Philip José Farmer Writing about his Favorite Hero!

The Man Who Met Tarzan

by Philip José Farmer


US $20 tpb/$45 hc
5.5×8.5, 260 pages
Trade Paperback
Limited Edition of 250 Hardcover copies

Most people familiar with Philip José Farmer know of his Tarzan Alive: A Definitive Biography of Lord Greystoke. In fact many became fans of Farmer because of this book. Less well known are the many other articles, essays, letters, and speeches Farmer wrote about Edgar Rice Burroughs and Tarzan over a span of several decades. This collection, The Man Who Met Tarzan, brings many of these together culminating in the high point of actually interviewing Lord Greystoke himself!

The book features stunning cover art by famed movie poster artist John Solie and interior illustrations by Keith Howell. Here is the full table of contents:

Paperback art by John Solie


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

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)



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*Previously unpublished!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!

This book is available in a Trade Paperback as well as a Signed Hardcover Limited Edition (signed by Christopher Paul Carey, Win Scott Eckert, Henry Franke, Keith Howell, and John Solie)!

The hardcover features a leatherette cover with gold foil stamping, colored end papers and two interior color images. A fine quality collectible edition to be sure.

The Man Who Met Tarzan: Paperback
The Man Who Met Tarzan: Paperback
Price: $20.00

Philip José Farmer (1918 – 2009) was a three time Hugo award winner and named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, capping a distinguished career of over fifty novels and one hundred short stories. He is best known for his Riverworld and World of Tiers series, the Dayworld series, and for the Wold Newton Family, which includes many recognizable characters such as Tarzan, Doc Savage, Nero Wolfe, and Sherlock Holmes. He has long been recognized as one of the foremost writers in the fields of science fiction and fantasy. Visit his official website at

Trademarks Tarzan®, Tarzan of the Apes®, Lord Greystoke™, Korak™, and Edgar Rice Burroughs® owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs and Used by Permission.

Cover art © owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs and Used by Permission.