Inside Outside; The Maker of Universes; The Lavalite World. Philip Jose Farmer.
Inside Outside; The Maker of Universes; The Lavalite World
Inside Outside; The Maker of Universes; The Lavalite World
Inside Outside; The Maker of Universes; The Lavalite World
Inside Outside; The Maker of Universes; The Lavalite World
Inside Outside; The Maker of Universes; The Lavalite World

Inside Outside; The Maker of Universes; The Lavalite World

ISBN: 0380002604
New York, NY: Equinox Books/ Avon Books; Ace Books, 1975 (1964); 1965; 1977. First Edition Thus; First Editions. Softcovers. Three classic works of science fiction by Philip Jose Farmer (1918-2009), the pioneering, prolific & highly influential American author: (1) Inside Outside, originally published in 1964, reissued in this first edition thus by Avon books' Equinox imprint as No. 7 of its "SF Rediscovery Series, dedicated to making important and influential works of science fiction available once more- and on a continuing basis- to discerning readers." As described on back cover, "It was a universe, with its own sun and its own atmosphere. But like a little glass ball filled with whirling artificial snow, it was finite, curling back upon itself. And through its inner space, rock, mountains, fragments of buildings, and a host of eerie creatures whirled and eddied. It was a hell...an insane compromise of terrestrial ideas and infernal facts. And Jack Cull knew he must escape from it. Here is the story of how his escape was attempted...and how he found the truth of this particular Hell." Trade-format softcover, stated "First Equinox Printing, March, 1975" on copyright page. (2) The Maker of Universes, mass-market softcover original published in 1965 by Ace Books (the pulp imprint that issued the first edition of William S. Burroughs' Junky as "Junkie" by "William Lee"). Subtitled "The first book in the extraordinary World of Tiers series," it is describe on back cover: "Robert Wolff's discovery of a strange horn in an empty house catapulted him into the most incredible adventure of all time. For that horn could open up a door through space-time to a cosmos with dimensions and laws totally different from our own. The universe he entered was a place of tiers- world upon world piled on each other- and each level was different and more fantastic than the next..." (3) The Lavalite World, mass-market softcover original published by Ace Books, stated as "First Ace Printing: December 1977" on copyright page, as "First publication in any form!" & as "The long-awaited Fifth Book in the Extraordinary World of Tiers Series" on front cover. As described on back cover, "The lavalite world is a world of slow but constant change. Here mountains rise from plains, or sink into riffs; new oceans form as vast hollows collapse and seas rush in. There is only one escape from this world where the very landscape moves. The one gateway to other universes is in the palace of the Lord Urthona. Paul Janus Finnegan- also known as Kickaha- must reach it if he is to survive..." An excellent, affordable foundation for a Farmer collection. (1) in good condition with mild rubbing, scratching & creasing to front, back covers & spine; mild-to-moderate wear & a few small bumps at edges & corners of same; moderate rubbing, browning & scratching to edges of text block. Interior fine with (inevitable) moderate browning of pulp-quality page leaves esp. at blank margins; small bumps, creases to corners of some of same. (2) in fair-to-good condition with moderate-to-significant rubbing, spotting, staining & creasing to front, esp. back covers & spine; moderate wear & a few small bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; moderate rubbing, browning & scratching to edges of text block. Interior fine with (again inevitable) moderate browning of pulp-quality page leaves esp. at blank margins; tiny bumps at corners of some of same. (3) in fair-to-good condition with moderate-to-significant rubbing, spotting, staining & creasing to front, esp. back covers & spine; moderate wear & a few small bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; moderate rubbing, browning & scratching to edges of text block. Interior fine with (yet again inevitable) moderate browning of pulp-quality page leaves; tiny bumps at corners of some of same. Fair-Good. [Item #3461]

Price: $30.00

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