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The Helmet of Horror

(2006)
The Myth of Theseus And the Minotaur
(The fourth book in the Myths series)
A novel by

 
 
Victor Pelevin, the wildly interesting contemporary Russian novelist who The New Yorker named one of the Best European Writers Under 35, upends any conventional notions of what mythology must be with his unique take on the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. By creating a mesmerizing world where the surreal and the hyperreal collide, The Helmet of Horror is a radical retelling of the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur set in an Internet chat room. They have never met, they have been assigned strange pseudonyms, they inhabit identical rooms that open out onto very different landscapes, and they have entered a dialogue they cannot escape — a discourse defined and destroyed by the Helmet of Horror. Its wearer is the dominant force they call Asterisk, a force for good and ill in which the Minotaur is forever present and Theseus is the great unknown.

The Helmet of Horror is structured according to the way we communicate in the twenty-first century — using the Internet — yet instilled with the figures and narratives of classical mythology. It is a labyrinthine examination of epistemological uncertainty that radically reinvents this myth for an age where information is abundant but knowledge ultimately unattainable.

Genre: Fantasy

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October 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur (Myths series)
Author(s): Victor Pelevin
ISBN: 0-676-97420-1 / 978-0-676-97420-1 (USA edition)
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March 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur (Myth Series)
Author(s): Victor Pelevin
ISBN: 1-84195-760-7 / 978-1-84195-760-9 (UK edition)
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March 2006 : Hardback
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Title: The Helmet of Horror (Myths, The)
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January 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur (Myths)
Author(s): Victor Pelevin
ISBN: 1-84195-705-4 / 978-1-84195-705-0 (UK edition)
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March 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Helmet Of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur (Myths)
Author(s): Victor Pelevin
ISBN: 1-84195-889-1 / 978-1-84195-889-7 (UK edition)
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April 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur
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April 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur (Myths)
Author(s): Victor Pelevin
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March 2007 : Paperback
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Title: [The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur] (By: Victor Pelevin) [published: March, 2007]
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March 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Helmet Of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur (Myths)
Author(s): Victor Pelevin
ISBN: 1-84195-768-2 / 978-1-84195-768-5 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur (The Myths Series)
Author(s): Victor Pelevin
ISBN: 1-5113-6294-4 / 978-1-5113-6294-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Helmet of Horror, The (The Myths Series)
Author(s): Victor Pelevin
ISBN: 1-5012-9603-5 / 978-1-5012-9603-1 (USA edition)
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January 2013 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Helmet of Horror
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July 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur
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August 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur (The Myths Series)
Author(s): Victor Pelevin
ISBN: 1-4558-3923-X / 978-1-4558-3923-0 (USA edition)
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October 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur #4
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April 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur
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ISBN: 1-4233-2212-6 / 978-1-4233-2212-2 (USA edition)
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April 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur (The Myths Series)
Author(s): Victor Pelevin
ISBN: 1-4233-1152-3 / 978-1-4233-1152-2 (USA edition)
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April 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur (The Myths)
Author(s): Victor Pelevin
ISBN: 1-4233-1153-1 / 978-1-4233-1153-9 (USA edition)
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April 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur (The Myths)
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ISBN: 1-4233-1154-X / 978-1-4233-1154-6 (USA edition)
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Title: The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur (The Myths)
Author(s): Victor Pelevin
ISBN: 1-4233-1155-8 / 978-1-4233-1155-3 (USA edition)
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April 2006 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur (The Myths Series)
Author(s): Victor Pelevin
ISBN: 1-4233-1156-6 / 978-1-4233-1156-0 (USA edition)
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April 2006 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur (The Myths)
Author(s): Victor Pelevin
ISBN: 1-4233-1157-4 / 978-1-4233-1157-7 (USA edition)
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Kindle Editions

August 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Helmet Of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur (Canongate Myths series Book 4)
Author(s): Victor Pelevin
Publisher: Canongate Books
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