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The Philip Jose Farmer Centennial Collection Philip Jose Farmer

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To mark Philip José Farmer’s 100th Birthday, Meteor House is proud to present a mammoth collection worthy of the Grand Master. With over fifty pieces spanning seven decades the Philip José Farmer Centennial Collection goes beyond the typical “best of” anthology. From classic science fiction to poems, articles, tributes, speeches, and more all by Farmer himself. Additionally there is an introduction by Joe R. Lansdale, a foreword by Tracy Knight, a bibliography at Zacharias L.A. Nuninga, and each decade features a synopsis of Farmer’s life and career. At well over 900 pages this collection is a must for all science fiction fans and historians featuring cover by Mark Wheatley:


  • Introduction
  • Foreword

    The 1940s
  • Bradley Brave Sees New York
  • O’Brien and Obrenov
  • Imagination

    The 1950s
  • The Lovers
  • Sail On! Sail On!
  • Sestina of the Space Rocket
  • Mother
  • Lovers and Otherwise
  • Attitudes
  • Totem and Taboo
  • The Tin Woodman Slams the Door

    The 1960s
  • On a Mountain Upside Down
  • Uproar in Acheron
  • The King of the Beasts
  • Riverworld
  • The Blind Rowers
  • Riders of the Purple Wage
  • The Jungle Rot Kid on the Nod
  • My Father the Ripper (an excerpt from A Feast Unknown)
  • Kickaha’s Escape (an excerpt from A Private Cosmos)
  • The Josés From Rio

    The 1970s
  • Only Who Can Make a Tree
  • The Sliced-Crosswise-Only-On-Tuesday World
  • An Exclusive Interview with Lord Greystoke
  • Sketches Among The Ruins of My Mind
  • After King Kong Fell
  • Writing Doc’s Biography
  • Sherlock Holmes & Sufism
  • The Problem of the Sore Bridge—Among Others
  • To the Wizard of Sci-Fi
  • A Fimbulwinter Introduction
  • Osiris on Crutches
  • The Last Rise of Nick Adams
  • The Freshman
  • Creating Artificial Worlds

    The 1980s
  • The Making of Revelation, Part 1
  • Buddha Contemplates His Novel
  • The Long Wet Dream of Rip van Winkle
  • The Man Who Came for Christmas
  • Plane Talking (an excerpt from A Barnstormer in Oz)
  • The Peoria-Colored Writer
  • Memoir
  • Why and How I Became Kilgore Trout
  • St. Francis Kisses His Ass Goodbye

    The 1990s
  • Evil, Be My Good
  • Wolf, Iron, and Moth
  • Why Do I Write?
  • A Hole in Hell
  • More than Most
  • Casting Turtles (an excerpt from Nothing Burns in Hell)

    The 2000s
  • The Face That Launched a Thousand Eggs
  • Keep Your Mouth Shut
  • The Good of the Land
  • The First Robot
  • The Princess of Terra
  • That Great Spanish Author, Ernesto
  • The Terminalization of J. G. Ballard
  • The Light-Hog Incident
  • Bibliography



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