace from Earth 1964-10-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library of Canada D2105
C$0.50?C$: Canadian dollar
189
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
The Menace from Earth 1966-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Dennis Dobson (Dobson Science Fiction)  
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).
255
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Gamma #12 1966-11-00 ed. Valentino De Carlo Edizioni dello Scorpione 12
Lit 350?Lit: Italian lira
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.
mag Ferruccio Alessandri Checkmark
The Menace from Earth 1968-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Corgi 0-552-07860-3
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).
189
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
Apeman, Spaceman: Anthropological Science Fiction 1968-06-00 ed. Harry Harrison, Leon E. Stover Doubleday  
$5.95?$: US dollar
355
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Donald Crews , Ann Crews Checkmark
Apeman, Spaceman 1968-10-00 ed. Harry Harrison, Leon E. Stover Rapp & Whiting  
35/-?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).
355
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Lawrence Edwards  
Apeman, Spaceman 1970-03-00 ed. Harry Harrison, Leon E. Stover Berkley Medallion 0-425-01819-9 / N1819
$0.95?$: 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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
The Menace from Earth 1970-07-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library of Canada T4306
C$0.75?C$: Canadian dollar
189
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 Gene Szafran Checkmark
The Menace from Earth 1971-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library T4306
$0.75?$: US dollar
189
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 Gene Szafran Checkmark
Unternehmen Alptraum 1971-07-00 Robert A. Heinlein Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3251) 3251
DM 2.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
140
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 C. A. M. Thole Checkmark
First Contact 1971-11-00 ed. Damon Knight Pinnacle Books P062N
$0.95?$: US dollar
219
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
Apeman, Spaceman 1972-11-00 ed. Harry Harrison, Leon E. Stover Penguin Books 0-14-003485-4
£0.45?£: UK pound
376
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 David Pelham Checkmark
First Contact 1973-03-00 ed. Damon Knight Pinnacle Books P062N
$0.95?$: US dollar
219
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
The Menace from Earth 1973-10-00 Robert A. Heinlein Corgi Books / Transworld Publishers (Corgi SF Collector's Library) 0-552-09334-3
£?£: UK pound
189
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  
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow ... 1974-02-07 ed. Bonnie L. Heintz, Frank Herbert, Donald A. Joos, Jane Agorn McGee Holt, Rinehart and Winston 0-03-010796-2   x+
619
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
Anthropofiction 1974-05-00 ed. Harry Harrison, Leon E. Stover Fischer Taschenbuch (Fischer Orbit #21) 3-436-01676-4
DM 7.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
312
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 Eddie Jones Checkmark
The Menace from Earth 1975-06-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library Y6383
$1.25?$: US dollar
189
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 Gene Szafran  
The Menace from Earth 1975-06-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library Y6383
$1.25?$: US dollar
189
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 Gene Szafran Checkmark
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow ... 1976-00-00 ed. Bonnie L. Heintz, Frank Herbert, Donald A. Joos, Jane Agorn McGee Holt, Rinehart and Winston 0-03-010796-2   x+
619
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
A Ameaça da Terra 1977-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Francisco Alves (Mundo Fantástico #8)     227
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  
First Contact 1978-08-00 ed. Damon Knight Pinnacle Books 0-523-40354-2
$1.50?$: US dollar
219
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 Paul Stinson Checkmark
Sirius, #29 1978-11-05 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 Checkmark
Apeman, Spaceman 1979-00-00 ed. Harry Harrison, Leon E. Stover Penguin Books 0-14-003485-4
£1.25?£: UK pound
376
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 Adrian Chesterman Checkmark
The Menace from Earth 1979-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library 0-451-08768-2
$1.75?$: US dollar
189
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 Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
The Menace from Earth 1979-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library of Canada 0-451-08768-2
C$1.95?C$: Canadian dollar
189
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 Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
The Menace from Earth 1979-07-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet 0-451-08768-2
$1.75?$: US dollar
189
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 Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
The Golden Age of Science Fiction 1980-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-33486-0   xxvii+
785
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Ray Yeldham Checkmark
The Menace from Earth 1980-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Corgi Books / Transworld Publishers 0-552-11332-8
£0.95?£: UK pound
189
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 Jones Checkmark
Fremde aus dem All 1982-06-00 ed. uncredited
Bastei Lübbe?Bastei Luebbe
(
Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Special?Bastei Luebbe Science Fiction Special
#24031)
3-404-24031-6
DM 6.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
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 Checkmark
The Menace from Earth 1983-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Corgi 0-552-09334-3
£1.75?£: UK pound
189
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
Unternehmen Alptraum 1983-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3251) 3-453-30913-8 / 3251
DM 4.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
139
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 C. A. M. Thole  
The Menace from Earth 1987-05-00 Robert A. Heinlein Baen Books (Baen Science Fiction Books) 0-671-65640-6
C$4.50?C$: Canadian dollar
271
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 John Melo Checkmark
The Menace from Earth 1987-05-00 Robert A. Heinlein Baen Books 0-671-65640-6
$3.50?$: US dollar
271
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 John Melo Checkmark
The Unexplained: Stories of the Paranormal 1998-04-00 ed. Ric Alexander Orion 0-7528-1004-9
£17.99?£: UK pound
433
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Unexplained: Stories of the Paranormal 1998-04-00 ed. Ric Alexander Orion 0-7528-1005-7
£10.99?£: UK pound
433
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  
The Menace from Earth 1999-02-00 Robert A. Heinlein Baen Books 0-671-57802-2
$6.99?$: US dollar
271
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
The Unexplained: Stories of the Paranormal 1999-05-00 ed. Ric Alexander Millennium / Orion 1-85798-553-2
£6.99?£: UK pound
493
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  
The Menace from Earth 1999-06-00 Robert A. Heinlein Baen Books 0-671-72088-0
$6.99?$: US dollar
271
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  
The Menace from Earth 1999-12-15 Robert A. Heinlein Blackstone Audio      
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
coll Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
Off the Main Sequence: The Other Science Fiction Stories of Robert A. Heinlein 2005-10-00 Robert A. Heinlein Science Fiction Book Club 1-58288-184-7 / 1196119
$15.99?$: US dollar
xxiv+
738
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bruce Jensen Checkmark
Creating a Genre 2010-11-00 Robert A. Heinlein The Virginia Edition (The Virginia Edition #32) 978-1-897350-38-6   v+
424
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Jackpots 2011-03-28 Robert A. Heinlein ActuSF (
Perles d'épice?Perles d'epice
)
978-2-917689-26-4
€15.00?€: Euro
234
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 Scott Blair  
The Best of Science Fiction date unknown ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers  
$3.50?$: US dollar
xxvii+
785
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert Josephy Checkmark
The Best of Science Fiction date unknown ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers  
$3.00?$: US dollar
xxvii+
785
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert Josephy Checkmark
The Menace from Earth date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Signet 0-451-09870-6
$2.25?$: US dollar
189
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 Vincent Di Fate  
The Menace from Earth date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Signet 0-451-12742-0
$2.50?$: US dollar
189
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 Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
The Menace from Earth date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library Y6383
$1.25?$: US dollar
189
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 Gene Szafran Checkmark
The Menace from Earth date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library Y6383
$1.25?$: US dollar
189
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 Gene Szafran Checkmark
The Menace from Earth date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library 0-451-04306-5 / T4306
$0.75?$: US dollar
189
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 Gene Szafran Checkmark
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