- Hardcover: 368 pages
- Publisher: Meteor House; First Deluxe Meteor House Edition edition (July 23, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0983746141
- ISBN-13: 978-0983746140
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 37 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,399,696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life Hardcover – July 23, 2013
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It holds up, and PJF is able to make the odd things work-out somehow. This book should be read with the 181 super-sagas, and Farmer's own, “Escape From Loki.”
The book goes into detail about Doc, his amazing five, their two pets and his sultry cousin Pat using the 181 pulp novels as reference. Great detail is given for his headquarters (purportedly the 86th floor of the Empire State Building), his warehouse (the Hildago Trading Co) and his unique vehicles. The book touches on the history of each prominent character, Doc's technology, his "Rehabilitation" Hospital where the defeated villains were taken, brain surgery performed and then retrained and reintroduced back into society. and the stand out villains them selves.
Doc's history runs from the dawn of the 19th century and their entry into World War I where the group met. Doc's emergence during the Great Depression and his final mission against the communist menace in 1947.
Of course over the years, fans have spotted flaws and mistakes in Farmer's work ... but still this is a fond memory for many Doc fans of old.
I did subtract one star because if memory serves correct, the older versions had more diagrams and sketches inside.
Perhaps copyright restrictions prevented using those old diagrams -or- my memory is wrong.
This also reminds me that Farmer might have been a bit obsessive about sex in view of some of the things he hinted at in this bio .... and also his Doc/Tarzan team up.
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This was a major disappointment. I love Farmer's work.