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Premier Digital Publishing, May 19, 2011 - Fiction
21 Reviews
Chthon was Piers Anthonys first published novel in 1967, written over the course of seven years. He started it when he was in the US Army, so it has a long prison sequence that is reminiscent of that experience, being dark and grim. It features Aton Five, a space man who commits the crime of falling in love with the dangerous alluring Minionette and is therefore condemned to death in the subterranean prison of Chthon. It uses flashbacks to show how he came to know the Minionette, and flashforwards to show how he dealt with her after his escape from prison. The author regards this as perhaps the most intricately structured novel the science fantasy genre has seen. It was a contender for awards, but not a winner.

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Review: Chthon (Aton #1)

User Review  - Cyberpope - Goodreads

Anthony's first published book so not entirely unsurprised that it isn't a good as what I'm used to of his. This story follows our hero's life in the bowels of the prison planet Chthon, with ... Read full review

Review: Chthon (Aton #1)

User Review  - Munchkin - Goodreads

It's been years since I last read this book and it's sequal, Phthor, and I've been spending many years since trying to recall the name of them. Both books are tragically sweet, and I recommend reading ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Piers Anthony is one of the world's most popular fantasy authors, and a New York Times bestseller twenty-one times over. His Xanth novels have been read and loved by millions of readers around the world, and he daily receives hundreds of letters from his devoted fans. In addition to the Xanth series, Anthony is the author of many other best-selling works. Piers Anthony lives in Inverness, Florida.

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