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Book List
Author is Philip José Farmer
#Year1st ReadTitleAuthor(s)My Rating 
1 1970 Behind the Walls of Terra
World of Tiers #4
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BEHIND
THE WALLS OF TERRA


Paul Janus Finnegan was called Kickaha on the artificial universes created by that always feuding super-race known as the Lords.  Though he was a mortal Earthman, he had managed to survive every intrigue, war, test and opponent they could devise.

But it was when he found his way back to his own world that Kickaha faced the greatest dangers of his adventure-filled career.  For he knew the secrets of the powers that moved the cosmos,and this made him a threat - a target of the terrible hidden forces contending for this very universe.
2 1977 2008 The Dark Design
Riverworld #3
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"SOMEWHERE BETWEEN GULLIVER'S
TRAVELS AND THE LORD OF THE RINGS!"

- TIME

Welcome to Riverworld.  Where everyone who ever died, from Karl Marx to Tom Mix to Joan of Arc, wakes up the day after death on the banks of a giant river, to take part in what many consider to be the greatest adventure in all Science Fiction.

"YOU ARE IN THIS BOOK.
SO IS EVERYONE WHO EVER LIVED..."

- BUFFALO EVENING NEWS
3 1979 1987 Dark is the Sun
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"FARMER'S BRILLIANT IMAGINATION
AND NARRATIVE SKILL
HOLD THE READER'S ATTENTION...
RECOMMENDED."
- Library Journal


Fifteen billion years from now, Earth is a dying planet - its skies darkened by the ashes of burned-out galaxies, its molten core long cooled.

But young Deyv of the Turtle Tribe knew nothing of his world's history or its fate.  He lived only to track down the wretched Yawtl, who had stolen his precious Soul Egg.  Together with Vana, a girl from another tribe, and the plant-man Sloosh - both also victims of the same thief - they trailed the thief across a nightmare landscape of monster-haunted jungle and wetland.

The search for the Soul Eggs led the troupe into deeper and deeper peril - first to the lair of Feersh the Blind, the witch who had ordered the thefts; then to the Bright Abomination, the jeweled wasteland that harbored The Shemibob, the ageless being from another star who knew Earth's end was near... and held the key to the only way for any to escape that end.


FIRST
PAPERBACK
PUBLICATION
4 1985 Dayworld
Dayworld Series #1
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Just one day.  That's all you get.  The world's crowded, and the government appreciates your cooperation.  You're allowed one day each week to live your life.  The rest of the week, you're "stoned" - frozen solid.

Unless, of course, you're a daybreaker.  Then you can live every day of the week.  You can assume seven different personalities and work seven different jobs.  You can slip from culture to culture, in seven different worlds.

Unless, of course, you get caught... or go crazy.

DAYWORLD
Beginning a new series by the bestselling creator of RIVERWORLD

"FARMER'S BEST BOOK IN YEARS."
- LOCUS
5 1990 Dayworld Breakup
Dayworld Series #3
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6 1987 Dayworld Rebel
Dayworld Series #2
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WARNING:
The Daybreaker has escaped.


His name is Jeff Caird.  His crime: being awake seven days a week, living seven different lives in a world where each citizen is allowed only one day a week.  A world where there just isn't enough room.  Not for the expanding population.  Not for personal freedom, either...

Unless you fight for it.

DAYWOLD
REBEL


The second book of
Philip josé Farmer's dazzling new series


PRAISE FOR DAYWORLD:
"An exciting, intriguing adventure!"
- Science Fiction Review
"An important work from a major author."
- Fantasy Review
"Farmer's best!"
- New York Daily News
7 2016 Dayworld: A Hole in Wednesday
Dayworld Series #0.1
Danny Adams  
Philip José Farmer  
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8 1975 Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic LifePhilip José Farmer  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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9 1971 2008 The Fabulous Riverboat
Riverworld #2
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"SOMEHWERE BETWEEN GULLIVER'S TRAVELS AND THE LORD OF THE RINGS!"
- TIME

It is the day after death.  All humanity has awakened on the banks of a 10 million mile river where the famous and obscure - from Sam Clemens to cavemen to yourself! - are thrown together in the search for the secret of Existence itself...

"ITS PUBLICATION IS AN EVENT WITH A CAPITAL E!"
- PARADE OF BOOKS
10 1969 A Feast Unknown
Secrets of the Nine #1
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A BATTLE OF TITANS


Two legendary champions are dedicated to fighting evil on different continents.  Yet some strange force is affecting them - and they fight their way through the savage jungles of Ethiopia toward a bloody meeting.

The Lord of the Jungle immerses himself in an orgy of blood and lust.  The Man of Bronze thirsts for a devastating revenge.  Their final meeting is a climax of sex, violence and perversion that will never be forgotten.  For the loser - a hideous death.  For the winner - a beautiful, voluptuous woman and the promise of immortality...

THIS SPECIAL,
UNEXPURGATED VOLUME OF
A FEAST UNKNOWN
IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR
THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE.
IT IS AS SHOCKING NOW AS IT WAS THEN...
11 1966 The Gates of Creation
World of Tiers #2
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THE GATES OF CREATION


Imagine a whole series of separate universes, made to suit the whims of a race of super-beings.  Imagine these universes with their own laws, cultures, creatures and ecologies - all existing solely to please the fancies of their individual master.

Then imagine one such universe constructed as a diabolical trap to destroy a single person - the man called Robert Wolff, one of the race of universe-makers, and once of Earth.  When the satanic Master-Lord, Urizen, kidnaps Wolff's wife, he forces Wolff to enter the deadly universe of ambushes, filled with every kind of tortuous snare that the evil mind of the Master-Lord can devise.

Wolff has only his courage and his wits with which to combat this cosmic maze - unless he can perform a miracle, he and Chryseis are doomed.

THE GATES OF CREATION is the fabulous second adventure in Philip José Farmer's World of Tiers Series.
12 1983 2008 Gods of Riverworld
Riverworld #5
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PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER
GODS OF
RIVERWORLD

"You are in this book.  So is everyone who ever lived..."

More than twenty years ago, Philip José Farmer began the epic chronicle of the planet called Riverworld, and of the thirty-five billion men and women who woke there one morning to begin the first day of life after death.  Resurrected by the power of an alien race, for reasons they can only guess at, unlikely fellow travelers like Mark Twain, Herman Göring, and Cyrano de Bergerac wonder the banks of a ten-million-mile long river in search of their makers and the answers to this mystery.

Now some of their questions have been answered, and even more raised, by their discovery of the giant tower that rises from Riverworld's north polar sea.  Here is the great computer that controls the resurrection process - and their mastery of that mechanism will make them like gods in Riverworld, with power of life and death over those billions of human lives.  But they are not alone in the tower.  Strange footsteps in

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the corridors, attempts on their lives, one "accident" after another, all lead them to an inevitable conclusion: either there is an assassin left behind in the tower - or one of their band is a traitor!

Readers everywhere will rejoice to see Philip José Farmer back at work in Riverworld, unquestionably the finest achievement of this most speculative, wide-ranging, and outrageous writer ever.

Philip José Farmer is considered one of the great science fiction writers in the field's history.  He reached his deserved level of success with the Riverworld series, first begun in 1971 with the Hugo award-winning To Your Scattered Bodies Go, and continuing with the bestseller The Magic Labyrinth.  Mr. Farmer and his wife live in Peoria, Illinois.
13 1974 Hadon of Ancient Opar
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OPAR... the Atlantean colony in the heart of Tarzan's Africa.

OPAR... in the words of Edgar Rice Burroughs, a hidden city of "gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks."

OPAR... is the starting point of this fabulous novel of twelve thousand years past, when Africa had an inland sea and a high civilization bloomed along its forgotten shores, when lost empires flew their time-valished banners, and deeds of daring were commonplace.

Philip José Farmer, chronicler of TARZAN ALIVE, teller of fabulous histories, presents here the first great novel of HADON OF ANCIENT OPAR, whose claim to a throne launched him upon an adventure in the grand style of the great masters of fantasy.

Fully illustrated by Roy Krenkell.

-A DAW BOOKS ORIGINAL-
14 1922 Ironcastle
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PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER


Somewhere in the unexplored heart of Africa a part of this Earth had been taken over by an intelligence from outer space.  Such was the message that reached the explorer Hareton Ironcastle, member of the famous Baltimore Gun Club.  In that hidden and transformed valley would now be found monsters and pre-humans not to be seen anywhere else.

Such a challenge could not be ignored, and the account of Ironcastle's expedition of daring but inexperienced amateurs became one of the classic novels of the French writer, J. H. Rosny, who was a contemporary of Verne, Wells, and Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Now Philip José Farmer, Hugo winner and chronicler of the adventures of Tarzan and Doc Savage, has translated and retold Rosny's novel, making it a marvel adventure novel to stand alongside the works of Burroughs, Haggard and Farmer himself.

- A DAW BOOKS
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15 1977 The Lavalite World
World of Tiers #5
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"Philip José Farmer arouses awe...
Philip José Farmer is special."
Roger Zelazny

THE LAVALITE
WORLD


The lavalite world is a world of slow but constant change.  Here mountains rise from plains, or sink into rifts; new oceans form as vast hollows collapse and seas rush in.  There is only one escape from this world where the very landscape moves.  The one gateway to other universes is in the palace of the Lord Urthona.  Paul Janus Finnegan - also known as Kickaha - must reach it if he is to survive.  And he must do so despite the Lords Urthona and Red Orc, the hired thug McKay, flesh-eating vegetation on the run, beasts of prey, and planetary pseudopods.

THE LAVALITE WORLD:
perhaps Philip José Farmers finest achievement.
16 1980 2008 The Magic Labyrinth
Riverworld #4
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"SOMEWHERE BETWEEN GULLIVER'S
TRAVELS AND THE LORD OF THE RINGS!"

- TIME

You are in this book.  So is everyone else who ever lives or ever will - all humanity simultaneously reincarneated on the banks of the 10 million mile river that forms the setting for what many consider to be the crowning achievement of modern science fiction."

"A FEAST FOR THE IMAGINATION"
- LOS ANGELES TIMES
17 1965 The Maker of Universes
World of Tiers #1
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THE MAKER
OF UNIVERSES


Robert Wolff's discovery of a strange horn in an empty house catapulted him into the most incredible adventure of all time.  For that horn could open up a door through space-time to a cosmos with dimensions and laws totally different from our own.

The universe he entered was a place of tiers - world upon world piled on each other - and each level was different and more fantastic than the next.  In order to return to his home, Wolff would have to ascend each tier and contend with weird creatures - like Kickaha the Trickster, and Podarge the venomous eagle-woman - until he found his way to the topmost tier... and the god, or the madman, that ruled the universe.

THE MAKER OF UNIVERSES is the first of Philip José Farmer's amazing and original World of Tiers Books - some of the most thrilling and colorful science fiction adventures ever created.
18 1993 More than Fire
World of Tiers #7
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19 1973 The Other Log of Phileas Fogg
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CAPELLA VS ERIDANI VS EARTH


PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER won the Hugo for the best SF novel of last year.  His study of the background of Tarzan made feature headlines in the news.  Now in his latest novel, he turns his literary wizardry to the astonishing science fiction story Jules Verne did not tell in Around the World in Eighty Days.

Who was Phileas Fogg really - this man whose origins were shrouded in mystery and whose actions were guided as if by clockwork?  How could he compute the probababilty of future events so accurately?

THE OTHER LOG OF PHILEAS FOGG is a thoroughly enthralling novel of what went on behind the scenes during Fogg's unprecedented trip - in which not only do two alien races contend for Earth's mastery, but you will meet some even more famous characters you never suspected were involved in the globe-girdling race!

- A DAW BOOKS ORIGINAL -
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20 1968 A Private Cosmos
World of Tiers #3
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A
PRIVATE
COSMOS

The prize-winning science-fiction writer Roger Zelazny writes:


"Philip Jose Farmer... can be stark, dark, smoky, bright, and any color of the emotional spectrum.  He has a fascinating sense of the Sacred and the Profane.  Put quite simply, he arouses awe.  He has the talent and the skill to handle the sacred objects every writer must touch in order to convert the reader, in that timeless, spaceless place called Imagination."

In A PRIVATE COSMOS, the third book about the World of Tiers, that other space-time continuum manufactured by THE MAKER OF UNIVERSES (Ace Book F- 367), Farmer takes up the adventures of the heroic rogue Kickaha.  It takes place shortly after the astonishing events of THE GATES OF CREATION (Ace Book F-412), but is an unique science-fiction experience on its own.  As Zelazny says in his introduction:

"Philip José Farmer is special. . . . Read his story and see what I mean."
21 1991 Red Orc's Rage
World of Tiers #6
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22 1971 The Sliced-Crosswise Only-on-Tuesday World
Dayworld Series #0.5
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23 1971 1995 To Your Scattered Bodies Go
Riverworld #1
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"SOMEHWERE BETWEEN GULLIVER'S TRAVELS AND THE LORD OF THE RINGS!"
- TIME

Reborn.  All humanity - including Sir Richard Burton, Alice in Wonderland and yourself! - on the banks of a ten million mile river.  And so begins the searh for the Ethicals, and the most incredible voyage ever undertaken...

"A FEAST FOR THE IMAGINATION"
- LOS ANGELES TIMES
24 1971 1981 The Wind Whales of IshmaelPhilip José Farmer  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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