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Philip José Farmer

Philip José Farmer, American writer. Recipient Hugo award, 1953, 68, 72, Nebula award, 2000, Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Lifetime Achievement award, 2000, World Fantasy award for Lifetime Achievement, 2001.

Background

  • Farmer, Philip José was born on January 26, 1918 in North Terre Haute, Indiana, United States. Son of George and Lucile Theodora (Jackson) Farmer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Bradley University, 1950.

    Career

    • Laborer, steel mill, Peoria, 1941-1952. Technical writer, various companies, 1956-1969.

    Works

    • Two Hawks From Earth
    • In this classic of alternate history by grand master Philip Jose Farmer, Native American bomber pilot Roger Two Hawks bails out over enemy territory in WWII, only to find himself on another Earth-one in which the American continents never rose from the waters, and the ancestors of the American Indians remained in Asia and Europe-an Earth embroiled in a world war of its own, with Two Hawks caught in the middle.
    • Strange Relations
    • Two complete novels and five novelettes that broke new ground in science fiction and established Philip Jose Farmer as a master of the genre:   The Lovers: One of the most controversial and groundbreaking novels in science fiction.
    • The Unreasoning Mask
    • Ramstan, captain of the al-Buraq, a rare model of spaceship capable of instantaneous travel between two points, attempts to stop an unidentified "creature" that is annihilating intelligent life on planets throughout the universe.
    • The Green Odyssey
    • The Green Odyssey is a relatively straightforward adventure story, involving an astronaut named Alan Green stranded on a primitive planet, where he is claimed as a gigolo by a duchess and is married to a slave woman.

    Connections

    • Married Bette V. Andre, May 10, 1941. Children: Philip Laird, Kristan.
    • father: George Farmer
    • mother: Lucile Theodora (Jackson) Farmer
    • spouse: Bette V. Andre
    • children: Philip Laird Farmer
    • Kristan Farmer
    Philip José Farmer
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    Born January 26, 1918
    Died February 25, 2009
    (aged 91)
    Nationality
    • 1950
      Bradley University
    • 1941 - 1952
      Laborer
      Peoria, Arizona, United States
    • 1956 - 1969
      technical writer