The Other Log of Phileas Fogg

The Other Log of Phileas Fogg by Philip Jose Farmer

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Provides a fictional examination of Jules Verne`s "Around the World in 80 Days" highlighting discrepancies and inconsistencies in the text.

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Farmer, Philip Jose American science fiction writer, author of more than fifty novels and a huge number of short stories. The founder of the genre of erotic fiction. Aliases - Kilgore Trout, John H Watson Country: USA Born: 1918-01-26 Died: 2009- 02-25 $$ 0 $$$$ 215_1.jpg $$$$ 215_2.jpg $$ Biography: Born January 26, 1918 in North Terrot (Indiana). After graduating from high school in 1936, he worked as an electrician while studying at Bradley Polytechnic Institute (Peoria, Illinois) and the University of Missouri. In 1941 he got married. This event prompted him to drop out of school and move to a harder and higher-paying job - at a steel plant in Peoria, where he worked for 11 years as a controller and crane operator. In 1949 he resumed his studies at the now Bradley University, which he successfully graduates with a BA in English Philology. He also graduates from Arizona State University in Tampa. From the beginning of the 40s, he began to write. The first public...

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Farmer, Philip Jose American science fiction writer, author of more than fifty novels and a huge number of short stories. The founder of the genre of erotic fiction. Aliases - Kilgore Trout, John H Watson Country: USA Born: 1918-01-26 Died: 2009- 02-25 $$ 0 $$$$ 215_1.jpg $$$$ 215_2.jpg $$ Biography: Born January 26, 1918 in North Terrot (Indiana). After graduating from high school in 1936, he worked as an electrician while studying at Bradley Polytechnic Institute (Peoria, Illinois) and the University of Missouri. In 1941 he got married. This event prompted him to drop out of school and move to a harder and higher-paying job - at a steel plant in Peoria, where he worked for 11 years as a controller and crane operator. In 1949 he resumed his studies at the now Bradley University, which he successfully graduates with a BA in English Philology. He also graduates from Arizona State University in Tampa. From the beginning of the 40s, he began to write. The first publication - a small realistic story "O`Brien and Obrenov" (O`Brien and Obrenov) - appears in 1946 in the magazine "Adventure" (Adventure). Over the next years, Farmer wrote persistently, and his novel Lovers, published in 1952, earned him the newly established Hugo Award for Most Promising Author (in 1961 Farmer published it as a separate book). After the publication and success of two of his stories “Sail! Sail! " (Sail On! Sail On !, 1952) and "Mother" (Mother, 1953), Farmer quits his job and goes to "free bread", which at that time was a very bold step (for writing science fiction paid not very much) ... And, as if in punishment for insolence, his beginning of the literary career of a professional writer was not strewn with roses. His first novel, I Owe for the Flesh, wins the NF Writing Competition announced by the Chicago-based Shasta Press, founded by Melvin Korshak. But the writer not only did not wait for the well-deserved prize of 4,000 dollars, but also did not see his work published. The publishing house went bankrupt and sunk into oblivion. The manuscript of the novel was lost. Later revised portions of the novel were published as short stories. On their basis, the first book "Riverworld" was later written. Another of his novels, Animals of the Forest, prepared for the magazine Startling Stories, did not appear on the pages of the publication, although it was already announced in one of the issues. The magazine ceases to exist and the reader saw a novel about the hero`s love for a centaur woman only ten years later, in a significantly revised form called "Dare" (1965). The writer`s hopes for the book publication of the novels "Lovers" and "On a Woman`s Day" were not justified. The latter came out only in 1960 under the title "The Day When Time Stood Still." And the last blow was the rejected story "The White Goddess". Again it came out later and under a different heading "Flesh" (1960, revised and supplemented in 1968). In the novel, our contemporary finds himself in the future, where matriarchy reigns and immediately turns into a sexual messiah. The only consolation and real result of his work in the first seven years of professional creativity was the publication of the novel "The Odyssey of Green" in 1957 in the prestigious publishing house "Ballantine". Due to the difficult financial situation, Farmer is constantly wandering around the United States. First he returned to the factory, in 1956 he left Peoria and for 14 years he lived in many cities, working all this time in the advertising and editorial departments of various companies as a technical editor. In the 60s he collaborated with the Playboy magazine. Only in 1969, having on his account 12 novels and 3 collections of stories, he again went to the professionals. “If I started all over again, I would put in a lot more effort to get my PhD in anthropology. I would love to become an archaeologist ... I have a natural inclination towards anthropology, I read a lot of books on this subject. " Nonetheless, Farmer has produced a number of good works over the years. This is, first of all, a series of short stories and a novel about Carmody`s father, published in the Journal of Fantasy and Science Fiction. All these stories were collected in the collection "Father to the Stars" (Father for the Stars, 1981). The main theme of the stories is theological conversation about the strangeness of different religions of the numerous planets of the Universe. In the mid-60s, Farmer began to publish novels, which subsequently comprised two multivolume cycles. The first of them - "Multi-tiered world" consists of seven novels, telling about a combination of "pocket" universes, parallel worlds, played by their unknown creators. And the main protagonist of the series is the real earthling Paul Janus Finnegan, whose initials are strikingly identical to those of Farmer himself - PJF. The history of the "Multi-tiered world" cycle: The Maker of Universes - The Creator of Universes - 1965 The Gates of Creating - The Gate of Creation - 1966 A Private Cosmos - Personal Space - 1968 Behind the Walls of Terra - Behind the Walls of Terra - 1970 The Lavalite World - Lavalite World - 1977 Red Orc`s Rage - The wrath of the Red Orc - 1991 More Than Fire - More than fire - 1993 But his cycle "The World of the River" is better known in which the author painted a world representing an amazing country (Garden of Eden) stretching on the shores of an endless, thousand miles, rivers, inhabited ... by the resurrected people who once lived on Earth. It turns out that such a fantastic experiment was started by unknown alien "gods", the supercivilization of Ethics. But for what purpose? .. This is what some of the inhabitants of the River World set out to find out - archaeologist and traveler Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890), Samuel Clemens, better known to us as Mark Twain ( Mark Twain), Jack London, Cyrano de Bergerac and others. The first novel of the cycle “Return Into Your Shattered Bodies” in 1972 won the Hugo Prize. The latest adjoining novel to this day, The River of Eternity, is an accidentally discovered rework of Farmer`s early work I Owe for the Flesh. It remains to add that in the wake of the popularity of this series, under the editorship of Philip Farmer, two anthologies "The Universe of the River World: Stories of the River World" (1992) and "The Search for the River World" were published, which absorbed the stories of various authors who proposed their vision of the River World. In the wake of the youth movements and moral freedoms that opened in the USA in the 60s, such as drugs, hippies, sex, etc., the publishing house Essex House, which specializes in pornographic novels, commissioned the writer three fantasy pornographic novels. This is how the Exorcism trilogy was born, inspired by classic Gothic novels. The publishing house published the first two books "The Image of the Beast" (1968) and "Explosion, or Notes on the Ruins of My Consciousness" (1969), and the third novel, "Traitor of All That Is," was published in 1973 in another publishing house. The collaboration of Philip Farmer with "Essex House" ended with the novel "The Hidden Feast: IX volume of the memoirs of Lord Grandritt" (1969), which became the basis of a new trilogy - "Lord Grandrit and Doc Caliban", which includes, in addition to the above book, "The Lord of the Trees" and Crazy Goblin (both 1970). The Hidden Feast is a brilliant exploration of the sadomasochistic fantasies of most of the heroes of famous science fiction series. The satire on Edgar Rice Burroughs` books about Tarzan (Lord Greystoke) and Lester Dent with his superman Doc Savage is especially vivid. The plot of all the books is based on the ongoing struggle between Lord Grandrit and Doc Caliban against the Nine - a mysterious and extremely dangerous society of immortals. The series "Lord Grandrit and Doc Caliban" served as the start for a whole cohort of novels, the characters of which are borrowed from such famous writers as Burroughs, Haggard, Melville, Vern, Conan Doyle, Vonnegut, and others. This includes such works as the trilogy "Ancient Africa" Tarzan Alive: The True Biography of Lord Greystoke (1972), Hadon of Ancient Opar (1974), Flight to Opar (1976); and Tarzan Alive: An Exclusive Interview with Lord Greystoke (1972), Kilgour Trout`s Uncertain Life and Troubled Times (1973), Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life (1973), The Other Course of Phileas Fogg (1973). Excerpts from the Memoirs of Lord Greystoke (1974), After the Fall of King Kong (1974), The Adventures of a Peer Without Peerage, by Dr. John Watson, M.D. (1974), Venus in a Shell Half (1975 - under the name "Kurt Vonnegut"), "Iron Castle" (1976) and "Doc Savage: Escape from Loki: Doc Savage`s First Fun" (1991). Another famous Farmer trilogy, "The World of a Day", was initiated by the famous story of the author "Defying Tuesday`s World" (1971), in which society is divided into seven categories - one for each day of the week. This was due to the overpopulation of the planet and the subsequent demographic catastrophe. From that moment on, each person was "attached" to his own day of the week, while the rest, against his will, fell into forced hibernation (suspended animation). The three novels that followed developed thoroughly the original theme of the story. © Vitaly Karatsupa Official website: www.pjfarmer.com