Thursday, February 26, 2009
PHILIP JOSE FARMER R.I.P.
Philip José Farmer passed away peacefully in his sleep this morning.
He will be missed greatly by his wife Bette, his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, friends and countless fans around the world.
January 26, 1918 - February 25, 2009. R.I.P.
His best known books were probably the 5 books of the Riverworld Trilogy. My favourite was Tarzan Alive - a biography of Lord Greystoke which treated the Tarzan books & most popular English language books of the 19th & early 20thC as slightly exagerated truth. His family tree of all these characters is still a joy. I am sure this was an influence on the Greystoke movie where he is only ever referred to by the title name & certainly on Moore & O'Neill's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.