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Title: The Last Flight of Dr. Ain Title Record # 52116
Author: James Tiptree, Jr.
Date: 1969-03-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Note:
  • "The Last Flight of Doctor Ain" copyright © 1974 by Harry Harrison for SF: Author's Choice 4 (heavily revised version of original published in Galaxy for March 1969, © 1969 by Universal Publishing and Distributing Corporation) [source: Acknowledgments page of Warm Worlds and Otherwise)].
  • Originally written in 1968.
  • The "Warm Worlds and Otherwise" edition (1979 Del Rey/Ballantine), the "Galaxy: Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction" edition (1980 Playboy Press), the "Yesterday's Tomorrows" edition (1982 Berkley Books), the "Her Smoke Rose Up Forever" edition (1990 Arkham House), "The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy" edition (2003 Prentice-Hall), the "From Here to Forever" edition (2003 Scarecrow Press), "The Vintage Book of American Women Writers" edition (2011 Vintage Books), and the "Women of Futures Past" edition (2016 Baen) all use the revised text first published in the 1974 anthology "SF: Author's Choice 4". "The Future Is Female!: 25 Classic Science Fiction Stories by Women, From Pulp Pioneers to Ursula K. Le Guin" edition (2018 The Library of America) uses the original 1969 version published in Galaxy Magazine.
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
2003 The Last Flight of Doctor Ain
Year Language Title
1977Translated by Roderick van Rhyn
Dutch De laatste vlucht van dr. Ain [as by James Tiptree]
1981Translated by René Mahlow. DON'T MERGE with same-titled translation published in 2014.
German Doktor Ains letzter Flug
1986Translated by Pierre K. Rey
French Ligne de fuite
1988 Polish Ostatni lot doktora Aina
1991Translated by И. Невструев / I. Nevstruev.
Russian [as by ]
2006 Swedish Doktor Ains sista resa [as by James Tiptree jr.]
2014Translated by Laura Scheifinger
German Doktor Ains letzter Flug

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
Nomination 1970 Nebula Short Story

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Galaxy Magazine, March 1969 1969-03-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Galaxy Publishing Corporation  
$0.60?$: US dollar
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 Chaffee Checkmark
SF: Authors' Choice 4 1974-01-00 ed. Harry Harrison Putnam 0-399-11188-3
$5.95?$: US dollar
248
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Paul Lehr Checkmark
SF: Authors' Choice 4 1974-03-00 ed. Harry Harrison G. P. Putnam's Sons / SFBC 6090
$1.69?$: US dollar
x+
271
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Paul Lehr Checkmark
SF: Author's Choice 4 1974-08-00 ed. Harry Harrison Berkley Medallion 0-425-02622-1
C$1.25?C$: Canadian dollar
271
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
SF: Author's Choice 4 1974-08-00 ed. Harry Harrison Berkley Medallion 0-425-02622-1
$1.25?$: US dollar
271
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
Warm Worlds and Otherwise 1975-02-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Ballantine Books 0-345-24380-3
$1.50?$: US dollar
xviii+
222
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 Don R. Smith Checkmark
Warm Worlds and Otherwise 1975-03-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Ballantine Books 0-345-24380-3
C$1.50?C$: Canadian dollar
xviii+
222
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 Don R. Smith Checkmark
Sterren stralen overal 1977-00-00 ed. Warner Flamen Meulenhoff (M=SF #122) 90-290-0975-6   281
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
Warm Worlds and Otherwise 1979-02-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-28022-9
$1.95?$: US dollar
xviii+
222
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 Michael Herring Checkmark
Galaxy: Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction 1980-03-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander, Frederik Pohl Playboy Press 0-87223-568-8
$10.95?$: US dollar
xiii+
465
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Tommy Soloski Checkmark
Galaxy: Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction 1980-07-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander, Frederik Pohl Playboy Press / SFBC 3888
$6.98?$: US dollar
xv+
481
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Tommy Soloski Checkmark
Galaxy: Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction 1981-04-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander, Frederik Pohl Wideview Books 0-87223-647-1
$7.95?$: US dollar
xiii+
465
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 Tommy Soloski Checkmark
Warme Welten und andere 1981-08-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3822) 3-453-30724-0
DM 5.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
219
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 Karel Thole Checkmark
Galaxy: Volume 2 1981-11-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander, Frederik Pohl Playboy Paperbacks 0-87216-926-X
$2.50?$: US dollar
238
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
Yesterday's Tomorrows 1982-10-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Berkley Books 0-425-05648-1
$9.95?$: US dollar
xiv+
431
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  
From Here to Forever 1982-11-00 ed. James Gunn Mentor / New American Library 0-451-62136-0 / ME2136
$4.95?$: US dollar
531
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 Courtney Checkmark
Le livre d'or de la science-fiction: James Tiptree Jr 1986-10-16 James Tiptree, Jr. Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5243) 2-266-01836-1   384
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 Laverdet  
Od dzisiaj do wiecznosci 1988-00-00 ed. James Gunn Wydawnictwa "Alfa" 83-7001-196-9   486
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 Tadeusz Kobak Checkmark
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever 1990-06-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Arkham House 0-87054-160-9
$25.95?$: US dollar
xv+
520
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Andrew Smith (artist) Checkmark
1991-00-00 ed.
Сергей Барсов?Sergey Barsov
Sergei Barsov
() 58719800105   496
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth
Борис Вальехо?Boris Val'ekho
Boris Vallejo
 
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever 1991-07-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Arkham House / BOMC  
$19.95?$: US dollar
xv+
520
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Andrew Smith (artist) Checkmark
Von Lem bis Varley 1993-00-00 ed. James Gunn Heyne (Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur #98) 3-453-05798-8
DM 14.90?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
335
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 Ashley Pearce Checkmark
From Here to Forever 1997-01-00 ed. James Gunn Borealis / White Wolf Publishing 1-56504-822-9 / WW 11090
$14.99?$: US dollar
601
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
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy 2000-07-18 ed. Garyn G. Roberts Prentice-Hall 0-13-021280-6
$47.00?$: US dollar
xviii+
1166
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 Frank R. Paul Checkmark
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy 2003-00-00 ed. Garyn G. Roberts Prentice-Hall 0-13-021280-6   xviii+
1166
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 Frank R. Paul Checkmark
From Here to Forever 2003-05-00 ed. James Gunn Scarecrow Press 0-8108-4670-5
$39.50?$: US dollar
xxix+
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 Checkmark
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever 2004-11-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Tachyon Publications 1-892391-20-1
$15.95?$: US dollar
xiv+
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.
coll John Picacio Checkmark
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever 2005-07-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Science Fiction Book Club (SFBC 50th Anniversary Collection #20) 0-7394-5512-5 / 1180883
$12.99?$: US dollar
xv+
492
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bruce Jensen Checkmark
Nova science fiction, nummer 10/11 2006-07-00 ed. John-Henri Holmberg Gafiac  
skr 125?skr: Swedish krona (crown)
 
A5?14.8 cm by 21 cm or 5.8" by 8.3" magazine, used by some UK and European magazines
mag  
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers 2011-01-00 ed. Elaine Showalter Vintage Books 978-1-4000-3445-1
$18.95?$: US dollar
xix+
822
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
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers 2011-01-11 ed. Elaine Showalter Vintage Books 978-0-307-74496-8
$11.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
Doktor Ain 2014-01-31 James Tiptree, Jr. Septime (James Tiptree, Jr.: Sämtliche Erzählungen #1) 978-3-902711-23-6
€23.90?€: Euro
463+
[4]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll
Jürgen Schütz?Juergen Schuetz
Checkmark
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever 2014-07-10 James Tiptree, Jr. Gollancz (Gollancz SF Masterworks (II)) 978-1-4732-0325-9
£4.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Christopher Gibbs  
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever 2014-07-10 James Tiptree, Jr. Gollancz (Gollancz SF Masterworks (II)) 978-1-4732-0324-2
£9.99?£: UK pound
xxi+
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.
coll Christopher Gibbs Checkmark
Warm Worlds and Otherwise 2015-12-17 James Tiptree, Jr. Gateway / Orion 978-1-4732-0315-0
£2.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Checkmark
Women of Futures Past 2016-09-06 ed. Kristine Kathryn Rusch Baen 978-1-4767-8161-7
$16.00?$: US dollar
266
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 Christine Mitzuk Checkmark
Lightspeed, July 2017 2017-07-00 ed. John Joseph Adams Lightspeed Magazine  
$3.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
mag Reiko Murakami  
The Future Is Female!: 25 Classic Science Fiction Stories by Women, From Pulp Pioneers to Ursula K. Le Guin 2018-10-09 ed. Lisa Yaszek The Library of America 978-1-59853-585-3
$13.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Richard Avedon  
The Future Is Female!: 25 Classic Science Fiction Stories by Women, From Pulp Pioneers to Ursula K. Le Guin 2018-10-09 ed. Lisa Yaszek The Library of America 978-1-59853-580-8
$27.95?$: US dollar
xxi+
530
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Richard Avedon Checkmark
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever 2020-07-14 James Tiptree, Jr. Audible Studios  
$34.94?$: US dollar
 
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
coll John Picacio Checkmark
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever 2020-10-06 James Tiptree, Jr. Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio 978-1-71356-170-5
$29.99?$: US dollar
 
audio MP3 CD?Compact disc with mp3-encoded audio tracks
coll John Picacio  
Warm Worlds and Otherwise 2021-06-03 James Tiptree, Jr. Penguin Books (Penguin Classics Science Fiction) 978-0-14-199651-6
£8.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Warm Worlds and Otherwise 2021-06-03 James Tiptree, Jr. Penguin Books (Penguin Classics Science Fiction) 978-0-241-50975-3
£8.99?£: UK pound
272
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 Tom Etherington Checkmark
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever date unknown James Tiptree, Jr. Tachyon Publications 1-892391-20-1
$15.95?$: US dollar
xiv+
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.
coll John Picacio Checkmark
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