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Title: End-Game Title Record # 57586
Author: J. G. Ballard
Date: 1963-06-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1964 End Game
Year Language Title
1965 German Das letzte Spiel
1970Translated by Mieke Meuldrager-Ezelin
Dutch Eindspel
1971Translated by Aurora Bernárdez; first published in the collection Playa terminal (1971).
Spanish Final de partida
1972 Portuguese Final de Partida
1978Translated by Beata Della Frattina
Italian L'ultima Mossa
1980Translated by Robert Louit
French Fin de partie
1983Translated by Michael Walter
German Endspiel
1990Translated by Pierre-Paul Durastanti
French Fin de partie

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
New Worlds Science Fiction, June 1963-06-00 ed. John Carnell Nova Publications Ltd. 131
2/6?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).
132
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 Checkmark
The Terminal Beach 1964-06-00 J. G. Ballard Gollancz  
18/-?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).
221
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Terminal Beach 1964-06-00 J. G. Ballard Berkley Medallion F928
$0.50?$: US dollar
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.
coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Fort mit dem Alten ...und andere Utopia-Kurzgeschichten 1965-03-23 ed. uncredited Pabel (Utopia Zukunftsroman #427) UZ427
DM 0.70?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
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
The Terminal Beach 1966-00-00 J. G. Ballard Penguin Books 2499
4/6?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).
223+
[1]
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 Enzo Ragazzini Checkmark
The Terminal Beach 1966-00-00 J. G. Ballard Penguin Books 2499   223+
[1]
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 Enzo Ragazzini Checkmark
Backdrop of Stars 1968-03-00 ed. Harry Harrison Dennis Dobson 0-234-77057-0
25/-?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).
222
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Richard Weaver Checkmark
SF: Authors' Choice 1968-06-00 ed. Harry Harrison Berkley Medallion S1567
$0.75?$: US dollar
224
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
Doodlopend strand 1970-00-00 J. G. Ballard Meulenhoff (M=SF #37) 37   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 Reindert van Briemen Checkmark
Chronopolis and Other Stories 1971-09-00 J. G. Ballard G. P. Putnam's Sons  
$6.95?$: US dollar
319
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Nicole De Jurenev Checkmark
Chronopolis and Other Stories 1971-11-00 J. G. Ballard G. P. Putnam's Sons / SFBC 1213
$1.49?$: US dollar
310
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Nicole De Jurenev Checkmark
Menos Um 1972-00-00 J. G. Ballard Editorial Bruguera (
Coleção Urania?Colecao Urania
#7)
    192
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  
Chronopolis 1972-08-00 J. G. Ballard Berkley Medallion 0-425-02212-9
C$1.25?C$: Canadian dollar
382
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
Chronopolis 1972-08-00 J. G. Ballard Berkley Medallion 0-425-02212-9
$1.25?$: US dollar
382
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
The Terminal Beach 1974-04-00 J. G. Ballard Penguin Books 0-14-002499-9
£0.30?£: UK pound
224
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 David Pelham Checkmark
Chess in Literature 1975-03-00 ed. Marcello Truzzi Equinox / Avon 0-380-00164-0
$4.95?$: US dollar
421
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 Girolamo da Cremona  
Backdrop of Stars 1975-05-00 ed. Harry Harrison New English Library 0-450-02269-2
£0.40?£: UK pound
204
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 Terminal Beach 1977-00-00 J. G. Ballard Penguin Books (US) 0-14-002499-9
$1.95?$: US dollar
224
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 David Pelham Checkmark
The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard 1978-10-00 J. G. Ballard Holt, Rinehart and Winston 0-03-042506-9
$12.95?$: US dollar
ix+
302
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Carlos Ochagavia Checkmark
The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard 1978-10-00 J. G. Ballard Holt, Rinehart and Winston (Holt Paperback #129) 0-03-045661-4
$7.95?$: US dollar
ix+
302
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 Carlos Ochagavia Checkmark
Urania #764 1978-12-17 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Mondadori 764
Lit 900?Lit: Italian lira
192
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 Karel Thole  
The Terminal Beach 1979-00-00 J. G. Ballard Penguin Books 0-14-002499-9
£0.80?£: UK pound
224
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 David Pelham Checkmark
Chronopolis 1979-05-00 J. G. Ballard Berkley Books 0-425-04191-3
$2.25?$: US dollar
371
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
Le livre d'or de la Science-Fiction: J. G. Ballard 1980-03-03 J. G. Ballard Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5074) 2-266-00866-8   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
Billennium 1983-06-00 J. G. Ballard Suhrkamp (Phantastische Bibliothek #96) 3-518-37396-X
DM 10.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
234+
[1]
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 Thomas Franke Checkmark
The Terminal Beach 1984-02-00 J. G. Ballard J. M. Dent & Sons (Everyman Fiction) 0-460-02265-2
£2.95?£: UK pound
220+
[1]
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 James Marsh Checkmark
The Terminal Beach 1985-02-00 J. G. Ballard Gollancz 0-575-03514-5
£8.95?£: UK pound
221
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard 1985-12-00 J. G. Ballard Washington Square Press 0-671-61451-7
$4.95?$: US dollar
x+
358
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 Carlos Ochagavia Checkmark
Playa terminal 1987-00-00 J. G. Ballard Minotauro 84-450-7066-5   292
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Jonás Oliveras  
The Terminal Beach 1987-11-00 J. G. Ballard Carroll & Graf 0-88184-370-9
$3.50?$: US dollar
224
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 Roy Colmer Checkmark
La plage ultime 1990-08-08 J. G. Ballard J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #2859) 2-277-22859-1   254
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 Tim White  
Sinister Gambits: Chess Stories of Murder and Mystery 1991-09-26 ed. Richard Peyton Souvenir Press 0-285-63052-0
£14.99?£: UK pound
320
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Terminal Beach 1992-08-00 J. G. Ballard J. M. Dent (Everyman Fiction) 0-460-02265-2
£3.99?£: UK pound
221
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 James Marsh Checkmark
The Terminal Beach 1993-03-00 J. G. Ballard Phoenix 1-85799-021-8
£4.99?£: UK pound
221
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 Salvador Dali  
The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard 1995-03-15 J. G. Ballard Owl Books / Henry Holt 0-8050-3876-0
$15.95?$: US dollar
302
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 Raquel Jaramillo Checkmark
The Terminal Beach 1997-11-00 J. G. Ballard Indigo 0-575-40131-1
£5.99?£: UK pound
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 Gary Day-Ellison  
The Terminal Beach 2001-03-00 J. G. Ballard Phoenix 0-575-40131-1
£6.99?£: UK pound
221
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 Gary Day-Ellison  
The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard 2001-07-00 J. G. Ballard Picador USA 0-312-27844-6
$14.00?$: US dollar
xiv+
302
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
The Complete Short Stories 2001-11-00 J. G. Ballard Flamingo 0-00-712405-8
£25.00?£: UK pound
ix+
1189
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Jerry Bauer Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories 2002-11-00 J. G. Ballard Flamingo 0-00-713812-1
£16.99?£: UK pound
ix+
1189
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  
Die Stimmen der Zeit 2007-04-02 J. G. Ballard Heyne (Meisterwerke der Science Fiction) 978-3-453-52229-9
€10.95?€: Euro
[1]+
987
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 Ellen Schuster Checkmark
The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard 2009-09-00 J. G. Ballard W. W. Norton & Company 978-0-393-07262-4
$35.00?$: US dollar
xv+
1199
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll David Levenson Checkmark
The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard 2012-06-01 J. G. Ballard W. W. Norton & Company 978-0-393-07687-5
$24.95?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard 2014-07-15 J. G. Ballard Holt Paperbacks 978-1-4668-5667-7
$7.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
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