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Title: Unicorn Variation Title Record # 40831
Author: Roger Zelazny
Date: 1981-04-13
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1984First published in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine; April 13th 1981 as "Unicorn Variation".
Unicorn Variations
Year Language Title
1982Translated by Uta McKechneay
German Die Einhorn-Variante
1983 French Les licornes sont contagieuses
1983Translated by 風見潤 (Jun Kazami)
Japanese
ユニコーン・ヴァリエーション?Yunikōn Variēshon
Yunikoon Varieeshon
[as by ]
1984Translated by Antonio Bellomi
Italian La variante dell'unicorno
1985Translated by Astrid Pape
German Einhorn-Varianten
1991Translated by Danuta Górska
Polish
Wariant jednorożca?Wariant jednorozca
1991
  • Translated by Zoran Jakšić
Serbian Varijacija jednorog [as by
Rodžer Zelazni?Rodzher Zelazni
]
2001Translated by Gaetano Luigi Staffilano
Italian La variante dell'unicorno

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
1 1982 Hugo Best Novelette
2 1982 Locus Best Novelette
Win (as
ユニコーン・ヴァリエーション?Yunikōn Variēshon
Yunikoon Varieeshon
)
1984 Seiun Best Translated Short Story

Publications

Displaying all variants and translations • Do not display translationsDo not display variants or translations

Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, April 13, 1981 1981-04-13 ed. George H. Scithers Davis Publications  
$1.50?$: 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 Robert Crawford Checkmark
Unicorns! 1982-05-00 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Ace Books 0-441-85441-9
$2.75?$: US dollar
310
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  
Pawn to Infinity 1982-06-00 ed. Fred Saberhagen, Joan Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-65482-7
$2.50?$: US dollar
[8]+
258
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
Isaac Asimovs Science Fiction Magazin 15. Folge 1982-09-00 ed. Friedel Wahren Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3913) 3-453-30839-5
DM 5.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
206+
[2]
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 Karel Thole Checkmark
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 8 1982-10-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha DAW Books (DAW Collectors #501) 0-87997-770-1 / UE1770
$2.50?$: US dollar
191
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 Oliviero Berni Checkmark
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 8 1982-10-00 ed. Arthur W. Saha DAW Books / New American Library of Canada 0-87997-770-1 / UE1770
C$2.95?C$: Canadian dollar
191
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 Oliviero Berni Checkmark
Unicorns! 1982-11-00 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Ace Books 0-441-85442-7
$2.95?$: US dollar
310
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
Univers 1983 1983-06-06 ed.
Joëlle Wintrebert?Joelle Wintrebert
J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #1491) 2-277-21491-4   413
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
S-Fマガジン 1983年09月号, #304?Esu-Efu Magajin 1983-nen 09-gatsu Gō, #304
Esu-Efu Magajin 1983-nen 09-gatsu Gou, #304
S-F Magajin 1983-nen 09-gatsu Gō, #304
S-F Magajin 1983-nen 09-gatsu Gou, #304
1983-09-00 ed.
今岡清?いまおかきよし
Imaoka Kiyoshi
早川書房?Hayakawa Shobō
Hayakawa Shobo
はやかわしょぼう
ハヤカワショボウ
 
¥600?¥: Japanese yen
272
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
鶴田一郎?つるたいちろう
Tsuruta Ichirō
Tsuruta Ichirou
 
Unicorn Variations 1983-10-00 Roger Zelazny Timescape Books 0-671-49449-X
$14.95?$: US dollar
252
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Gerry Daly Checkmark
I Premi Hugo: 1976-1983 1984-00-00 ed. Sandro Pergameno Editrice Nord (Grandi Opere Nord #10) 88-429-0699-9   xii+
753+
[3]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth David Hardy Checkmark
Unicorn Variations 1984-02-00 Roger Zelazny Timescape Books / SFBC 3555
$3.98?$: US dollar
x+
213
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Gerry Daly Checkmark
Unicorns! 1984-06-00 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Ace Books 0-441-85443-5
$2.95?$: US dollar
310
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
Unicorns! 1984-10-00 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Ace Books 0-441-85444-3
$2.95?$: 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.
anth Checkmark
Einhörner 1985-09-00 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Moewig (Playboy Science Fiction #6744) 3-8118-6744-X
DM 7.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
188
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 Sven Papenbrock Checkmark
Unicorn Variations 1985-12-00 Roger Zelazny Sphere 0-7221-9415-3
£2.50?£: UK pound
254
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
Unicorn Variations 1986-00-00 Roger Zelazny Sphere 0-7221-9415-3
£2.50?£: UK pound
252
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
The Hugo Winners, Volume 5: 1980-1982 1986-04-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Doubleday 0-385-18946-X
$18.95?$: US dollar
xii+
372
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Hugo Winners, Volume 5: 1980-1982 1986-06-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Doubleday / SFBC 02882
$5.98?$: US dollar
xii+
340
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Tita Nasol Checkmark
Die schönsten Einhorn-Geschichten 1987-00-00 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Moewig (Moewig Science Fiction #3753) 3-8118-3753-2
DM 8.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
188
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 Sven Papenbrock Checkmark
Tales from the Spaceport Bar 1987-01-00 ed. Darrell Schweitzer, George H. Scithers Avon 0-380-89943-4
$3.50?$: US dollar
xv+
235
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 James Warhola Checkmark
Unicorn Variations 1987-04-00 Roger Zelazny Avon 0-380-70287-8
$3.50?$: US dollar
249
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
Unicorn Variations 1987-05-00 Roger Zelazny Avon 0-380-70287-8
$3.50?$: US dollar
249
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
Tales from the Spaceport Bar 1988-00-00 ed. Darrell Schweitzer, George H. Scithers New English Library 0-450-48909-4
£2.99?£: UK pound
xv+
235
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
Fenix, V2 #4, 1991 1991-00-00 ed.
Rafał A. Ziemkiewicz?Rafal A. Ziemkiewicz
Radwan      
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  
Smart Dragons, Foolish Elves 1991-04-00 ed. Alan Dean Foster, Martin Harry Greenberg Ace Books 0-441-18481-2
$4.95?$: US dollar
340
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 Robert Grace Checkmark
Smart Dragons, Foolish Elves 1991-05-00 ed. Alan Dean Foster, Martin Harry Greenberg Ace Books / SFBC 18211
$7.98?$: US dollar
x+
276
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert Grace Checkmark
Alef, #25 1991-06-00 ed.
Boban Knežević?Boban Knezevic
Dnevnik  
Din 90?Din: Serbian and Yugoslavian dinar
132
A5?14.8 cm by 21 cm or 5.8" by 8.3" magazine, used by some UK and European magazines
mag Tim White Checkmark
Hugo and Nebula Award Winners from Asimov's Science Fiction 1995-12-00 ed. Sheila Williams Wings Books 0-517-12410-6
$12.99?$: US dollar
558
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Chris Moore Checkmark
The Fantasy Hall of Fame 1998-03-00 ed. Robert Silverberg HarperPrism 0-06-105215-9
$14.00?$: US dollar
xii+
562
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 Carl Galian Checkmark
The Unexplained: Stories of the Paranormal 1998-04-00 ed. Ric Alexander Orion 0-7528-1004-9
£17.99?£: UK pound
433
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Unexplained: Stories of the Paranormal 1998-04-00 ed. Ric Alexander Orion 0-7528-1005-7
£10.99?£: UK pound
433
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  
The Fantasy Hall of Fame 1998-08-00 ed. Robert Silverberg HarperPrism / SFBC 1-56865-858-3 / 17918
$10.98?$: US dollar
562
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Carl Galian Checkmark
The Unexplained: Stories of the Paranormal 1999-05-00 ed. Ric Alexander Millennium / Orion 1-85798-553-2
£6.99?£: UK pound
493
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  
My Favorite Fantasy Story 2000-08-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #1161) 0-88677-905-7
$6.99?$: US dollar
423
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 Les Edwards Checkmark
Nuove avventure nell'ignoto 2001-03-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Mondadori (Millemondi (quarterly) #29)  
Lit 9,900?Lit: Italian lira
362
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 Franco Brambilla  
My Favorite Fantasy Story 2004-07-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg ibooks 0-7434-8744-3
$11.95?$: US dollar
viii+
423
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 Les Edwards  
Last Exit to Babylon 2009-06-00 Roger Zelazny NESFA Press 978-1-886778-79-5
$29.00?$: US dollar
576
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Michael Whelan Checkmark
Unicorns! 2013-03-25 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Baen 978-1-62579-117-7
$4.99?$: US dollar
310
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Ron Miller  
Last Exit to Babylon: Volume 4: The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny 2013-05-00 Roger Zelazny NESFA Press 978-1-886778-79-5
$29.00?$: US dollar
575
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Michael Whelan Checkmark
Unicorns! date unknown ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Ace Books 0-441-85441-9
$2.75?$: US dollar
310
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
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