THE METEORITE STUFF!
Keep it in the family
in 1972, award-winning sci-fi author and massive tarzan fanboy Philip josé Farmer released an incredibly ambitious book entitled Tarzan Alive, which detailed tarzan’s “definitive biography” of tarzan as though he were a real person. Farmer’s most intriguing concept was what he called the Wold newton family: an extended family tree covering dozens of “superhuman” literary characters including (among others) sherlock Holmes, Doc savage, james bond – and tarzan. according to Farmer, the existence of such characters could be traced to a meteorite which landed in yorkshire in 1795: imbuing passers-by with a variety of genetic mutations. these included extreme intelligence and strength, plus a penchant for heroic or villainous goals. it’s all utterly mad stuff – but so, so worth checking out!