The Stone God Awakens
by Philip José Farmer
US $23 tpb/$55 hc
5.5×8.5, 218 pages
Limited Edition of 150 Hardcover copies
Twentieth-century scientist Ulysses Singing Bear had no idea his experiments with atomic stasis would result in a twenty-million-year journey to a world peopled by the descendants of present-day mammals. It was the world of Awina, the cat-woman who impossibly loved Ulysses. It was the planet of the mammoth continent-spanning intelligence—The Tree, whose branches touched the heavens and whose roots clasped hell—who knew that Ulysses, the newly-awakened Stone God, could destroy his reign.
To enable his species to survive, Ulysses had to find a human mate. To do so, and to fulfill the single condition set by his worshippers, he had to confront The Tree. It would have been an easy task for a god, but he was only a man—and the only man at that…
Originally published as an ACE paperback in 1970, The Stone God Awakens has been reprinted numerous times throughout the ’70s and into the ’80s, but is still one of Philip José Farmer’s lesser-known works. And that is a shame because, as Danny Adams (co-author with Philip José Farmer of The City Beyond Play and Dayworld: A Hole in Wednesday) spells out in his introduction, it is “a breathless mix of adventure, intellect, and myth.”
Meteor House is proud to give The Stone God Awakens the hardcover limited edition it deserves with some really wonderful cover and interior art by Charles Berlin.
This book is available in a Trade Paperback and Signed Hardcover Limited Editions (signed by Danny Adams and Charles Berlin). The hardcover features a leatherette cover with gold foil stamping—a high quality collectible in the tradition of Meteor House’s prior limited-edition hardcovers. We’re taking preorders now and both editions will ship as early as August 2022. The print run of the hardcover will be determined by the number of preorders, so reserve your copy today!
The trade paperback edition is $23 (plus shipping).
The signed hardcover limited edition is $55 (plus shipping).
Or you can buy them together for only $73 (plus a further discount with combined shipping)!
Important Note: If you preorder this book, and purchase any in-stock item at the same time (in the same shopping cart), we may either need to charge additional postage for separate shipments, or you may need to wait until August to have all the books shipped together.
About the Author
Philip José Farmer (1918 – 2009) was a three-time Hugo award winner and named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, capping a distinguished career of over fifty novels and one hundred short stories. He is best known for his Riverworld and World of Tiers series, the Dayworld series, and for the Wold Newton Family, which includes many recognizable characters such as Tarzan, Doc Savage, Nero Wolfe, and Sherlock Holmes. He has long been recognized as one of the foremost writers in the fields of science fiction and fantasy. Visit his official website at www.pjfarmer.com.