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DOC SAVAGE His Apocalyptic Life

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DOC SAVAGE His Apocalyptic Life

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The original 1973 "biography" plus bonus materials. By Philip José Farmer. Three-time Hugo Award winner and Nebula Grand Master, Philip José Farmer, biographer of Lord Greystoke, turned his superb research and narrative skills to one of the greatest heroes of our time, Doc Savage, to write this fictionalized account of the real man behind the exploits, in 1973. This collects that work, plus another 150 pages with four essays, three addenda, and six tributes, including one by Will Murray. All only available in this limited edition hardcover; new cover by Joe Devito.

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Three-time Hugo Award winner and Nebula Grand Master, Philip José Farmer, biographer of Lord Greystoke, turned his superb research and narrative skills to one of the greatest heroes of our time, Doc Savage, to write this fictionalized account of the real man behind the exploits, in 1973. This collects that work, plus another 150 pages with four essays, three addenda, and six tributes, including one by Will Murray. All only available in this limited edition hardcover; new cover by Joe Devito.

Doc’s true name (Dr. James Clarke Wildman, Jr.); his family background, covering his relationship to such stalwarts as Lord Greystoke, Sherlock Holmes, Sam Spade, James Bond, and Fu Manchu; detailed information on some of his most devilish opponents—John Sunlight, the Mystic Mullah, and Mr. Wail; a summation of some of Doc’s most amazing inventions; and biographies of the Fabulous Five—Monk, Ham, Renny, Long Tom, and Johnny—as well as the group’s Lady Auxiliary and Bronze Knockout, Doc’s own cousin Pat Savage!

Thanks to a joint venture between Altus Press and Meteor House—back in print for the first time in over 30 years, Philip José Farmer’s biography of the bronze crusader who fought almost 200 separate battles against the forces of evil “is ingenious, sardonic, adulatory, outrageous and funny in turn.” -Publisher’s Weekly

"Written with wit and charm, sprinkled with allusions, this is a book to delight both science fiction and mystery fans." -Library Journal

Together with other data and brilliant deductions, Philip José Farmer offers an amazing account of this remarkable man’s astonishing career!

This newly revised edition of Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life also features a brand new foreword by pulp expert Win Scott Eckert, updates to the “List of Doc Savage Stories” including the latest novels, and rare material culled from Mr. Farmer’s notes. Beside Will Murray, contributors of bonus material include Win Scott Eckert, Christopher Paul Carey, Arthur C. Sippo, John Allen Small, Rick Lai and Keith Howell.

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Item Code DOCAPH
Publisher Meteor House
Publish Date 2013
ISBN 9780983746140
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 6x9
# Pages 344pg
Color Text Only
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