Philip Jose Farmer

//Philip Jose Farmer
  • Book IV of Riverworld. After 33 years on the River, Clemens and his crew are finally near the end of their journey in the great iron riverboat Not For Hire, and only one obstacle remains: the evil Earthly king, John Lackland. John is waiting just upriver in the Rex Grandissimus the first riverboat constructed by Sam and stolen by John Lackland. Each are hell-bent on sinking the other and complicating the probable battle is that both boats carry Ethicals, members of the group of advanced beings who created Riverworld for reasons unknown. The battle is set to take place along the shores populated by members of the Church of the Second Chance, a group that believes they must attain ethical perfection in order to proceed to the next phase of existence. The Second Chancers are not violent, but their charismatic leader, La Viro, may attempt to sink one or both of the iron ships in order to prevent the battle. Among the Second Chancers is former Nazi officer Hermann Goring, who has already been more than a nuisance to those on the Quest to find the source of the River...Cover art by Melvyn Grant.
  • They were known only as The Nine - grim, ancient rulers who thirty thousand years ago had discovered the key to eternal life and had ever since held the world in thrall. Doc Caliban had once been their servant and had shared their secrets. Now, appalled by their tyranny he had turned against them, daring to challenge their centuries-old supremacy. Together, with two henchmen whose superhuman skills match his own, Caliban sets out on the trail of the deadliest of The Nine - the mad goblin Iwaldi, the very incarnation of  evil. Originally published as The Mad Goblin.
  • Book I of The Dungeon. Plunging into a planet-sized prison, Clive Follot faces a fantastic world of dwarves, cyborgs and aliens unlike anything he has ever imagined. It is a multi-level collection of beings from the hidden folds of time and space. Trapped somewhere inside is Neville Follott, Clive's twin brother, and no creature in the Dungeon will stop Clive from finding him.

  • The Lavalite World is a world of slow and constant change. The very landscape moves. Here, mountains rise from plains or sink into seas.  New oceans form as vast hollows collapse and seas rush in. There is only one escape from this bizarre planet: a single gateway to other universes which is in the palace of Lord Urthona. Paul Janus Finnegan - also known as Kickaha - must reach it if he is going to survive. And he must do it despite the Lords Urthona and Red Orc, the hired thug McKay, flesh eating vegetation on the run, assorted strange beasts of prey AND planetary pseudopods. Cover art by Fred Gambino.
  • Medium is a heart-warming machine, designed to provide a connection with the dead.  Now all the world could reach their loved ones - at a price. Anything so emotionally loaded and carrying that kind of price tag could be a powerful political weapon. But no-one, not even the inventor, could guess at how terrible that price might become. Cover art by Peter Jones.
  • Riverworld. To millions of readers it is as familiar as Earth - this awesome planet where all humanity that ever lived, all 36 billion of us, from Tom Mix to Joan of Arc, are simultaneously reincarnated along the banks of a million-mile river...Also in this volume: J.C. on the Dude Ranch; The Volcano; The Henry Miller Dawn Patrol; The Problem of the Sore Bridge - Among Others; Brass And Gold (or Horse And Zeppelin In Beverly Hills); The Jungle Rot Kid On The Nod; The Voice Of The Sonar in My Vermiform Appendix ; Monolog; The Leaser Of Two Evils; The Phantom of the Sewers. N.B. This is the first appearance of J.C. on the Dude Ranch.
  • The Cold War Corps was to be the instrument of salvation in freeing the Earth from the tyranny of the Haijac Union. It was Dr. Leif Barker's idea, but he was getting kept in the dark by his bosses in the March Republic about what the CWC was actually doing. Its network of spies spread throughout the world, working towards the Ultimate Solution that would free the Jacks and turn them towards the True Religion. But Barker had suspicions. Which was freedom, which was tyranny? Which of the two super-powers was really the villain of this terrifying tomorrow? In  a mad world where love was a sin and sex a crime against humanity, he had to find out quickly - before the day of Timestop! Previously released as A  Woman A Day and The Day of Timestop.
  • Book V of Riverworld. Thirty-five billion people from throughout Earth's history were resurrected along the great and winding waterways of Riverworld. Most began life anew - accepting without question the sustenance provided by their mysterious benefactors. But a rebellious handful burned to confront the unseen masters who controlled their fate--and these few launched an invasion that would ultimately yield the mind-boggling truth. Now Riverworld's omnipotent leaders have been confronted, and the renegades of Riverworld--led by the intrepid Sir Richard Francis Burton--control the fantastic mechanism that once ruled them. But the most awesome challenge lies ahead. For in the vast corridors and secret rooms of the tower stronghold, an unknown enemy watches and waits to usurp the usurpers...Cover art by Richard Clifton-Dey.
  • Book II of World Of Tiers. Wolff-Jadawin, demigod in Earthman's guise and Lord of the World of the Tiers, opened his eyes to see the symbol of the Master-Lord Urizen floating below the ceiling. The summons from the cruelest of the universe-makers was direct and urgent. Jadawin's beautiful wife had been abducted and held captive by the satanic Urizen. To redeem her, Jadawin was required to enter the many-leveled universe constructed by Urizen for his personal torment - and possible destruction - and forced to venture through world after brutal world to storm the Gates of Creation. Cover art by Peter Goodfellow.