Title: Venus Plus X

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Title: Venus Plus X Title Record # 924
Author: Theodore Sturgeon
Date: 1960-09-00
Type: NOVEL
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: The Postcript essay contains a bibliography in narrative form of the publications that the author used while researching this story.
  • Holy Bible Oxford Concordance.
  • The Human Body and How it Works by Elbert Tokay, Ph. D., Signet (NAL).
  • The Transients, four parts, by Wm. H. Whyte Jr., Fortune Magazine, 1953.
  • The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James, Modern Library (Random House).
  • Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy, Oxford Medial Pubs., 1937.
  • Patterns of Culture, Ruth Benedict, Mentor, 1953.
  • The Disappearance, especially Chapter 13, p. 262, by Philip Wylie, Pocket Books edition, 1958.
  • Psychoanalysis and Religion by Erich Fromm, Yale University Press, 1950.
  • Various recent magazine articles by Margaret Mead.
  • Sex in History, by G. Rattray Taylor, Ballantine, 1960.
  • Are Clothes Modern? by Bernard Rudofsky, Theobald, 1947. (These last two are the most startling, informative, and thought-provoking books you could pick up.)
  • Most of the Ledom names are from an article by John R. Pierce (J. J. Coupling), Science for Art's Sake, in Astounding Science Fiction for November 1950, in listings of word constructions by the use of a table of probabilities and a table of random numbers.
  • Ledom itself comes from a can of my favorite tobacco spelled backwards.
Synopsis: The author writes in the Postscript "It was my aim in writing Venus Plus X a) to write a decent book b) about sex."
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Other Titles

Translations Serializations
Year Language Title
1962 Portuguese O Homem que Vinha do Passado
1965 Italian Venere pi X
1970 Dutch Venus Plus X
1973 German Venus plus X
1980 French Vnus plus X
1985 Serbian Venera plus iks [as by Teodor Sterden]
Year Title
1961 Venus Plus X (Part 1 of 4)
1961 Venus Plus X (Part 2 of 4)
1961 Venus Plus X (Part 3 of 4)
1961 Venus Plus X (Part 4 of 4)

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
Finalists 1961 Hugo Best Novel

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Venus Plus X 1960-09-00 Theodore Sturgeon Pyramid Books G544 $0.35 160 pb? novel Victor Kalin Checkmark
New Worlds Science Fiction, #102 January 1961-01-00 ed. John Carnell Nova Publications Ltd.   2/6 128 digest? mag Sydney Jordan Checkmark
New Worlds Science Fiction, #103 February 1961-02-00 ed. John Carnell Nova Publications Ltd.   2/6 128 digest? mag Brian Lewis Checkmark
New Worlds Science Fiction, #104 March 1961-03-00 ed. John Carnell Nova Publications Ltd.   2/6 128 digest? mag Brian Lewis Checkmark
New Worlds Science Fiction, #105 April 1961-04-00 ed. John Carnell Nova Publications Ltd.   2/6 128 digest? mag Sydney Jordan Checkmark
O Homem que Vinha do Passado 1962-00-00 Theodore Sturgeon Livros do Brasil (Argonauta #67)     152 pb? novel Lima de Freitas  
Venus Plus X 1962-05-00 Theodore Sturgeon Pyramid Books F-732 $0.40 160 pb? novel John Schoenherr Checkmark
Venere pi X 1965-06-15 Theodore Sturgeon Casa Editrice La Tribuna (La Bussola SF #2)   600 Lit 270 pb? novel Herbert H. Pagani Checkmark
Venus Plus X 1968-03-00 Theodore Sturgeon Pyramid Books X-1773 $0.60 160 pb? novel Gray Morrow Checkmark
Venus Plus X 1969-03-00 Theodore Sturgeon Gollancz 0-575-00227-1 25- 190 hc? novel Checkmark
Venus Plus X 1969-12-00 Theodore Sturgeon Pyramid Books T2134 $0.75 160 pb? novel Ron Walotsky Checkmark
Venus Plus X 1970-00-00 Theodore Sturgeon Meulenhoff (M=SF #28) 28   189 pb? novel Reindert van Briemen Checkmark
Venus Plus X 1970-03-00 Theodore Sturgeon The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 155   190 hc? novel Terry James Checkmark
Venus Plus X 1971-07-00 Theodore Sturgeon Pyramid Books T-2552 $0.75 160 pb? novel Ron Walotsky Checkmark
Venus Plus X 1971-07-00 Theodore Sturgeon Pyramid Books T-2552 C$0.75 160 pb? novel Ron Walotsky Checkmark
Venus Plus X 1972-02-00 Theodore Sturgeon Corgi Books / Transworld Publishers 0-552-08860-9 0.25 160 pb? novel Alan Lee Checkmark
Venere pi X 1972-04-00 Theodore Sturgeon Casa Editrice La Tribuna (Science Fiction Book Club (Italy) #14)   1,000 Lit 236 tp? novel Attilio Uzzo  
Venus plus X 1973-12-00 Theodore Sturgeon Goldmann (Goldmann Science Fiction #0181) 3-442-23181-7 DM 4.00 173 pb? novel F. Jrgen Rogner Checkmark
Venus Plus X 1976-00-00 Theodore Sturgeon Gregg Press (The Gregg Press Science Fiction Series) 0-8398-2321-5 $8.50 xxi+
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Supernova 2 1977-00-00 Poul Anderson, Theodore Sturgeon, Frederik Pohl, Jack Williamson Meulenhoff (M=SF #125) 90-290-0995-0   487 tp? omni Paul Lehr Checkmark
Venus Plus X 1978-06-00 Theodore Sturgeon Sphere 0-7221-8214-7 0.85 160 pb? novel Peter Elson Checkmark
Venus Plus X 1979-12-00 Theodore Sturgeon Dell 0-440-19360-5 $1.95 218 pb? novel Checkmark
Venus Plus X 1979-12-00 Theodore Sturgeon Dell 0-440-19360-5 C$1.95 218 pb? novel Checkmark
Vnus plus X 1980-05-00 Theodore Sturgeon J. C. Latts (Titres SF #26)     250 pb? novel Keleck Checkmark
Venus Plus X 1984-07-00 Theodore Sturgeon Bluejay Books (Bluejay Illustrated Editions #3) 0-312-94447-0 $7.95 215 tp? novel Rowena Morrill Checkmark
Venera plus iks 1985-00-00 Teodor Sterden Prosveta (Kentaur #80)   980 din. 208 tp? novel eljko Pahek? Checkmark
Venere pi X 1987-05-00 Theodore Sturgeon Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Classici Urania #122)   4,000 Lit 192 pb? novel Vicente Segrelles  
Venus Plus X 1988-05-00 Theodore Sturgeon Carroll & Graf 0-88184-387-3 $3.95 210 pb? novel Jael Checkmark
Venus Plus X 1989-06-00 Theodore Sturgeon Sphere 0-7221-8214-7 2.50 160 pb? novel Checkmark
The Dreaming Jewels / The Cosmic Rape / Venus Plus X 1990-07-00 Theodore Sturgeon Book-of-the-Month Club 80-2874 $15.95 217+
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hc? omni Theo Rudnak Checkmark
The Dreaming Jewels / The Cosmic Rape / Venus Plus X 1990-07-00 Theodore Sturgeon Quality Paperback Book Club   $11.95 217+
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160
tp? omni Theo Rudnak  
Venus Plus X 1999-10-00 Theodore Sturgeon Vintage Books 0-375-70374-8 $12.00 213 tp? novel Kevin Irby Checkmark
Venus Plus X 2000-10-00 Theodore Sturgeon Vintage Books 0-375-70374-8 $12.00 213 tp? novel Kevin Irby  
Venere pi X 2004-12-00 Theodore Sturgeon Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Urania Collezione #23) 23 4.90 234 pb? novel Franco Brambilla  
Venus Plus X 2011-09-29 Theodore Sturgeon Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-11012-0 4.99   ebook? novel  
Venus Plus X 2013-04-30 Theodore Sturgeon Open Road Integrated Media 978-1-4532-9543-4 $14.99   ebook? novel  
Venus Plus X 2013-04-30 Theodore Sturgeon Open Road Integrated Media 978-1-4804-1047-3 $14.99   ebook? novel  
The Dreaming Jewels / To Marry Medusa / Venus Plus X 2014-05-29 Theodore Sturgeon Gollancz (SF Gateway Omnibus) 978-0-575-11715-0 18.99 368 tp? omni  
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