Thursday, February 26, 2009


February 25th:
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.

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