Chthon

Chthon

eBook - 2014
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A Nebula and Hugo Award Finalist: The first novel by the New York Times -bestselling author of the Xanth series.

Chthon was Piers Anthony's first published novel in 1967, written over the course of seven years. He started it when he was in the US Army, so it has a long prison sequence that is reminiscent of that experience, being dark and grim. It features Aton Five, a space man who commits the crime of falling in love with the dangerous, alluring Minionette and is therefore condemned to death in the subterranean prison of Chthon . It uses flashbacks to show how he came to know the Minionette, and flash-forwards to show how he dealt with her after his escape from prison. The author regards this as perhaps the most intricately structured novel the science fantasy genre has seen.
Publisher: New York, NY : Open Road Integrated Media, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©1967
ISBN: 9781497657328
1497657326
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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sayanora
Jul 10, 2017

One of the greatest science fiction books ever written. Don't confuse this with his Xanth fluff, this is a psychologically complex novel that presents a lot of thought provoking ideas. Proves that Piers Anthony is a talented author, though he has spent more of his career churning out light unchallenging reading rather than books with substance.

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