PLANET OF MYSTERY a novella by Terry Bisson, dj art by Tomislav Tikulin. Hornsea, East Yorkshire, UK; PS Publishing; 2008. 1st edition PPC hardcover.
Marooned on Venus, Hall and Chang of the first Chinese-American expedition are surprised to find themselves breathing Earth-normal air; and alarmed to find themselves captured by beautiful amazons mounted on foul-smelling centaurs.
"None of this can be real!" Hall protests, as he is dragged off to meet the Amazon Queen. Chang is inclined to agree (even though the arrow in his shoulder feels genuine).
Then the robot rolls in...
Planet of Mystery is more than just an interrogation of the enigmatic interface between appearance and reality. Like Pride and Prejudice, it's an adventure. Like Don Quixote, it's a love story; and like Lolita, it has a happy ending.
Issued in a limited numbered PPC (Printed Paper Cover)hardcover edition of 500 copies. Fine without dj as issued. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE.