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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Philip Jose Farmer  

Pen Name: Kilgore Trout, Jonathan Swift Somers III, Cordwainer Bird

Genre: Fiction Mystery Non-Fiction Science_Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1918 in North Terre Haute, Indiana

Died: 2009 in North Peoria, Illinois


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Illinois Connection

Farmer moved to Peoria when he was four years old. He grew up there and attended Peoria High School. In 1950, he earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Bradley University. After 17 years of traveling as a technical writer for the space industry, he moved back to Peoria in the early 70's.

Biographical and Professional Information

Philip Jose Farmer was an author, principally known for his award-winning science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories. While he is best known for his Riverworld series and World of Tiers series, from 1946–2008 Farmer published almost 60 novels, over 100 short stories and novellas, two “fictional biographies” and numerous essays and articles.


Selected Titles At Your Library

Doc Savage, his apocalyptic life /
ISBN: 0872168549. OCLC Number:

Playboy Paperbacks,. New York, N.Y. :. 1981, ©1973.

Red Orc's rage /
ISBN: 0812508904. OCLC Number:

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"...A young man in a treatment center [is] undergoing Tiersian therapy. ... But during the course of the treatment, Jim Audson actually travels to other worlds, not merely as a thought experiment."

Stations of the nightmare /
ISBN: 0812537734. OCLC Number:

Tom Doherty Associates,. New York :. 1982.

The caterpillar's question /
ISBN: 0441002137. OCLC Number:

Ace Books,. New York :. 1995.

More than fire :
ISBN: 0312852800. OCLC Number:

TOR,. New York :. ©1993.

Kickaha and Red Orc battle, and the entire existence of the pocket universe is at stake.

Nothing burns in Hell /
ISBN: 0812564952. OCLC Number:

Tom Doherty Associates,. New York :. 1999, ©1998.

To your scattered bodies go /
ISBN: 0345419677. OCLC Number:

Ballantine Pub. Group,. New York :. 1998.

Richard Francis Burton attempts to fight his way out of the Riverworld in which he finds himself trapped after death.

The image of the beast ;
ISBN: 1902197240. OCLC Number:

Creation Oneiros,. Telford :. 2008.

Strange relations /
ISBN: 1416555269. OCLC Number:

Baen ;. Riverdale, N.Y. :. 2008.

Two complete novels and five novelettes that broke new ground in science fiction and established Philip Jose Farmer as a master of the genre: The Lovers: One of the most controversial and groundbreaking novels in science fiction. Sent by the religious tyranny of a future Earth to the planet Ozagen, Hal Yarrow met Jeanette, an apparently human fugitive, hiding in ancient ruins built by a long-vanished race. Unconsecrated contact with any female was forbidden to Yarrow{u2014}and love for an alien female was an unspeakable abomination. But Yarrow{u2019}s lifelong conditioning was no match for his strange attraction to Jeanette. Flesh: The starship captain had been on a voyage lasting 800 years, and returned to find an Earth ruled by revived ancient pagan rituals. He was crowned the ?Sunhero,? which was a very dubious honor and unless he could escape, he would be the guest of honor at a fertility rite which would conclude with his very unpleasant death. Strange Relations: Five novelettes of unbounded imagination telling of strange{u2014}and often deadly{u2014}encounters between human and alien.


Awards

The Lovers

  • Hugo Award for Most Promising New Talent, 1953
  • Riders of the Purple Wage

  • Hugo Award for Best Novella, 1968
  • To Your Scattered Bodies Go

  • Hugo for Best Novel, 1972 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award, Lifetime Achievement, 2000 World Fantasy Award, Life Achievement, 2001 Forry Award, Lifetime Achievement, 2003