The Man Who Met Tarzan Table of Contents!

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Here is the full Table of Contents for The Man Who Met Tarzan by Philip José Farmer! This collection not only includes a previously unpublished article, but thanks to the “Magic Filing Cabinet,” two other pieces contain additional material not seen before as well!

Introductions
New essays by Christopher Paul Carey, Win Scott Eckert, and Henry G. Franke III.
The Golden Age and The Brass (Used as PJF preface to this collection)

The Official Biographer
An Appreciation of Edgar Rice Burroughs
From ERB to YGG
The Princess of Terra

The Feral Man
Introduction to Mother was a Lovely Beast
The Feral Human in Mythology and Fiction

Investigation
A Reply to the Red Herring
Some Problems in Writing the Tarzan Biography*
The Great Korak Time Discrepancy
The Lord Mountford Mystery
A Kernel of Truth (Letter)
Some Problems in Writing the Tarzan Biography*

Parsing the Legend
The Arms of Tarzan
Tarzan the Reasoner (Introduction from Mother was a Lovely Beast)
A Language for Opar
I Still Live!
From Forne to Farmer (Letter)

In His Own Words
Extracts from the Memoirs of Lord Greystoke**

The Main Event
An Exclusive Interview with Lord Greystoke***

*Previously unpublished!
**Includes a short additional extract.
***Includes Phil’s preparatory notes, and additional questions and answers!

Remember, this book will be published as both a Trade Paperback and a Signed Limited Edition Hardcover. Preorder now to make sure you get a copy of the hardcover before it goes out of print!

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The Monster on Hold – Zoom Background!

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Yes, you read that right! Artist Mark Wheatley has edited the cover art, highlighting the throne layer from The Monster on Hold cover to make a really cool Zoom background file:

MONSTER ZOOM THRONE BG

Click on the above then right click and select “Save image as…” Then rule your next Zoom meeting!

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It’s Always Darkest Cover Reveal!

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Back on Philip José Farmer’s birthday we announced the three books we’re publishing in 2021:

It’s Always Darkest by Frank Schildiner

The Man Who Met Tarzan by Philip José Farmer

The Monster on Hold by Philip José Farmer and Win Scott Eckert

Cover by Keith Howell

Cover by Keith Howell

Today we’re really excited to share with you the dust jacket for It’s Always Darkest, another great cover by Meteor House regular Keith Howell! This cover just hints at all the action you’ll find in this exciting new Signed Limited Edition Novella.

If you’re not already familiar with Frank Schildiner, he is a prolific new pulp writer published by Black Coat Press, Moonstone Books, Hollywood Comics, Wildside Press, White Rocket Books, Airship 27, Flinch Books, ProSe Publishing, and others. In fact, Meteor House has published him before as well, in the chapbook, Watch Your Back, Mr. Minamoto, which you can buy along with It’s Always Darkest in a special package deal.

If you missed it, Frank also participated in the “Many Adventures of Philip José Farmer” zoom panel for 2020’s Virtual FarmerCon XV.

Just like with all our other Signed Limited Edition Novellas, the names of customers who preorder the book are printed in the acknowledgements. But you have to preorder by June 1st. Don’t let this exciting adventure slip away!

 

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The Man Who Met Tarzan Cover Reveal!

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Back on Philip José Farmer’s birthday we announced the three books we’re publishing in 2021:

The Man Who Met Tarzan by Philip José Farmer

The Monster on Hold by Philip José Farmer and Win Scott Eckert

It’s Always Darkest by Frank Schildiner

Today we’re really excited to share with you the covers for The Man Who Met Tarzan. This wonderful artwork is by famed movie poster artist John Solie who did this for a poster for Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., back in 1978. That’s right, this was a poster and has never been used on a book cover before! Click on the pictures to zoom in, they are stunning!

Paperback art by John Solie

Paperback

Hardcover

Hardcover

The book is due out in the summer/fall of 2021; preorder by June 1st to ensure you get a copy of the Signed Hardcover Limited Edition. Just like our last two Hardcover Limited Editions (The Philip José Farmer Centennial Collection and A Rough Knight for the Queen) this book will feature a leatherette cover with foil stamping and colored end papers. A fine quality collectible edition to be sure.

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The Monster on Hold Cover Reveal!

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Back on Philip José Farmer’s birthday we announced the three books we’re publishing in 2021:

The Monster on Hold by Philip José Farmer and Win Scott Eckert

It’s Always Darkest by Frank Schildiner

The Man Who Met Tarzan by Philip José Farmer

Today we’re really excited to share with you one of the covers for The Monster on Hold. Yes, this book will have two covers, one for the Trade Paperback Edition by Doug Klauba, and one for the Signed Hardcover Limited Edition by Mark Wheatley.

Our first reveal is for the Signed Hardcover art work by Mark Wheatley! The dust jacket will have full wraparound artwork, but we’re only revealing the front cover today. The back is just as amazing!

Hardcover art by Mark Wheatley

The book is due out in the summer/fall of 2021; preorder by June 1st to ensure you get a copy of the Signed Hardcover Limited Edition. Just like our last two Hardcover Limited Editions (The Philip José Farmer Centennial Collection and A Rough Knight for the Queen) this book will feature a leatherette cover with foil stamping and colored end papers. A fine quality collectible edition to be sure.

As always, the print run on the Limited Edition will be determined by the number of preorders received. Not many copies beyond those reserved will be printed.

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All 2021 Meteor House Titles Announced!

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Today is January 26th and would have been Philip José Farmer’s 103rd birthday. It’s hard to believe it’s been twelve almost years since we lost him. Every year on Phil’s birthday we like to announce one of the books we’re going to publish this coming year, but this time we’re doing it a little bit differently. This time, we’re announcing ALL the books we’re publishing this year all at once. As usual these books will be published in summer/fall, but you can preorder them now.

Why preorder them now, you ask? Great question! All three books will have a Signed Hardcover Limited Edition, and the print run will be based on the number of books preordered. So to make sure you get one before they sell out, you need to preorder them by June 1st.

Why are we announcing all three books at once instead of spreading the announcements out over the next few months like we have in the past? Another great, and very knowledgeable, question! The answer is simple, we’re doing it for you! So many of you buy most (if not all) of our books that we want to be able to give you discounted package deals with big savings right out of the gate. Now, let’s get to the titles:

The Monster on Hold by Philip José Farmer and Win Scott Eckert. Yes, the book you’ve been waiting decades for (since Phil first published an excerpt in 1983) will be published in a Trade Paperback and Signed Hardcover Limited Edition. This is the fourth novel in the Secrets of the Nine series (A Feast Unknown, Lord of the Trees, The Mad Goblin) and was begun in the 1970s. Using Farmer’s partial manuscripts and copious notes Win Scott Eckert has completed the novel at long last.

It’s Always Darkest by Frank Schildiner. Set in the same Secrets of the Nine universe as The Monster on Hold, this hard-boiled novella follows a new, yet familiar, character, a one-time initiate of the Nine who has chosen to rebel against their formidable forces. This novella will be published as a Signed Hardcover Limited Edition.

The Man Who Met Tarzan by Philip José Farmer. This book collects many of the articles, speeches, essays and letters Farmer has written about Edgar Rice Burroughs and Tarzan over several decades, culminating in his interview with the jungle lord in 1972. This collection will be published in a Trade Paperback and Signed Hardcover Limited Edition featuring vintage cover art.

Click on all three links above for more details about each book. You may have noticed we haven’t shared any of the covers with you yet. Those are coming soon!

And, as promised, we have put together discounted package deals for customers who want to purchase more than one book.

Here’s to a great 2021!

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Greatheart Silver and Other Pulp Heroes — Ebook Now Available!

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Front Cover thumbPhilip José Farmer had a life-long love affair with the pulps he read in his youth. They influenced nearly everything he wrote, but in the 1970s he paid special tribute to them with several stories. Greatheart Silver and Other Pulp Heroes collects these stories for the first time in hardcover! This collection also features an introduction by college professor and pulp historian, Garyn G. Roberts, Ph.D., and artwork by Keith Howell!

The first three stories: “Greatheart Silver,” “The Return of Greatheart Silver,” and “Greatheart Silver in the First Command,” originally appeared in Byron Priess’ Weird Heroes series and have been collected before in the paperback, Greatheart Silver. These stories are Philip José Farmer at his most irreverent.

The next two items, “The Grant Robeson Papers,” and “Savage Shadow” also appeared in Weird Heroes, and set up a fantastic premise that was never fulfilled and will leave you wanting more.

The final story, “Skinburn” appeared in the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and is the most scifi of these stories, while still giving a nod to the pulps.

And now you can get the ebook version for only $2.99!

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Tarzan and the Dark Heart of Time – Now in Audio!

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Meteor House is very excited to let you know that Oasis Audio, through a deal with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., has released Philip José Farmer’s Tarzan and the Dark Heart of Time as an audiobook! We couldn’t have been more pleased when Christopher Paul Carey, Meteor House author and Director of Publishing at ERB, Inc., broke the news to us.

Clocking in at 9 hours and 39 minutes, this audiobook will cover the trip to grandma’s for the holidays, and the drive back home!

And check it out, it looks like narrator Ben Dooley is doing the complete Tarzan series, from Tarzan of the Apes to Tarzan and the Valley of Gold, and everything in between!

It would be an interesting experiment for someone to listen to the Tarzan books in order, up through Tarzan the Untamed, then listen to Dark Heart of Time, then continue on with Tarzan the Terrible. We bet with the same narrator reading the books Phil’s novel would feel even more like you were reading Burroughs.

 

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Virtual FarmerCon XV 2020

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After FarmerCon XV was canceled (in person) then rescheduled to be a Virtual Con, then postponed, it was finally held over the weekend of September 18-19.

The Virtual Con mostly consisted of links to prerecorded videos be posted on the Meteor House Facebook page. There were also a couple of Zoom hangouts among the usual FarmerCon attendees.

Here are the videos, most of which can be found on Meteor House’s new YouTube channel:

Philip José Farmer’s science fiction eco-thriller Up from the Bottomless Pit

Heidi Ruby Miller reads from Man of War

Anthony Cardno reads from Up from the Bottomless Pit

Up from the Bottomless Pit, Farmer, and the Environment panel

A Rough Knight for the Queen reading by Paul Spiteri

The Many Adventures of Philip José Farmer panel

Interview with Paul Spiteri about A Rough Knight for the Queen

Philip Jose Farmer’s Sir Richard Francis Burton Book Collection

These were very informative and entertaining. While, of course, we all hope FarmerCon can be held in person next year, maybe we can find some way to still incorporate some prerecorded videos.

 

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Dayworld: A Hole in Wednesday — Ebook Now Available!

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Ebook art by Keith Howell

Philip José Farmer’s Dayworld trilogy, three best selling novels: Dayworld, Dayworld Rebel, and Dayworld Breakup, as well as his short story “The Sliced-Crosswise Only-On-Tuesday World,” imagines a severely overcrowded future that cures the overpopulation problem by “stoning” six-sevenths of the population each day.

Farmer began a prequel Dayworld novel, A Hole in Wednesday, but did not complete it. His grand-nephew Danny Adams finished the novel and wrote a rollicking adventure tale. Set some time before the events in the original trilogy, the novel nonetheless has direct links to the acclaimed series, exploring the developing world and antecedent characters who vigorously challenge the life in which they find themselves trapped.

And speaking of being trapped, for all of you stuck in the house, we’ve just released the ebook version and immediately put it on sale for only $2.99!

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