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Philip Jose Farmer (U.S.A., 1/26/1918- )

Born 1918 in Peoria, Illinois, United States.

Has written under a number of pseudonyms: Paul Chapin, Rod Keen, Harry 'Bunny' Maunders, Jonathan Swift Somers III, Leo Queequeg Tincrowder, Kilgore Trout, James Watson...

A part-time student at Bradley University, he gained a BA in English in 1950. Two years later he shocked the sf world with the publication of his novella The Lovers, in Startling Stories . This won him a Hugo Award in 1953; his second Hugo came in 1968 for the story 'Riders of the Purple Wage' written for Harlan Ellison's famous Dangerous Visions series; and his third came in 1972 for the first part of the acclaimed Riverworld series. [publishers bumpf in Gods Of Riverworld, 1983].

Farmer was unafraid of tackling taboo subjects. He was responsible for breaking the ground for alien sex in science fiction literature. He also acted as apologist for the literary mistakes or well-meaning fabrications of authors such as Edgar Rice Burroughs, L.Frank Baum, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by writing the true stories of their protagonists.
More info: http://www.pjfarmer.com/


Last Revised: November 2005.