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The Classic Philip José Farmer 1952-1964
Genre Science Fiction
Type Collection
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Edited by Martin H. Greenberg
6 stories: "Sail On! Sail On!", "Mother", "The God Business", "The Alley Man", "My Sister's Brother" and "The King of Beasts".
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Winner of the Hugo Award as "The Best New Writer of 1952" for his first published novel, The Lovers, Philip José Farmer was and still is known as a science fiction pioneer, and he is certainly one of the most critically acclaimed and widely read SF authors at work today. His ground-breaking stories swept away the taboos of the 1950s and opened up science fiction to an exploration of sexuality, both human and alien, and complex moral and religious issues that had been barely touched upon before in this genre.
This collection of short fiction spans the first twelve years of Farmer's published writing. Here you will encounter such gems as "Mother", the story of a homesick young man who adopts a bizarre alien as his parent and protector; "The Alley Man", about the last living Neanderthal and a twentieth-century woman's strange attraction to him; and the disturbing "My Sister's Brother", in which the humanlike beauty of an alien creature tests an Earthman's deepest prejudices when he discovers the true nature of her sexuality.
All these stories reveal a sensitivity in dealing with provocative themes that marks their author as an outstanding innovator and a serious writer of science fiction at its best and most thoughtful.
(Crown)
 
PUBLICATION HISTORY
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5 Publications
 
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FIRST PUBLICATION
New York, NY: Crown Publishers
Classics of Modern Science Fiction, Volume 4
ISBN 0-517-55193-4
hardcover (18,5×13cm)
02/1984
xii + 215
$ 7.95
Michael Booth
Black paper boards, with blue gilt lettering on the spine. 'First Edition' stated on the copyright page.
With an introduction by Martin H. Greenberg.


Michael Booth
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New York, NY: Crown Publishers
# 5451 / Classics of Modern Science Fiction
no ISBN
hardcover (21,5×14,5cm)
06/1984
viii + 215
not priced [= $ 3.98]
Michael Booth
Book Club Edition (# 5451), with code O19 on page 214. Black paper boards with dark blue lettering on the spine.
With an introduction by Martin H. Greenberg.

Michael Booth
UK
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London: Robson Books
Classics of Modern Science Fiction, Volume 4
ISBN 0-86051-333-5
hardcover (18,5×12,5cm)
03/1985
8 unnumbered + 215
£ 5.95
Michael Booth
Light blue paper boards, with silver lettering on the spine. There is no contents page.
With an introduction by Martin H. Greenberg.

Michael Booth
AUSTRALIA
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Richmond, Victoria: Greenhouse
Classics of Modern Science Fiction, Volume 4
ISBN 0-909104-94-8
hardcover (18,5×12,5cm)
-/1985
xii + 215
not priced
Michael Booth
Black paper boards, with white lettering on the spine.
With an introduction by Martin H. Greenberg.

Michael Booth
GERMANY
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German: Jenseits von Raum und Zeit
München: Heyne
Science Fiction & Fantasy, Band 4387
ISBN 3-453-00978-9
paperback (18×11,5cm)
-/1987
617
DM 14,80
Verena C. Harksen, Irmhild Hübner, Martin Eisele, Walter Ernsting, Ronald M. Hahn, Joachim Körber, Heinz Nagel, Rainer Schmidt, Tony Westermayr
John Harris
Includes also The Classic Philip José Farmer 1964-1973. With an introduction by Martin H. Greenberg and an interview with Farmer by Darrell Schweitzer.

John Harris


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