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Works about Philip José Farmer (1): Books A-Z
The entries are in alphabetical order of the writer's name.
If more than one publication is mentioned, the publication of which a cover scan is included is indicated with a . Click on a cover to see it enlarged.


Brizzi, Mary T. - Philip José Farmer
Critical study on the life and works of PJF, with essays about the Riverworld, World of Tiers, Night of Light, Venus on the Half-Shell and more. With a selected bibliography, which lists As You Desire as a published book. It's not!
  • Starmont House (Starmont Reader's Guide 3), ISBN 0-916732-05-3, trade paperback, -/1980, 80 pages, $ 3.95
    [2nd printing: -/1981, $ 5.95.]
  • Borgo Press, ISBN 0-89370-034-7, hardcover, -/1980,
    80 pages, $ 16.95


Stephen Fabian
   

Carey, Christopher Paul - The Grandest Adventure
Subtitle: Writings on Philip José Farmer 1996-2018.
A collection with a selection of Carey's essay and interviews with him. Illustrated with photos and many book covers.
Contents:
- "Foreword", by Michael Croteau
- "Preface"
- "Farmer's Escape from Loki: A Closer Look"
- "The Green Eyes Have It—Or Are They Blue?"
- "A Meteor Over Pangea"
- "The Innocent Dilemma: Reflections on The Unnaturals"
- "On Hadon of Ancient Opar"
- "Through the Seventh Gate: Pursuing Farmer's Sources in Savageology"
- "The Grand Master of Peoria"
- "Philip José Farmer on the Road to the Emerald City"
- "The Archaeology of Khokarsa: Sources in Farmer's Ancient Oparian Motherland"
- "The Magic Filing Cabinet and The Missing Page"
- "How Much Free Will Does a Pumpkin Have?"
- "An Inhabitant of Khokarsa" (interview)
- "More Real Than Life Itself: Philip José Farmer's Fictional-Author Period"
- "In the Alien Corn: Philip José Farmer and The Other"
- "Philip José Farmer and the Cross-time Continuum"
- "Philip José Farmer: A Remembrance"
- "Philip José Farmer and Edgar Rice Burroughs: A Shared Mythography"
- "Philip José Farmer's Influence" (interview)
- "On Writing The Song of Kwasin" (interview)
- "Gribardsun and the Prehistoric Wold Newton Family"
- "Collaborating with a Grand Master"
- "The Literary Archaeology of Khokarsa"
- "An Archaeology of Dreams"
- "A Carmody-Raspold Chronology"
- "The Foundation of Kôr" (interview)
- "On Writing Hadon, King of Opar" (interview)
- "On Restoring Farmer's Flight to Opar"
- "A History of The Song of Kwasin"
- "Let's Go..."
- "Postscript—Philip José Farmer: The Next Hundred Years"
  • Leaky Boot Press, ISBN 978-1-909849-61-7, trade paperback, 07/2018, 283 pages, $18.99


Charles Berlin
   

Chapman, Edgar L. - The Magic Labyrinth of Philip José Farmer
Critical and comprehensive look at Farmer's major themes and fiction. With a selected bibliography. "...Generally, Chapman has done an admirable job...", Gary K. Wolfe in his review of this book in Science Fiction Studies #37, Volume 12 Part 3, November 1985.
  • Borgo Press (The Milford Series - Popular Writers of Today, Volume 38), ISBN 0-89370-158-0, hardcover [no dustjacket], -/1984, 96 pages, $ 11.95
  • Borgo Press (The Milford Series - Popular Writers of Today, Volume 38), ISBN 0-89370-258-7, trade paperback, -/1984,
    96 pages, $ 4.95
  • Borgo Press / Wildside Press (The Milford Series - Popular Writers of Today, Volume 38), ISBN 978-0-89370-158-1, hardcover [no dustjacket], not dated [= 09/2007], 96 pages,
    $ 19.95
    [A photograhic reprint of the 1984 edition, no updates.]


Michael Pastucha
   

Croteau, Michael - Collecting Philip José Farmer - The Illustrated Guide - Volume 1
A beautiful book with 128 full color illustrations of most USA hardcover and first paperback editions, plus some British editions. With a foreword by Farmer.
  • Brobdingnagian Press, no ISBN, trade paperback, -/1998,
    72 pages, $ 25.00


Keith Howell
   

Croteau, Michael (editor) - FarmerCon I
Program booklet for the convention of July 30-31, 2006 in Peoria, Illinois. It was held at the house of the Farmers, on invitation only.
Contents:
- Farmercon I - Parallel Con Reports:
- An Outsider, on the Inside
- Peorian Rhapsody (in Purple)
- A Peace on Refelection
- "To Your Battered Scotties Go", by Walt Liebscher
- "The Fabulous Showboat", by Walt Liebscher
  • Michael Croteau, pamphlet, 07/2006 (12 unnumbered pages)


Keith Howell
   

Croteau, Michael (editor) - FarmerCon II
Program booklet for the convention of August 4-5, 2007 in Peoria, Illinois. It was held at the house of the Farmers, on invitation only.
Contents:
- Welcome to Farmercon II
- Letters (from some who were not able to come)
[Fictional letters by characters from Phil's stories.]
- "A Kick in the Side", by Christopher Paul Carey
  • Michael Croteau, pamphlet, 08/2007 (16 unnumbered pages)


Shannon Robicheaux
   

Croteau, Michael (editor) - FarmerCon 90 (III)
Program booklet for the convention of July 26, 2008 in Peoria, Illinois.
It was called FarmerCon 90 because of Farmer's 90th birthday earlier that year.
Contents:
- FarmerCon 90 Schedule of Events
- What Exactly is a "Farmercon" Anyway?
- Just One Day, by Paul Spiteri
[Travel log of his one day trip from the UK to the USA.]
- Collaborating with a Grand Master (announcements):
- Getting Ready to Write, by Phil & Paul Spiteri
- The Song of Kwasin, by Phil & Christopher Paul Carey
- The Evil in Pemberly House, by Phil & Win Scott Eckert
- Cougar by the Tail, by Phil & Tracy Knight
- 2008 Award for Achievement in Wold Newton Studies
- The 2008 Farmerphile Awards for Best Article and Best Artwork
- "The Time Distorter", by uncredited [= Paul Spiteri]
[Story of how Farmer became Phileas Fogg, with the use of a time machine.]
  • Michael Croteau, pamphlet, 07/2008 (24 unnumbered pages)


Keith Howell
   

Croteau, Michael (editor) - FarmerCon IV
Program booklet for the convention of June 6-7, 2009 in Peoria, Illinois. This was "The Philip José Farmer Memorial Gathering", because of Phil's death on February 25th, 2009.
Contents:
- FarmerCon IV Schedule of Events
- Phil's Biggest Fan: Bette Farmer
- "Under the Cover", afterword by Philip José Farmer
- "The Cache of Inspiration from Peoria", by Steve Matson
- "Strangers and Brothers", by Philip José Farmer
- What Philip José Farmer Taught Me
(By Farmerphiles Near and Far)
- "Down in Phil Farmer's Basement", by Steven Connelly
- "The Keys to the Gates", by Gary K. Wolfe
- 2009 Award for Achievement in Wold Newton Studies
- 2009 Farmerphile Awards for Best Article & Artwork
- The Rite of Writing the Right Words
(Philip José Farmer's Opening Lines)
- "The Bright Heart of Eternity", by John Allen Small
  • Michael Croteau, pamphlet, 06/2009 (44 unnumbered pages)


Charles Berlin
   

Croteau, Michael (editor) - FarmerCon V
Program booklet for the convention of June 25-27, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. Held in conjunction with the Locus Awards Weekend and the Hall of Fame Induction at the SF Museum.
Contents:
- FarmerCon History
- Who - What - Where - When
- "The Man of a Thousand Heroes" by Paul Spiteri
- Past FarmerCon Programs
- "Philip José Farmer on Roger Zelezny" (by PJF)
- The Worlds of Philip José Farmer (announcement)
  • Michael Croteau, pamphlet, 06/2010, (16 unnumbered pages}

   

Croteau, Michael (editor) - FarmerCon VI Supplement
This year not a FarmerCon program booklet, but a special supplement in the magazine that was published for PulpFest 2011. FarmerCon was taking place at PulpFest, July 29-31, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio.
Contents of the supplement:
- "So, Just Who Is Philip José Farmer Anyway", by Michael Croteau
- FarmerCon VI Programming
- Meteor House Presents: The Worlds of Philip José Farmer - Of Dust and Souls. Includes the following small excerpts of three stories:
- "Strangers & Brothers"
- "Skinburn"
- "Kwasin and the Bear God"
  • The Pulpster No. 20, July 2011
    [Magazine, published for PulpFest 2011. Edited by Tony Davis. The Pulpster has a four page 'FarmerCon VI Supplement'.]


Graves Gladney
   

Croteau, Michael (editor) - FarmerCon VII
Program booklet for the convention of August 9-12, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. Held in conjunction with PulpFest 2012.
Contents:
- FarmerCon VIII: Schedule of Events
- "Closing the Khokarsa Cycle - The Story of a Song" by uncredited
[= Christopher Paul Carey?]
- "The Wold Newton Family and Universe - An Introduction" by
uncredited [= Win Scott Eckert?]
- "The Princess of Terra" by Charlotte Corday Marat (= PJF)
  • Michael Croteau, pamphlet, 08/2012, 20 pages


Bob Eggleton
   

Croteau, Michael (editor) - FarmerCon VIII
Program booklet for the convention of July 25-28, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. Held in conjunction with PulpFest 2013.
Contents:
- FarmerCon VIII: Schedule of Events
- FarmerCon VIII: Even More Thing to Do
- "Through the Seventh Gate" by Christopher Paul Carey
- "Excerpt from The Scarlet Jaguar" by Win Scott Eckert
- "Afterword to Doc Savage Omnibus #13" by Philip José Farmer
  • Michael Croteau, pamphlet, 07/2013, (20 unnumbered pages)


David Burton
   

Croteau, Michael (editor) - FarmerCon IX
Program booklet for the convention of August 7-10, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Held in conjunction with PulpFest 2014.
Contents:
- FarmerCon IX: Schedule of Events
- FarmerCon IX: Even More Thing to Do
- "Voyage to Strange Days" by Michael Croteau
- "The Foundation of Kôr", interview with Christopher Paul Carey
- "Announcing The Monster on Hold by PJF and Win Scott Eckert"
- "Introduction" and "The Monster on Hold", by Philip José Farmer
  • Meteor House/Michael Croteau, pamphlet, 08/2014, (24 unnumbered pages)


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Croteau, Michael (editor) - FarmerCon X
Program booklet for the convention that was held from August 13-16, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. Held in conjunction with PulpFest 2015.
Contents:
- FarmerCon X: Schedule of Events
- FarmerCon X: Even More Thing to Do
- An Interview with Christopher Paul Carey, by Zacharias L.A. Nuninga
- The Evolution of Meteor House's Signed Limited Edition Novellas
- "The Freshman", story by Philip José Farmer
  • Michael Croteau, pamphlet, 08/2015, (28 unnumbered pages)


Keith Howell
   

Croteau, Michael (editor) - FarmerCon XI
Program booklet for the convention that was held from July 21-24, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. Held in conjunction with PulpFest 2016.
Contents:
- FarmerCon XI: Schedule of Events
- FarmerCon XI: Even More Thing to Do
- An Interview with Danny Adams, by Michael Croteau
- Collaborating with Philip José Farmer (The FarmerCon Panel)
- "Getting Ready to Write: A Polytropical Paramyth" by Philip José Farmer & Paul Spiteri
  • Meteor House, pamphlet, 07/2016 (18 unnumbered pages)


Keith Howell
   

Croteau, Michael (editor) - FarmerCon XII
Program booklet for the convention that was held from July 27-30, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA. Held in conjunction with PulpFest 2017.
Contents:
- FarmerCon XII: Schedule of Events
- FarmerCon XII: Even More Thing to Do
- "A Slender Tribute to a Big Man", by Philip José Farmer
- "Man of War—A Two Hawks Adventure (Interview with Heidi Ruby Miller)", by Michael Croteau
- "Looking Ahead to 2018", by Paul Spiteri
  • Meteor House, pamphlet, 07/2017 (14 unnumbered pages)


Keith Howell
   

Croteau, Michael (editor) - FarmerCon 100 (1-2-3)
Three program booklets for the 13th FarmerCon that was held on July 26-29, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. Held in conjunction with PulpFest 2018. The program book was divided in three pamphlets, each one with a part of the continuous cover illustration done by Keith Howell.
See here the complete cover.

FarmerCon 100 (1), contents:
- FarmerCon 100: Schedule of Events
- FarmerCon 100: Even More Thing to Do
- "Philip José Farmer: Daring", by Darrell Schweitzer
- "The 1970s excerpt", by Michael Croteau
[Part of of the 1970s decade introduction from The Philip José Farmer Centennial Collection.]
- "An Exclusive Interview with Lord Greystoke", by Philip José Farmer
[Only the Introduction to the interview, and the "Editor's Note".]

FarmerCon 100 (2), contents:
- "Philip José Farmer: A Remembrance", by Christopher Paul Carey
- "A Brief History of FarmerCon", by Leo Queequeg Tincrowder
[Who and why using this pseudonym is beyond me... Tincrowder is also spelled wrong: it is Tincrowdor.]
- "Sexual Implications of the Charge of the Light Brigade", by
Philip José Farmer

FarmerCon 100 (3), contents:
- "The Truth of the Nine", by Frank Schildiner
- "FarmerCon Memories" (photo page)
- "The Light-Hog Incident", by Philip José Farmer
- "FarmerCon 100 Word Search" (puzzle)
  • Meteor House, 3 pamphlets, 07/2018 (10+10+10 unnumbered pages)


Keith Howell

Keith Howell

Keith Howell
   

Croteau, Michael (editor) - Living Legend Reception
This reception was held on May 19, 2001 in honor of Philip José Farmer receiving the 2001 Grand Master Award. This booklet is a report of the event, with many photos. It also contains the announcement of the SFWA president, that PJF is the Grand Master for 2001, and a photo of the award.
  • Michael Croteau, pamphlet, 05/2001, (24 unnumbered pages)
    [Privately published by Michael Croteau.]


Charles Berlin
   

Croteau, Michael (editor) - The Lovers
A nice chapbook published on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of "The Lovers" on August 10, 2002 in Peoria. It was given for free to the people attending the celebration. It contains original art, reprinted letters about "The Lovers" from the magazines short after its first publication in 1952, a portrait of Phil by Harlan Ellison, many letters from other science fiction authors congratulating Phil with this anniversary, and the text of the plaque that Farmer received during the celebration from the International Philip José Farmer Fan Club.
  • Michael Croteau, pamphlet, 08/2002, 24 pages
    [Privately published by Michael Croteau.]


Shannon Robicheaux
   

Knapp, Lawrence - The First Editions of Philip José Farmer
Bibliography. Very useful at the time of publication, although is misses several (non-fiction) items. It lists As You Desire as a published book, it's not!
  • David G. Turner, pamphlet, 06/1976, 8 pages, $ 1.50


   

Nuninga, Zacharias L.A. - Philip José Farmer - Bibliography
A privately published and very limited edition. Comprehensive bibliography, it lists all known editions and translations, short fiction, non fiction and covers much else by and about Farmer. It was the start for this website eventually.
  • Zacharias L.A. Nuninga, pamphlet, -/1989, 26 pages
    [Privately published by Zacharias L.A. Nuninga.]

   

Small, John Allen - The Beast and Other Secret Histories
Subtitle: Writings Inspired By The Father Of The Wold Newton Mythos.
A collection of Wold Newton Universe essays, with which Small celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Philip José Farmer.
Contents:
- "Introduction"
- "The Beast"
- "The Phelps Dossier"
- "The Forgotten Sackett"
- "Kiss of the Vampire"
- "The Eugenics War: Declassified"
- "A Case of a Case of Secret Identity Recased"
- "The Questor File"
- "The Bat, the Hornet and the Shadow"
- "Fogg the Third"
- "The Super Friends-Scooby Doo Counter-Revolution Polka"
- "The Bright Heart of Eternity"
  • Ethan Books, ISBN 1-9740-8812-X, trade paperback, 04/2018, 146 pages, $10.00


John Allen Small
   

Stephensen-Payne, Phil and Benson Jr., Gordon - Philip José Farmer: Good-Natured Ground Breaker
A very comprehensive bibliography. It covers in eighteen sections all the works by and about Farmer through 1990. One of the best bibliographies of Farmer's work on paper.
  • Galactic Central, pamphlet, 03/1987
    [First draft.]
  • Galactic Central, ISBN 0-912613-11-4, pamphlet, 08/1988,
    23 pages, £ 1.75 / $ 3.00
    [Updated and corrected version.]
  • Galactic Central (Volume 23), ISBN 1-871133-22-X, pamphlet, 07/1990, 63 pages, £ 2.75 / $ 4.50
    [2nd Revised Edition.]
  • Borgo Press, ISBN ?, hardcover, -/1990, 63 pages
    [Intended for libraries only.]

   
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