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: 3.86 · 107,371 ratings · 4,667 reviews · 411 distinct worksSimilar authors
To Your Scattered Bodies Go...

3.94 avg rating — 30,198 ratings — published 1971 — 69 editions
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The Fabulous Riverboat (Riv...

3.88 avg rating — 9,541 ratings — published 1971 — 54 editions
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The Dark Design (Riverworld...

3.73 avg rating — 5,669 ratings — published 1977 — 41 editions
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The Magic Labyrinth (Riverw...

3.70 avg rating — 4,439 ratings — published 1980 — 33 editions
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The Gods of Riverworld (Riv...

3.61 avg rating — 3,626 ratings — published 1983 — 28 editions
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Venus on the Half-Shell

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3.77 avg rating — 2,647 ratings — published 1974 — 24 editions
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The Maker of Universes (Wor...

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3.85 avg rating — 1,800 ratings — published 1965 — 37 editions
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Dayworld (Dayworld #1)

3.65 avg rating — 1,537 ratings — published 1985 — 17 editions
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Behind the Walls of Terra (...

3.89 avg rating — 1,167 ratings — published 1970 — 18 editions
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A Private Cosmos (World of ...

3.92 avg rating — 1,044 ratings — published 1967 — 24 editions
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“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.”
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“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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