Stories about Philip José Farmer
- God of the Naked Unicorn by Ova Hamlet (Richard A. Lupoff)
First Appeared in: Fantastic, August 1976
Also appeared in: SHERLOCK HOLMES THROUGH TIME AND SPACE, 1984
Also appeared in: BEFORE...12:01...AFTER, 1996
Also appeared in: THE COMPLEAT OVA HAMLET, 1984
Richard Lupoff's Ova Hamlet stories were written as parodies of many science fiction authors. This story parodies Phil's work in that many pulp characters are brought together to battle one evil super genius, Albert Payson Agricola.
- VAMPIRELLA #4: BLOOD WEDDING by Ron Goulart
paperback, Warner Books, 1976
In this story Farmer does not appear, he is only mentioned; "It is a continuing endeavor, probably an endless quest. Most of the authorities – Montague Summers, Lewis Spence, Professor Farmer – have done scarcely enough."
- PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER CONQUIERT L'UNIVERS by Francois Mottier
paperback, Editions Glenat, 1980
A wild science fiction story in which Philip José Farmer is the main character. There is also an afterword by Farmer.
- Have You Heard the One...? by Spider Robinson
First Appeared in: TIME TRAVELERS STRICTLY CASH, Penguin Putnam, 1981
Time traveller Josie Bauer drops a hint in the story when she mentions that her father is the author of the Riverworld series.
- THE AQUILIAD by Somtow Sucharitkul
paperback, Pocket Books, 1983
This is a humorous alternate history novel where Rome does not fall and in fact discovers the Americas. There are science fiction authors mentioned throughout the book; references are made to to Judean Asimianus, the anthology Visus Periculosi by Alienus Elysianis, Dune and several very funny references to Apollodorus, which is the pseudonym for the very great scholar P. Josephus Agricola.
- The Brigadier in Check—and Mate by Sterling E. Lanier
First Appeared in: THE CURIOUS QUESTS OF BRIGADIER FFELLOWS, Donald M. Grant, 1986
In this is a lost-race story one of the natives tells of a man who came when she was little; his name was Felipe José Labrador. He wrote scrolls and told them of another Atlantean city in Africa named Opar.
- Infamy by Edward Morris
First Appeared in: Oceans of the Mind, Summer 2006
Also appeared in: THE WORLDS OF PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER 1: Protean Dimensions, Meteor House, 2010 trade paperback
This story is set in a world where William Burroughs, not Edgar Rice Burroughs, wrote about a Jungle Lord. In this wildly alternate history story ERB is president and William Burroughs is visited in his hotel room by his biggest fan, a young 21 year old fledgling writer named Philip José Farmer. There are many other twists in history in this well done story.
- Feet of Sciron by Rhys Hughes
First Appeared in: HELLBOY: ODDEST JOBS, Dark Horse 2008
In this story Hellboy encounters Philip José Farmer who has been resurrected on a strange world as a boatman on a million mile long river...
- The Time Distorer by Paul Spiteri
First Appeared in: Farmercon 90 Convention Program, August 2008
Also Appeared in (revised and expanded): Farmerphile 15, Janaury 2009
Here we learn the real “story behind the scenes” of Phil’s own “behind-the-scenes” novel, THE OTHER LOG OF PHILEAS FOGG.
- TWISTHORN BELLOW by Rhys Hughes
paperback, Atomic Fez, 2010
Phil himself appears in a scene very similar to the Hellboy scene Hughes wrote in 2008. Farmer is also mentioned throughout the novel as characters read his books.
- Le Maréchal by Paul Spiteri
First appeared in: THE WORLDS OF PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER 1: Protean Dimensions, Meteor House, 2010 trade paperback
In this sequel to "The Time Distorter" Phil goes back to the thirteenth century to meet Queen Elenor. But due to a miscalculation he arrives too late and must find another way to spend ten years in the distant past.