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The Classic Philip Jose Farmer (Classics of Modern Science Fiction 4)

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Hardcover, 215 pages
Published July 25th 1984 by Random House Value Publishing
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Randy
Jul 28, 2011 Randy rated it it was amazing
The series is classics of Modern Science Fiction and it reintroduced stories that originally appeared in magazines. Each volume focused on a single author. George Zebrowski was the series editor.

This volume covers the early years of Farmer's career when his stories were overturning conventions of SF that had held from the earliest pulp days, moving the genre into new areas. His first published work, THE LOVERS in 1952, was a tale of love and sex between a human and an insect-like alien.

The stori
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This was my first time reading Farmer after hearing his name again and again in the science fiction community. While the stories were a little dated, I could see why they shocked some with the sexual and religious themes although they are tame by today's standards. He has a rich imagination and I kept wanting to see what happened next in his short stories here. I will be keeping an eye out for more by him.
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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 th
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