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Two books from Colombia
9 Jul 2017
 
My North American friend Fred Fischer visits the family of his wife in Colombia regularly. As always he also visits some second hand bookshops in Bogota, but never found any translated Farmer books, published in Colombia, for his collection.
But the last time he visited the city Pereira. He wrote me: «I was looking through some used SF books at the oldest bookstore in Pereira, and a title caught my attention.»

That title was Los porticos de la creation (The Gates of Creation), published in Colombia by Deimos Editores. Other that it was printed in 1981 in Colombia, the book gives no further publication information.
Neither Fred nor I are sure if this is an authorized or unauthorized printing. The text of the novel is an exact copy of the Spanish publication by Dronte in 1977, printed from the same plates.


Searching the internet for more information about Deimos and its publications we came accross other titles, for instance by Robert Sheckley and Hayden Howard. All with exactly the same cover illustration.
And we found yet another title by Farmer, El dios de piedra despierta (The Stone God Awakens). Again with the same cover. This one was published before by Dronte (Spain) in 1976.

I found no futher informatio about Deimos Editores, and it is unknown if there was a relationship between Dronte and Deimos. I only know that there are two more books on my wantlist...
Finally received: Mundo infierno
10 Jun 2017
 
It took some time for this book, Mundo infierno, to reach my home. It's delivery was delayed two times, and then I received the message that it was returned to the sender, Amazon in Germany. My home address was not correct. Excuse me?
I immediately ordered it another time, and received it within a week. At the same home address as given with the first shipment.

Publisher and bookshop Gigamesh in Barcelona, Spain, did a great job with this book. It is a very nicely made trade paperback, with a new translation of the novel Inside Outside.
It also includes a bibliography of all of Farmer's book publications, with the Spanish translations.

The book was published i
n November 2016. It's cover illustration is done by Alejandro Terán.
Sure hope that Gigamesh will publish more of Farmer's work in Spain.

I added the new information on the bookpage.
New Spanish publication
22 May 2017
 
The bookshop Gigamesh in Barcelona, Spain, is also publishing a new series of science fiction books. The shop is huge and very interesting. They have many new as well as a lot of second hand books in the shop. I have been there once a few years back and bought several of Philip José Farmer's Spanish editions for my collection.



In November 2016 Gigamesh published
a translation of Inside Outside, Mundo infierno. I only saw it recently and ordered a copy from Amazon, which I expected last week. Just got a note that it got delayed and will be delivered next week.
Strange thing is that I cannot find this publication on the website of Gigamesh.
I add the new information on the bookpage as soon as I receive the publication.
Sequel to the Peerless Peer
30 Apr 2017
 
I received my ordered copy of The Adventure of the Fallen Stone (Being the First Part of the Account of The Dynamics of a Meteor), by John H. Watson, M.D., edited by Win Scott Eckert.
It was presented on March 25th at a signing session at Fleur Fine Books in Port Neches (TX).



From the back cover: «Join Holmes, Watson, sleuths Harry Dickson and J. Saxon Blake—intriguingly, both master detectives with digs on Baker Street, who greatly resemble Holmes in demeanor, speech, and aspect—and the alluring Isis Vanderhoek as they race across England in pursuit of a master villain and a stolen flower with remarkable medicinal properties.
  • WHAT is the mysterious lotus vitae?
  • HOW is it related to a meteor that fell in Yorkshire in 1795?
  • WILL Holmes and company success in preventing the nefarious Von Bork’s latest scheme?»
You can order Win Scott Eckert's story, a chapbook of 24 pages, from Meteor House for $8, plus shipping. There are only 200 copies, signed by the author.
 
The story is a sequel to Farmer's The Adventure of the Peerless Peer. By chance and nearly together I received a copy of the Canadian edition of the 1976 Dell paperback. That one was already known in the bibliography, but it was difficult to find a copy for my own collection.
Man of War - A Two Hawks Adventure
8 Apr 2017
 
Did you like Philip José Farmer's novel Two Hawks from Earth (1979)? It was originally published with the title The Gate of Time (1966), but Farmer revised and expanded the original text for the later retitled publication. Farmer never wrote anything more about Roger Two Hawks, but Heidi Ruby Miller did. First she wrote the story "Dakota's Gate", and now we have an announced novella by her.



From the announcement of the publisher, Meteor House:
«In Heidi Ruby Miller’s short story “Dakota’s Gate” (Worlds of Philip José Farmer 3), set on Earth 3, North America never advanced past stone tools and rock shelters. But that’s where Two Hawks met another gate traveler, Dakota Cummings. It was Dakota, a woman turned friend and lover, who pulled him through a gate to her Earth, the most alien and deadly of all.

Earth 4. Two hundred years in the future. A war thirty-six thousand feet underwater. Two Hawks must draw upon all he’s learned during his gate travels in order to survive war between technologically advanced humans and their far-future hybrid cousins. This time more than just his and Dakota’s lives are at stake—the fate of an entire world is in his hands.

Featuring cover art by Mark Wheatley, an introduction by Christopher Paul Carey, and the short story “Dakota’s Gate” as a prelude, Man of War is a 24,500-word novella full of the action and adventure you’d expect of Philip José Farmer’s Roger Two Hawks.»

It will be published in both limited and signed hardcover and in trade paperback. Order is now from Meteor House. It will be published in the Summer of this year. Probably at FarmerCon.
La Nuit de la lumière
8 Apr 2017
 
French publisher Le Livre de Poche brought in February 2017 a second printing of the collection La Nuit de la lumière. It got a different cover than the first printing (2008).

It is in fact a translation of the collection Father to the Stars, but it also contains both parts of the novel The Night of Light.

From the cover:
«L'étonnant Philip José Farmer, l'auteur du cycle du Fleuve de l'Éternité, transgesse une fois encore les limites de la morale, et peut-être celles de la Foi.
À l'autre bout de l'univers.»
Tales of Alien Life
2 Apr 2017
 
Dover Publications published in March 2017 the new anthology Strangers No More.
Subtitle is 'Tales of Alien Life by Science Fiction Masters'. All authors except one, Al Sevcik, are well known names, and are really masters in this genre.

There are eight stories in this book. Of Philip José Farmer it contains the novella "Rastignac the Devil", originally published in 1954 in the magazine Fantastic Universe.

The cover blurb gives: «Philip José Farmer's "Rastignac the Devil" tells of a fight against despotism 300 years in the future.»
Amazon originally announced it with: «Includes atmospheric original illustrations.» But there are no illustrations in the book.
The God Business received
2 Apr 2017
 
Armchair Fiction keeps publishing their series of 'Double Novels'. More often with novellas than novels by the way.
The books look a lot like the old Ace Doubles did. With two covers, on the front and the back. Only difference is that the stories in the books from Armchair are not back-to-back like the old Ace books.

Farmer's novella "The God Business" (1954) was published last January in the series. The other novella in this publication is "The Naked Goddess" by S.J. Byrne.

The cover art, on the back cover, is by Scott Templar, and is the same as with the first publication in the magazine Beyond in 1954.
 
Die Welt der tausend Ebenen as German eBooks
31 Mar 2017
 
German publisher Heyne, nowadays part of Random House, published in December 2016 six of the seven books of the World of Tiers (Die Welt der tausend Ebenen) series as eBooks.
Oddly enough Heyne did not translate the 'real' sixth novel, More Than Fire, into German. Neither did the original publisher of the series in Germany, Knaur, by the way. Red Orc's Rage (Der Zorn des Roten Lords) is not a real part of, only connected to the series.

The six novels are:
- Meister der Dimensionen (The Maker of Universes);
- Welten wie Sand (The Gates of Creation);
- Lord der Sterne (A Private Cosmos);
- Hinter der irdischen Bühne (Behind the Walls of Terra);
- Planet der schmelzenden Berge (The Lavalite World);
- Der Zorn des Roten Lords (Red Orc's Rage).


The six eBooks are available for the Kindle, for about €4,00 (or $4) per book. 
Novella "The God Business"
30 Mar 2017
 
Farmer's novella "The God Business" (1954) was published last January by publisher Armchair Fiction, in an omnibus.
The other novella in this publication is "The Naked Goddess" by S.J. Byrne.

The cover art, on the back cover, is by Scott Templar, and is the same as with the first publication in the magazine Beyond in 1954.

The book, trade paperback, costs $12.95 and is available through Amazon.
I expect my copy any day now, and will then add it on the story page. 
Many more Italian fake covers
1 Mar 2017
 
In December 2016 we had an entry about an Italian magazine cover of Opar, la città immortale (Hadon of Ancient Opar). Christopher Paul Carey, chronicler of several Opar stories, had found this one on the internet and asked me if I knew anything about the publication.

My research showed it to be a fake cover, of an unpublished magazine. My conclusion was confirmed in January 2017 by Ralf Lux from Germany. Years before he had found many covers like the one found by Chris.

Ralf Lux (Simak website) started his search again for the source of these fake covers. He found more than 10,500 covers. They are all published on Photobucket.com, and are done by 'Hari von Olivaw' or 'Attilios'. The number of fake covers is still growing, because there are also very recent titles from different authors added.

Of Farmer's work there are about 120 fake covers, of his novels and of anthologies with his stories. Like the one showed here of Fuga a Opar (Flight to Opar).

Many thanks Ralf, it's a great find! Unbelievable that someone made that many fake covers.
Earlier news

New Publications
In 2017
 
March



The Adventure of the Fallen Stone
by Win Scott Eckert
(chapbook)
 
 
February



La Nuit de la lumière
 
 
January



The God Business
 
In 2016
 
November



Mundo infierno
 
 
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)
 

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Forthcoming Books

The Best of Farmerphile
Anthology with the best works from the fanzine. To be published in the Summer of 2017.
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The Worlds of Philip José Farmer, Volume 5 will be published in 2018 ?.
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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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Up From the Bottomless Pit from Meteor House.

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