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Philip Jose Farmer (1918–2009)

The author of dozens of books and even more short stories, Philip Jose Farmer was born in Indiana in 1918 to George and Lucile Jackson Farmer, but has called Peoria, Illinois, home for most of his life. He revolutionized science-fiction with his 1952 short story (later a novel) titled "The Lovers", the first known science-fiction tale to portray ... See full bio »

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Riverworld Writer
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 2010 Riverworld (TV Movie) (Riverworld series of novels - as Philip José Farmer)
 2003 Riverworld (TV Movie) (novels)

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One of the most acclaimed science fiction authors of all time, Farmer is best known for his Riverworld series of novels. He has also written original novels featuring famous literary creations such as Tarzan and The Wizard of Oz. See more »

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Philip José Farmer

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Living in semi-retirement in Peoria, Illinois. See more »

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