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Book Information: Medicine for Melancholy, a

Medicine for Melancholy, a (1959) [Collection]
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Summary (IBList user synopsis):

There have been different collections with this name, with different contents. This entry covers the first U.S. edition (Doubleday, 1959, some say actually 1960) and the 1960 Bantam mass market paperback edition and all its subsequent reprints with various covers. The ISBN number covers the later paperback reprints.

Contents:

  • In a Season of Calm Weather ("The Picasso Summer", Playboy, Jan 1957)
  • The Dragon (Esquire, Aug 1955)
  • A Medicine for Melancholy (previously appeared in British versions of this book)
  • The End of the Beginning ("Next Stop: The Stars", Maclean’s, 27 Oct 1956)
  • The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit ("The Magic White Suit", Saturday Evening Post, 4 Oct 1958)
  • Fever Dream (Weird Tales, Sep 1948)
  • The Marriage Mender (Collier's, 22 Jan 1954)
  • The Town Where No One Got Off (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Oct 1958)
  • A Scent of Sarsaparilla (Star Science Fiction Stories #1, ed. Frederik Pohl, NY: Ballantine, 1953)
  • Icarus Montgolfier Wright (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May 1956)
  • The Headpiece (Lilliput, May 1958)
  • Dark They Were, and Golden-eyed ("The Naming of Names", Thrilling Wonder Stories, August 1949)
  • The Smile (Fantastic, Summer 1952)
  • The First Night of Lent (Playboy, Mar 1956)
  • The Time of Going Away (The Reporter, 29 Nov 1956)
  • All Summer in a Day (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar 1954)
  • The Gift (Esquire, Dec 1952)
  • The Great Collision of Monday Last (Contact #1, Jan 1958; Argosy (UK) as "Collision of Monday", Nov 1958)
  • The Little Mice ("The Mice", Escapade, Oct 1955)
  • The Shore Line at Sunset ("The Sunset Harp", The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar 1959)
  • The Strawberry Window (Star Science Fiction Stories #3, ed. Frederik Pohl, NY: Ballantine, 1954)
  • The Day it Rained Forever (Harper’s, Jul 1957)

Original title: A Medicine for Melancholy
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionScience Fiction


The following works are contained within this one:
     Fever Dream (1948) [Short Story]
      Author: Ray Bradbury
     All Summer in a Day (1954) [Short Story]
      Author: Ray Bradbury

Edition #1: Medicine for Melancholy, a

Medicine for Melancholy, a (1959)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Manifested in:

A Medicine for Melancholy (2001)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Perennial Library
ISBN: 9780380730865
Pages: 307

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A Medicine for Melancholy (1977)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 0553204262

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