From the vaults of the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal sample introduction to the many worlds of Philip Jose Farmer, one of modern science fiction's most original voices.
Philip Jose Farmer was given the WORLD FANTASY AWARD FOR LIFE ACHIEVEMENT and named an SFWA GRAND MASTER in the same year - a fitting recognition of his refusal to be pigeonholed. Whether pushing the boundaries of sexual and religious themes or reimagining pulp heroes for the modern age, Farmer's restless imagination knew no bounds.
This omnibus contains THE MAKER OF UNIVERSES, the first of the World of Tiers series; the HUGO AWARD-winning TO YOUR SCATTERED BODIES GO, which opens the acclaimed Riverworld sequence; and the stand-alone space opera, THE UNREASONING MASK.
Farmer's imagination is of the first rank ... his velocity is breathtaking - TIME
Philip Jose Farmer was born in Indiana in 1918. Although he once said he resolved to become a writer in the fourth grade, it wasn't until 1952 that his first SF was published - the novella THE LOVERS, which won him the HUGO AWARD FOR MOST PROMISING NEW AUTHOR. Although best known for his Riverworld sequence, beginning with the HUGO AWARD-winning TO YOUR SCATTERED BODIES GO, Farmer also pioneered the use of sexual and religious themes in SF and wrote several novels reworking the lore of celebrated pulp heroes such as Tarzan and Doc Savage. He also wrote the tongue-in-cheek VENUS ON THE HALF-SHELL using the pseudonym Kilgore Trout, a character who appeared in several Kurt Vonnegut novels. Philip Jose Farmer won three HUGOs, a WORLD FANTASY AWARD FOR LIFE ACHIEVEMENT and the DAMON KNIGHT MEMORIAL GRAND MASTER AWARD. He died in 2009.
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