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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012.
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Cumming, Penikett to star in Syfy flick

Cumming, Penikett to star in Syfy flick

NEW YORK, March 12 (UPI) -- Alan Cumming, Tahmoh Penikett and Laura Vandervoort have signed on to star in the four-hour U.S. television movie "Riverworld," Syfy said Friday.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Friday, Jan. 26, 2007.
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Today is Thursday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2006 with 339 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2005 with 339 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2003 with 339 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2002 with 339 to follow.
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Philip José Farmer (January 26, 1918 – February 25, 2009) was an American author, principally known for his award-winning science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories.

Farmer is best known for his sequences of novels, especially the World of Tiers (1965–93) and Riverworld (1971–83) series. He is noted for the pioneering use of sexual and religious themes in his work, his fascination for, and reworking of, the lore of celebrated pulp heroes, and occasional tongue-in-cheek pseudonymous works written as if by fictional characters. Farmer often mixed real and classic fictional characters and worlds and real and fake authors as epitomized by his Wold Newton family group of books. These tie all classic fictional characters together as real people and blood relatives resulting from an alien conspiracy. Such works as The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (1973) and Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life (1973) make Farmer an important precursor of the current vogue for literary mashup.

Literary critic Leslie Fiedler compared Farmer to Ray Bradbury as both being "provincial American eccentrics" ... who... "strain at the classic limits of the form", but found Farmer distinctive in that he "manages to be at once naive and sophisticated in his odd blending of theology, pornography, and adventure".

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