From: Mike Glosson
Location: San Diego, CA
Don't know if you are keeping up with yoru news feeds at the Conference, but this just broke this afternoon.
Ah, he had a great run!
I remember in June of 1980 when you encouraged me to check out his Riverworld Novels, and you were quite excited about the Epilogue Novel to the whole set GODS OF RIVERWORLD which you had just received and read.
And I ended up re-reading that entire series twice: one a year before my Mom died, then a year before my Dad died.
From: Greg Bear
Sad to hear--Phil Farmer remains one of my very favorites. A master storyteller with a wide range of worlds.
From: Terran McCanna
Location: Winter Park, FL
I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Farmer's passing. The Riverworld books greatly influenced my tastes in fiction when I started reading them as a young teenager.
From: Greg Bear
Phil always managed to stir things up each decade in new and different ways. I doubt there was a more unpredictable and creative individual in American literature. In the early eighties, the Riverworld series--along with the Dune books--were among the few science fiction works accorded a regular place on the bestseller lists--and hence, respect from execs at major companies.
From: Ric hard Zander
Location: St. Louis
What a shame. I have always checked the "F" authors in book stores on the off-chance Farmer had generated another book. I've got most of his work, including originals of the two semi-porno volumes that I just happened to notice years back while rapidly passing the relevant bookstore racks, eyeballs impossible to stop scanning the covers. "What's that? Farmer? What's Farmer doing here? Oh, ..." Kickaha is gone, long live his memory.