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Publication Order of World Of Tiers Books

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

Publication Order of Herald Childe Books

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

Publication Order of Doc Caliban and Lord Grandrith Books

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

Publication Order of Opar Books

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

Publication Order of Dayworld Books

Publication Order of Riverworld Books

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

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

Publication Order of The Further Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes Books

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

Publication Order of Thieves' World Books

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

Publication Order of Philip José Farmer Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Philip José Farmer Short Stories/Novellas

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

Publication Order of Philip José Farmer Short Story Collections

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

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

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

Publication Order of Anthologies

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

Philip Jose Farmer was a prolific American novelist well known for writing fantasy and science fiction books and short stories. He had written several mind-blowing book series in his career and is best remembered for the Riverworld and World of Tiers series. Farmer is regarded as one of the pioneers of using religious and sexual themes in his stories. He is noted for the reworking of, and for being fascinated towards the mythology of celebrated pulp heroes as well as his tongue-in-cheek works written using pseudonyms that appear to have been written by the fictional characters. He was believed to have used over a dozen pen names. Author Farmer was known for mixing classical and real worlds and fictional characters and fake and real authors. He would often describe the fictional characters as real people & blood relatives and the outcome of a secret alien conspiracy. Farmer was often compared to Ray Bradbury. A literary critic named Leslie Fielder saw both the authors are provincial eccentrics and as writers who loved to strain science fiction’s classic limits.

Farmer is seen as more distinctive out of the two as he managed to be sophisticated and naive in his unusual blending of adventure, pornography, and theology. Author Farmer was born on January 26, 1919, in Terre Haute, Indiana, United States, while his death occurred on February 25, 2009, in Peoria, Illinois, US. Some of his popular works include the book series WOld Newton, Dayworld, World of Tiers, Secrets of the Nine, Riverworld, etc. Farmer was brought up in Peoria, where he studied at the Peoria High School. When he was small, he used to be a voracious reader. He found his interest in writing as early as in the 4th grade. At 14 years of age, Farmer turned into an agnostic. He entered into marriage and subsequently became the father of a couple of kids by the time he reached the age of 23. Farmer continued his education while working in a steel mill and eventually obtained his BA degree in English in 1950 from the Bradley University. He tasted literary success for the first time with his 1952 novella called The Lovers. This novella helped him to win his first Hugo Award in the category of the most promising new author.

The success encouraged him to take up writing as a full-time job and quit working in the steel mill. Later, Farmer participated in a publisher’s competition and won the first prize and $4,000 for the book, Owe for the Flesh. This book later served as the basis for his Riverworld series. Even though Farmer earned a lot of literary success in the early days of his writing career, he could not gain financial security. So, he chose to leave Peoria with the intention of becoming a technical writer in 1956. For the next 14 years, he worked on that post for many defense contractors in Syracuse, Los Angeles, and various other places. He continued to write science fiction during his free time. In 1967, Farmer won his 2nd Hugo Award. This success motivated him to start writing full time again. He returned to Peoria in 1970. This decision proved to be the most beneficial one for his life and career as Farmer published a total of 25 books in a period of 10 years. A year later, he won the Hugo Award again and went to write many more successful books. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by World Fantasy and was made the SFWA Grand Master in 2001. After his death in 2009, Farmer left behind his wife Bette, 2 children, 5 grandchildren.

The Riverworld series written by author Philip Jose Farmer is comprised of 5books in total published between 1971 and 1983. The first 4 novels of the series constitute one story, while the fifth book is a sequel to the first story. The novels feature the main character in the form of Richard Francis Burton, Hermann Goring, Sam Clemens, John Lackland, Joe Miller, Cyrano de Bergerac, La Viro, Alice Liddell, etc. The debut book of the series is entitled ‘To Your Scattered Bodies Go’. It was published by Del Rey in 1998, after its first release in 1971. The novel begins by introducing Sir Richard Francis Burton as a well-known adventurer. After his death, he awakens near the shore of an endless river on an alien planet with no clothes on his body.

Sometime later, Burton discovers that all the humans who die on Earth get resurrected on the foreign planet. And every individual is provided with a non-destructible container, which provides them with alcoholic beverages, regular meals, cigarettes, a strange lipstick tube, and a lighter. Burton wonders why they are provided with all these stuff and who has provided them. Determined to unravel the mystery of the Riverworld saga, Burton joins several other adventurers to make a boat. They set out to find the source of the river, which is believed to be many million miles away. During the course of their journey, the adventures face many hardships. With the arrival of the Mysterious Stranger, the quest gains strength and moves forward. After interacting with the mysterious being, Burton learns that he belongs to the group that is responsible for the creation of the Riverworld. He also comes to know that the adventures must make it the headwaters of the river to prevent an experiment from taking place which will ensure that all the dead humans will achieve death in the real sense.

The next book in the series is called ‘The Fabulous Riverboat’. It was also re-released by the Del Rey publication in 1998. This novel introduces Sam Clemens as a riverboat captain and the man uniquely suited for finding the river’s headwaters. Clemens comes across a mysterious being called X, who was a part of the Riverworld creators’ group, but turned into a rebel later. He informs him where he can get large iron deposits and other required materials for building the greatest riverboat. Clemens thinks that it will help him greatly in battling the difficulties in the path. Later, he learns that he is not the only one looking to get hold of the giant meteorite. When he considered surrounded on all sides by enemy forces, Clemens decides to enter into a deadly pact with John Lackland, a notorious English monarch. He gets help from a guardian angel named Joe Miller, a big subhuman. He proves to be an invaluable aid as he provides necessary information about the hiding place of the Riverworld creators inside a mysterious tower. He also assists in the making the riverboat and sets himself on the important mission with Clemens.

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