He is the greatest hero of our time—Doc Savage!
Philip José Farmer, three-time Hugo award winner and Science Fiction Grand Master, 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 Doc Savage pulp novels, including:
His true name and family background, covering his relationship to 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.
Biographies of the Fabulous Five—Monk, Ham, Renny, Long Tom, and Johnny—as well as the group’s Lady Auxiliary and Bronze Knockout, Pat Savage!
Together with other data and brilliant deductions, Philip José Farmer offers an amazing account of this remarkable man’s astonishing career!
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About the Author
Philip José Farmer (1918-2009) was an award-winning science fiction author who wrote more than 70 novels. He is best known for the Riverworld series of books and the fan-favorite The World of Tiers series. Farmer often mixed real and fictional elements in his books, as epitomized by his Wold Newton series. In 2001, he was awarded the Grand Master Prize from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and won a World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Introduced to Doc Savage in my teenage years. They books of the series are light reads and not very long but stretch over 180 books and can be considered a cult classic. This book, this is an autobiography around the character Clark "Doc" Savage, Jr.. His life story and man is it a story.