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Title: The Star Pit Title Record # 43765
Author: Samuel R. Delany
Date: 1967-02-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novella
Language: English
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1967 The Star-Pit
Year Language Title
1982Translated by Waltraud Götting
German Das Sternenloch
1984Translated by William Olivier Desmond
French
La fosse aux étoiles?La fosse aux etoiles
1987
  • Translated by Mirjana Živković
Serbian Zvezdani ponor [as by Semjuel Dilejni]

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
Finalists 1968 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
Worlds of Tomorrow, February 1967 1967-02-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Galaxy Publishing Corp.  
$0.50?$: 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 Morrow Checkmark
SF 12 1968-08-00 ed. Judith Merril Delacorte Press  
$5.95?$: US dollar
384
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Carl Smith Checkmark
SF 12 1969-06-00 ed. Judith Merril Dell 7815
C$0.75?C$: Canadian 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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
SF 12 1969-06-00 ed. Judith Merril Dell 7815
$0.75?$: 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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
The Best of Sci-Fi 12 1970-09-00 ed. Judith Merril Mayflower 0-583-11784-8
7/-?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).
364+
[4]
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 Josh Kirby Checkmark
Driftglass 1971-07-00 Samuel R. Delaney Nelson Doubleday / SFBC 3381
$1.49?$: US dollar
274
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll David Wilcox Checkmark
Driftglass 1971-11-00 Samuel R. Delany Signet / New American Library of Canada Q4834
C$0.95?C$: Canadian dollar
278
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 Bob Pepper Checkmark
Driftglass 1971-11-00 Samuel R. Delany Signet / New American Library Q4834
$0.95?$: US dollar
278
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 Bob Pepper Checkmark
Alpha 5 1974-08-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Ballantine Books 0-345-24140-1
C$1.25?C$: Canadian dollar
x+
267
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 Bruce Pennington Checkmark
Alpha 5 1974-08-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Ballantine Books 0-345-24140-1
$1.25?$: US dollar
x+
267
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 Bruce Pennington Checkmark
Alpha 5 1974-09-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Ballantine Books 0-345-24140-1
$1.25?$: US dollar
x+
267
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
Driftglass 1977-11-00 Samuel R. Delany Signet 0-451-07415-7
$1.50?$: US dollar
278
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 Bob Pepper Checkmark
Driftglass 1977-12-00 Samuel R. Delany Gregg Press 0-8398-2395-9
$13.00?$: US dollar
xxxvi+
279
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Driftglass 1978-00-00 Samuel R. Delany Gollancz 0-575-02477-1
£4.25?£: UK pound
278
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Driftglass 1980-04-00 Samuel R. Delany Panther / Granada 0-586-04916-9
£1.25?£: UK pound
318
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 Chris Foss Checkmark
The Arbor House Treasury of Great Science Fiction Short Novels 1980-11-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg Priam Books / Arbor House 0-87795-295-7
$9.95?$: US dollar
x+
768
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 Arbor House Treasury of Great Science Fiction Short Novels 1980-12-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg Arbor House 0-87795-295-7
$19.95?$: US dollar
x+
768
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Antler & Baldwin, Inc. Checkmark
The Arbor House Treasury of Great Science Fiction Short Novels 1981-05-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg Arbor House / SFBC 5754
$6.98?$: US dollar
753
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Antler & Baldwin, Inc. Checkmark
Treibglas: Erzählungen vom Rand der Wirklichkeit?Treibglas: Erzaehlungen vom Rand der Wirklichkeit
1982-04-00 Samuel R. Delany
Bastei Lübbe?Bastei Luebbe
(Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Special #24029)
3-404-24029-4
DM 7.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
380
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
Driftglass 1983-00-00 Samuel R. Delany Signet / New American Library 0-451-12092-2
$2.95?$: US dollar
278
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  
Étoile Double #9 1984-09-00 ed. Robert Louit
Denoël?Denoel
(
Étoile Double?Etoile Double
#9)
2-207-34009-0
F19.00?F: French frank
156
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 Hubert de Lartigue  
Driftglass 1986-04-00 Samuel R. Delany Signet / New American Library 0-451-12092-2
$2.95?$: US dollar
278
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  
Zvezdani ponor 1987-00-00 ed.
Zoran Živković?Zoran Zivkovic
Dnevnik (Supernova #6)     128
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 Alan Daniels Checkmark
Tango Charlie and Foxtrot Romeo / The Star Pit 1989-01-00 ed. Samuel R. Delany, John Varley Tor (Tor Double #4) 0-812-55956-8
$2.95?$: US dollar
101+
82
dos?Dos-a-dos or tete-beche formatted paperback books, such as Ace Doubles and Capra Press back-to-back books.
anth Tony Roberts , David Lee Anderson Checkmark
Worlds Imagined 1989-04-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg Avenel Books 0-517-68029-7
$8.98?$: US dollar
x+
704
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Driftglass/Starshards 1993-03-00 Samuel R. Delany Grafton 0-586-21422-4
£5.99?£: UK pound
535
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 John Harris 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
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
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  
Aye, and Gomorrah: Stories 2003-04-08 Samuel R. Delany Vintage Books 0-375-70671-2
$14.00?$: 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 Yukimasa Hirota Checkmark
Chants de l'espace 2008-05-28 Samuel R. Delany Bragelonne 978-2-35294-182-8   680
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 Stephan Martiniere  
Aye, and Gomorrah 2013-07-25 Samuel R. Delany Gateway / Orion (Gateway Essentials) 978-0-575-11928-4
£2.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
What If? Volume 3 2013-10-18 ed. Richard A. Lupoff Surinam Turtle Press 978-1-60543-729-3
$20.00?$: US dollar
308
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 Gavin L. O'Keefe Checkmark
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  
Driftglass 2021-06-03 Samuel R. Delany Penguin Books (Penguin Classics Science Fiction) 978-0-241-51057-5
£8.99?£: UK pound
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  
Driftglass 2021-06-03 Samuel R. Delany Penguin Books (Penguin Classics Science Fiction) 978-0-241-51058-2
£8.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Driftglass date unknown Samuel R. Delany Signet / New American Library 0-451-14424-4
$2.95?$: US dollar
278
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 Jim Warren  
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