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Title: Placet Is a Crazy Place Title Record # 41055
Author: Fredric Brown
Date: 1946-05-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Synopsis: A man attempts to manage a research station on a planet in a distant system, where the weird laws of physics cause people to have hallucinations for 4 hours a day, and where birds composed of dense matter flying through the dense matter bedrock destroy the foundations of any building.
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1946 Placet Is a Crazy Place [as by Frederic Brown]
Year Language Title
1966Translated by Ferruccio Alessandri
Italian Il pianeta Helzapoppin'
1968Translated by Henk Bouwman
Dutch Placet is een gekke planeet
1971Translated by Alain Dorémieux
French
Dingue de planète?Dingue de planete
1976Translated by B. A. Egger
German Placet ist ein irrer Ort
1977Translated by Krunoslav Poljak
Croatian Ludi planet
1982Translated by Smaranda Zănescu
Romanian
Placed, planeta nebună?Placed, planeta nebuna
1982 Italian Pianeta da pazzi
2005Translated by Núria Gres and Máximo Miguel
Spanish Placet me complace

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Astounding Science Fiction, May 1946 1946-05-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.  
$0.25?$: 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 Timmins Checkmark
Astounding Science Fiction, September 1946 (UK) 1946-09-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Atlas Publishing and Distribution Co. Ltd  
0/9?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).
64
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  
Travelers of Space 1951-00-00 ed. Martin Greenberg Gnome Press  
$3.95?$: US dollar
400
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Edd Cartier Checkmark
Travelers of Space 1953-00-00 ed. Martin Greenberg Gnome Press  
$3.95?$: US dollar
400
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Ric Binkley Checkmark
Angels and Spaceships 1954-09-00 Fredric Brown E. P. Dutton  
$2.75?$: US dollar
224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Kohs Checkmark
Travelers of Space 1955-00-00 ed. Martin Greenberg Gnome Press     400
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Ric Binkley  
Angels and Spaceships 1955-02-00 Fredric Brown Dutton / SFBC  
$1.15?$: US dollar
186
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Kohs Checkmark
Angels and Spaceships 1955-09-00 Fredric Brown Gollancz  
10/6?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).
224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Star Shine 1956-02-00 Fredric Brown Bantam Books 1423
$0.25?$: US dollar
ix+
138
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
Best SF Two: Science Fiction Stories 1956-09-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber  
15/-?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).
295+
[1]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Peter Curl Checkmark
Best SF Two 1958-09-00 ed. Edmund Crispin The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 34
5/6?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).
296
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth C. W. Bacon  
Best SF Two 1960-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber (Faber Paper Covered Editions)  
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).
296
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  
Out of This World 1 1960-09-00 ed. Mably Owen, Amabel Williams-Ellis Blackie  
12/6?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).
197
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Best SF Two 1962-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber (Faber Paper Covered Editions)  
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).
296
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
Angels and Spaceships 1962-00-00 Fredric Brown Four Square Books 709
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).
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 Josh Kirby Checkmark
Best SF Two 1964-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber (Faber Paper Covered Editions)  
6/6?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).
296
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  
Out of This World 1 1965-00-00 ed. Mably Owen, Amabel Williams-Ellis Blackie     197
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Gamma #8 1966-06-00 ed. Valentino De Carlo Edizioni dello Scorpione 8
Lit 400?Lit: Italian lira
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.
mag Ferruccio Alessandri Checkmark
Best SF Two 1968-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber (Faber Paper Covered Editions) 0-571-06310-1
£0.50?£: UK pound
295+
[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.
anth Checkmark
1999 was me 't jaartje wel 1968-00-00 Fredric Brown Bruna (Zwarte beertjes #1076) 1076
ƒ2.50?ƒ: Dutch guilder
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 Dick Bruna , Hieronymus Bosch Checkmark
Après demain, la Terre... 1971-09-00 ed.
Alain Dorémieux?Alain Doremieux
Casterman     354
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Astounding-Analog Reader, Volume 1 1972-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Doubleday 0-385-02334-0
$7.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
530
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Science Fiction: The Great Years 1973-01-00 ed. Carol Pohl, Frederik Pohl Ace Books 75430
$1.25?$: US dollar
349
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 Astounding-Analog Reader, Book Two 1973-10-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Sphere 0-7221-4364-8
£0.40?£: UK pound
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 Chris Foss Checkmark
Science Fiction: The Great Years 1974-03-00 ed. Carol Pohl, Frederik Pohl Gollancz (Gollancz SF) 0-575-01784-8
£2.50?£: UK pound
319
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Kleine Fredric Brown omnibus 1976-00-00 Fredric Brown Bruna (Bruna SF #46) 90-229-9046-X   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 Dick Bruna , Hieronymus Bosch Checkmark
Das Zeitgericht und andere Science Fiction Stories 1976-00-00 ed. Hanna Bautze Otto Maier (Ravensburger Taschenbücher #354) 3-473-39354-1
DM 3.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
125
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 Walter Grieder Checkmark
Science Fiction: The Great Years 1976-08-00 ed. Carol Pohl, Frederik Pohl Ace Books 75429
$1.95?$: US dollar
349
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
Science Fiction: The Great Years 1977-01-00 ed. Carol Pohl, Frederik Pohl Sphere Books 0-7221-6294-8
£0.75?£: UK pound
287
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 Peter Jones Checkmark
Sirius, #9 1977-03-05 ed.
Borivoj Jurković?Borivoj Jurkovic
Borivoj Jurkovich
Vjesnik  
Din 10?Din: Serbian and Yugoslavian dinar
148
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 Jad Checkmark
The Analog Anthology #1 1980-12-00 ed. Stanley Schmidt Davis Publications  
$2.95?$: US dollar
380
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 Dean Ellis Checkmark
Analog's Golden Anniversary Anthology 1981-00-00 ed. Stanley Schmidt The Dial Press 0-8037-0217-5
$10.95?$: US dollar
380
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Almanah Anticipația 1983?Almanah Anticipatia 1983
1982-00-00 ed. Ioan Albescu, Alexandru Mironov,
Maria Păun?Maria Pahun
Maria Paun
Știință & Tehnică?Shtiintsa & Tehnicah
(
Almanah Anticipația?Almanah Anticipatia
Almanah Anticipatsia
#1)
 
Lei 25?Lei: Romanian leu
320
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
Alexandru Andrieș?Alexandru Andries
,
Bogdan Mălinescu?Bogdan Malinescu
 
Fifty Years of the Best Science Fiction from Analog 1982-00-00 ed. Stanley Schmidt Davis Publications  
$2.95?$: US dollar
380
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 Checkmark
Cosmolinea B-1 1982-09-00 Fredric Brown Mondadori (Biblioteca di Urania #11)  
Lit 8,000?Lit: Italian lira
xii+
540
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 Karel Thole  
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 8, 1946 1982-11-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books / New American Library of Canada 0-87997-780-9
C$3.95?C$: Canadian dollar
368
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 Oliviero Berni Checkmark
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 8, 1946 1982-11-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #507) 0-87997-780-9 / UE1780
$3.50?$: US dollar
368
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 Oliviero Berni Checkmark
The Golden Years of Science Fiction: Fourth Series 1984-12-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-44735-5
$6.98?$: US dollar
632
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Fernandez Checkmark
Nachtmerrie in groen 1985-00-00 Fredric Brown Loeb 90-6213-963-9   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.
coll Kate Higgins Checkmark
From These Ashes: The Complete Short SF of Fredric Brown 2001-02-00 Fredric Brown NESFA Press 1-886778-18-3
$29.00?$: US dollar
693
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
From These Ashes: The Complete Short SF of Fredric Brown 2001-10-00 Fredric Brown NESFA Press / SFBC 01122
$14.50?$: US dollar
693
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
From These Ashes: The Complete Short SF of Fredric Brown 2002-07-00 Fredric Brown NESFA Press 1-886778-18-3
$29.00?$: US dollar
693
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Ven y enloquece y otros cuentos de marcianos 2005-03-00 Fredric Brown Gigamesh (Gigamesh Ficción #29) 84-96208-03-6   478
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 Juan Miguel Aguilera  
From These Ashes: The Complete Short SF of Fredric Brown 2011-06-00 Fredric Brown NESFA Press 978-1-886778-18-4
$29.00?$: US dollar
693
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
The Second Fredric Brown Megapack: 27 Classic Science Fiction Stories 2014-02-07 Fredric Brown Wildside Press (Megapack) 978-1-4794-0935-8
$0.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Checkmark
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