The Complete Cosmicomics

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The Complete Cosmicomics
First English edition
Author Italo Calvino
Translator William Weaver
Martin McLaughlin
Tim Parks
Country Italy (first)
Language Italian (first)
Genre Science fiction short stories
Publisher Penguin Books (UK)
Publication date
May 2009
Media type Print (hardcover & paperback)
ISBN 978-1-84614-165-2

The Complete Cosmicomics is a 2009 book that collects almost all[1] of the Cosmicomic stories by Italian postmodern writer Italo Calvino.

The single volume collection includes the following:

  • The 12 stories that comprise Cosmicomics
  • The 11 stories that comprise t zero (also published as Time and the Hunter)
  • 4 stories from Numbers in the Dark and Other Stories
  • 7 stories newly translated by Martin McLaughlin (available for the first time in English)

Translator Martin McLaughlin explains the origins of the seven new stories in his introduction to The Complete Cosmicomics:



  1. ^ "Almost all" according to The Village Voice (see References); however, the introduction by McLaughlin claims that the book contains all the Cosmicomics.