Comments for The Other Log of Phileas Fogg
The Other Log of Phileas Fogg: 04/07/08
Jules Verne and Philip José Farmer are two of my favorite authors. Farmer often uses characters and authors from 1800s literature (see his Riverworld series) and in The Other Log of Phileas Fogg is Farmer's take on what really happened during Fogg's trip around the world.
The Other Log assumes you've read Verne's novel and are familiar enough to follow along with the added information Farmer provides in the ellipses of the original book. You are also asked to believe in a war between long lived alien races, teleportation and that the entire account is factual.
Beyond the war for the universe taking place on earth that somehow has come to a head during Fogg's trip around the world, Farmer also connects the dots to the rest of Verne's novels and Captain Nemo plays a key role in The Other Log.
I don't want to give away too many details. If you are a fan of Verne, science fiction and don't mind some wacky crossover fictional elements, I recommend The Other Log of Phileas Fogg. Fans of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen will probably also enjoy this novel.