The heads of Cerberus

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Dover Publications,
Pub. Date:
2014.
Language:
English
Description
Capped by a silver figure of Cerberus, the three-headed hound that guards the gates of Hell, an ancient glass vial contains ordinary-looking dust. Once inhaled, however, the dust exhibits extraordinary powers, transporting a trio of adventurers from the early twentieth century to the year 2118. The time-travelers emerge into Philadelphia's brutal totalitarian state, where the city hall is a temple, a statue of William Penn is worshipped as an idol, and the citizens are crushed under the religious tyranny of the Penn Service and its Superlatives. This 1919 classic was the first alternate-world fantasy. Loaded with action and humor, the imaginative extravaganza anticipates the work of Philip K. Dick. Author Francis Stevens -- actually Gertrude Bennett, a pioneer of science fiction and fantasy -- was praised by H. P. Lovecraft as ranking among "the top grade of writers," and her dystopian political and social satire continues to captivate modern readers. "A much-sought rarity." -- Analog.
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 1ed62065-cecf-7a98-0f69-9718795af41e
full_title heads of cerberus
author stevens francis
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2018-02-02 23:52:44PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Binkley, Ric,, Eshbach, Lloyd Arthur, 1910-2003,
author Stevens, Francis,
author2-role Binkley, Ric,illustrator., Eshbach, Lloyd Arthur,1910-2003,writer of introduction.
author_display Stevens, Francis
available_at_school Hillwood High
collection_school Fiction
detailed_location_school Hillwood High - Teen Fiction
display_description "A trio of time-travelers land in Philadelphia's brutal totalitarian state of 2118. This 1919 classic was the first alternate-world fantasy, and H. P. Lovecraft hailed its author as among "the top grade of writers." Loaded with action and humor, the novel anticipates the work of Philip K. Dick. "A much-sought rarity." -- Analog"--
format_category_school Books
format_school Book
id 1ed62065-cecf-7a98-0f69-9718795af41e
isbn 9780486790268
item_details ils:CARL0000656944|B00746892|Hillwood High - Teen Fiction|FAN F STE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||67440||
itype_school Book
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_school FAN F STE
owning_library_school Schools
owning_location_school Hillwood High
primary_isbn 9780486790268
publishDate 2014
record_details ils:CARL0000656944|Book|Books||English|Dover Publications,|2014.|190 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_school ils:CARL0000656944|B00746892|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||
subject_facet Fantasy fiction, Time travel -- Fiction
title_display The heads of Cerberus
title_full The heads of Cerberus / Francis Stevens ; illustrated by Ric Binkley ; with an introduction by Lloyd Arthur Eshbach
title_short The heads of Cerberus
topic_facet Time travel