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Chthon

(1967)
(The first book in the Aton series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Hugo Best Novel (nominee)
Nebula Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Chthon was Piers Anthony's first published novel in 1967, written over the course of seven years. He started it when he was in the US Army, so it has a long prison sequence that is reminiscent of that experience, being dark and grim. It features Aton Five, a space man who commits the crime of falling in love with the dangerous alluring Minionette and is therefore condemned to death in the subterranean prison of Chthon. It uses flashbacks to show how he came to know the Minionette, and flashforwards to show how he dealt with her after his escape from prison. The author regards this as perhaps the most intricately structured novel the science fantasy genre has seen. It was a contender for awards, but not a winner.

Genre: Science Fiction    

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Used availability for Piers Anthony's Chthon

Hardback Editions

December 1967 : USA Hardback
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Title: Chthon
Author(s): Piers Anthony
ISBN: 0-7388-1150-5 / 978-0-7388-1150-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Xlibris
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1970 : UK Hardback
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Title: Chthon (Macdonald science fiction)
Author(s): Piers Anthony
ISBN: 0-356-02929-8 / 978-0-356-02929-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macdonald & Co
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Paperback Editions

July 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Chthon
Author(s): Piers Anthony
ISBN: 0-7388-1151-3 / 978-0-7388-1151-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Xlibris, Corp.
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March 1987 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Chthon
Author(s): Piers Anthony
ISBN: 0-441-11880-1 / 978-0-441-11880-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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March 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Chthon (Aton, Book 1)
Author(s): Piers Anthony
ISBN: 0-425-07982-1 / 978-0-425-07982-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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March 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Chthon (Aton, No. 1)
Author(s): Piers Anthony
ISBN: 0-425-06260-0 / 978-0-425-06260-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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March 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Chthon
Author(s): Piers Anthony
ISBN: 0-425-04926-4 / 978-0-425-04926-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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November 1975 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Chton
Author(s): Piers Anthony
ISBN: 0-425-02984-0 / 978-0-425-02984-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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July 1972 : UK Paperback
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Title: Chthon (Panther science fiction)
Author(s): Piers Anthony
ISBN: 0-586-03593-1 / 978-0-586-03593-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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Audio Editions

January 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Chthon
Author(s): Piers Anthony
Publisher: Audible Studios
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January 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Chthon
Author(s): Piers Anthony
Publisher: Audible Studios
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January 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Chthon
Author(s): Piers Anthony
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Chthon
Author(s): Piers Anthony
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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