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Title: Founding Father Title Record # 52473
Author: Isaac Asimov
Date: 1965-10-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1966Translated by Enrica La Viola
Italian I fondatori
1966Translated by René Lathière
French
Le père d'un monde?Le pere d'un monde
1967Translated by Thomas Schlück
German Das letzte Mittel
1976Translated by Beata Della Frattina
Italian I fondatori
1977Translated by Roderick van Rhyn
Dutch Stamvader
1977Translated by Anne Villelaur
French Le fondateur
1977Translated by Walter Brumm
German Landung ohne Wiederkehr
1981Translated by Jean A. Schalekamp
Dutch Oprichter
1987Translated by Uwe Anton
German
Gründervater?Gruendervater
1992Translated by Dan Iordache and Dan Merișca
Romanian Întemeitorul
1993Translated by Carlos Gardini.
Spanish Padre fundador
1998Translated by Mihai-Dan Pavelescu
Romanian
Întemeietorii?Intemeietorii

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
Nomination 1966 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, October 1965 1965-10-00 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 Pederson Checkmark
Urania #419 1966-01-16 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Mondadori 419
Lit 200?Lit: Italian lira
128
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
Galaxie (2ème série), #26 1966-06-00 ed.
Alain Dorémieux?Alain Doremieux
OPTA  
F2.50?F: French frank
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 Ed Emshwiller  
Galaxy 9 1967-09-00 ed. Walter Ernsting Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3103) 3103
DM 2.40?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
159
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 Karl Stephan Checkmark
Backdrop of Stars 1968-03-00 ed. Harry Harrison Dennis Dobson 0-234-77057-0
25/-?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).
222
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Richard Weaver (artist) Checkmark
SF: Authors' Choice 1968-06-00 ed. Harry Harrison Berkley Medallion S1567
$0.75?$: US dollar
224
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
Themes in Science Fiction: A Journey Into Wonder 1972-00-00 ed. Leo P. Kelley McGraw-Hill (Patterns in Literary Art) 0-07-033504-4   iii+
428
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
Science Fact/Fiction 1974-00-00 ed. Edmund J. Farrell, Thomas E. Gage, John Pfordresher, Raymond J. Rodrigues Scott, Foresman and Company (The Man in Literature Program) 0-673-03407-0   xv+
394
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 Jack Youngerman Checkmark
Backdrop of Stars 1975-05-00 ed. Harry Harrison New English Library 0-450-02269-2
£0.40?£: UK pound
204
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
Buy Jupiter and Other Stories 1975-09-00 Isaac Asimov Doubleday 0-385-05077-1
$5.95?$: US dollar
206
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Michael Flanagan  
Buy Jupiter and Other Stories 1975-10-00 Isaac Asimov Doubleday & Company / SFBC 1340
$2.49?$: US dollar
206
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Michael Flanagan Checkmark
Buy Jupiter and Other Stories 1976-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther 0-586-04398-5
£0.60?£: UK pound
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.
coll Peter Jones Checkmark
Buy Jupiter and Other Stories 1976-00-00 Isaac Asimov Gollancz 0-575-02078-4
£3.20?£: UK pound
206
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Urania #699 1976-06-20 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Mondadori 699
Lit 600?Lit: Italian lira
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 Karel Thole  
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
Buy Jupiter and Other Stories 1977-01-00 Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest 0-449-23062-7
C$1.50?C$: Canadian 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.
coll George Tsui Checkmark
Buy Jupiter and Other Stories 1977-01-00 Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest 0-449-23062-7
$1.50?$: 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.
coll George Tsui Checkmark
Cher Jupiter et autres nouvelles 1977-03-11 Isaac Asimov
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#233)
    184
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
Stéphane Dumont?Stephane Dumont
 
Buy Jupiter and Other Stories 1977-07-00 Isaac Asimov Panther / Granada 0-586-04398-5
£0.75?£: UK pound
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.
coll Peter Jones Checkmark
Landung ohne Wiederkehr 1977-08-23 Isaac Asimov Pabel (Terra Taschenbuch #291) TTB291
DM 3.80?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.
coll David Bergen Checkmark
Buy Jupiter and Other Stories 1978-00-00 Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest 0-449-23828-8
$1.75?$: 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.
coll  
De beste science fiction verhalen van Meulenhoff 1978-00-00 ed. Mark Carpentier Alting Meulenhoff (M=SF #141) 90-290-0549-1   388
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 Chris Foss Checkmark
Testi e Note. Volume secondo 1978-10-00 Isaac Asimov Mondadori (Oscar) 15756-0
Lit 2,250?Lit: Italian lira
288
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  
Buy Jupiter and Other Stories 1979-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther 0-586-04398-5
£0.85?£: UK pound
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.
coll Peter Jones Checkmark
Cher Jupiter et autres nouvelles 1979-10-25 Isaac Asimov
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#233)
    184
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
Stéphane Dumont?Stephane Dumont
 
Buy Jupiter and Other Stories 1980-00-00 Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest 0-449-23828-8
$1.95?$: 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.
coll  
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
Buy Jupiter and Other Stories 1981-00-00 Isaac Asimov Granada 0-586-04398-5
£1.25?£: UK pound
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.
coll Peter Jones Checkmark
Het kosmisch biljart 1981-00-00 Isaac Asimov Bruna (Zwarte beertjes #1984) 90-449-1984-9
ƒ9.90?ƒ: Dutch guilder
283
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 Eddie Jones 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
Avontuur in ruimte & tijd, #1 1981-05-00 ed. Editors of Avontuur in ruimte & tijd De Tijdruimte  
ƒ2.50?ƒ: Dutch guilder
64
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 Peter Elson 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
Buy Jupiter and Other Stories 1982-00-00 Isaac Asimov Granada 0-586-04398-5   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.
coll Peter Jones  
Starships 1983-05-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Fawcett Crest / Ballantine 0-449-20126-0
C$4.25?C$: Canadian dollar
342
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 Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Starships 1983-05-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Fawcett Crest / Ballantine 0-449-20126-0
$3.50?$: US dollar
342
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 Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Landung ohne Wiederkehr 1983-09-00 Isaac Asimov Moewig (Utopia Classics #57) UC57
DM 5.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
160
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 Nikolai Lutohin Checkmark
Buy Jupiter and Other Stories 1984-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther 0-586-04398-5
£1.95?£: UK pound
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.
coll Peter Jones Checkmark
Testi e Note 1985-04-00 Isaac Asimov Mondadori (Urania Blu #4) 4
Lit 3,500?Lit: Italian lira
188
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 Karel Thole  
Oneindig moment: Een kennismaking met het ongewone verhaal 1986-00-00 ed. uncredited Meulenhoff 90-290-2488-7   203
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 Tim White Checkmark
Sternenschiffe (2) 1987-04-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Ullstein (Ullstein Science Fiction & Fantasy #31145) 3-548-31145-8
DM 9.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
168
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 Stuart Hughes (artist) Checkmark
Testi e Note. Volume secondo 1987-07-00 Isaac Asimov Mondadori (Oscar #1997) 88-04-30483-9   288
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 Anna Montecroci  
Buy Jupiter and Other Stories 1988-00-00 Isaac Asimov Grafton 0-586-04398-5
£2.50?£: UK pound
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.
coll Peter Jones Checkmark
Buy Jupiter and Other Stories 1988-02-00 Isaac Asimov VGSF / Gollancz 0-575-04199-4
£2.95?£: UK pound
206
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 John Harris Checkmark
Op z'n best!: De vijfentwintig mooiste SF en fantasy verhalen 1992-00-00 ed. unknown Meulenhoff      
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  
Quasar, 1/1992 1992-00-00 ed.
Mihai Bădescu?Mihai Badescu
,
Dan Merișca?Dan Merisca
Dan Merishca
, Sorin Simion
PROCONSF  
Lei 80?Lei: Romanian leu
44
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.
mag Nicolae Nicolaev  
The Complete Stories, Volume 2 1992-02-00 Isaac Asimov Foundation / Doubleday 0-385-42078-1
$14.00?$: US dollar
ix+
550
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 Barclay Shaw Checkmark
The Complete Stories, Volume 2 1992-05-00 Isaac Asimov Doubleday Foundation / SFBC 17907
$7.98?$: US dollar
ix+
635
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Barclay Shaw Checkmark
Cuentos completos II 1993-00-00 Isaac Asimov Ediciones B (Éxito Internacional #142) 84-406-3787-X    
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Complete Stories, Volume 2 1994-01-00 Isaac Asimov HarperCollins (UK) 0-00-224150-1
£16.99?£: UK pound
550
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Starships 1995-03-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Fawcett Crest / Ballantine 0-449-00748-0
$19.00?$: US dollar
342
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 Rick Sternbach  
Întemeietorii?Intemeietorii
1998-00-00 Isaac Asimov Editura Teora (Sci-Fi (Editura Teora) #28) 973-601-717-6
Lei 20,000?Lei: Romanian leu
210
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 Chris Moore  
Cher Jupiter et autres nouvelles 1999-05-00 Isaac Asimov
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#233)
2-207-24918-2   184
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 Fred Sorrentino  
Buy Jupiter 2000-02-00 Isaac Asimov Millennium 1-85798-941-4
£6.99?£: UK pound
224
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 John Harris  
Cher Jupiter 2016-12-12 Isaac Asimov
Denoël?Denoel
(Folio SF #563)
978-2-07-046741-9   372
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 Karim Friha  
The Complete Stories, Volume 2 unpublished Isaac Asimov Foundation / Doubleday 0-385-42079-X    
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Buy Jupiter and Other Stories date unknown Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest 0-449-23062-7
$1.50?$: 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.
coll George Tsui  
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