Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Philip José Farmer (1918-2009)

From The Official Philip José Farmer website:

"February 25th:

Philip José Farmer passed away peacefully in his sleep this morning.

He will be missed greatly by his wife Bette, his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, friends and countless fans around the world.

January 26, 1918 - February 25, 2009. R.I.P.

We love you Phil. "

I am stunned by this news. Phil was one of my favorite authors, and his Wold Newton Family concept (tying together a number of literary heroes into a common family tree) has been an obsession of mine for six years now. I like to think he's in his Riverworld now.

Rest in peace.