NEW [Father to the Stars]
Philip José Farmer ↠ 4 characters
Me interesting contributions from biology and the spaceship on the cover I was delighted to find that my interlibrary loan copy was in fact provided by the library of Conception Abbey and Seminary in Missouri I don t suppose the good monks endorse all of Farmer s implied positions but I expect they believe he s asking some really good uestionsAs do I Not one of Farmer s best Reads like a series of episodes than one big story Bity choppy The lead character a laid back and slightly shifty monk who eeps getting caught up in big events is fun but not a terribly memorable boo. ? Father · na FSF Jul ’55 · Attitudes · nv FSF Oct ’5.
D for lovers of pulp sci fi Listened to Attitudes Best rating would have been 35 but as Goodreads allow no fractions I give it 4 The reason for not giving it a full 45 rating from the start is that I only vaguely remember the story so it wasn t that good to begin with 1984 grade C I ve been saying for some years that CS Lewis s Space Trilogy Out of the Silent Planet Perelandra That Hideous Strength is science fiction only if you accept what was doubtless Lewis s position that theology is the ueen of the sciencesThat s also pretty much true of this collection despite so. Iles · nv FSF Oct ’60 · Prometheus · na FSF Mar ’61
I m not usually a fan of short story collections and I didn t realize that this was what Father to the Stars was when I bought it but I m overly disappointed in it Farmer remains one of my favorite sci fi authors and he brings his usual philosophical wonderings steeped in religion and sex to the table in this bookAs another reviewer said it s a bit choppy even for a short story collection If you view each story as its own entity that only happens to be loosely connected to the others then it s a good read But don t go into it expecting cohesion between the partsA good rea. Contents· The Night of Light · na FSF Jun ’57 · A Few
NEW Father to the Stars
Philip José Farmer was an American author principally known for his science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories He was born in Terre Haute Indiana but spent much of his life in Peoria IllinoisFarmer is best known for his Riverworld series and the earlier World of Tiers series He is noted for his use of sexual and religious themes in his work his fascination for and reworking of th