The Philip José Farmer Centennial Collection

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Philip José Farmer’s classic Riverworld series may arguably be one of his most successful, if not influential works of science fiction. But the popular author known for crossing literary boundaries through a number of pulp classics where others dared not attempt has a long list of other works that today’s writers only dream to emulate.

Spanning an expansive seven decades of the author’s work and in celebration of what would have been Philip José Farmer’s 100th birthday, Meteor House Publishing has compiled an impressive collection of not only Farmer’s classic science fiction, but also a number of his wide-ranging poems, articles and enlightening anecdotes.

Following a praising introduction by Joe R. Lansdale emphasizing Farmer’s wide range of talent outside of science fiction and a personal forward by Tracy Knight, The Philip José Farmer Centennial Collection is neatly edited and presented by decade by Michael Croteau.


Works included are:

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

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

The 1960s
On a Mountain Upside Down
Uproar in Acheron
The King of the Beasts
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
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

Hardback cover

If one of the most comprehensive collections filling nearly 900 pages highlighting the authors wide range of talent isn’t enough, readers are treated to a thorough bibliography by Zacharias L.A. Nuninga of Farmer’s noted body of work that is sure to send fans scurrying to complete their personal library.

Available to order from Meteor House in both trade paperback and hardcover featuring two distinct covers by Mark Wheatley, The Philip José Farmer Centennial Collection is a must for every fan of classic science fiction and fantasy.

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