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The Classic Philip José Farmer 1964-1973
Genre Science Fiction
Type Collection
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Edited by Martin H. Greenberg
8 stories: "The Shadow of Space", "Riders of the Purple Wage", "Don't Wash the Carats", "The Jungle Rot Kid on the Nod", "The Oogenesis of Bird City", "The Sliced-Crosswise Only-on-Tuesday World", "Sketches Among the Ruins of my Mind" and "After King Kong Fell".
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Hold on to your space helmets and get ready for a bumpy ride through the wild and wonderful universe of Philip José Farmer, the critically acclaimed author of some of the most unusual and provocative stories ever to stretch the definition of science fiction.
Here is the bizarre "Riders of the Purple Wage", a baffling and indescribable story full of Joycean puns and witticism. Farmer plays games with time in "The Sliced-Crosswise Only-on-Tuesday World", where the planet is so overcrowded that people are permitted to live only one day each week and are stored in hibernation for six days out of every seven. Again, in "Sketches Among the Ruins of My Mind", a mysterious object orbiting Earth makes people forget the past four days every time they go to sleep. In "Jungle Rot Kid on the Nod", Farmer asks what would have happened if William Burroughs instead of Edgar Rice Burroughs had written the Tarzan novels.
In these wide-ranging parodies Farmer reveals himself to be a writer of many styles with a propensity for surrealist experimentation and as a man who believes that there is no reason why science fiction can't borrow from and be part of the mainstream literary tradition.
(Crown)
 
PUBLICATION HISTORY
| USAUSTRALIA | GERMANY |

4 Publications
 
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FIRST PUBLICATION
New York, NY: Crown Publishers
Classics of Modern Science Fiction, Volume 5
ISBN 0-517-55545-X
hardcover (18,5×13cm)
11/1984
xv + 207
$ 8.95
Michael Booth
Black paper boards, with light green 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
# 1840 / Classics of Modern Science Fiction
no ISBN
hardcover (21,5×14,5cm)
12/1984
xv + 207
not priced [= $ 5.98]
Michael Booth
Book Club Edition (# 1840), with code O50 on page 206. Black paper boards with purple lettering on the spine.
With an introduction by Martin H. Greenberg.

Michael Booth
AUSTRALIA
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Richmond, Victoria: Greenhouse
Classics of Modern Science Fiction, Volume 5
ISBN 0-86436-022-3
hardcover (18,5×13cm)
-/1986
xvii + 207
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 1952-1964. With an introduction by Martin H. Greenberg and an interview with Farmer by Darrell Schweitzer.

John Harris


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