Xone of Contention  
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Author(s) Piers Anthony
Cover artist Darrell K. Sweet
Carol Russo Design
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Wikipedia:Fantasy
Publisher Tor Books
Publication date 1 October 1999
Media type Print (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages 304 (first edition, hardcover)
ISBN ISBN 0-312-86691-7 (first edition, hardcover)
OCLC Number 41338005
Dewey Decimal 813/.54 21
LC Classification PS3551.N73 X66 1999
Preceded by Zombie Lover
Followed by The Dastard

Xone of Contention is the twenty-third book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.


Dug, the Mundane who had had an adventure in Xanth through the Companions of Xanth computer game, is now happily married to Kim. His friend Edsel on the other hand is on the rock with his marriage to Pia, Dug's old girlfriend, who wants a divorce. Edsel, not wanting to lose her strikes a deal with her, they take a two week vacation in Xanth, switching with Nimby and Chlorine who want to learn about Mundania, and if she doesn't change her mind, he won't fight it.



  • Xone


Edsel could be named for the Ford Edsel.

This book has a very strong Global Warming message, but with a twist.