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RIP: Philip José Farmer

Sad news…

The Official Philip José Farmer Home Page is reporting that Philip José Farmer passed away today at age 91.

Farmer is perhaps best known for his Riverworld and World of Tiers series and began writing science fiction 50 years ago.

UPDATE: Remembrances and articles are appearing all over the web, including: Christopher Paul Carey, Win Scott Eckert, Frederik Pohl, Chris Roberson, SCI FI Wire, Biology in Science Fiction, Fantasy Book Critic, io9, Guardian, NYT Obit.

See also:

[via Locus]

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4 Comments on RIP: Philip José Farmer

  1. I’m no expert here, but I thought Berserker was Saberhagen’s series.  Is there a different entity you’re identifying here?

  2. Ack!  Major fubar.  Apologies.  Fixed.

  3. 91. 50 years of work.

    Sad, yes. But what a great run he had. We should all be so lucky.

    Thanks for everything, Phil!


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