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Title: Adam and No Eve Title Record # 46436
Author: Alfred Bester
Date: 1941-09-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Synopsis: A scientist builds a space vessel using a new power source of his own design, but inadvertently ignites a conflagration which destroys all life on earth before he returns.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1957Translated by Sybren Polet
Dutch Adam zonder Eva
1969Translated by Guy Abadia
French
Adam sans Ève?Adam sans Eve
1970Translated by Bodo Baumann
German Adam
1977Translated by Warner Flamen
Dutch Adam maar geen Eva
1978Translated by Uwe Anton
German Adam — und keine Eva
1981Translated by Eva Malsch
German Adam und keine Eva
1985Translated by Jorge Antonio Sánchez Rottner
Spanish Adán sin Eva

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, September 1941 1941-09-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.  
$0.20?$: US dollar
164
pulp?Magazine using the common pulp size: 6.5" by 9.5". For ISFDB purposes this may also be used as a designation for the quality of the paper. There are some untrimmed pulps that are as large as 8" by 11.75
mag Hubert Rogers Checkmark
Adventures in Time and Space 1946-00-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Random House  
$2.95?$: US dollar
xv+
997
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth George Salter Checkmark
Adventures in Time and Space 1946-08-26 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Random House  
$2.95?$: US dollar
xv+
997
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth George Salter Checkmark
Adventures in Time and Space 1952-00-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas 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).
327
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Mudge-Marriott Checkmark
Adventures in Time and Space 1953-00-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Random House     xv+
824
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
More Adventures in Time and Space 1955-02-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Bantam Books 1310
$0.25?$: US dollar
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.
anth Chesley Bonestell Checkmark
Famous Science-Fiction Stories: Adventures in Time and Space 1957-00-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Modern Library (Modern Library Giant #31) G31
$2.95?$: US dollar
997
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Salter Checkmark
Famous Science-Fiction Stories: Adventures in Time and Space 1957-00-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Random House  
C$3.45?C$: Canadian dollar
997
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
De Vuurballons 1957-08-00 ed. Sybren Polet Bert Bakker (Ooievaar #61) 61   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 Checkmark
Starburst 1958-05-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library S1524
$0.35?$: US dollar
160
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
Starburst 1965-04-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library D2672
$0.50?$: US dollar
160
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
Starburst 1965-04-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library of Canada D2672
C$0.50?C$: Canadian dollar
160
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
More Adventures in Time and Space 1966-09-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Bantam Books F3261
$0.50?$: US dollar
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.
anth Checkmark
Starburst 1968-10-00 Alfred Bester Sphere Books 16071
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).
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 Checkmark
Fiction, #188 1969-08-00 ed.
Alain Dorémieux?Alain Doremieux
OPTA  
F3.50?F: French frank
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 Mario Sarchielli  
Science fiction classics 1970-00-00 ed. Sybren Polet Bruna (Zwarte beertjes #1335) 90-229-1335-X
ƒ2.75?ƒ: Dutch guilder
175
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 Dick Bruna Checkmark
Science Fiction Stories 2 1970-00-01 ed. Walter Spiegl Ullstein (Ullstein 2000 #2 (2773)) 2773
DM 2.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
154
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
Starburst 1970-12-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library of Canada T4460
C$0.75?C$: Canadian dollar
160
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
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
Science Fiction Stories 2 1972-00-00 ed. Walter Spiegl Ullstein (Ullstein 2000 #2 (2773)) 3-548-02773-3
DM 2.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
155
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
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  
Starburst 1973-03-00 Alfred Bester Sphere Books 0-7221-1610-1
£0.30?£: UK pound
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 Colin Hay 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
Adventures in Time and Space 1975-08-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Ballantine Books 0-345-25374-4
$4.95?$: US dollar
[xvii]+
997
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
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
Star Light, Star Bright 1976-07-00 Alfred Bester Berkley/Putnam 0-399-11816-0
$7.95?$: US dollar
248
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester 1976-12-00 Alfred Bester Nelson Doubleday / SFBC 3140
$3.98?$: US dollar
409
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Jack Woolhiser Checkmark
Verrukkelijk fahrenheit 1977-00-00 Alfred Bester Meulenhoff (M=SF #123) 90-290-0516-5   349
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 Paul Lehr Checkmark
Starburst 1977-06-00 Alfred Bester Pan Books 0-330-25111-2
£0.60?£: UK pound
155
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 Gino D'Achille Checkmark
Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester 1977-07-00 Alfred Bester Berkley Medallion 0-425-03451-8
$1.95?$: US dollar
452
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.
omni Richard Powers Checkmark
Star Light, Star Bright 1978-02-00 Alfred Bester Gollancz 0-575-02320-1
£4.50?£: UK pound
248
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Adventures in Time and Space 1978-03-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27747-3
$6.95?$: US dollar
xv+
997
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
Hände weg von Zeitmaschinen 1978-09-00 Alfred Bester Droemer Knaur (Knaur Science Fiction & Fantasy #705) 3-426-00705-3
DM 5.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
176
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 George Jones Checkmark
Adventures in Time and Space 1978-12-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-28925-0
$9.95?$: US dollar
997
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  
Star Light, Star Bright 1979-00-00 Alfred Bester Fontana 0-00-615406-9
£0.95?£: UK pound
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 Tim White Checkmark
Adventures in Time and Space 1979-12-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27747-3
$9.95?$: US dollar
997
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
Starburst 1980-03-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library of Canada 0-451-09132-9
C$1.95?C$: Canadian dollar
160
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
Starburst 1980-03-00 Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library 0-451-09132-9
$1.75?$: US dollar
160
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
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 3, 1941 1980-03-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books / New American Library of Canada 0-87997-523-7
C$2.50?C$: Canadian dollar
352
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 Jack Gaughan Checkmark
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 3, 1941 1980-03-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #377) 0-87997-523-7
$2.25?$: US dollar
352
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 Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Van Jules Verne tot Isaac Asimov: De vijftig beste science fiction-verhalen 1981-00-00 ed. Erik Lankester Publiboek / Baart 90-6513-003-9   467
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Frank Frazetta Checkmark
Die besten Stories von 1941 1981-02-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Moewig (Playboy Science Fiction #6713) 3-8118-6713-X
DM 7.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
334
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 Carl Lundgren Checkmark
Hände weg von Zeitmaschinen 1981-06-00 Alfred Bester Droemer Knaur (Knaur Science Fiction & Fantasy #5705) 3-426-05705-0
DM 5.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
175+
[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.
coll George Jones Checkmark
De dag erna ...: Het leven na de bom 1983-00-00 ed. Erik Lankester K-Tel 90-349-0471-7
ƒ19.50?ƒ: Dutch guilder
347
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
Isaac Asimov Presents The Golden Years of Science Fiction: 2nd Series 1983-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-41367-1   723
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Histoires de survivants 1983-10-00 ed. Jacques Goimard,
Demètre Ioakimidis?Demetre Ioakimidis
,
Gérard Klein?Gerard Klein
Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la science-fiction #3776) 2-253-02579-8   412
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 Philippe Adamov Checkmark
Oh, luminosa y brillante estrella 1985-00-00 Alfred Bester Teorema (Visión Arcadia) 84-7604-042-3   281
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 Tim White  
Analog: The Best of Science Fiction 1985-07-00 ed. uncredited Galahad Books 0-88365-637-X
$12.95?$: US dollar
621
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Adventures in Time and Space 1990-08-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Random House / SFBC 17325
$14.98?$: US dollar
1004
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Gary D. Lang Checkmark
Aller Glanz der Sterne 1991-00-00 Alfred Bester Suhrkamp (Phantastische Bibliothek #278) 3-518-38455-4
DM 12.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
184
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  
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester 1997-11-00 Alfred Bester Topeka Bindery 1-4177-1932-X
$17.92?$: US dollar
 
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester 1997-11-00 Alfred Bester Vintage Books 0-679-76783-5
$14.00?$: US dollar
xiii+
366
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 Evan Gaffney Checkmark
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester 1998-08-00 Alfred Bester Vintage Books / SFBC 1-56865-805-2 / 17770
$10.98?$: US dollar
366
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Adventures in Time and Space 2001-11-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-2214-6 / 05417
$17.99?$: US dollar
1004
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Gary D. Lang  
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 Second Science Fiction Megapack: 25 Modern and Classic Tales by Masters 2011-08-03 ed. John Gregory Betancourt Wildside Press (Megapack) 978-1-4344-3781-5
$0.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Catmando Checkmark
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester 2013-05-30 Alfred Bester Byron Preiss Visual Publications 0-679-76783-5
$16.95?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Evan Gaffney  
Nature's Warnings: Classic Stories of Eco-Science Fiction 2020-08-27 ed. Mike Ashley British Library Publishing (British Library Science Fiction Classics) 978-0-7123-5357-1
£9.99?£: UK pound
352
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  
Starburst date unknown Alfred Bester Signet / New American Library T4460
$0.75?$: US dollar
160
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
Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester date unknown Alfred Bester Berkley Medallion 0-425-03451-8
$1.95?$: US dollar
452
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.
omni Richard Powers Checkmark
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester date unknown Alfred Bester Vintage Books 978-0-679-76783-1
$16.95?$: US dollar
xiii+
366
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 Evan Gaffney Checkmark
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
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester date unknown Alfred Bester Vintage Books 0-679-76783-5
$14.00?$: US dollar
xiii +
366
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 Evan Gaffney Checkmark
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