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The Heads of Cerberus

(1919)
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Published only once in book form a half-century ago in a collector's edition of 1500 copies, this great science-fantasy sells for more than $100 today. Written by the woman whose pseudonym was Francis Stevens, it has been hailed as the first alternate history novel. Fantasy master H. P. Lovecraft hailed Francis Stevens as among "the top grade of writers." The Heads of Cerberus tells of "an alternate-world Philadelphia, reached by a handful of this-world people. This Philadelphia is one in which the political corrupters have become ruthless autocrats, ruling through phony "civic service" competitions which result in cynically brutal enslavement of the people. The name of William Penn has become, under the organizational label of "Penn Service," the very fountainhead of viciously depraved, dictatorial government. Definitely a classic and fun to read.

Genre: Science Fiction

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"The top grade of writers." - H P Lovecraft


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Hardback Editions

April 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Heads of Cerberus
Author(s): Francis Stevens
ISBN: 1-5154-2006-X / 978-1-5154-2006-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fantastic Books
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March 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Heads of Cerberus
Author(s): Francis Stevens
ISBN: 1-329-02543-1 / 978-1-329-02543-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lulu.com
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Paperback Editions

November 2020 : Paperback
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Title: The Heads of Cerberus
Author(s): Francis Stevens
Publisher: Independently Published
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October 2020 : Paperback
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Title: The Heads of Cerberus
Author(s): Francis Stevens
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October 2020 : Paperback
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Title: The Heads of Cerberus
Author(s): Francis Stevens
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September 2020 : Paperback
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Title: The Heads of Cerberus (Annotated)
Author(s): Francis Stevens, Syyed Kashif
Publisher: Independently published
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June 2019 : Paperback
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Title: The Heads Of Cerberus
Author(s): Francis Stevens
ISBN: 9353429935 / 978-9353429935
Publisher: Lector House
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May 2019 : Paperback
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Title: The Heads Of Cerberus
Author(s): FRANCIS STEVENS
ISBN: 1-984854-20-8 / 978-1-984854-20-9
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE GROUP
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December 2018 : Paperback
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Title: The Heads of Cerberus
Author(s): Francis Stevens
ISBN: 1-79091-333-0 / 978-1-79091-333-6
Publisher: Independently Published
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July 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Heads of Cerberus
Author(s): Francis Stevens
ISBN: 1-5150-3817-3 / 978-1-5150-3817-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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December 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Heads of Cerberus
Author(s): Francis Stevens
ISBN: 0-486-79026-6 / 978-0-486-79026-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dover Publications
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January 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Heads of Cerberus
Author(s): Francis Stevens
ISBN: 1-4953-0391-8 / 978-1-4953-0391-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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August 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Heads of Cerberus
Author(s): Francis Stevens
ISBN: 1-61720-939-2 / 978-1-61720-939-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fantastic Books
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March 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Heads of Cerberus (Dodo Press)
Author(s): Francis Stevens
ISBN: 1-4065-7616-6 / 978-1-4065-7616-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dodo Press
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November 1984 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Heads of Cerberus
Author(s): Francis Stevens
ISBN: 0-88184-090-4 / 978-0-88184-090-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub
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Kindle Editions

April 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Heads of Cerberus: The Book that Created Dystopian Sci Fi (The Illustrated Original Masters of Modern Dark Fantasy 11)
Author(s): Gertrude Barrows Bennett, Francis Stevens
Publisher: Lamplight
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July 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Heads of Cerberus (Timeless Classics Collection Book 45)
Author(s): Francis Stevens, Bauer Books
Publisher: Bauer Books
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May 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Heads of Cerberus (Modern Library Torchbearers)
Author(s): Francis Stevens
Publisher: Modern Library
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January 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Heads of Cerberus (Horror and Science Fiction Collection)
Author(s): Francis Stevens
Publisher: Aegitas
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March 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: THE HEADS OF CERBERUS (Dystopian Classic): The First Sci-Fi to use the Idea of Parallel Worlds and Alternate Time
Author(s): Gertrude Barrows Bennett, Francis Stevens
Publisher: e-artnow
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September 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Heads of Cerberus
Author(s): Francis Stevens
Publisher: Dover Publications
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July 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Heads of Cerberus
Author(s): Francis Stevens
Publisher: Kaf Publishing
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August 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Heads of Cerberus
Author(s): Francis Stevens, (Gertrude Barrows Bennett)
Publisher: Rising Star Visionary Press
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