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Dayworld

Dayworld

(1985)
(The first book in the Dayworld series)
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"Every bit as appealing as the Riverworld saga," this brilliant high-concept dystopian novel features an overpopulated Earth under strict government control (Booklist).

Only by being watched may you become free.

It's 3414 AD, the rise of the New Era, and Earth has become massively overpopulated. The worldwide government has recently implemented a system that allows human civilization to continue: Each person lives only one day a week. For the other six he or she is "stoned" - placed in suspended animation. To keep everyone to their particular day, the activities of all citizens of the Organic Commonwealth of Earth are closely monitored.

Jeff Caird is an "immer," one of the rebels secretly working to infiltrate the government to gain influence and loosen the surveillance on citizens. He's also a "daybreaker," avoiding stoning and thereby conscious all seven days a week. He operates under a different identity every day, delivering sensitive messages between rebels.

Jeff is dedicated to his cause, but maintaining seven separate identities, including jobs, families, and friends, is no small feat, and when the juggling finally begins to take its toll, the immers determine that Jeff is a liability who must be eliminated. Now, he's fighting for survival and on the run from both his fellow rebels and the authoritarian government that considers his mental state incurable and punishable by death.

From the Hugo Award - winning author of the Riverworld and World of Tiers series, Dayworld is "an excellent novel, set in a constructed society that is unique and fascinating" (Science Fiction Chronicle).

 
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Hardback Editions

January 1985 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Dayworld (Dayworld Trilogy, I)
Author(s): Philip Jose Farmer
ISBN: 0-517-62474-5 / 978-0-517-62474-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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August 1985 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Dayworld
Author(s): Philip Jose Farmer
ISBN: 0-246-12693-0 / 978-0-246-12693-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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January 1985 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Dayworld (Dayworld Trilogy, I)
Author(s): Philip Jose Farmer
ISBN: 0-399-12967-7 / 978-0-399-12967-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
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Paperback Editions

June 1988 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Dayworld
Author(s): Philip Jose Farmer
ISBN: 0-441-14001-7 / 978-0-441-14001-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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March 1986 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Dayworld
Author(s): Philip Jose Farmer
ISBN: 0-425-08474-4 / 978-0-425-08474-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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September 1986 : UK Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Dayworld (Panther science fiction)
Author(s): Philip Jose Farmer
ISBN: 0-586-06631-4 / 978-0-586-06631-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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Kindle Editions

August 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Dayworld (The Dayworld Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Philip Jose Farmer
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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