( [BOOK] The Worlds of Philip Jose Farmer 4 Worlds of PJF #4 ) By Michael Croteau – 8p2.us
S Perhaps it would be a good introduction to Farmer the citizen of Peoria and the science fiction author The theme is Farmer as a "science #FICTION AUTHOR AND IN THIS THE #author And in this the book in the series The Worlds of Philip "fiction author And in this the fourth book in the series The Worlds of Philip Farmer we have essays on PJF and stories based on his SF and material by the Great Peorian himself The story Moth and Rust is about a third of the book s 300 or so ages and it was originally a novella Scotty Scotts Guide to Relationships published in Startling Stories in June 1953 It was expanded into the novel A Woman A Day in 1960 As Arthur Sipooints out in his essay the story was changed in some significant ways In the original magazine story it s made clear that it s the seuel to The Lovers but that was not clear in the novel So I appreciate that we have the chance to read the story in its original form And I appreciate Sipo s discussion of the story I also enjoyed the stories written by authors Martin Gately Danny Adams Paul Spiteri Edward C Lisic and Christopher Paul Carey Adams continues the story of Ishmael in The Wind Whales of Ishmael
which is one of my favorite PJF s books The Whiteness of the Whale And Carey is one of my favorite PJF s books The Whiteness of the Whale And Carey us a story about Detective Raspold which I also enjoyed He also clears up some discrepancies in Raspold s time line in an essay One of my favorite PJF characters is Father Carmody and Spiteri does a great job relating a story about the criminal turned riest All to be recommended for Farmer fans and if you re not why no. Ial by Farmer Volume 4 contains stories and essays by Danny Adams Terry Bibo Christopher Paul Carey Martin Gately Edward C Lisic Francois Mottier Arthur C Sippo and Paul Spiteri and features a new foreword by Robert Silverberg. ,
Another wonderful collection curated by Meteor House ublisher Michael Croteau focusing this time on the classic SF among Farmer s huge expanse of works Robert Silverberg s nostalgic foreword leads things off and makes me wish I could have met Mr Farmer I ve yet to hear from anyone who had a truly negative experience meeting the man Terry Bibo s essay is about how Farmer could be world famous everywhere but in his own hometown of Peoria Francois Mottier recounts traveling from France where Farmer is still revered than in his own country to meet Phil and Bette and Art Sippo s For "Where Your Treasure Is details the rocess by which the novella Moth "Your Treasure Is details the rocess by which the novella Moth Rust became the novel A Woman A Day and conjectures about why Farmer made the rather important changes to the narrative that he did There are a trio of Farmer written non fiction Written in Red Ink pieces in the book as well an afterword to a French novel featuring Farmer as the main character a Guest of Honor speech and a letter of response to something Marion Zimmer Bradley wrote All of them are interestingerspectives on Farmer his work and his Crash Landing (Bear Creek, processMore than half of the book is fiction old and new The old is the reublishing after too long out of Piper print of Farmer s original text for Moth and Rust a very compelling story about totalitarian regimes social and individualaranoia and the faces we wear in The Famoux (The Famoux, public versusrivate all wrapped in a mystery about a woman s identity surrounded by a The Worlds of Philip wrapped in a mystery about a woman s identity surrounded by a The Worlds of Philip Farmer is a series of anthologies featuring "stories and essays that examine and expand upon the many creations of Science Fiction Grand Master Philip Jose FarmerEach volume focuses "and essays that examine and expand upon the many creations of Science Fiction Grand Master Philip Jose FarmerEach volume focuses a different aspe. Py thriller the main character is undercover in the totalitarian society with a classic SF trope aliens whose biology
naturally has an affect on human behavoir blended in It s a seuel to Farmer s The Lovers has an affect on human behavoir blended in It s a seuel to Farmer s The Lovers I definitely now want to read that novel The new fiction comes from a variety of authors authorized to lay in Farmer s sandbox Both Martin Gately s Samdroo and the Grassman and Edward C Lisic s Antlers of Flesh made me want "to seek out the novels to which they are connected The Green Odyssey and Flesh respectively Danny Adams The Whiteness of "seek out the novels to which they are connected The Green Odyssey and Flesh respectively Danny Adams The Whiteness of Whale is a worthy follow up to Farmer s The Wind Whales of Ishmael Both Paul Spiteri and Christopher Paul Carey Best Seller (English Edition) play in the 23rd century set story cycle featuring Father John Carmody and Detective Raspold Spiteri s tale is straightforward SF cautionary tale not every alien culture iserhaps as idyllic as they seem while Carey s is a Farmerian blend of noir and SF and a neat bit of retroactive continuity addressing some The Lone Star Groom: Bachelor Billionaire Romances perceived errors in the timing and terminology of the extant Carmody Raspold tales Both are very fun readsIf you re evenartially a Farmer fan you really can t afford to ass up the Worlds of PJF series from Meteor House and this volume should be of especial interest to fans of his traditional science fiction workSlightly detailed thoughts on the individual short stories can be found here You don t have to be a PJF fan to enjoy this book as I am But it help. Ct of Farmer's career Volume four focuses on what is erhaps the most obvious and yet somehow also the most overlooked aspect of that career his work as a classic science fiction authorIn addition to rare and unpublished mater. .