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Title: The Gun Title Record # 58198
Author: Philip K. Dick
Date: 1952-09-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: librivox.org
Language: English
Synopsis: In the hope of finding intelligent life after witnessing a distant bright light, a ship arrives at a planet to discover that its inhabitants had killed one another. While in orbit, the ship is shot down and a team is sent to investigate.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1994Translated by Vittorio Curtoni
Italian Il cannone
1994Translated by Pierre-Paul Durastanti
French Le canon
1998Translated by Walter Grossbein
German Die Kanone
2005Translated by Hélène Collon
French Le canon
2014Translated by Magdalena Gawlik and/or Jan Karłowski, Anna Kejna, Tomasz Oljasz, Zofia Uhrynowska-Hanasz, Ewa Witecka, and Arkadiusz Nakoniecznik (OCLC/WorldCat)
Polish
Obrońcy?Obroncy
2019
  • Translated by Igor Rendić, Milena Benini & Marko Fančović
Croatian Top

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Planet Stories, September 1952 1952-09-00 ed. Jack O'Sullivan Love Romances Publishing Co., Inc.  
$0.25?$: US dollar
116
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 Vestal Checkmark
Science Fiction Monthly (Australia), #12 August 1956 1956-08-00 ed. Michael Cannon Atlas Publications  
2/-?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).
116
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  
Beyond Lies the Wub 1987-05-00 Philip K. Dick Underwood-Miller 0-88733-053-3
$125.00?$: US dollar
xxii+
404
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Beyond Lies the Wub 1987-05-00 Philip K. Dick Underwood-Miller 0-88733-052-5
$160.00?$: US dollar
xxii+
404
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Beyond Lies the Wub 1988-11-00 Philip K. Dick Gollancz 0-575-04407-1
£12.95?£: UK pound
[12]+
404
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford 1990-04-00 Philip K. Dick Citadel Twilight 0-8065-1153-2
$12.95?$: US dollar
xxii+
404
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 Kevin Kelly Checkmark
Beyond Lies the Wub 1990-05-00 Philip K. Dick Grafton 0-586-20764-3
£5.99?£: UK pound
510
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 Checkmark
Le presenze invisibili. Volume primo 1994-06-00 Philip K. Dick Interno Giallo / Mondadori (IperFICTION) 88-04-38520-0
Lit 32,000?Lit: Italian lira
490
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Giovanni Mulazzani  
Nouvelles 1947-1952 1994-10-00 Philip K. Dick
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présences?Presences
)
2-207-24065-7   756
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Elrik , Frank Ronan  
Und jenseits — das Wobb 1998-00-00 Philip K. Dick Haffmans 3-251-20275-8
DM 36.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
363
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Nikolaus Heidelbach Checkmark
Beyond Lies the Wub 1999-08-12 Philip K. Dick Millennium / Victor Gollancz 1-85798-879-5
£7.99?£: UK pound
[6]+
404
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 Checkmark
The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford 2002-07-00 Philip K. Dick Citadel Press 0-8065-1153-2
$14.95?$: US dollar
404
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 Kevin Kelly Checkmark
Paycheck and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick 2003-09-00 Philip K. Dick Citadel Press / Kensington Publishing 0-8065-2630-0
$14.95?$: US dollar
[18]+
404
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 Paul Bachem Checkmark
Un vaisseau fabuleux et autres voyages galactiques 2005-04-26 Philip K. Dick Gallimard (Folio SF #213) 2-07-030075-7   373
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
Benjamin Carré?Benjamin Carre
 
Un vaisseau fabuleux et autres voyages galactiques 2007-01-02 Philip K. Dick Gallimard (Folio SF #213) 2-07-030075-7   373
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
Benjamin Carré?Benjamin Carre
 
Und jenseits — das Wobb 2008-01-00 Philip K. Dick Zweitausendeins (Haffmans Verlag bei Zweitausendeins) 978-3-86150-808-3
€14.90?€: Euro
640
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Urs Jakob  
The Gun 2009-06-15 Philip K. Dick Project Gutenberg 29132    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
chap  
Short Science Fiction Collection 20 2009-07-01 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 Variable Man & Other Stories 2009-08-00 Philip K. Dick Prime Books 978-1-60701-202-3
$28.00?$: US dollar
408
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Klaus-Dieter Hesse Checkmark
Short Science Fiction Collection 33 2010-03-02 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 NASA/JPL-Caltech  
The Defenders and Others: The Classic Short Fiction of Philip K. Dick 2010-06-03 Philip K. Dick Wildside Press 978-1-4344-0947-8
$6.99?$: US dollar
234
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 King of the Elves 2011-01-00 Philip K. Dick Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-340-2
$40.00?$: US dollar
487
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bill Sienkiewicz Checkmark
The King of the Elves 2011-01-00 Philip K. Dick Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-339-6
$60.00?$: US dollar
487
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bill Sienkiewicz Checkmark
Short Science Fiction Collection 44 2011-11-09 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 NASA  
The Best of Philip K. Dick 2011-11-15 Philip K. Dick Halcyon Press 978-0-9830676-7-2
$14.95?$: US dollar
230
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 Third Science Fiction Megapack: 26 Modern and Classic Science Fiction Tales 2012-02-07 ed. John Gregory Betancourt Wildside Press (Megapack) 978-1-4344-4952-8
$0.99?$: US dollar
935
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Andrew Doran Checkmark
Und jenseits — das Wobb 2012-08-00 Philip K. Dick Zweitausendeins (Haffmans Verlag bei Zweitausendeins) 978-3-86150-808-3   640
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Urs Jakob Checkmark
The Best of Philip K. Dick 2013-02-12 Philip K. Dick Echo Point Books & Media 978-0-615-56118-9
$14.95?$: US dollar
iv+
224
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
Anthology of Sci-Fi V2: The Pulp Writers: Philip K. Dick 2013-04-01 Philip K. Dick Spastic Cat Press (Anthology of Sci-Fi #2) 978-1-4837-0110-3
$12.99?$: US dollar
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  
The Philip K. Dick Megapack: 15 Classic Science Fiction Stories 2013-04-03 Philip K. Dick Wildside Press (Megapack) 978-1-4344-4676-3
$0.99?$: US dollar
308
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Checkmark
The Gun 2013-05-13 Philip K. Dick Read Books 978-1-4733-0567-0
£5.95?£: UK pound
28
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.
chap  
The Early Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick 2013-07-17 Philip K. Dick Dover Publications 978-0-486-31619-2
$9.95?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Early Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick 2013-08-22 Philip K. Dick Dover Publications 978-0-486-49733-4
$9.95?$: US dollar
ix+
258
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 Gun 2013-12-31 Philip K. Dick HarperPerennial Classics 978-1-4434-3325-9
$0.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
chap  
Krótki szczęśliwy żywot brązowego oksforda?Krotki szczesliwy zywot brazowego oksforda
2014-06-04 Philip K. Dick Dom Wydawniczy Rebis 978-83-7818-536-9
zł 59.90?zł: Polish zloty
623
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Wojciech Siudmak Checkmark
The Gun 2014-06-21 Philip K. Dick Running Press 978-1-63295-524-1
$0.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
chap  
Beyond Lies the Wub 2014-08-28 Philip K. Dick Gateway / Orion 978-1-4732-0666-3
£9.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Short Science Fiction Collection 51 2014-12-07 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  
Fantastic Stories Present the Philip K. Dick Super Pack 2015-02-27 Philip K. Dick Positronic Publishing 978-1-63384-760-6
$14.99?$: US dollar
212
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 Rolffimages  
Fantastic Stories Present the Philip K. Dick Super Pack 2015-06-10 Philip K. Dick Positronic Publishing 978-1-63384-799-6
$1.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Rolffimages  
The King of the Elves 2015-12-02 Philip K. Dick Brilliance Audio 978-1-4558-1470-1
$19.99?$: US dollar
 
audio CD?Compact disc with standard audio tracks
coll  
The King of the Elves 2015-12-27 Philip K. Dick Brilliance Audio      
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
coll Checkmark
The Gun 2016-01-15 Philip K. Dick Moran Press 978-1-4733-7942-8
$2.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
chap  
Paycheck and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick 2016-07-26 Philip K. Dick Citadel Press / Kensington Publishing 978-0-8065-3796-2
$16.00?$: US dollar
404
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  
Fantastic Stories Presents the Planet Stories Super Pack 2016-09-16 ed. uncredited Positronic Publishing 978-1-5154-1153-6
$19.99?$: US dollar
596
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 Frenta  
Fantastic Stories Presents the Planet Stories Super Pack 2016-09-30 ed. uncredited Positronic Publishing 978-1-5154-1125-3
$1.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Frenta  
The Greatest Science Fiction Works of Phiip K. Dick 2018-00-00 Philip K. Dick OK Publishing 978-80-272-4366-2
$0.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Checkmark
Fantastic Stories Present the Philip K. Dick Super Pack 2018-04-03 Philip K. Dick Positronic Publishing 978-1-5154-2292-1
$19.99?$: US dollar
212
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Rolffimages  
Električni snovi 2?Elektricni snovi 2
2019-11-00 Philip K. Dick Hangar 7 (Arakis #04) 978-953-8048-80-7
kn 99.00?kn: Croatian kuna
254
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
The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick 2022-01-22 Philip K. Dick    
$3.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Checkmark
The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick: Volume 1 2023-09-14 Philip K. Dick Gollancz 978-1-3996-1123-7
£10.99?£: UK pound
624
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 Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick: Volume 1 2023-09-14 Philip K. Dick Gollancz 978-1-3996-1124-4
£10.99?£: UK pound
624
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Beyond Lies the Wub date unknown Philip K. Dick Millennium / Orion 1-85798-879-5
£7.99?£: UK pound
[6]+
404
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 Checkmark
Beyond Lies the Wub date unknown Philip K. Dick Grafton 0-586-20764-3
£5.99?£: UK pound
510
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 Checkmark
Beyond Lies the Wub date unknown Philip K. Dick Grafton 0-586-20764-3
£5.99?£: UK pound
510
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 Checkmark
Beyond Lies the Wub date unknown Philip K. Dick HarperCollins (UK) 0-586-20764-3
£6.99?£: UK pound
510
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  
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