Philip Jose Farmer, creator of the Wold Newton Universe, has died at the age of 91.
Farmer’s contributions to science fiction were incredible, including two “bios” of pulp heroes Tarzan and Doc Savage.
But his creation of the Wold Newton Universe was his peak, where he linked together characters such as Professor Moriarty, the Spider, the Shadow, Philip Marlowe, and James Bond into a single extended family.
According to his web site, he passed away in his sleep on February 25. He is survived by his wife Betty, his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.