The Machineries of Joy

This table lists the contents of The Machineries of Joy, and links to adaptations of the stories in various media

Details of First publication
(and other notes)
The Machineries of Joy Alfred Hitchcock Presents   Playboy, December 1962.
The One Who Waits     Arkham Sampler, summer 1949
Tyrannosaurus Rex     First published as "The Prehistoric Producer", Saturday Evening Post, June 23 1962
The Vacation     Playboy, December 1963
The Drummer Boy of Shiloh     Saturday Evening Post, April 30 1960
Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar! Alfred Hitchcock Presents   First published as "Come into my Cellar", Galaxy Science Fiction, October 1962.
Almost the End of the World     The Reporter, December 26 1957.
Perhaps We are Going Away     Topper, January 1962
And the Sailor, Home from the Sea     First published as "The Forever Voyage", Saturday Evening Post, January 9 1960
El Dia de Muerte     Touchstone, fall 1947
The Illustrated Woman     Playboy, March 1961
Some Live Like Lazarus     First published as "Very Late in the Evening", Playboy, December 1960
A Miracle of Rare Device     Playboy, January 1962
And So Died Riabouchinska Alfred Hitchcock Presents   The Saint, Jun/Jul 1952
The Beggar on O'Connell Bridge     First published as "The Beggar on the Dublin Bridge", Saturday Evening Post, June 14 1961.
Death and the Maiden     The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March 1960.
A Flight of Ravens     California Quarterly, winter 1952
The Best of All Possible Worlds     Playboy, August 1959
The Lifework of Juan Diaz The Alfred Hitchcock Hour   Playboy, September 1963
To the Chicago Abyss     The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May 1963
The Anthem Sprinters     First published as “The Queen’s Own Evaders”, Playboy, June 1963.

The Machineries of Joy

First published by ???? in 1964.

Picture shows Panther UK paperback edition (1978).

Bantam paperback, February 1983. Cover art by Salomoni.


Diogenes edition, Germany 2000.


Denoel edition, France 2000.


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