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Issue Details: First known date: 1954... 1954 Zoological Specimen
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The term was an euphemism, because spacemen and space passengers - like seamen in earlier days - were inclined to be superstitious. And people still didn't like the idea of sailing shipmates with a corpse. But this specimen was something more than a cadaver...

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon New Worlds Science Fiction vol. 8 no. 23 May 1954 Z1682531 1954 periodical issue science fiction 1954 pg. 4-24
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Science Fiction Stories vol. 7 no. 6 May 1957 Z1683788 1957 periodical issue science fiction 1957 pg. 23-44
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Catch the Star Winds A. Bertram Chandler , New York (City) : Lancer Books , 1969 Z1838564 1969 selected work novel short story 'Unable to exceed the speed of light, he found ways around the law of nature, twisting space and time to his bidding. But the lure of FTL speeds could would not be forgotten...and the crew of the Flying Cloud - casts-offs from the great civilisations of the galaxy- found themselves breaking through the barriers of the past to discover new worlds - worlds from which they could never return!'

    New York (City) : Lancer Books , 1969
Alternative title: Зоологический образчик
Language: Russian
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    y separately published work icon Legendy Prigranich'ya Легенды Приграничья; Legends of the Borderland; Legends of the Rim A. Bertram Chandler , Moscow : ACT , 2003 Z1838550 2003 selected work novella short story

    This Russian collection of Rim Worlds stories comprises the novellas The Rim of Space, Bring Back Yesterday, Catch the Star Winds and Space Mercenaries, along with the Beyond the Galactic Rim (collection) and the short story "Zoological Specimen."

    The stories in Beyond the Galactic Rim are: 'Forbidden Planet,' 'The Key,' 'Wet Paint' and 'The Man Who Couldn't Stop.'

    Moscow : ACT , 2003
    pg. 725-748
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