Title: Venus Plus X

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Title: Venus Plus X ISFDB Title Record # 924
Author: Theodore Sturgeon
Year: 1960
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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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Venus Plus X Sep 1960 Theodore Sturgeon Pyramid Books #G544 $0.35 160 pb novel Victor Kalin Checkmark
New Worlds Science Fiction, #102 January Jan 1961 ed. John Carnell Nova Publications Ltd.   2/6 128 digest mag Sydney Jordan Checkmark
New Worlds Science Fiction, #103 February Feb 1961 ed. John Carnell Nova Publications Ltd.   2/6 128 digest mag Brian Lewis Checkmark
New Worlds Science Fiction, #104 March Mar 1961 ed. John Carnell Nova Publications Ltd.   2/6 128 digest mag Brian Lewis Checkmark
New Worlds Science Fiction, #105 April Apr 1961 ed. John Carnell Nova Publications Ltd.   2/6 128 digest mag Sydney Jordan Checkmark
Venus Plus X May 1962 Theodore Sturgeon Pyramid Books #F-732 $0.40 160 pb novel John Schoenherr Checkmark
O Homem que Vinha do Passado 1962 Theodore Sturgeon Livros do Brasil (Argonauta #67)     152 pb novel Lima de Freitas  
Venere pi X Jun 1965 Theodore Sturgeon Casa Editrice La Tribuna (La Bussola SF #2)   600 Lit 270 pb novel Herbert H. Pagani Checkmark
Venus Plus X Mar 1968 Theodore Sturgeon Pyramid Books #X-1773 $0.60 160 pb novel Gray Morrow Checkmark
Venus Plus X Mar 1969 Theodore Sturgeon Gollancz 0-575-00227-1 25- 190 hc novel Checkmark
Venus Plus X Dec 1969 Theodore Sturgeon Pyramid Books #T2134 $0.75 160 pb novel Ron Walotsky Checkmark
Venus Plus X Mar 1970 Theodore Sturgeon The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) #155   190 hc novel Terry James Checkmark
Venus Plus X 1970 Theodore Sturgeon Meulenhoff (M=SF #28) #28   189 pb novel Reindert van Briemen Checkmark
Venus Plus X Jul 1971 Theodore Sturgeon Pyramid Books #T-2552 $0.75 160 pb novel Ron Walotsky Checkmark
Venus Plus X Jul 1971 Theodore Sturgeon Pyramid Books #T-2552 C$0.75 160 pb novel Ron Walotsky Checkmark
Venus Plus X Feb 1972 Theodore Sturgeon Corgi 0-552-08860-9 0.25 160 pb novel Alan Lee Checkmark
Venere pi X Apr 1972 Theodore Sturgeon Casa Editrice La Tribuna (Science Fiction Book Club (Italy) #14)   1,000 Lit 236 tp novel Attilio Uzzo  
Venus plus X Dec 1973 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 Theodore Sturgeon Gregg Press (The Gregg Press Science Fiction Series) 0-8398-2321-5 $8.50 xxi+
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Supernova 2 1977 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 Jun 1978 Theodore Sturgeon Sphere 0-7221-8214-7 0.85 160 pb novel Peter Elson Checkmark
Venus Plus X Dec 1979 Theodore Sturgeon Dell 0-440-19360-5 $1.95 218 pb novel Checkmark
Venus Plus X Dec 1979 Theodore Sturgeon Dell 0-440-19360-5 C$1.95 218 pb novel Checkmark
Vnus plus X May 1980 Theodore Sturgeon J. C. Latts (Titres SF #26)     250 pb novel Keleck Checkmark
Venus Plus X Jul 1984 Theodore Sturgeon Bluejay Books (Bluejay Illustrated Editions #3) 0-312-94447-0 $7.95 215 tp novel Rowena Morrill Checkmark
Venera plus iks 1985 Teodor Sterden PROSVETA (Kentaur #80)   980 din. 208 tp novel eljko Pahek Checkmark
Venere pi X May 1987 Theodore Sturgeon Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Classici Urania #122)   4,000 Lit 192 pb novel Vicente Segrelles  
Venus Plus X May 1988 Theodore Sturgeon Carroll & Graf 0-88184-387-3 $3.95 210 pb novel Jael Checkmark
Venus Plus X Jun 1989 Theodore Sturgeon Sphere 0-7221-8214-7 2.50 160 pb novel Checkmark
The Dreaming Jewels / The Cosmic Rape / Venus Plus X Jul 1990 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 Jul 1990 Theodore Sturgeon Quality Paperback Book Club   $11.95 217+
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tp omni Theo Rudnak  
Venus Plus X Oct 1999 Theodore Sturgeon Vintage Books 0-375-70374-8 $12.00 213 tp novel Kevin Irby Checkmark
Venus Plus X Oct 2000 Theodore Sturgeon Vintage Books 0-375-70374-8 $12.00 213 tp novel Kevin Irby  
Venere pi X Dec 2004 Theodore Sturgeon Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Urania Collezione #23) #23 4.90 234 pb novel Franco Brambilla  
Venus Plus X Sep 2011 Theodore Sturgeon Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-11012-0 4.99   ebook novel  
Venus Plus X Apr 2013 Theodore Sturgeon Open Road Integrated Media 978-1-4532-9543-4 $14.99   ebook novel  
Venus Plus X Apr 2013 Theodore Sturgeon Open Road Integrated Media 978-1-4804-1047-3 $14.99   ebook novel  
The Dreaming Jewels / To Marry Medusa / Venus Plus X May 2014 Theodore Sturgeon Gollancz (SF Gateway Omnibus) 978-0-575-11715-0 18.99 368 tp omni  

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