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Title: Hobbyist Title Record # 41311
Author: Eric Frank Russell
Date: 1947-09-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
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Current Tags: science fiction (1), NESFA Core Reading List (1) Add Tags

Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1947 "Hobbyist"
Year Language Title
1965Translated by Ginetta Pignolo
Italian Il collezionista
1965Translated by Pierre Billon
French Violon d'Ingres
1970Translated by Bodo Baumann
German Der Bastler
1974Translated by Warner Flamen
Dutch Hobbyist
1974Translated by Sam J. Lundwal
Swedish Hobbyidkaren [as by Erik Frank Russel]
1979Translated by Nikola Popović
Croatian Kolekcionar
1980Translated by Joachim Körber
German Zeitvertreib
1988 Finnish Harrastaja
2000Translated by Karl Veit
German Der Liebhaber

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, September 1947 1947-09-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.  
$0.25?$: US dollar
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 Alejandro Checkmark
The Astounding Science Fiction Anthology 1952-02-20 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Simon & Schuster     xv+
583, [1]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Leo Manso Checkmark
The Astounding Science Fiction Anthology 1952-02-20 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Simon & Schuster  
$3.95?$: US dollar
xv+
583
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Leo Manso Checkmark
The Astounding Science Fiction Anthology 1953-00-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Simon & Schuster / SFBC  
$1.90?$: US dollar
xv+
585
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Leo Manso Checkmark
The First Astounding Science Fiction Anthology 1954-00-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Grayson & Grayson  
9/6?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).
239
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Astounding Tales of Space and Time 1957-02-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Berkley Books G-47
$0.35?$: US dollar
189
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
Best SF Four: Science Fiction Stories 1961-03-00 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).
224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John Griffiths Checkmark
Best SF Four: Science Fiction Stories 1962-07-00 ed. Edmund Crispin The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 63
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).
224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John Griffiths Checkmark
The First Astounding Science Fiction Anthology 1964-00-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Four Square Books 1166
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).
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  
Astounding Tales of Space and Time 1964-07-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Berkley Medallion F951
$0.50?$: US dollar
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.
anth Paul Lehr Checkmark
Best SF Four 1965-00-00 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).
224
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
Urania #405 1965-10-10 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Mondadori 405
Lit 200?Lit: Italian lira
128
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
L'âge d'or de la science-fiction 1965-12-15 ed. uncredited OPTA (
Fiction Spécial?Fiction Special
#8)
 
F6.00?F: French frank
286
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  
Astounding Tales of Space and Time 1969-04-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Berkley Medallion X1680
$0.60?$: US dollar
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.
anth Paul Lehr Checkmark
Science Fiction Stories 1 1970-00-00 ed. Walter Spiegl Ullstein (Ullstein 2000 #1 (2760)) 2760
DM 2.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
152
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 Frank Kelly Freas Checkmark
Science Fiction Stories 1 1973-00-00 ed. Walter Spiegl Ullstein (Ullstein 2000 #1 (2760)) 3-548-02760-1
DM 2.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
152
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 Frank Kelly Freas Checkmark
Welkom op aarde ... 1974-00-00 Eric Frank Russell Meulenhoff (M=SF #72) 90-290-0287-5   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.
coll Chesley Bonestell Checkmark
Det hände i morgon 2?Det hande i morgon 2
1974-00-00 ed. Sam J. Lundwall Delta (Stockholm) (Delta Science Fiction #10) 91-7228-021-2
skr 29.00?skr: Swedish krona (crown)
208
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 Erling Ericsson  
Like Nothing on Earth 1975-04-00 Eric Frank Russell Dennis Dobson 0-234-77381-2
£2.25?£: UK pound
155
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Richard Weaver Checkmark
Decade the 1940s 1975-11-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Macmillan UK 0-333-18832-2
£3.75?£: UK pound
213
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Decade the 1940s 1977-04-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Pan Books 0-330-25033-7
£0.70?£: UK pound
223
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 Russell Mills Checkmark
Decade: The 1940s 1978-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison St. Martin's Press 0-312-18986-9
$3.95?$: US dollar
213
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 Ken Leeder Checkmark
Decade: The 1940s 1978-05-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison St. Martin's Press 0-312-18984-2
$8.95?$: US dollar
213
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Ken Leeder Checkmark
The Best of Eric Frank Russell 1978-10-00 Eric Frank Russell Del Rey / Ballantine (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-27700-7
$1.95?$: US dollar
xv+
336
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 H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
The Best of Eric Frank Russell 1978-10-00 Eric Frank Russell Del Rey / Ballantine (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-27700-7
C$2.25?C$: Canadian dollar
xv+
336
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 H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
Millemondinverno 1978: 2 romanzi e 7 racconti di Eric Frank Russell 1978-11-00 Eric Frank Russell Mondadori (Millemondi #14)  
Lit 2,500?Lit: Italian lira
396
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 Karel Thole  
De meest fantastische sf verhalen van Meulenhoff 1979-00-00 ed. Mark Carpentier Alting Meulenhoff (M=SF #153) 90-290-1242-0   352
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 Chris Foss Checkmark
Sirius, #36 1979-06-05 ed.
Borivoj Jurković?Borivoj Jurkovic
Borivoj Jurkovich
Vjesnik  
Din 15?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 Vicente Segrelles Checkmark
Die besten Stories von Eric Frank Russell 1980-04-00 Eric Frank Russell Moewig (Playboy Science Fiction #6703) 3-8118-6703-2
DM 7.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
400
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 Oliviero Berni Checkmark
Aliens from Analog 1983-00-00 ed. Stanley Schmidt The Dial Press 0-385-27951-5
$12.95?$: US dollar
286
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Wayne Barlowe Checkmark
Aliens from Analog 1983-00-00 ed. Stanley Schmidt Davis Publications  
$2.95?$: US dollar
287
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 Wayne Barlowe Checkmark
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 9, 1947 1983-02-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books / New American Library of Canada 0-87997-802-3
C$3.95?C$: Canadian dollar
366
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 Bernal Checkmark
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 9, 1947 1983-02-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #519) 0-87997-802-3
$3.50?$: US dollar
366
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 Bernal Checkmark
Histoires divines 1983-06-00 ed. Jacques Goimard,
Demètre Ioakimidis?Demetre Ioakimidis
,
Gérard Klein?Gerard Klein
Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la science-fiction #3782) 2-253-03152-6   477
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 Philippe Adamov Checkmark
The Golden Years of Science Fiction: Fifth Series 1985-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-47566-9
$6.98?$: US dollar
641
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Romas Checkmark
The Best of Eric Frank Russell 1986-07-00 Eric Frank Russell Del Rey / Ballantine (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-33223-7
$3.95?$: US dollar
336
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 Barclay Shaw Checkmark
Like Nothing on Earth 1986-10-00 Eric Frank Russell Methuen 0-413-60010-6
£1.95?£: UK pound
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.
coll Terry Oakes Checkmark
The Best of Eric Frank Russell 1987-03-00 Eric Frank Russell Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-33223-7
£2.95?£: UK pound
336
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  
Ensimmäinen yhteys: tieteisnovelleja 1988-00-00 ed. Jyrki Ijäs Pirkanmaan Kirjapaino (Tieteissarja #1) 951-99942-9-7   367
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 Kari T. Leppänen  
The British Way 1998-02-00 ed. James Gunn Borealis / White Wolf Publishing 1-56504-157-7 / WW 11091
$14.99?$: US dollar
622
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
Major Ingredients: The Selected Short Stories of Eric Frank Russell 2000-09-00 Eric Frank Russell NESFA Press 1-886778-10-8
$29.00?$: US dollar
701
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Von Shelley bis Clarke 2000-10-00 ed. James Gunn Heyne (Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur #100) 3-453-17104-7
DM 24.90?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
543
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
Jürgen Rogner?Juergen Rogner
Checkmark
Major Ingredients: The Selected Short Stories of Eric Frank Russell 2003-03-00 Eric Frank Russell NESFA Press 1-886778-10-8
$29.00?$: US dollar
701
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Short Stories Collection 2017-11-21 Eric Frank Russell VintReads 978-1-387-36890-7
£3.49?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Checkmark
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