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Title: Dead Knowledge Title Record # 48065
Author: John W. Campbell, Jr.
Date: 1938-01-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
User Rating: 5.50 (2 votes) Including variants and translations: 6.33 (3 votes) Your vote: Not cast VOTE
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1938 Dead Knowledge [as by Don A. Stuart]
1938 Dead Knowledge [as by John W. Campbell]
Year Language Title
1953Translated by an unknown hand
Italian L'enigma del pianeta morto
1955Translated by Alain Glatigny
French Suicide [as by John W. Campbell]

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
5 2014 Retro 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
Astounding Stories, January 1938 1938-01-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.  
$0.20?$: US dollar
164
pulp?Magazine using the common pulp size: 6.5" by 9.5". For ISFDB purposes this may also be used as a designation for the quality of the paper. There are some untrimmed pulps that are as large as 8" by 11.75
mag H. Wesso Checkmark
Who Goes There? 1948-00-00 John W. Campbell, Jr. Shasta  
$3.00?$: US dollar
230
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Hannes Bok Checkmark
Who Goes There? 1951-00-00 John W. Campbell, Jr. Shasta  
$3.00?$: US dollar
230+
[1]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Malcolm Smith Checkmark
The Thing and Other Stories 1952-00-00 John W. Campbell, Jr. Cherry Tree / Fantasy Books 408
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).
190
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 Terry Maloney  
American Science Fiction, #16 1953-08-00 ed. uncredited Malian Press  
A -/9?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).
36
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 Stanley Pitt  
Urania #12 1953-10-01 ed. Giorgio Monicelli Mondadori 12
Lit 150?Lit: Italian lira
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 Curt Caesar Checkmark
Le ciel est mort 1955-00-00 John W. Campbell
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#6)
 
F450?F: French frank
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.
coll  
The Thing 1966-00-00 John W. Campbell Tandem T75
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).
220
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
Le ciel est mort 1972-01-31 John W. Campbell
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#6)
    313
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  
Who Goes There? 1976-00-00 John W. Campbell, Jr. Hyperion Press (Classics of Science Fiction) 0-88355-365-1
$12.50?$: US dollar
230
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Who Goes There? 1976-00-00 John W. Campbell, Jr. Hyperion Press (Classics of Science Fiction) 0-88355-450-X
$3.95?$: US dollar
230
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  
Who Goes There? 1991-06-00 John W. Campbell Buccaneer Books 0-89966-734-1
$31.95?$: US dollar
230
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Le ciel est mort 2000-10-00 John W. Campbell Le Livre de Poche (Le Livre de Poche - Science Fiction #7227) 2-253-07227-3
F48.00?F: French frank
478
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 Manchu  
A New Dawn: The Complete Don A. Stuart Stories 2003-02-00 John W. Campbell, Jr. NESFA Press (NESFA's Choice #22) 1-886778-15-9
$26.00?$: US dollar
xvi+
462
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton  
A New Dawn: The Complete Don A. Stuart Stories 2003-02-00 John W. Campbell, Jr. NESFA Press (NESFA's Choice #22) 1-886778-15-9
$26.00?$: US dollar
xvi+
462
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Who Goes There? 2010-07-01 John W. Campbell RosettaBooks 978-0-7953-0066-0
$5.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Who Goes There? 2011-00-00 John W. Campbell Gollancz 978-0-575-09103-0
£7.99?£: UK pound
xii+
244
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 Shutterstock Checkmark
Who Goes There? 2011-12-01 John W. Campbell Gollancz / Orion 978-0-575-12902-3
£4.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Shutterstock  
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