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Title: The Helping Hand Title Record # 52207
Author: Poul Anderson
Date: 1950-05-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
Synopsis: The helpful human civilization is meeting with 2 new species. They are both in trouble and require help. So it's weird that one of the ambassadors makes sure to insult everybody.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1968Translated by an uncredited hand
German Entwicklungshilfe
1970Translated by Bodo Baumann
German Die helfende Hand
1977Translated by Maxime Barrière
French La main tendue
1992Translated by И. Невструев / I. Nevstruev. Title means "The Giving Hand".
Russian
Рука дающая?Ruka dayushchaya
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Awards

Place Year and Award Category
3 2001 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 Science Fiction, May 1950 1950-05-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.  
$0.25?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
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 Brush Checkmark
Possible Worlds of Science Fiction 1951-04-00 ed. Groff Conklin Vanguard Press  
$2.95?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
xi+
372
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Possible Worlds of Science Fiction 1952-06-00 ed. Groff Conklin Grayson & Grayson  
9/6?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).
254
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth E. B. Mudge-Marriott Checkmark
Possible Worlds of Science Fiction 1955-07-00 ed. Groff Conklin Berkley Books G-3
$0.35?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
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.
anth Checkmark
Possible Worlds of Science Fiction 1956-04-00 ed. Groff Conklin Berkley Books     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.
anth  
Possible Worlds of Science Fiction 1960-11-00 ed. Groff Conklin Berkley Medallion G471
$0.35?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
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.
anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Possible Worlds of Science Fiction 1962-01-00 ed. Groff Conklin Berkley Medallion     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.
anth  
Great Stories of Space Travel 1963-07-00 ed. Groff Conklin Tempo Books T39
$0.60?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
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
Great Stories of Space Travel 1965-12-00 ed. Groff Conklin Tempo Books T39
$0.50?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
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
Außerirdische mal drei?Ausserirdische mal drei
1968-01-26 ed. uncredited Pabel (Utopia Zukunftsroman #565) UZ565
DM 0.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark. ISO code: DEM in 1948-1999
61
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".
anth R. S. Lonati Checkmark
Selections From Possible Worlds of Science Fiction 1968-11-00 ed. Groff Conklin Berkley Medallion X1633
$0.60?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
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.
anth Checkmark
Great Stories of Space Travel 1969-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Tempo Books 5313
$0.60?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
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
Science Fiction Stories 2 1970-00-01 ed. Walter Spiegl Ullstein (Ullstein 2000 #2 (2773)) 2773
DM 2.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark. ISO code: DEM in 1948-1999
154
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 Stars Around Us 1970-03-00 ed. Robert Hoskins Signet T4202
$0.75?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
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 Gene Szafran Checkmark
Great Stories of Space Travel 1970-04-00 ed. Groff Conklin Tempo Books / Grosset & Dunlap 5313
$0.60?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
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
Science Fiction Stories 2 1972-00-00 ed. Walter Spiegl Ullstein (Ullstein 2000 #2 (2773)) 3-548-02773-3
DM 2.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark. ISO code: DEM in 1948-1999
155
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
Political Science Fiction: An Introductory Reader 1974-00-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Patricia S. Warrick Prentice-Hall 0-13-685396-X
$5.95?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
x+
415
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 Stars Around Us 1974-00-00 ed. Robert Hoskins Signet Q5755
C$0.95?C$: Canadian dollar. ISO code: CAD
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 Gene Szafran Checkmark
Political Science Fiction: An Introductory Reader 1974-01-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Patricia S. Warrick Prentice-Hall 0-13-685404-4
$9.95?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
x+
415
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Les pièges de l'espace 1977-00-00 ed. Marianne Leconte
Librairie des Champs-Élysées?Librairie des Champs-Elysees
(Le Masque - Science Fiction #53)
2-7024-0599-1   247
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  
Histoires de la fin des temps 1983-04-00 ed. Jacques Goimard,
Demètre Ioakimidis?Demetre Ioakimidis
,
Gérard Klein?Gerard Klein
Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la science-fiction #3777) 2-253-02580-1   445
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 Cl. Gozlan Checkmark
1992-00-00 ed.
Сергей Барсов?Sergey Barsov
Sergei Barsov
() 5-87198-011-2   544
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth
Борис Вальехо?Boris Val'ekho
Boris Vallejo
 
Call Me Joe 2009-03-11 Poul Anderson NESFA Press (The Collected Short Works of Poul Anderson #1) 978-1-886778-75-7
$29.00?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
510
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Call Me Joe 2016-03-12 Poul Anderson NESFA Press 978-1-61037-318-0
$9.95?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Call Me Joe 2016-12-22 Poul Anderson Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-10940-7
£2.99?£: UK pound. ISO code: GBP
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Great Stories of Space Travel date unknown ed. Groff Conklin Tempo Books 0-448-12131-X
$1.25?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
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
The Stars Around Us date unknown ed. Robert Hoskins Signet Q5755
$0.95?$: US dollar. ISO code: USD
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 Gene Szafran Checkmark
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