I changed "Novella" to "Short story." A novella is generally acepted to be about 17,500-40,000 words. Blish's stories were much shorter.
Accepted category lengths (especially in SF)
- Short-short (1-2000 words)
- Short story (2000-7500 words)
- Novelette (7,500-17,500 words) It should be noted that the term novelette is rarely used, and most stories up to about 17500 words are usually called just "short stories"
- Novella (17,500-40,000 words)
- Novel (40,000+ words)
- NOTE: Wikipedia defines a short story as generally being 1000-20,000 words.
Sir Rhosis 02:42, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
- Now, the real question is... what did the book call them? I don't care what we call 'em to be honest, it's just a case of... if the book called them "Novella"s, then we should do the same. Maybe make a BG note about the story lengths as listed above. -- Sulfur 02:47, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
- I have just finished testing my own theory, for what it is worth. The printed stories average about 400-425 words per page. Multiply that by the page lengths given to get a rough final number. Too be honest, some of them, the longer ones (27 pages X 450words == 12 thousand and something), fall within the "novelette" category.
The books don't call them anything that I see. Just "adventures" Sir Rhosis 02:53, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
according to the cover, the book is simply named Star Trek, not Star Trek 1--Shisma
- As stated in the article, it was retitled Star Trek 1 with subsequent published editions.--31dot 13:38, September 12, 2010 (UTC)