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Philip José Farmer
Philip José Farmer (1918-2009) is a three-time Hugo Award winner, and Nebula Grand Master. He has long been recognized as one of the foremost writers in the fields of science fiction and fantasy. He is best known for being the author who introduced sex into science fiction in 1952 with his... show more



Philip José Farmer (1918-2009) is a three-time Hugo Award winner, and Nebula Grand Master. He has long been recognized as one of the foremost writers in the fields of science fiction and fantasy. He is best known for being the author who introduced sex into science fiction in 1952 with his groundbreaking novella "The Lovers"; his biographies of Tarzan and Doc Savage; his love of pulp characters; his Riverworld, World of Tiers, and Dayworld series; and his Wold Newton Family concept. Visit www.pjfarmer.com to keep up on all the latest news about Philip José Farmer.

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Birth date: January 26, 1918
Died: February 25, 2009
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CDRBill
CDRBill rated it 4 years ago
Good novel with a great story idea. Every human being (and one alien) that ever lived on Earth is resurrected on an alien world beside a river millions of miles long. Everyone is naked and hairless. They have a canister strapped to their arm that, when placed in "grails" spaced along the river, is f...
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Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: spring-2015, a-questing-we-shall-go, absolute-favourites, adventure, betrayal, casual-violence, character-growth, chase-me-chase-me, classic, colonial-overlords, cults-societies-brotherhoods, doo-lally, epic-proportions, eye-scorcher, fantasy, fraudio, games-people-play, gulp, hell-bre...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: published-1971, series, re-visit-2015, paper-read, sci-fi, a-cut-above, a-questing-we-shall-go, adventure, absolute-favourites, anthropology, author-in-the-mirror, betrayal, bullies, casual-violence, character-growth, chase-me-chase-me, colonial-overlords, cults-societies-brotherhoods,...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: re-visit-2015, sci-fi, published-1971, paper-read, spring-2015, a-cut-above, a-questing-we-shall-go, adventure, absolute-favourites, anthropology, cults-societies-brotherhoods, epic-proportions, eye-scorcher, first-in-series, games-people-play, fluvial, hell-breaks-lose-one-night-ashor...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 7 years ago
This book is the first in the Riverworld series by Farmer. It reminds me very much of Heinlein at his most cantankerous and misanthropic. The story is that all the human beings that have ever lived wake up at the same time on the banks of a river millions of miles long.The protagonist is a real pers...
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