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The Book of Philip José Farmer
Genre Science Fiction
Type Collection
Series -
Subtitle: Or The Wares of Simple Simon's Custard Pie and Space Man.
13 stories, an extract, and an essay by Fiedler: "My Sister's Brother", "Skinburn", "The Alley Man", "Father's in the Basement", "Toward the Beloved City", "Totem and Taboo"*, "Don't Wash the Carats", "The Sumerian Oath", "The Voice of the Sonar in my Vermiform Appendix"*, "Brass and Gold"*, "Only Who Can Make a Tree?", "An Exclusive Interview with Lord Greystoke", "Sexual Implications of the Charge of the Light Brigade" (extract), "The Obscure Life and Hard Times of Kilgore Trout" and "Thanks for the Feast - Notes on Philip José Farmer" (essay by Leslie A. Fiedler).
In later editions the stories marked with * are replaced by: "The Last Rise of Nick Adams", "The Freshman" and "Uproar in Acheron".
Nominated for the Locus Award (1974 - Best Collection: 9th).
DEDICATION: "To My Sister, Joan" - only in the Berkley editions.
COVER TEXT:
It is impossible to characterize Philip José Farmer's writings in any simple way. He has written straight science fiction which has won reader applause. He has written avant-garde meaning-within-meaning fiction which has captured awards. He has written novels different from any science fiction before or since and has won a Hugo for them.
How can you pin this science fiction genius down? The answer may be here in this book. Here you will find Farmer's own selection of what pleases him - and what pleases him is sure to cover the tastes of every reader.
Here's love on other worlds, here's alien horrors, here's the unexpected future. Here, too, are stories that defy easy classification. And to top off the cake here is Farmer's remarkable interview with Tarzan, his revelation of the real literary career of Kilgore Trout, and Lelie Fiedler's uncensored essay on - PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER.
(DAW Books)
 
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FIRST PUBLICATION
New York, NY: DAW Books
UQ1063 / No. 63
SBN 451-UQ1063-095
paperback (18×10,5cm)
07/1973 (1st)
07/1973 (1st) [Canadian printing]
239
$ 0.95
Jack Gaughan
With a foreword and introductions to the stories and articles by PJF. Interior illustration by Jack Gaughan. Both printings have exactly the same data, the Canadian printing states to be published by The New American Library of Canada Ltd. and to be printed in Canada.


Jack Gaughan
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New York, NY: Berkley Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-425-05298-2
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
02/1982 (1st)
04/1982 (2nd)
248
$ 2.50
James Warhola
With a preface and introductions to the stories and articles by PJF. The contents has changed, see stories marked with *.

James Warhola
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West Yorkshire: The Elmfield Press
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ISBN 0-7057-0067-4
hardcover (21,5×13,5cm)
07/1976
239
£ 4.95
Josh Kirby
First hardcover, with blue cloth boards and gilt lettering on the spine. With a foreword and introductions to the stories and articles by PJF.

Josh Kirby
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London: Granada
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-586-05656-4
paperback (18×11cm)
07/1983
318
£ 1.95
Richard Clifton-Dey
With a preface and introductions to the stories and articles by PJF. The contents has changed, see stories marked with *.

Richard Clifton-Dey


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