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The Freshman
Genre Fantasy / horror
Type Short story
Series Wold Newton Universe
Part of the Cthulhu Mythos, a shared fictional universe started by H.P. Lovecraft.
DESCRIPTION:
From Farmer's introduction: "...one night, some years ago, I had a dream in which I, a 60-year-old man, was a freshman at a strange college and was attending a rush party given by a more-than-strange fraternity. There was something sinister about the whole affair, a sense of mounting danger. Just as the face of one of the frat brothers began to melt and he broke into a cackling laughter and I knew that something horrible was going to happen to me, I awoke..."
 
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27 Publications
 
US

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FIRST PUBLICATION
in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Edward L. Ferman
Cornwall, CT: Mercury Press
Volume 56, No. 5, Whole No. 336
magazine (19,5×13cm)
May 1979
164
$ 1.25 (£ 0.75)
David Hardy
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David Hardy
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in The Book of Philip José Farmer
New York, NY: Berkley Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-425-05298-2
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
02/1982 (1st)
04/1982 (2nd)
248
$ 2.50
James Warhola
With an introduction to the story by Farmer.

James Warhola
Anthology
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in Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos
James Turner
Sauk City, WI: Arkham House
-
ISBN 0-87054-159-5
hardcover (21×14,5cm)
11/1989 [dated -/1990]
xiv + 530
$ 23.95
Jeffrey K. Potter
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Jeffrey K. Potter
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in Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos
James Turner
Sauk City, WI: Arkham House
-
ISBN 0-87054-159-5
hardcover (21×14,5cm)
-/1990 (2nd)
xiv + 530
$ 24.95
Jeffrey K. Potter
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Jeffrey K. Potter
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in Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos
James Turner
New York, NY: Ballantine/Del Rey
Fantasy
ISBN 0-345-42204-X
trade paperback (21×13,5cm)
10/1998 (1st)
not dated (2nd)
not dated (3rd)
not dated (4th)
xi + 462
$ 12.95
John Jude Palencar
Number of book printing indicated in a row of numbers on the copyright page.

John Jude Palencar
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in FarmerCon X
not credited [= Michael Croteau]
not credited [= Lilburn, GA: Michael Croteau]
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chapbook (21,5×14cm)
08/2015
28 unnumbered
free
Keith Howell
With a foreword by uncredited, and an introduction to the story by Farmer.

Keith Howell
UK
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in The Book of Philip José Farmer
London: Granada Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-586-05656-4
paperback (18×11cm)
07/1983
318
£ 1.95
Richard Clifton-Dey
With an introduction to the story by Farmer.

Richard Clifton-Dey
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in Tales of the Wold Newton Universe
Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey
London: Titan Books
A Wold Newton Anthology
ISBN 978-1-78116-304-7
trade paperback (20,5×13cm)
10/2013
492
£ 7.99 ($ 15.95)
'Dreamstime'
Story introduction by Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey.

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CHINA
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Chinese: "新生" ("Xīnshēng")
in 克苏鲁神话 (Kè sū lǔ shénhuà)
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Chongqing: Chongqing University Press
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ISBN 978-7-5624-6598-0
trade paperback (22×14,5cm)
07/2012
584
¥ 64.00
Xiong Yao
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Chinese: "新生" ("Xīnshēng")
in 克苏鲁神话2 (Kè sū lǔ shénhuà 2)
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Chongqing: Chongqing University Press
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ISBN 978-7-5624-7754-9
trade paperback (22×14,5cm)
01/2014
288
¥ 29.80
Xiong Yao
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FRANCE
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French: "Premier Apprentissage"
in Fiction
Alain Dorémieux
Paris: Opta
No. 309
magazine (19×13cm)
June 1980
192
FF 15
René Bernex
Philippe Cousin
With a short foreword by the editor.

Philippe Cousin
GERMANY
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German: "Das Erstsemester"
in Hüter der Pforten
James Turner
Bergisch Gladbach: Bastei-Lübbe
Band 14877
ISBN 3-404-14877-0
paperback (18,5×12,5cm)
03/2003
860
€ 9,00
Angela Koonen
Tanja Østlyngen
With an illustration by Johann Pterka.

Tanja Østlyngen
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German: "Das Erstsemester"
in Hüter der Pforten
James Turner
Bergisch Gladbach: Bastei-Lübbe
Stars, Band 77081
ISBN 3-404-77081-1
paperback (18,5×12,5cm)
11/2005
860
€ 4,99
Angela Koonen
zefa / digitalvision
With an illustration by Johann Pterka.

zefa
GREECE
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Greek: "Ο Πρωτοετής"
in Ιστορίες της Μυθολογίας Κθούλου /2
Thomas Mastakouris
Athens: Orora
No. 53
no ISBN
trade paperback (21×14cm)
-/1997
194
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Thomas Mastakouris
Frank Frazetta
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Frank Frazetta
ITALY
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Italian: "La matricola"
in Millemondiestate 1986
Marco Tropea
Milan: Mondadori
Urania Presenta / Supplement of Urania No. 1025
no ISBN
paperback (19×13cm)
06/1986
364
L 7.000
Chiara Vatteroni
Karel Thole
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Karel Thole
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Italian: "La matricola"
in Il furore di Cthulhu
Luigi Cozzi
Rome: Fanucci
I miti di Cthulhu 23
ISBN 88-347-0050-3
trade paperback (21×14cm)
01/1988
249
L 15.000
Daniela Galdo & Gianni Pilo
not credited [= Boris Vallejo]
With a short foreword to the story by the editor.

Boris Vallejo
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Italian: "La matricola"
in L'orrore di Cthulhu
James Turner
Rome: Newton & Compton
I Big Newton 50
ISBN 88-8289-507-6
trade paperback (22,5×16cm)
01/2001
432
L 19.900 (€ 10,27)
Gianni Pilo & Sebastiano Fusco
Alessandro Tiburtini
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Alessandro Tiburtini
RUSSIA
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Russian: "Первокурсник"
in Миры Филипа Фармера - T. 15
Riga & Moscow: Polaris
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ISBN 5-88132-275-4
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20,5×13,5cm)
03/1997
400
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I. Ziveva
V. Kovalev
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V. Kovalev
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Russian: "Первокурсник"
in Мифы Ктулху
James Turner
Moscow: Eksmo
St. Petersburg: Domino
Некрономикон. Миры Говарда Лавкрафта
ISBN 978-5-699-46114-1
hardcover (21,5×14,5cm)
01/2011
752
382 руб
Svetlana B. Likhachev
John Coulthart
The name on top of the cover is that of H.P. Lovecraft (Г. Ф. Лавкрафт), not the title.

John Coulthart
SPAIN
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Spanish: "El principiante"
in Ciencia Ficción - Selección 40
Carlo Frabetti
Barcelona: Bruguera
Libro Amigo 751
ISBN 84-02-07342-5
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
08/1980
224
Pts 175
César Terrón
Mario Eskenazi
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Mario Eskenazi
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Spanish: "Matriculado en primero"
in Cthulhu. Una Celebración de los Mitos
James Turner
Madrid: Valdemar
Gótika 39
ISBN 84-7702-356-5
hardcover (25×16,5cm)
-/2001
576
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Francisco Torres Oliver
José Hernández
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José Hernández
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Spanish: "Matriculado en primero"
in Cuentos de los Mitos de Cthulhu: 2. El legado
James Turner
Madrid: Valdemar
El Club Diógenes 250
ISBN 978-84-7702-575-7
paperback (17×11cm)
05/2007
514
not priced [= € 12,00]
Francisco Torres Oliver
Juan Richard Feliz
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Juan Richard Feliz
TURKEY
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Turkish: "Birinci Sınıf Öğrencisi"
in Cthulhu Mitosu Öyküleri (4. Kitap)
uncredited (= James Turner)
Istanbul: Ithaki
Yayinlari 88
ISBN 975-8607-02-2
trade paperback (21×13,5cm)
-/2001
302
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Azer Kılıç
not credited [= Hieronymus Bosch]
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Hieronymus Bosch
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