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Title: The Screwfly Solution Title Record # 40964
Author: James Tiptree, Jr.
Date: 1977-00-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
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Language: English
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1977 The Screwfly Solution [as by Raccoona Sheldon]
Year Language Title
1979Translated by Mark Wynants
Dutch Biologische Bestrijding [as by Raccoona Sheldon]
1980Translated by J. Verheydt and H. M. Verheydt
Dutch De schroefvliegen [as by Raccoona Sheldon]
1983Translated by Bernd W. Holzrichter
German
Schmeißfliegen?Schmeissfliegen
1985 Swedish Lövskogsnunnans lösning
1985
  • Title means "The Way to Fly".
  • Translated by Jacek Manicki.
Polish Sposób na muchy
1986Translated by Jean-Daniel Brèque
French Comme des mouches
1988Translated by Predrag Raos
Croatian Biološko rješenje [as by Raccoona Sheldon]
1989Translated by Jürgen Langowski
German Die Goldfliegen-Lösung
1993Translated by Mihai-Dan Pavelescu
Romanian
Veriga slabă?Veriga slaba
[as by Racoona Sheldon]
1994Translated by Mihai-Dan Pavelescu
Romanian
Veriga slabă?Veriga slaba
[as by Racoona Sheldon]
1999Translated by 浅倉久志(Asakura Hisashi)
Japanese
ラセンウジバエ解決法?ラセンウジバエかいけつほう
Rasenujibae Kaiketsuhō
Rasenujibae Kaiketsuhou
[as by
ラクーナ・シェルドン?Rakūna Sherudon
Rakuuna Sherudon
]
2006This translation was previously published as Lövskogsnunnans lösning.
Swedish Parasitflugelösningen [as by James Tiptree jr.]
2012Translated by Frank Böhmert
German Die Screwfly Solution

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, June 1977 1977-06-00 ed. Ben Bova Condé Nast  
$1.25?$: 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 John Schoenherr Checkmark
The 1978 Annual World's Best SF 1978-05-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books (DAW Collectors #288) 0-87997-376-5 / UJ1376
$1.95?$: US dollar
270
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 1978 Annual World's Best SF 1978-05-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books / New American Library of Canada 0-87997-376-5 / UJ1376
C$1.95?C$: Canadian dollar
270
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 Science Fiction of the Year #7 1978-07-00 ed. Terry Carr Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27338-9
$1.95?$: US dollar
xii+
365
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 Best Science Fiction of the Year #7 1978-07-00 ed. Terry Carr Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27338-9
C$1.95?C$: Canadian dollar
xii+
365
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 1978 Annual World's Best SF 1978-08-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books / SFBC 3320
$2.98?$: US dollar
277
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Seventh Annual Collection 1978-08-00 ed. Gardner Dozois E. P. Dutton 0-525-06496-6
$8.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
208
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Mark Rubin Checkmark
Best Science Fiction of the Year 7 1978-11-00 ed. Terry Carr Gollancz 0-575-02523-9
£5.50?£: UK pound
x+
357
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
SF. Top Class 1 1979-00-00 ed. Donald A. Wollheim D.A.P. Reinaert 90-310-0458-8   331
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
anth  
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Seventh Annual Collection 1979-08-00 ed. Gardner Dozois Dell 0-440-11208-7
C$1.95?C$: Canadian dollar
319
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 D. Beck Checkmark
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Seventh Annual Collection 1979-08-00 ed. Gardner Dozois Dell 0-440-11208-7
$1.95?$: US dollar
319
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 D. Beck Checkmark
De schroefvliegen 1980-00-00 ed. Terry Carr Het Spectrum (Prisma #1909) 90-274-1037-2   392
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 John Verberk Checkmark
Nebula Winners Thirteen 1980-02-00 ed. Samuel R. Delany Harper & Row 0-06-013786-X
$10.95?$: US dollar
xiv+
239
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Spear of Mars 1980-03-00 ed. Reginald Bretnor Ace Books 0-441-25971-5
$2.25?$: US dollar
406
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 World's Best SF. 5 1980-05-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim Dennis Dobson 0-234-72199-5
£5.95?£: UK pound
270
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Richard Weaver Checkmark
Nebula Winners Thirteen 1981-08-00 ed. Samuel R. Delany Bantam Books 0-553-14726-9
$2.50?$: US dollar
xiv+
207
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 Gary LaSasso Checkmark
Out of the Everywhere and Other Extraordinary Visions 1981-12-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-28485-2
$2.75?$: US dollar
276
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 Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Out of the Everywhere, and Other Extraordinary Visions 1981-12-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-28485-2
C$3.25?C$: Canadian dollar
276
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 Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Strasse der Schlangen 1983-06-00 ed. Werner Fuchs Droemer Knaur (Knaur Science Fiction & Fantasy #5761) 3-426-05761-1
DM 6.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
186
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 Robert Peeters Checkmark
Wollheim's World's Best SF: Series Seven 1983-12-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books (DAW Collectors #288) 0-87997-888-0 / UE1888
$2.95?$: US dollar
270
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 Graham Wildridge Checkmark
A Treasury of American Horror Stories 1985-00-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Frank McSherry, Jr., Charles G. Waugh Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-48075-1
$10.00?$: US dollar
xii+
670
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Hector Garrido  
Nova Science Fiction - 2 1985 1985-00-00 ed. John-Henri Holmberg, Per W. Insulander Laissez faire 467-2
skr 24.75?skr: Swedish krona (crown)
120
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.
mag
Michael Böhme?Michael Boehme
 
Fantastyka 10(37) październik 1985?Fantastyka 10(37) pazdziernik 1985
1985-10-00 ed. Adam Hollanek
Krajowe Wydawnictwo Czasopism "Prasa-Książka-Ruch"?Krajowe Wydawnictwo Czasopism "Prasa-Ksiazka-Ruch"
 
zł 80?zł: Polish zloty
 
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
mag Andrzej Brzezicki  
Le livre d'or de la science-fiction: James Tiptree Jr 1986-10-16 James Tiptree, Jr. Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5243) 2-266-01836-1   384
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 Laverdet  
Sirius, #140 1988-01-05 ed.
Hrvoje Prćić?Hrvoje Prcic
Vjesnik  
Din 1,000?Din: Serbian and Yugoslavian dinar
132
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 Checkmark
The Spear of Mars 1988-07-00 ed. Reginald Bretnor Baen 0-671-65423-3
$3.50?$: US dollar
312
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 Eddie Jones Checkmark
Aus dem Überall und andere seltsame Visionen 1989-09-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #4612) 3-453-03481-3
DM 12.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
384
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 Klaus Holitzka Checkmark
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever 1990-06-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Arkham House 0-87054-160-9
$25.95?$: US dollar
xv+
520
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Andrew Smith (artist) Checkmark
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever 1991-07-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Arkham House / BOMC  
$19.95?$: US dollar
xv+
520
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Andrew Smith (artist) Checkmark
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories 1992-00-00 ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-214204-6
$22.50?$: US dollar
xxvi+
587
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Victor Stabin Checkmark
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories 1992-00-00 ed. Tom Shippey QPD CN 9267   587
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 Victor Stabin Checkmark
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories 1992-10-00 ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-214204-6
C$31.50?C$: Canadian dollar
xxvi+
587
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Victor Stabin Checkmark
Anticipația CPSF 499?Anticipatsia CPSF 499
Anticipatia CPSF 499
1993-05-00 ed. Mihai-Dan Pavelescu
Știință & Tehnică?Shtiintsa & Tehnicah
 
Lei 50?Lei: Romanian leu
32
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
mag Valentin Leonida  
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories 1993-10-21 ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-283167-4
£6.99?£: UK pound
xxvi+
587
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 A. Hardy Checkmark
Invaders! 1993-12-00 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Ace Books 0-441-01519-0
$4.50?$: US dollar
241
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 Joan Pelaez  
Orion, #6 1994-05-00 ed. Marian Mirescu, Mihai-Dan Pavelescu,
Dragoș Vasilache?Dragos Vasilache
Orion Craiova  
Lei 1,500?Lei: Romanian leu
64
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
mag  
星ぼしの荒野から?ほしぼしのこうやから
Hoshiboshi no Kōya kara
Hoshiboshi no Kouya kara
1999-03-31
ジェイムズ・ティプトリー・ジュニア?Jeimuzu Tiputorī Junia
Jeimuzu Tiputorii Junia
早川書房?Hayakawa Shobō
Hayakawa Shobo
はやかわしょぼう
ハヤカワショボウ
(
ハヤカワ文庫SF?Hayakawa Bunko SF
#1276)
4-15-011267-3   510
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
たまいまきこ?Tamai Makiko
 
Armageddons 1999-11-00 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Ace Books 0-441-00675-2
$5.99?$: US dollar
xiii+
269
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 Phil Heffernan Checkmark
Sci Fiction, October 9, 2002 2002-10-09 ed. Ellen Datlow SciFi.com      
webzine?Used for Internet-based periodical publications which are otherwise not downloadable as an "ebook".
mag  
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories 2003-01-00 ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-280381-6
£9.99?£: UK pound
xxvi+
587
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 Llewellyn (artist) Checkmark
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories 2003-03-00 ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-280381-6
$19.95?$: US dollar
587
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 Llewellyn (artist)  
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever 2004-11-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Tachyon Publications 1-892391-20-1
$15.95?$: US dollar
xiv+
508
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 John Picacio Checkmark
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever 2005-07-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Science Fiction Book Club (SFBC 50th Anniversary Collection #20) 0-7394-5512-5 / 1180883
$12.99?$: US dollar
xv+
492
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bruce Jensen Checkmark
Nova science fiction, nummer 10/11 2006-07-00 ed. John-Henri Holmberg Gafiac  
skr 125?skr: Swedish krona (crown)
 
A5?14.8 cm by 21 cm or 5.8" by 8.3" magazine, used by some UK and European magazines
mag  
Zu einem Preis 2012-00-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Septime (James Tiptree, Jr.: Sämtliche Erzählungen #4) 978-3-902711-06-9
€23.90?€: Euro
539+
[2]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll
Jürgen Schütz?Juergen Schuetz
Checkmark
Armageddons 2013-03-15 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Baen 978-1-62579-107-8
$4.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
Invaders! 2013-03-25 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Baen 978-1-62579-119-1
$4.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Ron Miller  
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever 2014-07-10 James Tiptree, Jr. Gollancz (Gollancz SF Masterworks (II)) 978-1-4732-0325-9
£4.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Christopher Gibbs  
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever 2014-07-10 James Tiptree, Jr. Gollancz (Gollancz SF Masterworks (II)) 978-1-4732-0324-2
£9.99?£: UK pound
xxi+
508
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 Christopher Gibbs Checkmark
Pseudopod, #400 2014-08-22 ed. Shawn Garrett Escape Artists, Inc.  
$0.00?$: US dollar
 
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
mag Checkmark
Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology 2015-06-01 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer PM Press 978-1-62963-035-9
$15.95?$: US dollar
341
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
Out of the Everywhere and Other Extraordinary Visions 2016-01-28 James Tiptree, Jr. Gateway / Orion 978-1-4732-0318-1
£2.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
This Way to the End Times: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse 2016-10-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Three Rooms Press 978-1-941110-47-8
$19.95?$: US dollar
xvii+
452
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 A. V. Flores Checkmark
This Way to the End Times: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse 2016-10-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Three Rooms Press 978-1-941110-48-5
$4.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth A. V. Flores  
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever 2020-07-14 James Tiptree, Jr. Audible Studios  
$34.94?$: US dollar
 
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
coll John Picacio Checkmark
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever 2020-10-06 James Tiptree, Jr. Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio 978-1-71356-170-5
$29.99?$: US dollar
 
audio MP3 CD?Compact disc with mp3-encoded audio tracks
coll John Picacio  
The Future Is Female! More Classic Science Fiction Stories by Women, Volume Two: The 1970s 2022-09-00 ed. Lisa Yaszek The Library of America 978-1-59853-732-1
$27.95?$: US dollar
xxxii+
492
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Karel Thole Checkmark
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever date unknown James Tiptree, Jr. Tachyon Publications 1-892391-20-1
$15.95?$: US dollar
xiv+
508
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 John Picacio Checkmark
The 1978 Annual World's Best SF date unknown ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books (DAW Collectors #288) 0-87997-376-5
$1.95?$: US dollar
270
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 Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories date unknown ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-283167-4
£7.99?£: UK pound
xxvi+
587
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 A. Hardy Checkmark
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories date unknown ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-283167-4
£6.99?£: UK pound
xxvi+
587
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 A. Hardy  
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