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Title: Bloodchild Title Record # 41597
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Date: 1984-06-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Webpages: drabblecast.org
Language: English
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1984 Bloodchild [as by Octavia Butler]
Year Language Title
1985Translated by Bernd Müller
German Blutsbrut
1986Translated by 小野田和子 (Kazuko Onoda)
Japanese
血をわけた子供?Chi o Waketa Kodomo
[as by
オクテイヴィア・E・バトラー?Okutivia E. Batoraa
Okutivia E. Batorā
]
1986Translated by Jürgen Langowski
German Blutsbande
1986Translated by Dana Frišić
Croatian Dijete krvi
1987Translated by Piero Anselmi
Italian Figlio di sangue
1989Translated by К. Артарян
Russian [as by ]
1992Translated by А. Лазарчук
Russian [as by ]
1992 Portuguese Os Hospedeiros
2016Translated by А. Лазарчук
Russian [as by ]
2020Translated by Heci Regina Candiani
Portuguese Filhos de Sangue
2021Translated by Veronica Raimo
Italian Figlio di sangue

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, June 1984 1984-06-00 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 Wayne Barlowe Checkmark
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection 1985-04-00 ed. Gardner Dozois Bluejay Books 0-312-94485-3
$10.95?$: US dollar
573
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 Thomas Kidd Checkmark
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection 1985-04-00 ed. Gardner Dozois Bluejay Books 0-312-94484-5
$19.95?$: US dollar
573
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Thomas Kidd Checkmark
The 1985 Annual World's Best SF 1985-06-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books / New American Library of Canada 0-88677-047-5 / UE2047
C$3.95?C$: Canadian dollar
302
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
World's Best SF 4 1985-06-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim
Bastei Lübbe?Bastei Luebbe
(Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Special #24069)
3-404-24069-3
DM 7.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
362
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 (in error) Checkmark
The 1985 Annual World's Best SF 1985-06-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books (DAW Collectors #630) 0-88677-047-5 / UE2047
$2.95?$: US dollar
302
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
Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year 1985-07-00 ed. Terry Carr Tor 0-812-53273-2
$3.50?$: US dollar
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.
anth Michael W. Carroll Checkmark
The 1985 Annual World's Best SF 1985-09-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books / SFBC 04755
$4.98?$: US dollar
ix+
239
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Best SF of the Year #14 1985-10-00 ed. Terry Carr Gollancz 0-575-03747-4
£4.95?£: UK pound
376
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
Best Science Fiction of the Year 14 1985-10-00 ed. Terry Carr Gollancz 0-575-03714-8
£9.95?£: UK pound
376
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Nebula Awards 20 1985-11-00 ed. George Zebrowski Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-164927-8
$17.95?$: US dollar
372
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Nebula Awards 20 1985-11-00 ed. George Zebrowski Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-665477-6
$8.95?$: US dollar
xi+
372
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 H. Wendler Checkmark
S-Fマガジン 1986年02月号, #335?Esu-Efu Magajin 1986-nen 02-gatsu Gō, #335
Esu-Efu Magajin 1986-nen 02-gatsu Gou, #335
S-F Magajin 1986-nen 02-gatsu Gō, #335
S-F Magajin 1986-nen 02-gatsu Gou, #335
1986-02-00 ed.
今岡清?いまおかきよし
Imaoka Kiyoshi
早川書房?Hayakawa Shobō
Hayakawa Shobo
はやかわしょぼう
ハヤカワショボウ
     
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  
Isaac Asimovs Science Fiction Magazin 27. Folge 1986-06-00 ed. Friedel Wahren Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #4294) 3-453-31301-1
DM 7.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
239+
[1]
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
Sirius, #121/122 1986-07-05 ed.
Milivoj Pašiček?Milivoj Pasicek
Milivoj Pashichek
Vjesnik  
Din 400?Din: Serbian and Yugoslavian dinar
196
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 Philip Castle Checkmark
Millemondiestate 1987: 3 Romanzi brevi e 13 Racconti 1987-06-00 ed. Gianni Montanari Mondadori (Millemondi #31)  
Lit 7,000?Lit: Italian lira
378
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 Karel Thole  
Science Fiction: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology 1988-00-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Patricia S. Warrick, Charles G. Waugh Harper & Row 0-06-046941-2
$16.50?$: US dollar
xi +
522
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 Maria Carella Checkmark
The Best of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine 1988-02-00 ed. Gardner Dozois Ace Books 0-441-05498-6
$3.50?$: US dollar
258
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 Harris Checkmark
1989-00-00  
RUB 1.00?Rub: Russian or Soviet ruble
15
ph?Pamphlet. Used for short (in page count), unbound, staple-bound, or otherwise lightly bound publications.
chap  
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
Aliene, Amazzoni, Astronaute 1990-06-00 ed. Oriana Palusci Mondadori 88-04-33438-X   437
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
Andreas Fröschl?Andreas Froeschl
Checkmark
The New Hugo Winners 1991-09-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Baen 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
1992-00-00 ed. uncredited () 5-87251-001-2   544
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth
М. Шараев?M. Sharaev
 
Isaac Asimov Magazine, #21 1992-00-00 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  
Foundations of Fear 1992-09-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Tor 0-312-85074-3
$27.50?$: US dollar
660
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Tom Canty Checkmark
80年代SF傑作選〔下〕?80 Nendai SF Kessakusen (Ge)
1992-10-00 ed.
小川,隆?おがわたかし
Takashi Ogawa
,
山岸真?やまぎしまこと
Makoto Yamagishi
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
#989)
4-15-010989-3
¥940?¥: Japanese yen
557
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
Foundations of Fear 1992-10-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Tor / BOMC  
$21.95?$: US dollar
660
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Tom Canty  
Foundations of Fear 1993-07-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Tor / QPBC  
$15.95?$: US dollar
660
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 Tom Canty  
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  
Visions of Fear 1994-11-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Tor 0-812-55001-3
$5.99?$: US dollar
433
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 Tom Canty Checkmark
Women of Wonder, the Contemporary Years: Science Fiction by Women from the 1970s to the 1990s 1995-07-00 ed. Pamela Sargent Harvest / Harcourt Brace 0-15-600033-4
$15.00?$: US dollar
vi+
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.
anth Cliff Nielsen 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
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  
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy 2000-07-18 ed. Garyn G. Roberts Prentice-Hall 0-13-021280-6
$47.00?$: US dollar
xviii+
1166
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 Frank R. Paul 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  
Ikarus 2002 2002-00-00 ed. Wolfgang Jeschke Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #6390) 3-453-19669-4
€12.00?€: Euro
842
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 Donato Checkmark
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy 2003-00-00 ed. Garyn G. Roberts Prentice-Hall 0-13-021280-6   xviii+
1166
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 Frank R. Paul 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  
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
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction 2011-00-00 ed. Leigh Ronald Grossman Wildside Press 978-1-4344-3079-3
$49.99?$: US dollar
992
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, 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  
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories 2011-10-31 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Corvus 978-0-85789-487-8
£25.00?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Nic Cheetham Checkmark
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction 2011-12-20 ed. Leigh Ronald Grossman Wildside Press 978-1-4344-4035-8
$39.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Checkmark
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories 2012-05-08 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Tor 978-0-7653-3360-5
$39.99?$: US dollar
xx+
1126
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Nic Cheetham Checkmark
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories 2012-05-08 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Tor 978-0-7653-3362-9
$29.99?$: US dollar
xx+
1126
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 Nic Cheetham Checkmark
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories 2012-05-08 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Tor / SFBC 1356431
$22.99?$: US dollar
xx+
1126
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Nic Cheetham Checkmark
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  
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  
The Drabblecast, #300 2013-10-31 ed. Norm Sherman The Drabblecast  
$0.00?$: US dollar
 
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
mag Checkmark
Bloodchild 2014-03-13 Octavia E. Butler Headline 978-1-4722-1874-2
£0.00?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
chap  
2016-00-00 ed. (
ШФ?SHF
)
    1008
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection 2016-07-12 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Vintage Crime / Black Lizard / Vintage Books 978-1-101-91009-2
$25.00?$: US dollar
xxxi+
1178
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 Bruce Pennington Checkmark
The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection 2016-07-12 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Vintage Crime / Black Lizard / Vintage Books 978-1-101-91010-8
$25.00?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Bruce Pennington Checkmark
The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection 2016-07-12 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Vintage Crime/Black Lizard / SFBC 14-1016912
$19.55?$: US dollar
xxxi+
1178
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 Bruce Pennington  
Filhos de Sangue e Outras Histórias 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  
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
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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