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Title: Child's Play Title Record # 45668
Author: William Tenn
Date: 1947-03-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Series: Child's Play
Series Number: 1
Language: English
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Current Tags: X Minus 1 (2), Dimension X (1), time slip (1), artificial life (1), science fiction (1), Clones (1), NESFA Core Reading List (1) Add Tags

Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1958Translated by 中村能三 (Yoshimi Nakamura)
Japanese
1966Translated by Pierre Billon (to be confirmed for the Planète anthology).
French Jeu d'enfant
1966 Italian Gioco per bambini
1972Translated by Heinz Zwack as Heinz Nagel.
German Der Menschenbaukasten
1972Translated by Heinz Nagel. Same translation as the first German publication
German Kinderspiel
1975Translated by S. Buddingh
Dutch Kinderspel

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, March 1947 1947-03-00 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 Rogers Checkmark
A Treasury of Science Fiction 1948-03-00 ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers  
$3.00?$: US dollar
ix+
517
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
A Treasury of Science Fiction 1948-11-00 ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers     ix+
517
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
A Treasury of Science Fiction 1951-03-00 ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers  
$3.00?$: US dollar
517
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
World of Wonder 1951-08-00 ed. Fletcher Pratt Twayne Publishers  
$3.95?$: US dollar
445
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Herbstman Checkmark
World of Wonder 1951-10-00 ed. Fletcher Pratt Twayne Publishers  
$3.95?$: US dollar
445
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Herbstman 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
Galaxy of Ghouls 1955-05-00 ed. Judith Merril Lion Library LL25
$0.35?$: US dollar
192
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 B. Thomas Checkmark
宇宙の妖怪たち?Uchū no Yōkaitachi
1958-10-00 ed.
早川書房?Hayakawa Shobō
Hayakawa Shobo
はやかわしょぼう
ハヤカワショボウ
( #3008)
    295
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  
Off the Beaten Orbit 1959-00-00 ed. Judith Merril Pyramid Books G397
$0.35?$: US dollar
192
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
Off the Beaten Orbit 1961-12-00 ed. Judith Merril Pyramid Books F-683
$0.40?$: US dollar
192
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 Schoenherr Checkmark
The Second Astounding Science Fiction Anthology 1965-00-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Four Square Books 1211
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  
L'âge d'or de la science-fiction: Tome 2 1966-05-13 ed. uncredited OPTA (
Fiction Spécial?Fiction Special
#9)
 
F6.00?F: French frank
269
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  
Paradosso per tredici 1966-12-00 ed. Valentino De Carlo Edizioni dello Scorpione  
Lit 0?Lit: Italian lira
324
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 Ferruccio Alessandri Checkmark
Il pianeta Hellzapoppin 1967-06-00 ed. Valentino De Carlo Edizioni dello Scorpione  
Lit 2,500?Lit: Italian lira
340
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 Ferruccio Alessandri Checkmark
The Seven Sexes 1968-06-00 William Tenn Ballantine Books U6134
C$0.75?C$: Canadian dollar
236
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 Checkmark
The Seven Sexes 1968-06-00 William Tenn Ballantine Books U6134
$0.75?$: US dollar
236
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 Checkmark
Il pianeta Hellzapoppin 1968-11-00 ed. Valentino De Carlo De Carlo Editore (Italy)  
Lit 1,500?Lit: Italian lira
268
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
Les chefs-d'œuvre de la science-fiction?Les chefs-d'oeuvre de la science-fiction
1970-04-30 ed. Jacques Sternberg Planète (Anthologie Planète)     458
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth
André Béguin?Andre Beguin
Checkmark
Beyond Control 1972-00-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Thomas Nelson 0-8407-6236-4
$5.95?$: US dollar
219
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Karl Wurzer Checkmark
Das Robothaus 1972-06-00 William Tenn Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3297) 3297
DM 2.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
142
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 Atelier Frank & Zaugg Checkmark
Beyond Control 1973-02-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Thomas Nelson 0-8407-6236-4   219
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Karl Wurzer  
The Astounding-Analog Reader, Volume 2 1973-04-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Doubleday 0-385-02732-X
$7.95?$: US dollar
xv+
458
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Gary Friedman Checkmark
Beyond Control 1974-02-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Dell Laurel-Leaf 2112
$0.95?$: US dollar
236
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 Gene Szafran Checkmark
Vuurwater 1975-00-00 William Tenn Meulenhoff (M=SF #88) 90-290-0249-2   248
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
Beyond Control 1976-05-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Dell Laurel-Leaf 2112
$1.25?$: US dollar
236
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 Gene Szafran Checkmark
A Treasury of Science Fiction 1980-03-00 ed. Groff Conklin Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-30618-2
$5.98?$: US dollar
xiii+
517
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Eddie Jones Checkmark
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction 1980-04-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg Priam Books / Arbor House 0-87795-266-3
$8.95?$: US dollar
xii+
754
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 Antler & Baldwin, Inc. Checkmark
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction 1980-04-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg Arbor House 0-87795-246-9
$19.95?$: US dollar
xii+
754
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Antler & Baldwin, Inc. Checkmark
The Seven Sexes 1980-10-00 William Tenn Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-28956-0
$2.25?$: US dollar
236
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 Checkmark
The Seven Sexes 1980-10-00 William Tenn Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-28956-0
C$2.75?C$: Canadian dollar
236
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 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
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
Die Vierziger Jahre II 1983-04-00 ed. Hans Joachim Alpers, Werner Fuchs Hohenheim (Edition SF im Hohenheim Verlag) 3-8147-0033-3
DM 32.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
381+
[1]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Oliviero Berni 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
Histoires mécaniques 1985-04-00 ed. Jacques Goimard,
Demètre Ioakimidis?Demetre Ioakimidis
,
Gérard Klein?Gerard Klein
Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la science-fiction #3820) 2-253-03659-5   413
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 Manchu Checkmark
Great Science Fiction of the 20th Century 1987-11-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg Avenel Books 0-517-64124-0
$8.98?$: US dollar
x+
726
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Romas Checkmark
Immodest Proposals: The Complete Science Fiction of William Tenn, Volume 1 2001-02-00 William Tenn NESFA Press 1-886778-19-1
$29.00?$: US dollar
vii+
618
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll H. R. Van Dongen  
Immodest Proposals: The Complete Science Fiction of William Tenn, Volume 1 2001-07-00 William Tenn NESFA Press 1-886778-19-1
$29.00?$: US dollar
vii+
618
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
Immodest Proposals: The Complete Science Fiction of William Tenn, Volume 1 2002-09-00 William Tenn NESFA Press / SFBC 52644
$14.50?$: US dollar
618
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
Architects of Dreams: The SFWA Author Emeritus Anthology 2003-05-00 ed. Robin Wayne Bailey Meisha Merlin 1-892065-97-5
$30.00?$: US dollar
391
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth O. B. Solinsky  
Architects of Dreams: The SFWA Author Emeritus Anthology 2003-05-00 ed. Robin Wayne Bailey Meisha Merlin 1-892065-98-3
$16.00?$: US dollar
391
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 O. B. Solinsky  
Beyond Control 2009-03-05 ed. Robert Silverberg Wildside Press 978-1-4344-5510-9
$14.99?$: US dollar
220
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 Seven Sexes 2013-05-00 William Tenn Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-12926-9
£2.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Beyond Control: Seven Stories of Science Fiction date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Thomas Nelson 0-8407-6236-4
$6.95?$: US dollar
219
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Karl Wurzer Checkmark
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