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Book Information: Fifth Head of Cerberus, the

Fifth Head of Cerberus, the (1972) [Novel]
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Far from Earth two sister planets, Sainte Anne and Sainte Croix, circle each other. It is said that a race of shapeshifting aliens once lived here, only to become extinct when human colonists arrived. But one man believes they still exist, somewhere out in the wilderness.

In The Fifth Head of Cerberus, Gene Wolfe brilliantly interweaves three tales: a scientist's son gradual discovery of the bizarre secret of his heritage; a young man's mythic dreamquest for his darker half; the mystifying chronicle of an anthropologist's seemingly-arbitrary imprisonment. Gradually, a mesmerising pattern emerges.

Original title: The Fifth Head of Cerberus
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience Fiction

This work is excerpted in the following works :
     World Treasury of Science Fiction, the (1989) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Ursula K. Le Guin , Kurt Vonnegut , Alfred Bester , Isaac Asimov , Ray Bradbury , Philip K. Dick , Robert A. Heinlein , John Updike , Stanislaw Lem , Brian W. Aldiss , Frederik Pohl , Samuel R. Delany , Thomas M. Disch , Walter M. Miller, Jr. , Anthony Burgess , Keith Roberts , Larry Niven , John Varley , Fritz Leiber , Henry Kuttner , Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore , Robert Bloch , Damon Knight , Cyril M. Kornbluth , Robert Sheckley , Theodore Sturgeon , Avram Davidson , Arkady Strugatsky , Boris Strugatsky , Boris Vian , J. G. Ballard , Gene Wolfe , Lewis Padgett , Italo Calvino , Jorge Luis Borges , Joanna Russ , John W. Campbell , Steve Allen , Josef Nesvadba , Karl-Michael Armer , Gérard Klein , Manuel van Loggem , Kirill Bulychev , Tor Åge Bringsvaerd , Nathalie-Charles Henneberg , Kono Tensei , John Berryman , Rene Rebetez-Cortes , Annemarie van Ewyck

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Fifth Head of Cerberus, the (1972)
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Language: English

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Fifth Head of Cerberus, the (April 1999)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Millennium
ISBN: 1857988175
Dimensions: 5.0 x 7.7 x 0.9
Pages: 252

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Fifth Head of Cerberus, the (1983)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Arrow
ISBN: 0099300303
Pages: 192

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Fifth Head of Cerberus, the (September 1981)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Ace Books
ISBN: 0441235018
Dimensions: 5.0 x 7.0 x 1.0
Pages: 270

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Fifth Head of Cerberus, the (June 1976)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Ace Books
Pages: 277
Notes: Includes afterword by Pamela Sargent

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Fifth Head of Cerberus, the (1975)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Quartet Books
ISBN: 0704311763
Pages: 192

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Fifth Head of Cerberus, the (1972)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
ISBN: 0684128306
Dimensions: 6.0 x 8.8 x 1.0
Pages: 244

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