"Process"
Short Fiction 1950 2,300 words
  • A slightly abridged version of this story was illustrated with black-and-white drawings by Dean Motter in the June 1978 issue of Andromeda (#2). (Thanks to Tim Stroup for this information.)

Versions

1950

original version

1978

abridged & illustrated
Included In
The Far-Out Worlds of A.E. van Vogt 1968
The Worlds of A.E. van Vogt 1974
English
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine
1950 December Fantasy House
digest Vol 1, No 5 132 pages $0.35

cover art by
Chesley Bonestell

First appearance

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The Best Science-Fiction Stories: 1951 anthology
edited by Everett F. Bleiler & T.E. Dikty 1951, etc.

Later abridged as The Best Science Fiction Stories: Second Series (1952) and The Mindworm (1967). Van Vogt's story is included in all versions.

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The Best Science-Fiction Stories: Second Series anthology
edited by Everett F. Bleiler & T.E. Dikty
1952 Grayson & Grayson
hardback code: ? 240 pages 9/6

cover artist: unknown

This is an abridged edition of The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1951, and later a different selection of the original stories appeared as The Mindworm (1967). Van Vogt's story is included in all versions.

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Frontiers in Space anthology
edited by Everett F. Bleiler & T.E. Dikty
1955 May Bantam
paperback 1328 166 pages $0.25

cover artist: unknown

A selection of stories from the first few The Best Science Fiction Stories anthologies.

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The Mindworm anthology
edited by Everett F. Bleiler & T.E. Dikty
1967 Tandem
paperback T118 191 pages 3/6

cover artist: unknown

Editor credit from Master of Null-A.

This is an abridged edition of The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1951, and earlier a different selection of the original stories appeared as The Best Science Fiction Stories: Second Series (1952). Van Vogt's story is included in all versions.

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

(no cover art)

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Andromeda magazine
1978 June Andromeda Publications
comic Issue #2 pagecount: ? $1.25

cover art by
Don Marshall

Story illustrated by Dean Motter.

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The Great SF Stories 12: 1950 anthology
edited by Isaac Asimov & Martin H. Greenberg 1984, etc.
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The Golden Years of Science Fiction: Sixth Series omnibus
edited by Isaac Asimov & Martin H. Greenberg
1988 Bonanza / Crown
hardback 0-517-65754-6 624 pages $8.95

cover artist: unknown

An omnibus containing two anthologies in Asimov & Greenberg's Great SF Stories series, Volume 11 (1949) and Volume 12 (1950).

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