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They Twinkled Like Jewels
Genre Science Fiction
Type Short story
Series
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First time published solo in chapbook format in 2009. See the Book page in the section Novels & Collections for all solo book publications.
This story is also available as a free eBook and as a free Audio Book.
DESCRIPTION:
Jack Crane sees a stinger wasp injecting its poison in a caterpillar. Its body will be preserved until the attached wasp's egg hatches, and eats the caterpillar while still alive. Too late he realizes that the Bohas, undetected aliens, use the same technique for their eggs.
 
PUBLICATION HISTORY
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11 Publications
 
US

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FIRST PUBLICATION
in Fantastic Universe
Beatrice Jones
New York, NY: King-Size Publications
Volume 1, No. 4
magazine (19,5×14cm)
January 1954
160
$ 0.35
Joe Richards
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Joe Richards
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in The Celestial Blueprint
New York, NY: Ace Books
F-165
no ISBN
paperback (16×10,5cm)
-/1962
114
$ 0.40
not credited [= Ed Emshwiller]
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Ed Emshwiller
Collection
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in The Cache
New York, NY: Pinnacle / Tor Books
Jim Bean Presents, Science Fiction
ISBN 0-523-48511-5
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
not dated [= 09/1981]
292
$ 2.50
not credited [= Eric Ladd]
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Eric Ladd
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in The Cache
New York, NY: Pinnacle / Tor Books
Jim Bean Presents, Science Fiction
ISBN 0-523-48534-4
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
11/1981 (2nd)
292
$ 2.75
not credited [= Eric Ladd]
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Eric Ladd
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in The Cache
New York, NY: Tor Books
Jim Bean Presents, Science Fiction
ISBN 0-523-48534-4
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
not dated [-/1982 ?]
292
$ 2.75
not credited [= Eric Ladd]
The book is nearly identical to the one in the previous entry. No date and no printing information in the 'extra' second printing.
Eric Ladd
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in The Cache
New York, NY: Tor Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-812-53755-6
paperback (17×10,5cm)
12/1986 (3rd)
292
$ 2.95
not credited [= Eric Ladd]
Third printing according to the book, actually the fourth.
Eric Ladd
GERMANY
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German: "Tramps und rosa Brillen"
in Utopia (Tyrannei der Uhren)
not credited
Rastatt (Baden): Pabel
Nr. 415
magazine (22×16cm)
08/1964
64
DM 0.70
not credited
not credited [= Rudolf Sieber-Lonati]
With stories by J.G. Ballard and Frederik Pohl.
Rudolf Sieber-Lonati
ITALY
Title
Magazine
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Italan: "Splendenti come gioielli"
in Gamma
Valentino De Carlo
Milan: Edizioni dello Scorpione
Number 12 - Volume 2
no ISBN
paperback (18×11,5cm)
11/1966
160
L 350
Ferruccio Alessandri
Ferruccio Alessandri
This is a paperback magazine.

Ferruccio Alessandri
Title
Anthology
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Italan: "Splendenti come gioielli"
in Il libro di Gamma 2: Odissea nello spazio
Valentino De Carlo
Milan: Edizioni dello Scorpione
Il libro di Gamma 2
no ISBN
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
not dated [= -/1968]
192 + 160 + 160
L 1.000
Ferruccio Alessandri
Ferruccio Alessandri
The book is a rebind of the paperback magazine Gamma, the issue numbers 14, 13 and 12 (in that order).

Ferruccio Alessandri
RUSSIA
Title
Omnibus
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Russian: "Они сверкали как алмазы"
in Миры Филипа Фармера - T. 15
Riga & Moscow: Polaris
-
ISBN 5-88132-275-4
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20,5×13,5cm)
03/1997
400
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A. Dumesh
I. Leontiev
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I. Leontiev
SPAIN
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Spanish: ""Brillaban como joyas"
in La piel del diablo
Barcelona: Vértice
Galaxia 61
no ISBN
paperback (17,5×11cm)
not dated [= -/1967]
222
Ps 50
F. Sesén
Enrich
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Enrich
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