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The Purple Book

3.45  ·  Rating details ·  42 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews

· The Oogenesis of Bird City · ss Amazing Sep ’70
· Riders of the Purple Wage · na Dangerous Visions, ed. Harlan Ellison, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1967
· Spiders of the Purple Mage [Thieves’ World] · na Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn, ed. Robert Asprin, Ace, 1980
· The Making of Revelation, Part I · nv After the Fall, ed. Robert Sheckley, Ace, 1980
· The Long We
Mass Market Paperback, 287 pages
Published September 15th 1982 by Pinnacle Books
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Timothy Boyd
Apr 22, 2016 rated it liked it
I was going to rate this collection of short stories a 2 but the short story "Spiders of the Purple Mage" was so good it brought it up to a 3. The Hugo and Nebula winning story "Riders of the Purple Wage" was a horrible read to me and I don't see how why it won anything. Recommended
Sean Evans
The Purple Book by Philip Jose Farmer (1982)
Aug 05, 2011 rated it liked it
You can see why Farmer won a Hugo for 'Riders of the Purple Wage' stuff like this is why i read Farmer, and SF in General.
Jun 10, 2011 rated it it was ok
For some reason, the book didn't point out that this was an anthology, so for half the book I was waiting for the various "chapters" to come together and make sense.
Wonderful collection of PJF stories, with his typically cutting insights on human society. These are especially cutting and funny.
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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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