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Title: To the Chicago Abyss Title Record # 64846
Author: Ray Bradbury
Date: 1963-05-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1966 Abyss
Year Language Title
1963Translated by Charlotte Winheller
German Es war einmal ...
1964Translated by Christine Renard
French L'abîme de Chicago
1965Translated by Mário Braga and/or Maria Isabel Morna Braga
Portuguese A caminho do abismo de Chicago
1965Translated by Jean-Pierre Harrison
French
L'abîme de Chicago?L'abime de Chicago
1965Translated by Sandro Sandrelli
Italian L'abisso di Chicago
1966Translated by Beata Della Frattina; do not merge with the version translated by Sandro Sandrelli.
Italian L'abisso di Chicago
1977Translated by Antonangelo Pinna
Italian L'abisso di Chicago
1982Translated by Lénárt Edina
Hungarian
Szabadjegy a chicagói bombatölcsérbe?Szabadjegy a chicagoi bombatolcserbe
Szabadjegy a chicagooi bombatoelcseerbe
1983 Portuguese Ao abismo de Chicago
1985Translated by Peter Naujack
German Zum Krater von Chicago
1992Translated by С. Ирбисов / S. Irbisov.
Russian [as by
Рэй Брэдбери?Rey Bredberi
Ray Bradbury
]
1993Translated by Sari Kallioinen and/or Anita Puumalainen
Finnish Chicagon syvänteelle

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
Nominations Below Cutoff 1964 Hugo Best Short Fiction

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, May 1963 1963-05-00 ed. Avram Davidson Mercury Press, Inc.  
$0.40?$: US dollar
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 Joe Mugnaini Checkmark
Die Esper greifen ein 1963-11-00 ed. Charlotte Winheller Heyne (Heyne Allgemeine Reihe #260) 260
DM 2.40?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
153
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 Heinrichs & Piloty  
Die Esper greifen ein 1963-12-00 ed. Charlotte Winheller Heyne (Heyne Allgemeine Reihe #260) 260
DM 2.40?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
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 Heinrichs & Piloty Checkmark
The Machineries of Joy 1964-00-00 Ray Bradbury Hart-Davis  
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).
239
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Joe Mugnaini  
Fiction, #123 1964-02-00 ed.
Alain Dorémieux?Alain Doremieux
OPTA  
F2.50?F: French frank
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 Jean-Claude Forest Checkmark
The Machineries of Joy 1964-02-00 Ray Bradbury Simon & Schuster  
$4.50?$: US dollar
255
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Isadore Seltzer Checkmark
Les machines ŕ bonheur 1965-00-00 Ray Bradbury
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#84-85)
 
F9.90?F: French frank
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  
O abismo de Chicago 1965-00-00 Ray Bradbury Livros do Brasil (Argonauta #97)     146
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 Lima de Freitas  
The Machineries of Joy 1965-07-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books H2988
C$0.60?C$: Canadian dollar
213
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 Machineries of Joy 1965-07-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books H2988
$0.60?$: US dollar
213
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
Interplanet7: Fantascienza 1965-08-20 ed. Gianfranco de Turris, Sebastiano Fusco, Sandro Sandrelli Edizioni dell'Albero  
Lit 1,200?Lit: Italian lira
242
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 Marco Rostagno , Mario Monge Checkmark
The Machineries of Joy 1966-00-00 Ray Bradbury Corgi Books / Transworld Publishers GN7489
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).
213
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
Argosy (UK), March 1966 1966-03-00 ed. Editors of Argosy (UK) Fleetway Publications  
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).
168
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  
Urania #438 1966-06-19 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Mondadori 438
Lit 200?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
Ferenc Pintér?Ferenc Pinter
Checkmark
Il Dio del 36ş piano?Il Dio del trentaseiesimo piano
1968-07-30 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Mondadori (Oscar #168) 7739
Lit 500?Lit: Italian lira
322
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 Karel Thole  
Machineries of Joy 1969-00-00 Ray Bradbury Corgi Books / Transworld Publishers 0-552-08275-9
5/-?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).
213
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 Bruce Pennington Checkmark
The Machineries of Joy 1969-06-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books S5258
$0.75?$: US dollar
213
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 macchine della felicitŕ 1970-04-00 Ray Bradbury Casa Editrice La Tribuna (Science Fiction Book Club (Italy) #39)  
Lit 2,200?Lit: Italian lira
286
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 Gian Mario Scuratti  
The Machineries of Joy 1970-07-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books S5258
$0.75?$: US dollar
213
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
Les machines ŕ bonheur 1970-09-09 Ray Bradbury
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#84/85)
    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  
Science Fiction: The Future 1971-00-00 ed. Dick Allen Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-578650-4
$3.75?$: US dollar
xiv+
345
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 Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: A Special 25th Anniversary Anthology 1974-08-00 ed. Edward L. Ferman Doubleday 0-385-08221-5
$7.95?$: US dollar
326
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Lennart G. Johnson Checkmark
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: A Special 25th Anniversary Anthology 1975-00-00 ed. Edward L. Ferman Robson Books 0-903895-35-8
Ł3.25?Ł: UK pound
[10]+
326
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Timothy Jaques Checkmark
Il Dio del 36ş piano?Il Dio del trentaseiesimo piano
1975-04-15 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Mondadori (Oscar #601) 12323
Lit 1,000?Lit: Italian lira
322
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 Karel Thole  
The Machineries of Joy 1976-00-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books Q2324
$1.25?$: US dollar
213
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 Machineries of Joy 1976-09-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books 0-553-02834-0
$1.50?$: US dollar
245
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
Quando crollano le metropoli 1977-02-00 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Mondadori (Omnibus) 13369
Lit 6,000?Lit: Italian lira
460
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Karel Thole  
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: A Special 25th Anniversary Anthology 1977-03-00 ed. Edward L. Ferman Ace Books 0-441-05460-9
$1.95?$: US dollar
x+
433
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 Alexander Checkmark
The Machineries of Joy 1977-06-00 Ray Bradbury Panther / Granada 0-586-04361-6
Ł0.60?Ł: UK pound
213
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 Goodfellow Checkmark
Les machines ŕ bonheur 1980-05-30 Ray Bradbury
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#84)
    317
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
Stéphane Dumont?Stephane Dumont
 
Marsbéli krónikák 1982-00-00 Ray Bradbury
Európa Könyvkiadó?Europa Konyvkiado
(
Európa Zsebkönyvek?Europa Zsebkonyvek
)
963-07-2604-1
Ft 49?Ft: Hungarian forint
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.
omni
Würtz Á. László?Wuertz A. Laszlo
Checkmark
As máquinas do prazer?As maquinas do prazer
1983-00-00 Ray Bradbury Francisco Alves (Mestres do horror e da fantasia #11)     290
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 Machineries of Joy 1983-00-00 Ray Bradbury Granada 0-586-04361-6
Ł1.50?Ł: UK pound
213
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 Goodfellow Checkmark
The Machineries of Joy 1983-02-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books 0-553-23120-0
$2.75?$: US dollar
245
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 Tito Salomoni Checkmark
Die Mechanismen der Freude 1985-00-00 Ray Bradbury Diogenes (detebe #21242) 3-257-21242-9
DM 9.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
316
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 Tomi Ungerer Checkmark
Beyond Armageddon: Twenty-One Sermons to the Dead 1985-10-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Walter M. Miller, Jr. Donald I. Fine 0-917657-55-1
$18.95?$: US dollar
ix+
387
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Loretta Trezzo Checkmark
Beyond Armageddon: Twenty-One Sermons to the Dead 1986-10-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Walter M. Miller, Jr. Primus / Donald I. Fine 0-917657-96-9
$3.95?$: US dollar
387
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 Loretta Trezzo Checkmark
Beyond Armageddon: Survivors of the Megawar 1987-00-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Walter M. Miller, Jr. Robinson 0-948164-43-3
Ł3.95?Ł: UK pound
386
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
The Machineries of Joy 1988-00-00 Ray Bradbury Granada 0-586-04361-6
Ł2.95?Ł: UK pound
213
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 Goodfellow Checkmark
Les machines ŕ bonheur 1988-04-00 Ray Bradbury
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#84)
2-207-30084-6   317
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 Marie-Christine Forest  
Die goldenen Äpfel der Sonne 1990-00-00 Ray Bradbury Volk und Welt 3-353-00675-3   398
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 Hans-Joachim Petzak Checkmark
1992-00-00 ed.
Сергей Барсов?Sergey Barsov
Sergei Barsov
() 5-87198-025-2   544
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth
Борис Вальехо?Boris Val'ekho
Boris Vallejo
 
Toiset taivaat 1993-00-00 Ray Bradbury
Werner Söderström Osakeyhtiö?Werner Soederstroem Osakeyhtioe
Werner Soderstrom Osakeyhtio
(FAN)
951-0-18760-7   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.
coll Jukka Murtosaari Checkmark
Les machines ŕ bonheur?Les machines a bonheur
2000-01-00 Ray Bradbury
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#84)
2-207-25066-0   317
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 Froissard  
The Machineries of Joy 2000-12-00 Ray Bradbury Earthlight 0-671-03771-4
Ł5.99?Ł: UK pound
255
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 Trevor Scobie  
Beyond Armageddon 2006-05-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Walter M. Miller, Jr. Bison Books 0-8032-8315-6
$16.95?$: US dollar
xxvi+
387
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 R. W. Boeche Checkmark
Les machines ŕ bonheur?Les machines a bonheur
2008-06-02 Ray Bradbury
Denoël?Denoel
(Folio SF #312)
978-2-07-034842-8   465
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 Matthias Haddad  
The Machineries of Joy date unknown Ray Bradbury Bantam Books S5258
$0.75?$: US dollar
213
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 Machineries of Joy date unknown Ray Bradbury Bantam Books H2988
$0.60?$: US dollar
213
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 Machineries of Joy date unknown Ray Bradbury Grafton 0-586-04361-6
Ł4.99?Ł: UK pound
255
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 Steve Crisp Checkmark
The Machineries of Joy date unknown Ray Bradbury Grafton 0-586-04361-6
Ł4.99?Ł: UK pound
255
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 Steve Crisp Checkmark
The Machineries of Joy date unknown Ray Bradbury Bantam Books 0-553-24695-X
$2.95?$: US dollar
245
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 Tito Salomoni Checkmark
The Machineries of Joy date unknown Ray Bradbury Bantam Books H2988
$0.60?$: US dollar
213
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 Machineries of Joy date unknown Ray Bradbury Bantam Books N8304
$0.95?$: US dollar
213
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 Machineries of Joy date unknown Ray Bradbury Bantam Books S5258
$0.75?$: US dollar
213
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 Machineries of Joy date unknown Ray Bradbury Bantam Books S5258
$0.75?$: US dollar
213
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
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