John Sladek

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Novels and Novellas

The Reproductive System. London: Gollancz, 1968. New York: Ace, 1969, as Mechasm.

Black Alice, with Thomas M. Disch. New York: Doubleday, 1968, as by Thom Demijohn. London: W.H. Allen, 1969.

The Müller-Fokker Effect. London: Hutchinson, 1970. New York: Morrow, 1971.

Black Aura. London: Jonathan Cape, 1974. New York: Walker, 1979. A Thackeray Phin Mystery.

Invisible Green. London: Gollancz, 1977. New York: Walker, 1979. A Thackeray Phin Mystery.

Roderick, or, The Education of a Young Machine. London: Granada, 1981. New York: Timescape, 1982, first 2/3 only. New York: Carroll & Graf, 1987.

Roderick at Random, or, Further Education of a Young Machine. London: Granada, 1983. New York: Carroll & Graf, 1988.

Tik-Tok. London: Gollancz, 1983. New York: DAW, 1985.

Bugs. London: Macmillan, 1989.

Blood and Gingerbread (novella). New Castle, VA: Cheap Street, 1990.

Wholly Smokes (novella). Reading, Berkshire: Ansible E-ditions, 2003.


The Steam-Driven Boy and Other Strangers. London: Panther, 1973.

23 stories, the last 10 being parodies:

Keep the Giraffe Burning. London: Panther, 1978.

Wrongly dated 1977 on copyright page. 17 stories:

The Best of John Sladek. New York: Pocket Books, 1981.

40 stories, combining The Steam-Driven Boy and Keep the Giraffe Burning.

Alien Accounts. London: Granada, 1982.

8 stories:

The Lunatics of Terra. London: Gollancz, 1984.

18 stories, with Sladek's afterwords:

Maps: The Uncollected John Sladek. Abingdon, Oxon: Big Engine, 2002.

Edited by David Langford. 60 previously uncollected stories, poems, playlets and essays, listed on David Langford's Maps page.


The New Apocrypha: A Guide to Strange Sciences and Occult Beliefs. London: Hart-Davis Macgibbon, 1973. New York: Stein & Day, 1974.

Arachne Rising: The Thirteenth Sign of the Zodiac, as by James Vogh. London: Hart-Davis Macgibbon, 1977. New York: Dial Press, 1977. Reissued as The Thirteenth Zodiac: The Sign of Arachne, London: Mayflower, 1979.

The Cosmic Factor: Health and Astrology, as by James Vogh. London: Hart-Davis Macgibbon, 1978. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1978. Reissued as Astrology and Your Health, London: Mayflower, 1980.

Judgement on Jupiter, as Richard A. Tilms. London: New English Library, 1980.

The Book of Clues. London: Corgi, 1984.

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