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Up from the Bottomless Pit and Other Stories

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Up from the Bottomless Pit and Other Stories

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Author: Philip José Farmer
Publisher: Subterranean Press, 2007

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Up from the Bottomless Pit and Other Stories is the ultimate collection for Philip José Farmer fans, including 140,000 words (over 375 pages) of very obscure, never-before-collected short stories, a novel beginning, non-fiction, and a complete novel as well.

All of these pieces have only seen publication in Farmerphile, a fanzine with a regular circulation well under two hundred copies per issue. Subterranean Press is proud to give these newly discovered gems a more permanent home, in an edition specifically geared toward Phil's most ardent fans. In addition to the rarities, there are copious introductions and numerous black and white illustrations.

Philip José Farmer: maker of universes and chronicler of fantastic adventures, legendary Hugo Award winner and Nebula Grand Master... Today few realize that Farmer was writing literary fiction long before he set the science fiction world afire with his groundbreaking "The Lovers." Up from the Bottomless Pit and Other Stories collects these little known treasures, along with other fantastical tales--all making their first appearance here in book form.

Sure to excite readers of science fiction everywhere is the inclusion of Farmer's "lost" novel of the ultimate ecological nightmare. Set in an alternate past circa the 1970s, Up from the Bottomless Pit tells of a world so ravenous in its desire for oil that it has thrown caution to the wind. Using an experimental laser drill, human-kind burns a hole through the ocean floor only to unleash a deadly torrent that threatens to wipe out all life on the planet.

With its first-time collection of a lost novel, ultra-rare works, tales of science fiction and fantasy, Up from the Bottomless Pit and Other Stories presents a compelling new look at one of speculative fiction's most beloved literary giants.

Along with Up from the Bottomless Pit, a novel originally serialized in 2005, the collection includes:


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