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Philip Jose Farmer, RIP
Philip Jose Farmer, one of the great ones of the SF genre, died this morning in his home in Peoria. He was 91.

Rest in peace, sir.

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Current Music: "Pink Cadillac" by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

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vulpine137 From: vulpine137 Date: February 25th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh no :(
cypherindigo From: cypherindigo Date: February 25th, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well CRUD!
tru2myart From: tru2myart Date: February 25th, 2009 04:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
:( I loved the Riverworld series and Lord Tyger was interesting. He'll be missed.
mdg1 From: mdg1 Date: February 25th, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bugger.
daytonward From: daytonward Date: February 25th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Damn.

I loved Farmer as a kid reading SF, and I love the whole Wold Newton thing, even if I'll never be able to undertand it all.
davidkevin From: davidkevin Date: February 25th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)


The jungle is unnaturally quiet, the windows on the 86th Floor are dark, the ancient city of Opar is populated only by hollow echos. The Lord of the Jungle and the Man of Bronze have vanished.

The Keeper of their Flame is gone, and we are the poorer for it.

From: tonycaselli Date: February 25th, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, no. Riverworld was one of my favorite series when I was a young reader, just getting into sci-fi.
infiniteviking From: infiniteviking Date: February 25th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
..He had a good run at least. D:
meggins From: meggins Date: February 26th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
My husband will certainly be sad as a couple of Farmer's books are among his favorites.
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