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Zacharias L.A. Nuninga

Russian and Ukrainian books
4 Feb 2018
From the Russian online shop I received, within a week, two parcels with twelve books from Russia and Ukraine. All are hardcovers.

The books, omnibuses and anthologies, are already known and included in the bibliography. I will check the data in the bibliography against the books, and correct these if necessary. Also will replace the covers with my own scans.
This will keep me busy for a while...
And I need more bookshelves.
The Philip José Farmer Centennial Collection
1 Feb 2018
Meteor House is celebrating Farmer's 100th Birthday with a huge collection. Nearly 950 pages with 58 pieces of short fiction and non-fiction, all by the Grand Master Philip José Farmer.

This book, The Philip José Farmer Centennial Collection, will be released at FarmerCon 100, July 26-29, 2018, in Pittsburgh, PA.
I love the cover, done by Mark Wheatly.

«The contents have been chosen to illustrate not only the science fiction Grand Master’s career, but his life as well. Featuring an introduction by Joe R. Lansdale, a foreword by Tracy Knight, a bibliography by Zacharias L.A. Nuninga, a decade by decade summary of his career, and two different covers by Mark Wheatley! The book is available in both trade paperback and hardcover.»

You can preorder one of the editions, or both of course, now.
It is $50 for the hardcover and $35 for the trade paperback, plus shipping.

I wonder if Meteor House has more surprises for us this year.
Philip José Farmer Day
January 26, 1918 - 2018

Photo: Zacharias L.A. Nuninga (2002)
Swords of Mars
19 Jan 2018
I found another Russian publication of Farmer's story "The God Business".
It was published in September 1991 in the anthology Мечи Марса (Mechi Marsa; translated as Swords of Mars) by publisher Алиса (Alice).

The anthology contains, next to Farmer's story, also three stories by Leigh Brackett ("The Dancing Girl of Ganymede", "Enchantress of Venus", and "The Beast-Jewel of Mars") and one by Robert E. Howard ("A Witch Shall Be Born").

Only two of Brackett's stories
have a relation to Mars. Farmer's story hasn't.
The Bronze Gazette 80
7 Jan 2018
In the last week of December I received Issue 80, Winter 2017, of the fanzine about Doc Savage, The Bronze Gazette.
According to the website this is the issue to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Philip José Farmer.

It contains the following about or from Philip José Farmer:

- "Philip José Farmer: An Anaglyphic Look", by Chuck Welch;

- "Writing Doc's Biography", by PJF;

- "The Kindly Author and his Avid Fan",  by Chuck Welch;

- "Readers of the Bronze Page", by PJF;

- "Afterword to Doc Savage Omnibus #13", by PJF.

This issue is very beautifully designed by Kez Wilson, and lavishly illustrated with black & white and many color illustrations and covers.
Kez Wilson also designed two color covers for Farmer's proposed Doc Savage novels The Crimson Jaguar and Dark Satanic Mills.

You can order Issue 80 at the website of The Bronze Gazette.
Advanced Readings in D&D: Philip José Farmer
26 Dec 2017
I had missed it completely the past four years, but on November 25, 2013, Mordicai Knode wrote a post at with the above title.

«In “Advanced Readings in D&D,” writers Tim Callahan and Mordicai Knode take a look at Gary Gygax’s favorite authors and reread one per week, in an effort to explore the origins of Dungeons & Dragons and see which of these sometimes-famous, sometimes-obscure authors are worth rereading today. Sometimes the posts will be conversations, while other times they will be solo reflections, but one thing is guaranteed: Appendix N will be written about, along with dungeons, and maybe dragons, and probably wizards, and sometimes robots, and, if you’re up for it, even more.

This week it’s Philip José Farmer and his World of Tiers, an epic that bridges high fantasy, the pulps and whimsical science-fiction.»

It is quite interesting, the essay leads to the conclusion that The Maker of Universes "is a DM's novel".
The Bronze Gazette 80
26 Dec 2017
Issue 80, Winter 2017, of the fanzine about Doc Savage, The Bronze Gazette, was published this month. I did not yet receive my copy of it, but under follows the announcement.
This issue has a great cover!

The website: «This was our issue to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Philip José Farmer. Included are reprinted Farmer-penned articles on Doc Savage and Escape from Loki, plus new work from Chuck Welch and Jeff Deischer. Everything, new and old, beautifully designed by Kez Wilson.»

You can order Issue 80 at the website of The Bronze Gazette. Do not wait too long with your order as older issues soon are sold out.
Argentinian novel Carne
26 Nov 2017
Again a discovery by Fred Fischer (USA). He saw it online, with the South American site Mercado Libre (something like eBay), the Argentian publication of Carne (Flesh). The book is for sale for $80 (Argentinian peso). That is less than US$5.

There is not much of information with the book. I have no idea when it was published. Mercado Libre only gives the format and the page count. I haven't been able to find more information online of this publication. My guess is that it is a copy of the Spanish edition with a new cover, something that happened in more cases with the Argentinian editions. In that case it will have been published in 1975 or later.

I also found a bad picture of another edition of the same novel on Mercado Libre. But no information whatsoever. So I have no idea if this is the first or second edition, or even if it really exists.

There is no information to be found online on any of these two books. They are not included in the Spanish Bibliography, Tercera Fundación.

If anyone knows more about these two, please let me know.
Thanks again Fred for the discovery!

Earlier news



New Publications
In 2017

The Best of Farmerphile
edited by Michael Croteau

The Best of Farmerphile
edited by Michael Croteau
(trade paperback)

Man of War
by Heidi Ruby Miller
(hardcover and trade paperback)

Древняя Африка
(Russian omnibus)

The Adventure of the Fallen Stone
by Win Scott Eckert

La Nuit de la lumière

The God Business
In 2016

Mundo infierno


Being an Account of the Delay at Green River, Wyoming, of Phileas Fogg, World Traveler, or, The Masked Man Meets an English Gentleman
by Win Scott Eckert

Phileas Fogg and the Heart of Osra
by Josh Reynolds
(hardcover and trade paperback)

Blood of Ancient Opar
by Christopher Paul Carey
(hardcover and trade paperback)

Dayworld: A Hole in Wednesday
(hardcover and trade paperback)

All New Publications in:
2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005

Forthcoming Books

The Philip José Farmer Centennial Collection, with an amazing amount of fiction and non-fiction by Farmer, will be published by Meteor House in July 2018.

Not yet confirmed, but these titles are mentioned in the past one or two years. All from Meteor House:

The Monster on Hold, written by Farmer & Win Scott Eckert, in the summer of 2018 (?).

Christopher Paul Carey will write a trilogy about Kôr, son of Hadon of Opar. Might be published in 2018-2019 (?).

Up From the Bottomless Pit 
No further info yet.