Saturday, February 28, 2009

RIP: Philip José Farmer

He died on 25 February 2009. Obituary at SF Scope.

I've only read one of his stories - "Sliced Cross-wise Only-on-Tuesday World" (download), original story that later was expanded into Dayworld trilogy.

It describes a world so overcrowded that there is not space for everyone; 6 out of 7 people are in hibernation! So, e.g., there are Tuesday people - whose whole lives are lived only on Tuesdays! This love story describes a complicated affair between a man who lives on one day of the week with a woman who lives on a different day.