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The Fungus

(1985)
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What would happen if, through a genetic experiment gone awry, fungi--mushrooms, toadstools, molds and yeasts--were to go out of control and grow with unprecedented vigor and speed and tenacity, and in places formerly inimicable to them? Knight has pulled out the stops to produce an imaginative and fast-paced sci-fi horror tale set in the British Isles. The protagonist is Barry Wilson, a semi-successful author of spy novels and a former mycologist. Barry's wife Jane, from whom he is separated, is the scientist whose experiment has lead to the disaster, and the British government has called upon Barry to help find Jane and her lab notes. Crossing London in an armored tank, Barry and two other volunteers observe all sorts of grotesqueries: people and animals covered with multicolored fungi, some still alive, some now quite insane; farms and buildings and forests draped in spongy shrouds; mushrooms tall as skyscrapers. Barry survives a series of hair-raising adventures and eventually locates his wife, who has gone mad and has become the high priestness of a cult of fungi-loving female separatists. But he gets the research notes. A first-rate and vivid thriller.

Genre: Horror

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Hardback Editions

January 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Fungus
Author(s): Harry Adam Knight
ISBN: 0-517-06341-7 / 978-0-517-06341-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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April 1989 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Fungus
Author(s): Harry Adam Knight
ISBN: 0-531-15103-4 / 978-0-531-15103-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Franklin Watts
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Paperback Editions

October 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Fungus
Author(s): Harry Adam Knight, Leroy Kettle, John Brosnan
ISBN: 1-948405-16-4 / 978-1-948405-16-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Valancourt Books
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January 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Fungus
Author(s): Roy Kettle, Harry Adam Knight
ISBN: 0-9883062-3-9 / 978-0-9883062-3-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bruin Books LLC
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March 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Fungus
Author(s): Harry Adam Knight
ISBN: 0-575-04801-8 / 978-0-575-04801-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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March 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Fungus (A Star Book)
Author(s): Harry Adam Knight
ISBN: 0-352-31546-6 / 978-0-352-31546-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Star
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Audio Editions

November 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Fungus
Author(s): Harry Adam Knight
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November 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Fungus
Author(s): Harry Adam Knight
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November 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Fungus
Author(s): Harry Adam Knight
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November 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Fungus
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Kindle Editions

October 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Fungus
Author(s): Harry Adam Knight, John Brosnan, Leroy Kettle
Publisher: Valancourt Books
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