History Creator / PhilipJoseFarmer

24th Dec '15 6:36:24 PM Naoto_best_waifu
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'''Philip José Farmer''' (January 26, 1918 February 25, 2009) was a ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy writer. Farmer is best known for the ''Literature/WorldOfTiers'' and ''Literature/{{Riverworld}}'' series. He won three Hugo awards and had many nominations.

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'''Philip José Farmer''' (January 26, 1918 February 25, 2009) was a ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy writer.writer from The United States of America. Farmer is best known for the ''Literature/WorldOfTiers'' and ''Literature/{{Riverworld}}'' series. He won three Hugo awards and had many nominations.
24th Dec '14 2:43:56 AM DocWildNole
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* FootnoteFever: The Franchise/SherlockHolmes[=/=]Franchise/Tarzan crossover, ''The Adventure of the Peerless Peer'', has an vast number of pseudo-scholarly footnotes. At one point Holmes asks Watson, isn't that a[=***=][=**=]e firing a machine gun?", and a footnote explores whether Watson in writing this adventure used the wrong number of asterisks, or whether Holmes actually used the seven-letter rather than the appropriately British eight-letter form because the a[=***=][=**=]e under discussion was American. [[note]]A lot of Sherlock Holmes pastiche novels feature footnotes, for example Nicholas Meyer makes use of them in "The Seven Percent Solution". So it's a way of playing along with the whole "found manuscript" thing.[[/note]]

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* FootnoteFever: The Franchise/SherlockHolmes[=/=]Franchise/Tarzan Franchise/SherlockHolmes [=/=]{{Franchise/Tarzan}} crossover, ''The Adventure of the Peerless Peer'', has an vast number of pseudo-scholarly footnotes. At one point Holmes asks Watson, isn't that a[=***=][=**=]e firing a machine gun?", and a footnote explores whether Watson in writing this adventure used the wrong number of asterisks, or whether Holmes actually used the seven-letter rather than the appropriately British eight-letter form because the a[=***=][=**=]e under discussion was American. [[note]]A lot of Sherlock Holmes pastiche novels feature footnotes, for example Nicholas Meyer makes use of them in "The Seven Percent Solution". So it's a way of playing along with the whole "found manuscript" thing.[[/note]]
5th Dec '14 2:03:53 AM Patachou
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Philip José Farmer (January 26, 1918 February 25, 2009) was a ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy writer. Farmer is best known for the ''Literature/WorldOfTiers'' and ''Literature/{{Riverworld}}'' series. He won three Hugo awards and had many nominations.

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Philip '''Philip José Farmer Farmer''' (January 26, 1918 February 25, 2009) was a ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy writer. Farmer is best known for the ''Literature/WorldOfTiers'' and ''Literature/{{Riverworld}}'' series. He won three Hugo awards and had many nominations.



* JackTheRipper: In ''A Feast Unknown'', Jack the Ripper is the father of the two heroes Lord Grandrith and Doc Caliban ([[{{Expy}} expies]] of Franchise/{{Tarzan}} and Franchise/DocSavage, respectively).

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* JackTheRipper: UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper: In ''A Feast Unknown'', Jack the Ripper is the father of the two heroes Lord Grandrith and Doc Caliban ([[{{Expy}} expies]] of Franchise/{{Tarzan}} and Franchise/DocSavage, respectively).
18th Aug '14 8:18:05 PM PaulA
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* FootnoteFever : The SherlockHolmes/Tarzan crossover, ''The Adventure of the Peerless Peer'', has an vast number of pseudo-scholarly footnotes. At one point Holmes asks Watson, isn't that a[=***=][=**=]e firing a machine gun?", and a footnote explores whether Watson in writing this adventure used the wrong number of asterisks, or whether Holmes actually used the seven-letter rather than the appropriately British eight-letter form because the a[=***=][=**=]e under discussion was American. [[note]]A lot of Sherlock Holmes pastiche novels feature footnotes, for example Nicholas Meyer makes use of them in "The Seven Percent Solution". So it's a way of playing along with the whole "found manuscript" thing.[[/note]]

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* FootnoteFever : FootnoteFever: The SherlockHolmes/Tarzan Franchise/SherlockHolmes[=/=]Franchise/Tarzan crossover, ''The Adventure of the Peerless Peer'', has an vast number of pseudo-scholarly footnotes. At one point Holmes asks Watson, isn't that a[=***=][=**=]e firing a machine gun?", and a footnote explores whether Watson in writing this adventure used the wrong number of asterisks, or whether Holmes actually used the seven-letter rather than the appropriately British eight-letter form because the a[=***=][=**=]e under discussion was American. [[note]]A lot of Sherlock Holmes pastiche novels feature footnotes, for example Nicholas Meyer makes use of them in "The Seven Percent Solution". So it's a way of playing along with the whole "found manuscript" thing.[[/note]]



* JackTheRipper: In ''A Feast Unknown'', Jack the Ripper is the father of the two heroes Lord Grandrith and Doc Caliban ([[{{Expy}} expies]] of {{Tarzan}} and DocSavage, respectively).
* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: In ''Tarzan Alive'' and ''Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life,'' Farmer claims that Edgar Rice Burroughs and Lester Dent were just the biographers of {{Tarzan}} and DocSavage. He claims that their books were highly fictionalized and sensationalized and presents somewhat more mundane, but still sensational versions of the stories that correct various factual inaccuracies and continuity errors. For example, he explains that whenever Tarzan encountered a lion, a plains dwelling animal, in the jungle, it was actually a leopard and Burroughs exaggerated because lions were bigger and more dangerous looking.\\

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* JackTheRipper: In ''A Feast Unknown'', Jack the Ripper is the father of the two heroes Lord Grandrith and Doc Caliban ([[{{Expy}} expies]] of {{Tarzan}} Franchise/{{Tarzan}} and DocSavage, Franchise/DocSavage, respectively).
* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: In ''Tarzan Alive'' and ''Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life,'' Farmer claims that Edgar Rice Burroughs and Lester Dent were just the biographers of {{Tarzan}} Franchise/{{Tarzan}} and DocSavage.Franchise/DocSavage. He claims that their books were highly fictionalized and sensationalized and presents somewhat more mundane, but still sensational versions of the stories that correct various factual inaccuracies and continuity errors. For example, he explains that whenever Tarzan encountered a lion, a plains dwelling animal, in the jungle, it was actually a leopard and Burroughs exaggerated because lions were bigger and more dangerous looking.\\



He also tries to explain away both characters' great strength and intelligence by claiming their [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wold_Newton_family ancestors were irradiated by a meteor]], and that other relatives of Tarzan and Savage whose ancestors were exposed to that radiation include [[PrideAndPrejudice Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy]], SherlockHolmes, FuManchu, and BulldogDrummond. Farmer is in a class of his own!

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He also tries to explain away both characters' great strength and intelligence by claiming their [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wold_Newton_family ancestors were irradiated by a meteor]], and that other relatives of Tarzan and Savage whose ancestors were exposed to that radiation include [[PrideAndPrejudice [[Literature/PrideAndPrejudice Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy]], SherlockHolmes, FuManchu, Franchise/SherlockHolmes, Franchise/FuManchu, and BulldogDrummond. Farmer is in a class of his own!Literature/BulldogDrummond.



* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wold_Newton_family Wold-Newton]] [[TheVerse universe]] includes scores of [[PublicDomainCharacter public domain characters]] as well as many characters popular from early RadioDrama and film, such as Radio/TheShadow and Tarzan, who are not quite out of copyright. [[{{Fanfic}} Fans]] have added many modern TV characters to the list. The ''Literature/{{Riverworld}}'' series does this with actual people from history (and how!)
* MassSuperEmpoweringEvent: In the "biographies" of {{Tarzan}} and DocSavage (and the MassivelyMultiplayerCrossover "Wold Newton Universe" based on Phillip's stories), the Event is the titular Wold Newton meteorite. The radiation of the meteorite affected the passengers of a passing coach (and several animals in the area); their descendants were endowed with unusual strength, intelligence, and ambition, becoming [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis the inspiration for]] many of the heroes and villains of fiction. (See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wold_Newton_family the other wiki]] for more details.

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* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wold_Newton_family Wold-Newton]] [[TheVerse universe]] includes scores of [[PublicDomainCharacter public domain characters]] as well as many characters popular from early RadioDrama and film, such as Radio/TheShadow and Tarzan, who are not quite out of copyright. [[{{Fanfic}} Fans]] have added many modern TV characters to the list. The ''Literature/{{Riverworld}}'' series does this with actual people from history (and how!)
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* MassSuperEmpoweringEvent: In the "biographies" of {{Tarzan}} Franchise/{{Tarzan}} and DocSavage Franchise/DocSavage (and the MassivelyMultiplayerCrossover "Wold Newton Universe" based on Phillip's stories), the Event is the titular Wold Newton meteorite. The radiation of the meteorite affected the passengers of a passing coach (and several animals in the area); their descendants were endowed with unusual strength, intelligence, and ambition, becoming [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis the inspiration for]] many of the heroes and villains of fiction. (See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wold_Newton_family the other wiki]] for more details.



* NamesTheSame: Farmer's short story "The Jungle-Rot Kid on the Nod" is his exploration of what {{Tarzan}} would be like if he had been created by Creator/WilliamSBurroughs rather than Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs.

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* NamesTheSame: Farmer's short story "The Jungle-Rot Kid on the Nod" is his exploration of what {{Tarzan}} Franchise/{{Tarzan}} would be like if he had been created by Creator/WilliamSBurroughs rather than Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs.



* PerspectiveFlip: ''The Other Log of Phileas Fogg'' and ''A Barnstormer in Oz''. In the latter, Glinda the Good assassinates U.S. President [[WarrenHarding Warren G. Harding]].

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* PerspectiveFlip: PerspectiveFlip:
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''The Other Log of Phileas Fogg'' and Fogg''.
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''A Barnstormer in Oz''. In the latter, Oz'', in which Glinda the Good assassinates U.S. President [[WarrenHarding Warren G. Harding]].UsefulNotes/WarrenHarding.



* TangledFamilyTree: The Wold Newton Family has several fictional characters, including SherlockHolmes, {{Tarzan}}, and {{Doc Savage}} as part of a set of inter-married families descended from seven couples exposed to a [[GreenRocks radioactive meteorite]].
* TwoFistedTales: Farmer's long writing career is marked by his great love of the pulps and he devoted great energy to his many Two Fisted Tales. Even his works which aren't in the genre are informed by it. ''DocSavage: His Apocalyptic Life'' provides a biography of the pulp era hero and links him to other period heroes. (The page image for the TwoFistedTales article is quite evocative.)

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* TangledFamilyTree: The Wold Newton Family has several fictional characters, including SherlockHolmes, {{Tarzan}}, Franchise/SherlockHolmes, Franchise/{{Tarzan}}, and {{Doc Savage}} Franchise/DocSavage as part of a set of inter-married families descended from seven couples exposed to a [[GreenRocks radioactive meteorite]].
* TwoFistedTales: Farmer's long writing career is marked by his great love of the pulps and he devoted great energy to his many Two Fisted Tales. Even his works which aren't in the genre are informed by it. ''DocSavage: ''Franchise/DocSavage: His Apocalyptic Life'' provides a biography of the pulp era hero and links him to other period heroes. (The page image for the TwoFistedTales article is quite evocative.)heroes.



* VillainousIncest: In his Wold Newton works, Farmer suggests that Carl Peterson (archfoe of BulldogDrummond) and his lover Irma (who sometimes posed as his daughter) were, in fact, father and daughter.

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* VillainousIncest: In his Wold Newton works, Farmer suggests that Carl Peterson (archfoe of BulldogDrummond) Literature/BulldogDrummond) and his lover Irma (who sometimes posed as his daughter) were, in fact, father and daughter.
18th Aug '14 8:11:39 PM PaulA
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* BadassFamily: The Wold Newton Family is a mixture of this and MassiveMultiplayerCrossover. The family tree includes: SolomonKane; [[Literature/CaptainBloodHisOdyssey Captain Blood]]; Literature/TheScarletPimpernel; Franchise/SherlockHolmes's nemesis Professor Moriarty; [[Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays Phileas Fogg]]; [[Literature/TheTimeMachine The Time Traveller]]; AllanQuatermain; [[Literature/{{Raffles}} A.J. Raffles]]; ProfessorChallenger; [[Literature/TheThirtyNineSteps Richard Hannay]]; Literature/BulldogDrummond; the evil FuManchu and his adversary, Sir Denis Nayland Smith; G-8; Radio/TheShadow; [[Literature/TheMalteseFalcon Sam Spade]]; Franchise/DocSavage's cousin Patricia Savage, and one of his five assistants, Monk Mayfair; TheSpider; Literature/NeroWolfe; Mr. Moto; Literature/TheAvenger; [[Literature/WorldOfTiers Paul Janus Finnegan]]; Literature/PhilipMarlowe; Literature/JamesBond; Lew Archer; Travis [=McGee=]; Monsieur Lecoq; and Literature/ArseneLupin. Far ''out'', you just have to hope they don't fight at Christmas.

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* BadassFamily: The Wold Newton Family is a mixture of this and MassiveMultiplayerCrossover. The family tree includes: SolomonKane; Literature/SolomonKane; [[Literature/CaptainBloodHisOdyssey Captain Blood]]; Literature/TheScarletPimpernel; Franchise/SherlockHolmes's nemesis Professor Moriarty; [[Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays Phileas Fogg]]; [[Literature/TheTimeMachine The Time Traveller]]; AllanQuatermain; [[Literature/KingSolomonsMines Allan Quatermain]]; [[Literature/{{Raffles}} A.J. Raffles]]; ProfessorChallenger; Literature/ProfessorChallenger; [[Literature/TheThirtyNineSteps Richard Hannay]]; Literature/BulldogDrummond; the evil FuManchu and his adversary, Sir Denis Nayland Smith; G-8; Radio/TheShadow; [[Literature/TheMalteseFalcon Sam Spade]]; Franchise/DocSavage's cousin Patricia Savage, and one of his five assistants, Monk Mayfair; TheSpider; Literature/TheSpider; Literature/NeroWolfe; Mr. Moto; Literature/TheAvenger; [[Literature/WorldOfTiers Paul Janus Finnegan]]; Literature/PhilipMarlowe; Literature/JamesBond; Lew Archer; Travis [=McGee=]; Monsieur Lecoq; and Literature/ArseneLupin. Far ''out'', you just have to hope they don't fight at Christmas.
15th Jul '14 9:41:41 AM frogpatrol
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His early writing career was tough: he was defrauded of substantial prize money. His novella ''Literature/TheLovers'' (featuring a man who falls in love with an insectoid alien) won a Hugo as "most promising new writer" but was rejected by leading editors as "nauseating". He suffered financial insecurity and had to retreat from full-time writing. He worked in a steel mill, in a powerline crew and as a technical writer, only becoming a full-time writer again in 1969.

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His early writing career was tough: he was defrauded of substantial prize money. His novella ''Literature/TheLovers'' (featuring "Literature/TheLovers", about a man who falls in love with an insectoid alien) alien, won a Hugo as "most promising new writer" but was rejected by leading editors as "nauseating". He suffered financial insecurity and had to retreat from full-time writing. He worked in a steel mill, in a powerline crew and as a technical writer, only becoming a full-time writer again in 1969.
2nd Jul '14 6:40:17 PM TVRulezAgain
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* NewWaveScienceFiction: Many of his works of the sixties and early seventies fit in with the New Wave, like "The Jungle-Rot Kid on the Nod"; a blending of experimental [[TheBeatGeneration beat]] writer Creator/WilliamSBurroughs and pulp writer Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs.

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* NewWaveScienceFiction: Many of his works of the sixties and early seventies fit in with the New Wave, like "The Jungle-Rot Kid on the Nod"; a blending of experimental [[TheBeatGeneration [[Creator/TheBeatGeneration beat]] writer Creator/WilliamSBurroughs and pulp writer Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs.
21st Feb '14 9:20:34 PM ZugZwang
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** "Evil, Be My Good" is Literature/Frankenstein from the monsters point of view.

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** "Evil, Be My Good" is Literature/Frankenstein Frankenstein from the monsters point of view.
21st Feb '14 9:19:56 PM ZugZwang
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**"Evil, Be My Good" is Literature/Frankenstein from the monsters point of view.
17th Feb '14 11:28:37 AM TheGreenHerring
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''Literature/{{Riverworld}}'' addresses Big Ideas. Sex, politics, race, religion. Farmer loved messing with the divide between high and low culture. The deep problems of human life come up thick and fast in this series. Farmer broke new ground by having these themes coexist with fantasy action adventure -- prefiguring ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' and many other works.

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''Literature/{{Riverworld}}'' addresses Big Ideas. Sex, politics, race, religion. Farmer loved messing with the divide between high and low culture. The deep problems of human life come up thick and fast in this series. Farmer broke new ground by having these themes coexist with fantasy action adventure -- prefiguring adventure--prefiguring ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' and many other works.
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