Interviews with PJF
All the interviews with Philip José Farmer that have been published in magazines, fanzines and books or published online. This listing is in chronological order on first publication of the interview.
If more than one publication is mentioned, the publication of which a cover scan is included is indicated with a .
The Book of PJF

"Les univers de Philip José Farmer"
Conducted by Jacques Sadoul.
  • (French)
    Le nouveau Planète
    No.18, September 1970
    [Magazine, edited by Jean-Claude Guilbert.]


"Interview with Philip José Farmer"
Conducted by Paul Walker.
  • Luna Monthly #54, September 1974
    [Fanzine, edited by Ann F. Dietz.]
  • (Spanish: "Entrevista con Philip José Farmer")
    El fabuloso barco fluvial
    Dronte (Nueva Dimension no.62), trade paperback, 01/1975
  • Speaking of Science Fiction by Paul Walker
    Luna Publications, ISBN 0-930346-01-7, trade paperback, -/1978
    Luna Publications, ISBN 0-930346-02-5, hardcover, -/1978
  • (Italian: "Intervista con Philip J. Farmer")
    Un amore a Siddo
    La Tribuna / Science Fiction Book Club (No. 53), trade paperback, 01/1978

Dexter Dickinson

"Interview: Philip José Farmer"
Conducted by Jerry Rauth, Paul McGuire and David Truesdale.
  • Tangent No. 2, May 1975 
    [Fanzine. Also with an editoral by Dave Truesdale, "Farmer Revealed as Kilgore Trout", in this issue.]
  • Online: SF Site, March 2009
    [Because of the death of Phil in February 2009 an Epilogue has been added to the interview.]

Mark Gruenwald

"An Interview with Philip José Farmer"
Conducted by David Kraft & Mitch Scheele.
Followed by "Commentary on the Kraft Interview" by Phil Farmer and by "Follow-up Interview" conducted by Richard E. Geis.
  • Science Fiction Review #14, August 1975
    [Fanzine, edited by Richard E. Geis.]

Stephen Fabian

"Science Fiction ist kreative Mythologie, Gespräch mit dem 'Weltenmacher' Philip José Farmer"
Conducted by René Oth.
  • (German)
    Luxemburger Wort, June 4, 1976
    [Newspaper in Luxembourg.]


"Philip José Farmer"
Conducted by David Pringle.
  • Vector #81, May-June 1977
    [Journal of the British Science Fiction Association.]

Eaianne Cooke

"An Interview: Philip José Farmer"
Conducted by Jay Kay Klein, Chris Steinbrunner, Peter Gill and Charles McKee.
  • Bakka Magazine #6, Fall 1977

Derek Carter

"A Talk with Philip José Farmer"
Conducted by Marty Klug.
  • Whizzard #10 (Vol.2), Fall 1977

Craig Anderson

"Interview med Philip Jose Farmer: Sf er et redskab"
Conducted by Erik H. Swiatek & Niels Dalgaard.
  • (Danish)
    Proxima nr.12/13, October 1977
    [Danish fanzine. In this issue also several photos of the Farmers at Fabula77 in Denmark.]

Lars Beierholm

"Philip José Farmer Interview"
Conducted by Chris Landry.
  • Alpha Log 6, March/April 1978
    [Space:1999 newsletter.]
  • Read it online (PDF)


"Interview with Philip José Farmer"
Conducted by Jim Purviance.
  • Pulsar, Summer 1979
    [Fanzine. In this issue also an article by PJF.]


"An Interview with Philip José Farmer"
Conducted by Philip A. Shreffler.
  • Xenophile #42, September-October 1979
    [Fanzine. In this issue also an article by These Ven about Farmer.]

Frank Hamilton

"Philip José Farmer"
Conducted by Charles Platt.

  • Dream Makers (The Uncommon People Who Write Science Fiction), by Charles Platt
    Berkley, ISBN 0-425-04668-0, paperback, 11/1980
    [With a photo of PJF and with Bibliographical Notes.]
  • Who Writes Science Fiction, by Charles Platt
    Savoy, ISBN 0-86130-048-3, trade paperback, -/1980
    [With a photo of PJF and with Bibliographical Notes.]
  • (German: "Philip José Farmer")
    Gestalter der Zukunft (Science Fiction und wer sie macht), by Charles Platt
    Hohenheim (Edition SF), ISBN 3-8147-0021-X, hardcover, 04/1982
    [With a photo of PJF and with Bibliographical Notes.]
  • (French: "Philip José Farmer")
    Univers 1982, edited by Jacques Sadoul
    J'ai Lu (No.1340), ISBN 2-277-21340-3, paperback, 06/1982
  • Dream Makers (Science Fiction And Fantasy Writers At Work), by Charles Platt
    Xanadu [UK], ISBN 0-947761-14-4, hardcover, 11/1986
    Unger [US], ISBN 0-8044-2745-3, hardcover, 03/1987
    [Revised edition; composed of updated profiles published in Dream Makers (1980) and Dream Makers II (1983) and completely new profiles. With a photo of PJF and with Bibliographical Notes.]


Oliviero Berni

Video Graffiti

"Philip José Farmer"
Conducted by John Bowles.
  • Starburst No. 32, Volume 3, Number 8, -/1981
    [Magazine. The book reviews in the column 'Book World' give way this time to an interview with PJF.]


"Rencontre avec l'auteur: Philip José Farmer"
Conducted by Martine Blond & Jean-Pierre Moumon.
  • (French)
    n° 2, (April-May-June) 1981
    [Fanzine. Next to the interview is the story "The Volcano", translated as "Le Volcan", in the same issue.]

Pierre D. Lacroix

"Philip José Farmer"
Conducted by E.E. Gilpatrick.
  • Fantasy Newsletter #50, August 1982

John Gandour

"Interview with Philip José Farmer"
Conducted by Michael Korolenko and Katherine Neville.
  • The Baum Bugle #76, Spring 1983

John R. Neill

"Philip José Farmer: Riverworld, God, and Insect Lovers"
Conducted by Darrell Schweitzer.
  • (German: "Interview mit Philip José Farmer")
    Bizarre Beziehungen
    Knaur, ISBN 3-426-05771-9, paperback, 12/1983
    Heyne (Band 4935), ISBN 3-453-05854-2, paperback, -/1992
  • Amazing, November 1984
  • (German: "Interview mit Philip José Farmer")
    Jenseits von Raum und Zeit
    Heyne (Band 4387), ISBN 3-453-00978-9, paperback, -/1987
  • Midnight Zoo Volume 1 Issue #4, 1991
    [Small press magazine.]
  • ("An interview with Philip José Farmer")
    The Bulletin No. 150, Summer 2001
    [With an update to the original interview.]
  • ("Philip José Farmer")
    Speaking of the Fantastic II (Interviews With the Masters of Science Fiction and Fantasy) by Darrell Schweitzer
    Wildside Press, ISBN 0-8095-1072-3, trade paperback, -/2004

Alex Schomburg

Donald W. Schank

George Barr

"Philip José Farmer"
Conducted by William D. Vernon.
  • The Sound of Wonder: Interviews from "The Science Fiction Radio Show", Volume 2, edited by Daryl Lane, David Carson and William Vernon
    Oryx Press, ISBN 0-89774-233-8, trade paperback, 1985
    [Transcripts of the interview with PJF and nine others.]


"Thrust Profile: Philip José Farmer"
Conducted by E.E. Gilpatrick.
  • Thrust #22, Spring/Summer 1985

Mike Romesberg

"Philip José Farmer: His Apocalyptic Life"
Conducted by Will Murray.
  • Starlog #155, May 1990
    (part 1)
  • Starlog #156, July 1990
    (part 2)


"Philip José Farmer: Chasing the Golden Glow"
Conducted by Charles N. Brown.
  • Locus #353, June 1990


"De man die Tarzan een seksleven gaf - een interview met Philip José Farmer"
Conducted by unknown.
  • (Dutch)
    Het Parool, 19..?
  • (Dutch)
    Er was eens..., edited by Jaques Post
    Meulenhoff, ISBN 90-290-4070-X, paperback, -/1992

Nico Keulers

"Pilgrimage to Peoria - Interview with Philip José Farmer"
Conducted by Michael Croteau and Craig Kimber.


"Of Creatures and Cultures"
Conducted by Nancy Ridgeway.

James Warhola

"Philip José Farmer"
Conducted by Tracy Knight.
  • Online: MysteryPages.com, October 1998
    [The site of MysteryPages.com has changed its name and address to www.themysteryplace.com, but this interview has gone. The old internet address was at www.mysterypages.com.]
  • Mystery Scene #66, January 2000
    [This is a somewhat edited and shortened version of the earlier online interview.]


"A Conversation with Philip José Farmer"
Conducted by Terry Bibo.


"A Novel is a Novel: Interview with P.J. Farmer"
Conducted by Carlos Orsi Martinho.
  • Online: Intempol (Brazil), September 2004
    [The short interview is in English. The website intempol.com.br is not online anymore.]


"At Play in the Fields of a Lord"
Farmerphile Interviews Danny Adams & Philip José Farmer, conducted by the editors of Farmerphile.

Shannon Robicheaux

"Bordering on the Absurd"
Conducted by Danny Adams in August 1997, but only published for the first time in 2010.

Keith Howell

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