"My Mother is an Ape. My Father is God. I come from the Land of Ghosts."
So sings Ras Tyger, Philip José Farmer's monumental incarnation of a modern-day Jungle Lord. Savage, heroic, and beautiful, he is master of the world. And he rules his kingdom with sex, savagery, and sublime innocence.
Until one day, with the landing of the great whirling ”birds”, the insane reality of his existence begins to unfold... and plunges him into an incredible quest for truth which cannot end until he comes face to face – with God.
Philip José Farmer (1918–2009) was an American author, principally known for his science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories. He spent much of his life in Peoria, Illinois.
Farmer is best known for his Riverworld series and the earlier World of Tiers series. He is noted for his fascination for and reworking of the lore of legendary pulp heroes, and occasional tongue-in-cheek pseudonyminous works written as if by fictional characters.