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Works about Philip José Farmer (7): F
The entries are in alphabetical order of the writer's 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 enlarged.


Farmer, Bette - "Gatherings of Tricksters" (2)

Visiting their first two worldcons in 1952 and 1953 and meeting a lot of wonderful people, of which many became good friends of the Farmers, is the main subject of this column. It also tells in short Phil Farmer's introduction to the Shasta Prize Novel Contest. In less than thirty days he wrote River of Eternity.
See also Farmer's biography for more info about this.
  • Farmerphile Issue No. 2, October 2005
    [Fanzine, edited by Christopher Paul Carey & Paul Spiteri.]

Karl Kauffman
   

Farmer, Bette - "The Roller Coaster Ride with Phil Farmer" (1)

In her first column Bette describes how she first met Phil at Bradley University in 1940 and how he made contact: "...there was suddenly a loud crashing behind me. I turned and saw that a man had fallen down the stairs. I turned to help him and saw that he was grinning from ear to ear...". How they got married - much to her surprise - the next year is another story that Bette tells here.
  • Farmerphile Issue No. 1, July 2005
    [Fanzine, edited by Christopher Paul Carey & Paul Spiteri.]


Keith Howell
   

Farmer, Bette - "The Roller Coaster Ride with Phil Farmer" (3)
Column, about several people the Farmers met over the years, who became good friends. They even met Hugh Hefner in his fascinating Playboy mansion once.
  • Farmerphile Issue No. 3, January 2006
    [Fanzine, edited by Christopher Paul Carey & Paul Spiteri.]


Charles Berlin
   

Farmer, Bette - "The Roller Coaster Ride with Phil Farmer" (4)
Some anecdotes from Phil's and Bette's life, about a special and laughing meeting in a restaurant, a boat trip in Florida, and Phil's famous Tarzan yell.
  • Farmerphile Issue No. 4, April 2006
    [Fanzine, edited by Christopher Paul Carey & Paul Spiteri.]


Jason Robert Bell
   

Farmer, Bette - "The Roller Coaster Ride with Phil Farmer" (5)
One of the biggest pleasures in Farmer's writing career turned later on to a huge problem, when Kurt Vonngut got angry about the speculations on the novel Venus on the Half-Shell.
Bette: "...It ended with lies and insults and hurts...".
  • Farmerphile Issue No. 5, July 2006
    [Fanzine, edited by Christopher Paul Carey & Paul Spiteri.]


Keith Howell
   

Farmer, Bette - "The Roller Coaster Ride with Phil Farmer" (6)
Column, about the preparations Farmer had to make -for instance reading all the one hundred and eighty-one of the DOC magazines- before he could write the biography about Doc Savage. Bette also describes a situation in which Phil clearly played the role of the trickster.
  • Farmerphile Issue No. 6, October 2006
    [Fanzine, edited by Christopher Paul Carey & Paul Spiteri.]


Charles Berlin
   

Farmer, Bette - "The Roller Coaster Ride with Phil Farmer" (7)
Column about two late friends of the Farmers. The first, Walt Liebscher, wrote two short parodies of the first two Riverworld books in the fanzine Moebius Trip in 1973 and 1974. Both parodies are reprinted in the same issue of Farmerphile. The other friend was Ed Connor, publisher of the fanzine Moebius Trip and member of the same Sherlock Holmes group as the Farmers.
  • Farmerphile Issue No. 7, January 2007
    [Fanzine, edited by Christopher Paul Carey & Paul Spiteri.]


Shannon Robicheaux
 

Farmer, Bette - "The Roller Coaster Ride with Phil Farmer" (8)
Column about how the story "Riders of the Purple Wage" was made into a musical play on stage in a theater in Chicago in 1989, and how that same play maybe will relive in 2007, because of the great grandson of the Farmers, Zachary Gittrich.
  • Farmerphile Issue No. 8, April 2007
    [Fanzine, edited by Christopher Paul Carey & Paul Spiteri.]


Keith Howell
   

Farmer, Bette - "The Roller Coaster Ride with Phil Farmer" (9)
The Farmers had a great time at Farmercon II in August 2007, so much that Bette was thinking of having a monthly Farmercon... Even when a part of the meeting was held in Farmer's home.
Bette also tells some other Peoria based or related anecdotes about parties.
  • Farmerphile Issue No. 10, October 2007
    [Fanzine, edited by Win Scott Eckert & Paul Spiteri.]


Jason Robert Bell
   

Farmer, Bette - "The Roller Coaster Ride with Phil Farmer" (10)
Memories of earlier birthday parties for Phil, because of his 90th birthday. On one earlier occasion, with Phil's 80th birthday, came a large ape at the door with birthday congratulations for Farmer from Tarzan...
  • Farmerphile Issue No. 11, January 2008
    [Fanzine, edited by Win Scott Eckert & Paul Spiteri.]


Joey Van Massenhoven
   

Farmer, Bette - "The Roller Coaster Ride with Phil Farmer" (11)
The Farmers were moving a lot, because of the jobs Phil had. When
finally they moved back to Peoria. Phil decided after several years to start a local society of Baker Street Irregulars, The Hansoms of John Clayton (website).
  • Farmerphile Issue No. 12, April 2008
    [Fanzine, edited by Win Scott Eckert & Paul Spiteri.]


Keith Howell
   

Favonius, Septimus - "Bibliographer's Corner"
A short piece about Farmer's Tarzan Alive, that "...is the Philip José Farmer title which first captured the attention of most Burroughs fans...".
  • Burroughs Bulletin New Series #81, Winter 2010
    [A Philip José Farmer tribute issue. The printed number 80 on the cover is a mistake.]


Jean/Paul Goude
   

Feder, Moshe & David G. Hartwell - "Introduction"

"..So can humanity become godlike, through psycho-sexual adjustment: this thematic message seems to lie at the heart of Farmer's work, from the earliest ("The Lovers") through the latest volumes of the Riverworld series. And Farmer, who has continually mixed sex and metaphysics, a hero from the first, has created a body of work which champions the liberation of the individual, becoming one of the most popular living authors of science fiction. Perhaps he is even, indeed, a great writer..".
  • Dare
    Gregg, ISBN 0-8398-2621-4, hardcover, 11/1980

   

Feldman, Michael - "Philip José Farmer"
Subtitled as: "A closer look at the writer who dispensed with the stiff upper-lip of science fiction and let his emotions show." An interesting and very thorough essay about Farmer's writing career, and about the main themes in all the works he wrote in the more than twenty years (till 1974). Or as Michael Feldman himself writes: "And there you have it, a brief survey of some of the higher points of one man's writing career. A wild genius (a word used cautiously in reference to science fiction writers) who despite difficulties, such as intolerant readers, editors and publishers, not to mention plain bad luck, has persistently been inspired by the wonders and ecstasies of the universe to write in a genre that is for the most part ashamed of the fact that human beings can, and often do, have emotional experiences."
  • Science Fiction Monthly Vol.1 Number 9, September 1974


David Pelham
   

Ferwerda, Frits - "SF-Notities"
In his column Ferwerda discusses Farmer's use of fictional authors and pseudonyms and the results of this, like the Ralph Von Wau Wau stories, Venus on the Half-Shell and other stories, which Ferwerda likes a lot it seems.
  • (Dutch)
    Omega No. 1, July 1975
    [Fanzine, edited by Zacharias L.A. Nuninga.]


Rias Nuninga
   

Fiedler, Leslie A. - "Getting into the Task of Now Pornography"
Essay, intended to be a review of Farmer's Tarzan Alive, but as Farmer himself wrote: "...actually more of a review/analysis of my career as a writer, or my motives, than of the Greystoke book...".
  • Los Angeles Times, April 23, 1972
    [A somewhat edited and cut version.]
  • ("Thanks for the Feast: Notes on Philip José Farmer")
    Moebius Trip Issue # 14, July 1972 
    [Fanzine, edited by Edward C Connor. This is the original, uncut version. There is also a letter by PJF in this issue.]
  • ("Thanks for the Feast - Notes on Philip José Farmer")
    The Book of Philip José Farmer
    Daw (No. 63), SBN 451-UQ1063-095, paperback, 07/1973 
    The Elmfield Press, ISBN 0-7057-0067-4, hardcover, 07/1976
    [This is the original, uncut version. With an introduction, "Thanks for the Feast", by PJF.]
  • ("Notes on Philip José Farmer")
    The Book of Philip José Farmer
    Berkley, ISBN 0-425-05298-2, paperback, 02/1982
    Granada, ISBN 0-586-05656-4, paperback, 07/1983
    [This is the original, uncut version. With an introduction, "Thanks for the Feast", by PJF.]
  • (Italian: "Grazie della festa, note su P.J. Farmer")
    Cristo Marziano
    Sevagram (Fantascienza Book Club 1), no ISBN, hardcover, 11/1984
    [This is a translation of the original, uncut version. With an introduction by PJF.]

William Rotsler
 
Jack Gaughan
   

Fox, Jordan R. - "Riverworld"

This long article brings the news that TV game show producer Jay Wolpert has a development deal at ABC for developing the Riverworld books into a network series. The plans were that the pilot could go into production in January 1982. Why this project never reached the production stage is unknown, but maybe Fox gives the answer with this remark: "...If it seems a bit incongruous that a game show producer with a limited background in dramatic forms should be the one to tackle such a promising and ambitious project, you won't get any sense of that from Wolpert...".
  • Cinefantastique Vol. 11 Number 4, December 1981

Roger Stine
   

Franke III, Henry G. - "The Khokarsa Series"
An overview and description of all the Opar / Khokarsa novels and stories by Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey.
  • The Gridly Wave # 370, July 2013
    [Fanzine, edited by Henry G. Franke III.]


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Franke III, Henry G. - "Philip José Farmer's ERB-Related Work: A Bibliography"
All the ERB-related fiction and nonfiction by Farmer are listed here.
  • Burroughs Bulletin New Series #81, Winter 2010
    [A Philip José Farmer tribute issue. The printed number 80 on the cover is a mistake.]


Jean/Paul Goude
   

Franke III, Henry G. - "Philip José Farmer's Incarnations of Tarzan"
Throughout his writing career Farmer has used Tarzan, originally a creation by Edgar Rice Burroughs, in his stories. The ape-man often appeared under a different name, an incarnation of the original.
  • Burroughs Bulletin New Series #81, Winter 2010
    [A Philip José Farmer tribute issue. The printed number 80 on the cover is a mistake.]


Jean/Paul Goude
   

Fredericks, Casey - "Philip José Farmer and the White Goddess"
Essay: "Philip José Farmer's novel Flesh was inspired by the mythological system which Robert Graves formulated over his long career as poet, novelist, and critic, and which culminated in The White Goddess -purportedly a non-fictional statement of his mythological credo..."
  • Riverside Quarterly Vol.7 #3, May 1983
    [Critical journal.]
  • Online: read it here

Jeff Wilcox
   

Fredericks, S.C. - "Strange Relations"

Critical essay/review.
  • Survey of Science Fiction Literature - Volume 5 (Sho-Z), edited by Frank N. Magill
    Salem Press, ISBN 0-89356-199-1, hardcover [no dustjacket], -/1979
    [ISBN 0-89356-194-0 for the complete set of five volumes.]

   
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