Philip José Farmer arouses awe... Philip José Farmer is special - Roger Zelazny

Short Story Collections

Some of Farmer's finest works are his short stories, all of the collections of his stories below are highly recommended.
STRANGE RELATIONS thumbs  reviews
paperback, Ballantine 391K, 1960 first printing {Blanchard}
hardcover, Gollancz B64-06043, 1964 first British and only hardcover {Unknown}
paperback, Panther 02092-6, 1966 {Unknown}
paperback, Equinox 20578, 1974 {V. Calabrese}
paperback, Avon 41418-X, 1974 {David Palladini}
paperback, Granada, 1982 {George Underwood}
trade paperback, Baen, 2006 {Clyde Caldwell}
paperback, Baen, 2007 {Clyde Caldwell} Buy from amazon.com
Short story collection:
Mother
Daughter
Father
Son (originally Queen of the Deep)
My Sister's Brother (originally Open to Me, My Sister)

The 2006 Baen edition includes the novels:
THE LOVERS
FLESH
THE CELESTIAL BLUEPRINT thumbs
paperback, Ace F-165, 1962 (one half of Ace Double) first printing {Emsh}
paperback, Tor 48511-5, 1981 as THE CACHE, only Rastignac the Devil and They Twinkled Like Jewels, {Eric Ladd}
paperback, Tor 48534-4, 1981 as THE CACHE, only Rastignac the Devil and They Twinkled Like Jewels, {Eric Ladd}
paperback, Tor 53755-6, 1986 as THE CACHE, only Rastignac the Devil and They Twinkled Like Jewels, {Eric Ladd}
Short story collection:
Rastignac the Devil
The Celestial Blueprint
They Twinkled Like Jewels
Totem and Taboo

THE ALLEY GOD thumbs   reviews
paperback, Ballantine F-588, 1962 first printing {Richard Powers}
hardcover, Sidgwick & Jackson 48417-9, 1970 first British and only hardcover {Unknown}.
paperback, Sphere 3454-1, 1972 {Unknown}
Short story collection:
The Alley Man
The Captain's Daughter
The God Business

DOWN IN THE BLACK GANG thumbs
hardcover, SFBC 79-26326, 1971 first printing {Viskupic}
paperback, Signet T4805, 1971 {Gene Szafran}
Short story collection:
Down in the Black Gang
The Shadow of Space
A Bowl Bigger than Earth
Riverworld
A Few Miles
Prometheus
The Blasphemers
How Deep the Grooves

THE BOOK OF PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER thumbs  reviews
paperback, DAW #63, 1973 first printing {Jack Gaughan}
hardcover, Elmfield 0067-4, 1976 first British and only hardcover {Josh Kirby}
paperback, Berkley 05298, 1982 revised {James Warhola}
paperback, Granada 05656-4, 1983 revised {Richard Clifton-Dey}
Short story collection:
My Sister's Brother
Skinburn
The Alley Man
Father's in the Basement
Towards the Beloved City
Totem and Taboo
Don't Wash the Carats
The Sumerian Oath
The Voice of the Sonar in my Vermiform Appendix
Brass and Gold
Only Who Can Make a Tree?
An Exclusive Interview with Lord Greystoke
Sexual Implications of the Charge of the Light Brigade
The Obscure Life and Hard Times of Kilgore Trout
Thanks for the Feast by Leslie Fiedler

The Berkley and Granada versions add:
The Last Rise of Nick Adams
The Freshman
Uproar in Acheron

RIVERWORLD AND OTHER STORIES thumbs   reviews
paperback, Berkley 04208-1, 1979 first printing {Don Ivan Punchatz}
hardcover, Gregg 2618-4, 1981 first hardcover {No Dust Jacket}
paperback, Granada 05379-4, 1981 {Bruce Bennington}
paperback, Grafton 05379-4, 1986 {Bruce Bennington}
Short story collection:
Riverworld
J.C. on the Dude Ranch
The Volcano
The Henry Miller Dawn Patrol
The Problem of Sore Bridge - Among Others
Brass and Gold
The Jungle Rot Kid on the Nod
The Voice of the Sonar in my Vermiform Appendix
Monolog
The Leaser of Two Evils
The Phantom of the Sewers (originally Its the Queen of Darkness, Pal)

FATHER TO THE STARS thumbs  reviews
paperback, Pinnacle/Tor 48504-2, 1981 first printing {Janny Wurtz}
paperback, Tor 48504-2, 1982 second printing {Janny Wurtz}
Short story collection:
The Night of Light
A Few Miles
Prometheus
Father
Attitudes

STATIONS OF THE NIGHTMARE thumbs  reviews
paperback, Tor 48522-0, 1982 first printing {Greg Theakson}
paperback, Tor 53773-4, 1988 {Unknown}
Short story collection:
The Two-Edged Gift
The Startouched
The Evolution of Paul Eyre
Passing On
Osiris on Crutches

GREATHEART SILVER thumbs  reviews
paperback, Tor 48535-2, 1982 first printing {Howard Chaykin}
Short story collection:
Greatheart Silver
The Return of Greatheart Silver
Greatheart Silver in the First Command

THE PURPLE BOOK thumbs  reviews
paperback, Tor 48529-8, 1982 first printing {Howard Chaykin}
Short story collection:
The Oogenises of Bird City
Riders of the Purple Wage
Spiders of the Purple Mage
The Making of Revelation, Part I
The Long Wet Purple Dream of Rip Van Winkle

THE CLASSIC PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER 1952-1964 thumbs  reviews
publisher's materials, Crown, 1984
uncorrected proof, Crown, 1984
hardcover, Crown 55193-4, 1984 first printing {Michael Booth}
hardcover, SFBC 5451, 1984 {Michael Booth}
hardcover, Robson 333-5, 1985 first British printing {Michael Booth}
Short story collection:
Sail On! Sail On!
Mother
The God Business
The Alley Man
My Sister's Brother
The King of Beasts

THE CLASSIC PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER 1964-1973 thumbs  reviews
uncorrected proof, Crown, 1984
hardcover, Crown 55545-X, 1984 first printing {Michael Booth}
hardcover, SFBC 1840, 1984 {Michael Booth}
Short story collection:
The Shadow of Space
Riders of the Purple Wage
Don't Wash the Carats
The Jungle Rot Kid on the Nod
The Oogenesis of Bird City
Sketches Among the Ruins of my Mind
The Sliced-Crosswise Only-on-Tuesday World
After King Kong Fell

THE GRAND ADVENTURE thumbs  reviews
uncorrected proof, Berkley, 1984
hardcover Berkley 07212-5, 1984 first printing {Cloth No Dust Jacket}
paperback Berkley 07211-8, 1984 first trade printing {Mike Kaluta}
Short story collection:
The Shadow of Space
A Bowl Bigger than Earth
Sketches Among the Ruins of my Mind
The Sliced-Crosswise Only-on-Tuesday World
After King Kong Fell
Totem and Taboo
The Adventures of the Three Madmen

RIDERS OF THE PURPLE WAGE thumbs  reviews
paperback, Tor, 1992 first printing {David Hardy}
Short story collection:
One Down, One to Go
UFO vs IRS
The Making of Revelation, Part I
The Long Wet Purple Dream of Rip Van Winkle
Osiris on Crutches
St. Francis Kisses His Ass Goodbye
The Oogenises of Bird City
Riders of the Purple Wage

MYTHS FOR THE MODERN AGE: Philip José Farmer's Wold Newton Universe thumbs  reviews
trade paperback, Monkeybrain, 2005 first printing {John Picacio} Buy from MonkeyBrain Books
Short story collection:
Introduction: Myths for the Modern Age: Farmer’s Wold Newton Family and Shared Universe by Win Scott Eckert
Wold-Newtonry: Theory and Methodology for the Literary Archaeology of the Wold Newton Universe by Dr. Peter M. Coogan
The Arms of Tarzan
The Secret History of Captain Nemo by Rick Lai
From Pygmalion to Casablanca: The Higgins Genealogy by Mark K. Brown
A Reply To "The Red Herring"
The Daughters of Greystoke by Chuck Loridans
The Green Eyes Have It - Or Are They Blue? or Another Case of Identity Recased by Christopher Paul Carey
The Two Lord Ruftons
Kiss of the Vampire by John A. Small
Name of A Thousand Blue Demons by Cheryl L. Huttner
The Great Korak-Time Discrepancy
Asian Detectives in the Wold Newton Family by Dennis E. Power
This Shadow Hanging Over Me Is No Trick Of The Light by Jess Nevins
The Lord Mountford Mystery
The Magnificent Gordons by Mark K. Brown
The Legacy of the Fox: Zorro in the Wold Newton Universe by Matthew Baugh
From ERB To Ygg
Who's Going to Take Over the World When I'm Gone? by Win Scott Eckert
Jungle Brothers, Or, Secrets Of The Jungle Lords by Dennis E. Power
A Language For Opar
Watching the Detectives, Or, The Sherlock Holmes Family Tree by Brad Mengel
Fu Manchu Vs. Cthulhu by Rick Lai
Jonathan Swift Somers III, Cosmic Traveller in a Wheelchair
John Carter: Torn from Phoenician Dreams by Dennis E. Power and Dr. Peter M. Coogan
D is for Daughter, F is for Father by Mark K. Brown
The Monster on Hold
Travels in Time by Loki Carbis
A Review of Final Menacing Glimpses by Art Bollmann

THE BEST OF PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER thumbs   reviews
advance uncorrected proof, Subterranean Press, 2006
hardcover, Subterranean Press, 2006 first printing {Bob Eggleton}
Short story collection:
The Lovers
Sail On! Sail On!
The God Business
The Alley Man
Mother
My Sister's Brother
The Shadow of Space
Riders of the Purple Wage
Don't Wash the Carats
The Henry Miller Dawn Patrol
The Jungle Rot Kid on the Nod
The Oogenises of Bird City
Riverworld
The Sliced-Crosswise Only-on-Tuesday World
Sketches Among the Ruins of my Mind
The King of Beasts
After King Kong Fell
Uproar in Acheron
The Making of Revelation, Part I
One Down, One to Go
An Interview with Lord Greystoke
TAKE THE PEARLS FROM PEORIA POLL

PEARLS FROM PEORIA thumbs   reviews
advance uncorrected proof, Subterranean Press, 2006 {Keith Howell & Charles Berlin}
hardcover, Subterranean Press, 2006 first printing {Keith Howell & Charles Berlin}
hardcover, Subterranean Press, 2006 second printing {Keith Howell & Charles Berlin} Buy from Subterranean Press
Short story collection:
Nobody’s Perfect
Wolf, Iron, and Moth
Evil, Be My Good
Mother Earth Wants You
Opening the Door
The Wounded
Heel
A Scarletin Study
The Doge Whose Barque Was Worse Than His Bight
Jonathan Swift Somers III: Cosmic Traveller in a Wheelchair
Seventy Years of Decpop
Fundamental Issue
Some Fabulous Yonder
Planet Pickers
The Terminalization of J.G. Ballard
The Blind Rowers
Hunter's Moon
The Rise Gotten
The Good of the Land
O’Brien and Obrenov
Writing Doc’s Biography
Savage Shadow
Doc Savage and the Cult of the Blue God
The Monster On Hold
The Princess of Terra
The Golden Age and the Brass
An Appreciation of Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Arms of Tarzan
The Two Lord Ruftons
A Reply to "The Red Herring"
The Great Korak Time Discrepancy
The Lord Mountford Mystery
From ERB to YGG
A Language for Opar
The Purple Distance
The Source of the River
A Rough Knight for the Queen
The Journey as the Revelation of the Unknown
The Josés from Rio
Getting A-Long with Heinlein
God’s Hat
To Forry Ackerman, the Wizard of Sci-Fi
Pornograms and Supercomputers
A Review of the 1977 Anthology Chrysalis
Review of The Prometheus Project
Review of How the Wizard Came to Oz
Oft Have I Travelled
White Whales, Raintrees, Flying Saucers
IF R.I.P.
The Tin Woodman Slams the Door
Witches and Gnomes and Talking Animals, Oh My
Suffer A Witch to Live
Imagination
The Pterodactyl
Sestina of the Space Rocket
Beauty in This Iron Age
In Common
Black Squirrel on Cottonwood Limb’s Tip
Job’s Leviathan
Maps and Spasms
Religion and Myths
Creating Artificial Worlds
Phonemics
Lovers and Otherwise
A Fimbulwinter Introduction
On A Mountain Upside Down
UP FROM THE BOTTOMLESS PIT AND OTHER STORIES thumbs   reviews
advance uncorrected proof, Subterranean Press, 2007 {Keith Howell & Charles Berlin}
hardcover, Subterranean Press, 2007 first printing {Keith Howell & Charles Berlin}
Short story collection:
UP FROM THE BOTTOMLESS PIT (novel)
The Face that Launched a Thousand Eggs
The Unnaturals
That Great Spanish Author, Ernesto
I Still Live (speech)
Hayy ibn Yaqzam by Abu ibn Tufayl
Why Do I Write?
The Essence of the Poison
The Doll Game
Keep Your Mouth Shut
The Frames
The Light-Hog Incident (novel fragment)
A Spy in the U.S. of Gonococcia
The Rebels Unthawed
A Peoria Night

VENUS ON THE HALF-SHELL AND OTHERS thumbs   reviews
advance uncorrected proof, Subterranean Press, 2007
hardcover, Subterranean Press, 2008 first printing {Bob Eggleton}
Short story collection:
Why and How I Became Kilgore Trout
VENUS ON THE HALF-SHELL by Kilgore Trout
The Obscure Life and Hard Times of Kilgore Trout
The Jungle Rot Kid on the Nod
The Problem of the Sore Bridge -- Among Others by Harry Manders
The Volcano by Paul Chapin
Osiris on Crutches by Leo Queequeg Tincrowder
The Phantom of the Sewers by Rod Keen
A Hole in Hell by Dane Helstrom
The Last Rise of Nick Adams by Codwainer Bird
THE ADVENTURE OF THE PEERLESS PEER
The Impotency of Bad Karma by Cordwainer Bird – the original version, later rewritten as "The Last Rise of Nick Adams" -- lettered edition only
THE WORLDS OF PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER 1: Protean Dimensions thumbs   reviews
trade paperback, Meteor House, 2010 first printing {Keith Howell} Buy from Meteor House
Collection:
Editor's Preface by Michael Croteau
Foreword by Paul Malmont
The Bite of the Asp by Randall Garrett
Newly Born, Newly Dead by Philip José Farmer
It Could Make a Great Fantasy by Laura Wilkes Carey
My Summer Husband by Philip José Famer
Sail On! Sail On! by Philip José Farmer
Read On! Read On! by James Gunn
Comment on “Sail On! Sail On!” by Philip José Farmer
The Legend of Mishiwapo by Philip José Farmer
Philip José Farmer’s Adventures in Hollywood by Jack Mertes
Bordering on the Absurd by Danny Adams
Infamy by Edward Morris
Le Maréchal by Paul Spiteri
The Pollinators by Rhys Hughes
Is He in Hell? by Win Scott Eckert
The Blakeney Family Tree by Win Scott Eckert
No Trees of Earth by David Bischoff
A Kick in the Side by Christopher Paul Carey
Flesh Endures by Dennis E Power
The Final Flight of Greatheart Silver by Chris Roberson
A Writer’s Prayer by Philip José Farmer
UP THE BRIGHT RIVER thumbs   reviews
hardcover, Subterranean Press, 2010 first printing {Bob Eggleton} Buy from Subterranean Press
Short story collection:
Attitudes
How Deep the Grooves
The Blasphemers
A Bowl Bigger Than Earth
Down in the Black Gang
The Voice of the Sonar in My Vermiform Appendix
Father’s in the Basement
Toward the Beloved City
Skinburn
The Sumerian Oath
Extracts from the Memoirs of Lord Greystoke
The Two-Edged Gift
Saint Francis Kisses His Ass Goodbye
Crossing the Dark River
Up the Bright River
Coda


THE WORLDS OF PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER 2: Of Dust and Soul thumbs  
trade paperback, Meteor House, 2011 first printing {Laura Givens} Buy from Meteor House
Collection:
Editor's Preface by Michael Croteau
Foreword by Greg Bear
What I Thought I Heard by Philip José Farmer
Strangers & Brothers: Pitch to Publishers by Philip José Farmer
Strangers & Brothers: Francis Uquart by Philip José Farmer
Remembering Vern by Philip José Farmer
The Importance of Being Unsophisticated by Charles Platt
A Slender Tribute to a Big Man by Philip José Farmer
Repopulating Oz by James Sallis
Faith in 2097 by Philip José Farmer
Religion in the Life and Work of Philip José Farmer: Through the Eyes of His Grandson by Thomas José Josephsohn
Mark Twain and Kurt Vonnegut versus Free Will by Philip José Farmer
From Rebellious Rationalist to Mythmaker and Mystic: The Religious Quest of Philip José Farmer by Edgar L. Chapman
Dog Day Evening by Spider Robinson
For the Articles by Bradley H. Sinor
The Wolff that One Hears . . . by Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier
The Beast Erect by Mary A. Turzillo
Into Time’s Abyss by John Allen Small
Kwasin and the Bear God by Philip José Farmer & Christopher Paul Carey
THE WORLDS OF PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER 3: Portraits of a Trickster thumbs  
trade paperback, Meteor House, 2012 first printing {Keith Howell} Buy from Meteor House
Editor's Preface by Michael Croteau
Foreword by Frederik Pohl
Missing the Wit and Creativity by Michael Bailey
Down in Phil Farmer’s Basement by Steven Connelly
Over All, After All by Philip José Farmer
The Holy Spirit of Science Fiction by Bruce Sterling
A Box of Influence by Chris Garcia
Wild Weird Clime by Philip José Farmer
To Be, or Not to Be by Tom Wode Bellman
Trout Masque Rectifier by Jonathan Swift Somers III
Kilgore, Kurt, and Me by David M. Harris
The Many Dooms of Harold Hall by Charlotte Corday-Marat
Desires Denied by Leo Queequeg Tincrowdor
Osiris on Crutches by Philip José Farmer & Leo Queequeg Tincrowdor
The Genuine Imposter by Rick Lai
The Long Wet Dream of Rip van Winkle by Philip José Farmer
Up, Out, and Over, Roger by Philip José Farmer
The Wild Huntsman by Win Scott Eckert
Dakota’s Gate by Heidi Ruby Miller
The Last of the Guaranys by Octavio Aragăo & Carlos Orsi
Trickster of the Apes by S.M. Stirling
TALES OF THE WOLD NEWTON UNIVERSE thumbs  
trade paperback, Titan Books, 2013 first printing {Unknown} Buy from amazon.com
Collection:
Introduction by Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey
The Problem of Sore Bridge - Among Others by Philip José Farmer
A Scarletin Study by Philip José Farmer
The Doge Whose Barque Was Worse Than His Bight by Philip José Farmer
Skinburn by Philip José Farmer
The Freshman by Philip José Farmer
After King Kong Fell by Philip José Farmer
Kwasin and the Bear God Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey
Into Time's Abyss by John Allen Small
The Last of the Guaranys by Octavio Aragăo & Carlos Orsi
The Wild Huntsman by Win Scott Eckert
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