Monday, June 25, 2012
I read this Philip Farmer pseudo-biography several decades ago, and this along with Doc Savage - His Apocalyptic Life were my entry into the Wold Newton universe.
A few days ago, I picked up the Bison Books volume, and it rests on my nightstand waiting its turn. This is a nice book with the original text of Farmer's work along with other short works which sparked its creation. There is an faux-interview titled "Tarzan Lives: An Exclusive Interview with the Eighth Duke of Greystoke" from a 1972 issue of Esquire magazine (the wonderful painting above by Jean-Paul Goude is from that article) and a small essay titled "Extracts from the Memoirs of Lord Greystoke" from a 1974 Farmer anthology. It's very nice to have all this material under one cover.
I haven't seen plans from Titan Books as to whether this book or the Doc Savage volume will be published under their recent Wold Newton banner. I hope the Doc Savage volume at least gets a new edition.
Here's a gallery of previous editions of Farmer's Tarzan Alive.