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Books

The following is a list of the books by Philip José Farmer. Many of the books have been printed repeatedly in paperback but we have not listed each printing unless it has new cover art or is by a different publisher. Many of Farmer's books are collections of short stories, these can be found on the Short Story Collection Page. If the cover artist is known, their name is listed in {brackets}.

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THE GREEN ODYSSEY thumbs  reviews
Publisher's note, Ballantine, 1957
hardcover, Ballantine 57-10603, 1957 first printing {Richard Powers}
paperback, Ballantine 210, 1957 (simultaneous with hardcover) {Richard Powers}
paperback, Ballantine U2345, 1966 second printing {Richard Powers}
paperback, Sphere 3440-1, 1976 first British printing {Angus McKie}
hardcover, Gregg 2414-9, 1978 {No Dust Jacket}
paperback, Berkley 06159-0, 1983 {Carl Lundgren}
hardcover, Book-of-the-Month Club, 1990 {Robert C. Raines}
ebook, 2003 Renaissance Ebooks
paperback, Ramble House, 2004 {Gavin L. O'Keefe} Buy from Ramble House
Farmer's first book length publication. Alan Green is a shipwrecked astronaut on a strange planet. When he hears rumors of two other shipwrecked space travelers he decides to try to find them. Just one problem, his wife and kids insist on tagging along. More adventure than science fiction but that is true of many of Farmer's books.

FLESH thumbs  reviews
paperback, Galaxy-Beacon 277, 1960 first printing {Gerald McConnell}
hardcover, Doubleday 68-11784, 1968 revised and expanded {Unknown}
paperback, Signet T-3861, 1969 {Unknown}
hardcover, Rapp & Whiting 126-6, 1969 first British hardcover {Unknown}
paperback, Panther 03400-5, 1970 {Unknown}
paperback, Signet Y-6767, later printing {Pepper}
paperback, Sphere 3439-8, 1979 {Peter Elson}
paperback, Signet 09787-4, 1981 with LORD TYGER {Pepper}
In STRANGE RELATIONS, Baen, 2006 {Clyde Caldwell}
paperback, Titan Books, 2013 {Unknown} Buy from amazon.com
Kindle ebook, Titan Books, 2013 {Unknown} Buy from amazon.com
Richard Stagg and his crew return to earth after many adventures and much time in cold sleep. 800 years have passed and things are not as they used to be. Farmer continues to push the sexual envelope in this lusty tale of a very strange earth.

A WOMAN A DAY thumbs  reviews
originally a novella titled Moth and Rust in Startling Stories
paperback, Galaxy-Beacon 291, 1960 first printing {Gerald McConnell}
paperback, Lancer 73-715, 1968 (retitled THE DAY OF TIMESTOP) {Kelly Freas}
paperback, Lancer 74-616, 1970 (retitled TIMESTOP!) {Gene Szafran}
paperback, Quartet 31146-1, 1973 (retitled TIMESTOP!) first British printing {Unknown}
paperback, Quartet 31146-1, 1977 (retitled TIMESTOP!) {Unknown}
paperback, Berkley 04526-9, 1980 {Unknown}
This story, originally published in Startling Stories as Moth and Rust, is the sequel to The Lovers. In Moth and Rust the woman are being smuggled in from Ozagen but in A Woman A Day they are genetically altered humans. This book was also printed as THE DAY OF TIMESTOP and TIMESTOP!

THE LOVERS thumbs  reviews
originally a novella in Startling Stories
paperback, Ballantine 507K, 1961 expanded first printing {Richard Powers}
paperback, Ballantine 02762, 1972 second printing
uncorrected proof, Del Rey 1979
hardcover, Del Rey 28032-6, 1979 revised first hardcover {Unknown}
paperback, Del Rey 28691-X, 1981 {Les Katz}
paperback, Corgi 11911-3, 1982 {Jim Burns}
In STRANGE RELATIONS, Baen, 2006 {Clyde Caldwell}
A shorter version of this story first appeared in Startling Stories Aug, 1952 (his first sci-fi story) which won Farmer his first Hugo Award. Hal Yarrow, the main character is a linguist (many of Farmer's characters are linguists) who is studying the languages on another planet. He discovers that the planet has been visited by humans before and he falls in love with a descendant of those previous visitors. However, she is not what she seems.

CACHE FROM OUTER SPACE thumbs
paperback, Ace F-165, 1962 (one half of Ace Double) first printing {Ed Emshwiller}
paperback, Tor 48511-5, 1981 as THE CACHE including Rastignac the Devil and They Twinkled Like Jewels, {Eric Ladd}
paperback, Tor 48534-4, 1981 as THE CACHE including Rastignac the Devil and They Twinkled Like Jewels, {Eric Ladd}
paperback, Tor 53755-6, 1986 as THE CACHE including Rastignac the Devil and They Twinkled Like Jewels, {Eric Ladd}
This story is set in the distant future of earth. The main character is a young man who is sent on a quest to find a better place for his tribe to live. He eventually accomplished far more than he set out to do. Including finding artifacts from the far past (a space ship).

FIRE AND THE NIGHT thumbs
paperback, Regency RB118, 1962 first printing {Diane & Leo Dillon}
hardcover, Subterranean Press, 2009 in the collection THE OTHER IN THE MIRROR {Bob Eggleton} Buy from Subterranean Press
Farmer's first mainstream book. A story about a white man and a black women who are coworkers at a steel mill. He finds himself attracked to her but can't figure out why she, a married woman, would be attracted to him. The answer is rather shocking and I'm surprised that this book did not get more attention, both good and bad.

INSIDE OUTSIDE thumbs  reviews
paperback, Ballantine U2192, 1964 first printing {Unknown}
paperback, Equinox E22830, 1975 {Jack Wyrs}
paperback, Berkley Medallion 04041-0, 1979 {Theakston}
hardcover, Gregg 2622-2, 1980 first hardcover {No Dust Jacket}
paperback, Granada, 1982 {Unknown}
Where do souls come from? Where do they live before they inhabit the body of a living person? This is one of Farmer's stranger books and one of the few that I did not enjoy very much.

TONGUES OF THE MOON thumbs  reviews
first printed as a novella in Amazing Stories
paperback, Pyramid R-1055, 1964 first printing {Ed Emshwiller}
paperback, Pyramid T-2240, 1970 {Ed Emshwiller}
paperback, Jove 04595-0, 1978 {Eric Ladd}
paperback, Corgi 11821-4, 1981 first British printing {Unknown}
As much sci-fi as action story. You're on the moon when nuclear war breaks out on earth and then people start shooting at you. Let the fun begin. An enjoyable story that does not have any connection or reference to any of Farmer's other books or themes, which is rare. I may need to reread it just to be sure.

THE MAKER OF UNIVERSES thumbs  reviews
paperback, Ace F-367, 1965 first printing {Jack Gaughan}
paperback, Sphere 3453-3, 1970 first British printing {Melvyn}
hardcover, Garland 1408-1, 1975 first hardcover {No Dust Jacket}
paperback, Sphere 3444-4, 1975 first British printing {Peter Goodfellow}
paperback, Ace 51621-1, 1977 first printing with Boris cover {Boris Vallejo}
paperback, Sphere 3427-4, 1978 fourth British {Melvyn Grant}
paperback, Ace 51624-6, fifth printing {Boris Vallejo}
hardcover, Phantasia 07-7, 1980 limited to 200 signed copies {Doug Beekman}
hardcover, Phantasia 07-7, 1980 limited to 1000 copies {Doug Beekman}
in the World of Tiers Vol 1 hardcover, SFBC 3698, 1981 {Boris Vallejo}
paperback, Berkley 07378-5, 1984 {Boris Vallejo}
in the World of Tiers 1 trade paperback, Sphere, 1986 {Mark Harrison}
in the World of Tiers Vol 1 hardcover, Tor, 1996 {Boris Vallejo}
in the World of Tiers Vol 1 trade paperback, Tor, 1996 {Boris Vallejo} Buy from amazon.com
in the World of Tiers hardcover, SFBC 35725, 2001 {Boris Vallejo}
Book one of the World of Tiers series. Robert Wolff blows a special horn and finds himself in another universe. In a short time his hair grows back, he loses the extra weight around his middle and he gets younger. Then the adventures begin. Kickaha the Trickster, Paul Janus Finnegan (note the initials) is the person Philip José Farmer said he wishes he could be. Farmer at his best, a lot of action and his incredible imagination.

DARE thumbs  reviews
paperback, Ballantine U2193, 1965 first printing {Abbet}
paperback, Quartet 31165-8, 1974 first British printing {Unknown}
paperback, Orbit 1165-8, 1977 {Unknown}
cover proof, Berkley 1979 {Theakston}
paperback, Berkley 03953-6, 1979 {Theakston}
paperback, Berkley 03953-6, 1979 2nd Berkley printing {Unknown}
hardcover, Gregg 2621-4, 1980 first hardcover {No Dust Jacket}
paperback, IDW, 2009 {Dave Gutierrez} Buy from amazon.com
Similar to The Lovers in that our hero falls in love with a female that is not human but there is much more to this story. Once again, a glimpse of Farmer's imagination reminds me why I am not a writer. A very enjoyable book.

THE GATES OF CREATION thumbs  reviews
paperback, Ace F-412, 1966 first printing {Gray Morrow}
paperback, Sphere 3452-5, 1970 first British printing {Melvyn}
paperback, Sphere 3443-6, 1975 {Peter Goodfellow}
publisher's note, Ace, 1977
paperback, Ace 27387-4, 1977 {Boris Vallejo}
paperback, Ace 27389-0, 1981 {Boris Vallejo}
hardcover, Phantasia 08-5, 1981 first hardcover limited to 250 signed copies {George Barr}
hardcover, Phantasia 08-5, 1981 limited to 750 copies {George Barr}
in the World of Tiers Vol 1 hardcover, SFBC 3698, 1981 {Boris Vallejo}
paperback, Sphere 3428-2, 1982 {Melvin}
paperback, Berkley 07193-6, 1984 {Boris Vallejo}
in the World of Tiers 1 trade paperback, Sphere, 1986 {Mark Harrison}
in the World of Tiers Vol 1 hardcover, Tor, 1996 {Boris Vallejo}
in the World of Tiers Vol 1 trade paperback, Tor, 1996 {Boris Vallejo} Buy from amazon.com
in the World of Tiers hardcover, SFBC 35725, 2001 {Boris Vallejo}
Book two of the World of Tiers series. I was disappointed because this book centers on Robert Wolff (Jadawin) where book one was about Jadawin and Kickaha. Jadawin's wife is kidnapped by another Lord and to get her back he has to travel to another world which was designed for the purpose of trapping him.

THE GATE OF TIME thumbs  reviews
paperback, Belmont B50-717, 1966 first printing {Unknown}
paperback, Belmont 75-2016, 1970 {Unknown}
paperback, Quartet 31171-2, 1974 first British printing {Mike Little}
paperback, Ace 83365-9, 1979 (expanded) as TWO HAWKS FROM EARTH {Boris Vallejo}
paperback, Berkley 080092-7, 1985 (expanded) as TWO HAWKS FROM EARTH {Boris Vallejo}
paperback, Monkey Brain, 2009 (expanded) as TWO HAWKS FROM EARTH {Lee Moyer} Buy from MonkeyBrain Books
Farmer did not care for the title and released an expanded version in 1979 called TWO HAWKS FROM EARTH published by Ace books. Roger Two Hawks bails out of his airplane in the middle of a battle in WWII. When he landed he was still in the middle of a war but it was on a different version of earth. This book does not disappoint, especially the surprise at the end.

NIGHT OF LIGHT thumbs  reviews
First appeared as a novella in Fantasty & Science Fiction, June 1957
paperback, Berkley F1248, 1966 first printing {Lehr}
paperback, Berkley S2249, 1972 second printing {Richard Powers}
paperback, Berkley S2249, 1972 third printing {Richard Powers}
paperback, Berkley 03366-X, 1977 {Di Fate}
paperback, Penguin 003392-0, 1972 first British printing {David Pelham}
hardcover, Garland 1409-X, 1975 first hardcover {No Dust Jacket}
paperback, Penguin, 1982 {Tony Roberts}
paperback, Berkley 06291-0, 1983 {Unknown}
hardcover, Subterranean Press, 2009 in the collection THE OTHER IN THE MIRROR {Bob Eggleton} Buy from Subterranean Press
Originally published as a short story in 1957. John Carmondy (see FATHER TO THE STARS) is on the planet Dante's Joy. Most people sleep during the Night of Light, those who do not are never the same again. Jimi Hendrix read this story and saw the words 'Purple Haze' and got an inspiration.

A PRIVATE COSMOS thumbs  reviews
paperback, Ace G-724, 1968 first printing {Jack Gaughan}
paperback, Sphere 3451-7, 1970 first British printing {Melvyn}
paperback, Sphere 3442-6, 1975 {Peter Goodfellow}
paperback, Ace 67952-8, 1977 {Boris Vallejo}
paperback, Ace 67954-4, 1981 {Boris Vallejo}
hardcover, Phantasia 10-7, 1981 first hardcover limited to 250 signed copies {Eric Ladd}
hardcover, Phantasia 10-7, 1981 limited to 750 copies {Eric Ladd}
in the World of Tiers Vol 2 hardcover, SFBC 3698, 1981 {Boris Vallejo}
paperback, Sphere 3426-6, 1975 {Melvin}
paperback, Berkley 07299-1, 1984 {Boris Vallejo}
in the World of Tiers 1 trade paperback, Sphere, 1986 {Mark Harrison}
in the World of Tiers Vol 1 hardcover, Tor, 1996 {Boris Vallejo}
in the World of Tiers Vol 1 trade paperback, Tor, 1996 {Boris Vallejo} Buy from amazon.com
in the World of Tiers hardcover, SFBC 35725, 2001 {Boris Vallejo}
Book three of the World of Tiers series. My favorite of the Tiers books, all adventure and all Kickaha.

IMAGE OF THE BEAST thumbs  reviews
paperback, Essex House 0108, 1968 first printing {Unknown}
comic book, Last Gasp Eco-Funnies, 1973 {Tim Boxell}
paperback, Quartet 31219-0, 1975 first British printing {Jim Burns}
paperback, Quartet 31219-0, 1976 second printing {Jim Burns}
comic book, Last Gasp Eco-Funnies, 1979 reprint with variant cover {Tim Boxell}
paperback, Playboy 1657-4, 1979 includes BLOWN {Unknown}
paperback, Berkley 06059, 1982 includes BLOWN {Unkown}
trade paperback, Panther 06210-6, 1985 {Chris Moore}
paperback, Grafton 06210-6, 1988 {Chris Moore}
paperback, Rinoceros 56333, 1994 {Unknown}
paperback, Creation Books 84068, 2001 includes BLOWN {John Coulthart}
paperback, Creation Oneiros, 2007 includes BLOWN Buy from amazon.com
Farmer's first "porno" book. Private detective Herald Childe's partner is the victim of a gruesome sexual murder, which is videotaped and sent to the police. Following his only clue and a lucky hunch he discovers not only the murderers but the existance of werewolves, vampires, ghosts and other unimagined horrors. He manages to get his revenge but leaves many questions unanswered.

A FEAST UNKNOWN thumbs  reviews
paperback, Essex House 0121, 1969 first printing {Unknown}
paperback, Quartet 31211-5, 1975 first British printing {Patrick Woodroffe}
hardcover, Fokker D-LXIX Press, 1975 first hardcover limited to 200 signed copies{Rich Corben}
trade paperback, Fokker D-LXIX Press, 1975 limited to 800 copies {Rich Corben}
a short excerpt appeared in JACK THE KNIFE as My Father the Ripper
paperback, Playboy 16586-8, 1980 {Penulva}
paperback, Playboy 16586-8, 1983 {Penulva}
paperback, Grafton 067445-7, 1988 {Peter Elson}
paperback, Rhinoceros, 1995 {Robert Chouraqui}
trade paperback, Titan 2012, {Unknown} Buy from amazon.com
Kindle ebook, Titan 2012, {Unknown} Buy from amazon.com
Not for the squeamish but a great, great book. Two of Farmer's all time favorite characters, Tarzan and Doc Savage (called Caliban here), do their best to kill each other. There is one problem though, they are being manipulated by a secret group called The Nine and every act of violence results in an erection and to kill results in an orgasm. Farmer does have an explanation for this and has a lot of fun with history in the process. This book has everything that Farmer does well, a must read.

BLOWN thumbs  reviews
paperback, Essex House 0139, 1969 first printing {Unknown}
paperback, Quartet 31239-5, 1975 first British printing {Jim Burns}
paperback, Quartet 31239-5, second printing 1976 {Jim Burns}
paperback, Playboy 1657-4, 1979 includes IMAGE OF THE BEAST {Unknown}
paperback, Berkley 06059, 1982 includes IMAGE OF THE BEAST {Unkown}
trade paperback, Grafton 06211-4, 1985 {Chris Moore}
paperback, Grafton 06211-4, 1988 {Chris Moore}
paperback, Creation Books 84068, 2001 includes IMAGE OF THE BEAST {John Coulthard}
paperback, Creation Oneiros, 2007 includes IMAGE OF THE BEAST Buy from amazon.com
Sequel to IMAGE OF THE BEAST. Herald Childe has quit being a detective and gone back to college to study history. One day he sees one of the "people" from his adventure and decides to follow her. He gets caught and becomes their prisoner once again but this time things are different. It turns out that he is actually the son of Lord Byron, who was also one of "them". All of these monsters are aliens and there are two waring groups of them. Both sides want to control Childe because he is the only one who can get them back home. Childe, however, has other plans. Scifi fan and collector Forrest J Ackerman is an unwilling witness to the final outcome.

BEHIND THE WALLS OF TERRA thumbs  reviews
paperback, Ace 71135, 1970 first printing {Gray Morrow}
paperback, Ace 05360, 1974 {Bart Forbes}
paperback, Sphere 3445-2, 1975 first British printing {Peter Goodfellow}
paperback, Ace 05361, 1976 {Bart Forbes}
paperback, Ace 05357-2, 1977 {Boris Vallejo}
paperback, Sphere 3429-0, 1978 {Melvyn}
in the World of Tiers Vol 2 hardcover, SFBC 3698, 1981 {Boris Vallejo}
paperback, Ace 05374-2, 1981 {Boris Vallejo}
hardcover, Phantasia 13-1, 1982 limited to 250 signed copies {Alex Abel}
hardcover, Phantasia 13-1, 1982 limited to 750 copies {Alex Abel}
paperback, Berkley 07558-3, 1984 {Boris Vallejo}
in the World of Tiers 2 trade paperback, Sphere, 1986 {Mark Harrison}
in the World of Tiers Vol 2 hardcover, Tor, 1996 {Boris Vallejo}
in the World of Tiers Vol 2 trade paperback, Tor, 1996 {Boris Vallejo} Buy from amazon.com
in the World of Tiers hardcover, SFBC 35725, 2001 {Boris Vallejo}
Book four of the World of Tiers series. Kickaha finds himself back on earth, which he discovers is not a real planet but a pocket universe made by Red Orc.

LORD OF THE TREES thumbs  reviews
paperback Ace 51375, 1970 (one half of Ace Double), first printing {Gray Morrow}
paperback Ace 49452-5, 1980 with THE MAD GOBLIN {Unknown}
hardcover Severn 0836-2, 1983 first British and only hardcover {Julie Smith}
paperback, Sphere 3488-6, 1983 {Unknown}
paperback Sphere 0366-X, 1988 with THE MAD GOBLIN as EMPIRE OF THE NINE {Unknown}
trade paperback, Titan Books, 2012 {Unknown} Buy from amazon.com
Kindle ebook, Titan Books, 2012 {Unknown} Buy from amazon.com This book and THE MAD GOBLIN are the sequel(s) to A FEAST UNKNOWN. Where as the previous book was rated X these would be rated R for violence (maybe PG-13). Tarzan and Doc Savage realize that they are not enemies and set out to get their revenge. The two stories run simultaneously, our two heroes separate at the beginning of the books and then reunite at the end, each story told from a different point of view. A very interesting idea and the stories themselves are a lot of fun.

THE MAD GOBLIN thumbs  reviews
paperback Ace 51375, 1970 (one half of Ace Double), first printing {Gray Morrow}
paperback Ace 49452-5, 1980 with LORD OF THE TREES {Unknown}
hardcover Severn 1140-1, 1983 first British and only hardcover as KEEPERS OF THE SECRETS {Nigel Hills}
paperback, Sphere 3489-4, 1983 as KEEPERS OF THE SECRETS {Les Edwards}
paperback Sphere 0366-X, 1988 with LORD OF THE TREES as EMPIRE OF THE NINE {Unknown}
trade paperback, Titan Books, 2013 {Unknown} Buy from amazon.com
Kindle ebook, Titan Books, 2013 {Unknown} Buy from amazon.com
See LORD OF THE TREES.

LORD TYGER thumbs  reviews
hardcover, Doubleday 79-89108, 1970 first printing {Seymour Chwast}
paperback, Signet Q5096, 1972 {Pepper}
paperback, Panther 03958-9, 1974 first British printing {Richard Clifton-Dey}
paperback, Signet 09787-4, 1981 with FLESH {Pepper}
paperback, Granada 03598-9, 1985 {Richard Clifton-Dey}
trade paperback, Titan Books, 2012 {Unknown} Buy from amazon.com
Kindle ebook, Titan Books, 2012 {Unknown} Buy from amazon.com
This is purely speculation on my part but picture this: someone asks Philip José Farmer the following question. If you had all the money you needed and could do anything in the world you wanted, what would it be? That could have been the inspiration for this book. Someone who is a little nuts and a lot rich tries to create his own Tarzan. All you need to do is kidnap a young lordling (he must be of good breeding you know), leave him in the jungle in the care of some apes, then wait and see what happens. As a general rule, anything Farmer writes that has anything to do with Tarzan is very good.

LOVE SONG thumbs  reviews
paperback, Brandon House 9BH-6134, 1970 first printing {Unknown}
A short excerpt appeared in Late Date, Vol 7 #3 Apr/May/Jun 1970
A short excerpt appeared in Secret Hours, Vol 8 #1 Jun/Jul/Aug 1970
publisher's letter, Dennis McMillan, 1983
hardcover, Dennis McMillan, 1983 first hardcover limited to 500 signed copies {William McMillan}
hardcover, Dennis McMillan, 1983 first hardcover 2nd state dust jacket {William McMillan}
paperback, Ramble House, 2004 limited to 45 signed and 155 unsigned copies {Gavin L. O'Keefe} Buy from Ramble House
This book was originally submitted to Essex House (IMAGE OF THE BEAST, BLOWN,A FEAST UNKNOWN) but they went out of business before it was printed. Jack Weston has some unusual sexual adventures with a beautiful young woman, and her mother. He barely escapes with his life. The two hardcover dust jackets are foil and very hard to scan. The first state jacket is gold foil, the lines and notes are in dark green with a lighter green shadow. The second state jacket is a lighter foil color and the lines, notes and lettering are in the lighter green color with no shadows. As far as we can tell, there is no set pattern as to which books have the 1st state jacket: (4, 9, 72, 121, 128, 146, 228, 276, 397, 456, 477, 483) and which have the 2nd state jacket: (90, 190, 194, 279, 301, 336, 347, 349, 365, 376, 412). If you have a copy of the hardcover, please email Mike with the number and dust jacket state.

THE STONE GOD AWAKENS thumbs  reviews
paperback, Ace 78650, 1970 first printing {Josh Kirby}
paperback, Ace 78651, 1973 {JB?}
paperback, Panther 04226-1, 1976 first British printing {Bruce Pennington}
paperback, Ace 78654-5, 1980 {Unknown}
paperback, Panther 04226-1, 1979 later British printing {Bruce Pennington}
In the book Flesh, an earthman discovers earth 800 years evolved from what he knows. In this book Ulysses Singing Bear is turned to stone and stays that way for millions of years. It takes a lot of imagination to see what earth may be like millions of years from now and Farmer paints a picture of earth like nothing you have ever seen.

The first half of THE STONE GOD AWAKENS was recreated in the underground comic Normal Bean. There were seven issues printed between 1980 and 1985 before the artist Roland Trenary stopped publishing them.
TO YOUR SCATTERED BODIES GO thumbs  reviews
originally serialized in Worlds of Tomorrow
hardcover, Putnam 77-136810, 1971 first printing {Ira Cohen}
paperback, Berkley S-2057, 1971 first paperback printing {Richard Powers}
paperback, Berkley 425-02333, 1973 second paperback printing {Vincent Di Fate}
hardcover, Rapp & Whiting 190-8, 1973 first British hardcover {Unknown}
paperback, Panther 03939-2, 1974 1st British paperback {Unknown}
paperback, Granada 03939-2, 1979 {Unknown}
paperback, Granada 03939-2, 1980 {Unknown}
hardcover, Gregg 2620-6, 1980 {No Dust Jacket}
hardcover, SFBC 2676, 1980 {Vincent Di Fate}
paperback, Berkley 08198-2, 1981 {Don Ivan Punchatz}
abridged audio book, Warner Audio Publishing, 1985 {Don Ivan Punchatz}
abridged audio book, Warner Audio Publishing 0-681-32773-1, 19?? {Don Ivan Punchatz}
hardcover, Easton Press, 1986 {Richard Powers (interior)}
paperback, Harper Collins 03939-2, 1993 later British paperback{Unknown}
hardcover, 2nd Easton Press edition, 19?? {Richard Powers (interior)}
trade paperback, Del Rey 41967-7, 1998 {John Stevens} Buy from amazon.com
unabridged audio book, Recorded Books, 2001 Buy CD or download from Audible
hardcover, SFBC, 2004 {Unknown}
trade paperback, Tor, 2010 with THE FABULOUS RIVERBOAT as RIVERWORLD {Unknown} Buy from amazon.com
Book one of the Riverworld series and Hugo Award number three. Anyone who reads science fiction is familiar with the premise, everyone who has ever lived (up to 1984) is resurrected on the banks of a million mile long river. Their bodily needs are taken care of and if you are killed you wake up the next morning somewhere else on the river. The true genius of this idea is that Farmer can take any of his heroes, from any period in time, and let them interact. This book looks at Sir Richard Francis Burton, famed translator of the 1001 Arabian Nights and discoverer of the source of the Nile. Burton meets many interesting and famous people and also hangs out with Peter Jarius Frigate (note the initials).

THE FABULOUS RIVERBOAT thumbs  reviews
originally serialized in Worlds of If
hardcover, Putnam 79-174635, 1971 first printing {Richard Powers}
paperback, Berkley 02808-9, 1973 {Vincent Di Fate}
hardcover, Rapp & Whiting 197-5, 1974 first British hardcover {Beverley Lebarrow}
paperback, Panther 03989-9, 1975 {Peter Jones}
paperback, Granada 03989-9, 1978 {Peter Jones}
paperback, Granada 03989-9, 1979 {Peter Jones}
paperback, Granada 03989-9, 1980 {Peter Jones}
hardcover, Gregg 2619-2, 1980 {No Dust Jacket}
hardcover, SFBC 2678, 1980 {Vincent Di Fate}
paperback, Berkley 05012-2, 1981 15th & 16th printings {Don Ivan Punchatz}
paperback, Berkley 05012-2, 1981 17th & 18th printings {Don Ivan Punchatz}
paperback, Grafton 03989-9, 1988 later British printing {Peter Jones}
paperback, Harper Collins 0-586-03989-9, 1993 later British printing {Unknown}
trade paperback, Del Rey 41968-5, 1998 {John Stevens} Buy from amazon.com
unabridged audio book, Recorded Books, 2009 Buy CD or download from Audible
trade paperback, Tor, 2010 with TO YOUR SCATTERED BODIES GO as RIVERWORLD {Unknown} Buy from amazon.com
Book two of the Riverworld series. This time Samuel Clemens is the main character and since sailing is much easier than walking he decides to build a boat and use it to find the source of the river and whatever may be waiting there. The reader also learns more of the secrets of the Riverworld.

THE WIND WHALES OF ISHMAEL thumbs  reviews
paperback, Ace 89237, 1971 first printing {Kelly Freas}
paperback, Quartet 31035-X, 1973 first British printing {Bob Habberfield}
paperback, Quartet 31035-X, 1974 second British printing {Unknown}
paperback, Ace 89238, 1976 {Forbes}
paperback, Ace 89240-X, 1979 {Alexander}
trade paperback, Titan Books, 2013 {Unknown} Buy from amazon.com
Kindle ebook, Titan Books, 2013 {Unknown} Buy from amazon.com
Farmer borrows another character from literature. This time it is Ishmael from Melville's Moby Dick who suddenly finds himself in the far distant future. There are no seas but there are ships and there are whales, both just happen to be flying instead of sailing or swimming.

TARZAN ALIVE thumbs  reviews
hardcover, Doubleday 70-175371, 1972 first printing {Unknown}
paperback, Popular Library 427, 1973 {Richard Amsel}
paperback, Panther 03941-4, 1974 first British printing {Richard Clifton-Dey}
paperback, Popular Library 547, 1976 {ARichard Amsel}
paperback, Playboy 16876-X, 1981 {Unknown}
trade paperback, Bison Books, includes An Exclusive Interview with Lord Greystoke and Extracts from the Memoirs of "Lord Greystoke", 2006 {Jean-Paul Goude} Buy from amazon.com
The first line of the forward reads "This is a biography of a living person." From that point forward Farmer never gives up the premise that Tarzan is real and that he has met him and corresponded with him. He points out where Edgar Rice Burroughs had to guess at facts and where he just made stuff up. By the end of the book he almost has you believing.

TIME'S LAST GIFT thumbs  reviews
paperback, Ballantine 02468-0, 1972 first printing {Gene Szafran}
paperback, Panther 04209-1, 1976 first British printing {Peter Tybus}
paperback, Ballantine 25843-6, 1977 revised {Darrell K. Sweet}
paperback, Panther 04209-1, 1979 second British printing {Unknown}
paperback, Tor 53764-5, 1985 {Kevin Eugene Johnson}
trade paperback, Titan Books, 2012 {Unknown} Buy from amazon.com
Kindle ebook, Titan Books, 2012 {Unknown} Buy from amazon.com
Time travel with a twist that only Philip José Farmer could throw at you. To say anymore would give it away so just read the book.

THE OTHER LOG OF PHILEAS FOGG thumbs  reviews
paperback, DAW #48, 1973 first printing {Jack Gaughan}
paperback, Hamlyn 36747-9, 1979 first British printing {Tony Roberts}
paperback, Tor 48508-5, 1982 {Vincent Di Fate}
paperback, Tor 52468-3, 1988 {Vincent Di Fate}
trade paperback, Titan Books, 2012 {Unknown} Buy from amazon.com
Kindle ebook, Titan Books, 2012 {Unknown} Buy from amazon.com
Jules Verne only knew half of the story when he wrote about Fogg's journey in AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. Two alien races, the Eridani and the Capellas are battling for the control of earth. Most of Fogg's actions, seen and unseen in Jules Vernes tale are really his part in this battle. Of course we run into some other famous people along the way who are not entioned in the original text. I'm surprised that Farmer never used this premise in any other books.

DOC SAVAGE: HIS APOCALYPTIC LIFE thumbs  reviews
hardcover, Doubleday 08488-9, 1973 first printing {Walter Baumhofer}
paperback, Panther 04160-5, 1975 first British printing {Richard Clifton-Dey}
paperback, Bantam Q8834, 1975 expanded {Unknown}
paperback, Playboy 16854-9, 1981 {Ken Barr}
hardcover, (Revised with Bonus Materials) Meteor House, 2013 {Joe Devito} Buy from Meteor House
trade paperback, (Revised) Altus Press, 2013 {Joe Devito}
Everything you ever wanted to know about Doc Savage and some stuff that Farmer figured out on his own. Farmer links this work to TARZAN ALIVE by the extended family tree that is in the front of both books. There are lots of other famous people, both real and imagined, in this amazing family.

TRAITOR TO THE LIVING thumbs  reviews
paperback, Ballantine 23613-0, 1973 first printing {Hans Ulrich & Ute Osterwalder}
paperback, Panther 04200-8, 1975 first British printing {Peter Jones}
paperback, Del Rey 27446-6, 1978 {Michael Whelan}
paperback, Panther 04200-8, 1978 {Unknown}
paperback, Tor 53766-1, 1985 {Victoria Poyser}
An announced sequel to IMAGE OF THE BEAST/BLOWN. Herald Childe changed his name to Gordan Carfax and is teaching in the midwest. Farmer drops a few hints throughout the book as to Gordan's previous identity. Gordan's cousin invents a machine called MEDIUM which lets you talk to the dead. His other cousin claims that he stole the machine from her father. Discovering who really invented the machine is the least of his worries when he discovers what else the machine is capable of.

THE ADVENTURE OF THE PEERLESS PEER thumbs  reviews
hardcover, Aspen Press 06-2, 1974 first printing {Unknown}
paperback, Dell 0042, 1976 {Gadino}
hardcover, in VENUS ON THE HALF-SHELL AND OTHERS, Subterranean Press, 2008 {Eggleton}
trade paperback, Titan Books, 2011 {Martin Stiff} Buy from amazon.com
Kindle ebook, Titan Books, 2011 {Martin Stiff} Buy from amazon.com
What could be more fun (if you're Philip José Farmer) than writing a book where Sherlock Holmes meets Tarzan. They are on the same side but do not always see eye to eye in this amusing book. More humor in this book than any other I can remember. Farmer lists himself as the editor since this story, like all Sherlock Holmes stories, is written by John H. Watson M.D. A shorter extensively rewritten version appeared as The Adventure of the Three Madmen in THE GRAND ADVENTURE.

HADON OF ANCIENT OPAR thumbs  reviews
paperback, DAW #100, 1974 first printing {Roy Krenkel}
paperback, Magnum 01800-2, 1977 first British printing {Bob Fowke}
paperback, DAW #442, 1981 {Clyde Caldwell}
paperback, Methuen, 1983 {Julek Heller}
hardcover omnibus, Subterranean Press, 2012 {Bob Eggleton}
trade paperback, Titan, 2013 {Unknown} Buy from amazon.com
Kindle ebook, Titan, 2013 {Unknown} Buy from amazon.com
The lost city of Opar where Tarzan (you should recognize that name by now) found his wealth. 12,000 years ago it was a thriving city. It takes Farmer's imagination and vision to see that far back to describe the civilization that lived there. Here's a helpful tip, read TIME'S LAST GIFT before you read the Khokarsa books.

VENUS ON THE HALF-SHELL, by Kilgore Trout thumbs  reviews
originally serialized in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
paperback, Dell 6149, 1975 first printing {Gadino}
paperback, Star 39846-9, 1976 first British printing {Gadino}
paperback, Granada 05454-5, 1982 {Gareth Williams}
paperback, Bantam 27531-3, 1988 revised credited to Farmer {Enric}
paperback, Panther, 19?? {Unknown}
hardcover, Buccaneer Books, 1996 first hardcover (library edition) {cloth no dust jacket}
hardcover, in VENUS ON THE HALF-SHELL AND OTHERS, Subterranean Press, 2008 hardcover {Eggleton}
trade paperback, Titan, 2013 {Unknown} Buy from amazon.com
Kindle ebook, Titan, 2013 {Unknown} Buy from amazon.com
When this book was published the author listed was Kilgore Trout. Farmer has gone from writing about fictional characters as real people to writing books by fictional authors. This over the top comedy is Farmer's version of GULLIVER'S TRAVELS. Farmer later wrote some stories by Jonathon Swift Somers III who is a fictional author in this book. In 1988 the book was reprinted, credited to Farmer, and included the introduction "How and Why I Became Kilgore Trout."

IRONCASTLE thumbs  reviews
paperback, DAW #187, 1976 first printing {Roy Krenkel}
Translated from L'étonnant Voyage de Harton Ironcastle
Originally published in 1922 in France by J.H. Rosny who has been called the Edgar Rice Burroughs of France. Who better than Philip José Farmer to translate this story into English for the first time. If you like Burroughs and/or Farmer you will enjoy this. Many times while reading this book, I forgot that it was not originally by Farmer.

FLIGHT TO OPAR thumbs  reviews
paperback, DAW #197, 1976 first printing {Roy Krenkel}
paperback, Magnum 01770-7, 1977 first British printing {Bob Fowke}
paperback, DAW #475, 1982 {Ken W. Kelly}
paperback, Methuen 1983 {Julek Heller}
hardcover omnibus, Subterranean Press, 2012 {Bob Eggleton}
Hadon is back, destined to be king but given an impossible task to perform before he can claim his crown. Raw untamed action adventure, one of the things Farmer does best. Unfortunately, Farmer did not write any more Khokarsa stories.

THE DARK DESIGN thumbs  reviews
uncorrected proof, Putnam, 1977
hardcover, Putnam 12031-9, 1977 first printing {Vincent Di Fate}
paperback, Berkley 03831-9, 1978 {Vincent Di Fate}
paperback, Panther 04835-9, 1979 first British printing {Joe Petagno}
hardcover, SFBC 2579, 1980 {Vincent Di Fate}
paperback, Panther 04835-9, 1982 later British printing {Joe Petagno}
paperback, Berkley 08678-X, 1983 {Don Ivan Punchatz}
hardcover, Severn 1448-6, 1987 first British hardcover {Nigel Hills}
trade paperback, Del Rey 41969-3, 1998 {John Stevens} Buy from amazon.com
unabridged audio book, Recorded Books, 2010 Buy CD or download from Audible
trade paperback, Tor, 2010 {Unknown} Buy from amazon.com
The long awaited book three of the Riverworld series. Sir Richard Francis Burton is back and still searching for the source of the great river and the answer to the eternal question, why are we here? In this book we trade in Sam Clemens' favorite form of travel for Philip José Farmer's, the dirigible.

THE LAVALITE WORLD thumbs  reviews
paperback, Ace 47420-9, 1977 first printing {Boris Vallejo}
paperback, Sphere 3425-8, 1979 first British printing {Terry Oakes}
in the World of Tiers Vol 2 hardcover, SFBC 3698, 1981 {Boris Vallejo}
hardcover, Phantasia 21-2, 1983 first hardcover first hardcover limited to 250 signed copies {Chris Miller}
hardcover, Phantasia 21-2, 1983 limited to 750 copies {Chris Miller}
in the World of Tiers 2 trade paperback, Sphere, 1986 {Mark Harrison}
in the World of Tiers Vol 2 hardcover, Tor , 1996 {Boris Vallejo}
in the World of Tiers Vol 2 trade paperback, Tor, 1996 {Boris Vallejo} Buy from amazon.com
in the World of Tiers hardcover, SFBC 35725, 2001 {Boris Vallejo}
The even longer awaited fifth book of the World of Tiers series. Farmer's inspiration for this book was a lavalamp he saw in a publisher's office one day. Now we have a world created by a Lord where the land is constantly in flux. Here Farmer's ability to create a strange alien world, meets his ability to write adventure as never before.

DARK IS THE SUN thumbs  reviews
uncorrected proof, Del Rey, 1979
publisher's note, Del Rey, 1979
hardcover, Del Rey 27684-1, 1979 first printing {Darrell K. Sweet}
paperback, Del Rey 28950-1, 1980 first paperback printing {Darrell K. Sweet}
hardcover, Granada 11378-2, 1981 {Unknown}
paperback, Granada 05177-5, 1982 {Unknown}
paperback, Del Rey 33201-6, 1985 fourth printing {Darrell K. Sweet}
paperback, Del Rey 33956, 1987 fifth printing {Darrell K. Sweet}
unabridged audio book, Blackstone Audiobooks, 2009 Buy CD or download from Audible
Farmer's first attempt at the "long epic journey" (at least in one book). There are interesting concepts and artifacts (Farmer always comes up with something to make you go "wow") in this book but not all of them are explained. One of the few books I did not enjoy very much, mostly because it was too long.

JESUS ON MARS thumbs  reviews
paperback, Pinnacle 40184-1, 1979 first printing {Paul Stintson}
An abridgement of this story appeared in RIVERWORLD WAR, 1980
paperback, Granada 05308-5, 1982 {Melvyn}
hardcover, Subterranean Press, 2009 in the collection THE OTHER IN THE MIRROR {Bob Eggleton} Buy from Subterranean Press
A lot of Farmer's work, more so the short stories, deal with religion. In this book men land on Mars and discover a society living underground. The Martians worship a giant glowing globe which has an occupant named Jesus. Will the astronauts take him back to earth and what will be earth's reaction? Farmer is not afraid to break taboos in sex or religion and both subjects have offered some of his best work.

THE MAGIC LABYRINTH thumbs  reviews
hardcover, Putnam 12381-4, 1980 first printing {Vincent Di Fate}
hardcover, Phantasia 04-2, 1980 limited to 500 signed copies {Alex Schomburg}
hardcover, SFBC 2585, 1980 {Vincent Di Fate}
paperback, Granada 05387-5, 1981 {Melvyn Grant}
paperback, Berkley 04845, 1981 {Don Ivan Punchatz}
paperback, Grafton 05387-5, 1986 {Melvyn Grant}
trade paperback, Del Rey 41970-7, 1998 {John Stevens} Buy from amazon.com
trade paperback, Tor, 2010 {Unknown} Buy from amazon.com
The fourth and supposedly concluding book of the Riverworld series. Richard Burton and his companions finally make it to the end of the river and gain access to the home of the mysterious "ethicals".

RIVERWORLD WAR: THE SUPPRESSED FICTION OF PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER thumbs  reviews
paperback, Ellis Press 13-6, 1980 first printing limited to 500 signed copies {Joan Hankes}
paperback, Ellis Press 13-6, 1980 first printing {Joan Hankes}
I felt the title was a little misleading since neither of the two stories in this volume were 'suppressed'. The first story, Jesus on Mars, is an abridged version of the novel that was supposed to be printed in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. Due to editing problems and time constraints, the book came out before the story could be run. The second story, Riverworld War, is a chapter that was cut from THE MAGIC LABYRINTH. Many of Farmer's stories have been rewritten in longer or shorter forms of the original. I greatly enjoy reading these other versions of familiar stories, kind of like hearing studio outtakes and live recordings of your favorite song.

THE UNREASONING MASK thumbs  reviews
uncorrected proof, Putnam, 1981
hardcover, Berkley/Putnam 12676-7, 1981 first printing limited to 500 signed copies {Val & John Lakey}
hardcover, Berkley/Putnam 12673-2, 1981 first trade printing {Val & John Lakey}
hardcover, SFBC 1868, 1982 {Val & John Lakey}
paperback, Berkley 05551-5, 1983 {Val & John Lakey}
paperback, Granada 05647-5, 1983 first British printing {Tim Gill}
trade paperback, Overlook Press, 2007 trade paperback Buy from amazon.com
This story is hard to describe. It's a complicated/space exploration/sci-fi/adventure/mystery story. This is one of the books you read and wonder how one person can think up all of this stuff but definitely worth reading.

A BARNSTORMER IN OZ thumbs  reviews
hardcover, Phantasia Press 18-2, 1982 first printing limited to 600 signed copies {Alex Abel}
Publisher's letter, Berkley September 1982
trade paperback, Berkley 05641-4, 1982 {Don Ivan Punchatz}
paperback, Berkley 06274-0, 1983 {Don Ivan Punchatz}
If Philip José Farmer can convince people that Tarzan was real, why not the Land of Oz. Dorothy's son flies his airplane through a strange green cloud and discovers that he is not in Kansas anymore. First he has to convince Glinda and company that he is not a threat, then he has to help fight a war, then he has to keep the U.S. army from following him. Farmer also takes a stab at re-explaining an important event in U.S. history with an Ozian twist.

GODS OF RIVERWORLD thumbs  reviews
Publisher's note - Publisher's picture, Putnam, 1983
uncorrected proof, Putnam, 1983
hardcover, Phantasia Press 24-7, 1983 first printing limited to 650 signed copies {Kevin Eugene Johnson}
hardcover, Putnam 12843-3, 1983 first trade printing {Don Ivan Punchatz}
hardcover, SFBC 3658, 1984 {Don Ivan Punchatz}
paperback, Granada 06232-7, 1984 first British printing {Richard Clifton-Dey}
paperback, Berkley 07322-X, 1985 {Don Ivan Punchatz}
paperback, Grafton 06232-7, 1986 {Richard Clifton-Dey}
paperback, Del Rey 41971-5, 1998 {John Stevens} Buy from amazon.com
trade paperback, Tor, 2010 {unknown} Buy from amazon.com
Book five of the Riverworld series. A limited number of books were published by Phantasia Press, the mass market hardcover was printed by Berkley Putnam one month later. The journey is over and now our travelers have control of the resurrection process and the power of life and death over billions of people. But they are not alone. Once again Farmer stimulates the mind. Here is a full page newspaper ad for the book.

RIVER OF ETERNITY thumbs  reviews
uncorrected proof, Phantasia Press, 1983
hardcover, Phantasia Press 28-X, 1983 first printing limited to 500 signed copies {John Pound}
hardcover, Phantasia Press 28-X, 1983 limited to 2500 copies {John Pound}
The original Riverworld story was titled Owe for the Flesh and ended with Richard Burton (called Richard Black) finding the tower at the end of the river. Due to various misdeeds by various publishers, that story is lost forever. The story was later rewritten, published in serial form in magazines and then in book form. Farmer finally got around to recreating the original story as best he could and published it as River of Eternity. If you have read the series you need to read this.

DAYWORLD thumbs  reviews
Publisher's note - Publisher's letter, Putnam, 1985
uncorrected proof, Berkley/Putnam, 1985
hardcover Berkley/Putnam 12967-7, 1985 first printing {Don Ivan Punchatz}
hardcover, Granada 12693-0, 1985 {Tim White}
hardcover, SFBC 2548, 1985 {Don Ivan Punchatz}
paperback, Berkley 08474-4, 1986 {Don Ivan Punchatz}
paperback, Grafton 06631-4, 1986 {Tim White}
ebook Barnes & Noble Digital, 2001
The idea for this story started with the short story, The Sliced-Crosswise Only-on-Tuesday World. The population of earth has increased to the point where people are only given one day a week to live. The other six days they are 'stoned', placed in suspended animation until their day comes around. You share your apartment with six people you never meet and your job with six other people you will never see. Daybreakers however, live a different life with a different name, job, wife, everything, each day of the week.

DAYWORLD REBEL thumbs  reviews
uncorrected proof, Ace/Putnam, 1987
hardcover, Ace/Putnam 13230-9, 1987 first printing {Don Ivan Punchatz}
hardcover, SFBC 11116, 1987 {Don Ivan Punchatz}
paperback, Ace 14002-5, 1988 {Don Ivan Punchatz}
hardcover, Grafton 13266-3, 1988 first British printing {Chris Foss}
trade paperback, Grafton 13362-7, 1988 {Chris Foss}
paperback, Grafton 20108-4, 1989 {Chris Foss}
Book two of the Dayworld series. Daybreaker Jefferson Caird has been captured by the government but before they can brainwash him he escapes. This begins a government crackdown on daybreakers and now they are all on the run.

DAYWORLD BREAKUP thumbs  reviews
uncorrected proof, Tor, 1990
hardcover, Tor 85035-2, 1990 first printing {Vincent Di fate}
hardcover, Grafton 13739-8, 1990 first British hardcover printing {Chris Foss}
paperback, Tor, 1991 {Vincent Di fate}
Book three of the Dayworld series. What Jeff Caird knows the government will kill to keep quiet. Can he stay alive long enough to tell the world, and what are the long term effects on the mind of having seven different personalities?

RED ORC'S RAGE thumbs  reviews
Publisher's letter, Tor, 1991
uncorrected proof, Tor, 1991 {Doug Beekman}
hardcover, Tor, 1991 first printing {Doug Beekman}
paperback, Tor, 1992 {Doug Beekman}
paperback, Grafton, 1993 {Doug Beekman}
Book six of the World of Tiers series. A psychiatrist uses the World of Tiers as a method of therapy (this is true). Farmer takes the next logical step and writes about a patient who actually manages to travel to other universes.

ESCAPE FROM LOKI thumbs  reviews
publisher's note, Bantam, 1991
uncorrected page proofs, Bantam, 1991
paperback, Bantam, 1991 first printing {Steve Assel}
A brand new Doc Savage adventure, a prequel to the original MAN OF BRONZE book. A young Clark Savage joins the army at age 16, fights in WWI and meets the men who would become his companions while in a German prison camp. The story of their escape and the damage they do to the Germans in the process is vintage Doc and vintage Farmer. This story was adapted to a comic book in the DC Comics 1989 Annual Doc Savage issue.

MORE THAN FIRE thumbs  reviews
Publisher's letter, Tor, 1993
uncorrected proof, Tor, 1993
hardcover, Tor 1993 first printing {Boris Vallejo}
paperback, Tor, 1994 {Boris Vallejo}
in the World of Tiers Vol 2 hardcover, Tor, 1996 {Boris Vallejo}
in the World of Tiers Vol 2 trade paperback, Tor, 1996 {Boris Vallejo} Buy from amazon.com
Book seven of the World of Tiers. The conclusion of the series. Kickaha and Red Orc battle for control of all the pocket universes and to discover the lords' secrets.

NOTHING BURNS IN HELL thumbs  reviews
uncorrected proof, Tor, 1998
hardcover, Tor, 1998 first printing {Thomas Canty}
paperback, Tor, 1999 first paperback printing {Thomas Canty}
Farmer's first mystery novel and his first book in five years. This novel is set in contemporary Peoria and follows the misadventures of trickster-private-eye Thomas Gresham Corbie as his case takes him from the lowest dregs of society to the elite upper crust. A fun book.

THE DARK HEART OF TIME: A TARZAN NOVEL thumbs  reviews
cover proof Del Rey, 1999
paperback, Del Rey, 1999 first printing {Unknown}
At long last Farmer gets to fulfill a life long dream of writing an original Tarzan novel. Farmer stays true to ERB's creation while adding his own flavor to the Lord of the Jungle. This book is non-stop action, one of the toughest escape scenes that even Farmer has written, and noone except Tarzan could have pulled it off. A definite read for fans of Farmer or ERB and the many fans of both.

UP FROM THE BOTTOMLESS PIT thumbs  reviews
First appeared as a serial in Farmerphile, magazine 2005 - 2007
Also appeared in: UP FROM THE BOTTOMLESS PIT AND OTHER STORIES, Subterranean Press, 2007 hardcover
This novel was originally written in late 1970s with the working title, THE DRAGON'S BREATH. It is about a giant oil well off the coast of California that has a major disaster. At first the oil spill threatens the greater Los Angeles area, but it quickly escalates to potentially a world wide catastrophe.
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