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The God Business
Genre Science Fiction
Type Novella
Series
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Also published as an eBook (2014).
DESCRIPTION:
A large part of Illinois is forbidden territory, guarded with soldiers. Strange things happen here to humans and animals. The rivers and rivulets contain a nectar of the gods. When you drink of it you'll change and the world changes with you...
This has to be stopped before the strange things spread to all of the USA. Will Daniel Temper be able to resist the temptations of a life in heaven?
 
PUBLICATION HISTORY
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23 Publications
 
US

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FIRST PUBLICATION
in Beyond (Fantasy Fiction)
H.L. Gold
New York, NY: Galaxy Publishing Corporation
Volume 1, No. 5
magazine (19×14cm)
March 1954
160
$ 0.35
Scott Templar
The story is illustrated by [Don] Sibley.


Scott Templar
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in The Alley God
New York, NY: Ballantine Books
F 588
no ISBN
paperback (18×11cm)
not dated [= -/1962]
176
$ 0.50
not credited [= Richard Powers]
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Richard Powers
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in The Classic Philip José Farmer 1952-1964
Martin H. Greenberg
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
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Michael Booth
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in The Classic Philip José Farmer 1952-1964
Martin H. Greenberg
New York, NY: Crown Publishers
# 5451 / Classics of Modern Science Fiction
no ISBN
hardcover (21,5×14,5cm)
06/1984
viii + 215
$ 3.98
Michael Booth
Book Club Edition (SFBC).

Michael Booth
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in The Best of Philip José Farmer
Dorman T. Skindler
Burton, MI: Subterranean Press
-
ISBN 1-59606-036-0
hardcover (23,5×16cm)
02/2006 (trade)
03/2006 (numbered, signed, in slipcase)
04/2006 (lettered, signed, in traycase}
572
$ 38.00 | $ 175.00 | $ 300.00
Michael Komark
Published in three different editions.

Michael Komark
UK
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in The Alley God
London: Sidgwick & Jackson
-
SBN 283-48417-9
hardcover (19×13cm)
10/1970
176
£ 1.35 (27s)
not credited [= David Hardy]
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David Hardy
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in The Alley God
London: Sphere Books
Science Fiction, # 34551
no ISBN
paperback (18×11cm)
03/1972
176
£ 0.30
not credited [= unknown]
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in The Classic Philip José Farmer 1952-1964
London: Robson Books
Classics of Modern Science Fiction, Volume 4
ISBN 0-86051-333-5
hardcover (18,5×12,5cm)
03/1985
8 not numbered + 215
£ 5.95
Michael Booth
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Michael Booth
AUSTRALIA
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in The Classic Philip José Farmer 1952-1964
Richmond, Victoria: Greenhouse
Classics of Modern Science Fiction, Volume 4
ISBN 0-909104-94-8
hardcover (18,5×12,5cm)
-/1985
xii + 215
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Michael Booth
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Michael Booth
GERMANY
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German: "Das Gewerbe der Götter"
in 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
Ronald M. Hahn
John Harris
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John Harris
GREECE
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Anthology
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Greek: "Το Επαγγελμα του Θεου"
in Ιστοριες Φαντασιας με Γελιο
Giorgos Balanos
Athens: Orora
-
no ISBN
paperback (17×10,5.cm)
-/1988
293
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Giorgos Balanos
Rowena Morrill
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Rowena Morrill
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Greek: "Το Επαγγελμα του Θεου"
in Εκείνες οι Άλλες Πραγματικότητες
Giorgos Balanos
Athens: Locus-7
# 076
no ISBN
trade paperback (20×14,5cm)
-/2002
218
not priced [= € 16.65]
Giorgos Balanos
not credited [= unknown]
With a short introduction by the editor.

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ITALY
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Italian: "Come diventare dio e godersela"
in Un dio dal passato
Rome: Fanucci
Futuro (I Pocket di Fantascienza) 2
no ISBN
paperback (18×11cm)
07/1972
220
L 900
Roberta Rambelli
Massimo Jacoponi
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Massimo Jacoponi
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Italian: "Come diventare dio e godersela"
in Un dio dal passato
Rome: Fanucci
Sidera (nello spazio e nel tempo) 2
no ISBN
paperback (19×11cm)
-/1982
220
L 5.000
Roberta Rambelli
not credited [= Peter A. Jones]
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Peter A. Jones
NETHERLANDS
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Dutch: "De goden van Illinois"
in Het verboden rijk
Amsterdam: Meulenhoff
Science Fiction, M-SF 62
ISBN 90-290-0345-6
paperback (17,5×11cm)
-/1973
180
ƒ 4,00
S. Buddingh
Rik Lina
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Rik Lina
RUSSIA
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Russian: "Божий промысел"
in Летающие киты Исмаэля
Moscow: Centerpoligraf
Osiris 19
ISBN 5-7001-0004-5
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20×14,5cm)
-/1992
587
-
?
?
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-
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Russian: "Божественный промысел"
in Врата времени
Oleg Bullet
Moscow: Argus
Хронос 3
ISBN 5-85549-036-X
hardcover (20×13cm)
-/1995
608
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S. Kurtishvili
V.Y. Martynenko
Anthology with a novel by Farmer, The Gate of Time, and two other stories: "Sail On! Sail On!", and "The King of Beasts".

V.Y. Martynenko
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Russian: "Божий промысел"
in Миры Филипа Фармера - T. 16
Riga & Moscow: Polaris
-
ISBN 5-88132-290-8
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20,5×13,5cm)
04/1997
416
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I. Ziveva
I. Leontiev
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I. Leontiev
UKRAINE
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Russian: "Божье дело"
in Там, по ту сторону...
Odessa: Soyuzimpeks
История, приключения, фантастика (ИПФ) #1
no ISBN (ISSN 0869-3412)
hardcover (20,5x13,5cm)
01/1992
382
not priced
A. Cohn
I. Shaganov
Omnibus with one novel and the three stories of the collection The Alley God.

I. Shaganov
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Russian: "Божье дело"
in Плоть
Kiev: Alterpres
Зал славы зарубежной фантастики #6
ISBN 5-7707-3609-7
hardcover (20,5x13cm)
03/1993
718
not priced
A. Cohn
S. Pavlenko
Illustrated by S. Pavlenko.

S. Pavlenko
UZBEKISTAN
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Russian: "Бизнес Бога"
in Бизнес Бога
G. Zavalischev
Tashkent: Pravda Vostoka
Единорог 5
ISBN 5-85583-034-9
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20,5×13cm)
02/1994
575
not priced
uncredited
W. Ryzhenkov
Pictorial boards.

W. Ryzhenkov
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