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The Fifth Head of Cerberus

(1972)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Far from Earth two sister planets, Sainte Anne and Sainte Croix, circle each other. It is said that a race of shapeshifting aliens once lived here, only to become extinct when human colonists arrived. But one man believes they still exist, somewhere out in the wilderness. In The Fifth Head of Cerberus, Gene Wolfe brilliantly interweaves three tales: a scientist's son gradual discovery of the bizarre secret of his heritage; a young man's mythic dreamquest for his darker half; the mystifying chronicle of an anthropologist's seemingly-arbitrary imprisonment. Gradually, a mesmerising pattern emerges.


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March 1973 : UK Hardback
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Title: Fifth Head of Cerberus
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 0-575-01597-7 / 978-0-575-01597-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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June 1972 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Fifth Head of Cerberus: Three Novellas
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 0-684-12830-6 / 978-0-684-12830-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
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Paperback Editions

March 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Fifth Head of Cerberus (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 0-575-09422-2 / 978-0-575-09422-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gateway
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April 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Fifth Head of Cerberus (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 1-85798-817-5 / 978-1-85798-817-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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March 1994 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Fifth Head of Cerberus: Three Novellas
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 0-312-89020-6 / 978-0-312-89020-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orb Books
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January 1983 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fifth Head of Cerberus
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 0-09-930030-3 / 978-0-09-930030-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Legend
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September 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Fifth Head Cerberus
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 0-441-23501-8 / 978-0-441-23501-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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January 1976 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Fifth Head of Cerberus
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 0-441-23500-X / 978-0-441-23500-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace Books
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June 1975 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fifth Head of Cerberus
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 0-7043-1176-3 / 978-0-7043-1176-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quartet Books
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Kindle Editions

November 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Fifth Head of Cerberus (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
Publisher: Gateway
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March 1994 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Fifth Head of Cerberus: Three Novellas
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
Publisher: Orb Books
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