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Title: The Metal Man Title Record # 54789
Author: Jack Williamson
Date: 1928-12-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: An updated version of this short story was published by Williamson in his 1969 Ace collection, 'The Pandora Effect'. First appearance in "Amazing Stories", December 1928, illustrated by Frank R. Paul.
Synopsis: Available on page 498, Bleiler (Gernsback).
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1928 Metal Man
Year Language Title
1979Translated by Riccardo Valla
Italian L'uomo metallico
1979Translated by Karmen Bašić
Croatian
Metalni čovjek?Metalni covjek
Metalni chovjek
1980Translated by Eva Malsch
German Der Metallmann
1991Translated by an unknown hand
Romanian Omul de metal

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Amazing Stories, December 1928 1928-12-00 ed. Hugo Gernsback Experimenter Publishing Co.  
$0.25?$: US dollar
100
bedsheet?8.5" by 11.25" magazines, e.g. early issues of Amazing; or the 1942-43 issues of Astounding.
mag Paul Checkmark
Tales of Wonder, #8 1939-09-00 ed. Walter H. Gillings World's Work  
1/-?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).
128
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 Nick Checkmark
Avon Fantasy Reader, No. 6, 1948 1948-05-00 ed. Donald A. Wollheim Avon Book Co.  
$0.35?$: US dollar
124
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
Amazing Stories, October 1965 1965-10-00 ed. Joseph Ross Ultimate Publishing Co., Inc.  
$0.50?$: 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 Kelly Freas Checkmark
The Best of Amazing 1967-06-00 ed. Joseph Ross Doubleday  
$4.50?$: US dollar
xi+
[3]+
222
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Sylvie Selig Checkmark
The Best of Amazing 1968-10-00 ed. Joseph Ross Robert Hale 0-7091-0461-8
21/-?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 C. W. Bacon  
The Pandora Effect 1969-00-00 Jack Williamson Ace Books 65125
$0.60?$: US dollar
189
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 C. Gross Checkmark
The Best of Amazing 1969-06-00 ed. Joseph Ross Belmont Books B75-1017
$0.75?$: 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 Checkmark
A Spectrum of Worlds 1972-09-00 ed. Thomas D. Clareson Doubleday 0-385-01657-3
$5.95?$: US dollar
311
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert Aulicino Checkmark
Androids, Time Machines and Blue Giraffes 1973-08-00 ed. Roger Elwood, Vic Ghidalia Follett Publishing Company 0-695-40369-9
$6.95?$: US dollar
381
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Franz Altschuler Checkmark
The Early Williamson 1975-08-00 Jack Williamson Doubleday (Doubleday Science Fiction) 0-385-02722-2
$5.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
199
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Gary Friedman Checkmark
The Early Williamson 1978-00-00 Jack Williamson Sphere 0-7221-9167-7
£0.95?£: UK pound
268
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 Elson Checkmark
The Best of Jack Williamson 1978-06-00 Jack Williamson Del Rey / Ballantine (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-27335-4
$1.95?$: US dollar
xiv+
386
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 Ralph McQuarrie Checkmark
Urania #773 1979-03-04 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Mondadori 773
Lit 900?Lit: Italian lira
168
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  
Sirius, #36 1979-06-05 ed.
Borivoj Jurković?Borivoj Jurkovic
Borivoj Jurkovich
Vjesnik  
Din 15?Din: Serbian and Yugoslavian dinar
148
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.
mag Vicente Segrelles Checkmark
Die besten Stories von Jack Williamson 1980-06-00 Jack Williamson Moewig (Playboy Science Fiction #6705) 3-8118-6705-9
DM 7.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
416
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 Carl Lundgren Checkmark
The Arbor House Treasury of Science Fiction Masterpieces 1983-04-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg Arbor House 0-87795-445-3
$16.95?$: US dollar
538
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Best of Jack Williamson 1984-01-00 Jack Williamson Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-31343-7
$2.95?$: US dollar
xiv+
386
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 Ralph McQuarrie Checkmark
The Arbor House Treasury of Science Fiction Masterpieces 1984-02-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg Priam Books / Arbor House 0-87795-446-1
$8.95?$: US dollar
538
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  
Great Tales of Science Fiction 1985-00-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg Galahad Books 0-88365-701-5
$8.98?$: US dollar
529
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Amazing Science Fiction Anthology: The Wonder Years 1926-1935 1987-01-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg TSR 0-88038-439-5
$3.95?$: US dollar
316
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 Larry Elmore Checkmark
Great Tales of Science Fiction 1988-06-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg Galahad Books 0-88365-701-5
$9.98?$: US dollar
529
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Karen Nelson  
Almanah România literară 1991?Almanah Romania literara 1991
1991-00-00 ed. Lucian Hanu, Doina Rodina
România literară?Romania literara
 
Lei 35?Lei: Romanian leu
320
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 Tudor Jebeleanu  
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
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 1992-10-00 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
La Stazione della Stella Morta 1993-02-00 Jack Williamson Mondadori (Classici Urania #191)  
Lit 6,000?Lit: Italian lira
368
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 Alan Gutierrez  
La Stazione della Stella Morta 1993-05-00 Jack Williamson Mondadori (I Libri di Urania #9) 88-04-37129-3
Lit 8,000?Lit: Italian lira
368
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 Alan Gutierrez  
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
Great Tales of Science Fiction 1994-03-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg Galahad Books 0-88365-701-5
$?$: US dollar
529
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Decades of Science Fiction 1997-04-00 ed. Applewhite Minyard NTC Publishing Group 0-8442-5994-2
$26.95?$: US dollar
xvi+
557
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 François Robert Checkmark
Decades of Science Fiction 1997-04-00 ed. Applewhite Minyard NTC Publishing Group 0-8442-5995-0   xvi+
557+
vi+
72
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 François Robert Checkmark
Big Bangs: Famous First Stories by Science Fiction Masters 1998-00-00 ed. Scott Edelman Sovereign Media Co.     80
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 Metal Man and Others 1999-05-00 Jack Williamson Haffner Press 1-893887-03-0
$100.00?$: US dollar
xxii+
543
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Frank R. Paul  
The Metal Man and Others 1999-05-00 Jack Williamson Haffner Press 1-893887-02-2
$500.00?$: US dollar
xxii+
543
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Frank R. Paul Checkmark
The Metal Man and Others 1999-05-00 Jack Williamson Haffner Press 1-893887-02-2
$32.00?$: US dollar
xxii+
543
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Frank R. Paul Checkmark
Holt Anthology of Science Fiction 2000-05-00 ed. uncredited Holt, Rinehart and Winston 0-03-052947-6   x+
310
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 Dave Cutler Studios  
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)  
Seventy-Five: The Diamond Anniversary of a Science Fiction Pioneer 2004-08-00 Jack Williamson Haffner Press 1-893887-21-9
$175.00?$: US dollar
599
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Chris Kalb Checkmark
Seventy-Five: The Diamond Anniversary of a Science Fiction Pioneer 2004-08-00 Jack Williamson Haffner Press 1-893887-20-0
$50.00?$: US dollar
599
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Chris Kalb Checkmark
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction 2011-00-00 ed. Leigh Ronald Grossman Wildside Press 978-1-4344-3079-3
$49.99?$: US dollar
992
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  
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction 2011-12-20 ed. Leigh Ronald Grossman Wildside Press 978-1-4344-4035-8
$39.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Checkmark
The Best of Amazing Stories: The 1928 Anthology 2016-04-01 ed. Steve Davidson, Jean Marie Stine Experimenter Publishing Company (Amazing Stories Classics) 978-1-5308-5742-5
$12.99?$: US dollar
vii+
239
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 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
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  
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