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Title: Player Piano Title Record # 8395
Author: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Date: 1952-08-00
Type: NOVEL
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Synopsis: In the near future, when cybernetic automation has effectively separated people into two castes, the "engineers and managers", and the remainder of the population who can find work only in "recycling and reclamation" or the largely useless military, an underground movement arises with the intention of rolling back those changes and giving the masses the dignity of owning their own, productive, work once more.
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations Translated Serializations
Year Title
1952 Player Piano [as by Kurt Vonnegut]
1952 Utopia 14
Year Language Title
1964Translated by Wulf H. Bergner The 1988 Goldmann edition is stated to be the first unabridged german one.
German Das höllische System
1966 Italian La società della camicia stregata
1970Translated by M. K. Stuyter S.J.
Dutch De grote pianola [as by Kurt Vonnegut]
1970Translated by Eurico da Fonseca
Portuguese Utopia 14, 1º volume [as by Kurt Vonnegut]
1970Translated by Eurico da Fonseca
Portuguese Utopia 14, 2º volume [as by Kurt Vonnegut]
1972Translated by Vajda Gábor
Hungarian Utópia [as by Kurt Vonnegut]
1975Translated by Yvette Rickards
French
Le pianiste déchaîné?Le pianiste dechaine
1979 Italian Distruggete le macchine
1985
  • Translated by Ljiljanka Lovrinčević
Croatian
Mehanički pijanino?Mehanichki pijanino
Mehanicki pijanino
[as by Kurt Vonnegut]
1988New translation. Translated by Wulf H. Bergner, who did also the translation for the first german edition, also this time the translation is stated as unabridged
German Das höllische System [as by Kurt Vonnegut]
Year Language Title
2000 Italian Piano meccanico (Complete Novel) [as by Kurt Vonnegut]

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
Nomination 1953 IFA Fiction

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Player Piano 1952-08-18 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Charles Scribner's Sons  
$3.00?$: US dollar
296
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
Player Piano 1953-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Macmillan and Co.  
12/6?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).
352
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
Player Piano 1953-06-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Charles Scribner's Sons / SFBC  
$1.00?$: US dollar
296
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
Player Piano 1954-07-00 Kurt Vonnegut The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 9
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).
256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel C. W. Bacon Checkmark
Utopia 14 1954-11-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Bantam Books A1262
$0.35?$: US dollar
[6]+
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.
novel Charles Binger Checkmark
Player Piano 1962-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Mayflower A19
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).
288
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.
novel Checkmark
Das höllische System 1964-09-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3029) 3029
DM 2.40?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
186
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.
novel Atelier Heinrichs Checkmark
Player Piano 1966-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Holt, Rinehart and Winston  
$4.95?$: US dollar
295
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
La società della camicia stregata 1966-10-30 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Casa Editrice La Tribuna (Science Fiction Book Club (Italy) #32)  
Lit 1,700?Lit: Italian lira
432
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Rocco Borella Checkmark
Player Piano 1967-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Macmillan UK     295
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
Player Piano 1967-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Avon NS16
$0.95?$: 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.
novel Milton Charles  
Player Piano 1969-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Panther 026622
5/-?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).
285
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.
novel Alan Aldridge Checkmark
Das höllische System 1969-10-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3159) 3159
DM 2.60?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
186
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.
novel Atelier Heinrichs Checkmark
De grote pianola 1970-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut Meulenhoff (M=SF #26) 26   346
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.
novel Reindert van Briemen Checkmark
Utopia 14, 2º volume 1970-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut Livros do Brasil (Argonauta #159)   P$15.00 180
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.
novel Lima de Freitas  
Utopia 14, 1º volume 1970-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut Livros do Brasil (Argonauta #158)   P$15.00 182
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.
novel Lima de Freitas  
Player Piano 1970-10-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Bard / Avon Books YN235 $.95 320
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.
novel Checkmark
Player Piano 1971-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Bard / Avon Books YW287
$1.25?$: 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.
novel Milton Charles  
Player Piano 1971-05-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Delacorte Press 0-440-06988-2
$8.95?$: US dollar
295
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Paul Bacon Checkmark
Player Piano 1972-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Delta  
$2.25?$: US dollar
295
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.
novel  
Player Piano 1972-03-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Bard / Avon Books YW287
$1.25?$: 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.
novel Checkmark
Player Piano 1973-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Panther 0-586-02662-2
£0.40?£: UK pound
285
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.
novel Checkmark
Player Piano 1973-02-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Bard / Avon Books YW287
$1.25?$: 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.
novel Milton Charles  
Player Piano 1974-04-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 0-440-07037-6
$1.25?$: 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.
novel Checkmark
Player Piano 1974-04-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 7037
C$1.25?C$: Canadian 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.
novel Checkmark
Player Piano 1974-05-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 7037
$1.25?$: 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.
novel Checkmark
Player Piano 1974-06-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 7037
$1.25?$: 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.
novel  
Player Piano 1974-12-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 7037
$1.25?$: 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.
novel  
Player Piano 1975-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Delacorte Press 0-440-06988-2
$8.95?$: US dollar
295
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Paul Bacon Checkmark
Player Piano 1975-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Panther 0-586-02662-2
£0.50?£: UK pound
285
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.
novel Checkmark
Le pianiste déchaîné 1975-02-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Casterman (Autres temps, autres mondes) 2-203-22701-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.
novel Moebius Checkmark
Player Piano 1975-03-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 7037
$1.25?$: 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.
novel Checkmark
Player Piano 1975-06-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 0-440-07037-6
$1.25?$: 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.
novel  
Player Piano 1975-10-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 0-440-07037-6
$1.50?$: 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.
novel Checkmark
Le pianiste déchaîné 1977-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Le Livre de Poche (Le Livre de Poche - Science Fiction #7007) 2-253-01602-0   475
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.
novel F. Hidalgo Checkmark
Player Piano 1977-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Panther / Granada 0-586-02662-2
£0.95?£: UK pound
285
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.
novel Checkmark
Player Piano 1977-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Delacorte Press 0-440-06988-2   295
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Paul Bacon  
De grote pianola 1978-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut Meulenhoff (Meulenhoff Editie #527) 90-290-0508-4   346
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.
novel Checkmark
Player Piano 1978-02-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 0-440-17037-0
$1.95?$: 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.
novel Checkmark
Distruggete le macchine 1979-02-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Editrice Nord (Cosmo Serie Oro. Classici della Narrativa di Fantascienza #36)  
Lit 3,500?Lit: Italian lira
viii+
296
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Karel Thole  
Slaughterhouse-Five / The Sirens of Titan / Player Piano / Cat's Cradle / Breakfast of Champions / Mother Night 1980-06-00 Kurt Vonnegut Octopus / Heinemann 0-905712-47-1   862
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
Player Piano 1980-10-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 0-440-17037-0
$2.75?$: 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.
novel Checkmark
Player Piano 1981-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Panther / Granada 0-586-02662-2
£1.95?£: UK pound
285
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.
novel Checkmark
Player Piano 1981-05-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Delta 0-440-57037-9
$6.95?$: US dollar
295
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.
novel Checkmark
Mehanički pijanino?Mehanicki pijanino
Mehanichki pijanino
1985-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut August Cesarec (Biblioteka bestseler)     387
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Nenad Dogan Checkmark
Le pianiste déchaîné 1986-03-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5224) 2-266-01695-4   411
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.
novel W. Siudmak  
Player Piano 1986-04-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Delta 0-385-28797-6
$9.95?$: US dollar
295
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.
novel  
Das höllische System 1988-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut Goldmann (Goldmann-Taschenbuch #9174) 3-442-09174-8
DM 12.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
347
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.
novel  
Player Piano 1988-11-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 0-440-17037-0
$4.95?$: US dollar
295
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.
novel  
Player Piano 1990-08-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Paladin 0-586-09002-9
£4.99?£: UK pound
317
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.
novel Katherine Dickinson  
Player Piano 1992-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut Flamingo 0-586-09002-9   317
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.
novel Andy Lovell Checkmark
Player Piano 1992-03-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 0-440-17037-0
$5.99?$: US dollar
295
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.
novel Gene Greif  
Utópia 1993-00-00 Kurt Vonnegut Totem Könyvkiadó 963-7888-19-5
Ft 298?Ft: Hungarian forint
300
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.
novel Szabó Árpád Checkmark
Player Piano 1999-01-00 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Delta 0-385-33378-1
$11.95?$: US dollar
341
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.
novel Gene Greif  
Urania #1393 2000-07-30 ed. Giuseppe Lippi Mondadori 1393
Lit 6,900?Lit: Italian lira
362
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 Massimo Rosestolato  
Player Piano 2009-09-30 Kurt Vonnegut The Dial Press 978-0-307-56808-3
$9.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
Player Piano 2010-07-01 Kurt Vonnegut RosettaBooks 978-0-7953-0256-5
$8.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
Kurt Vonnegut: Novels & Stories 1950-1962 2012-04-26 Kurt Vonnegut The Library of America (The Library of America #226) 978-1-59853-150-3
$35.00?$: US dollar
834
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
Kurt Vonnegut: The Complete Novels 2016-09-20 Kurt Vonnegut The Library of America (The Library of America) 978-1-59853-509-9
$145.00?$: US dollar
3317
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
Player Piano date unknown Kurt Vonnegut Flamingo 0-586-09002-9
£6.99?£: UK pound
317
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.
novel Andy Lovell Checkmark
The Vonnegut Quartet Box Set date unknown Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dell 2758
$5.20?$: US dollar
285+
320+
192+
295
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 Checkmark
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