"Dormant"
Short Fiction 1948 6,300 words
Included In
Destination: Universe! 1952
Transfinite: The Essential A.E. van Vogt 2003
English
Startling Stories magazine
1948 November Better Publications
pulp Vol 18, No 2 180 pages $0.25

cover art by
Earle Bergey

First appearance

This issue of Startling Stories also featured the first appearance of Arthur C. Clarke's novel Against the Fall of Night, which is my own personal favorite SF novel of all time (along with its revised version The City and the Stars).

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illustrations: 2

artist: unknown

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The Best From Startling Stories anthology
edited by Samuel Mines
1953 Henry Holt
hardback code: ? 301 pages $3.50

cover art by
Alex Schomburg

This anthology was later reprinted under the titles Startling Stories and Moment Without Time.

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Startling Stories anthology
edited by Samuel Mines
1954 Cassell & Company
hardback code: ? 301 pages 12/6

cover artist: unknown

This anthology was originally published as The Best From Startling Stories, and later reprinted as Moment Without Time.

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Best SF anthology
edited by Edmund Crispin 1955, etc.
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Moment Without Time anthology
edited by Samuel Mines
1956 March UKSFDB
hardback 19 301 pages price: ?

cover artist: unknown

This anthology was originally published as The Best From Startling Stories, and also known as Startling Stories.

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Aspects of Science Fiction anthology
edited by G.D. Doherty 1959, etc.
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The Shape of Things anthology
edited by Damon Knight
1965 Popular Library
paperback SP352 206 pages $0.50

cover art by
Eugene Berman

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The Best Science Fiction Stories anthology
edited by Michael Stapleton
1977 Hamlyn
hardback 0-600-38243-5 750 pages price: ?

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The Great Science Fiction Stories: Volume 10: 1948 anthology
edited by Isaac Asimov & Martin H. Greenberg 1983, etc.
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The Golden Years of Science Fiction: Fifth Series omnibus
edited by Isaac Asimov & Martin H. Greenberg
1985 Bonanza / Crown
hardback 0-517-47566-9 641 pages $6.98

cover art by
Romas Kukalis

A omnibus volume, containing two collections in Asimov & Greenberg's Great SF Stories series — the volume covering the year 1947 ("Volume 9"), and the one covering 1948 ("Volume 10").

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The SF Collection anthology
edited by Edel Brosnan
1994 August Chancellor Press
hardback 1-85152-317-0 501 pages £4.99

cover art by
Luis Royo

Artist credit thanks to Lledó.

A minor variation of this cover art originally appeared on the cover of the 1991 Tor edition of Gordon R. Dickson's novel Young Bleys. There also seems to be a third variation of this artwork. The main difference between these three seems to be the central figure: he appears as uncloaked, cloaked, or hooded-and-cloaked. (Thanks to Lledó for these images.)

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