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Non Fiction by Philip José Farmer (2): Forewords for others
This lists all forewords, introductions, afterwords, postscripts, commentaries and more in other people's work. The entries are in alphabetical order of the author's, editor's or artist's last name.
If more than one publication is mentioned, the publication of which a cover scan is included is indicated with a . Click on a cover to see it larger.


Bailey, Robin W. - Philip José Farmer's The Dungeon, Book 4: The Lake of Fire
Foreword.
  • Bantam Spectra, ISBN 0-553-28185-2, paperback, 10/1989
  • See here for all other editions and translations of this book, which all have the foreword.


Robert Gould
 

Bloch, Robert - "All on a Golden Afternoon"
Introduction in which Farmer explains the reasons why this is his favorite story of Bloch.
This introduction is preceded by PJF's remembrance on Bloch.

  • Robert Bloch: Appreciations of the Master, edited by Richard Matheson and Ricia Mainhardt
    Tor, ISBN 0-312-85976-7, hardcover, 10/1995
    Tor, ISBN 0-312-86385-3, trade paperback, 10/1997

 

Brown, Fredric - The Office
Foreword. This is an explanation why the original version of this novel never could have been published in 1958, because of some "dirty stuff" in it. But also of course an introduction to Fredric Brown and his writing and especially warm words about this novel: "What Brown has done herein is what only a very good writer could do ... a tale that keeps you reading and keeps you caring for the people".
  • Dennis McMillan, ISBN 0-93976701-5, hardcover, -/1987
    [Limited edition of 425 copies, signed and numbered by Farmer. This is the first edition of the original draft of The Office. A different version was published in 1958 by Dutton.]

Joe Servello
 

Chester, S. Beach - The Arsene Lepine-Herlock Soames Affair
Introduction: "A Double Barreled Introduction". Farmer introduces the earlier meetings between Arsene Lupin and Sherlock Holmes by other author's hands, the possible meetings that could have or not have taken place between Sherlock and other villains, and finally introduces this parody, which left him with an idea for a story which he must write (Sherlock Holmes Versus Colonel Clay) but, alas, never did.

  • Aspen Press, ISBN 0-915230-10-0, hardcover, -/1976
  • Aspen Press, ISBN 0-915230-11-9, paperback, -/1976
    [Both editions were published simultaneously. Limited to 750 copies of which 200 were handbound, and hand numbered. Illustrated by Rob Pudim.]


Rob Pudim
 

Corben, Richard - Den (comics book)
Introduction. Farmer notes the basic similarities between Dorothy from the Oz books and Den (both from Kansas entering another world full of strange beings). He also praises the uniqueness of Corben's illustrations in this book and his other work.

  • (Dutch: "Voorwoord")
    Den - De geheime scepter van Nooitland
    Espee, ISBN 84-401-0021-3, large paperback, 01/1978
  • (French: "Preface")
    Den - Le voyage fantastique a Nullpart
    Les Humanoides Associés, ISBN 2-902123-45-0, large paperback, 01/1978
  • Den - Neverwhere
    Catalan Communications, ISBN 0-87416-003-0, large paperback, -/1984 and 11/1985
    Fantagor Press, ISBN 0-96238-413-5, large paperback, -/1988 and -/1991
    [The first US edition, from Ballantine/Ariel in 1978, has a foreword by Fritz Leiber.]

Richard Corben
 

Coville, Bruce - Philip José Farmer's The Dungeon, Book 2: The Dark Abyss
Foreword.
  • Bantam Spectra, ISBN 0-553-27640-9, paperback, 02/1989
  • See here for all other editions and translations of this book, which all have the foreword.

Robert Gould
 

Croteau, Michael - Collecting Philip José Farmer, The Illustrated Guide, Volume 1
Foreword. Farmer states that none of the work presented in this book are as he envisioned them in his mind: "Therefore, none of my works, major or minor, exists in print..."

  • Brobdingnagian Press, no ISBN, trade paperback, -/1998


Keith Howell
 

De Lint, Charles - Philip José Farmer's The Dungeon, Book 5: The Hidden City
Foreword.
  • Bantam Spectra, ISBN 0-553-28338-3, paperback, 03/1990
  • See here for all other editions and translations of this book, which all have the foreword.

Robert Gould
 

De Lint, Charles - Philip José Farmer's The Dungeon, Book 3: The Valley of Thunder
Foreword.
  • Bantam Spectra, ISBN 0-553-27958-0, paperback, 06/1989
  • See here for all other editions and translations of this book, which all have the foreword.

Robert Gould
 

Ellison, Harlan - All the Lies that Are My Life
Afterword. Farmer's first memorable meeting - back in 1953 at a convention in Philadelphia - with Harlan Ellison, anecdotes from their later meetings, other incidents from Harlan's life, and of course some words about the short novel at hand. Ellison wrote several footnotes to Farmer's afterword, clearing up or correcting some points made by Farmer, after which Farmer wrote the final footnote.

  • Underwood Miller, ISBN 0-934438-32-3, hardcover, 09/1980
    [Trade edition of 400 copies. With an introduction by Robert Silverberg and afterwords by Norman Spinrad, Vonda McIntyre, Robert Sheckley, Philip José Farmer, Thomas M Disch and Edward Bryant. Illustrated by Kent Bash.]
  • Underwood Miller, ISBN 0-934438-31-5, hardcover, 09/1980
    Limited slipcased edition of 220 copies, signed by the author. With an introduction by Robert Silverberg and afterwords by Norman Spinrad, Vonda McIntyre, Robert Sheckley, Philip José Farmer, Thomas M Disch and Edward Bryant. Illustrated by Kent Bash.]
  • Underwood Miller, ISBN 0-88733-096-7, hardcover, 11/1989 2nd printing
    [Trade edition. With an introduction by Robert Silverberg and afterwords by Spinrad, McIntyre, Sheckley, Farmer, Disch and Bryant. Illustrated by Kent Bash.]
  • Underwood Miller, ISBN 0-88733-097-5, hardcover, 11/1989 2nd printing
    [Signed slipcased deluxe edition of 300 numbered copies. With an introduction by Robert Silverberg and afterwords by Spinrad, McIntyre, Sheckley, Farmer, Disch and Bryant. Illustrated by Kent Bash.]

Kent Bash


Kent Bash
 

Feldman, Mark (editor) - Boris: Book Two
Introduction. Boris Vallejo is described by Farmer as a really great artist, whose work impressed him much. For instance the illustrations Boris made for the Tarzan books. Or the other covers he had made: "...In some cases, perhaps in most, he makes a better image than that in the mind of the writer...". Vallejo is named as one of the four or five artists who has been able to make more than satisfying covers for the work of Farmer himself.
  • Anaconda Press, ISBN 0-9602250-1-3, large paperback, 12/1978

Boris Vallejo
 

Fiedler, Leslie A. - "Thanks for the Feast - Notes on Philip José Farmer"
Introduction, "Thanks for the Feast", to Fiedler's essay.
  • The Book of Philip José Farmer
    Daw (No. 63), SBN 451-UQ1063-095, paperback, 07/1973
  • See here for the other editions of this book, which all have the essay by Fiedler and PJF's introduction.
  • (Italian: "Grazie della festa - note su Philip José Farmer: commento")
    Cristo marziano
    Sevagram (Fantascienza Book Club 1), no ISBN, hardcover, 11/1984


Jack Gaughan
 

Herbert, Frank - Dune
Remembrance of Frank Herbert: « I was mightily impressed by the man. He looked like a Biblical patriarch with his huge beard, and his voice and manner were certainly authoritative ... His fiction, not only in its quality and scope but in its prolificness, was admirable. ».
  • Easton Press, no ISBN, hardcover [no dustjacket], -/1987
    [Collector's gilt-edged, leather-bound edition, with gold-embossed cover. With remembrances by Poul Anderson, Isaac Asimov, Ben Bova, Ray Bradbury, Charles N. Brown, FM Busby, Harlan Ellison, Philip José Farmer, James Gunn, Joe Haldeman, David G Hartwell, Peter Israel, Willis E McNelly, Frederik Pohl, Jack Vance. Illustrated by John Schoenherr.]
  • Easton Press, no ISBN, hardcover [no dustjacket], -/1987 (?)
    [A reprint with a different cover illustration. Not indicated as a reprint. Dated and with the same information as the first printing.]

 

Kindzierski, Lovern - Tarzan le Monstre
Introduction. A few words to these three "insertion stories", as PJF calls them.

  • Dark Horse Comics, ISBN 1-56971-296-4, trade paperback, 06/1998
    [Written by Lovern Kindzierski. Art by Stan Manoukian & Vince Roucher. This collection features three separate, monster-ridden story arcs: "Le Monstre", where Tarzan meets the Phantom of the Opera; "Modern Prometheus", in which Tarzan encounters Frankenstein's monster; and "Tooth & Nail", where Tarzan meets Jekyll & Hyde.]


Michael Kaluta
 

Knight, Tracy - The Astonished Eye
Introduction. Many hundreds of mystery and adventure, fantasy and science fiction novels have been read by Farmer, but "...That I can still be intrigued by Tracy Knight's Astonished Eye shows that he has something to say that's new and surprising and –sometimes– scary and mysterious...". Farmer then introduces the author and some of the elements from this fine and wonderful novel.

  • PS Publishing, ISBN 1-902880-24-2, hardcover, 10/2001
    [Limited hardcover edition of 500 numbered copies, signed by the author, the introducer (Farmer) and the cover artist (Alan M. Clark).]
  • PS Publishing, ISBN 1-902880-25-0, deluxe hardcover, 10/2001
    [Limited hardcover edition of 26 deluxe lettered copies, signed by the author, the introducer (Farmer) and the cover artist (Alan M. Clark).]
  • Five Star, ISBN 1-59414-066-9, hardcover, 12/2003
    [First US edition.]


Alan M. Clark

Alan M. Clark
 

London, Jack - Before Adam
Introduction.
  • Easton Press, no ISBN, hardcover [no dustjacket], -/1987
    [Collector's gilt-edged, leather-bound edition, with gold-embossed cover. Illustrated by Frank Mayo.]

 

London, Jack - Curious Fragments
Foreword. Farmer praises the fiction of London which has influenced him a great deal: "...It is no exaggeration to say that every time I write, London, to some effect, is directing my pen...". A number of London's stories are considered science fiction classics and some of them, reprinted in this collection, are introduced by Farmer.
  • Kennikat Press, ISBN 0-8046-9114-2, hardcover, -/1975
  • as: Fantastic Tales
    University of Nebraska Press / Bison Books, ISBN 0-8032-7979-5, trade paperback, 10/1998


R.W. Boeche
 

Lupoff, Richard A. - The Digital Wristwatch of Philip K. Dick
Foreword. A moving introduction to Lupoff's story, which is a tribute to Philip K. Dick. According to Farmer a "reality" of PKD might have had a hand in this story, the first in the genre called "dicks"... Farmer: «It might be said that all science-fiction and fantasy writers are unique but some are more unique than others. Among the uniquest, if you'll forgive my misuse of English, is Philip K. Dick.»
  • Canyon Press, ISBN 0-936899-00-X, hardcover, 12/1985
    [Signed hardcover edition of 50 copies. Signed by Richard A. Lupoff, Philip José Farmer & George Barr. Illustrated by George Barr.]
  • Canyon Press, ISBN 0-936899-01-8, chapbook, 12/1985
    [Softcover edition of 300 copies. Illustrated by George Barr.]


George Barr
 

Lupoff, Richard A. - Philip José Farmer's The Dungeon, Book 1: The Black Tower
Foreword.
  • Bantam Spectra, ISBN 0-553-27346-9, paperback, 08/1988
  • See here for all other editions and translations of this book, which all have the foreword.

Robert Gould
 

Lupoff, Richard A. - Philip José Farmer's The Dungeon, Book 6: The Final Battle
Foreword.
  • Bantam Spectra, ISBN 0-553-28542-4, paperback, 07/1990
  • See here for all other editions and translations of this book, which all have the foreword.

Robert Gould
 

McNaughton Jr., Charles - Mindblower
Postscript.
  • Essex House (#0120), no ISBN, paperback, -/1969


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Mottier, François - Philip José Farmer conquiert l'univers
Afterword, originally translated and published in French.
  • (French: "Postface")
    Jacques Glenat (Train D'Enfer), ISBN 2-7234-0152-9, paperback, 06/1980

    [Illustrated by Luc Cornillon.]
  • (as: "Under the Covers")
    FarmerCon IV, pamphlet, Junie 2009
    [Program Booklet. Philip Laird Farmer & Henry Farmer have translated this afterword back into English.]
  • (as: "Philip José Farmer Conquiert l'Universe Postface"
    The Worlds of Philip José Farmer (4): Voyages to Strange Days, edited by Michael Croteau
    Meteor House, ISBN 978-0-9837461-8-8, trade paperback, 06/2014
    [Farmer's original English version, found in his archives.]

Luc Cornillon
 

Perkins, Michael - Evil Companions
Postscript. Farmer discusses and explains the deeper meaning of several scenes from the novel as he sees them, talking about shit - "...Even excrement can be holy..." -, blood and the battle of life.
  • Essex House (#0109), no ISBN, paperback, -/1968


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Perkins, Michael - Queen of Heat
Postscript. About the learning experiences of the main character and the reasons why he did what he did, while searching for the magic secret: "...to learn the secret of woman, he must first become a woman...".
  • Essex House (#0114), no ISBN, paperback, -/1968


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Platt, Charles - The Gas
Foreword. Farmer tells something about the printing history of this erotic science fiction novel, and gives the reasons why this work has been selected for a reprint ("...It's of an enduring quality..."). He then introduces and analyses the novel at hand, which he labels ("...if it must be labeled...") as social satire.
The Gas was first published in 1970 by Ophelia Press; without PJF's foreword.
  • Savoy, ISBN 0-86130-023-8, trade paperback, -/1980
  • (German: "Vorwort")
    Gas
    Edition Phantasia, ISBN 3-924959-05-6, hardcover, -/1986
    [Limited edition of 250 numbered copies. With a photo of and signature from Charles Platt.]


Harry Douthwaite
 

Preiss, Byron & Betancourt, John (editors) - The Ultimate Witch
Introduction. About witches, witchcraft and magic throughout the ages and how superstitious people have treated the witches. Even the witches in stories were not save from such people, but Farmer has "...loved stories and movies about witches since my childhood. Not all of them are Grimm; many are fun. But the more threatening stories always strum a fear-filled chord deep within me..."
  • Dell, ISBN 0-440-50531-3, trade paperback, 10/1993
  • (Italian: "Introduzione")
    25 storie di magia nera per adulti
    Mondadori (Superblues), ISBN 88-04-41566-5, hardcover, 04/1996
    Mondadori (Bestsellers), ISBN 88-04-43160-1, paperback, 08/1997
  • ("Suffer a Witch to Live")
    Pearls From Peoria
    Subterranean Press, ISBN 1-59606-059-X, hardcover, 09/2006


Bruce Jensen
 

Ramirez, Alice Louise - The Geek
Postscript.

  • Essex House (#0133), no ISBN, paperback, -/1969
    [This novel has been reprinted in 1995 by Masquerade Books, with the author's name as Tiny Alice, but without Farmer's "Postscript", except for one sentence printed on the front cover.]


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Robeson, Kenneth - Doc Savage - Omnibus #13
Afterword. Philip José Farmer describes how he at the age of fifteen encountered the first Doc Savage magazine back in 1933 and what this and later stories in the series meant to him. In his fictional biography about Doc Savage (1973) Farmer already mentioned a Doc Savage story he would like to write, Escape From Loki, which actually got published in 1991. But he had ideas and notes for a few more novels.


Bob Larkin
 

Todd, Peter - The Adventures of Herlock Sholmes
Introduction.
  • The Mysterious Press, ISBN 0-89296-025-6, hardcover,  -/1976
    [Trade edition of 1000 copies.]
  • The Mysterious Press, ISBN 0-89296-026-4, hardcover, -/1976
    [Limited edition of 250 slipcased copies, numbered and signed by Farmer. Eighteen parodies, originally published 1915-1916. Illustrated by Lewis R. Higgins. Peter Todd was a pseudonym of Charles Harold St. John Hamilton.]


Lewis R. Higgins
 

Toledano, Henry - The Bitter Seed
Postscript. An analysis of the author and of this seemingly autobiographical novel, in which Henry Toledano is compared to another Henry, Miller in this case. As Farmer writes "...Toledano and Miller share more than the "Christian" name of Henry...".

  • Essex House (#0119), no ISBN, paperback, -/1969


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Upfield, Arthur - The House of Cain
Foreword, "Upfield's Pre-Osteomantic Novel", in which Farmer tells some facts of the life of and works by Upfield. He also shares with the readers his theory that the protagonist of many of Upfield's other novels, Napoleon Bonaparte or Bony for short, was the illegitimate son of Arthur J. Raffles...

  • Dennis McMillan, ISBN 0-960998-60-8, hardcover, -/1983
    [Illustrated by George Barr.]


George Barr
 

Vallejo, Boris - Boris: Book Two
See: Feldman, Mark (editor) on this page.
 
 

Vallejo, Boris - Boris Vallejo's Fantasy Calendar 1995
Fictional commentary, 12 parts, one with each illustration.

  • Workman, ISBN 1-56305-569-4. calendar, -/1994


Boris Vallejo
 

Vallejo, Boris - Boris Vallejo's Fantasy Calendar 1996
Fictional commentary: "Myths of Raltarnee", 8 parts plus 5 other commentaries, one with each illustration.
  • Workman, ISBN 1-56305-826-X, calendar, -/1995


Boris Vallejo
 

Vallejo, Boris - Boris Vallejo Classic 1997 Calendar
Fictional commentary: "The Sagas of Kalakakin", 13 parts, one with each illustration of Boris's older - classic - work.
  • Workman, ISBN 0-7611-0369-4, calendar, -/1996


Boris Vallejo
 

Vallejo, Boris - Boris Vallejo's Fantasy Calendar 1998
Fictional commentary: "The Sagas of a Fwa Nes", 12 parts, one with each illustration.
  • Workman, ISBN 0-7611-0825-4, calendar, -/1997


Boris Vallejo
 

Vallejo, Boris - Boris Vallejo's Fantasy Calendar 1999
Fictional commentary: "The Dreamed Worlds of the Dreamers", 12 parts, one with each illustration.
  • Workman, ISBN 0-7611-1125-5, calendar, -/1998


Boris Vallejo
 

Vesperini, Léonidas et al (editors) - Thoan
Introduction in French. In this introduction Farmer explains at length how he at the age of eighteen came to the first ideas for the World of Tiers novels. Also how Kickaha was born, who - in Farmer's own words - is his "psychic" twin. He also let us know that he has had many magic experiences, or visions, which made it possible for him to write the books in this series.
  • (French: "Introduction")
    Descartes, ISBN 2-7408-0100-9, large hardcover, -/1995
  • Online: read it (in English!) here


Wojtek Siudmak
 

Zeuschner, Robert B. - Edgar Rice Burroughs (The Exhaustive Scholar's and Collector's Descriptive Bibliography)
Introduction.
  • McFarland & Company, ISBN 0-7864-0183-4, hardcover, 11/1996
  • McFarland & Company, ISBN 978-0-7864-3113-7, trade paperback, 04/2007


Thomas Yeates
 
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