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Title: The Midas Plague Title Record # 45770
Author: Frederik Pohl
Date: 1954-04-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novella
Language: English
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1966Translated by Birgit Reß-Bohusch and Christiane Nogly as stated, though probably only by one of the two.
German Die armen Reichen
1978Translated by Erik Pezarro
Dutch De midasplaag
1979Translated by Delio Zinoni
Italian Il Morbo Di Mida
1980Translated by Heinz Zwack (as Heinz Nagel)
German Die Midas-Seuche
1981Translated by Eva Malsch
German Die Midas-Seuche
1984Translated by Elek István
Hungarian A Midász-csapás
1984Translated by Michel Demuth
French Heureux les humbles
1991 Portuguese A Praga de Midas
2003Translated by Domingo Santos
Spanish La plaga de Midas

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Galaxy Science Fiction, April 1954 1954-04-00 ed. H. L. Gold Galaxy Publishing Corporation  
$0.35?$: 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 Emsh Checkmark
Galaxy Science Fiction [UK], No. 18 1954-09-00 ed. H. L. Gold Strato Publications  
1/6?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).
132
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 Emsh Checkmark
All About the Future 1955-00-00 ed. Martin Greenberg Gnome Press  
$3.50?$: US dollar
374
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Ed Emshwiller Checkmark
The Case Against Tomorrow 1957-05-00 Frederik Pohl Ballantine Books 206
$0.35?$: US dollar
150
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
Spectrum 1961-09-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Gollancz  
18/-?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).
304
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Spectrum 1962-00-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Doubleday Canada  
$3.75?$: US dollar
 
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Spectrum 1962-00-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Harcourt, Brace & World  
$4.50?$: US dollar
304
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Spectrum 1962-12-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 68
5/9?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).
 
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Spectrum 1963-03-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Berkley Medallion F733
$0.50?$: US dollar
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.
anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Spectrum I 1964-00-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Pan Books M61
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
Spectrum I 1964-00-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Pan Books M61
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 Case Against Tomorrow 1965-10-00 Frederik Pohl Ballantine Books U2175
$0.50?$: US dollar
150
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
7 Science Fiction-Stories 1966-00-00 ed.
Arnulf D. Krauß?Arnulf D. Krauss
, Helmuth W. Mommers
Heyne (Heyne-Anthologien #20) HA20   316
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 Atelier Heinrichs & Bachmann Checkmark
The Case Against Tomorrow 1970-06-00 Frederik Pohl Ballantine Books 01945
$0.75?$: US dollar
150
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 Ian Robertson Checkmark
Nightmare Age 1970-10-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Ballantine Books 0-345-02044-8
$0.95?$: US dollar
312
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 Peter Schaumann Checkmark
Nightmare Age 1970-10-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Ballantine Books 0-345-02044-8
C$0.95?C$: Canadian dollar
312
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 Peter Schaumann Checkmark
Spectrum I 1971-00-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Pan Books 0-330-02711-5
£0.30?£: UK pound
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
American Utopias: Selected Short Fiction 1971-00-00 ed. Arthur O. Lewis, Jr. Arno Press 0-405-03530-6   xxi+
463
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Nightmare Age 1971-01-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Ballantine Books 02044
$0.95?$: US dollar
312
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 Peter Schaumann Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two B: The Greatest Science Fiction Novellas of All Time Chosen by the Science Fiction Writres of America 1973-01-00 ed. Ben Bova Doubleday 0-385-05788-1
$9.95?$: US dollar
xi+
466
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert Aulicino Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two B 1973-06-00 ed. Ben Bova Doubleday / SFBC 5715
$3.50?$: US dollar
xi+
527
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert Aulicino Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Three 1974-04-00 ed. Ben Bova Gollancz 0-575-01738-4
£3.20?£: UK pound
440
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IIB 1974-07-00 ed. Ben Bova Avon Books 0-380-00054-7 / 19729
$1.75?$: US dollar
559
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 Frederik Pohl 1975-03-00 Frederik Pohl Nelson Doubleday / SFBC 6486
$2.49?$: US dollar
306
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll John Berkey Checkmark
The Best of Frederik Pohl 1975-06-00 Frederik Pohl Ballantine Books 0-345-24507-5
C$1.95?C$: Canadian dollar
xvi+
363
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 Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Best of Frederik Pohl 1975-06-00 Frederik Pohl Ballantine Books (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-24507-5
$1.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
363
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 Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Best of Frederik Pohl 1976-04-00 Frederik Pohl Ballantine Books (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-24507-5
$1.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
363
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 Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Best of Frederik Pohl 1976-12-00 Frederik Pohl Orbit / Futura 0-86007-916-3
£0.90?£: UK pound
xvi+
363
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 Tony Roberts Checkmark
Neutron Stars 1977-00-00 ed. Gregory Fitz Gerald Fawcett Gold Medal 0-449-13905-0
$1.95?$: US dollar
480
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 Best of Frederik Pohl 1977-00-00 Frederik Pohl Taplinger 0-8008-0724-3
$9.95?$: US dollar
306
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Rus Anderson  
The Best of Frederik Pohl 1977-01-00 Frederik Pohl Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-98341-8
£4.95?£: UK pound
xvi+
363
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll David Hardy  
Galerij der giganten 5 1978-00-00 ed. Ben Bova Elsevier (Elsevier SF) 90-10-02207-2   231
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
Urania #802 1979-09-23 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Mondadori 802
Lit 900?Lit: Italian lira
196
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 Karel Thole  
Titan 14 1980-06-00 ed. Ben Bova, Wolfgang Jeschke Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3734) 3-453-30637-6
DM 4.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
173
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 Oliviero Berni Checkmark
The Seven Deadly Sins of Science Fiction 1980-11-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Fawcett Crest 0-449-24349-4
$2.50?$: US dollar
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 Jerome Podwil Checkmark
The Seven Deadly Sins of Science Fiction 1981-03-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Fawcett Crest / SFBC 5837
$2.98?$: US dollar
ix+
269
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Larry Kresek Checkmark
Die besten Stories von Frederik Pohl 1981-08-00 Frederik Pohl Moewig (Playboy Science Fiction #6719) 3-8118-6719-9
DM 7.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
351
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 Azpiri Checkmark
The Seven Deadly Sins and Cardinal Virtues of Science Fiction 1982-00-00 Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-38595-3   317+
350
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IIB 1982-00-00 ed. Ben Bova Avon Books 0-380-00054-7
$3.95?$: US dollar
559
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  
Midas World 1983-07-00 Frederik Pohl St. Martin's Press 0-312-53182-6
$12.95?$: US dollar
276
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Paul Stinson Checkmark
Midas World 1983-10-00 Frederik Pohl Gollancz 0-575-03374-6
£7.95?£: UK pound
276
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Galaktika 53: Tudományos-fantasztikus antológia 1984-00-00 ed. Kuczka Péter
Kozmosz Könyvek?Kozmosz Konyvek
 
Ft 30?Ft: Hungarian forint
127
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 Naojuki Kato Checkmark
Midas World 1984-02-00 Frederik Pohl Tor 0-812-54925-2
$2.95?$: US dollar
316
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 Alan Gutierrez Checkmark
Etoile Double #7 1984-09-00 ed. Robert Louit
Denoël?Denoel
(
Étoile Double?Etoile Double
#7)
2-207-34007-4
F19.00?F: French frank
152
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 Elrik  
Der Herr der Himmel 1984-09-00 Frederik Pohl Goldmann (Edition '84: Die positiven Utopien #10) 3-442-08410-5
DM 9.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
ii+
254
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 Klaus Holitzka Checkmark
Die 7 Todsünden der Science Fiction 1984-09-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Moewig (Playboy Science Fiction #6738) 3-8118-6738-5
DM 7.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
255
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
Heyne Science Fiction Jahresband 1985 1985-05-00 ed. Wolfgang Jeschke Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #4183) 3-453-31160-4
DM 7.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
559
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 Tim White Checkmark
Midas World 1985-08-00 Frederik Pohl New English Library 0-450-05846-8
£2.25?£: UK pound
276
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 Mammoth Book of Vintage Science Fiction: Short Novels of the 1950s 1990-07-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Robinson 1-85487-068-8
£4.99?£: UK pound
[8]+
503
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 Peter Andrew Jones  
The Mammoth Book of Vintage Science Fiction: Short Novels of the 1950s 1990-11-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Carroll & Graf 0-88184-621-X
$8.95?$: US dollar
[8]+
503
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 Peter Andrew Jones Checkmark
O Mundo de Midas, 1º volume 1991-00-00 Frederik Pohl Livros do Brasil (Argonauta #404)     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.
coll
António Pedro?Antonio Pedro
 
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two B: The Greatest Science Fiction Novellas of All Time Chosen by the Science Fiction Writres of America 2001-00-00 ed. Ben Bova The Easton Press     xi+
527
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
El color de los ojos del Neanderthal / La plaga de Midas 2003-10-00 ed. Frederik Pohl, James Tiptree, Jr. Robel (El Doble de Ciencia Ficción #1) 84-96232-21-2
€9.00?€: Euro
236
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 Nacho Reina Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two B 2008-05-00 ed. Ben Bova Tor 978-0-7653-0532-9
$29.95?$: US dollar
xi+
527
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Kenn Brown  
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two B 2010-02-00 ed. Ben Bova Orb 978-0-7653-0533-6
$18.99?$: US dollar
xi+
527
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 Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume Two-B: The Great Novellas 2019-12-05 ed. Ben Bova Phoenix Pick 978-1-61242-428-6
$19.99?$: US dollar
560
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 Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IIB date unknown ed. Ben Bova Avon Books 0-380-00054-7
$1.95?$: US dollar
559
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 Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IIB date unknown ed. Ben Bova Avon Books 0-380-00054-7
$2.25?$: US dollar
559
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 Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IIB date unknown ed. Ben Bova Avon Books 0-380-00054-7
$2.95?$: US dollar
559
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 Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IIB date unknown ed. Ben Bova Avon Books 0-380-42739-7
$2.50?$: US dollar
559
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
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