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Philip José Farmer has died

This morning, we lost yet another of our genre's greats: Philip José Farmer. He was 91.

I was first introduced to his work via To Your Scattered Bodies Go, book one of the incredible Riverworld series. His work inspired experimentation in my own writing, opening up my notion of what is science fiction. I never got to meet him.

The world is poorer without him.



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Feb. 25th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
The world is poorer without him.

I would prefer to think the world is richer for having had him.
Feb. 25th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
So true!
Feb. 25th, 2009 08:22 pm (UTC)
I wish I'd had the chance to meet him. I never realized he lived so close to me!

Feb. 25th, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
His, "A Feast Unknown", really opened my eyes as to the relationship of Doc Savage and Tarzan. True classic, that.
Feb. 25th, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
Argh. Tha past year has been brutal. RIP Mr. Farmer.
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