Sunday, May 27, 2018

2018 - 100 Years of Philip José Farmer and the Centennial Collection!

To mark Philip José Farmer’s 100th Birthday, Meteor House is proud to present a mammoth collection worthy of the Grand Master. With over fifty pieces spanning seven decades, The Philip José Farmer Centennial Collection goes far beyond the typical “best of” anthology by including classic science fiction, poems, articles, tributes, speeches, and more, all from Farmer's magic pen. 

This mammoth collection boasts an introduction by Joe R. Lansdale, a foreword by Tracy Knight, and a bibliography by Zacharias L.A. Nuninga, while each decade features a synopsis of the Grand Master's life and career. 

At well over 900 pages, this collection is a must for all science fiction fans and historians, and is available in trade paperback and hardcover, featuring two covers by Mark Wheatley.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Joe R. Lansdale
Foreword by Tracy Knight

The 1940s
Bradley Brave Sees New York
O’Brien and Obrenov

The 1950s
The Lovers
Sail On! Sail On!
Sestina of the Space Rocket
Lovers and Otherwise
Totem and Taboo
The Tin Woodman Slams the Door

The 1960s
On a Mountain Upside Down
Uproar in Acheron
The King of the Beasts
The Blind Rowers
Riders of the Purple Wage
The Jungle Rot Kid on the Nod
My Father the Ripper (an excerpt from A Feast Unknown)
Kickaha’s Escape (an excerpt from A Private Cosmos)
The Josés From Rio

The 1970s
Only Who Can Make a Tree
The Sliced-Crosswise-Only-On-Tuesday World
An Exclusive Interview with Lord Greystoke
Sketches Among The Ruins of My Mind
After King Kong Fell
Writing Doc’s Biography
Sherlock Holmes & Sufism
The Problem of the Sore Bridge—Among Others
To the Wizard of Sci-Fi
A Fimbulwinter Introduction
Osiris on Crutches
The Last Rise of Nick Adams
The Freshman
Creating Artificial Worlds

The 1980s
The Making of Revelation, Part 1
Buddha Contemplates His Novel
The Long Wet Dream of Rip van Winkle
The Man Who Came for Christmas
Plane Talking (an excerpt from A Barnstormer in Oz)
The Peoria-Colored Writer
Why and How I Became Kilgore Trout
St. Francis Kisses His Ass Goodbye

The 1990s
Evil, Be My Good
Wolf, Iron, and Moth
Why Do I Write?
A Hole in Hell
More than Most
Casting Turtles (an excerpt from Nothing Burns in Hell)

The 2000s
The Face That Launched a Thousand Eggs
Keep Your Mouth Shut
The Good of the Land
The First Robot
The Princess of Terra
That Great Spanish Author, Ernesto
The Terminalization of J. G. Ballard
The Light-Hog Incident

Bibliography by Zacharias L.A. Nuninga

Due out in July 2018, Meteor House is now taking preorders for the trade paperback, hardcover, or both.

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