News & What's New - November 2010
Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
30 Nov 2010

Titan Books will publish a new edition of Phil Farmer's The Adventure of the Peerless Peer. It will be published in June 2011 in the series The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

I have this news from The Official PJF Home Page, where there is more information about the influences Sherlock Holmes has had on the writing career of Farmer.

Memoirs of Lord Greystoke
29 Nov 2010

I have had some problems to correctly place some items in the bibliography. Two of the three items (both about Tarzan) had originally been placed before in the Short Fiction section, but I had put them a long time ago for now unknown reasons on the pages of Farmer's Non Fiction.

I'm talking about the pieces: "Extracts from the Memoirs of Lord Greystoke", "Tarzan Lives" and "Jonathan Swift Somers III: Cosmic Traveller in a Wheelchair".
But all three items are definitely fiction: fictional memoirs, a fictional interview and a fictional biography. No doubt about this. So, these pieces will finally be placed in the Short Fiction section, the first of which has been done with the Memoirs of Lord Greystoke. The others will be done when I'm at that part of the alphabet with restyling the short fiction pages.

Fourth Riverworld novel from Tor
25 Nov 2010

Just received the trade paperback of The Magic Labyrinth, published by Tor. This is the fourth novel in Philip José Farmer's famous Riverword series, long thought to be the final volume in the series.
Farmer himself said so in his foreword, also printed in this edition: "Now ends the Riverworld series, all loose ends tied together into a sword-resisting Gordian knot, all the human mysteries revealed, the millions of miles of The River and the many years of quests and The Quest completed."

But Farmer wrote a fifth novel to finalize the series, Gods of Riverworld. This one will be published by Tor early next year.

Last trade hardcovers for sale!
24 Nov 2010

PS Publishing (UK) still has some copies left of the trade hardcover of The City Beyond Play. The novel had been started by Farmer, but Danny Adams finally finished it in 2007.
Originally sold for £10.00 it is now for sale at £3.99. That is less than you pay for a mass market paperback.
Don't wait, order your copy now with PS Publishing.

Dominic Harman
At the printer for December publication
24 Nov 2010

Subterranean Press received the first review of the new Farmer collection, Up the Bright River.
The review is from Publisher's Weekly: "This posthumous collection of 16 works by Hugo winner Farmer (1918-2009) provides an excellent introduction to the themes that permeated much of his writing, even if it doesn't include many of his most important stories... [Up the Bright River] will appeal to both new readers and established fans, especially as many of the inclusions have not been widely reprinted."

The collection is at the printer and will be published next month. You can order your copy for $40 with SubPress.

Bob Eggleton
Back from vacation in Vietnam
22 Nov 2010

At the end of October we —my wife Frouwke and I— flew to Vietnam, for a vacation of three weeks. We traveled in this country several thousand kilometers, from Ho Chi Minh City (former Saigon) in the south to Hanoi in the north. We visited places like the Mekong Delta, Huê, Hôi An, My Son, Lao Cai (at the Chinese border), Sapa, Ha Long Bay and many more.
The Vietnamese are very friendly, the food is generally good to fine and the country is beautiful. So, we had a wonderful time with many great impressions, we took lots of photos.

Like this one in Ha Long Bay while on a boat trip.

A woman of the Flower Hmong tribe in traditional dress.

Added Books
Only one publication was added on the book pages in November.

The Magic Labyrinth
The new edition in trade paperback from Tor, 2010.
These are the numbers for the book pages in November 2010.

1704 publications
1127 different covers

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