Private dick Herald Childe is sent a snuff movie of his partner being brutally murdered. His pursuit of her killers leads him into a waking nightmare of sexual brutality and supernatural bestiality, as he becomes entangled with sex-starved she-ghosts, snake-women and a filthy human sow. In "Image of the Beast" and its sequel "Blown" both published ...Read MorePrivate dick Herald Childe is sent a snuff movie of his partner being brutally murdered. His pursuit of her killers leads him into a waking nightmare of sexual brutality and supernatural bestiality, as he becomes entangled with sex-starved she-ghosts, snake-women and a filthy human sow. In "Image of the Beast" and its sequel "Blown" both published in this volume-Philip Jose Farmer conjures up a universe of unrelenting sexual degradation and horror populated by erogenous vampires, werewolves and other polymorphic creatures from the darkest recesses of the human imagination. Philip Jose Farmer is the best-selling author of the "Riverworld" series, and winner of 3 Hugo awards for innovations in Science Fiction.Read Less
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ISBN 0872165574. Mass Market Paperback First Play Press Printing as stated on the copyright page and the first printing of both Image and the Beast and Blown together in one book. Near Fine Condition. Tight bright attractive copy with no markings to the book with Slight browning to the edges of the interior pages. A collectors grade copy with flat spine and no creasing to the covers.
This is the either the best written bit of pulp pornography ever sold. Or the weirdest piece of Sam Sam Spade type mystery to ever hit a book rack. Or Science fiction that would make Freud drop his cigar. Farmer is truly one of the great Sci Fi writers of the golden age. But here he boldly goes where Asimov has never gone before. I first read this book in 1978. Scenes have remained in my mind since then. This is one of Farmers lesser known works. If you're a fan it's a must read. If your not , after you read this you will either be scouring Alibris for every word Farmer ever wrote, or you'll be joining a book burning society just for him. Great characters..... vivid imagery ..... Much much sex and violence ...... a quick and compelling read **********
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