I'd talked myself into thinking that it didn't matter if I never got the "Tarzan and the Golden Lion" award from the Burroughs bibliophiles, but when it came two days ago, I wept when i saw it. So much for fooling yourself. You don't know how happy this has made me. I got to thinking about those golden days when I was reading ERB's books for the first time, borrowed from the local library (I started when I was 8 or 9, about 1926 or 1927) or when my parents gave me one for Christmas. Anyhow, I was overwhelmed. The pastiche on the incident from "Tarzan the Untamed" will go ahead at Ballantine books. Kaor!

          Philip Josť Farmer
          Peoria, Illinois