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Title: The Gnarly Man Title Record # 52284
Author: L. Sprague de Camp
Date: 1939-06-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
Note: First published in Unknown, June 1939.
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Current Tags: science fiction (1), NESFA Core Reading List (1) Add Tags

Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1973Translated by Jan Koesen
Dutch De knoestige man
1973Translated by Jürgen Abel
German Der knorrige Mann [as by Lyon Sprague de Camp]
1976Translated by Michel Deutsch
French
Un mec préhisto?Un mec prehisto
1979Translated by Lore Straßl and Susi Matthaey.
German Der knorrige Mann
1981Translated by Rosemarie Hundertmarck
German Der Urmensch
1984Translated by Françoise Serph
French L'homme tortu
2006 Italian L'uomo nodoso

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Unknown, June 1939 1939-06-00 ed. uncredited 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 H. W. Scott Checkmark
The Wheels of If, and Other Science Fiction 1949-00-00 L. Sprague de Camp Shasta  
$3.00?$: US dollar
vii+
223
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Hannes Bok Checkmark
Fantastic Story Magazine, July 1953 1953-07-00 ed. Samuel Mines Best Books, Inc.  
$0.25?$: US dollar
148
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 Walter Popp Checkmark
Human? 1954-04-00 ed. Judith Merril Lion Books 205
$0.25?$: 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 Rafael DeSoto Checkmark
The Unknown 1963-04-00 ed. D. R. Bensen Pyramid Books R-851
$0.50?$: US dollar
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 John Schoenherr Checkmark
The Freak Show 1970-03-19 ed. Peter Haining Rapp & Whiting 0-85391-146-0
32/-?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  
The Unknown 1970-10-00 ed. D. R. Bensen Pyramid Books T2326
C$0.75?C$: Canadian dollar
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 Brad Johannsen Checkmark
The Unknown 1970-10-00 ed. D. R. Bensen Pyramid Books T2326
$0.75?$: US dollar
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 Brad Johannsen Checkmark
The Wheels of If and Other Science-Fiction 1970-10-00 L. Sprague de Camp Berkley Medallion 0-425-01893-8 / S1893
$0.75?$: US dollar
191
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
The Freak Show 1971-03-26 ed. Peter Haining Corgi 0-552-08646-0
£0.30?£: UK pound
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 Bruce Pennington Checkmark
The Freak Show 1972-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Thomas Nelson 0-8407-6244-5   239
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Jim Souder  
Het onbekende 1973-00-00 ed. D. R. Bensen Luitingh (Luitingh SF Verhalen #1) 90-245-0172-5   171
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
Ungeheuer 1973-12-00 ed. Peter Haining Fischer Taschenbuch (Fischer Taschenbücher #1417) 3-436-01806-6
DM 4.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
245
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 Klaus Endrikat , Wenn Checkmark
Ungeheuer 1974-07-00 ed. Peter Haining Fischer Taschenbuch (Fischer Taschenbücher #1417) 3-436-01806-6
DM 4.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
245
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 Klaus Endrikat , Wenn Checkmark
Ungeheuer 1976-07-00 ed. Peter Haining Fischer Taschenbuch (Fischer Taschenbücher #1417) 3-436-01806-6
DM 4.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
245
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 Klaus Endrikat , Wenn Checkmark
Les meilleurs récits de Unknown 1976-11-05 ed. Jacques Sadoul J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #713)     285
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 H. W. Scott , Edd Cartier Checkmark
Die Räder der Zeit 1978-00-00 Lyon Sprague de Camp Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3575) 3-453-30470-5
DM 4.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
218
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  
The Best of L. Sprague de Camp 1978-02-00 L. Sprague de Camp Nelson Doubleday / SFBC 2164
$2.98?$: US dollar
xv+
301
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Richard V. Corben Checkmark
The Best of L. Sprague de Camp 1978-05-00 L. Sprague de Camp Del Rey / Ballantine (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-25474-0
$1.95?$: US dollar
xvii+
362
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 Darrell Sweet Checkmark
The Best of L. Sprague de Camp 1978-05-00 L. Sprague de Camp Del Rey / Ballantine (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-25474-0
C$1.95?C$: Canadian dollar
xvii+
362
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 Darrell Sweet Checkmark
The Unknown 1978-08-00 ed. D. R. Bensen Jove / HBJ 0-515-04820-8 / M4820
$1.75?$: US dollar
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 Jim Steranko  
The Unknown 1978-08-00 ed. D. R. Bensen Jove / HBJ 0-515-04820-8 / M4820
C$1.75?C$: Canadian dollar
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 Jim Steranko Checkmark
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 1, 1939 1979-03-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #329) 0-87997-454-0 / UE1454
$2.25?$: US dollar
432
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 1, 1939 1979-03-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books 0-87997-454-0 / UE1454
C$2.50?C$: Canadian dollar
432
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 1, 1939 1979-03-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #329) 0-87997-454-0 / UE1454
$2.95?$: US dollar
432
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
Dawn of Time: Prehistory Through Science Fiction 1979-06-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph Olander, Robert Silverberg Elsevier / Nelson Books 0-525-66624-9
$8.95?$: US dollar
224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John P. Capello Checkmark
Straße der Verdammnis?Strasse der Verdammnis
1979-10-30 ed. D. R. Bensen Pabel (Terra Fantasy #66) TF66
DM 4.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
161
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 Boris Vallejo Checkmark
Die besten Stories von L. Sprague de Camp 1981-03-00 L. Sprague de Camp Moewig (Playboy Science Fiction #6714) 3-8118-6714-8
DM 7.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
336
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 Azpiri Checkmark
Isaac Asimov Presents The Golden Years of Science Fiction 1983-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-40147-9   432+
350
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Romas Checkmark
Histoires d'immortels 1984-01-00 ed. Jacques Goimard,
Demètre Ioakimidis?Demetre Ioakimidis
,
Gérard Klein?Gerard Klein
Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la science-fiction #3784) 2-253-03371-5   443
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
The Best of L. Sprague de Camp 1986-05-00 L. Sprague de Camp Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-32930-9
$3.50?$: US dollar
xvii+
362
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 Darrell Sweet Checkmark
Neanderthals 1987-02-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg, Charles G. Waugh Signet / New American Library 0-451-14716-2 / AE4716
$3.95?$: 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 Paul Van Munching Checkmark
Neanderthals 1987-02-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg, Charles G. Waugh Signet / New American Library of Canada 0-451-14716-2
C$4.95?C$: Canadian 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 Paul Van Munching Checkmark
Unknown Worlds: Tales from Beyond 1988-00-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Stanley Schmidt Galahad Books 0-88365-728-7
$9.98?$: US dollar
[10]+
517
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Yemi Checkmark
Unknown Worlds: Tales from Beyond 1993-00-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Stanley Schmidt Bristol Park Books 0-88486-077-9
$12.95?$: US dollar
[10]+
517
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Yemi  
Modern Classics of Fantasy 1997-01-00 ed. Gardner Dozois St. Martin's Press 0-312-15173-X
$35.00?$: US dollar
xxiii+
647
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth James Gurney  
Modern Classics of Fantasy 1997-03-00 ed. Gardner Dozois St. Martin's Press / SFBC 14775
$14.98?$: US dollar
xxiii+
647
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth James Gurney Checkmark
Modern Classics of Fantasy 1997-11-01 ed. Gardner Dozois St. Martin's Press 0-312-16931-0
$18.95?$: US dollar
672
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  
My Favorite Fantasy Story 2000-08-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #1161) 0-88677-905-7
$6.99?$: US dollar
viii+
423
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 Les Edwards Checkmark
Great Science Fiction Stories of 1939 2001-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg Dorset Press 0-7607-2417-2
$9.95?$: US dollar
432
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 Tom McKeveny  
Aristotle and the Gun and Other Stories 2002-08-00 L. Sprague de Camp Five Star (Five Star First Edition Science Fiction and Fantasy) 0-7862-4311-2
$24.95?$: US dollar
240
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Ken Barr Checkmark
My Favorite Fantasy Story 2004-07-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg ibooks 0-7434-8744-3
$11.95?$: US dollar
viii+
423
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 Les Edwards  
Years in the Making: The Time-Travel Stories of L. Sprague de Camp 2005-02-00 L. Sprague de Camp NESFA Press 1-886778-47-7
$25.00?$: US dollar
377
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Years in the Making: The Time-Travel Stories of L. Sprague de Camp 2005-09-00 L. Sprague de Camp NESFA Press / SFBC 1192207
$12.50?$: US dollar
377
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Le grandi storie della SF vol. 1 2006-06-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Mondadori (Urania Collezione #41) 41
€4.90?€: Euro
360
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 Franco Brambilla  
Jim Baen's Universe, April 2007 2007-04-00 ed. Eric Flint, Mike Resnick Baen 1932093006
$6.00?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
mag Checkmark
Modern Classics of Fantasy 2014-10-28 ed. Gardner Dozois St. Martin's Press 978-1-4668-8448-9
$7.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth James Gurney  
The Best of L. Sprague de Camp 2014-12-12 L. Sprague de Camp Phoenix Pick 978-1-61242-249-7
$6.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Best of L. Sprague de Camp 2014-12-16 L. Sprague de Camp Phoenix Pick 978-1-61242-248-0
$14.99?$: US dollar
341
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  
Modern Classics of Fantasy date unknown ed. Gardner Dozois St. Martin's Press 0-312-15173-X
$35.00?$: US dollar
xxiii+
647
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth James Gurney  
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 1, 1939 date unknown ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books 0-87997-700-0 / UE1700
C$2.95?C$: Canadian dollar
432
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
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