ISFDB banner

Title: The Sound-Sweep

You are not logged in. If you create a free account and sign in, you will be able to customize what is displayed.

Title: The Sound-Sweep Title Record # 44514
Author: J. G. Ballard
Date: 1960-02-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
User Rating: None. Including variants and translations: 8.00 (1 vote) Your vote: Not cast VOTE
Current Tags: science fiction (1), music (1) Add Tags

Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1960 The Sound Sweep
Year Language Title
1973Translated by Wolfgang Eisermann
German Der Klangsauger
1978Translated by Lidia Lax
Italian Lo spazzasuoni [as by James G. Ballard]
1978Translated by Gisèle Carson & Pierre Versins
French Le vide-sons [as by J.-G. Ballard]
1992 Portuguese O limpa-som

Publications

Displaying all variants and translations • Do not display translationsDo not display variants or translations

Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Science Fantasy, #39 February 1960-02-00 ed. John Carnell Nova Publications Ltd.  
2/-?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).
116
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 Jarr Checkmark
The 5th Annual of the Year's Best S-F 1960-09-00 ed. Judith Merril Simon & Schuster  
$3.95?$: US dollar
320
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth H. Lawrence Hoffman Checkmark
The Year's Best S-F: 5th Annual Edition 1961-01-00 ed. Judith Merril Dell F118
$0.50?$: 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 Richard Powers Checkmark
The Year's Best S-F: 5th Annual Edition 1961-05-00 ed. Judith Merril Dell F118
$0.50?$: 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 Richard Powers Checkmark
The Voices of Time and Other Stories 1962-02-00 J. G. Ballard Berkley Medallion F607
$0.50?$: US dollar
158
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
The Four-Dimensional Nightmare 1963-05-00 J. G. Ballard Gollancz  
16/-?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).
208
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Four-Dimensional Nightmare 1964-07-00 J. G. Ballard The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 87
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).
208
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll John Griffiths  
The Four-Dimensional Nightmare 1965-00-00 J. G. Ballard Penguin Books 2345
3/6?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).
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.
coll Giorgio Gordoni Checkmark
The Voices of Time and Other Stories 1966-05-00 J. G. Ballard Berkley Medallion F1243
$0.50?$: US dollar
158
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
The Best of Sci-Fi 5 1966-10-00 ed. Judith Merril Mayflower-Dell 0531
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).
317
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 Best of Sci-Fi 5 1967-00-00 ed. Judith Merril Mayflower-Dell 0531
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).
317
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
SF: The Best of the Best 1967-11-00 ed. Judith Merril Delacorte Press  
$6.50?$: US dollar
438
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
SF: The Best of the Best 1968-08-00 ed. Judith Merril Dell 0508
C$0.95?C$: Canadian dollar
438
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 Adams Checkmark
SF: The Best of the Best 1968-08-00 ed. Judith Merril Dell 0508
$0.95?$: US dollar
438
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 Adams Checkmark
The Best of Sci-Fi 5 1969-00-00 ed. Judith Merril Mayflower 0-583-10265-4
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).
317
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 David Davies Checkmark
SF The Best of the Best Part Two 1970-00-00 ed. Judith Merril Mayflower 0-583-11808-9
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).
221
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
Chronopolis and Other Stories 1971-09-00 J. G. Ballard G. P. Putnam's Sons  
$6.95?$: US dollar
319
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Nicole De Jurenev Checkmark
Chronopolis and Other Stories 1971-11-00 J. G. Ballard G. P. Putnam's Sons / SFBC 1213
$1.49?$: US dollar
310
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Nicole De Jurenev Checkmark
Chronopolis 1972-08-00 J. G. Ballard Berkley Medallion 0-425-02212-9
$1.25?$: US dollar
382
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
Chronopolis 1972-08-00 J. G. Ballard Berkley Medallion 0-425-02212-9
C$1.25?C$: Canadian dollar
382
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
Der vier-dimensionale Alptraum 1973-00-00 J. G. Ballard Marion von Schröder 3-547-71158-4
DM 24.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
320
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Tomorrow and Tomorrow 1973-10-00 ed. Damon Knight Simon & Schuster 0-671-65210-9
$7.95?$: US dollar
253
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Wendell Minor Checkmark
Tomorrow and Tomorrow 1974-08-00 ed. Damon Knight Gollancz 0-575-01873-9
£?£: UK pound
251
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth David Smee  
The Four-Dimensional Nightmare 1974-09-00 J. G. Ballard Gollancz 0-575-01859-3   197
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Der vierdimensionale Alptraum 1976-10-00 J. G. Ballard Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3509) 3-453-30399-7
DM 4.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
222
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 C. A. M. Thole Checkmark
The Best of J. G. Ballard 1977-04-00 J. G. Ballard Orbit / Futura 0-86007-943-0
£1.25?£: UK pound
411
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 Layzell Checkmark
The Four-Dimensional Nightmare 1977-11-00 J. G. Ballard Penguin Books 0-14-002345-3
£0.55?£: UK pound
211
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 David Pelham Checkmark
Incubo a quattro dimensioni 1978-02-24 James G. Ballard Mondadori (Oscar #842) 15141-5
Lit 1,800?Lit: Italian lira
220
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 Karel Thole  
Cauchemar à quatre dimensions 1978-09-12 J.-G. Ballard
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#82)
    280
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
Stéphane Dumont?Stephane Dumont
 
Chronopolis 1979-05-00 J. G. Ballard Berkley Books 0-425-04191-3
$2.25?$: US dollar
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
Der vierdimensionale Alptraum 1984-07-00 J. G. Ballard Suhrkamp (Phantastische Bibliothek #127) 3-518-37514-8
DM 9.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
227
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 Tom Breuer Checkmark
The Voices of Time 1984-09-00 J. G. Ballard J. M. Dent (Everyman Fiction) 0-460-02266-0
£2.95?£: UK pound
197
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 Grizelda Holderness Checkmark
The Voices of Time 1985-02-00 J. G. Ballard Gollancz 0-575-03515-3
£8.95?£: UK pound
197
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Mark Foreman Checkmark
Cauchemar à quatre dimensions 1987-11-00 J.-G. Ballard
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#82)
2-207-30082-X   280
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
Stéphane Dumont?Stephane Dumont
Checkmark
As vozes do tempo 1992-00-00 J. G. Ballard Caminho (
Caminho ficção científica?Caminho ficcao cientifica
#143)
972-21-0729-1   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 Henrique Cayatte  
The Voices of Time 1992-09-00 J. G. Ballard Phoenix 1-85799-000-5
£4.99?£: UK pound
197
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 Salvador Dali  
The Voices of Time 1997-11-00 J. G. Ballard Indigo 0-575-40130-3
£5.99?£: UK pound
197
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 Gary Day-Ellison  
The Voices of Time 2001-03-00 J. G. Ballard Phoenix 0-575-40130-3
£6.99?£: UK pound
197
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 Paul Thomas Gooney  
The Complete Short Stories 2001-11-00 J. G. Ballard Flamingo 0-00-712405-8
£25.00?£: UK pound
ix+
1189
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Jerry Bauer Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories 2002-11-00 J. G. Ballard Flamingo 0-00-713812-1
£16.99?£: UK pound
ix+
1189
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  
Die Stimmen der Zeit 2007-04-02 J. G. Ballard Heyne (Meisterwerke der Science Fiction) 978-3-453-52229-9
€10.95?€: Euro
[1]+
987
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 Ellen Schuster Checkmark
The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard 2009-09-00 J. G. Ballard W. W. Norton & Company 978-0-393-07262-4
$35.00?$: US dollar
xv+
1199
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll David Levenson Checkmark
The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard 2012-06-01 J. G. Ballard W. W. Norton & Company 978-0-393-07687-5
$24.95?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
View all covers for The Sound-Sweep (logged in users can change User Preferences to always display covers on this page)
Copyright © 1995-2022 Al von Ruff and the ISFDB team
ISFDB Engine - Version 4.00 (2006-04-24)