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Totem and Taboo
Genre Science Fiction
Type Short story
Series Polytropical Paramyths
According to Farmer this story is insprired by Sigmund Freud's Totem and Taboo, in which book Freud tries to explain the origins of totemism and exogamy in ancient preliterate societies. Farmer: «Those who have read his work and will read my story will see that the story has nothing to do with Freud's thesis. Or does it?»
DESCRIPTION:
How to make the decision if your partner is the right one for you? Consult your totem of course. A funny story, the first of Farmer's Polytropical Paramyths and called by him a pre-Polytropical Paramyth.
 
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18 Publications
 
US

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FIRST PUBLICATION
in The Magazine of fantasy and Science Fiction
Anthony Boucher
New York, NY:  Fantasy House, Inc.
Volume 7, No. 6, Whole No. 43
magazine (19,5×14cm)
December 1954
128
$ 0.36
Chesley Bonestell
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Chesley Bonestell
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in The New York Post
James Wechsler
New York, NY: Dorothy Schiff
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Sunday, April 17, 1955
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With an uncredited illustration.

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in The Celestial Blueprint
New York, NY: Ace Books
F-165
no ISBN
paperback (16×10,5cm)
-/1962
114
$ 0.40
not credited [= Ed Emshwiller]
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Ed Emshwiller
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in The Book of Philip José Farmer
New York, NY: DAW Books
UQ1063 / No. 63
SBN 451-UQ1063-095
paperback (18×10,5cm)
07/1973 (1st)
07/1973 (1st) [Canadian printing]
239
$ 0.95
Jack Gaughan
With an introduction to the story by Farmer.

Jack Gaughan
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in The Grand Adventure
New York, NY: Berkley Books
Masterworks of Science Fiction and Fantasy
ISBN 0-425-07211-8
trade paperback (23×15cm)
11/1984
xvii + 327
$ 7.95
not credited [= Michael W. Kaluta]
With a foreword to the story by Farmer. Illustrated by Robert Gould.

Michael W. Kaluta
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in The Grand Adventure
New York, NY: Berkley Books
Masterworks of Science Fiction and Fantasy
ISBN 0-425-07212-6
hardcover (23,5×16cm)
11/1984
xvii + 327
$ 50.00
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With a foreword to the story by Farmer. Illustrated by Robert Gould.
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UK
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in The Book of Philip José Farmer
West Yorkshire: The Elmfield Press
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ISBN 0-7057-0067-4
hardcover (21,5×13,5cm
07/1976
239
£ 4.95
Josh Kirby
With an introduction to the story by Farmer.

Josh Kirby
FRANCE
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French: "Totem et tabou"
in Fiction
Alain Doremieux
Paris: Opta
No. 115
magazine (19×13,5cm)
June 1963
176
F 2,50
René Lathière
Michel Jakubowicz
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Michel Jakubowicz
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French: "Totem et tabou"
in Philip José Farmer
Jacques Chambon
Paris: Presses Pocket
Le livre d'or de la science-fiction, no. 5066
ISBN 2-266-00844-7
paperback (18×11cm)
01/1980
411
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René Lathière
Marcel Laverdet
With a story introduction by the editor.

Marcel Laverdet
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French: "Totem et tabou"
in Le jeu de la création
Jacques Chambon
Paris: Presses Pocket
Le grand temple de la sience-fiction, no. 5066
ISBN 2-266-03657-2
paperback (18×11cm)
09/1990
415
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René Lathière
Marcel Laverdet
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Marcel Laverdet
GERMANY
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German: "Das Totem-Tier"
in Utopia (Jupiter im Zenit)
not credited
Rastatt (Baden): Pabel
Nr. 405
magazine (22×16cm)
10/1964
64
DM 0,70
not credited
not credited [= unknown]
Contents: a novel by Luan Ranzetta, Jupiter im Zenit (The World in Reserve), and Farmer's short story.

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German: "Totem und Tabu"
in Der Dienstagsmensch
René Oth
Darmstadt: Luchterhand
Sammlung Luchterhand, SL 516
ISBN 3-472-61516-8
paperback (18×11,5cm)
08/1984
212
DM 12,80
Martin Eisele
Olga Rinne
With an introduction to the story by René Oth.

Olga Rinne
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German: "Totem und Tabu"
in Weltraum Aventüren
Bergisch Gladbach: Bastei-Lübbe
Science Fiction Special, Band 24 088
ISBN 3-404-24088-X
paperback (18×11,5cm)
-/1986
350
DM 9,80
Martin Eisele (story) & Michael Kubiak (introduction)
Michael W. Kaluta
The story is introduced by PJF and illustrated by Robert Gould.

Michael W. Kaluta
ITALY
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Italian: "Totem e tabù"
in Gamma
Valentino De Carlo
Milan: Edizioni dello Scorpione
Number 6 (Volume 3 No. 2)
magazine (18×11cm)
April 1966
160
L 400
Ferruccio Alessandri
Ferruccio Alessandri
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Italian: "Totem e tabù"
in La grande avventura
Milan: Rizzoli
Mistral
ISBN 88-17-69506-8
trade paperback (22×14cm)
09/1989
313
L 19.000
Andrea Terzi
not credited [= Michael W. Kaluta]
The story is introduced by PJF and illustrated by Robert Gould.

Michael W. Kaluta
RUSSIA
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Russian: "Тотем и табу"
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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V. Serebryakov
I. Leontiev
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I. Leontiev
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Spanish: "Totem and Tabú"
in Planeta Prohibido
Barcelona: Vértice
Galaxia 63
no ISBN
paperback (18×11cm)
-/1967
224
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Fernando M. Sesén
Enrich
The book includes a novel, Planeta Prohibido (Forbidden Planet), by John E. Muller, two stories by Henry Kuttner & C.L. Moore, and this story by Farmer.

Enrich
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