MAN OF WAR
In Philip José Farmer’s novel TWO HAWKS FROM EARTH, Native American pilot Roger Two Hawks flew through his first "gate" while on a bombing run over Romania during World War II. The gate brought him to Earth 2, a world where the Americas never existed. Since then he has continued to fight battles on Earth after Earth, each more strange than the next.
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.
MAN OF WAR will be published simultaneously in both hardcover and paperback signed limited editions!
As always, the print run with Meteor House's Limited Editions are determined by the number of preorders. That’s why the names of those who preorder the book appear on its acknowledgments page–you make this book happen! (As long as you preorder by June 1st 2017.)
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If everyone told you love wasn't real, would you still be willing to die for it?
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Sara Mendoza and Sean Cryer are.
In their multi-partner, caste-ruled society, love and jealousy are considered emotional fallacies, nothing more than fleeting moods and sentiments biased by hormones. Relationships and conceptions in this world obsessed with celebrity, beauty, and power are based on DNA and lineages...or should be. But not everyone believes in the ruling traditions of the all-powerful Embassy. A quiet rebellion prowls the dark underground of this shiny world where techno-militants calling themselves fraggers grow in numbers and bravado. The Embassy intends to silence the fragger movement before the heresy of equality spreads throughout the system.
Sara Mendoza is part of the Embassy's plan. Captured, tortured, and falsely accused of treason, she is given a chance to win back her freedom. She only needs to charm information from one of the fragger leaders, then kill him. But by the time she figures out the Embassy's intel is flawed and that Sean Cryer is her true mark, she's already in love with him.
Sean knows why Sara is on his ship from the start, but as a lonely, anti-social doser, he doesn't value his life, only his ideology within the fragger organization. Against his better judgment, he becomes her protector, each day caring more about a future he was always afraid to hope for.
THE BEST OF FARMERPHILE
Meteor House is proud to present (and we're pretty excited here at pjfarmer.com as well), a brand new anthology, THE BEST OF FARMERPHILE!
Farmerphile: The Magazine of Philip José Farmer was a quarterly fanzine that ran fifteen issues from July 2005 to January 2009. Michael Croteau served as Publisher for all fifteen issues; Christopher Paul Carey and Paul Spiteri coedited the first ten issues, while Spiteri and Win Scott Eckert coedited the last five. Thanks to the generosity of Philip José Farmer and his “Magic Filing Cabinet,” Farmerphile published—for the first time anywhere—short stories (mostly not science fiction), excerpts, articles, speeches, and letters written by Farmer. It even serialized the novel Up from the Bottomless Pit (not included in this collection, but forthcoming from Meteor House).
Farmerphile also contained articles and appreciations from Farmer’s fans and from his fellow science fiction authors, from critiques of his work to stories of personal encounters, and everything between. A complete list of the original contents of all fifteen issues can be found here.
Now the hard part: narrowing down so much content into one “Best of” collection. This was much harder than it sounds, as nearly all the content was worthy of inclusion. So, we focused on broadly covering as much ground as possible, as well as including pieces that touched on Farmer’s personal life. Assembled here is a wealth of information about one of the greatest science fiction writers of all time along, with some of his earliest writing.
THE BEST OF FARMERPHILE is available in two editions: a Trade Paperback and a Hardcover Limited Edition. The hardcover is not “officially” a signed limited edition, but when the book debuts at PulpFest/FarmerCon XII in late July 2017, we will get as many contributors on hand as possible to sign it before we ship the books to those preordered (shipping will occur immediately after PulpFest/FarmerCon XII).
Below is the table of contents as of January 26th, which would have been Farmer’s 99th birthday. Contents are subject to change, and by change we mean they are likely to grow a bit.
Introduction by Michael Croteau
Nonfiction by Regular Contributors
The Roller Coaster Ride with Phil Farmer by Bette Farmer
The Farmerian Holmes by Win Scott Eckert
Excessively Diverted, Or, Coming to Pemberley House by Win Scott Eckert
Only a Coincidence: Phileas Fogg, Philip José Farmer, and the Wold Newton Family by Win Scott Eckert
Gribardsun through the Ages by Win Scott Eckert & Dennis E. Power
When Day Breaks the Stone God Awaits by Dennis E. Power
Philip José Farmer and The Case of the Two Jungle Lords by Dennis E. Power
Bibliophile–The Other Log of Phileas Fogg by Paul Spiteri
Bibliophile–Jesus on Mars by Paul Spiteri
Bibliophile–Lord Tyger by Paul Spiteri
Through the Seventh Gate by Christopher Paul Carey
The Archaeology of Khokarsa by Christopher Paul Carey
The Magic Filing Cabinet and The Missing Page by Christopher Paul Carey
A Box Within a Box: Philip José Farmer as Maxwell Grant as… by Danny Adams
Remembering the Eyre Incident Three Decades Later by Danny Adams
Star Trek’s Loss Is Your Gain From Screen Treatment To Short Story by Danny Adams
Nonfiction by Philip José Farmer
I Still Live! 75th Anniversary Dinner Keynote Address
Hayy ibn Yaqzam by Abu ibn Tufayl An Arabic Mowgli
Why Do I Write?
The Brueckel/Harwood Letter
White Whales, Raintrees, Flying Saucers
Sherlock Holmes & Sufism—& Related Subjects
Jongor in the Wold Newton Family
Wild Weird Clime: Balticon 11 Guest of Honor Speech
Doc Wildman’s Coat of Arms
Buddha Contemplates His Novel Or, God and Humankind Redefined
Nonfiction by Guest Contributors
Essex House, Tarzan and Time’s Last Gift by Bob Zeuschner
The Trickster Awakens: Philip José Farmer and Venus on the Half-Shell by Tracy Knight
On a Riverboat with the Farmers by Gary K. Wolfe
Heritage of the Flaming God A Classic Essay, Long Forgotten, Inspired Farmer by Alan Hanson
Caliban by Will Murray
Phil & Bette Farmer, Jack London, a Wife and a Baby, a Clean Well Lighted Hotel Room by Joe R. Lansdale
Sketches from the Ruins of my Mind by Robert R. Barrett
Smoke Gets In Your Nose by Spider Robinson
On Not Going There by Howard Waldrop
We Were Introduced by Sherlock Holmes by George H. Scheetz
Escape from Loki Again, and Again, and Again… by Steve Mattsson
Bibliophile—Tongues of the Moon by Heidi Ruby Miller
To Be, or Not to Be by Tom Wode Bellman
A Whale of a Time by Leo Queequeg Tincrowdor
This Played in Peoria? by Art Sippo
The Voice of Farmer in My Vermiform Appendix by Rhys Hughes
Writing Graceland by Allen Steele
Fiction by Philip José Farmer
The Face that Launched a Thousand Eggs
That Great Spanish Author, Ernesto
The Essence of the Poison
The Doll Game
Keep Your Mouth Shut
The Light-Hog Incident
A Spy in the U.S. of Gonococcia
The Rebels Unthawed
A Peoria Night
The First Robot
Getting Ready to Write (with Paul Spiteri)
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