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Zacharias L.A. Nuninga
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Publication statistics 2016
13 Jan 2017
17 Jan 2017 (Corrected numbers)
 
For the third year in a row there were six of Farmer's books published this year. Two of these, one title, were written by Philip José Farmer & Danny Adams.
Also five Farmer related books, written by Christopher Paul Carey (2), Josh Reynolds (2) and Win Scott Eckert (1). All the related book publications came from Meteor House.

year books story publications countries
books/stories
2016 6 (+ 5*) 3 2 / 1
2015 6 (+ 4*) 2 2 / 1
2014 6 (+ 1*) 4 3 / 2
2013 13 (+ 1*) 8 4 / 2
2012 16 (+ 1*) 7 5 / 3
2011 12 27 2 / 2
2010 11 3 2 / 1
2009 10 4 4 / 4
2008 19 39 7 / 3
2007 17 23 8 / 2
2006 18 71 5 / 2
2005 7 8 4 / 4
*) PJF related, but written by others.

Three of Farmer's stories were reprinted in 2016: "Getting Ready to Write" (with Paul Spiteri), "Rastignac the Devil" and "They Twinkled Like Jewels".
Two new Russian omnibuses in 2017
5 Jan 2017
 
Also from Ralf Lux came the news of two forthcoming Russian hardcover omnibuses, Древняя Африка (Ancient Africa) and Темное сердце (Dark Heart).
Both will be published this year, 2017, by publisher Северо-Запад (Severo-Zapad, translated: Northwest) in St. Petersburg. In the series 'Приключения (синяя серия)', translated: 'Adventure (blue series)'.

Contents:

Хэдон из Древнего Опара
  (Hadon of Ancient Opar)
Бегство в Опар
  (Flight to Opar)
Айронкастл
  (Ironcastle)
Серебряное Сердце (цикл):
  (Greatheart Silver - series)
"Серебряное Сердце"
  ("Greatheart Silver")
"Возвращение Серебряного Сердца"
  ("The Return of Greatheart
  Silver"
)
"Серебряное Сердце в Первой Команде"
  ("Greatheart Silver in the First
  Command")
Contents:

Темное сердце времени
  (The Dark Heart of Time)
Вторая записная книжка Филеаса Фогга
  (The Other Log of Phileas
  Fogg
)
Приключения безземельного пэра
  (The Adventure of the
  Peerless Peer
)
Бегство от Локи
  (Escape from Loki)

None of these works have been translated and published in Russia before. The publisher misses the chance to publish all three Opar books together, the third one The Song of Kwasin written by Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey.

I haven't been able to order the books, because they are not yet published. A firm publication date is not yet set.
Vielen dank Ralf!
Confirmation of the ghost edition
4 Jan 2017
 
From my German friend Ralf Lux, webmaster of Clifford D. Simak - The International Bibliography, I got an e-mail about the Italian ghost edition from the previous entry (13 Dec 2016).
He too had found fake covers of the Italian Urania magazine, a total of twenty covers with the writings of Clifford D. Simak.


Two of these are in the Urania Fantasy series, as you can see above. None of the twenty issues have actually been published.
Ralf found the source several years ago on the internet: «Etwa im Jahre 2012 hat irgendein Italiener massenhaft solche Cover gefertigt.» (In about 2012 an Italian person made many of these covers.)

With a computer and the right software it isn't very difficult to make these fake covers.
My conclusion with the previous entry, that the Farmer cover is of a phantom or ghost edition is confirmed with Ralf's e-mail.
Thank you Ralf!
An Italian ghost edition
13 Dec 2016
 
Christopher Paul Carey found this cover on the internet. It is of the Italian Urania Fantasy magazine, with a translation of Farmer's novel Hadon of Ancient Opar (Opar, la città immortale) There is no additional information about this publication given on the webpage.

On the cover you can see that it was 'published' by Mondadori in February 1976.

There is only one place on the internet where you can see this cover. On one of the pages of the website Photobucket.com.
Chris didn't find this publication in the PJF Bibliography, and asked me if I knew anything about the magazine.

I did not know about this one, and had never seen the picture before.
My research did not give any information about this issue. It looks like that it never was printed or published. Mondadori actually published the novel, but then in a paperback in 1989, in their 'Oscar Fantasy' series. In that book are no references of an earlier publication.

I also searched in the online Italian listings of all of the several Urania series. Mondadori had a Urania Fanasy series, but that one only started in 1988. None of the shown issues look anywhere near the above shown cover.

My conclusion: this is a phantom or ghost edition. I added it on the page 'Ghost Editions'.
Three Opar novels in a French omnibus
19 Nov 2016
 
French publisher Mnémos released this week an omnibus, with the three translated Opar/Khokarsa novels, Hadon, fils de l'antique Opar (Hadon of Ancient Opar), Fuite à Opar (Flight to Opar), and La geste de Kwasin (The Song of Kwasin).
These three were first published in an omnibus in the USA, as Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa, from Subterranean Press (2012).

The French omnibus, Opar (Intégrale), only includes the three novels. No maps or extras. Only exception is the "Chronologie de Khokarsa".
Christopher Paul Carey is excited and proud with this publication.

cover: Grant Regan

The omnibus, Opar (Intégrale), was released on 17 November 2016 by publisher Mnémos. The price for the 635 pages thick book is €35,00. See also Amazon.fr if you want to order it.
Received: Fantastic Universe Super Pack 3
2 Nov 2016
 
Positronic Publishing is releasing a whole series of 'Super Pack' books. This book, Fantastic Universe Super Pack #3, shows a list of nearly thirty 'Super Pack' titles.
All of them reprint stories from way back, which seem to be free of copyright. Everyone of the 'Super Pack' anthologies is available in print or for a few dollar as an ebook.

This publication comes with thirty reprinted stories, from Robert E. Howard, Mack Reynolds, Fredric Brown, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and many more.
Also included is  Philip José Farmer's novella "Rastignac the Devil", originally published in May 1954.

The novella also saw nine solo publications in chapbooks, the first of them in Italy (1973). See the book page.
More books from Russia
17 Oct 2016
 
Last week I received the fourth package with books from Russia, published in different –former Soviet Union– countries, but all in Russian. These books are novels, omnibuses, and anthologies.
Everyone of them already is included in the Bibliography, but now I can check the data, with the books at hand, more thoroughly.

After I have checked the books from this shipment I will order more Russian books. Hope to get them all sometime. That will take several shipments to go.
French omnibus: Opar, Intégrale
13 Oct 2016
 
Subterranean Press published in June 2012 an omnibus, Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa, with the three novels in the Opar / Khokarsa series. The first two were written by Philip José Farmer and originally released in the 1970s. The third however, The Song of Kwasin, was started by Farmer, finished by Christopher Paul Carey, and for the first time published in the omnibus.

Now, four years later, there will be a French edition of the omnibus. Christopher Paul Carey announced it proudly on his Facebook page.

Chris: «Okay, about two years ago I mentioned signing a contract for the foreign rights to THE SONG OF KWASIN. Well, at long last, I can reveal that I was referring to a French-language omnibus of the first three Ancient Opar/Khokarsa novels, to be published by Mnémos in November 2016. I love seeing the new cover art (I don't yet know the name of the artist). Interesting how they titled the third novel...LA GESTE DE KWASIN (THE GESTURE OF KWASIN?). Check it out at the link!»

The omnibus, Opar, Intégrale, will be released on 4 November 2016 by publisher Mnémos. The price is €35,00. See also Amazon.fr.
Received: Fantastic Universe Super Pack
11 Oct 2016
 
A few days ago I wrote about two new anthologies, that were published in August.
Today I received my copy of the first of these anthologies, Fantastic Universe Super Pack.
This book contains Philip José Farmer's story "They Twinkled Like Jewels".

It comes in a large trade paperback, 25×17,5 cm or 10×7 inches, with 30 stories, for a price of $14.99. Not all the stories are good, and not every included author is very well known, like Frederic Max, John Foster West, and George Edrich. But there are also several big names in the book, like Philip K. Dick, Poul Anderson, Harry Harrison, C. L. Moore, H. Beam Piper, and more.
All the stories were published in the 1950s in the magazine Fantastic Universe.

The anthology is available as ebook (Amazon, B&N) for only $1.99.
This publication doesn't twinkle
9 Oct 2016
 
It looks like another rip-off. To produce and sell a story, the novelette They Twinkled Like Jewels —that is free of rights— in a softcover chapbook of 28 pages, and ask for it a price of a mere $18.95.
It is the highest price of any of the chapbooks with this story.

Why are they, HardPress Publishing, doing this? Who are they doing a favor, but themselves?
Will anyone buy this chapbook? I'm not!

If you really want this story printed on paper you could better buy the trade paperback Fantastic Universe Super Pack, see below, for only $14.99. For that price you get many, many more stories!
Strangers No More
9 Oct 2016
 
Dover Publications will publish in February or March 2017 the anthology Strangers No More ('Tales of Alien Life by Science Fiction Masters'). The 'masters' are Isaac Asimov, Philip José Farmer, Clifford D. Simak, Marion Zimmer Bradley and more.

Amazon: «These spellbinding sci-fi tales of Martians and other extraterrestrials first appeared in the leading pulp magazines of the 1950s: Galaxy, Amazing Science Fiction, and Fantastic Universe. Nine groundbreaking selections include "Youth" by Isaac Asimov, "Rastignac the Devil" by Philip José Farmer, and "Year of the Big Thaw" by Marion Zimmer Bradley. Includes atmospheric original illustrations.»
 

Strangers No More will be published in paperback, price $9.95, 192 pages, ISBN 978-0486795072.
Fantastic Universe Super Pack
8 Oct 2016
 
Last month I got the information from Fred Fischer (USA) that a new anthology was published in August. I immediately ordered a copy of the anthology, Fantastic Universe Super Pack, but till now did not receive my book. It contains the story "They Twinkled Like Jewels".

Also published in August is Fantastic Universe Super Pack #3, with Farmer's story "Rastignac the Devil". I ordered this one just now. I had not seen it before.


Both books are published by Positronic Publishing, in their series 'Fantastic Stories Presents', as trade paperbacks for $14.99 each.

Just received a few minutes ago a note from Amazon that my copy of Fantastic Universe Super Pack is on its way to me.
Earlier news

New Publications
In 2016
 
November



Opar
 
 
July



Being an Account of the Delay at Green River, Wyoming, of Phileas Fogg, World Traveler, or, The Masked Man Meets an English Gentleman
by Win Scott Eckert
(chapbook)
 
 
July



Phileas Fogg and the Heart of Osra
by Josh Reynolds
(hardcover and trade paperback)
 
 
July



Blood of Ancient Opar
by Christopher Paul Carey
(hardcover and trade paperback)
 
 
July



Dayworld: A Hole in Wednesday
(hardcover and trade paperback)
 
 
June

They Twinkled Like Jewels
 
 
March



Le Monde du fleuve
 
 
January



The Green Odyssey
 
In 2015
 
December



The Song of Kwasin
(hardcover & trade paperback)
 
 
December



The Scarlet Jaguar
by Win Scott Eckert
 
 
August



Exiles of Kho
by Christopher Paul Carey
 
 
August



Hadon, King of Opar
by Christopher Paul Carey
(hardcover and trade paperback)
 
 
August



Flight to Opar
(hardcover & trade paperback)
 

March



Rastignac the Devi
 
 
March



Le Cœur Noir du Temps
(The Dark Heart of Time)
 

All New Publications in:
2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005

Forthcoming Books

The Worlds of Philip José Farmer, Volume 5 will be published in 2017.
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Meteor House will publish The Monster on Hold, written by Farmer & Win Scott Eckert, in the summer of 2018.
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Christopher Paul Carey will write a trilogy about Kôr, son of Hadon of Opar. To be published in 2017-2018 by Meteor House.

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