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Title: Swarm Title Record # 49202
Author: Bruce Sterling
Date: 1982-04-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Series: Shaper/Mechanist
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1983Translated by 加藤弘一 (Koh-ichi Katou)
Japanese
?Su
[as by ]
1983Translated by E.C.L. Meistermann
French L'essaim
1983Translated by Martin Eisele
German Der Schwarm
1985Translated by Edda Petri
German Schwärmer
1988
  • Translated by Miodrag Milovanović
Serbian Roj [as by Brus Sterling]
1991Translated by Jean Bonnefoy
French L'essaim
1992Translated by Rafael Marín Trechera.
Spanish Enjambre
1995Translated by Fabio Zucchella
Italian Swarm

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, April 1982 1982-04-00 ed. Edward L. Ferman Mercury Press, Inc.  
$1.50?$: 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 Carl Lundgren Checkmark
Fiction, #339 1983-04-00 ed.
Alain Dorémieux?Alain Doremieux
OPTA  
F20.00?F: French frank
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 Pascal Bancourt  
The 1983 Annual World's Best SF 1983-05-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books / New American Library of Canada 0-87997-822-8 / UE1822 C3.50 255
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 Vincent DiFate Checkmark
The 1983 Annual World's Best SF 1983-05-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books (DAW Collectors #528) 0-87997-822-8
$2.95?$: US dollar
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 Vincent DiFate Checkmark
World's Best SF 2 1983-07-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim
Bastei Lübbe?Bastei Luebbe
(Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Special #24044)
3-404-24044-8
DM 7.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
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.
anth Vincent DiFate Checkmark
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #12 1983-07-00 ed. Terry Carr Timescape / Pocket Books 0-671-46680-1
$3.95?$: US dollar
viii+
359
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 1983 Annual World's Best SF 1983-09-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha, Donald A. Wollheim DAW Books / SFBC 1251
$3.98?$: US dollar
x+
239
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Richard Powers Checkmark
The Nebula Awards #18 1983-11-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Arbor House 0-87795-565-4
$16.95?$: US dollar
302
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #12 1983-11-00 ed. Terry Carr Gollancz 0-575-03341-X
£9.95?£: UK pound
viii+
350
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Nebula Awards #18 1984-09-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Bantam Books 0-553-24371-3
$2.75?$: US dollar
xii+
240
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 Gary LoSasso Checkmark
Die schönsten Science Fiction Stories des Jahres: Band 3 1985-00-00 ed. Terry Carr Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #4165) 3-453-31123-X
DM 9.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
462
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
Alef, #9 1988-04-00 ed.
Boban Knežević?Boban Knezevic
Dnevnik  
Din 1,500?Din: Serbian and Yugoslavian dinar
132
A5?14.8 cm by 21 cm or 5.8" by 8.3" magazine, used by some UK and European magazines
mag Patrick Woodroffe Checkmark
Crystal Express 1989-05-00 Bruce Sterling Arkham House 0-87054-158-7
$18.95?$: US dollar
viii+
264
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Rick Lieder Checkmark
蝉の女王?Semi no Joō
1989-05-00
早川書房?Hayakawa Shobō
Hayakawa Shobo
はやかわしょぼう
ハヤカワショボウ
(
ハヤカワ文庫SF?Hayakawa Bunko SF
#822)
4-15-010822-6
¥420?¥: Japanese yen
264
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  
Crystal Express 1990-04-12 Bruce Sterling Legend 0-7126-3661-7
£12.99?£: UK pound
317
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Crystal Express 1990-06-00 Bruce Sterling Legend 0-7126-3698-6
£6.99?£: UK pound
317
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 Keith Scaife  
Zikadenkönigin 1990-08-00 Bruce Sterling Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #4709) 3-453-04294-8
DM 10.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
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 Jan Heinecke Checkmark
Crystal Express 1990-12-00 Bruce Sterling Ace Books 0-441-12423-2
$4.50?$: US dollar
278
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 Entwistle Checkmark
Crystal Express 1991-00-00 Bruce Sterling Legend 0-09-972250-X
£4.99?£: 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.
coll Keith Scaife Checkmark
Cristal express 1991-10-00 Bruce Sterling
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#524)
2-207-30524-4   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.
coll Elrik  
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories 1992-00-00 ed. Tom Shippey QPD CN 9267   587
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 Victor Stabin Checkmark
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories 1992-00-00 ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-214204-6
$22.50?$: US dollar
xxvi+
587
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Victor Stabin Checkmark
Crystal Express 1992-10-00 Bruce Sterling Ultramar Editores (Grandes Éxitos Bolsillo (Ciencia Ficción) #124) 84-7386-676-2   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.
coll Joaquín Chacopino  
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories 1992-10-00 ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-214204-6
C$31.50?C$: Canadian dollar
xxvi+
587
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Victor Stabin Checkmark
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories 1993-10-21 ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-283167-4
£6.99?£: UK pound
xxvi+
587
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 A. Hardy Checkmark
The SF Collection 1994-08-00 ed. Edel Brosnan Chancellor Press 1-85152-317-0
£4.99?£: UK pound
501
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Luis Royo Checkmark
La matrice spezzata 1995-10-00 Bruce Sterling Editrice Nord (Narrativa Nord #55) 88-429-0862-2
Lit 24,000?Lit: Italian lira
457
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.
omni Checkmark
Schismatrix Plus 1996-12-00 Bruce Sterling Ace Books 0-441-00370-2
$13.00?$: US dollar
viii+
319+
[2]
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.
omni Danilo Ducak Checkmark
The Science Fiction Century 1997-11-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Tor / BOMC 0-312-86338-1   1005
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John Harris Checkmark
The Science Fiction Century 1997-11-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Tor 0-312-86338-1
$40.00?$: US dollar
1005
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John Harris Checkmark
The Science Fiction Century 1998-05-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Quality Paperback Book Club 0-9658501-3-7
$21.95?$: US dollar
1005
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 John Harris Checkmark
The Good Stuff 1999-01-00 Gardner Dozois Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-0044-4 / 02879
$15.98?$: US dollar
982
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
The Good New Stuff: Adventure SF in the Grand Tradition 1999-02-00 ed. Gardner Dozois St. Martin's Griffin 0-312-19890-6
$16.95?$: US dollar
xiii+
450
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 Eggleton Checkmark
Ikarus 2002 2002-00-00 ed. Wolfgang Jeschke Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #6390) 3-453-19669-4
€12.00?€: Euro
842
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 Donato Checkmark
Schismatrice + 2002-05-24 Bruce Sterling
Denoël?Denoel
(Folio SF #101)
2-07-042331-X   713
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 Alain Brion  
The Good New Stuff: Adventure SF in the Grand Tradition 2002-08-00 ed. Gardner Dozois St. Martin's Griffin 0-312-26456-9
$17.95?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Bob Eggleton  
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories 2003-01-00 ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-280381-6
£9.99?£: UK pound
xxvi+
587
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 Michael Llewellyn (artist) Checkmark
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories 2003-03-00 ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-280381-6
$19.95?$: US dollar
587
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 Michael Llewellyn (artist)  
The Mammoth Book of 20th Century Science Fiction: Volume One 2003-04-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Robinson 1-84119-513-8
£6.99?£: UK pound
xix+
586
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  
Schismatrix Plus 2006-10-00 Bruce Sterling Science Fiction Book Club (SFBC 50th Anniversary Collection #31) 978-0-7394-7657-4
$10.99?$: US dollar
x+
395+
[2]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Jim Burns Checkmark
The Science Fiction Century, Volume Two 2006-10-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Orb 0-765-31492-4
$21.95?$: US dollar
508
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  
Ascendancies: The Best of Bruce Sterling 2007-09-25 Bruce Sterling Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-113-2
$38.00?$: US dollar
547
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Peter Miller  
A Science Fiction Omnibus 2007-11-29 ed. Brian Aldiss Penguin Books (Penguin Modern Classics) 978-0-14-191343-8
£7.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
A Science Fiction Omnibus 2007-11-29 ed. Brian Aldiss Penguin Books (Penguin Modern Classics) 978-0-14-118892-8
£9.99?£: UK pound
592
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 Jim Burns Checkmark
Alien Contact 2011-11-00 ed. Marty Halpern Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-359-5
$9.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth J. F. Parnell Checkmark
Alien Contact 2012-01-00 ed. Marty Halpern Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-281-9
$15.99?$: US dollar
491
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 J. F. Parnell Checkmark
Ascendancies: The Best of Bruce Sterling 2014-12-30 Bruce Sterling Open Road Integrated Media 978-1-4976-8820-9
$7.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Ascendancies: The Best of Bruce Sterling 2014-12-30 Bruce Sterling Open Road Integrated Media 978-1-4976-8812-4
$7.99?$: US dollar
539
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Schismatrix Plus 2014-12-30 Bruce Sterling Open Road Integrated Media 978-1-4976-8811-7
$7.99?$: US dollar
321
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
omni Jesse Hayes  
Schismatrix Plus 2014-12-30 Bruce Sterling Open Road Integrated Media 978-1-4976-8819-3
$7.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
omni Jesse Hayes  
The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection 2016-07-12 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Vintage Crime/Black Lizard / SFBC 14-1016912
$19.55?$: US dollar
xxxi+
1178
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 Bruce Pennington  
The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection 2016-07-12 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Vintage Crime / Black Lizard / Vintage Books 978-1-101-91009-2
$25.00?$: US dollar
xxxi+
1178
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 Bruce Pennington Checkmark
The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection 2016-07-12 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Vintage Crime / Black Lizard / Vintage Books 978-1-101-91010-8
$25.00?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Bruce Pennington Checkmark
Ascendancies: The Best of Bruce Sterling 2021-01-26 Bruce Sterling Brilliance Audio 978-1-71356-263-4
$14.99?$: US dollar
 
audio MP3 CD?Compact disc with mp3-encoded audio tracks
coll  
Schismatrix Plus 2021-01-26 Bruce Sterling Brilliance Audio 978-1-71356-281-8
$19.99?$: US dollar
 
audio MP3 CD?Compact disc with mp3-encoded audio tracks
omni Jesse Hayes  
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories date unknown ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-283167-4
£6.99?£: UK pound
xxvi+
587
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 A. Hardy  
Schismatrix Plus date unknown Bruce Sterling Ace Books 978-0-441-00370-9
$16.00?$: US dollar
viii+
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.
omni Danilo Ducak Checkmark
Schismatrix Plus date unknown Bruce Sterling Ace Books 0-441-00370-2
$14.00?$: US dollar
viii+
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.
omni Danilo Ducak  
Schismatrix Plus date unknown Bruce Sterling Ace Books 0-441-00370-2
$14.00?$: US dollar
viii+
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.
omni Danilo Ducak  
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories date unknown ed. Tom Shippey Oxford University Press 0-19-283167-4
£7.99?£: UK pound
xxvi+
587
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 A. Hardy Checkmark
Schismatrix Plus date unknown Bruce Sterling Ace Books 0-441-00370-2
$14.00?$: US dollar
viii+
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.
omni Danilo Ducak  
Crystal Express date unknown Bruce Sterling Ace Books 0-441-12423-2
$4.99?$: US dollar
278
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 Entwistle Checkmark
Crystal Express date unknown Bruce Sterling Louis Braille Books      
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
coll  
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