Philip José Farmer is an American author best know for writing the World of Tiers series of books and the Riverworld series. His work focused on pulp heroes while also pioneering use of sexual and religious themes in the genre.

Farmer is a three-time Hugo Award winner and he was also awarded as a Nebula Grand Master. He is one of the foremost writers of science fiction and fantasy that wrote characters like Tarzan and Doc Savage. One of his best known works is The Lovers that introduced sex to the world of science fiction. Farmer grew up in Peoria, Illinois and wanted to write from fourth grade on. He washed out of flight training in World War II and eventually attended Bradley University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English in 1950. Two years later, he would publish The Lovers.

Publication Order of World Of Tiers Books

The Maker of Universes (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Gates of Creation (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Private Cosmos (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Behind the Walls of Terra (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lavalite World (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Red Orc's Rage (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
More Than Fire (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Herald Childe Books

Image of the Beast (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blown (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Traitor to the Living (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Doc Caliban and Lord Grandrith Books

A Feast Unknown (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lord of the Trees (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mad Goblin (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Opar Books

Hadon of Ancient Opar (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Flight to Opar (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Dayworld Books

Publication Order of Riverworld Books

To Your Scattered Bodies Go (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Fabulous Riverboat (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dark Design (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Magic Labyrinth (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Gods of Riverworld (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
River of Eternity (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Human Spirit, Beetle Spirit (By: John Gregory Betancourt) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Merry Men of the Riverworld (By: John Gregory Betancourt) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Tarzan Books

Publication Order of Philip Jose Farmer's The Dungeon Books

(with Richard A. Lupoff, Charles de Lint, Robin Wayne Bailey)

Philip José Farmer's The Dungeon (By: Richard A. Lupoff) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Black Tower (By: Richard A. Lupoff) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lake of Fire (By: Robin Wayne Bailey) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Valley of Thunder (By: Charles de Lint) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Final Battle (By: Richard A. Lupoff) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hidden City (By: Charles de Lint) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dungeon (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Philip José Farmer's The Dungeon Vol. 6, The Final Battle (By: Richard A. Lupoff) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of The Further Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes Books

The Adventure of the Peerless Peer (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
War of the Worlds (By: Manly Wade Wellman,Wade Wellman) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The War of the Worlds (By: Manly Wade Wellman) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Giant Rat of Sumatra (By: Richard L. Boyer) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sherlock vs Dracula (By: Loren D. Estleman) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Stalwart Companions (By: H. Paul Jeffers) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes (By: Loren D. Estleman) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ectoplasmic Man (By: Daniel Stashower) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Whitechapel Horrors (By: Edward B. Hanna) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Seventh Bullet (By: Daniel D. Victor) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Seance for a Vampire (By: Fred Saberhagen) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Angel of the Opera (By: Sam Siciliano) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Titanic Tragedy (By: William Seil) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Star of India (By: Carole Buggé) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Man from Hell (By: Barrie Roberts) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Haunting of Torre Abbey (By: Carole Buggé) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Between the Thames and the Tiber (By: Ted Riccardi) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Web Weaver (By: Sam Siciliano) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Grimswell Curse (By: Sam Siciliano) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Devil's Promise (By: David Stuart Davies) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Albino's Treasure (By: Stuart Douglas) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The White Worm (By: Sam Siciliano) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ripper Legacy (By: David Stuart Davies) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Murder at Sorrow's Crown (By: Steven Savile,Robert Greenberger) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Counterfeit Detective (By: Stuart Douglas) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Moonstone's Curse (By: Sam Siciliano) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Imagination Theatre's Sherlock Holmes of Scripts From The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (By: David Marcum) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Improbable Prisoner (By: Stuart Douglas) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Devil and the Four (By: Sam Siciliano) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Instrument of Death (By: David Stuart Davies) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Martian Menace (By: Eric Brown) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Venerable Tiger (By: Sam Siciliano) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Crusader's Curse (By: Stuart Douglas) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sherlock Holmes and the Four Kings of Sweden (By: Steven Savile) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Revenge from the Grave (By: David Stuart Davies) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Deathly Relics (By: Sam Siciliano) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Gentleman Burglar (By: Sam Siciliano) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Thieves' World Books

Thieves' World (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadows of Sanctuary (With: John Brunner,Joe Haldeman,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Storm Season (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Face of Chaos (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wings of Omen (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dead of Winter (By: Robert Lynn Asprin) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Soul of the City (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blood Ties (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadowspawn (By: Andrew J. Offutt) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Aftermath (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Uneasy Alliances (By: Robert Lynn Asprin) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stealers' Sky (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Shadow of Sorcery (By: Andrew J. Offutt) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sanctuary (By: Lynn Abbey) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Turning Points (By: Dennis L. McKiernan,Mickey Zucker Reichert,Lynn Abbey,Raymond E. Feist,Diana Paxson) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Enemies of Fortune (By: C.J. Cherryh,Jody Lynn Nye,Mickey Zucker Reichert,Lynn Abbey,Robin Wayne Bailey,Jeff Grubb,Selina Rosen,Andrew Offutt,Diana Paxson) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Thieves' World: Player's Manual (By: James Ryman) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Complete Lythande (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Philip José Farmer Standalone Novels

The Green Odyssey (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Woman a Day / The Day of Timestop / Timestop! (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Flesh (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lovers (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cache from Outer Space (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fire and the Night (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Inside Outside (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tongues of the Moon (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dare (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Night Of Light (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Gate of Time / Two Hawks from Earth (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Day of Timestop (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lord Tyger (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Stone God Awakens (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Love Song (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Time's Last Gift (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wind Whales of Ishmael (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Venus on the Half-Shell (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ironcastle (With: J.H. Rosny Aîné) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jesus on Mars (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Unreasoning Mask (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stations of the Nightmare (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Greatheart Silver (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Barnstormer in Oz (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nothing Burns in Hell (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Caterpillar's Question (With: Piers Anthony) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The City Beyond Play (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Evil in Pemberley House (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Up From The Bottomless Pit (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Philip José Farmer Short Stories/Novellas

Queen of the Deep (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
How Deep the Grooves (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Heel & The Wounded (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rastignac the Devil (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Philip José Farmer Short Story Collections

They Twinkled Like Jewels (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Strange Relations (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Alley God (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Down in the Black Gang (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Book of Philip José Farmer (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Riverworld War (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Father to the Stars (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Cache (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Purple Book (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Grand Adventure (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Classic Philip Jose Farmer 1952-1964 (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Classic Philip Jose Farmer 1964-1973 (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Riders of the Purple Wage (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best of Philip José Farmer (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pearls from Peoria (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Up From The Bottomless Pit And Other Stories (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Venus on the Half-Shell and Others (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tales of the Wold Newton Universe (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Riverworld and Other Stories (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Greatheart Silver and Other Pulp Heroes (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Man Who Met Tarzan (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

A Rough Knight for the Queen (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Microcosmic God(1965)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Orbit 3(1967)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dangerous Visions(1967)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Backdrop of Stars(1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Orbit 11(1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Alpha 3(1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Demon Kind(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bug-Eyed Monsters(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Continuum 1(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jack the Knife: Tales of Jack the Ripper(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Weird Heroes Volume 1(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Weird Heroes Volume 2(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nebula Award Stories Ten(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Weird Heroes Volume 6(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Weird Heroes Volume 8(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Chrysalis Volume 2(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadows of Sanctuary(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Monster Book of Monsters(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Semiotext SF(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tales Of Riverworld(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Science Fiction Century(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Naked Came the Farmer(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Worlds of Philip José Farmer: Protean Dimensions(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

If You Like Philip José Farmer Books, You’ll Love…

To Your Scattered Bodies Go is the first book in the Riverworld series. The Riverworld is a place where every human who ever lived, from the earliest days of humanity to the present day, is resurrected after death on the banks of a river in an unknown world. They are provided with food, but no clue to the meaning of their afterlife and no idea of what they are meant to do. Billions of people from history have to start living again.

The World of Tiers starts with The Maker of Universes. The book focuses on a man named Robert Wolff who is trying to buy a new house in Arizona. One day, he finds a secret doorway through space and time that sends him into the World of Tiers. The world is populated by fantastical creatures and ascending levels that is anything beyond anything that Wolff has ever experienced.

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