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Bio of a Space Tyrant

(A book in the Bio of a Space Tyrant series)
An omnibus of novels by

Bio of a Space Tyrant series is a six-book science-fiction series by Piers Anthony based within the solar system. The series revolves around the character Hope Hubris and his family, and charts Hope's ascent from poor Hispanic refugee to Tyrant of Jupiter, a single person heading the Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches of the government. It is considerably more adult-themed than many of Anthony's earlier works. The novels are set in a future several hundred years distant at a point where the nations of Earth have expanded into and filled the solar system. Various planets, moons and asteroids within the solar system have political, religious and geographical affiliations similar to those on 1980s Earth. Many events in the series parallel modern-day situations; for instance, Mars is controlled by the countries formerly comprising the Middle East, and they have the largest supply of iron, which is the primary fuel in Anthony's universe. Ganymede parallels Cuba, and has a Communist government allied with North Saturn's, which corresponds with the Soviet Union, and a "missile crisis" is an event in the series. Many other such correspondences abound.

Genre: Science Fiction    

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Hardback Editions

March 1988 : UK Hardback

Title: Bio of a Space Tyrant: Refugee, Mercenary, Politician
Author(s): Piers Anthony
ISBN: 0-7064-3164-2 / 978-0-7064-3164-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bounty Books
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June 1984 : USA Hardback

Title: Bio of a Space Tyrant
Author(s): Piers Anthony
ISBN: 0-89366-168-6 / 978-0-89366-168-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ultramarine Pub Co
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Paperback Editions

November 1986 : USA Paperback

Title: Bio of a Space Tyrant Series (Refugee, Mercenary, Politician, Executive, Statesman)
Author(s): Piers Anthony
ISBN: 0-380-75246-8 / 978-0-380-75246-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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