Thursday, February 26, 2009

RIP: Philip José Farmer

Philip José Farmer passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of February 26th.

From Farmer's official site:
  • 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.
My exposure to P.J. Farmer came in the form of his "River World" books. Maybe not in the same league of Asimov's Foundation series, Farmer's creation was awe inspiring in its scope and cast of characters. The very idea of Sam Clemens traveling on a riverboat with a gigantipithicus is an image that will be with me always.

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