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Title: Fool's Mate Title Record # 55930
Author: Robert Sheckley
Date: 1953-03-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1966Translated by Valentino De Carlo
Italian Scacco matto
1978Translated by Mimi Perrin
French Echec et mat à mort
1980Translated by Hans Pfitzinger
German Narrenschach
1981Translated by Laura Serra
Italian Scacco matto
1987Translated by an uncredited hand; the translation is different from the one done by Pfitzinger
German Narrenschach

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, March 1953 1953-03-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.  
$0.35?$: US dollar
172
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 Pawelka Checkmark
Shards of Space 1962-00-00 Robert Sheckley Corgi YS1252
A4/6?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).
152
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 Hoot von Zitzewitz  
Shards of Space 1962-00-00 Robert Sheckley Corgi YS1252
3/-?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).
152
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 Hoot von Zitzewitz Checkmark
Shards of Space 1962-07-00 Robert Sheckley Bantam Books J2443
$0.40?$: US dollar
152
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 Hoot von Zitzewitz Checkmark
Shards of Space 1966-00-00 Robert Sheckley Corgi GS7503
3/6?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).
152
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
Gamma #12 1966-11-00 ed. Valentino De Carlo Edizioni dello Scorpione 12
Lit 350?Lit: Italian lira
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.
mag Ferruccio Alessandri Checkmark
The Metal Smile 1968-10-00 ed. Damon Knight Belmont Books B60-082
C$0.60?C$: Canadian dollar
158
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
The Metal Smile 1968-10-00 ed. Damon Knight Belmont Books B60-082
$0.60?$: US dollar
158
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
Shards of Space 1971-02-00 Robert Sheckley Bantam Books S5927
$0.75?$: US dollar
152
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 Checkmark
The Metal Smile 1974-09-00 ed. Damon Knight Belmont Tower 50722
$0.95?$: US dollar
158
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
Computers, Computers, Computers: In Fiction and in Verse 1977-08-00 ed. D. Van Tassel Thomas Nelson 0-8407-6542-8
$6.95?$: US dollar
192
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Jay J. Smith Checkmark
Douces illusions 1978-05-17 Robert Sheckley Calmann-Lévy (Dimensions SF) 2-7021-0256-5   267
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  
The Wonderful World of Robert Sheckley 1979-11-00 Robert Sheckley Bantam Books 0-553-12905-8
$1.95?$: US dollar
xii+
195
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 Checkmark
The Wonderful World of Robert Sheckley 1980-00-00 Robert Sheckley Sphere 0-7221-7759-3
£1.00?£: UK pound
209
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
SF Perry Rhodan Magazin, 2/80 1980-02-00 ed. Wolfgang J. Fuchs, Hans Gamber Pabel SFPRM8002
DM 2.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
48+
xiii
quarto?8.5" by 11" magazine, usually saddle-stapled, instead of side-stapled or glued
mag Edward Blair Wilkins Checkmark
The Spear of Mars 1980-03-00 ed. Reginald Bretnor Ace Books 0-441-25971-5
$2.25?$: US dollar
406
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 Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
Urania #880 1981-03-22 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Mondadori 880
Lit 1,200?Lit: Italian lira
204
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  
Is That What People Do? 1984-08-00 Robert Sheckley Holt, Rinehart and Winston 0-03-063707-4
$19.95?$: US dollar
402
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll David Gambale Checkmark
Das zweite Robert Sheckley Buch 1987-01-00 Robert Sheckley
Bastei Lübbe?Bastei Luebbe
(Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Special #24090)
3-404-24090-1
DM 10.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
720
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.
omni Tim White Checkmark
Douces illusions 1987-10-00 Robert Sheckley Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5273) 2-266-02069-2   284
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 W. Siudmak  
The Spear of Mars 1988-07-00 ed. Reginald Bretnor Baen 0-671-65423-3
$3.50?$: US dollar
312
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 Eddie Jones Checkmark
Das zweite Robert Sheckley Buch 1988-09-00 Robert Sheckley
Bastei Lübbe?Bastei Luebbe
(Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Special #24090)
3-404-24090-1
DM 10.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
720
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.
omni Tim White Checkmark
The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley 1991-09-00 Robert Sheckley Pulphouse Publishing  
$150.00?$: US dollar
331+
380+
360+
275+
344
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley: Book Three 1991-09-00 Robert Sheckley Pulphouse Publishing     360
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley: Book Three 1992-07-00 Robert Sheckley Pulphouse Publishing 1-56146-422-8
$12.95?$: US dollar
360
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  
The Masque of Mañana 2005-08-00 Robert Sheckley NESFA Press 1-886778-60-4
$29.00?$: US dollar
569
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
The Masque of Mañana 2005-12-00 Robert Sheckley NESFA Press / SFBC 1202183
$14.50?$: US dollar
569
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
The Masque of Mañana 2008-08-00 Robert Sheckley NESFA Press 1-886778-60-4
$29.00?$: US dollar
569
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Shards of Space 2014-11-27 Robert Sheckley Gateway / Orion 978-1-4732-0767-7
£2.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Future Wars ... and Other Punchlines 2015-09-01 ed. Hank Davis Baen 978-1-4767-8080-1
$14.00?$: US dollar
340
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 Alan Pollack Checkmark
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