Obituary: Philip José Farmer

Philip José Farmer (b.1918) died in his sleep on February 25. Farmer is best known for his Riverworld series, but also had several other successful series. His World of Tiers has been used for psychiatric treatment. Farmer is also known for breaking taboos with his novel Strange Relations and the story “The Lovers” as well as exploring the works of other writers with The Other Log of Phileas Fogg and various works featuring Tarzan and Doc Savage. His Wold Newton stories attempt, somewhat tongue in cheek, to tie together all the Victorian and pulp popular characters. Farmer won the Hugo multiple times and was an SFWA Grand Master and received the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award.