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Doc Savage

(1973)
His apocalyptic life
(A book in the Doc Savage series)
A non fiction book by

 
 
Back in print for the first time in over 30 years, Philip Jose Farmer's biography of the bronze crusader who fought almost 200 separate battles against the forces of evil!

Philip Jose Farmer, biographer of Lord Greystoke, has turned his superb research and narrative skills to one of the greatest heroes of our time: Doc Savage, the bronze champion of justice.

Now, at last, the incredible life story of the real man behind the exploits in the Doc Savage pulp novels can be told, including: his 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; 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!

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

The deluxe hardcover edition features a brand new foreword by Farmer and pulp expert Win Scott Eckert and tributes by other Farmer and Doc experts, including John Allen Small, Keith Howell, Rick Lai, Art Sippo, Christopher Paul Carey, and current Doc Savage writer Will Murray, as well as other bonus materials not seen in prior editions, such as:

. Doc's Coat of Arms, reconstructed by Win Scott Eckert and illustrated by Keith Howell, from notes by Philip Jose Farmer.

. A List of Doc Savage Comics by Win Scott Eckert and John Allen Small, a rundown of authorized Doc Savage comics which supplements Mr. Farmer's List of Doc Savage Stories.

. Writing Doc's Biography by Philip Jose Farmer.

. Afterword to Doc Savage Omnibus #13 by Philip Jose Farmer.

Genre: Science Fiction
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Hardback Editions

July 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life
Author(s): Philip Jose Farmer
ISBN: 0-9837461-4-1 / 978-0-9837461-4-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Meteor House
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January 1973 : USA Hardback
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Title: Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life
Author(s): Philip Jose Farmer
ISBN: 0-385-08488-9 / 978-0-385-08488-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

July 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life
Author(s): Philip Jose Farmer
ISBN: 1-61827-127-X / 978-1-61827-127-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Altus Press
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June 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life
Author(s): Philip Jose Farmer
ISBN: 0-87216-854-9 / 978-0-87216-854-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Pub Group
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April 1975 : UK Paperback
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Title: Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life
Author(s): Philip Jose Farmer
ISBN: 0-586-04160-5 / 978-0-586-04160-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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1975 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Doc Savage His Apocalyptic Life
Author(s): Philip Jose Farmer
ISBN: 0-553-08834-3 / 978-0-553-08834-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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Kindle Editions

October 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life
Author(s): Philip Jose Farmer
Publisher: Altus Press
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March 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life
Author(s): Philip Jose Farmer
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK