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Author photo. Photo by Lars-Olov Strandberg, Fabula77, Denmark, 1977. Copyright © Lars-Olov Strandberg

Photo by Lars-Olov Strandberg, Fabula77, Denmark, 1977. Copyright © Lars-Olov Strandberg

Philip José Farmer (1918–2009)

Author of To Your Scattered Bodies Go

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Philip José Farmer was born in North Terre Haute, Indiana on January 26, 1918. He worked in a steel mill while attending Bradley University at night and writing in his spare time. In 1952, his story The Lovers, in which a human has sex with an alien, was published in a pulp magazine called Startling Stories and won him the Hugo Award in 1953 for most promising new author. He quit his job to become a full-time writer, but a string of misfortunes eventually forced him to take jobs as a manual laborer. He worked as a technical writer from 1956 to 1970, but continued writing science fiction. He finally found success in the 1960's with the Riverworld series. He wrote more than 75 books throughout his lifetime including the Dayworld series and the World of Tiers series. He also wrote short stories. He won the Hugo award for best novella in 1968 for Riders of the Purple Wage and for best novel in 1972 for To Your Scattered Bodies Go. In 1988, he was the recipient of the Writers of the Past Award and the Nova for best book for Riverworld. In 2001 he was awarded the Grand Master Award and the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award. He died on February 25, 2009 at the age of 91. (Bowker Author Biography)
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To Your Scattered Bodies Go 3,495 copies, 67 reviews
The Fabulous Riverboat 2,138 copies, 32 reviews
The Dark Design 1,848 copies, 18 reviews
The Magic Labyrinth 1,734 copies, 15 reviews
Gods of Riverworld 1,324 copies, 10 reviews
Venus on the Half-Shell (Pseudonym) 1,016 copies, 14 reviews
Dayworld 741 copies, 6 reviews
The maker of universes 674 copies, 10 reviews
Riverworld and Other Stories 567 copies, 7 reviews
The Gates of Creation 537 copies, 4 reviews
The Other Log of Phileas Fogg 504 copies, 5 reviews
A Private Cosmos 503 copies, 3 reviews
Behind the Walls of Terra 472 copies, 4 reviews
Tarzan Alive 436 copies, 8 reviews
The Lavalite World 435 copies, 3 reviews
The Lovers 408 copies, 10 reviews
Dark is the Sun 404 copies, 4 reviews
The Unreasoning Mask 394 copies, 6 reviews
The Stone God Awakens 389 copies, 4 reviews
Time's Last Gift 385 copies, 4 reviews
A Feast Unknown 369 copies, 5 reviews
Night of Light 369 copies, 9 reviews
Dayworld Rebel 358 copies, 1 review
Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life 341 copies, 3 reviews
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Flesh 315 copies, 4 reviews
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Jesus on Mars 216 copies, 4 reviews
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More Than Fire 185 copies, 1 review
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The Grand Adventure 56 copies, 1 review
Mother was a lovely beast (Editor) 56 copies
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Rastignac the Devil 19 copies, 2 reviews
They Twinkled Like Jewels 18 copies, 2 reviews
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Exotic Worlds 14 copies, 1 review
Mother 12 copies, 1 review
Sail On! Sail On! 8 copies, 1 review
Love Song 7 copies
The Alley Man 7 copies, 2 reviews
The God Business [novella] 4 copies, 1 review
Strade senza uscita (Author) 4 copies
Heel 2 copies
Daughter 2 copies
Son 2 copies
The Lovers [novella] 2 copies, 1 review
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NOCHE DE LUZ 2 copies, 1 review
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Ose 1 copy
Oi Erastes 1 copy
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1973 1 copy
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The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two (Contributor) 657 copies, 9 reviews
The Science Fiction Century (Contributor) 494 copies, 4 reviews
The Ultimate Dracula (Contributor) 455 copies, 1 review
Philip Jose Farmer's The Dungeon: The Black Tower (Foreword, some editions) 440 copies, 2 reviews
Before Adam (Introduction) 399 copies, 10 reviews
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Semiotext(e) SF (Contributor) 241 copies
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The Ultimate Frankenstein (Contributor) 155 copies, 4 reviews
Great Tales of Science Fiction (Contributor) 147 copies, 2 reviews
Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space (Contributor) 141 copies, 2 reviews
Microcosmic Tales (Contributor) 136 copies, 3 reviews
Treasures of Fantasy (Contributor) 136 copies, 1 review
Nova 2 (Contributor) 130 copies, 1 review
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The Ninth Galaxy Reader (Contributor) 118 copies, 2 reviews
Continuum 1 (Contributor) 115 copies, 1 review
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #3 (Contributor) 112 copies, 1 review
Other Worlds, Other Gods (Contributor) 109 copies, 2 reviews
Nova 3 (Contributor) 105 copies, 2 reviews
Nebula Award Stories 10 (Contributor) 101 copies
The Big Book of Adventure Stories (Contributor) 98 copies, 3 reviews
Continuum 3 (Contributor) 96 copies, 1 review
The Planets (Contributor) 94 copies, 2 reviews
An ABC of Science Fiction (Contributor) 93 copies, 1 review
Continuum 2 (Contributor) 88 copies
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Orbit 11 (Contributor) 86 copies
Sci-Fi Private Eye (Contributor) 86 copies, 2 reviews
The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes (Contributor) 80 copies, 1 review
Worlds of Maybe : Seven Stories of Science Fiction (Contributor, some editions) 74 copies, 1 review
The Ultimate Witch (Introduction) 72 copies, 1 review
The New Tomorrows (Contributor) 71 copies
Continuum 4 (Contributor) 71 copies, 1 review
Orbit 3 (Contributor) 65 copies
Decade: The 1950s (Author) 65 copies
New Dimensions 1 (Contributor) 64 copies, 1 review
Best From Orbit Volumes 1-10 (Contributor) 63 copies, 1 review
The Mirror of Infinity (Contributor) 63 copies
Thieves' World: First Blood (Contributor) 62 copies
Masters of Fantasy (Contributor) 60 copies
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Best Science Fiction for 1973 (Contributor) 57 copies, 2 reviews
Omega (Contributor) 56 copies, 1 review
100 Astounding Little Alien Stories (Contributor) 55 copies
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Quark/2 (Contributor) 50 copies, 1 review
Assignment in Tomorrow: An Anthology (Contributor) 50 copies
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Alpha 9 (Contributor) 35 copies
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The Astonished Eye (Introduction) 11 copies
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Born in Indiana in 1918, he had to earn a very young living. He attended evening classes and obtained his BA in letters in 1950. He is now one of the great figures of American science fiction and is read all over the world. (Thanks, Google Translation)
Philip José Farmer (January 26, 1918 – February 25, 2009) was an American author known for his science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories.

Farmer is best known for his sequences of novels, especially the World of Tiers (1965–93) and Riverworld (1971–83) series. He is noted for the pioneering use of sexual and religious themes in his work, his fascination for, and reworking of, the lore of celebrated pulp heroes, and occasional tongue-in-cheek pseudonymous works written as if by fictional characters. Farmer often mixed real and classic fictional characters and worlds and real and fake authors as epitomized by his Wold Newton family group of books. These tie all classic fictional characters together as real people and blood relatives resulting from an alien conspiracy. Such works as The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (1973) and Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life (1973) are early examples of literary mashup.

Literary critic Leslie Fiedler compared Farmer to Ray Bradbury as both being "provincial American eccentrics" who "strain at the classic limits of the [science fiction] form," but found Farmer distinctive in that he "manages to be at once naive and sophisticated in his odd blending of theology, pornography, and adventure."
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