started reading Philip José Farmer's books in the late
sixties of the previous century. Some years later I began collecting
all of his books and stories. I searched for information about
everything Farmer had written and wrote that down on paper. Some of the
sources mentioned on the page "Works
about PJF" have been used to gather all that information. In
1987 when I had my first computer I organized the information in a
database and privately published a very limited and preliminary bibliography in 1989.
The project to publish the definitive PJF bibliography halted due to
several reasons, but I kept reading and adding new information.
In 1998 I started the project again with new energy and at the end of
that year brought the bibliography online. Not in a book as I first
intended, and I'm glad that I didn't do just that. Because the
information has been growing enormously since it came online, also
thanks to these people who have helped me to make this site to what it
I want to thank everyone very much for their contributions!!
the news about a limited, lettered and traycased edition of The
Best of Philip José Farmer —he is the
of one of only nine copies and sent some photos of this book—
added the information of the cover artist of a Greek edition.
helped with information about the cover artist of a book.
a friend and a former PJF collector, author of some articles
about PJF, helped with books, supplied information about several
editions and made a cover scan of 'Secret
Hours'. He also donated some books.
sent the information about the Bulgarian
editions and also scanned all the covers.
T. Vainikainen (Finland)
provided information and cover scans of the Finnish books.
editor of the Finnish sf magazine
Portti, and compiler of a PJF bibliography,
helped me to get most of the Finnish books and magazines.
was a regular contributor with
information about French publications and he kept me informed about
new releases in France.
informed me sometimes about new publications and has sent information of
an older translated story and scanned the cover of the magazine.
did once regularly sent me information about new
to our attention the articles about PJF in some German
magazines, written by him
or someone else, and donated these magazines.
has helped with the names of some uncredited cover artists on German
helped with information of the Israelian editions.
and bibliographer of the site with the index of all Italian
sf and fantasy.
This site and Ernesto personally helped me enormously with information
on most of the Italian translations. He scanned many Italian covers and
even donated several foreign books and magazines.
- Day (Japan)
transliterated the Japanese
titles in western characters for this site and helped with
many cover scans. He was surprised to discover that I knew more
Japanese PJF translations than he did...
with information and cover scans of some of the Lithuanian books.
friend, and a fellow SF collector, helped and still helps with
information. He bought
on vacation many translated editions for me, for instance from
France, Germany and the Czech Republic. He even donated some books, for
instance a Russian edition he found in former East-Berlin.
and former SF, PJF and ERB collector, helped when I first
project in 1987 with lots of information and photocopies of articles,
and fanzines. In 2006 he sold many of his PJF items to me, he stopped
a good friend, and a fellow PJF collector, lent me several of his PJF
first editions and other books, when I did not have them yet, to scan
the covers; he also donated a very rare hardcover edition.
and colleague, gave me the idea to bring the PJF Bibliography online in
1998, after he had done the same with his beer
While on vacation I buy local beer for him, so even if there are not
that many —or none at all— PJF books to collect I
can collect new beer
bottles for him. Alas,
I have to take the full bottles back home because Harry wants to drink
the beers himself...
my wife for 25 years,
for her support while I searched for PJF editions while on vacation
countries, and for keeping up with me while I did spent so much time at
with my already huge PJF collection and this online bibliography.
friend, and a collector of books, magazines and many
collectibles, like blues CD's and movie DVD's,
lent me several of his items to scan the covers.
friend and colleague, who is a regular visitor to Denmark, donated the
with information and cover scans of the Polish books.
with some cover scans and additional information on Portuguese editions.
information about some Romanian editions.
with information of some Romanian editions, and scanned some covers.
helped with information
about many Russian editions and cover scans; he even donated several
information about some Russian editions.
Miguel and Rosa Maria (Spain)
of a once existing Spanish
helped with most
of the information and cover scans of Spanish translations, before I
had my own copies of the books.
the information about a new Spanish translation of a story.
with information and cover scans of Swedish translations.
photo of the cover of the Swedish Efter
King Kongs Fall
for this site.
the names of the cover artists of several not credited covers.
- Val Edwards (UK)
recognized that the uncredited cover artist of the 1983 Sphere edition
of The Lord of the Trees
is in fact Les Edwards.
an ERB and PJF collector, helped me with lots of information. He also
me several US books by PJF and even got me some items signed by Boris
Vallejo. I have exchanged these for copies of Dutch and other foreign
PJF collector, and webmaster of The
Official PJF Home
Page, provided information and photocopies of several items.
PJF collector of all (international) publications,
and moderator of the former The
Official PJF Forum, helped
with information and scans of some books.
of PJF's books published internationally, helped with new information
on story publications (reprints), unknown publications of books, and
also donated anthologies, magazines and fanzines.
a PJF collector,
had regularly helped with information, scans and books by or about PJF.
also made copies for me of a taped interview with PJF and of the Riverworld
PJF collector, helped with the cover scans of two German pulp
and donated a Tarzan comic with a published letter
D. Vernon (US)
with a cover scan of a book
with his interview
with PJF in it, and donated both volumes of The Sound of
with missing information, for instance on the contents of the
fanzine Wold Atlas
#4 and missing letters.
H. Scheetz (US)
editor of Farmerage,
and good friend of the Farmers, has sent
information about a published letter in the fanzine Philosophical Gas.
information and made cover scans of several older French editions in
early days of this online bibliography.
J. Breitenbach (US)
with information about the cover artist of a book.
information about the cover artist of a program book.
- Marc Witz (US)
informed us about the cover artist (Fred Pfeiffer) of the 1975 Bantam
edition of Doc
Savage. Years later Win Scott Eckert
discovered that the cover art actually had been done by Roger