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Title: The Necessary Thing Title Record # 45856
Author: Robert Sheckley
Date: 1955-06-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Series: AAA Ace
Language: English
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Translations
Year Language Title
1956 French
S'il vous plaît, machine ! ...?S'il vous plait, Machine ! ...
1958Translated by Isabella Spelta
Italian L'unica cosa veramente necessaria
1968Translated by Walter Ernsting and/or Thomas Schlück (the anthology credits both, but they may have worked independently on the respective shortfictions)
German Die Wunschmaschine
1969Translated by Norbert Wölfl
German Was man wirklich braucht
1971Translated by Felix Visser
Dutch Net wat we nodig hadden
1971 Italian Tutto quel che serve
1980Translated by Jean-Pierre Pugi
French La seule chose indispensable

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, June 1955 1955-06-00 ed. H. L. Gold Galaxy Publishing Corporation  
$0.35?$: US dollar
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 Kirberger Checkmark
Galaxy Science Fiction [UK], No. 30 1955-09-00 ed. H. L. Gold Strato 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).
132
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 Kirberger Checkmark
Galaxie (1ère série), #26 January 1956 1956-01-00 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  
Galaxy #5 1958-10-00 ed. R. Valente Editrice Due Mondi (Italy) 5
Lit 150?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 Wood Checkmark
Galaxy 10 1968-03-00 ed. Walter Ernsting,
Thomas Schlück?Thomas Schlueck
Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3116) 3116   157
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 People Trap 1968-12-00 Robert Sheckley Dell 6881
$0.60?$: US dollar
204
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 Photo Media Checkmark
The People Trap 1968-12-00 Robert Sheckley Dell 6881
C$0.60?C$: Canadian dollar
204
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 Photo Media Checkmark
The People Trap 1969-09-00 Robert Sheckley Gollancz 0-575-00382-0   222
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Die Menschenfalle 1969-12-00 Robert Sheckley Goldmann (Goldmanns Weltraum Taschenbücher #0110) 0110
DM 2.80?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.
coll Eyke Volkmer Checkmark
De mensenval 1971-00-00 Robert Sheckley Bruna (Zwarte beertjes #1429) 90-229-1429-1 ƒ2.95 189
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
Spettro V: AAA Asso Interplanetaria 1971-00-00 Robert Sheckley De Carlo Editore (Italy)  
Lit 1,400?Lit: Italian lira
168
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 Tullio Pericoli Checkmark
The People Trap 1972-05-00 Robert Sheckley Pan Books 0-330-02972-X
£0.30?£: UK pound
222
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 Chris Foss Checkmark
Die Menschenfalle 1974-00-00 Robert Sheckley Goldmann (Goldmann Science Fiction #0110) 3-442-23110-8
DM 4.00?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.
coll
Jürgen Rogner?Juergen Rogner
Checkmark
Pianeta Sheckley 1976-04-00 Robert Sheckley Mondadori (Omnibus) 12748
Lit 6,000?Lit: Italian lira
472
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Karel Thole  
The People Trap 1977-00-00 Robert Sheckley Pan Books 0-330-02972-X
£0.60?£: UK pound
222
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 Chris Foss Checkmark
Le livre d'or de la Science-Fiction: Robert Sheckley 1980-03-28 Robert Sheckley Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5075) 2-266-00880-3   349
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 W. Siudmak Checkmark
Scambio mentale / Gli orrori di Omega / AAA ASSO 1981-01-00 Robert Sheckley Euroclub (Grandi Scrittori di Fantascienza #2,1)     412
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Oliviero Berni  
The People Trap plus Mindswap 1981-08-00 Robert Sheckley Ace Books 0-441-65874-1
$2.75?$: US dollar
469
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
Das große Robert Sheckley Buch 1985-06-00 Robert Sheckley
Bastei Lübbe?Bastei Luebbe
(Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Special #24070)
3-404-24070-7
DM 10.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
715
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 Tim White Checkmark
The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley: Book Three 1991-09-00 Robert Sheckley Pulphouse Publishing     360
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
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 Three 1992-07-00 Robert Sheckley Pulphouse Publishing 1-56146-422-8
$12.95?$: US dollar
360
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 Masque of Mañana 2005-08-00 Robert Sheckley NESFA Press 1-886778-60-4
$29.00?$: US dollar
569
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
The Masque of Mañana 2005-12-00 Robert Sheckley NESFA Press / SFBC 1202183
$14.50?$: US dollar
569
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
The Masque of Mañana 2008-08-00 Robert Sheckley NESFA Press 1-886778-60-4
$29.00?$: US dollar
569
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Divine Intervention 2014-05-13 Robert Sheckley Open Road Integrated Media 978-1-4976-5061-9
$3.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Divine Intervention 2014-10-30 Robert Sheckley Gateway / Orion 978-1-4732-0758-5
£4.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
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