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Title: A Subway Named Mobius Title Record # 52243
Author: A. J. Deutsch
Date: 1950-12-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
User Rating: 7.29 (7 votes) Including variants and translations: 7.13 (8 votes) Your vote: Not cast VOTE
Current Tags: science fiction (1), Moebius strip (1), topology (1), mathematics (1), subways (1) Add Tags

Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1953This is a variant of "A Subway Named Mobius". Not only is the title different, but the ending of this version differs slightly from that of other editions.
Non-Stop
2019 A Subway Named Möbius
Year Language Title
1963 Italian Una metropolitana che si chiama Moebius
1970Translated by José Maria Aroca
Spanish Un metropolitano llamado Mobius
1972Translated by Cesare Scaglia
Italian Una metropolitana chiamata Moebius
1973Translated by Mária Borbás
Hungarian
A Möbius-metró?A Mobius-metro
1979 Portuguese Um metro chamado Mobius

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
4 2001 Retro Hugo Best Short Story

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, December 1950 1950-12-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.  
$0.25?$: 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 Timmins Checkmark
Omnibus of Science Fiction 1952-11-00 ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers  
$3.50?$: US dollar
xiii+
562
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Omnibus of Science Fiction 1953-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers / SFBC  
$1.90?$: US dollar
xiv+
562
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Omnibus of Science Fiction 1953-04-00 ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers     xiv+
562
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Argosy (UK), September 1953 1953-09-00 ed. Editors of Argosy (UK) The Amalgamated Press  
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).
144
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 Checkmark
Strange Travels in Science Fiction 1954-01-00 ed. Groff Conklin 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).
256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Science Fiction Omnibus 1956-08-00 ed. Groff Conklin Berkley Books G-31
$0.35?$: US dollar
187
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
Fantasia Mathematica 1958-00-00 ed. Clifton Fadiman Simon & Schuster  
$4.95?$: US dollar
xix+
298
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Best SF Four: Science Fiction Stories 1961-03-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber  
15/-?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).
224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John Griffiths Checkmark
Best SF Four: Science Fiction Stories 1962-07-00 ed. Edmund Crispin The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 63
5/6?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).
224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John Griffiths Checkmark
Urania #302 1963-02-24 ed. Carlo Fruttero Mondadori 302
Lit 150?Lit: Italian lira
160
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 Checkmark
Science Fiction Omnibus 1963-11-00 ed. Groff Conklin Berkley Medallion F851
$0.50?$: 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
Best SF Four 1965-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber (Faber Paper Covered Editions)  
6/6?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).
224
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
One Hundred Years of Science Fiction 1968-00-00 ed. Damon Knight Simon & Schuster  
$6.50?$: US dollar
384
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Carl Smith Checkmark
One Hundred Years of Science Fiction 1969-06-00 ed. Damon Knight Gollancz 0-575-00329-4
£1.60?£: UK pound
368
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Antología de novelas de anticipación X?Antologia de novelas de anticipacion X
1970-00-00 ed. Damon Knight Acervo (Antología de novelas de anticipación #10)     403
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  
One Hundred Years of Science Fiction 1970-05-00 ed. Damon Knight Gollancz 0-575-00329-4
£1.60?£: UK pound
368
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Where Do We Go from Here? 1971-04-16 ed. Isaac Asimov Doubleday 0-385-02935-7
$6.95?$: US dollar
xii+
441
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Peter Rauch Checkmark
Where Do We Go from Here? 1971-08-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Doubleday / SFBC 3410
$2.49?$: US dollar
x+
441
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Peter Rauch Checkmark
One Hundred Years of Science Fiction, Book One 1972-03-00 ed. Damon Knight Pan Books 0-330-02982-7
£0.30?£: UK pound
x+
226
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
Il passo dell'ignoto 1972-09-00 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Mondadori (Omnibus) 10531   xii+
636
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Karel Thole  
Where Do We Go from Here? 1972-10-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest P1749
C$1.25?C$: Canadian dollar
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.
anth Checkmark
Where Do We Go from Here? 1972-10-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest P1749
$1.25?$: US dollar
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.
anth Checkmark
Galaktika 4: Tudományos-fantasztikus antológia 1973-00-00 ed. Kuczka Péter
Kozmosz Könyvek?Kozmosz Konyvek
IF 1734 - e - 7375
Ft 12?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 Salvador Dali  
Where Do We Go from Here? 1973-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Michael Joseph 0-7181-1134-6   415
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Where Do We Go from Here? Book 1 1974-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Sphere 0-7221-1251-3
£0.40?£: UK pound
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
Where Do We Go from Here? 1976-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest 449-02849
$1.75?$: US dollar
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.
anth  
One Hundred Years of Science Fiction, Book One 1977-08-00 ed. Damon Knight Pan Books 0-330-02982-7
£0.70?£: UK pound
x+
226
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 Bob Layzell Checkmark
Para Onde Vamos? 1979-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Hemus     375
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 Faragasso  
Omnibus of Science Fiction 1980-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-32097-5
$?$: US dollar
xiii+
561
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Eddie Jones Checkmark
Where Do We Go from Here? 1980-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest 0-449-22849-5
$1.75?$: US dollar
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.
anth  
Laughing Space 1982-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, J. O. Jeppson Robson Books 0-86051-181-2
£7.95?£: UK pound
xvi+
521
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Deborah Taylor Checkmark
Laughing Space 1982-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, J. O. Jeppson Robson Books 0-86051-181-2   xvi+
521
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Deborah Taylor Checkmark
Laughing Space 1982-03-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, J. O. Jeppson Houghton Mifflin 0-395-30519-5
$17.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
521
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Omnibus of Science Fiction 1984-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Chatham River Press 0-517-45370-3
$1.98?$: US dollar
561
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 Eddie Jones Checkmark
The Great SF Stories 12 (1950) 1984-09-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books / New American Library of Canada (DAW Collectors #594) 0-87997-953-4 / UE1953
C$3.95?C$: Canadian dollar
319
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 Dino Marsan Checkmark
The Great SF Stories 12 (1950) 1984-09-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #594) 0-87997-953-4 / UE1953
$3.50?$: US dollar
319
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 Dino Marsan Checkmark
Laughing Space 1985-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, J. O. Jeppson Robson Books 0-86051-323-8
£3.95?£: UK pound
xvi+
521
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 Deborah Taylor Checkmark
Isaac Asimov Presents the Golden Years of Science Fiction: Sixth Series 1988-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-65754-6
$8.95?$: US dollar
624
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Romas Checkmark
Fantasia Mathematica 1997-05-00 ed. Clifton Fadiman Copernicus 0-387-94931-3
$19.95?$: US dollar
xix+
298
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 Ilya Bolotowsky  
If This Goes Wrong... 2017-01-00 ed. Hank Davis Baen 978-1-4767-8202-7
$7.99?$: 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 Dominic Harman Checkmark
The Platform Edge: Uncanny Tales of the Railways 2019-01-18 ed. Mike Ashley The British Library (British Library Tales of the Weird) 978-0-7123-5203-1
£8.99?£: UK pound
302
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 Enrique Bernardou Checkmark
The Platform Edge: Uncanny Tales of the Railways 2019-01-22 ed. Mike Ashley The British Library (British Library Tales of the Weird) 978-0-7123-6489-8
£2.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Enrique Bernardou  
A Subway Named Mobius 2021-05-29 A. J. Deutsch Faded Page 20210556
C$0.00?C$: Canadian dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
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Fantasia Mathematica date unknown ed. Clifton Fadiman Simon & Schuster  
$1.45?$: US dollar
xix+
298
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 Milton Glaser  
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