science fiction story! On the planet Ozagen the linguist Hal Yarrow
falls in love –which is strictly forbidden– with
the the local
Jeanette. To make things worse, Jeanette is not even human...
Samuel Mines wrote this in Startling
"THE LOVERS is a story we would like to introduce
with trumpets and fanfare—maybe even a parade. We feel that
about it. We are restrained with difficulty from raving only because we
know our dignity would suffer.
We think this story is a delicate and beautiful, yet powerful and
shocking piece of work. We are amazed that so strong and sure a drama
could come from a new young writer. We believe we are here launching
the career of a man who will shortly be ranked with the few at the very
top. We think Philip José Farmer is the find of the year.
After you've read it, the verdict will be with you."
in Startling Stories
Kokomo, IN: Better Publications, Inc.
Volume 27, No. 1
Earle K. Bergey
Illustrated by Virgil Finlay. There is also a letter by PJF in
this issue (not about the story).
in The Prentice Hall Anthology of
Science Fiction and
Garyn G. Roberts
Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall
trade paperback (23×15cm)
not priced [= $ 47.00]
Frank R. Paul
Teaching anthology of 87 stories. With an introduction,
discussing Farmer's contribution to the field.
Best of Philip José Farmer
Dorman T. Skindler
Burton, MI: Subterranean Press
03/2006 (numbered, signed, in slipcase)
04/2006 (lettered, signed, in traycase}
$ 38.00 | $ 175.00 | $ 300.00
Published in three different editions.