Riverworld

Including To Your Scattered Bodies Go & The Fabulous Riverboat

Riverworld (Volume 1 of 4)

Philip Jose Farmer

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"Charts a territory somewhere between Gulliver's Travels and The Lord of the Rings."
--Time

To Your Scattered Bodies Go and The Fabulous Riverboat
Combined for the first time in one volume!

Imagine that every human who ever lived, from the earliest Neanderthals to the present, is resurrected after death on the banks of an astonishing and seemingly endless river on an unknown world. They are miraculously provided with food, but with not a clue to the possible meaning of this strange afterlife. And so billions of people from history, and before, must start living again.

Some set sail on the great river questing for the meaning of their resurrection, and to find and confront their mysterious benefactors. On this long journey, we meet Sir Richard Francis Burton, Mark Twain, Odysseus, Cyrano de Bergerac, and many others, most of whom embark upon searches of their own in this huge afterlife.

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1 His wife had held him in her arms as if she could keep death away from him. He had cried out, “My God, I am a dead man!” The door to the room had opened, and he had seen a giant, black, one- humped camel outside and had heard the tinkle of the bells on its harness as the hot desert wind touched them. Then a huge black face topped by a great black turban had appeared in the doorway. The black eunuch had come in through the door, moving like a cloud, with a gi­gantic scimitar in his hand. Death, the Destroyer of Delights and the Sunderer of Society, had arrived at last.

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Riverworld

“[A] jolting conception, brought off with tremendous skill.”
--The Times (London)

“Impressively imaginative and well-researched.”
--Evening Standard (London)

"One of the most imaginative worlds in science fiction!"
--Booklist


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Philip Jose Farmer

Philip José Farmer was one of the great SF writers of the 20th Century. He lived in Peoria, Illinois.

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Riverworld
Including To Your Scattered Bodies Go & The Fabulous Riverboat
Philip Jose Farmer

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
March 2010
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ISBN: 9781429952873
ISBN10: 1429952873
448 pages
$9.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
March 2010
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ISBN: 9780765326522
ISBN10: 0765326523
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 448 pages
$18.99
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