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The Wind Whales of Ishmael (Grandmaster) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B00MLDTEL0
- Publisher : Titan Books; Revised ed. edition (22 March 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 960 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 208 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 781,642 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Some reviewers, as noted by Farmer's great-nephew Danny Adams in his excellent afterword, have described this as a "lightweight" novel by Farmer's standards. Perhaps. But to this particular Farmerphile, even lightweight work by Peoria's finest author is better than a lot of books being produced by authors today, in the science fiction genre or otherwise. While ISHMAEL is perhaps more straightforward than most of his works despite its unique premise (something one can always find in books by Farmer, who after all wrote biographies of Tarzan and Doc Savage that treated them as real people whose lives were fictionalized by Burroughs and Dent respectively, and tied them genealogically to dozens of other pulp and adventure heroes and villains,) and does not shatter any taboos as do many, the book does not suffer for it, and you could certainly never confuse Farmer's writing for anyone else's.
I am thrilled that Titan Books is reprinting so much of Farmer's output, as one can no doubt deduce from my reviews of all their previous releases of same. Farmer was a groundbreaking author whose work needs to be introduced to a new generation of fans, and I applaud Titan for taking up that gauntlet.
If you liked this book, you might be interested in The Stone God Awakens and its amazing view of an Earth without humans, save one, or his Lava Lamp Worlds series with its lead character, Kick-a-ha. Of course, he is the imaginer of the Riverworld Series and many, many other wonderful stories.
But read this first. If you loved Melville, you will really love Farmer.
i think it's great to jump from contemporary fiction to classic fiction to little known (to me) sci-fi. i really got into this book and enjoyed the lush visual imagery and the sailor's new adventure in a new, unique world.