Wednesday, February 25, 2009
An Amazing Hoosier Sci-Fi writer passed away...
This makes me sad, one of the greats!
"Author Philip Jose Farmer died in his sleep Wednesday, according to a message on his Web site.
Farmer was known for his science-fiction and fantasy novels and short stories. He was 91.
The Peoria, Indiana, native's most popular work was his "Riverworld" series, written in the 1970s.
Joe Lansdale, a critic, writer and friend of Farmer's, credited Farmer with changing the face of science fiction.
"I just can't begin to tell you how important he is to the field as well as other fields," Lansdale said.
Critics said Farmer was the first author to address adult sexual themes in science-fiction novels."
The CNN obit: