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Philip Jose Farmer

Born: 1918 in North Terre Haute, Indiana
Died: 2009 in North Peoria, Illinois

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

Connection to Illinois: 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.

Biography: 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.

  • '''''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, L

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Mystery; Non-Fiction; Science Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Philip Jose Farmer on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Doc Savage :
ISBN: 0586041605 OCLC: 16288505

Panther, St Albans : 1975.

  Doc Savage, his apocalyptic life /
ISBN: 0872168549 OCLC: 7643830

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

More than fire :
ISBN: 0312852800 OCLC: 28336670

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: 42877438

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

  Red Orc's rage /
ISBN: 0812508904 OCLC: 23901794

"...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: 154082861

Tom Doherty Associates, New York : 1982.

Strange relations
ISBN: 9781416555261 OCLC: 191244610

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.

The caterpillar's question /
ISBN: 0441002137 OCLC: 32415781

Ace Books, New York : 1995.

The image of the beast ;
ISBN: 9781902197241 OCLC: 176833650

Creation Oneiros, Telford : 2008.

The World of Tiers.
ISBN: 9781504046022 OCLC: 990802770

  To your scattered bodies go
ISBN: 0739441884 OCLC: 59284325

SFBC, [United States] : 2004, ©1971.

All of the 36 billion people who ever lived on Earth are simultaneously resurrected on a world that has been transformed into a giant river valley. Hunger and disease have been eliminated and the people seem to have everything they need--except the answer to the question Why?

To your scattered bodies go /
ISBN: 0345419677 OCLC: 39529255

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.