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Venus Plus X

(1960)
A novel by

 
Awards
Hugo Best Novel (nominee)
Charlie Johns has been snatched from his home on 61 North 34th Street and delivered to the strange future world of Ledom. Here, violence is a vague and improbable notion. Technology has triumphed over hunger, overpopulation, pollution, even time and space. But there is a change Charlie finds even more shocking: gender is a thing of the past. Venus Plus X is Theodore Sturgeon's brilliant evocation of a civilization for whom tensions between male and female and the human preoccupation with sex no longer exist.

As Charlie Johns explores Ledom and its people, he finds that the human precepts he holds dear are profane in this new world. But has Charlie learned all there is to know about this advanced society? And why are the Ledom so intent on gaining Charlie's approval? Unsettling, compelling, and no less than visionary, here is science fiction at its boldest: a novel whose wisdom and lyricism make it one of the most original and insightful speculations on gender ever produced.


 
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Used availability for Theodore Sturgeon's Venus Plus X


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Hardback Editions

June 1976 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Venus Plus X
Author(s): Theodore Sturgeon
ISBN: 0-8398-2321-5 / 978-0-8398-2321-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gregg Press
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March 1969 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Venus Plus X (Gollancz SF)
Author(s): Theodore Sturgeon
ISBN: 0-575-00227-1 / 978-0-575-00227-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Paperback Editions

October 1999 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Venus Plus X
Author(s): Theodore Sturgeon
ISBN: 0-375-70374-8 / 978-0-375-70374-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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May 1988 : USA Paperback
Title: Venus Plus X
Author(s): Theodore Sturgeon
ISBN: 0-88184-387-3 / 978-0-88184-387-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub
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July 1984 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Venus Plus X
Author(s): Theodore Sturgeon
ISBN: 0-312-94447-0 / 978-0-312-94447-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bluejay Books
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1979 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Venus Plus X
Author(s): Theodore Sturgeon
ISBN: 0-440-19360-5 / 978-0-440-19360-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: New York: Dell # 19360 1st Printing
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June 1978 : UK Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Venus Plus X (Sphere science fiction)
Author(s): Theodore Sturgeon
ISBN: 0-7221-8214-7 / 978-0-7221-8214-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere Books
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February 1972 : UK Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Venus Plus X
Author(s): Theodore Sturgeon
ISBN: 0-552-08860-9 / 978-0-552-08860-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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Audio Editions

February 2009 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Venus Plus X
Author(s): Theodore Sturgeon
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2009 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Venus Plus X
Author(s): Theodore Sturgeon
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

April 2013 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Venus Plus X
Author(s): Theodore Sturgeon
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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September 2011 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Venus Plus X
Author(s): Theodore Sturgeon
Publisher: Gateway
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