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Publication: The Best of John Sladek

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  • Publication: The Best of John SladekPublication Record # 35815
  • Author: John Sladek
  • Date: 1981-01-00
  • ISBN: 0-671-83131-3 [978-0-671-83131-8]
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Price:
    $2.50?$: US dollar
  • Pages: 220
  • Format:
    pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
  • Cover: The Best of John Sladek by Alan Magee
  • Notes:
    • First printing as per the number line.
    • Cover art not credited, but signed A.M (on the backcover).
    • Except for the first two parodies of Poe's and Wells' works, "The Parodies" section that starts on page 165 attributes the authorship of the included parodies differently in the table of contents and on each title page. The former has the vowels in the names of the parodied authors replaced with asterisks. The latter gives made up names that are listed here in parentheses. The title of the Poe parody is "The Purloined Butter...*dg*r *ll*n P**" in the table of contents, but "The Purloined Butter. A Story by Edgar Allan Poe. Revised and Abridged by John Sladek" on the title page. The title of the H. G. Wells parody is "Pemberley's Start-Afresh Calliope...H.G. W*lls" in the table of contents, but "Pemberley's Start-Afresh Calliope or, The New Proteus by H.G. W*lls" on the title page.
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Collection Title: The Best of John Sladek • (1981) • collection by John Sladek

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