Xone of Contention (Paperback)

Author: Anthony, Piers

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To avert a climatic disaster that threatens to engulf Xanth in a deadly flood, Nimby and his consort, Chlorine, exchange places with a young couple from the mundane world, with the help of a magical computer network, and must engage the deadly Demon Earth without the benefit of magical powers. Reprint. *Author: Anthony, Piers *Series Title: Xanth *Publication Date: 2000/10/01 *Number of Pages: 376 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 6.75

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Publisher Tor Books
Mfg Part# 9780812555233
SKU 30597949
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0812555236
Release Date 10/1/2000
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Dimensions (in Inches) 6.75H x 4.25L x 1.25T
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Piers Anthony
Piers Anthony's parents were unable to reach a consensus on what to name him, so they gave him all the names in the hat, and he became Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob. When the family moved to America, Anthony found it difficult to learn to read, and took three years to graduate from first grade. Naturally, he went on to college, eventually becoming an English teacher. He married Carol Ann Marble in 1956 and published his first story in 1963. His debut novel, CTHON, appeared in 1967, and was nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula award. A prolific writer from the beginning, Anthony had written another 12 or so novels--including the highly regarded Omnivore trilogy and another Hugo nominee, MACROSCOPE--before A SPELL FOR CHAMELEON appeared in 1977. Winner of the British Fantasy Award, this book introduced the world of Xanth, a Florida-like fantasy world populated by unicorns, dragons, centaurs, heroes, and the like. The 20-plus-volume Xanth series, Anthony's most well-known work, has somewhat polarized both fans and critics, with some liking the near-constant puns--a random sample of just their titles reveals CENTAUR AISLE, CREWEL LYE: A CAUSTIC YARN, and HEAVEN CENT--and inventive reinterpretations of ancient and modern mythologies. Some readers have objected to the extremely well-worn plot lines and sometimes sexist humor, not to mention the overabundance of puns. Artistically speaking, probably his most successful series has been the Incarnations of Immortality, seven books in which Death, Time, Fate, War, Nature, Satan, and God are personified and given a forum to explore the politics of eternity, the nature of their office, and the struggle between good and evil from their own perspective. With his astonishingly prolific career, sometimes publishing as many as eight novels a year, it is a wonder that he has time to do anything else. However, readers interested in keeping up to date with the daily minutiae of Anthony's life are advised to pick up one of his more recent books; several times a year, one or another of his new books contains an exhaustive accounting of events from the past several months.
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Annotation In order to combat the specter of disaster that hangs over Xanth, two of its citizens--Breanna and Justin--must arrange to swap bodies with two Mundanians--Pia and Edsel--while the demons of Xanth and Earth battle in a complex--and third!--parallel world, the O-Xone.
First Line Edsel struggled with the program, but it just wouldn't jell. The problem really was in the software, which was unusually unintelligible. How could he make it seem easy and user friendly, when its programmers had evidently laboured decades to make it difficult and hostile?
Editors Note To avert a climatic disaster that threatens to engulf Xanth in a deadly flood, Nimby and his consort, Chlorine, exchange places with a young couple from the mundane world, with the help of a magical computer network, and must engage the deadly Demon Earth without the benefit of magical powers. Reprint.
Editors Note 3 To avert a climatic disaster that threatens to engulf Xanth in a deadly flood, Nimby and his consort, Chlorine, exchange places with a young couple from the mundane world, and must engage the deadly Demon Earth without the benefit of magical powers.
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Book Format Pocketbook
Number of Pages 0376
Publisher Tor Books

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