Through the tales of Edgar Rice Burroughs, generations of readers have thrilled to the adventures of Lord Greystoke (aka John Clayton, but better known as Tarzan of the Apes). In this biography, Philip Jose Farmer pieces together the life of this fantastic man, correcting Burroughs' errors and deliberate deceptions and tracing Tarzan's family tree back to other extraordinary figures, including Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes, the Scarlet Pimpernel, Doc Savage, Nero Wolfe, and Bulldog Drummond.Tarzan Alive offers the first chronological account of Tarzan's life, narrated in careful detail garnered from Burroughs' stories and other sources. From the ill-fated voyage that led to Greystoke's birth on the isolated African coast to his final adventures as a group captain in the RAF during World War II, Farmer constructs a comprehensive and authoritative account. Farmer's assertion that Tarzan was a real person has led him to craft a biography as well researched and compelling as that of any character from conventional history.This definitive Bison Books edition also includes Farmer's "Exclusive Interview with Lord Greystoke" as well as "Extracts from the Memoirs of 'Lord Greystoke'" first anthologized in Mother Was a Lovely Beast. Philip Jose Farmer has had a long and illustrious career in science fiction, winning three Hugo awards, the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, and the Nebula Grand Master award. Mike Resnick is the winner of five Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. His novels include "Santiago", "Kirinyaga", the "Widowmaker" series, and "Ivory". Win Scott Eckert is the editor and author of "Myths for the Modern Age: Philip Jose Farmer's Wold Newton Universe" and the editor of the "Web site: An Expansion of Philip Jose Farmer's Wold Newton Universe".