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Up from the Bottomless Pit and Other Stories
Genre Science Fiction / Mainstream
Type Collection
Series
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Edited by Christopher Paul Carey
Also published an an eBook (2015).
Collection with a novel, stories and non fiction.
15 items: Up from the Bottomless Pit (novel), "That Great Spanish Author, Ernesto", "The Essence of the Poison", "Keep Your Mouth Shut", "The Face that Launched a Thousand Eggs", "The Doll Game", "The Rebels Unthawed", "The Frames", "The Light-Hog Incident" (novel fragment), "The Unnaturals", "A Spy in the U.S. of Gonococcia", "A Peoria Night", "I Still Live" (speech), "Hayy ibn Yaqzam by Abu ibn Tufayl: An Arabic Mowgli" (essay) and "Why Do I Write?" (speech).
There is an extra piece in the lettered edition: "The Obscure Life and Hard Times of Kilgore Trout: A Skirmish in Biography".
The novel Up from the Bottomless Pit, originally written and announced for publication in 1975 with the title The Dragon's Breath, has been published in ten parts in the fanzine Farmerphile.
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COVER TEXT:
Up from the Bottomless Pit and Other Stories is the ultimate collection for Philip José Farmer fans, including 140,000 words (over 375 pages) of very obscure, never-before-collected short stories, a novel beginning, non-fiction, and a complete novel as well.
All of these pieces have only seen publication in Farmerphile, a fanzine with a regular circulation well under two hundred copies per issue. Subterranean Press is proud to give these newly discovered gems a more permanent home, in an edition specifically geared toward Phil's most ardent fans. In addition to the rarities, there are copious introductions and numerous black and white illustrations.
Philip José Farmer: maker of universes and chronicler of fantastic adventures, legendary Hugo Award winner and Nebula Grand Master... Today few realize that Farmer was writing literary fiction long before he set the science fiction world afire with his groundbreaking "The Lovers." Up from the Bottomless Pit and Other Stories collects these little known treasures, along with other fantastical tales--all making their first appearance here in book form.
Sure to excite readers of science fiction everywhere is the inclusion of Farmer's "lost" novel of the ultimate ecological nightmare. Set in an alternate past circa the 1970s, Up from the Bottomless Pit tells of a world so ravenous in its desire for oil that it has thrown caution to the wind. Using an experimental laser drill, human-kind burns a hole through the ocean floor only to unleash a deadly torrent that threatens to wipe out all life on the planet.
With its first-time collection of a lost novel, ultra-rare works, tales of science fiction and fantasy, Up from the Bottomless Pit and Other Stories presents a compelling new look at one of speculative fiction's most beloved literary giants.
 
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FIRST PUBLICATION
Burton, MI: Subterranean Press
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ISBN 978-1-59606-128-6
hardcover (23,5×16cm)
07/2007
373
$ 125.00
Keith Howell and Charles Berlin
Limited edition of two hundred and fifty numbered copies, signed by Philip José Farmer, in a slipcase. 'Signed Limited First Edition' stated on the copyright page. Light blue cloth boards with silver lettering on the spine. The slipcase is covered with black cloth. With an introduction, "Philip José Farmer: On the Road to the Emerald City", and story introductions by Christopher Paul Carey, a story introduction by Win Scott Eckert, and interior illustrations by Jason Robert Bell, Charles Berlin, Susan Gillis, Keith Howell, Karl Kauffman, and Shannon Robicheaux.


Keith Howell &
Charles Berlin
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Date
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Burton, MI: Subterranean Press
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ISBN 978-1-59606-128-6
hardcover (23,5×16cm)
10/2007
385
$ 300.00
Keith Howell and Charles Berlin
Limited edition of twenty-six lettered copies, signed by Philip José Farmer, in a special traycase. 'Signed Limited First Edition' stated on the copyright page. White leather boards with silver lettering on the spine. The traycase is with dark blue and black leather and silver lettering on the spine, with a silver illustration on the cover. The contents page is the same as in the numbered edition, and so does not show the extra piece in this collection, the fictional biography "The Obscure Life and Hard Times of Kilgore Trout: A Skirmish in Biography". With an introduction, "Philip José Farmer: On the Road to the Emerald City", and story introductions by Christopher Paul Carey, a story introduction by Win Scott Eckert, and interior illustrations by Jason Robert Bell, Charles Berlin, Susan Gillis, Keith Howell, Karl Kauffman, and Shannon Robicheaux.

Keith Howell &
Charles Berlin


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