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Open to Me, My Sister
Genre Science Fiction
Type Novelette
Series -
Also published as: "My Sister's Brother".
Nominated for the Hugo Award (1961).
This story would have been published as "The Strange Birth" in the by Leo Margulies edited magazine Satellite of June 1959. This magazine folded up before any copies were run off the presses. It seems there exists some sets of page proofs, but I never saw any proof of it.
DESCRIPTION:
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction: "A tale about a man marooned on Mars, and the extraordinary ecology which, despite its occasionally unpleasant aspects, gives him a chance to go on living. While not a story for those who are squeamish about biological details, it does present intriguing speculation about possible extra-terrestrial life forms ... together with adventure and an extraordinary love affair."
Phil in his introduction: "Of all my shorter fiction, this is, after my "Riders of the Purple Wage," my favorite."
 
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FIRST PUBLICATION
in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Robert P. Mills
New York, NY: Mercury Press, Inc.
Volume 18, No. 5, Whole No. 108
magazine (19,5×13,5cm)
May 1960
132
$ 0.40
Mel Hunter
With a short introduction by the editor.


Mel Hunter
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"My Sister's Brother"
in Strange Relations
New York, NY: Ballantine Books
391 K
no ISBN
paperback (18×11cm)
06/1960
06/1960 [Canadian printing]
190
$ 0.35
Bob Blanchard
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Bob Blanchard
Anthology
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in Once and Future Tales
Edward L. Ferman
Jacksonville, IL: Delphi Press / Harris-Wolfe & Co.
-
no ISBN
hardcover (21,5×14,5cm)
-/1968
366
$ 5.95
Bert Tanner
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Bert Tanner
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"My Sister's Brother"
in The Sociology of the Possible
Richard Ofshe
Englewoods Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Prentice-Hall sociology series
ISBN 0-13-821496-4
hardcover (23,5×15cm)
06/1970
391
not priced
Herb Davis
A sociology textbook. Story abridged. With a sociological introduction, "A Difference That Makes a Difference", and an editorial bridging comment.

Herb Davis
Title
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"My Sister's Brother"
in The Sociology of the Possible
Richard Ofshe
Englewoods Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Prentice-Hall sociology series
ISBN 0-13-821488-3
trade paperback (23×14,5cm)
06/1970
391
not priced
Herb Davis
A sociology textbook. Story abridged. With a sociological introduction, "A Difference That Makes a Difference", and an editorial bridging comment.

Herb Davis
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"My Sister's Brother"
in The Book of Philip José Farmer
New York, NY: DAW Books
UQ1063 / No. 63
SBN 451-UQ1063-095
paperback (18×10,5cm)
07/1973 (1st)
07/1973 (1st) [Canadian printing]
239
$ 0.95
Jack Gaughan
With an introduction by Farmer.

Jack Gaughan
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"My Sister's Brother"
in Strange Relations
New York, NY: Avon / Equinox Books
#20578 / SF Rediscovery #1
ISBN 0-380-00095-4
trade paperback (20,5×13,5cm)
11/1974 (1st)
undated [= 01/1975] (2nd)
189
$ 1.95
Vincent Calabrese
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Vincent Calabrese
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"My Sister's Brother"
in The Sociology of the Possible
Richard Ofshe
Englewoods Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Prentice-Hall Sociology Series
ISBN 0-13-821595-2
trade paperback (23×14,5cm)
03/1977
381
not priced
not credited
A sociology textbook, Second Edition. Story abridged. With a sociological introduction, "A Difference That Makes a Difference", and an editorial bridging comment.

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"My Sister's Brother"
in Strange Relations
New York, NY: Avon Books
-
ISBN 0-380-41418-X
paperback (17,5×11cm)
12/1978 (3rd)
207
$ 1.75
David Palladini
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David Palladini
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"My Sister's Brother"
in The Book of Philip José Farmer
New York, NY: Berkley Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-425-05298-2
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
02/1982 (1st)
04/1982 (2nd)
248
$ 2.50
James Warhola
With an introduction and an Author's Note by Farmer.

James Warhola
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"My Sister's Brother"
in The Classic Philip José Farmer 1952-1964
Martin H. Greenberg
New York, NY: Crown Publishers
Classics of Modern Science Fiction, Volume 4
ISBN 0-517-55193-4
hardcover (18,5×13cm)
02/1984
xii + 215
$ 7.95
Michael Booth
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Michael Booth
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"My Sister's Brother"
in The Classic Philip José Farmer 1952-1964
Martin H. Greenberg
New York, NY: Crown Publishers
# 5451 / Classics of Modern Science Fiction
no ISBN
hardcover (21,5×14,5cm)
06/1984
viii + 215
$ 3.98
Michael Booth
Book Club Edition (SFBC).

Michael Booth
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"My Sister's Brother"
in Strange Relations
Riverdale, NY: Baen Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 1-4165-0934-9
trade paperback (23,5×15,5cm)
02/2006
476
$ 13.00
Clyde Caldwell
The collection Strange Relations is included in the omnibus with the same title.

Clyde Caldwell
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"My Sister's Brother"
in The Best of Philip José Farmer
Dorman T. Skindler
Burton, MI: Subterranean Press
-
ISBN 1-59606-036-0
hardcover (23,5×16cm)
02/2006 (trade)
03/2006 (numbered, signed, in slipcase)
04/2006 (lettered, signed, in traycase}
572
$ 38.00 | $ 175.00 | $ 300.00
Michael Komark
Published in three different editions.

Michael Komark
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"My Sister's Brother"
in Strange Relations
Riverdale, NY: Baen Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 978-1-4165-5526-1
paperback (17×10,5cm)
02/2008
709
$ 7.99
Clyde Caldwell
The collection Strange Relations is included in the omnibus with the same title.

Clyde Caldwell
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"My Sister's Brother"
in Strange Relations
Riverdale, NY: Baen Books
Book Club Edition, # 1342248
ISBN 978-1-61793-375-2
hardcover (21,5×14,5cm)
10/2011
476
not priced [= $ 12.99 for members]
Clyde Caldwell
The collection Strange Relations is included in the omnibus with the same title.

Clyde Caldwell
UK
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in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
not credited
London: Atlas Publishing & Distributing Co. Ltd.
Vol. 1, No. 9
magazine (19×13,5cm)
08/1960
128
2/-
Mel Hunter
With a short introduction, the same as in the US edition.

Mel Hunter
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"My Sister's Brother"
in Strange Relations
London: Gollancz
Gollancz SF
no ISBN
hardcover (19×13cm)
03/1964
189
15/-
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"My Sister's Brother"
in Strange Relations
London: Panther Books
Science Fiction, # 2092
no ISBN
paperback (17,5×11cm)
-/1966
189
3/6
not credited [= unknown]
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"My Sister's Brother"
in Strange Relations
St Albans, Herts: Granada / Panther Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-586-02092-6
paperback (18×11cm)
11/1973 (2nd)
189
£ 0.35
not credited [= unknown]
-

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"My Sister's Brother"
in The Book of Philip José Farmer
West Yorkshire: The Elmfield Press
-
ISBN 0-7057-0067-4
hardcover (21,5×13,5cm
07/1976
239
£ 4.95
Josh Kirby
With an introduction to the story by Farmer.

Josh Kirby
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"My Sister's Brother"
in Strange Relations
St Albans, Herts: Granada / Panther Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-586-02092-6
paperback (18×11cm)
11/1982 (3rd)
189
£ 1.25
George Underwood
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George Underwood
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"My Sister's Brother"
in The Book of Philip José Farmer
London: Granada Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-586-05656-4
paperback (18×11cm)
07/1983
318
£ 1.95
Richard Clifton-Dey
With an introduction to the story by Farmer.

Richard Clifton-Dey
Title
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"My Sister's Brother"
in The Classic Philip José Farmer 1952-1964
Martin H. Greenberg
London: Robson Books
Classics of Modern Science Fiction, Volume 4
ISBN 0-86051-333-5
hardcover (18,5×12,5cm)
03/1985
8 unnumbered + 215
£ 5.95
Michael Booth
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Michael Booth
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"My Sister's Brother"
in Strange Relations
London: Granada / Panther Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-586-02092-6
paperback (18×11cm)
-/1985 (4th)
189
£ 1.95
Mark Salwowski
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Mark Salwowski
ARGENTINA
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Spanish: "Hermano de mi hermana"
in Relaciones extrañas
Buenos Aires: Andrómeda
Más Allá Ciencia-Ficción
no ISBN
paperback (17,5×13cm)
-/1976
284
-
Matilde Horne
Oscar Díaz
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Oscar Díaz
Title
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Spanish: "Hermano de mi hermana"
in Relaciones extrañas
Buenos Aires: Adiax
Fénix (24)
no ISBN
paperback (18×11cm)
08/1980
287
-
Matilde Horne
Oscar Díaz
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Oscar Díaz
Title
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Spanish: "Hermano de mi hermana"
in Relaciones extrañas
Buenos Aires: Hyspamérica
Biblioteca de Ciencia Ficciön 34
ISBN ?
trade paperback (19,5×12cm)
11/1986
192
-
Matilde Horne
not credited [= Tomás C. Gilsanz]
See also the edition from Orbis in Spain.

Tomás C. Gilsanz
AUSTRALIA
Title
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"My Sister's Brother"
in The Classic Philip José Farmer 1952-1964
Martin H. Greenberg
Richmond, Victoria: Greenhouse
Classics of Modern Science Fiction, Volume 4
ISBN 0-909104-94-8
hardcover (18,5×12,5cm)
-/1985
xii + 215
-
Michael Booth
-

Michael Booth
FRANCE
Title
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French: "Ouvre-moi, ô ma soeur"
in Fiction
Alain Dorémieux
Paris: Opta
Volume 9, No. 93
magazine (19×13,5cm)
August 1961
144
FF 1,60
François Valorbe
Jean-Claude Forest
With an introduction by the editor. The cover illustrates Farmer's story.

Jean-Claude Forest
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French: "La frère de ma soeur"
in Des rapports étranges
Paris: J'ai Lu
Science-Fiction, No. 712
no ISBN
paperback (16,5×11cm)
11/1976
250
-
Michel Deutsch
Christopher Foss
-

Christopher Foss
Title
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French: "Ouvre-moi, ô ma soeur"
in Histoires de créatures
Demètre Ioakimidis, Jacques Goimard & Gérard Klein
Paris: Le livre de poche
La Grande anthologie de la science-fiction, No. 3787
ISBN 2-253-03428-2
paperback (16,5×11cm)
04/1984
11/1989
415
-
François Valorbe
Philippe Adamov
With a short introduction.

Philippe Adamov
Title
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French: "La frère de ma soeur"
in Des rapports étranges
Paris: J'ai Lu
Science-Fiction, No. 712
ISBN 2-277-11712-9
paperback (16,5×11cm)
06/1985
250
-
Michel Deutsch
Boris Vallejo
-

Boris Vallejo
Title
Collection
Publisher
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Date
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Price
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French: "La frère de ma soeur"
in Des rapports étranges
Paris: J'ai Lu
Science-Fiction, No. 712
ISBN 2-277-11712-9
paperback (16,5×11cm)
12/1990
250
-
Michel Deutsch
Boris Vallejo
-

Boris Vallejo
Title
Collection
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
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Notes
French: "La frère de ma soeur"
in Des rapports étranges
Paris: J'ai Lu
Science-Fiction, No. 712
ISBN 2-277-11712-9
paperback (16,5×11cm)
11/1993
250
-
Michel Deutsch
Boris Vallejo
-

Boris Vallejo
GERMANY
Title
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German: "Der Bruder meiner Schwester"
in Bizarre Beziehungen
München: Knaur
Science Fiction, Band 5771
ISBN 3-426-05771-9
paperback (18×11,5cm)
12/1983
239
DM 4,80
Martin Eisele
Oliviero Berni
-

Oliviero Berni
Title
Collection
Publisher
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Format
Date
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Price
Translation
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Notes
German: "Der Bruder meiner Schwester"
in Jenseits von Raum und Zeit
München: Heyne
Science Fiction & Fantasy, Band 4387
ISBN 3-453-00978-9
paperback (18×11,5cm)
-/1987
617
DM 14,80
Martin Eisele
John Harris
-

John Harris
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
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Pages
Price
Translation
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Notes
German: "Der Bruder meiner Schwester"
in Bizarre Beziehungen
München: Heyne
Science Fiction & Fantasy, Band 4935
ISBN 3-453-05854-2
paperback (18×11,5cm)
-/1992 (1st)
-/1993 (2nd)
-/1995 (3rd)
668
DM 18,00
Martin Eisele
Boris Vallejo
-

Boris Vallejo
ITALY
Title
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Publisher
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Date
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Italian: "Il fratello di mia sorella"
in Relazioni aliene
Rome: Fanucci
Futuro, biblioteca di fantascienza, 3
no ISBN
trade paperback (21×15cm)
11/1973
256
L 2.500
Alfredo Pollini
Massimo Jacoponi
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Massimo Jacoponi
JAPAN
Title
Collection
Publisher
Series+no.
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Japanese: "妹の兄"
in 奇 妙な関係 (Kimyo na Kankei)
Tokyo: Sogen
SF Bunko # 670-01
ISBN 4-488-67001-6
paperback (15x10,5cm)
05/1981
316
¥ 360
Ohtaki Keisuke
Iwasaki Masashi
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Iwasaki Masashi
NETHERLANDS
Title
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Publisher
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Dutch: "Mijn zuster d'r broer"
in Vreemde verwanten
Amsterdam: Meulenhoff
Science Fiction, M=SF 30
no ISBN
paperback (17,5×11cm)
-/1970
253
ƒ 3,50
E.A. van Leent-Sieburgh
Reindert van Briemen
-

Reindert van Briemen
PORTUGAL
Title
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Publisher
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Portuguese: "Irmão de Minha irmã"
in Relações estranhas
Lisbon: Circulo de Leitores
Colecção Romances de Ficção Científica (#12)
no ISBN
hardcover (21×14cm)
06/1989
258
-
Eduardo Saló
Rochinha Diogo
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Rochinha Diogo
RUSSIA
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
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Russian: "Брат моей сестры"
in Летающие киты Исмаэля
Moscow: Centerpoligraf
Osiris 19
ISBN 5-7001-0004-5
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20×14,5cm)
-/1992
587
-
not credited
A.B. Derzhavin
-

A.B. Derzhavin
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
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Russian: "Отвори, сестра моя"
in Одиссея Грина
Nizhny Novgorod: Parallel
Mir Fantastiki
ISBN 5-86067-008-9
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20×13cm)
04/1994
542
-
A. Sokolov
Peter A. Jones (front and back cover)
Illustrated by M. Raev.

Peter A. Jones
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
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Russian: "Отвори мне, сестра"
in Миры Филипа Фармера - T. 15
Riga & Moscow: Polaris
-
ISBN 5-88132-275-4
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20,5×13,5cm)
03/1997
400
-
A. Sverchkov
V. Kovalev
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V. Kovalev
SPAIN
Title
Anthology
Edited by
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
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Notes
Spanish: "Ábrete a mi, hermana"
in Ciencie Ficción - Selección 30
Carlo Frabetti
Barcelona: Bruguera, S.A.
Libro Amigo 508
ISBN 84-02-05155-3
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
05/1977
185
Ps 100
José Manuel Pomares & Beatriz Podestá
not credited [= unknown]
-

-
Title
Collection
Publisher
Series+no.
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Notes
Catalan: "El germà de la meva germana"
in Relacions estranyes
Barcelona: Alella
Pleniluni 2001-4
ISBN 84-85752-13-9
paperback (18×12cm)
07/1985
228
Ps 580
Antoni Ibarz & Joaquim Martí
Peret
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Peret
Title
Collection
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Catalan: "El germà de la meva germana"
in Relacions estranyes
Barcelona: Alella
Pleniluni Ciencia ficció 2001-4
ISBN 84-85752-13-9
paperback (18×12cm)
07/1985
228
Ps 580
Antoni Ibarz & Joaquim Martí
Herikberto
Possibly a second, undated, printing of the book.

Herikberto
Title
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Publisher
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Date
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Price
Translation
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Notes
Spanish: "Hermano de mi hermana"
in Relaciones extrañas
Barcelona: Orbis
Biblioteca de Ciencia Ficciön 34
ISBN 84-7634-391-4
trade paperback (19,5×12cm)
11/1985
192
-
Matilde Horne
not credited [= Tomás C. Gilsanz]
See also the edition from Hypamérica in Argentina.

Tomás C. Gilsanz
SWEDEN
Title
Collection
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
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Date
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Notes
Swedish: "Min systers bror"
in Efter King Kongs fall
Stockholm: Delta Förlags AB
Science fiction ABC
ISBN 91-7228-276-2
trade paperback (21,5×14cm)
-/1981
248
-
Karin Malmsjö
photo of PJF
-

-
Title
Magazine
Edited by
Publisher
Series+no.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Swedish: "Min systers bror"
in Jules Verne Magasinet
Sam J. Lundwall
Bromma: Sam J. Lundwall Fakta & Fantasi AB
Volume 54, Nr. 462
magazine (25×17,5cm)
December 1993
64
not priced
Karin Malmsjö
not credited
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