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Philip Jose Farmer, one of the mostcelebrated science fiction, fantasy and short story writers of the1960s and '70s, died Wednesday. He was 91.Farmer died "peacefully" in his sleep, according to a messageposted on his official Web site.The longtime Peoria resident wrote more than 75 novels,including the Riverworld and World of Tiers series. He won the HugoAward three times and the Grand Master Award for Science Fiction in2001.
Farmer's celebrity in the science fiction world did nottranslate to Peoria, where he grew up and attended college."I am obscure in Peoria," Farmer told The Associated Press in1988. "I guess they don't read much around here."