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) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gates of Creation(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Private Cosmos(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Behind the Walls of Terra(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lavalite World(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Orc's Rage(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
More Than Fire(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Herald Childe Books

The Image of the Beast(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blown(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Traitor to the Living(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Doc Caliban and Lord Grandrith Books

A Feast Unknown(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lord of the Trees(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mad Goblin(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Opar Books

Hadon of Ancient Opar(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flight to Opar(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dayworld Books

Dayworld(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dayworld Rebel(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dayworld Breakup(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Riverworld Books

To Your Scattered Bodies Go(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fabulous Riverboat(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dark Design(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Magic Labyrinth(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gods of Riverworld(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
River of Eternity(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Green Odyssey(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flesh(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Woman A Day(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lovers(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cache from Outer Space(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fire and Night(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inside Outside(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tongues of the Moon(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dare(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gate of Time(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night of Light(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Day of Timestop(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lord Tyger(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Love Song(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stone God Awakens(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Time's Last Gift(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Other Log of Phileas Fogg(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wind Whales of Ishmael(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Peerless Peer(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Venus on the Half-Shell(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ironcastle(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jesus on Mars(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark is the Sun(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Unreasoning Mask(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stations of the Nightmare(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Greatheart Silver(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Barnstormer in Oz(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nothing Burns in Hell(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Caterpillar's Question(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Naked Came the Farmer(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The City Beyond Play(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Evil in Pemberley House(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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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