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The Lovers
Genre Science Fiction
Type Novella
Series
Sturch
Expanded as the novel The Lovers.
Winner of the Hugo Award for Most Promising New Author (1953).
DESCRIPTION:
Farmer's first science fiction story! On the planet Ozagen the linguist Hal Yarrow falls in love –which is strictly forbidden– with the the local Jeanette. To make things worse, Jeanette is not even human...
Samuel Mines wrote this in Startling Stories:
"THE LOVERS is a story we would like to introduce with trumpets and fanfare—maybe even a parade. We feel that way about it. We are restrained with difficulty from raving only because we know our dignity would suffer.
We think this story is a delicate and beautiful, yet powerful and shocking piece of work. We are amazed that so strong and sure a drama could come from a new young writer. We believe we are here launching the career of a man who will shortly be ranked with the few at the very top. We think Philip José Farmer is the find of the year. After you've read it, the verdict will be with you."
 
PUBLICATION HISTORY
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Hugo Award
Most Promising
New Author
 

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FIRST PUBLICATION
in Startling Stories
Samuel Mines
Kokomo, IN: Better Publications, Inc.
Volume 27, No. 1
magazine (23×17,5cm)
August 1952
148
$ 0.25
Earle K. Bergey
Illustrated by Virgil Finlay. There is also a letter by PJF in this issue (not about the story).


Earle K. Bergey
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in The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and
Fantasy

Garyn G. Roberts
Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall
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ISBN 0-13-021280-6
trade paperback (23×15cm)
01/2001
1166
not priced [= $ 47.00]
Frank R. Paul
Teaching anthology of 87 stories. With an introduction, discussing Farmer's contribution to the field.

Frank R. Paul
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in The Best of Philip José Farmer
Dorman T. Skindler
Burton, MI: Subterranean Press
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ISBN 1-59606-036-0
hardcover (23,5×16cm)
02/2006 (trade)
03/2006 (numbered, signed, in slipcase)
04/2006 (lettered, signed, in traycase}
572
$ 38.00 | $ 175.00 | $ 300.00
Michael Komark
Published in three different editions.

Michael Komark
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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 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 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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Japanese: "恋人たち"
Koibito-tachi"
in 別冊宝石
in Bessatsuhōseki
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Tokyo: Hōseki-sha - Iwatani shoten
No. 122
magazine (21×15cm)
09/1963
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Ichijo Yoshiyuki
Yamanobe Susumu
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Yamanobe Susumu
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