Celestial Weasel (celestialweasel) wrote,
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The Son of Jimmy Valentine

Following on from the above, too bad Philip Jose Farmer died in 2009 (a fact I had forgotten, sure I would have noticed at the time since I always read the obits in Ansible) otherwise now would be his chance to write 'The Son Of Jimmy Valentine'.

"Farmer wrote Venus on the Half-Shell (1975) under the name Kilgore Trout, a fictional author who appears in the works of Kurt Vonnegut. He had planned to write more of Trout's fictional books (notably Son of Jimmy Valentine), but Vonnegut put an end to those plans. Farmer's use of the pseudonym had caused confusion among many readers, who for some time assumed that Vonnegut was behind it; when the truth of Venus on the Half-Shell's authorship came out, Vonnegut was reported as being "not amused." In an issue of the semi-prozine The Alien Critic/Science Fiction Review, published by Richard E. Geis, Farmer claimed to have received an angry, obscenity-laden telephone call from Vonnegut about it." (from Wikipedia)
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