I'm Philip Jose Farmer

>> Sunday, January 28, 2007

Here's what science-fiction writer I am from the "What Science-Fiction Writer Are You?" online quiz, via boingboing.net:

I am:
Philip José Farmer
This prolific author brings surprising depths to he-man adventure tales, and broke science fiction's prudery barrier.

What I like most about this is that I love Farmer's work refashioning classic sci-fi characters, like Doc Savage and Captain Nemo, into new and interconnected characters. Good quiz!


TN-Tanuki January 28, 2007 at 4:44 PM  

How cool is that!!! I was PJF, too!!! Have you ever read him? I started reading some of his stories after I took the quiz. He has very interesting ideas.

Fabricationist January 29, 2007 at 12:04 AM  

I was Arthur C. Clarke, and I wanted to be PJF. No offence to Mr. Clarke of course. I just thought I was inline with PJF. I've read very little Clarke, and it requires a larger brain than I have to be him. Where as PJF can subsist on a brain my size working in a non-linear genre-refashioning ideal, which is where I feel more comfortable.

Fabricationist January 29, 2007 at 12:07 AM  

Addendum: My last PJF acquisitions at McKay before I left K-town were: FLESH, JESUS ON MARS, A WOMAN A DAY and GREATHEART SILVER. I have yet to finish reading them, but still...

Fabricationist January 29, 2007 at 12:12 AM  
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Alan January 30, 2007 at 9:46 AM  

Ooooh. Jules Verne. Now *I* am jealous! (Wait, where did that response go? The Fabricationist said he retook the test and was Verne - I know I didn't dream that!)

I found Farmer's Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life at a used bookstore here in Atlanta, and was absosmurfly thrilled. That's a hard one to find. I can't wait to read it!

I think the Wold-Newton stuff is brilliant, and much fun.

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