1st edition
Author(s) Piers Anthony
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Science fiction
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date December, 1975
Media type Print (Paperback)
ISBN 425-03011-3
Preceded by Chthon
Followed by Plasm

Phthor is the sequel to Chthon, less intricately structured and less complicated in plot, but still quite dark and ugly in theme and detail. Rather than flashbacks and flashforwards, it has a Y outline, with the stem the initial story and the ends alternate futures, neither of which is acceptable to Aton's son Arlo. Arlo has his own encounter with a Minionette, and naturally destruction is upon him and all with whom he associates. Write/editor Charles Platt was so impressed with the chthonic setting that he wrote two additional sequels, Plasm and Soma, which are even darker and grimmer.