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Title: Cost of Living Title Record # 56292
Author: Robert Sheckley
Date: 1952-12-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: librivox.org
Language: English
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1954Translated by an uncredited translator
Italian Carovita
1955Translated by an uncredited translator in GASF.
French
Le coût de la vie?Le cout de la vie
1959Translated by Gilberto Tofano
Italian Il costo della vita
1968Translated by Henk Bouwman
Dutch De kosten van levensonderhoud
1982Translated by Michael Görden
German Lebenshaltungskosten
1987Translated by Maria Cristina Pietri
Italian Il costo della vita
1991Translated by Norbert Stöbe
German Der Preis des Fortschritts

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Galaxy Science Fiction, December 1952 1952-12-00 ed. H. L. Gold Galaxy Publishing Corporation  
$0.35?$: 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 Camerage Checkmark
Galaxy Science Fiction [UK], v3 #4 1953-04-00 ed. H. L. Gold Thorpe and Porter  
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).
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 Camerage Checkmark
Untouched by Human Hands 1954-03-00 Robert Sheckley Ballantine Books 73
$0.35?$: US dollar
169
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 Jack Coggins Checkmark
Untouched by Human Hands 1954-03-00 Robert Sheckley Ballantine Books H-73
$2.50?$: US dollar
169+
[1]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
I Romanzi di Urania #57 1954-09-30 ed. Giorgio Monicelli Mondadori 57
Lit 130?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 Curt Caesar Checkmark
Untouched by Human Hands 1955-00-00 Robert Sheckley Michael Joseph (Novels of Tomorrow)  
12/-?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).
253
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Galaxie (1ère série), #14 January 1955 1955-01-00 ed.
Editors of Galaxie (1ère série)?Editors of Galaxie (1ere serie)
Editions Nuit et Jour  
F100.00?F: French frank
148
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  
Le Meraviglie del possibile: Antologia della fantascienza 1959-11-10 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Sergio Solmi Einaudi  
Lit 3,000?Lit: Italian lira
xx+
554
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Untouched by Human Hands 1960-11-00 Robert Sheckley Ballantine Books 437K
$0.35?$: US dollar
169
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 Blanchard Checkmark
Untouched by Human Hands 1967-04-00 Robert Sheckley Four Square Books 1804
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).
125
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
Untouched by Human Hands 1967-12-00 Robert Sheckley Ballantine Bal-Hi U2855
$0.50?$: US dollar
169+
[1]
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
Van aardse smetten vrij 1968-00-00 Robert Sheckley Bruna (Zwarte beertjes #1163) 1163
ƒ2.50?ƒ: Dutch guilder
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.
coll Dick Bruna Checkmark
Les univers de Robert Sheckley 1972-05-03 Robert Sheckley OPTA (Club du Livre d'Anticipation #37)     xxxviii+
418
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Histoires de demain 1975-00-00 ed. Jacques Goimard,
Demètre Ioakimidis?Demetre Ioakimidis
,
Gérard Klein?Gerard Klein
Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la science-fiction #3771) 2-253-00749-8   439
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 Pierre Faucheux Checkmark
Histoires de demain 1976-00-00 ed. Jacques Goimard,
Demètre Ioakimidis?Demetre Ioakimidis
,
Gérard Klein?Gerard Klein
Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la science-fiction #3771) 2-253-00749-8   439
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 Pierre Faucheux Checkmark
Histoires de demain 1978-00-00 ed. Jacques Goimard,
Demètre Ioakimidis?Demetre Ioakimidis
,
Gérard Klein?Gerard Klein
Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la science-fiction #3771) 2-253-00749-8   439
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 Pierre Faucheux  
Untouched by Human Hands 1979-03-00 Robert Sheckley Ace Books 0-441-84680-7
$1.75?$: US dollar
214
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 Olivia Checkmark
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
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
Galaxy: Volume 1 1981-10-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander, Frederik Pohl Playboy Paperbacks 0-87216-917-0
$2.50?$: US dollar
240
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 Alexander Checkmark
Für Menschen ungeeignet 1982-03-00 Robert Sheckley
Bastei Lübbe?Bastei Luebbe
(Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Bestseller #22042)
3-404-22042-0
DM 5.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
208
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
Festival Almanach 1983-09-00 ed.
Michael Görden?Michael Goerden
, Michael Kubiak
Bastei Lübbe?Bastei Luebbe
(Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Special #24054)
3-404-24054-5
DM 4.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
221+
[1]
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 Tim White Checkmark
Histoires de demain 1984-07-00 ed. Jacques Goimard,
Demètre Ioakimidis?Demetre Ioakimidis
,
Gérard Klein?Gerard Klein
Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la science-fiction #3771) 2-253-00749-8   439
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 Donald Grant Checkmark
The Great SF Stories #14 (1952) 1986-01-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books 0-88677-106-4 / UE2106
C$3.95?C$: Canadian dollar
352
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 Tony Roberts Checkmark
The Great SF Stories #14 (1952) 1986-01-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #660) 0-88677-106-4 / UE2106
$3.50?$: US dollar
352
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 Tony Roberts Checkmark
The Penguin World Omnibus of Science Fiction 1986-07-00 ed. Brian Aldiss, Sam J. Lundwall Penguin Books 0-14-008067-8
£3.50?£: UK pound
320
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 Alan Craddock Checkmark
Antologia Internazionale di Fantascienza 1987-08-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Sam J. Lundwall Editrice Nord (Cosmo Collana di Fantascienza #181)  
Lit 8,000?Lit: Italian lira
vi+
294
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 Michelangelo Miani  
The Penguin World Omnibus of Science Fiction 1987-10-00 ed. Brian Aldiss, Sam J. Lundwall Penguin Books (US) 0-14-008067-8
$4.95?$: US dollar
320
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 Alan Craddock Checkmark
Histoires de demain 1989-11-00 ed. Jacques Goimard,
Demètre Ioakimidis?Demetre Ioakimidis
,
Gérard Klein?Gerard Klein
Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la science-fiction #3771) 2-253-00749-8   457
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 Donald Grant  
Der große Heyne World SF Omnibus 1991-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Sam J. Lundwall Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #4746) 3-453-04466-5
DM 16.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
460
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 Harris 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 One 1991-09-00 Robert Sheckley Pulphouse Publishing     331
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley: Book One 1992-07-00 Robert Sheckley Pulphouse Publishing 1-56146-420-1
$12.95?$: US dollar
331
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 Monsters and Other Science Fiction Tales 2008-04-00 Robert Sheckley Wildside Press 978-1-4344-7005-8
$14.95?$: US dollar
138
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 Checkmark
Cost of Living 2009-07-19 Robert Sheckley Project Gutenberg 29458    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
chap  
Short Science Fiction Collection 30 2009-11-01 ed. LibriVox LibriVox  
$0.00?$: US dollar
 
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
anth  
"The Perfect Woman" and Other Stories 2011-06-09 Robert Sheckley Armchair Fiction (Armchair Fiction Masters of Science Fiction #3) 978-1-61287-040-3
$16.95?$: US dollar
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.
coll Ed Valigursky  
The Fifth Science Fiction Megapack 2012-09-07 ed. John Gregory Betancourt Wildside Press (Megapack) 978-1-4344-4817-0
$0.99?$: US dollar
649
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Mike H Checkmark
Visions, Issue One: Visions of Home, 2018 2018-12-00 ed. Mathieu Triay Atelier Triay  
£12.99?£: UK pound
256
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  
Untouched by Human Hands 2021-06-03 Robert Sheckley Penguin Books (Penguin Classics Science Fiction) 978-0-241-47302-3
£8.99?£: UK pound
208
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  
Untouched by Human Hands 2021-06-03 Robert Sheckley Penguin Books (Penguin Classics Science Fiction) 978-0-14-199460-4
£8.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Masters of Science Fiction: Robert Sheckley 2022-02-00 Robert Sheckley Centipede Press (Masters of Science Fiction (Centipede Press)) 978-1-61347-311-5
$65.00?$: US dollar
727
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Jim Keegan , Ruth Keegan Checkmark
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