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by Philip Jose Farmer

  • ISBN: 087216876X
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Author: Philip Jose Farmer
  • Subcategory: Fantasy
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Playboy Press (July 1, 1981)
  • FB2 size: 1663 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
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It is capable of alaraf drive: instantaneous travel between two points of space. Philip Jose Farmer is one of the living giants of the science fiction genre

It is capable of alaraf drive: instantaneous travel between two points of space. Three of these special ships were built to explore and make contact with the many sentient races inhabiting the universe. Philip Jose Farmer is one of the living giants of the science fiction genre. His first published story, "The Lovers" (1952), won him the Hugo Award for Best New Writer and launched one of the most important careers in the history of the field. Perhaps the Riverworld novels and stories are the best known of his more than 90 books. Certainly next in rank of popularity has been his World of Tiers series.

Philip José Farmer (January 26, 1918 – February 25, 2009) was an American author known for his science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories. Farmer is best known for his sequences of novels, especially the World of Tiers (1965–93) and Riverworld (1971–83) series.

Philip Jose Farmer was a fan of the pulp characters of the early 20th Century, but his great love was Tarzan of the Apes

Philip Jose Farmer was a fan of the pulp characters of the early 20th Century, but his great love was Tarzan of the Apes. Far from the monosyllabic primitive of the movies, the real Lord Greystoke was (is?) Able to move effortlessly between the savage jungle and so-called "civilization".

In this biography Philip José Farmer pieces together the life of this fantastic man, correcting Burroughs's .

In this biography Philip José Farmer pieces together the life of this fantastic man, correcting Burroughs's errors and deliberate deceptions and tracing Tarzan's family tree back to other extraordinary figures, including Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes, the Scarlet Pimpernel, Doc Savage, Nero Wolfe, and Bulldog Drummond.

Tarzan Alive: A Definitive Biography of Lord Greystoke is a fictional biography by American author Philip José Farmer, that alleges the life of Edgar Rice Burroughs' character Tarzan, is a story of a real person.

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Attempts to establish Tarzan's true identity through a close examination of the hero's adventures
Reviews about Tarzan Alive (7):
Jube
Philip Jose Farmer started it all with this book. The Anno Dracula series, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Planetary, they are all inspired by Farmer's Wold Newton Family concept. The concept appeared for the first time in Tarzan Alive, and the popular fiction world hasn't been the same since.

Not only in this book notable for introducing the Wold New Family concept, but it's a damn informative, entertaining, and insanely well researched mock biography. It's a nice overview of the Tarzan series, and the appendices are required reading for all Wold Newton fans. The way Farmer weaved fact and fiction together, into such a cohesive creation hasn't been repeated to this day, and probably never will.

I own two copies of this book, having just purchased the definitive version from Bison Books, and am very pleased with the packaging, and design. This is a must own book for fans of Tarzan, PJF, ERB, and the Wold Newton Family.
Goktilar
Philip Jose Farmer was a fan of the pulp characters of the early 20th Century, but his great love was Tarzan of the Apes. Far from the monosyllabic primitive of the movies, the real Lord Greystoke was (is?) Able to move effortlessly between the savage jungle and so-called "civilization".
This book summarizes the adventures of Tarzan as relayed by Burroughs while placing them in an historical context, treating the ape-man as a real character and writing the definitive biography of John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, AKA Tarzan.
But Farmer does much more: this book is the starting point of the Wold-Newton Universe (WNU), a fascinating pulp fiction concept that interweave the classic characters of yesteryear into one shared reality, much like the 'universes' of major comic book companies. Tarzan, Sherlock Holmes, Doc Savage, Captain Nemo, Conan the Barbarian and the Cthulhu Mythos all come together under the ever-widening umbrella of the WNU. As such, 'Tarzan Alive' is a must read not only for Tarzan fans, but for lovers of pulp fiction and classic characters of every stripe. Highly recommended.
one life
The book is excellent. However, the copy I received in the mail was a little more beat-up than I expected. But it was intact & readable. I'll have to look for a better copy for my library, but meanwhile this will do as a reading copy. Many thanks..
Maveri
Far too long out of print, TARZAN ALIVE: THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY OF LORD GREYSTOKE is a postmodern classic that will appeal to readers of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Philip José Farmer, as well as those interested in parascholarship, fictional biographies, and literature in general. This is the book that launched the concept of the Wold Newton family, the genetic lineage exposed to a radioactive meteorite in 1795, thus spawning a number of great detectives, scientists, explorers, and adventurers, some of whom border on the superhuman. Farmer's addenda, expanding this concept to include a multitude of literary characters (such as those from Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and Jack London's THE SEA WOLF, to name only a couple), alone make the cost of this book worth it.

This is truly the definitive edition of TARZAN ALIVE, and Bison Books has wisely added a number of extras that will make this edition worth owning even if one already has a Doubleday, Popular Library, or Playboy Paperbacks copy of the book. Collected here, but missing from the older versions of the book, are two gems: 1) "Extracts from the Memoirs of 'Lord Greystoke' (previously only available in the hard-to-find anthology MOTHER WAS A LOVELY BEAST); and 2) "Tarzan Lives: An Exclusive Interview with the Eighth Duke of Greystoke" (in which Farmer himself interviews the Jungle Lord). Further, the Bison Books edition includes an insightful new foreword by Win Scott Eckert (editor of MYTHS FOR THE MODERN AGE: PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER'S WOLD NEWTON UNIVERSE), which places TARZAN ALIVE in the context of "Sherlockian biographical scholarship," showing how Farmer's book is truly exemplary (and also transcendent) in the field of fictional biography. This is followed by a new introduction by science fiction author Mike Resnick discussing Farmer's other Tarzan pastiches.

The book itself is a compelling read. Farmer treats the subject of his "biography" as a living person about whom Edgar Rice Burroughs chronicled in fictionalized form. This livens up what otherwise would be a dry summary of ERB's Tarzan series, as Farmer often interjects with persuasive comments, conjectures, and elaborations in the brilliant style that is unique to him. In TARZAN ALIVE, Farmer breathes new life into the legend of Tarzan, all out of a respectful love for the character which pours from every word on every page of this delightfully wonderful work.
spark
This is the assumed biography of the Lord Greystroke, Tarzan. It's a key piece of Philip Jose Farmer's extended Wold Newton family/universe. It takes the "novels" of Edgar Rice Burroughs as approximate facts and fills in the "true" story of Tarzan. This is an especially important book historically in the science fiction area of assumed biography, mixing the literary characters back into the real world. And it's a good read...
Bad Sunny
I greatly enjoyed the tales of Tarzan as presented in Tarzan Alive. The problem I have is this... I haven't read the original source material. I thought the Definitive Biography would include a real biography, when instead it often just contrasts events with the original stories. Thus, it would have been helpful if I had read all the original stories before delving into Tarzan Alive. That being said, this book was a very good read, and I look forward to someone reprinting Phillip Jose Farmer's His Apocalyptic Life so I can see the true life of Doc Savage as well. Thank you Bison Frontiers for helping me find this book that I had heard so much about!
Dangerous
Great new edition of a terrific book. This Bison Books edition adds Farmer's "exclusive interview with Lord Greystoke (from Esquire) and "Extracts from the memoirs of "Lord Greystoke" (from "Mother Was A Lovely Beast"). The problem being, the editors placed these at the start of the book, instead of added as appendices, and I feel they slow the book down. Also, this edition does not include the Wold Newton family tree from earlier editions. Great cover art by "Jean-Paul Goude", also originally from Esquire (1972).
Still, recommended for any Farmer, Burroughs, or Tarzan fan.

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