The Other Log of Phileas Fogg

The Other Log of Phileas Fogg

by Philip José Farmer


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In a delicious slice of sci-fi whimsy that sits cleverly alongside Verne's original tale, Phileas Fogg's epic global journey is not the product of a daft wager but, in fact, a covert mission to chase down the elusive Captain Nemo - who is none other than Professor Moriarty. 

A secret alien war has raged on Earth for years and is about to culminate in this epic race.

A novel in the Wold Newton universe, in which characters such as Sherlock Holmes, Flash Gordon, Doc Savage, James Bond and Jack the Ripper are all mysteriously connected.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857689641
Publisher: Titan
Publication date: 05/08/2012
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 982,709
Product dimensions: 5.22(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Philip José Farmer was a multiple award-winning science fiction writer of 75 novels. He is best known for his Wold Newton and Riverworld series. In 2001 he was awarded the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Grand Master Prize and a World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award. He passed away in 2009.

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Other Log of Phileas Fogg 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
mnpMP More than 1 year ago
This is one of my all time favorites and I was pleased when it became available in digital format.
VoraciousReaderSH More than 1 year ago
Disappointing book, one of the few that I've quit reading in the middle. As the overview above states, "sits cleverly alongside Verne's original tale", is an apt description of this book. Farmer doesn't re-write the original tale, but expects the reader to know every detail of the Verne novel. There is no attempt to set the scene in any chapter, and ultimately each scene make no sense without the context of the original work. After just finishing "Captain Nemo" by Kevin J. Anderson (highly recommended), I was hoping for another entertaining "Alternate" history of the characters Fogg and Nemo.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was unaware that this is one of a series of novels that combines characters from one or more seemily unrelated stories. In this case, it is Phileas Fogg and his valet on their 80 day quest getting mixed up with characters from Verne as well as A.C. Doyle.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Difficult to follow, ultimately boring.
randoymwords on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An odd attempt to write a speculative novel around the holes in the plot of "Around the World in 80 Days". It's written in a detached style, as if someone from that time period was writing a report many years later. Because of the style, I didn't find this as successful as other efforts at tying together heroic fictional worlds. There are some clever explanations for such things as Verne's stating that all of London's clocks struck at ten minutes to nine, but the story feels hampered by it's skeleton of another book's time line.
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