The Grandest Adventure: Writings on Philip José Farmer

by Christopher Paul Carey

Foreword by Michael Croteau
Cover art by Charles Berlin

To mark the centenary year of the birth of one of science fiction and fantasy’s undisputed masters, Philip José Farmer (1918–2009), Farmer scholar and collaborator Christopher Paul Carey has collected in these pages a large selection of his essays and interviews on Farmer and his work. Written over a period of more than twenty years, these pieces, many of them originally published in obscure and hard-to-find places, offer insights into some of Farmer’s most important and popular novels and stories. One of the most momentous books yet published on Philip José Farmer’s writing, The Grandest Adventure will make a welcome addition to the libraries of fans, devotees, and casual science fiction readers alike.


Foreword by Michael Croteau
Farmer’s Escape from Loki: A Closer Look
The Green Eyes Have It—Or Are They Blue?  or Another Case of Identity Recased
A Meteor over Pangaea
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?  Philip José Farmer and Sufism
An Inhabitant of Khokarsa
More Real Than Life Itself: Philip José Farmer’s Fictional-Author Period
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
On Writing The Song of Kwasin
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 Kor
On Writing Hadon, King of Opar
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
About the Author

Publisher: Leaky Boot Press
Trade Paperback: 286 pages
ISBN: 978-1-909849-61-7
List Price: $18.99
Publication Date: July 2, 2018

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