Philip José Farmer





Philip José Farmer

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in Terre Haute, Indiana, The United States
January 26, 1918

died
February 25, 2009

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Philip José Farmer was an American author, principally known for his science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories. He was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, but spent much of his life in Peoria, Illinois.

Farmer is best known for his Riverworld series and the earlier World of Tiers series. He is noted for his use of sexual and religious themes in his work, his fascination for and reworking of the lore of legendary pulp heroes, and occasional tongue-in-cheek pseudonymous works written as if by fictional characters.



Average rating: 3.84 · 58,664 ratings · 2,137 reviews · 283 distinct works · Similar authors
To Your Scattered Bodies Go...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 16,549 ratings — published 1971 — 54 editions
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The Fabulous Riverboat (Riv...
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 5,638 ratings — published 1971 — 41 editions
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The Dark Design (Riverworld...
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 3,287 ratings — published 1977 — 30 editions
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The Magic Labyrinth (Riverw...
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 2,529 ratings — published 1980 — 27 editions
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The Gods of Riverworld (Riv...
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 2,143 ratings — published 1983 — 23 editions
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Venus on the Half-Shell
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 1,525 ratings — published 1974 — 17 editions
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Dayworld (Dayworld #1)
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 913 ratings — published 1985 — 12 editions
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The Maker of Universes (Wor...
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 820 ratings — published 1965 — 26 editions
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Behind the Walls of Terra (...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 645 ratings — published 1970 — 13 editions
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A Private Cosmos (World of ...
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 576 ratings — published 1967 — 13 editions
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To Your Scattered Bodies Go The Fabulous Riverboat The Dark Design The Magic Labyrinth The Gods of Riverworld
Riverworld (5 books)
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3.8354050036372835 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 31,617 ratings

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World of Tiers (8 books)
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3.850358422939068 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 4,464 ratings

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3.737704918032787 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 366 ratings

More series by Philip José Farmer…
“Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got.”
Philip José Farmer

“These people who expect to be saints in heaven, though they were not on Earth, have ignored the wisdom of the founders of the great religions. This wisdom is that the kingdom of heaven is within you and that you do not go to heaven unless you are already in it. The magic must be wrought by you and you alone. God has no fairy wand to tap the pig and turn it into a swan.

People ignore this. And those who believe in sinners burning in hell are, perhaps, not so much concerned with going to heaven as with being sure that sinners-–others-–roast forever in the flames.”
Philip José Farmer

“Dullard: Someone who looks up a thing in the encyclopedia, turns directly to the entry, reads it, and then closes the book.”
Philip José Farmer

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MAY SCIENCE FICTION: This poll decides which 2 books will move on to the run-off poll for our May SF Book of the Month

 
  18 votes, 22.0%

 
  12 votes, 14.6%

 
  11 votes, 13.4%

 
  11 votes, 13.4%

 
  9 votes, 11.0%

 
  9 votes, 11.0%

 
  7 votes, 8.5%

 
  3 votes, 3.7%

 
  2 votes, 2.4%

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