Karen: Philip Jose Farmer is probably best known for his Riverworld series of novels, where every person who ever lived is reincarnated on an artificial world, and his Wold Newton stories, which unite a vast number of pulp heroes under a large family tree. Farmer's works are definitely unusual and in some cases provocative.
Karen: I was introduced to him by one of his most spectacularly bizarre novels, A Feast Unknown, which I read on a road trip with a friend when I was in college. I thought I would be getting a pastiche of Doc Savage and Tarzan -little did I know what I was getting myself into! Despite the unpleasant sexual situations, the action and adventure intrigued me, and I gave his Riverworld series a go years later, and was well rewarded as a reader. Farmer was inventive and fun. I've yet to read his World of Tiers novels, but perhaps I'll give them a try one of these days. I also just discovered recently that other writers have been expanding upon his Wold Newton universe. Any other fans of this writer and his work?