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Title: Killdozer! Title Record # 47573
Author: Theodore Sturgeon
Date: 1944-11-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novella
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: According to Locus index there are two variants of this novella; the first version published in Astounding November 1944 and reprinted many times; the revised version was published in Aliens 4, Avon, 1959, and reprinted e.g. in Killdozer!: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, Vol. 3 (1996) and Selected Stories (2000). Made into a TV movie of the same name,in 1974.
Synopsis: An American engineering crew attempting to build a landing strip in a remote locale for use during WWII accidentally release a long-trapped malevolent alien energy being which possesses their Caterpillar D7 bulldozer and sets out to eliminate them; the machine proves a formidable opponent.
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1944 Killdozer
Year Language Title
1960Translated by Dr. Gerhard Ledig
German Das Maschinenungeheuer [as by Theodor Sturgeon]
1963Translated by Vincenzo Mantovani
Italian Killdozer!
1969Translated by Thomas Nicolaas
Dutch Killdozer
1971Translated by George H. Gallet
French Killdozer
1989Translated by Rosemarie Hundertmarck
German Killdozer!
2003Translated by Jakob Schmidt
German Killdozer

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, November 1944 1944-11-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.  
$0.25?$: US dollar
180
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 Timmins Checkmark
The Best of Science Fiction 1946-02-11 ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers  
$3.00?$: US dollar
xxvii+
785
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert Josephy Checkmark
Famous Fantastic Mysteries Combined with Fantastic Novels Magazine, December 1952 1952-12-00 ed. Mary Gnaedinger Popular Publications, Inc.  
$0.25?$: US dollar
116
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 Lawrence Checkmark
Das Maschinenungeheuer 1960-12-13 Theodor Sturgeon Pabel (Utopia Großband #140) UGB140
DM 1.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
78
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".
chap Hermann Mario Schneider Checkmark
Best of Science Fiction 1963-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers  
$1.95?$: US dollar
vii+
440
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
Universo a sette incognite 1963-06-00 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Mondadori (Omnibus) 4662
Lit 3,500?Lit: Italian lira
[2]xii+
913
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth
Ferenc Pintér?Ferenc Pinter
Checkmark
Spectrum III 1963-09-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Gollancz  
21/-?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).
272
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Spectrum III 1964-00-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Harcourt, Brace & World  
$4.50?$: US dollar
272
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Spectrum III 1964-09-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest The Science Fiction Book Club (UK)  
10/6?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).
272
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Spectrum 3 1965-07-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Berkley Medallion X1108
$0.60?$: US dollar
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.
anth Paul Lehr Checkmark
Spectrum III 1966-00-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Pan Books M113
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).
287
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
Kleine science fiction omnibus 1969-00-00 ed. Aart C. Prins Bruna (Zwarte beertjes #1306) 1306
ƒ3.75?ƒ: Dutch guilder
315
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
Spectrum 3 1969-11-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Berkley Medallion S1784 / 425-01108-9
$0.75?$: US dollar
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.
anth Checkmark
Aliens 4 1970-10-00 Theodore Sturgeon Avon V2363
$0.75?$: US dollar
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 Gervasio Gallardo Checkmark
Aliens 4 1970-10-00 Theodore Sturgeon Avon V2363
C$0.75?C$: Canadian dollar
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 Gervasio Gallardo Checkmark
Spectrum III 1971-00-00 ed. Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest Pan Books 0-330-20113-1
£0.30?£: UK pound
287
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
Killdozer / Le viol cosmique 1971-00-00 Theodore Sturgeon J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #407)     307
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
Françoise Boudignon?Francoise Boudignon
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Killdozer / Le viol cosmique 1972-00-00 Theodore Sturgeon J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #407)     307
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
Françoise Boudignon?Francoise Boudignon
 
Wondermakers 1972-05-00 ed. Robert Hoskins Fawcett Premier M561
$0.95?$: US dollar
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.
anth Checkmark
Kleine science fiction omnibus 1 1976-00-00 ed. Aart C. Prins Bruna (Bruna SF #45) 90-229-9045-1   315
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
Strange Orbits 1976-00-00 ed. Michael Pearson, Amabel Williams-Ellis Blackie 0-216-89984-2
£3.00?£: UK pound
190
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Chris Wood (I)  
Killdozer / Le viol cosmique 1976-06-10 Theodore Sturgeon J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #407)     307
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 Christopher Foss Checkmark
The Golden Age of Science Fiction 1980-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-33486-0   xxvii+
785
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Ray Yeldham Checkmark
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 6, 1944 1981-12-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #461) 0-87997-670-5 / UE1670
$2.95?$: US dollar
368
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 Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 6, 1944 1981-12-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books / New American Library of Canada 0-87997-670-5
C$3.50?C$: Canadian dollar
368
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
Killdozer / Le viol cosmique 1982-05-13 Theodore Sturgeon J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #407) 2-277-12407-9   307
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 Christopher Foss  
Isaac Asimov Presents The Golden Years of Science Fiction: Third Series 1984-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-43522-5   633
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Romas Checkmark
Machines That Kill 1984-12-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-51358-1
$2.75?$: US dollar
326
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 Walter Velez Checkmark
A Touch of Sturgeon 1987-08-00 Theodore Sturgeon Simon & Schuster UK 0-671-65526-4
£10.95?£: UK pound
xiv+
235
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Cinemonsters 1987-11-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Frank D. McSherry, Jr., Charles G. Waugh TSR 0-88038-504-9
$7.95?$: US dollar
319
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 Jeff Easley Checkmark
To Marry Medusa 1987-12-00 Theodore Sturgeon Baen 0-671-65370-9
$2.95?$: US dollar
251
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 Armand Cabrera Checkmark
To Marry Medusa 1987-12-00 Theodore Sturgeon Baen Books 0-671-65370-9
C$3.95?C$: Canadian dollar
251
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 Armand Cabrera Checkmark
13 Short Horror Novels 1987-12-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers (Baker's Dozen) 0-517-63171-7
$8.98?$: US dollar
ix+
758
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Science Fiction aus den goldenen Jahren 1989-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #4600) 3-453-03452-X
DM 16.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
524
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 Harris Checkmark
The Mammoth Book of Golden Age Science Fiction: Short Novels of the 1940s 1989-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Robinson 1-85487-017-3
£4.99?£: UK pound
504
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 Bob Layzell Checkmark
The Mammoth Book of Golden Age Science Fiction: Short Novels of the 1940s 1989-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Carroll & Graf 0-88184-480-2
$8.95?$: US dollar
504
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 Bob Layzell Checkmark
The Mammoth Book of Golden Age Science Fiction: Short Novels of the 1940s 1989-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Carroll & Graf 0-88184-480-2
$8.95?$: US dollar
504
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Bob Layzell Checkmark
Killdozer / Le viol cosmique 1989-01-13 Theodore Sturgeon J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #407) 2277224079   307
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 Caza  
Astounding Stories: The 60th Anniversary Collection (Vol. 2) 1990-00-00 ed. uncredited The Easton Press     xi+
353
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Mammoth Book of Golden Age Science Fiction 1991-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Jaico Publishing House J-648   504
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  
Science Fiction: Classic Stories from the Golden Age of Science Fiction 1991-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Galahad Books 1-57866-106-4   466
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Great Tales of the Golden Age of Science Fiction 1991-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Galahad Books 0-88365-772-4   xii+
466
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Karen Nelson Checkmark
Machines That Kill 1992-05-00 ed. Fred Saberhagen Tor 0-812-52059-9
$3.50?$: US dollar
341
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 Maelo Cintron Checkmark
Science Fiction: Classic Stories from the Golden Age of Science Fiction 2000-08-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Galahad Books 1-57866-106-4
$9.98?$: US dollar
466
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Lichte Augenblicke 2003-12-00 Theodore Sturgeon Shayol (Shayol SF #1006) 3-926126-29-9
€14.90?€: Euro
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.
coll Rainer Schorm  
The Mammoth Book of Golden Age Science Fiction 2007-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Carroll & Graf 0-7867-1905-2
$13.95?$: US dollar
viii+
532
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 Corbis Checkmark
The Mammoth Book of Golden Age Science Fiction 2007-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Robinson 1-84529-096-8
£7.99?£: UK pound
viii+
532
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 Corbis Checkmark
Science Fiction: Classic Stories from the Golden Age of Science Fiction 2010-03-01 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Galahad Books 978-1-57866-178-7
$9.98?$: US dollar
466
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Best of Science Fiction date unknown ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers  
$3.00?$: US dollar
xxvii+
785
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert Josephy Checkmark
Wondermakers date unknown ed. Robert Hoskins Fawcett Crest M1826
$0.95?$: US dollar
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.
anth Checkmark
The Best of Science Fiction date unknown ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers  
$3.50?$: US dollar
xxvii+
785
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert Josephy Checkmark
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