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Title: Orphans of the Sky Title Record # 17694
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Date: 1963-12-00
Type: NOVEL
Series: Future History
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: This novel was first published in "Astounding Science Fiction" in 1941 as two separate novelettes: "Universe" and its sequel "Common Sense". "Universe" was reprinted by itself in book form in 1951. The two were combined to form "Orphans of the Sky" in 1963.
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Other Titles

Translations Translated Serializations
Year Language Title
1959Translated by an uncredited hand, no translator stated
German Die lange Reise
1967Translated by Jasper Koudewater
Dutch Verdwaald tussen sterren
1967Translated by Walter Brumm
German Die lange Reise
1969Translated by Frank Straschitz
French Les orphelins du ciel
1975Translated by Lore Straßl.
German Die lange Reise
1977Translated by Antonangelo Pinna
Italian Universo
1980Translated by Jaime Martijn
Dutch Verdwaald tussen sterren
1995Translated by Lapo Gichieri
Italian Orfani del cielo
Year Language Title
1965Translated by an uncredited hand and Antonangelo Pinna Translated by an uncredited translator (first part) and Antonangelo Pinna
Italian Universo (Complete Novel)

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Die lange Reise 1959-01-05 Robert A. Heinlein Pabel (Utopia Großband #90) UGB090
DM 1.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
93
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".
novel R. S. Lonati Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1963-12-00 Robert A. Heinlein Gollancz  
13/6?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).
160
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
Orphans of the Sky 1964-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein G. P. Putnam's Sons  
$3.50?$: US dollar
187
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Irv Docktor Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1964-05-00 Robert A. Heinlein G. P. Putnam's Sons / SFBC  
$1.20?$: US dollar
187
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Irv Docktor Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1964-05-00 Robert A. Heinlein The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 85
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).
160
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel John Griffiths  
Orphans of the Sky 1965-04-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library D2618
$0.50?$: US dollar
128
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.
novel Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1965-04-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library of Canada D2618
C$0.50?C$: Canadian dollar
128
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.
novel Checkmark
Urania #378 1965-04-04 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Mondadori 378
Lit 200?Lit: Italian lira
159
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 Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1965-06-00 Robert A. Heinlein Mayflower-Dell 6705
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).
111
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.
novel Checkmark
Verdwaald tussen sterren 1967-02-00 Robert A. Heinlein Meulenhoff (M=SF #1) 1
ƒ2.90?ƒ: Dutch guilder
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.
novel Sanne Sannes Checkmark
Die lange Reise 1967-08-00 Robert A. Heinlein Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3101) 3101
DM 2.40?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
159
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.
novel John Schoenherr Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1967-12-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library P3344
$0.60?$: US dollar
128
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.
novel Sidney Kramer Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1967-12-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library of Canada P3344
C$0.60?C$: Canadian dollar
128
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.
novel Sidney Kramer Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1969-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Mayflower 11580X
4/-?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).
111
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.
novel Checkmark
Histoire du Futur: Tome 2 1969-01-18 Robert A. Heinlein OPTA (Club du Livre d'Anticipation #16)     ii+
515
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
Orphans of the Sky 1970-04-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library of Canada P3344
C$0.60?C$: Canadian dollar
128
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.
novel Gene Szafran Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1970-11-00 Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-01908-X / S1908
$0.75?$: US dollar
128
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.
novel Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1970-11-00 Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-01908-X
C$0.75?C$: Canadian dollar
128
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.
novel Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1971-06-00 Robert A. Heinlein Gollancz 0-575-00160-7   160
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Checkmark
Supernova! 1974-03-00 Isaac Asimov, J. G. Ballard, Robert A. Heinlein Meulenhoff (M=SF #68) 90-290-0087-2   468
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.
omni  
Supernova! 1974-11-00 Isaac Asimov, J. G. Ballard, Robert A. Heinlein Meulenhoff (M=SF #68) 90-290-0087-2   468
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.
omni Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1975-05-00 Robert A. Heinlein Panther 0-586-04204-0
£0.40?£: UK pound
111
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.
novel Peter Jones Checkmark
Die lange Reise 1975-06-03 Robert A. Heinlein Pabel (Terra Taschenbuch #262) TTB262
DM 2.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
143
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.
novel Ron Walotsky Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1977-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Panther 0-586-04204-0
£1.50?£: UK pound
111
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.
novel Peter Jones Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1977-02-00 Robert A. Heinlein Panther 0-586-04204-0
£0.50?£: UK pound
143
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.
novel Peter Jones Checkmark
Universo 1977-04-00 Robert A. Heinlein Mondadori (Classici Urania #1) 14162
Lit 1,000?Lit: Italian lira
172
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.
novel Karel Thole  
Orphans of the Sky 1980-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Books 0-425-04867-5
$2.25?$: US dollar
128
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.
novel Carl Lundgren Checkmark
Verdwaald tussen sterren 1980-10-00 Robert A. Heinlein Meulenhoff (Meesters van de Science Fiction #1) 90-290-1104-1   151
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Chris Foss Checkmark
Les orphelins du ciel 1981-02-16 Robert A. Heinlein Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5101) 2-266-00984-2   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.
novel W. Siudmak  
Verdwaald tussen sterren 1981-10-00 Robert A. Heinlein Meulenhoff (Meesters van de Science Fiction #1) 90-290-1104-1   151
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Chris Foss Checkmark
Verdwaald tussen sterren 1984-10-00 Robert A. Heinlein Meulenhoff (M=SF #1) 90-290-1683-3   151
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.
novel Tim White Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1985-01-00 Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Books 0-425-08225-3
$2.75?$: US dollar
128
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.
novel Carl Lundgren Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1987-01-00 Robert A. Heinlein New English Library 0-586-04204-0
£2.50?£: UK pound
143
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.
novel  
Orphans of the Sky 1987-03-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-63913-5
$2.95?$: US dollar
128
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.
novel Carl Lundgren  
Die lange Reise / Die Aufgabe 1987-03-00 Wolfgang Jeschke Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #4362) 3-453-31383-6
DM 9.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
410
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 Tiziano Cremonini Checkmark
Verdwaald tussen sterren 1987-11-00 Robert A. Heinlein Meulenhoff (M=SF #1) 90-290-4221-4   151
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.
novel Sanne Sannes Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 1989-08-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-63913-5
$3.50?$: US dollar
150
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.
novel  
Orphans of the Sky 1992-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-63913-5
$4.99?$: US dollar
150
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.
novel James Warhola Checkmark
Orfani del cielo 1995-11-00 Robert A. Heinlein Sellerio Editore 88-389-1185-1
Lit 18,000?Lit: Italian lira
168
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.
novel Vincent van Gogh  
Orphans of the Sky 2001-01-00 Robert A. Heinlein Stealth Press 1-58881-007-0
$21.95?$: US dollar
153
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
Orphans of the Sky 2001-04-00 Robert A. Heinlein Gollancz (SF Collectors' Editions) 0-575-07237-7
£9.99?£: UK pound
187
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.
novel Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky 2001-12-00 Robert A. Heinlein Baen 0-671-31845-4
$6.99?$: US dollar
209
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.
novel Patrick Turner Checkmark
Universo 2004-02-00 Robert A. Heinlein Mondadori (Urania Collezione #13) 13
€4.90?€: Euro
176
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.
novel Jacopo Bruno  
Universo 2006-05-00 Robert A. Heinlein Mondadori (Piccola Biblioteca Oscar #484) 88-04-55549-1
€8.40?€: Euro
176
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.
novel Jacopo Bruno  
Orphans of the Sky 2011-01-24 Robert A. Heinlein Spectrum Literary Agency  
$4.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
The Man Who Sold the Moon / Orphans of the Sky 2013-08-20 Robert A. Heinlein Baen  
$6.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
omni Bob Eggleton  
The Man Who Sold the Moon / Orphans of the Sky 2013-09-03 Robert A. Heinlein Baen 978-1-4516-3922-3
$13.00?$: US dollar
384
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.
omni Bob Eggleton  
Universo 2014-07-22 Robert A. Heinlein Mondadori (Oscar: I grandi della fantascienza) 978-88-520-5275-0
€6.99?€: Euro
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel Franco Brambilla  
The Man Who Sold the Moon / Orphans of the Sky 2014-11-25 Robert A. Heinlein Baen 978-1-4767-3705-8
$7.99?$: US dollar
525
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 Bob Eggleton  
Orphans of the Sky 2014-12-22 Robert A. Heinlein Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-11320-6
£2.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
Orphans of the Sky date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-63913-5
$2.95?$: US dollar
128
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.
novel Carl Lundgren Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-03786-X
$1.50?$: US dollar
128
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.
novel Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion N2823
$0.95?$: US dollar
128
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.
novel Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-03217-5
$1.25?$: US dollar
128
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.
novel Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion N2823
$0.95?$: US dollar
128
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.
novel Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-03217-5
$1.25?$: US dollar
128
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.
novel Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library P3344
$0.60?$: US dollar
128
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.
novel Gene Szafran Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-01908-X
$0.75?$: US dollar
128
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.
novel Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-04410-6
$1.75?$: US dollar
128
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.
novel Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library P3344
$0.60?$: US dollar
128
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.
novel Sidney Kramer Checkmark
Orphans of the Sky date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library P3344
$0.60?$: US dollar
128
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.
novel Sidney Kramer Checkmark
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