Bio: Philip Jose Farmer was born in 1918 in North Terre Haute, Indiana. Shortly after receiving his BA in English from Bradley University in 1950, Farmer published his first novella, The Lovers, for which he was awarded a Hugo Award for Most Promising New Author. He has taken many chances with his writing, and is known in the science fiction world for creating quality works often filled with graphic and provocative imagery. Over the years he has continued to earn awards for his science fiction, including a Hugo Award for Best Novella for Riders of the Purple Wage in 1968 and a Hugo for Best Novel for To Your Scattered Bodies Go in 1972. He was named the 2001 Grand Master at the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America?s prestigious Nebula Awards.
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Two stories from Science Fiction Grand Master, Philip Josť Farmer. Heel--There's a great movie being made thousands of years in our past. The Director is Zeus and the screenplay writer is Apollo. Their actors are Achilles and the cast of the Trojan war. Only they're not aware of even what a movie may be. The gods/crew of the movie all have different motives. But it should all make for a great epic. The Wounded--What happens when the Master of Love gets smitten?
Jones was on his way on a Luxury Liner when it was suddenly blown up. He is captured by a robotic enemy submarine. The secret high-tech sub has a robot with a definite female voice and character and "she" is a weapon of war. It drugs, prods him and even probes his psyche, then announces it needs Jones's help. But Jones's problem is he needs to overcome his claustrophobia of dark places to save himself. And to save himself he needs to save the submarine. This story under the varient title "Son" i... more info>>
No man had yet survived a landing on the black planet, till Raspold dared to venture his body and his mind in the cavern of Voittamaton, where the dracocentaurs gazed at some fabulous yonder! Farmer's variation on the Chthulu Mythos of Lovecraft. First published in Fantastic Stories of Imagination in the April, 1963 issue.
Earth was dying. Possibly the only human beings left in the Universe were those on the Moon. On this last outpost of humanity, the age-old controversy between ideologies continued to tear the human race apart, as each group prepared to unleash the deadly ...Tongues of the Moon