Contributions to other author's books

The following list contains all of the introductions, forewords and afterwords that Farmer has written in other people's books.
EVIL COMPANIONS by Michael Perkins
paperback, Essex House, 1968
Afterword, no info as of yet.

QUEEN OF HEAT by Michael Perkins
paperback, Essex House, 1968
In the afterword Farmer discusses the journey taken by the main character and theme of the story.

THE BITTER SEED by Henry Toledano
paperback, Essex House, 1969
In the afterword Farmer compares the author Henry Toledano to Henry Miller.

THE GEEK by Alice Louise Ramirez
paperback, Essex House, 1969
Farmer wrote the afterword, discussing how the book's animal and freak show sex scenes oddly reminded him of a book he read as a child.

MINDBLOWER by Charles McNaughton Jr
paperback, Essex House, 1969
Afterword, no info as of yet. The picture is not for the squeemish.

CURIOUS FRAGMENTS by Jack London
hardcover, Kennikat, 1976
Farmer wrote a preface for this collection of Jack London scifi stories. He not only discussed the stories in this volume but also London's better known works that have greatly influenced him.

THE ADVENTURES OF HERLOCK SHOLMES by Peter Todd
hardcover, Mysterious Press, 1976, limited to 250 signed copies and 100 trade copies
In this very long introduction Phil discusses the large number of writers, many amateurs, who have written about Holmes which leads him into the story of founding a scion chapter of the Baker Street Irregulars in Peoria. He then talks about Charles Harold St. John Hamilton who wrote under many pen names, including Peter Todd, the author of these Herlock Sholmes stories. In researching Hamilton/Todd for this collection Farmer discovered that his own fictional author series was not as original an idea as he had thought. Hamilton had preceded him as early as 1915!

THE ARSENE LEPINE - HERLOCK SOAMES AFFAIR by S. Chester Beach
hardcover, Aspen Press, 1976, limited to 200 handbound copies
trade paperback, Aspen Press, 1976, limited to 500 trade copies
In Farmer's introduction he discusses this Sherlock Holmes parody, other parody's and pastiches and some that Farmer would like to write.

BORIS BOOK TWO Ed. by Mark Feldman
trade paperback, Anaconda Press, 1978
Introduction, Farmer talks about admiring Boris's work the first time he saw it, and compares Boris's Tarzan covers to Allen St. John's. He also talks about how he has been pleasantly surprised at Boris's covers for his own books, and how well they illustrate his vision of the characters.

ALL THE LIES THAT ARE MY LIFE by Harlan Ellison
hardcover, Underwood Miller 1980
Afterword, one of several that discuss Harlan as much as the book at hand.

THE BEST OF RANDALL GARRETT, Ed. by Robert Silverberg
paperback, Pocket Books, 1982
Contains, The Man Who Came for Christmas, an essay by Farmer about a visit by Randall Garrett that lasted three years. Also talks about frat-house style adventures at early science fiction conventions.

HOUSE OF CAIN by Arthur Upfield
hardcover, McMillan, 1983
Foreword, Farmer talks about this long lost novel and Upfield's mystery novels about the half aboriginal detective Napolean Bonaparte. Farmer also has an interesting theory about Bony's father.

THE GAS by Charles Platt
trade paperback, Savoy, 1985
Foreword, Farmer discusses the books staying power and its value beyond porn.

THE DIGITAL WRISTWATCH OF PHILIP K. DICK by Richard A. Lupoff
trade paperback, Canyon Press, 1985
Foreword, Farmer writes about Philip K. Dick's offbeat way of looking at things and feels that he would have aproved of this book by Richard A. Lupoff about PKD's being reincarnated as a digital wristwatch.

THE OFFICE by Frederick Brown
hardcover, McMillan, 1987
Foreword, no info as of yet.

DUNE by Frank Herbert
hardcover, Easton Press, 1987
One of 15 remembrances by notable science fiction authors. Phil talks about meeting Frank and the contribution Frank's wife made in doing research for him. Phil also mentions his favorite Herbert novel THE SANTAROGA BARRIER.

BEFORE ADAM by Jack London
hardcover, Easton Press, 1987
Farmer gives a short bio of London and discusses his early work as well as the story at hand.

DOC SAVAGE OMNIBUS #13 by Kenneth Robeson
paperback, Bantam, 1990
Afterword, Farmer discusses the Bantam reprints and his upcoming novel ESCAPE FROM LOKI.

DEN NEVERWHERE by Richard Corben
trade paperback, Fantagor Press, 1991
Introduction, Farmer talks about the similarities between Neverwhere and Oz and John Carter's Mars. He also hopes there will be a sequel and mentions that once you have seen a Richard Corben painting, you will always recognize hiw work there after.

THE ULTIMATE WITCH Ed. by Byron Preiss
trade paperback, Dell, 1992
Also appeared as Suffer a Witch to Live in: PEARLS FROM PEORIA, Subterranean Press, 2006 hardcover
Introduction, Farmer discusses witches, good and bad, from the stone age to today.

ROBERT BLOCH: APPRECIATIONS OF THE MASTER Ed. by Richard Matheson
hardcover, Tor, 1995
Contains More Than Most, a remembrance by Philip Josť Farmer.

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS THE EXHAUSTIVE SCHOLAR'S AND COLLECTOR'S DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY by Robert B. Zeuschner
hardcover, McFarland, 1996
trade paperback, McFarland, 2007
Farmer wrote a short introduction to this mammoth work.

TARZAN LE MONSTRE by Lovern Kindzierski
comic book, Dark Horse Comics, 1998
It is fitting that Farmer wrote the introduction to this comic book which contains three stories about Tarzan's adventures with The Phantom of the Opera, Frankensteins Monster and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

FANTASTIC TALES by Jack London
trade paperback, Bison Bks Corp, 1998
This book reprints the introduction Farmer wrote for CURIOUS FRAGMENTS.

THE ASTONISHED EYE by Tracy Knight
hardcover, PS Publishing, 2001
hardcover, (first US printing) Five Star, 2003
Introduction, Farmer talks about Tracy Knight's background and other shorter fiction. He also says that Tracy has a "knack for storytelling" and "story elements seem at first sight to be staples of the science-fiction/fantasy field, they are shown at a different angle or with an intriguing interpretation."

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