Philip José Farmer

1918 - 2009

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Philip José Farmer (January 26, 1918 – February 25, 2009) was an American author known for his science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories.Farmer is best known for his sequences of novels, especially the World of Tiers (1965–93) and Riverworld (1971–83) series. He is noted for the pioneering use of sexual and religious themes in his work, his fascination for, and reworking of, the lore of celebrated pulp heroes, and occasional tongue-in-cheek pseudonymous works written as if by fictional characters. Farmer often mixed real and classic fictional characters and worlds and real and fake authors as epitomized by his Wold Newton family group of books. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip José Farmer has received more than 344,549 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Philip José Farmer is the 1,477th most popular writer (down from 1,468th in 2019), the 1,812th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,704th in 2019) and the 171st most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Philip José Farmer ranks 1,477 out of 5,794Before him are Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Don Juan Manuel, Tomi Ungerer, Károly Kerényi, Roland Topor, and Nicholas Sparks. After him are Miklós Zrínyi, Robert Desnos, Mehmet Akif Ersoy, Tonino Guerra, Silvina Ocampo, and Ihara Saikaku.

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Among people born in 1918, Philip José Farmer ranks 76Before him are Kakuei Tanaka, Jerome Robbins, Kevin A. Lynch, Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, B. K. S. Iyengar, and João Figueiredo. After him are Dora Ratjen, Kenichi Fukui, Edward B. Lewis, Lothar-Günther Buchheim, Igor Ansoff, and Spiro Agnew. Among people deceased in 2009, Philip José Farmer ranks 64Before him are Toni Sailer, Ricardo Montalbán, Susan Atkins, Qian Xuesen, Irving Penn, and Marek Edelman. After him are Hussein-Ali Montazeri, Pavel Popovich, Clive Granger, Pavle, Serbian Patriarch, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, and Ernst Barkmann.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Philip José Farmer ranks 1,812 out of 15,968Before him are Kelly Lynch (1959), Nicholas Sparks (1965), DJ Khaled (1975), Jim Garrison (1921), Kanye West (1977), and Christina Aguilera (1980). After him are Leonard Bloomfield (1887), Allan Kaprow (1927), Andy Kaufman (1949), Robert Benton (1932), William F. Sharpe (1934), and John Harvey Kellogg (1852).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Philip José Farmer ranks 171Before him are Edward Albee (1928), Wayne Dyer (1940), Martin Gardner (1914), Jim Thompson (1906), Bob Woodward (1943), and Nicholas Sparks (1965). After him are Jane Jacobs (1916), Samuel R. Delany (1942), Robert Wilson (1941), Patricia Cornwell (1956), Donald E. Westlake (1933), and Marilyn vos Savant (1946).