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The Leaser of Two Evils
Genre Mainstream / Psychological / Erotic
Type Short story
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The second story Farmer wrote for Playboy. The first was "The Henry Miller Dawn Patrol".
DESCRIPTION:
A bizarre story about a policeman who is a schizophrenic. The two personalities in his head are completely different. One living a very puritanical life, the other is a sexual pervert. Help is sought from a psychiatrist. But then a third persona pops up...
 
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19 Publications
 
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FIRST PUBLICATION
in Playboy
Hugh M. Hefner
Chicago, Il: Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
Vol. 26, No. 7
magazine (27,5×21cm)
July 1979
250
$ 2.00
Tom Staebler
Story illustrated by Karl Wirsum.


Tom Staebler
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in Riverworld and other Stories
New York, NY: Berkley Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-425-04208-1
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
11/1979 (1st)
not dated [= -/1980] (2nd)
264
$ 2.25
not credited [= Don Ivan Punchatz]
With a foreword to the story by Farmer.

Don Ivan Punchatz
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in Riverworld and other Stories
Boston, MA: Gregg Press
The Gregg Press Science Fiction Series
ISBN 0-8398-2618-4
hardcover [no dustjacket] (21×14cm)
01/1981
xiv + 264
$ 15.95
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With a foreword to the story by Farmer.

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in Riverworld and other Stories
New York, NY: Berkley Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-425-04208-1
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
02/1981 (3rd)
04/1981 (4th)
09/1981 (5th)
unknown (6th)
264
$ 2.25
not credited [= Don Ivan Punchatz]
With a foreword to the story by Farmer.

Don Ivan Punchatz
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in Riverworld and other Stories
New York, NY: Berkley Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-425-06487-5
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
04/1983 (7th)
10/1983 (8th)
01/1984 (9th)
264
$ 2.75
not credited [= Don Ivan Punchatz]
With a foreword to the story by Farmer.

Don Ivan Punchatz
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in Riverworld and other Stories
New York, NY: Ace Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-441-72886-3
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
11/1987
264
$ 3.50
not credited [= Don Ivan Punchatz]
With a foreword to the story by Farmer.

Don Ivan Punchatz
UK
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in Riverworld and other Stories
St Albans, Herts: Granada / Panther Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-586-05379-4
paperback (18×11cm)
02/1981 (1st)
303
£ 1.50
Bruce Pennington
With a foreword to the story by Farmer.

Bruce Pennington
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in Riverworld and other Stories
London: Grafton Books
Panther Science Fiction
ISBN 0-586-05379-4
paperback (18×11cm)
12/1986 (2nd)
303
£ 2.50
Bruce Pennington
With a foreword to the story by Farmer.

Bruce Pennington
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in Riverworld and other Stories
London: Grafton Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-586-05379-4
paperback (18×11cm)
-/1988 (3rd)
303
£ 2.95
Bruce Pennington
With a foreword to the story by Farmer.

Bruce Pennington
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in Riverworld and other Stories
London: Grafton Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-586-05379-4
paperback (18×11cm)
not dated [= -/1989] (4th)
303
£ 3.50
Bruce Pennington
With a foreword to the story by Farmer.

Bruce Pennington
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French: "Le Moindre des deux maux"
in Proxima
Alain Garguir
Lille: Andromède
No. 7
magazine (21×15cm)
08/1985 (3rd trimester 1985)
176
FF 33
Hervé Gadras
Séverin
With an introduction by Hervé Gadras, and an illustration by Patrick Marcel. This issue also includes part 3 of an essay about Farmer, by Ludovic Nowak.

Séverin
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Spanish: "El arrendador de dos males"
in El Mundo del Rio y otras historias
Barcelona: Ultramar
Bolsillo B-75, Ciencia Ficcion-12
ISBN 84-7386-353-4
paperback (17,5×11,5cm)
10/1984 (1st)
03/1989 (2nd)
329
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Victor Conill
Garcés/Castells
With a foreword to the story by Farmer.

Garcés/Castells
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