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The Face That Launched a Thousand Eggs
Genre Mainstream
Type Novelette
Series Strangers & Brothers
Originally written in 1953 but only published after its rediscovery in Farmer's archives in 2005. Intended to be part of the novel Strangers & Brothers. See also "Strangers & Brothers: Francis Uquart".
DESCRIPTION:
From the introduction: "Written in 1953, the year following the debut of the classic science fiction story "The Lovers", "The Face that Launched a Thousand Eggs" is a newly discovered gem based upon the real life story of a young Phil Farmer after he transferred to the University of Missouri. Phil has elsewhere described the incident behind the story as one of the big highlights of his life."
 
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FIRST PUBLICATION
in Farmerphile
Christopher Paul Carey & Paul Spiteri
-, GA: Michael Croteau
Issue No. 1
fanzine (21,5×14cm)
July 2005
48
$ 10.00
Keith Howell
With an introduction by uncredited [= Christopher Paul Carey]. The story is illustrated by Charles Berlin.


Keith Howell
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in Up from the Bottomless Pit and Other Stories
Christopher Paul Carey
Burton, MI: Subterranean Press
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ISBN 978-1-59606-128-6
hardcover (23,5×16cm)
07/2007
373
$ 125.00 (Limited, signed, in slipcase)
Keith Howell and Charles Berlin
With an introduction by the editor. The story is illustrated by Charles Berlin.

Keith Howell &
Charles Berlin
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in Up from the Bottomless Pit and Other Stories
Christopher Paul Carey
Burton, MI: Subterranean Press
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ISBN 978-1-59606-128-6
hardcover (23,5×16cm)
10/2007
385
$ 300.00 (Limited, signed, in traycase)
Keith Howell and Charles Berlin
With an introduction by the editor. The story is illustrated by Charles Berlin.

Keith Howell &
Charles Berlin
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in The Best of Farmerphile
Michael Croteau
(Lilburn, GA): Meteor House
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ISBN 978-1-945427-08-4
hardcover (22,5×15cm)
07/2017
567
$ 40.00
Keith Howell
Limited edition of 175 copies. With an introduction by uncredited [= Christopher Paul Carey].

Keith Howell
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in The Best of Farmerphile
Michael Croteau
(Lilburn, GA): Meteor House
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ISBN 978-1-945427-07-7
trade paperback (21,5×14cm)
07/2017
567
$ 29.00
Keith Howell
First trade paperback edition. With an introduction by uncredited [= Christopher Paul Carey].

Keith Howell
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The Philip José Farmer Centennial Collection
Michael Croteau
(Lilburn, GA): Meteor House
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ISBN 978-1-945427-12-1
hardcover (22,5×14,5cm)
07/2018
936
$ 50.00
Mark Wheatley
Each section in the book has its own "Decade Introduction"—a synopsis of Phil's life and career—by the editor.

Mark Wheatley
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The Philip José Farmer Centennial Collection
Michael Croteau
(Lilburn, GA): Meteor House
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ISBN 978-1-945427-11-4
trade paperback (21,5×14cm)
07/2018
936
$ 35.00
Mark Wheatley
Each section in the book has its own "Decade Introduction"—a synopsis of Phil's life and career—by the editor.

Mark Wheatley
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The Philip José Farmer Centennial Collection
Michael Croteau
(Lilburn, GA): Meteor House
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ISBN 978-1-945427-15-2
hardcover [no dustjacket] (22,5×14,5cm)
09/2018
936
not priced [= $ 225.00]
Mark Wheatley
A limited deluxe hardcover edition, of 52 lettered copies (A-Z and AA-ZZ), signed by all of the contributors.
Each section has its own "Decade Introduction"—a synopsis of Phil's life and career—by the editor.

Mark Wheatley
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