Talk:The Gate of Time
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The article reference to "WWII" should be changed to something like "mid-20th century Central European" war, since the main character might not actually be from our Earth.
The article should also include the Boris Vallejo Two Hawks from Earth cover.
The novel is in the vein of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and PJF was quite involved with ERB; this should be mentioned.
We need links to reviews of the book. It starts well, but does not sustain interest. The THfE ending gets interesting again, but seems added-on and confusing, incomplete.22.214.171.124 02:06, 30 July 2006 (UTC)
Creating Artificial Worlds
- First appeared in: Pulsar, Summer 79
- This article is a speech given by Farmer at Facts about SF:The Writers Speak, ten week series of SF lectures, April 5 - June 7 1978. Farmer takes his novel TWO HAWKS FROM EARTH as an example and explains what research and extrapolating he did about the world (an Earth where North and South America never rose from the oceans) where the story takes place. All this had to be done for background details before he began writing the story itself.
Edgar Rice Burroughs
- First appeared in: 20TH CENTURY FICTION, 1985
- In this short essay Farmer talks about Burroughs early career and how his writing style is only suited to works of fantasy. He also discusses Burroughs' most important character, Tarzan, at length.
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/f/philip-jose-farmer/two-hawks-from-earth.htm Two Hawks from Earth (1979) cover by Boris Vallejo
http://www.xs4all.nl/~rnuninga/NonFic/PJFnf1.htm#ERB "Edgar Rice Burroughs" Essay, about ERB's early career and his most famous character, Tarzan.
* 20th Century Fiction, edited by George Woodcock Gale/St.James (Reference Guide to English Literature), ISBN 0-91228-919-8, hardcover, 7/1985 * ("An appreciation of Edgar Rice Burroughs") Pearls From Peoria Subterranean Press, ISBN , hardcover, ../2006
What happened to the Slavs?
They just disappear?