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Title: The Death of Dr. Island Title Record # 41495
Author: Gene Wolfe
Date: 1973-00-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novella
Series: Archipelago
Language: English
Note: First published in Universe 3, ed. Terry Carr, Random House, 1973.
User Rating: 7.33 (3 votes) Including variants and translations: 7.75 (4 votes) Your vote: Not cast VOTE
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations Translated Serializations
Year Title
1973 The Death of Doctor Island
Year Language Title
1975Translated by Henry-Luc Planchat.
French
La mort du docteur Île?La mort du docteur Ile
1979Translated by Horst Pukallus
German Der Tod des Dr. Island
1982Translated by Leni Sobez
German Der Tod von Doktor Eiland
1987
  • Translated by Regina Vasiljević
Serbian Smrt doktora ostrva [as by Džin Vulf]
1992Translated by uncredited
Polish
Śmierć Doktora Wyspy?Smierc Doktora Wyspy
Year Language Title
1996Translated by Mihai-Dan Pavelescu
Romanian Moartea doctorului Island (part 1 of 2)
1996Translated by Mihai-Dan Pavelescu
Romanian Moartea doctorului Island (part 2 of 2)

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
1 1974 Locus Best Novella
Win 1974 Nebula Novella
2 1974 Hugo Best Novella

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Universe 3 1973-10-00 ed. Terry Carr Random House 0-394-48181-X
$5.95?$: US dollar
xi+
209
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Bob Silverman Checkmark
Universe 3 1973-11-00 ed. Terry Carr Random House / SFBC 5957
$1.49?$: US dollar
ix+
180+
[1]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Bob Silverman Checkmark
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #3 1974-07-00 ed. Terry Carr Ballantine Books 0-345-24063-4
C$1.50?C$: Canadian dollar
xi+
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 Larry Sutton Checkmark
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #3 1974-07-00 ed. Terry Carr Ballantine Books 0-345-24063-4
$1.50?$: US dollar
xi+
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 Larry Sutton Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories 9 1974-11-00 ed. Kate Wilhelm Gollancz 0-575-01899-2
£3.00?£: UK pound
287
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
La frontière avenir 1975-00-00 ed. Henry-Luc Planchat Seghers (Constellations)     286
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 Jackie Paternoster Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories Nine 1975-01-00 ed. Kate Wilhelm Harper & Row 0-06-014652-4
$7.95?$: US dollar
xxvi+
241
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Al Nagy Checkmark
Universe 3 1975-01-00 ed. Terry Carr Popular Library 445-00234-125
C$1.25?C$: Canadian 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 Jack Faragasso Checkmark
Universe 3 1975-01-00 ed. Terry Carr Popular Library 445-00234-125
$1.25?$: 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 Jack Faragasso Checkmark
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #3 1976-06-00 ed. Terry Carr Ballantine Books 0-345-25015-X
$1.95?$: US dollar
xi+
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 Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories 9 1976-11-00 ed. Kate Wilhelm Corgi 0-552-10307-1
£0.75?£: UK pound
253
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
Universe 3 1977-10-00 ed. Terry Carr Dennis Dobson 0-234-72016-6
£3.95?£: UK pound
xi+
209
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Nebula Award Stories Nine 1978-07-00 ed. Kate Wilhelm Bantam Books 0-553-11551-0
$1.95?$: US dollar
xxvi+
257
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
Der Tod des Dr. Island 1979-11-00 ed. Wolfgang Jeschke Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3674) 3-453-30593-0
DM 5.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
304
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
Mikuláš Rachlík?Mikulas Rachlik
Checkmark
The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories 1980-06-00 Gene Wolfe Pocket Books 0-671-82824-X
$2.95?$: US dollar
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.
coll Don Maitz Checkmark
The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories 1980-06-00 Gene Wolfe Pocket Books 0-671-82824-X
C$3.25?C$: Canadian dollar
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.
coll Don Maitz Checkmark
The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories 1981-11-00 Gene Wolfe Arrow Books 0-09-926580-X
£1.95?£: UK pound
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.
coll Bruce Pennington Checkmark
Der Plan ist Liebe und Tod 1982-07-00 ed. Kate Wilhelm Moewig (Playboy Science Fiction #6730) 3-8118-6730-X
DM 6.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
239
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 Don Maitz Checkmark
The Wolfe Archipelago 1983-00-00 Gene Wolfe Ziesing Brothers 0-917488-13-X
$15.95?$: US dollar
xiii+
[1]+
119
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Carl Lundgren Checkmark
L'île du docteur Mort et autres histoires 1983-04-13 Gene Wolfe Robert Laffont (Ailleurs et demain) 2-221-01195-3
F89.00?F: French frank
420
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  
The Wolfe Archipelago 1983-09-00 Gene Wolfe Ziesing Brothers 0-917488-14-8
$35.00?$: US dollar
viii+
119
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Carl Lundgren Checkmark
The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories 1983-10-00 Gene Wolfe Pocket Books 0-671-49516-X
$3.95?$: US dollar
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.
coll Don Maitz Checkmark
The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories 1984-00-00 Gene Wolfe Arrow Books 0-09-926580-X
£2.25?£: UK pound
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.
coll Bruce Pennington Checkmark
The Best from Universe 1984-02-00 ed. Terry Carr Doubleday 0-385-17512-4
$11.95?$: US dollar
ix+
[3]+
209
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Julie Linden Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IV 1986-07-00 ed. Terry Carr Avon 0-380-89710-5
$4.95?$: US dollar
xiv+
434
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 Tony Roberts Checkmark
Alef, #3 1987-10-00 ed.
Boban Knežević?Boban Knezevic
Dnevnik  
Din 700?Din: Serbian and Yugoslavian dinar
132
A5?14.8 cm by 21 cm or 5.8" by 8.3" magazine, used by some UK and European magazines
mag
Bob Živković?Bob Zivkovic
Bob Zhivkovic
Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IV 1987-12-00 ed. Terry Carr Avon / SFBC 11628
$6.98?$: US dollar
xi+
462
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Fugue State / The Death of Doctor Island 1990-09-00 ed. John M. Ford, Gene Wolfe Tor (Tor Double #25) 0-812-50813-0
$3.50?$: US dollar
121+
62
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 Ron Walotsky , Wayne Barlowe Checkmark
Fenix, V3 #3, 1992 1992-00-00 ed.
Rafał A. Ziemkiewicz?Rafal A. Ziemkiewicz
Radwan      
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
Andrzej Łaski?Andrzej Laski
 
Modern Classic Short Novels of Science Fiction 1994-02-00 ed. Gardner Dozois St. Martin's Press 0-312-10504-5
$27.95?$: US dollar
xii+
657
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Kim Poor Checkmark
Modern Classic Short Novels of Science Fiction 1994-02-00 ed. Gardner Dozois St. Martin's Press / SFBC 02508
$14.98?$: US dollar
xii+
657
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Kim Poor Checkmark
The Mammoth Book of Contemporary SF Masters 1994-07-00 ed. Gardner Dozois Robinson 1-85487-297-4
£5.99?£: UK pound
xii+
657
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
Modern Classic Short Novels of Science Fiction 1994-09-01 ed. Gardner Dozois St. Martin's Press 0-312-11317-X
$15.95?$: US dollar
657
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 Kim Poor  
Anticipația CPSF 534?Anticipatia CPSF 534
1996-05-00 ed. Mihai-Dan Pavelescu
Știință & Tehnică?Shtiintsa & Tehnicah
 
Lei 1,500?Lei: Romanian leu
48
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
Victor Sfârlea?Victor Sfarlea
 
Anticipația CPSF 535?Anticipatia CPSF 535
1996-06-00 ed. Mihai-Dan Pavelescu
Știință & Tehnică?Shtiintsa & Tehnicah
 
Lei 1,500?Lei: Romanian leu
48
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
Victor Sfârlea?Victor Sfarlea
 
Visions of Wonder: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology 1996-11-00 ed. David G. Hartwell, Milton T. Wolf Tor 0-312-86224-5
$35.00?$: US dollar
798
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John Berkey Checkmark
Visions of Wonder 1996-11-00 ed. David G. Hartwell, Milton T. Wolf Tor 0-312-85287-8
$24.95?$: US dollar
798
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
The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories 1997-08-00 Gene Wolfe Orb 0-312-86354-3
$14.95?$: US dollar
383
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 Shelley Eshkar , Jan Uretsky Checkmark
The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy 2004-07-00 ed. Charles N. Brown, Jonathan Strahan Eos / HarperCollins 0-06-059426-8
$15.95?$: US dollar
xiii+
512+
[2]
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
The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Fantasy and Science Fiction 2004-07-00 ed. Charles N. Brown, Jonathan Strahan Voyager / HarperCollins (Australia) 0-7322-7872-4
A$32.95?A$: Australian dollar
xiii+
559+
[2]
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
The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Fantasy and Science Fiction 2005-07-00 ed. Charles N. Brown, Jonathan Strahan Voyager / HarperCollins (Australia) 0-7322-7873-2
A$19.95?A$: Australian dollar
xvi+
677
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  
The Best of Gene Wolfe: A Definitive Retrospective of His Finest Short Fiction 2009-03-00 Gene Wolfe Tor 978-0-7653-2135-0
$27.95?$: US dollar
478
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll iStockPhoto.com Checkmark
The Very Best of Gene Wolfe 2009-07-00 Gene Wolfe PS Publishing 978-1-84863-028-4
£100.00?£: UK pound
 
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll J. K. Potter  
The Very Best of Gene Wolfe 2009-07-00 Gene Wolfe PS Publishing 978-1-84863-027-7
£50.00?£: UK pound
xix+
490
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll J. K. Potter Checkmark
The Best of Gene Wolfe: A Definitive Retrospective of His Finest Short Fiction 2010-04-01 Gene Wolfe Tor 978-1-4299-6837-9
$9.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Best of Gene Wolfe: A Definitive Retrospective of His Finest Short Fiction 2010-04-13 Gene Wolfe Tor 978-0-7653-2136-7
$17.99?$: US dollar
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  
Modern Classic Short Novels of Science Fiction 2014-10-28 ed. Gardner Dozois St. Martin's Press 978-1-4668-8447-2
$7.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Kim Poor  
The Best of Gene Wolfe: A Definitive Retrospective of His Finest Short Fiction 2020-01-21 Gene Wolfe Tor 978-1-250-61858-0
$20.99?$: US dollar
480
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 iStockPhoto.com Checkmark
The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy date unknown ed. Charles N. Brown, Jonathan Strahan Eos / HarperCollins 0-06-059426-8
$15.95?$: US dollar
xiii+
514
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
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