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traditional science workslightly detailed thoughts his traditional science fiction workSlightly detailed thoughts 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 helps 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 thishis traditional science
the fourth book in the series The Worlds of Philip Josefourth book in the series The Worlds of Philip Jose 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 pages and it was originally a novella published in Startling Stories in June 1953 It was expanded into the novel A Woman A Day in 1960 As Arthur Sipo points 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 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.
A and the faces we wear in public versus private all wrapped in a mystery about a woman s identity surrounded by a spy thriller the character is undercover in the totalitarian society with a classic SF trope aliens whose biology naturally has affect on human behavoir blended in It s a seuel to Farmer s The Lovers and I definitely now want to read that novel The new fiction comes from a variety of authors authorized to play 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 the Whale is a worthy follow up to Farmer s The Wind Whales of Ishmael Both Paul Spiteri and Christopher Paul Carey play in the 23rd century set story cycle featuring Father John Carmody and Detective Raspold Spiteri s tale is featuring Father John Carmody and Detective Raspold Spiteri s tale is SF cautionary tale not every alien culture is perhaps 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 perceived errors in the timing and terminology of the extant Carmody Raspold tales Both are very fun readsIf ou re even partially a Farmer fan Hummer you really can t afford to pass up the Worlds of PJF series from Meteor House and this. Ct of Farmer's career Volume four focuses on what is perhaps the most obvious andet somehow also the most overlooked aspect of that career his work as a classic science fiction authorIn addition to rare and unpublished mater. Another wonderful collection curated by Meteor House publisher Michael Croteau focusing this time the classic SF among Farmer s huge expanse of works Robert Silverberg nostalgic foreword leads things off and makes me wish I could have met Mr Farmer I ve et 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 Youris still revered than in his own country to meet Phil and Bette and Art Sippo s For Where Your Is details the process by which the novella Moth and 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 pieces in the book as well fiction pieces in the book as well 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 interesting perspectives on Farmer his work and his processMore than half of the book is fiction old and new The old is the re publishing after too long out of print of Farmer s original text for Moth and Rust a very compelling story about totalitarian regimes social and individual paranoi. The Worlds of Philip Jose 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 on a different aspe.
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