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Works about Philip José Farmer (14): P-Q
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.


Palumbo, Donald (ed.) - "Erotic universe"

The relationship between sex and the fantastic in science fiction is explored and discussed in fifteen essays in the volume Erotic Universe. Four of these essays, actually written by Judith Bogert (two essays), Valerie Broege and Leonard G. Heldreth, discusses also work by PJF, especially Flesh, Image of the Beast, Venus on the Half-Shell (wrongly credited to Vonnegut) and the story "Father". The story "My Sister's Brother" and the novels The Lovers and A Woman a Day are also mentioned briefly.
  • Erotic Universe (Sexuality and Fantastic Literature), edited by Donald Palumbo
    Greenwood Press, ISBN 0-313-24101-5, hardcover, -/1986

   

Pergameno, Sandro - "Prezentazione"

Introduction about parallel worlds and alternate Earths. A subject written about from the early days in sf, in classic novels as The Blind Spot by Homer Eon Flint & Austin Hall (1921) and Murray Leinster's Sidewise in Time (1934), till more modern writings from John Brunner, Poul Anderson, Keith Laumer, Philip K. Dick and this novel by Philip José Farmer.
  • (Italian)
    Roger Two Hawks
    Nord (Cosmo 156), ISBN 88-429-0158-X, paperback, 
    05/1985 
    Nord (Tascabili Fantascienza 24), ISBN 88-429-0759-6, paperback, 03/1994

Boris Vallejo
   

Pergameno, Sandro - "Prezentazione: Farmer, il dio burlone"

Introduction about the themes in the stories included in this Italian edition of Riverworld and Other Stories and in PJF's work in general, about why Farmer used fictional authors as pseudonym, but as the title (translated: "Farmer, Lord of the tricksters") already indicates, especially about Farmer's use of the trickster as a character in his work.

Michael Whelan
   

Pergameno, Sandro - "Prezentazione: Philip José Farmer, fabbricante di universi"
Introduction to and overview of Farmer's books and stories, from "The Lovers" and the John Carmody stories to the Riverworld and World of Tiers series, about the diverse styles he successfully used in these and in "Riders of the Purple Wage" for instance.
  • (Italian)
    Il mondo di Lavalite
    Nord (Cosmo Oro 39), ISBN 88-429-0336-1, hardcover, 09/1979
    Nord (Cosmo Oro 39), ISBN 88-429-0336-1, trade paperback, 09/1988

Franco Storchi
   

Perkins, Michael - "The Essex House Novelists"

This is chapter six from the book, in which Perkins writes about the start of the Essex House line and the 42 books that were published. Farmer is mentioned in this article as one of the major contributors with three novels, The Image of the Beast, Blown and A Feast Unknown: "...Farmer makes probably the best use of a classic science fiction approach to erotic fiction...". Philip José Farmer also has written afterwords in five other authors' books in the Essex House line.
  • The Secret Record (Modern Erotic Literature), by Michael Perkins
    William Morrow, ISBN 0-688-03121-8, hardcover, -/1976
    William Morrow, ISBN 0-688-08121-5, trade paperback, -/1977
    Masquerade Books, ISBN 1-56333-039-3, paperback, -/1992

   

Platt, Charles - "Strange Relations of Philip José Farmer"

An exploration of the biological ideas Farmer used in these stories and novels: "Mother", Flesh, The Lovers and "The Alley Man". Platt states that Farmer has written "...truly remarkable stories around fascinating biological ideas."
  • Zenith Speculation #7, December 1964

   

Post, J.B. & White, Ted - "A Look At Sex In SF"

[No further information.]
Part Two of "A Look At Sex In SF" has been written by Norman Spinrad, see here.
  • Science Fiction Times #464, March 1969
    [Fanzine]

   

Power, Dennis E. - "Afterword"
A lengthy essay –25 pages– about this novel, with comparisons and references to other author's work, like Walter Miller's A Canticle for Leibowitz. And works by Sir James George Frazer, Robert Graves and Joseph Campbell. Power: «...It might be easy to categorize Flesh simply as a post-apocalyptic novel that involves a fertility cult. ... as in most of his works, there is more going on than first meets the eye...»
  • Flesh
    Titan Books, ISBN 978-1-78116-301-6, trade paperback, 08/2013


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Power, Dennis E. - "Asian Detectives in the Wold Newton Family"
Article.
  • Myths for the Modern Age (Philip José Farmer's Wold Newton Universe), edited by Win Scott Eckert
    MonkeyBrain Books, ISBN 1-932265-14-7, trade paperback, 10/2005
  • Online: read it here

John Picacio
 

Power, Dennis E. - "Creative Mythography: The Conundrums of Kickaha"
Article, which starts with: "The character of Paul Janus Finnegan, or Kickaha, presents the Farmerian scholar with a few mysteries; that of his lineage, his parentage and the conundrum of his existence." With this article Power tries to solve the mysteries and riddles around Kickaha.


Shannon Robicheaux
 

Power, Dennis E. - "Images of the Soul"
An article about the possible connection between the otherwise unrelated Traitor to the Living and the Riverworld series.


Keith Howell
   

Power, Dennis E. - "Jungle Brothers, or, Secrets of the Jungle Lords" Article.
  • Myths for the Modern Age (Philip José Farmer's Wold Newton Universe), edited by Win Scott Eckert
    MonkeyBrain Books, ISBN 1-932265-14-7, trade paperback, 10/2005
  • Online: read it here
    [As by David Vincent, Jr.]

John Picacio
 

Power, Dennis E. - "White-Skinned Grey-Eyed God"
Article in which Power researches the origin of the name or names of Tarzan, or Zan Tar, or Sahhindar, or ....


Charles Berlin
 

Power, Dennis E. - "When Day Breaks the Stone God Awakens"
Are the worlds of Ulysses Singing Bear -in The Stone God Awakens- and the Dayworld series the same? Or otherwise related? Because stoning technology is used in both worlds. In the article all kinds of connections are being made between these and other PJF stories.


Jason Robert Bell
   

Power, Dennis E. & Coogan, Dr. Peter M. - "John Carter: Torn from Phoenician Dreams"

Article.
  • Myths for the Modern Age (Philip José Farmer's Wold Newton Universe), edited by Win Scott Eckert
    MonkeyBrain Books, ISBN 1-932265-14-7, trade paperback, 10/2005
  • Online: read it here

John Picacio
   

Powers, Richard Gid - "Introduction"

This introduction is followed by Farmer's comments.

   

Powers, Richard Gid - "Introduction"

   

Preiss, Byron - "Introduction"
An introduction to the story "Greatheart Silver in Showdown at Shootout".
  • Weird Heroes - Volume 1, edited by Byron Preiss
    Pyramid (A3746), ISBN 0-515-03746-X, paperback, 10/1975
    Ibooks, ISBN 0-7434-7955-6, paperback, 04/2004
    [Also with an author's foreword and afterword by PJF.]

Jim Steranko
   

Preiss, Byron - "Introduction"
An introduction to the story "The Return of Greatheart Silver".
  • Weird Heroes - Volume 2, edited by Byron Preiss
    Pyramid (A4044), ISBN 0-515-04044-4, paperback, 12/1975
    [Also with an author's foreword.]

Jim Steranko
   

Preiss, Byron - "Introduction"

An introduction to the story "Greatheart Silver in the First Command".
  • Weird Heroes - Volume 6, edited by Byron Preiss
    Pyramid (M4037), ISBN 0-515-04037-1, paperback, 04/1977

Steve Hickman
   

Preiss, Byron - "Introduction"

An introduction to the story "Savage Shadow".
  • Weird Heroes - Volume 8, edited by Byron Preiss
    Jove/HBJ (M4257), ISBN 0-515-04257-9, paperback, 11/1977
    [Also a foreword by PJF.]

Steve Hickman
   

Pringle, David - "A Feast Unknown"

Critical essay and review of the novel A Feast Unknown. "...It has a strong sexual (and specifically sado-masochistic) content which many readers may find repugnant. Certainly, it is unsuitable for children. However, it is not merely a sick and exploitative exercise in 'talking dirty': it is written with a verve and imaginative force which have kept the book alive. At times it is very funny, but it can be seen to have a serious purpose ... a fantasy-romance quite unlike any other in modern popular fiction..."
  • Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels, edited by David Pringle
    Grafton, ISBN 0-246-13214-0, hardcover, -/1988
    Grafton, ISBN 9-246-13420-8, trade paperback, -/1988 
    Peter Bedrick, ISBN 0-87226-328-2, hardcover, -/1989
    Peter Bedrick, ISBN 0-87226-219-7, trade paperback, -/1989
Max Ernst
   

Pringle, David - "Philip José Farmer"

Entry, with an overview of PJF's writing career, mentioning along the way -with a brief description- every major novel, story or series.
  • The Science Fiction Encyclopedia, edited by Peter Nicholls
    Doubleday, ISBN 0-385-13000-7, hardcover, -/1979 
    Doubleday/Dolphin, ISBN 0-385-14743-0, trade paperback, -/1979
    Granada, ISBN 0-246-11020-1, hardcover, -/1979
    Granada/Panther, ISBN 0-586-05380-8, trade paperback, -/1981

Dave Christensen
   

Pringle, David - "Philip José Farmer"

Entry, a short introduction to his writing: "Besides being an enormously inventive and daring sub-creator of his own astonishing world, Farmer is also a kind of Midas, in that his literary touch turns pulp icons into gold."
  • The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (The Definitive Illustrated Guide), edited by David Pringle
    Carlton Books, ISBN 1-85868-188-X, hardcover, -/1996
    JG Press, ISBN 1-57215-212-5, hardcover, -/1996 

from the film Metropolis
   

Pringle, David - "The Unreasoning Mask"
Critical essay/review in which Pringle praises PJF's The Unreasoning Mask highly: "...a late work which shows us Farmer at his most intriguing ... The Unreasoning Mask is a metaphysical space opera on the grandest scale ... this is a work of outrageously extravagant fancy, narrated for the most part in rather dry style... it is a a very odd book from a wayward talent...".
  • Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels, by David Pringle
    Xanadu, ISBN 0-947761-11-X, hardcover, 10/1985
    Xanadu, ISBN 0-947761-10-1, trade paperback, 10/1985
    Carroll & Graf, ISBN 0-88184-259-1, hardcover, -/1986
    Carroll & Graf, ISBN 0-88184-346-6, trade paperback, -/1987
    Carroll & Graf, ISBN 0-7867-0481-0, trade paperback, -/1997

   

Pringle, David and Clute, John - "Philip José Farmer"

Entry. This article is with permission of the authors published on this site, as "The Most Anarchic SF Writer".
  • The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, edited by John Clute and Peter Nicholls
    Orbit, ISBN 1-85723-124-4, hardcover, -/1993
    St.Martin's Press, ISBN 0-312-09618-6, hardcover, -/1993
    St.Martin's/Griffin, ISBN 0-312-13486-X, trade paperback, 11/1995
    [With an updated supplement.]
    SFBC (no #), no ISBN, hardcover, 02/1996
    [With an updated supplement.]
    Orbit, ISBN 1-85723-897-4, trade paperback, 11/1999
    [Updated version.]
  • Grolier Science Fiction: The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
    Grolier, CD-Rom, 1996
    [An updated version from the 1993 book.]
  • Online: read it here


Chris Moore
   
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