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Title: The Engine at Heartspring's Center Title Record # 58653
Author: Roger Zelazny
Date: 1974-07-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: lightspeedmagazine.com
Language: English
Note: Length: 2,850 words.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1976Translated by Annemarie Kindt and Pon Ruiter
Dutch De machine bij centrum hartebron
1982Translated by Eva Malsch
German Die Maschine im Herzsprung-Zentrum
1984Translated by Vesna Mahečić
Croatian Stroj u centru
1985Translated by Jean Bailhache
French Une plage au bout du chemin
1989Translated by Melita Bačić and Ivan Bilosnić
Croatian
Automat u centru za srčane bolesti?Automat u centru za srcane bolesti
Automat u centru za srchane bolesti
1990Translated by Ștefan Ghidoveanu
Romanian
Mașina de la Heartspring's Centre?Masina de la Heartspring's Centre
Mashina de la Heartspring's Centre
1991Translated by Kurt Bracharz
German Die Maschine im Herzsprung-Zentrum

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
Nomination 1975 Nebula Short Story
5 1975 Locus Best Short Story

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, July 1974 1974-07-00 ed. Ben Bova Cond Nast  
$0.75?$: US dollar
180
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 Leo Ramon Summers Checkmark
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #4 1975-07-00 ed. Terry Carr Ballantine Books 0-345-24529-6
C$1.95?C$: Canadian dollar
xii+
304
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 Best Science Fiction of the Year #4 1975-07-00 ed. Terry Carr Ballantine Books 0-345-24529-6
$1.95?$: US dollar
xii+
304
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 Best Science Fiction of the Year 4 1975-09-00 ed. Terry Carr Gollancz 0-575-02010-5
3.75?: UK pound
272
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories 10 1975-11-00 ed. James Gunn Gollancz 0-575-02059-8
3.75?: UK pound
255
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Nebula Award Stories Ten 1975-12-00 ed. James Gunn Harper & Row 0-06-011628-5
$7.95?$: US dollar
xiv+
254
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Science fiction verhalen 1976-00-00 ed. Terry Carr Het Spectrum (Prisma #1755) 90-274-0882-3
5.90?: Dutch guilder
232
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 Alphons Koppelman Checkmark
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #4 1976-10-00 ed. Terry Carr Ballantine Books 0-345-24529-6
$1.95?$: US dollar
304
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
Nebula Award Stories Ten 1976-12-00 ed. James Gunn Berkley Medallion 0-425-03278-7 / D3278
$1.50?$: US dollar
xiv+
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
Nebula Award Stories 10 1977-06-00 ed. James Gunn Corgi 0-552-10485-X
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.
anth Tony Roberts Checkmark
Time of Passage 1978-09-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander Taplinger 0-8008-7733-0
$9.95?$: US dollar
292
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Time of Passage 1978-10-19 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander Robert Hale 0-7091-6848-9
4.25?: UK pound
292
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
From Heinlein to Here 1979-12-00 ed. James Gunn Mentor / New American Library 0-451-61784-3 / ME1784
$2.75?$: US dollar
xi+
656
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 Stinson Checkmark
1985 / Alternities, Autumn-Winter 1980 1980-09-00 ed. Matthew Berger, Alexander Klapwald, Kenneth Sharp 1985 / Alternities Publications  
$3.00?$: US dollar
60
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
fanzine Dan Burger  
The Last Defender of Camelot 1980-12-00 Roger Zelazny Pocket Books 0-671-41773-8
$2.50?$: US dollar
vii+
308
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 Last Defender of Camelot 1980-12-00 Roger Zelazny Pocket Books 0-671-41773-8
C$2.95?C$: Canadian dollar
308
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 Last Defender of Camelot 1981-04-00 Roger Zelazny Pocket Books / SFBC 5908
$2.49?$: US dollar
279
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Ken Barr Checkmark
The Last Defender of Camelot 1981-12-00 Roger Zelazny Underwood-Miller 0-934438-48-X
$30.00?$: US dollar
301
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Alicia Austin Checkmark
Der Tag vor der Revolution 1982-09-00 ed. James Gunn Moewig (Playboy Science Fiction #6732) 3-8118-6732-6
DM 6.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
239
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
Space Odyssey 1983-09-00 ed. uncredited Octopus Books 0-7064-1963-4
2.99?: UK pound
349
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Chris Moore Checkmark
Sirius, #102 1984-12-05 ed.
Borivoj Jurković?Borivoj Jurkovic
Borivoj Jurkovich
Vjesnik  
Din 60?Din: Serbian and Yugoslavian dinar
132
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 Virgil Finlay Checkmark
Le livre d'or de la science-fiction: Roger Zelazny 1985-12-17 Roger Zelazny Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5217) 2-266-01650-4   378
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 Marcel Laverdet  
The Last Defender of Camelot 1986-01-00 Roger Zelazny Sphere 0-7221-9413-7
2.50?: UK pound
246
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 Goodfellow Checkmark
Space Odyssey 1987-00-00 ed. uncredited Gallery Books / W. H. Smith 0-8317-7988-8   349
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Chris Moore Checkmark
Space Odyssey 1988-02-00 ed. uncredited Treasure Press 1-85051-208-6
5.99?: UK pound
349
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Chris Moore  
The Last Defender of Camelot 1988-10-00 Roger Zelazny Avon 0-380-70316-5
$3.50?$: US dollar
308
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 James Warhola Checkmark
Sirius, #152 1989-01-05 ed.
Hrvoje Prćić?Hrvoje Prcic
Vjesnik  
Din 4,000?Din: Serbian and Yugoslavian dinar
132
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
Vladimir Vesović?Vladimir Vesovic
Checkmark
Cronici microelectronice 1990-00-00 ed.
Mihai Bădescu?Mihai Badescu
,
Ștefan Ghidoveanu?Stefan Ghidoveanu
Shtefan Ghidoveanu
, Alexandru Mironov
Editura Tehnicǎ?Editura Tehnica
973-31-0242-3
Lei 15?Lei: Romanian leu
156
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 Sergiu Nicola  
Von Ellison bis Haldeman 1991-06-00 ed. James Gunn Heyne (Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur #96) 3-453-05024-X
DM 14.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
319
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
From Heinlein to Here 1996-07-00 ed. James Gunn Borealis / White Wolf Publishing 1-56504-821-0 / WW 11089
$14.99?$: US dollar
xxvii+
529
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 Scott Cohen Checkmark
My Favorite Science Fiction Story 1999-03-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #1115) 0-88677-830-1 / UE2830
$6.99?$: US dollar
xii+
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.
anth Angus McKie Checkmark
My Favorite Science Fiction Story 1999-07-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books / SFBC 0-7394-0349-4 / 00941
$9.98?$: US dollar
xii+
372
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Angus McKie Checkmark
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy 2000-07-18 ed. Garyn G. Roberts Prentice-Hall 0-13-021280-6
$47.00?$: US dollar
xviii+
1166
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 Last Defender of Camelot 2002-03-00 Roger Zelazny ibooks 0-7434-3510-9
$14.95?$: US dollar
416
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 Scott Grimando  
From Heinlein to Here 2002-03-00 ed. James Gunn Scarecrow Press 0-8108-4245-9
$32.50?$: US dollar
xxxi+
565
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 Hallie Gladden Checkmark
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy 2003-00-00 ed. Garyn G. Roberts Prentice-Hall 0-13-021280-6   xviii+
1166
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 Last Defender of Camelot 2003-12-00 Roger Zelazny ibooks 0-7434-7970-X
$7.99?$: US dollar
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 Scott Grimando Checkmark
My Favorite Science Fiction Story 2005-10-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg ibooks 1-59687-121-0
$12.95?$: US dollar
xii+
372
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 Kimberly Chandler Checkmark
This Mortal Mountain 2009-06-00 Roger Zelazny NESFA Press 978-1-886778-78-8
$29.00?$: US dollar
576
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Michael Whelan Checkmark
Science fiction verhalen 2011-04-00 ed. Terry Carr Het Spectrum (Vantoen.nu #1755) 978-90-315-0340-7
14.99?: Euro
232
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 Alphons Koppelman  
This Mortal Mountain: Volume 3: The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny 2011-05-00 Roger Zelazny NESFA Press 978-1-886778-78-8
$29.00?$: US dollar
575
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Michael Whelan Checkmark
The Last Defender of Camelot 2014-03-17 Roger Zelazny ibooks 978-1-59687-107-6
$19.95?$: US dollar
418
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Checkmark
Lightspeed, January 2019 2019-01-00 ed. John Joseph Adams Lightspeed Magazine  
$3.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
mag Reiko Murakami Checkmark
From Heinlein to Here date unknown ed. James Gunn Mentor / New American Library 0-451-61910-2
$3.50?$: US dollar
xi+
656
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 Stinson Checkmark
From Heinlein to Here date unknown ed. James Gunn Mentor 0-451-62427-0
$4.95?$: US dollar
xi+
656
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 Stinson Checkmark
The Last Defender of Camelot date unknown Roger Zelazny Pocket Books 0-671-44377-1
$2.95?$: US dollar
308
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
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