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Title: Speech Sounds Title Record # 40924
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Date: 1983-12-15
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1995 Speech Sounds [as by Octavia Butler]
Year Language Title
1985 Swedish Talljud [as by Octavia Butler]
1987Translated by Biggy Winter
German Der süße Klang des Wortes
1991Translated by Ronaldo Sergio de Biasi.
Portuguese O Dom da Palavra
2019Translated by Rogerio Galindo and/or Rosiane Correia de Freitas
Portuguese Sons da fala
2020Translated by Heci Regina Candiani
Portuguese Sons da fala
2021Translated by Veronica Raimo
Italian Fonemi

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
1 1984 Hugo Best Short Story
5 1984 Locus Best Short Story

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Mid-December 1983 1983-12-15 ed. Shawna McCarthy Davis Publications  
$1.75?$: US dollar
180
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 Steven Hunt Checkmark
Nova Science Fiction - 4 1985 1985-00-00 ed. John-Henri Holmberg, Per W. Insulander Laissez faire  
skr 22.50?skr: Swedish krona (crown)
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.
mag H. R. Van Dongen  
Tales from Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine 1986-10-00 ed. Cynthia Manson, Sheila Williams Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-284209-8
$15.95?$: US dollar
ix+
299
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Stewart Daniels Checkmark
Isaac Asimovs Science Fiction Magazin 28. Folge 1987-01-00 ed. Friedel Wahren Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #4366) 3-453-31368-2
DM 9.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
237
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 Checkmark
The New Hugo Winners: Award-Winning Science Fiction Stories 1989-12-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Wynwood Press 0-922066-21-3
$17.95?$: US dollar
320
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Britt Taylor Collins Checkmark
The New Hugo Winners 1990-05-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Wynwood / SFBC 17008
$8.98?$: US dollar
320
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Britt Taylor Collins Checkmark
Isaac Asimov Magazine, #16 1991-00-00 ed. Ronaldo Sergio de Biasi Record     190
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.
mag  
The New Hugo Winners 1991-09-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Baen Books 0-671-72081-3
$4.50?$: US dollar
320
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 Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
The Norton Book of Science Fiction: North American Science Fiction, 1960-1990 1993-10-00 ed. Brian Attebery, Ursula K. Le Guin W. W. Norton & Company 0-393-03546-8
$27.50?$: US dollar
869
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Dale O'Dell Checkmark
New Eves: Science Fiction About the Extraordinary Women of Today and Tomorrow 1994-11-00 ed. Forrest J Ackerman, Janrae Frank, Jean Marie Stine Longmeadow Press 0-681-00525-4
$14.95?$: US dollar
xvii+
427
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Laura Freas Checkmark
Bloodchild and Other Stories 1995-08-00 Octavia E. Butler Four Walls Eight Windows 1-56858-055-X
$18.00?$: US dollar
x+
145
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Barry D. Marcus Checkmark
Hugo and Nebula Award Winners from Asimov's Science Fiction 1995-12-00 ed. Sheila Williams Wings Books 0-517-12410-6
$12.99?$: US dollar
558
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Chris Moore Checkmark
Virtually Now: Stories of Science, Technology, and the Future 1996-11-00 ed. Jeanne Schinto Persea Books 0-89255-220-4
$13.95?$: US dollar
254
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  
Bloodchild and Other Stories 1996-11-00 Octavia E. Butler Seven Stories Press 1-888363-36-3
$10.00?$: US dollar
x+
145
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 Barry D. Marcus  
Future on Ice 1998-10-00 ed. Orson Scott Card Tor 0-312-86694-1
$24.95?$: US dollar
432
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth The Chopping Block, Inc. Checkmark
The Norton Book of Science Fiction: North American Science Fiction, 1960-1990 1999-06-00 ed. Brian Attebery, Ursula K. Le Guin W. W. Norton & Company 0-393-97241-0
$36.60?$: US dollar
870
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 Dale O'Dell  
Future on Ice 2000-01-00 ed. Orson Scott Card Tor 0-312-87296-8
$15.95?$: US dollar
432
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
Bloodchild and Other Stories 2001-05-00 Octavia E. Butler G. K. Hall & Co. (G.K. Hall Large Print Science Fiction Series) 0-7838-9402-3
$26.95?$: US dollar
183
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
A Woman's Liberation: A Choice of Futures by and About Women 2001-10-00 ed. Sheila Williams, Connie Willis Aspect / Warner Books 0-446-67742-6
$12.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
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.
anth Franco Accornero  
Bloodchild and Other Stories, Second Edition 2005-10-00 Octavia E. Butler Seven Stories Press 1-58322-698-2
$14.00?$: US dollar
viii+
214
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 Barry D. Marcus Checkmark
Asimov's Science Fiction: 30th Anniversary Anthology 2007-07-00 ed. Sheila Williams Tachyon Publications 978-1-892391-47-6
$14.95?$: US dollar
349
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 Michael Whelan Checkmark
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse 2008-01-00 ed. John Joseph Adams Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-105-8
$15.95?$: US dollar
333
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 Daniel Kvasznicza Checkmark
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse 2008-01-00 ed. John Joseph Adams Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-238-3
$9.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Daniel Kvasznicza  
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse 2008-01-00 ed. John Joseph Adams Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-105-8
$15.95?$: US dollar
333
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 Daniel Kvasznicza Checkmark
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction 2010-08-01 ed. Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Arthur B. Evans, Joan Gordon, Veronica Hollinger, Rob Latham, Carol McGuirk Wesleyan University Press 978-0-8195-6954-7
$85.00?$: US dollar
688
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction 2010-08-01 ed. Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Arthur B. Evans, Joan Gordon, Veronica Hollinger, Rob Latham, Carol McGuirk Wesleyan University Press 978-0-8195-6955-4
$39.95?$: US dollar
xviii+
767
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 Georges Méliès Checkmark
Bloodchild and Other Stories, Second Edition 2011-01-04 Octavia E. Butler Seven Stories Press  
$14.00?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Barry D. Marcus  
Bloodchild and Other Stories 2012-07-00 Octavia E. Butler Open Road Integrated Media 978-1-4532-6547-5
$14.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Mumtaz Mustafa  
Bloodchildren: Stories by the Octavia E. Butler Scholars 2013-01-00 ed. Nisi Shawl Book View Café 978-1-61138-237-2    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse 2013-06-00 ed. John Joseph Adams Orbit 978-1-4055-2883-2
£2.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse 2015-01-00 ed. John Joseph Adams Titan Books 978-1-78329-148-9
$7.99?$: US dollar
592
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  
Mundos apocalípticos: histórias do fim dos tempos 2019-08-23 ed. John Joseph Adams Planeta Minotauro 978-85-422-1719-3
R$30.04?R$: Brazilian real
567
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Christophe Dessaigne  
Filhos de sangue e outras histórias?Filhos de sangue e outras historias
2020-07-27 Octavia E. Butler Morro Branco 978-658-601501-0
R$46.90?R$: Brazilian real
240
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  
Octavia E. Butler: Kindred, Fledgling, Collected Stories 2021-01-19 Octavia E. Butler The Library of America (The Library of America #338) 978-1-59853-675-1
$35.00?$: US dollar
xv+
[1]+
774+
[6]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
La sera, il giorno e la notte 2021-09-15 Octavia E. Butler Edizioni SUR (BIGSUR) 978-88-6998-292-7
€9.99?€: Euro
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
La sera, il giorno e la notte 2021-09-15 Octavia E. Butler Edizioni SUR (BIGSUR) 978-88-6998-272-9
€17.00?€: Euro
209
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  
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse date unknown ed. John Joseph Adams Titan Books 978-1-78329-148-9
$8.99?$: US dollar
592
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 Norton Book of Science Fiction: North American Science Fiction, 1960-1990 date unknown ed. Brian Attebery, Ursula K. Le Guin W. W. Norton & Company 0-393-03546-8
$27.50?$: US dollar
869
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Dale O'Dell  
Bloodchild and Other Stories date unknown Octavia E. Butler Seven Stories Press 1-888363-36-3
$10.00?$: US dollar
x+
145
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 Barry D. Marcus Checkmark
Bloodchild and Other Stories date unknown Octavia E. Butler Seven Stories Press 1-888363-36-3
$10.00?$: US dollar
x+
145
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 Barry D. Marcus Checkmark
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse date unknown ed. John Joseph Adams Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-105-8
C$19.95?C$: Canadian dollar
333
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 Daniel Kvasznicza Checkmark
The Norton Book of Science Fiction: North American Science Fiction, 1960-1990 date unknown ed. Brian Attebery, Ursula K. Le Guin W. W. Norton & Company 0-393-97241-0   869
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 Dale O'Dell Checkmark
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse date unknown ed. John Joseph Adams Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-105-8
$15.95?$: US dollar
333
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 Daniel Kvasznicza Checkmark
The Norton Book of Science Fiction: North American Science Fiction, 1960-1990 date unknown ed. Brian Attebery, Ursula K. Le Guin W. W. Norton & Company 0-393-03546-8
$27.50?$: US dollar
869
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Dale O'Dell  
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