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Title: Try and Change the Past Title Record # 55666
Author: Fritz Leiber
Date: 1958-03-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Series: Change War
Language: English
Synopsis: A new recruit in an organisation of time-travellers discovers just how hard it is to change the past.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1976Translated by Gianni Montanari
Italian Non si torna indietro
1979 French
Un météorite de calibre 32?Un meteorite de calibre 32
1980Translated by Eva Malsch
German
Ein Versuch, die Vergangenheit zu ändern?Ein Versuch, die Vergangenheit zu aendern
1982 French Essayez de changer dans le passé
1982Translated by Christine Tournier
French Essayez de changer le passé
1984Translated by Domingo Santos.
Spanish Intenta cambiar el pasado
2020Translated by Christine Tournier revised by Timothée Rey
French Essayez de changer le passé

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, March 1958 1958-03-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.  
$0.35?$: 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 Frank Kelly Freas Checkmark
Astounding Science Fiction, June 1958 (UK) 1958-06-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Atlas Publishing and Distribution Co. Ltd  
1/9?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).
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  
The Big Time / The Mind Spider and Other Stories 1961-00-00 Fritz Leiber Ace Books (Ace Double #D-491) D-491
$0.35?$: US dollar
129+
127
dos?Dos-a-dos or tete-beche formatted paperback books, such as Ace Doubles and Capra Press back-to-back books.
omni Ed Emshwiller , Ed Emshwiller Checkmark
Space, Time & Crime 1964-11-00 ed. Miriam Allen deFord Paperback Library 52-502
C$0.50?C$: Canadian dollar
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.
anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Space, Time & Crime 1964-11-00 ed. Miriam Allen deFord Paperback Library 52-502
$0.50?$: US dollar
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.
anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Space, Time & Crime 1968-01-00 ed. Miriam Allen deFord Paperback Library 52-622
$0.50?$: US dollar
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.
anth Jack Gaughan Checkmark
The Best of Fritz Leiber 1974-05-00 Fritz Leiber Sphere Books 0-7221-5474-7
£0.60?£: UK pound
368
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 Tony Roberts (artist) Checkmark
The Best of Fritz Leiber 1974-06-00 Fritz Leiber Nelson Doubleday / SFBC 6203
$2.49?$: US dollar
xv+
301
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Larry Kresek Checkmark
The Best of Fritz Leiber 1974-11-00 Fritz Leiber Ballantine Books 0-345-24256-4
C$1.75?C$: Canadian dollar
xviii+
329
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 Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Best of Fritz Leiber 1974-11-00 Fritz Leiber Ballantine Books (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-24256-4
$1.75?$: US dollar
xviii+
329
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 Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Best of Fritz Leiber 1974-11-00 Fritz Leiber Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-98168-7
£3.50?£: UK pound
368
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Tony Roberts (artist) Checkmark
La guerra e i labirinti 1976-01-00 Fritz Leiber Casa Editrice La Tribuna (Science Fiction Book Club (Italy) #47)  
Lit 1,600?Lit: Italian lira
224
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 Richard Clifton-Dey  
The Best of Fritz Leiber 1977-06-00 Fritz Leiber Sphere Books 0-7221-5474-7
£0.60?£: UK pound
368
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  
Trips in Time 1977-09-30 ed. Robert Silverberg Thomas Nelson 0-8407-6574-6
$6.95?$: US dollar
174
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Mike Eagle Checkmark
Trips in Time 1977-10-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Thomas Nelson / SFBC 1574
$1.98?$: US dollar
152
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Mike Eagle Checkmark
The Change War 1978-12-00 Fritz Leiber Gregg Press 0-8398-2493-9
$15.00?$: US dollar
xvi+
189
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Les racines du passé 1979-00-00 Fritz Leiber
Librairie des Champs-Élysées?Librairie des Champs-Elysees
(Le Masque - Science Fiction #92)
2-7024-0902-4   250
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 J.-C. Sayag Checkmark
The End of Summer: Science Fiction of the Fifties 1979-06-00 ed. Barry N. Malzberg, Bill Pronzini Ace Books (An Analog Book) 0-441-20657-3
$1.95?$: US dollar
[8]+
311
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 Egge Checkmark
The Best of Fritz Leiber 1979-09-00 Fritz Leiber Del Rey / Ballantine (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-28351-1
$2.25?$: US dollar
xviii+
329
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 Michael Herring Checkmark
The Best of Fritz Leiber 1979-09-00 Fritz Leiber Del Rey / Ballantine (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-28351-1
C$2.75?C$: Canadian dollar
xviii+
329
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 Michael Herring Checkmark
Trips in Time 1979-09-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Robert Hale (Hale SF) 0-7091-7557-4
£4.35?£: UK pound
vii+
174
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Fifties: The End of Summer 1979-12-00 ed. Barry N. Malzberg, Bill Pronzini Baronet Publishing Co. (A Baronet/Analog Book) 0-89437-073-1
$5.95?$: US dollar
311
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 Segrelles Checkmark
Die besten Stories von Fritz Leiber 1980-10-00 Fritz Leiber Moewig (Playboy Science Fiction #6709) 3-8118-6709-1
DM 7.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
352
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 Carl Lundgren Checkmark
L'année 1981-1982 de la Science-Fiction et du Fantastique 1982-04-28 Jacques Goimard Julliard 2-260-00293-5
F75.00?F: French frank
334
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.
non-fic W. Siudmak  
Le livre d'or de la science-fiction: Fritz Leiber 1982-06-07 Fritz Leiber Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5138) 2-266-01150-2   363
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 Marcel Laverdet Checkmark
Changewar 1983-05-00 Fritz Leiber Ace Science Fiction Books 0-441-10259-X
$2.50?$: US dollar
198
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 Joe Chiodo Checkmark
Changewar 1983-08-00 Fritz Leiber Ace Science Fiction Books 0-441-10259-X
$2.50?$: US dollar
198
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 Joe Chiodo Checkmark
Crónicas del gran tiempo 1984-00-00 Fritz Leiber Martínez Roca (Super Ficción (1ª época) #91) 84-270-0887-2   157
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 Salinas Blanch  
101 Science Fiction Stories 1986-06-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh, Jenny-Lynn Waugh Avenel Books 0-517-60669-0
$7.98?$: US dollar
xvii+
651
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Romas  
The Leiber Chronicles: Fifty Years of Fritz Leiber 1990-04-00 Fritz Leiber Dark Harvest 0-913165-48-4
$21.95?$: US dollar
601
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
The Leiber Chronicles: Fifty Years of Fritz Leiber 1990-04-00 Fritz Leiber Dark Harvest 0-913165-48-4
$65.00?$: US dollar
601
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
The Leiber Chronicles: Fifty Years of Fritz Leiber 1990-04-00 Fritz Leiber Dark Harvest 0-913165-48-4   601
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Le vaisseau lève l'ancre à minuit 1991-02-00 Fritz Leiber Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5138) 2-266-04308-0   374
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 G. Gorel  
The Giant Book of Science Fiction Stories 1992-00-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh, Jenny-Lynn Waugh Magpie Books 1-85487-150-1
£3.99?£: UK pound
xvii+
651
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 Jim Burns Checkmark
Trips in Time 2009-09-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Wildside Press 978-1-4344-0446-6
$14.99?$: US dollar
162
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  
Snakes & Spiders: The Definitive Change War Collection 2012-03-27 Fritz Leiber Creative Minority Productions 978-1-944327-03-3
$34.99?$: US dollar
x+
235
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Kevin A. Straight Checkmark
The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF 2013-07-04 ed. Mike Ashley Robinson 978-1-4721-0025-2
£7.99?£: UK pound
viii+
535
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 joeroberts.co.uk Checkmark
The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF 2013-07-04 ed. Mike Ashley Robinson 978-1-4721-0026-9
£10.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth joeroberts.co.uk Checkmark
The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF 2013-09-03 ed. Mike Ashley Running Press 978-0-7624-4939-2
$13.95?$: US dollar
viii+
535
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 Joe Roberts Checkmark
The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF 2013-11-00 ed. Mike Ashley Running Press 978-0-7624-4939-2
$14.95?$: US dollar
viii+
535
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 Joe Roberts Checkmark
Snakes & Spiders: The Definitive Change War Collection 2016-03-15 Fritz Leiber Creative Minority Productions 978-1-944327-02-6
$11.99?$: US dollar
250
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 Kevin A. Straight  
La guerre uchronique 2020-01-31 Fritz Leiber
Mnémos?Mnemos
(Intégrales)
978-2-35408-753-1
€35.00?€: Euro
512
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  
101 Science Fiction Stories date unknown ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh, Jenny-Lynn Waugh Avenel Books 0-517-60669-0
$7.98?$: US dollar
651
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Romas Checkmark
The Best of Fritz Leiber date unknown Fritz Leiber GuildAmerica Books / SFBC 06203   xv+
301
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Pat Morrissey Checkmark
The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF date unknown ed. Mike Ashley Running Press 978-0-7624-4939-2
$14.95?$: US dollar
viii+
535
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 Joe Roberts Checkmark
The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF date unknown ed. Mike Ashley Robinson 978-1-4721-0025-2
£7.99?£: UK pound
viii+
535
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 Joe Roberts  
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