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 · 60,966 ratings · 2,211 reviews · 285 distinct works · Similar authors
To Your Scattered Bodies Go...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 17,018 ratings — published 1971 — 54 editions
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The Fabulous Riverboat (Riv...
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 5,786 ratings — published 1971 — 41 editions
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The Dark Design (Riverworld...
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 3,385 ratings — published 1977 — 30 editions
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The Magic Labyrinth (Riverw...
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 2,609 ratings — published 1980 — 27 editions
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The Gods of Riverworld (Riv...
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 2,198 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 — 1,569 ratings — published 1974 — 17 editions
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Dayworld (Dayworld #1)
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 943 ratings — published 1985 — 12 editions
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The Maker of Universes (Wor...
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 851 ratings — published 1965 — 26 editions
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Behind the Walls of Terra (...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 688 ratings — published 1970 — 13 editions
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A Private Cosmos (World of ...
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 611 ratings — published 1967 — 14 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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3.8368997110004304 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 32,526 ratings

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World of Tiers (8 books)
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3.844434894714224 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 4,654 ratings

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3.740740740740741 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 378 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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