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Gods of Riverworld

Riverworld (Volume 4)

Philip Jose Farmer

Tor Books

Thirty billion people from throughout Earth’s history have been resurrected along the great and winding waterways of Riverworld. Most began life anew—accepting without question the sustenance provided by their mysterious benefactors. But a rebellious handful, including Mark Twain, Richard Burton, and Peter Jairus Frigate, burned to confront the unseen masters who controlled their fate—and these few launched an invasion that will ultimately yield the mind-boggling truth. The story was chronicled in four previous volumes, and is now concluded in Gods of Riverworld.

Riverworld’s omnipotent leaders must finally be confronted, and the renegades of Riverworld—led by the intrepid Sir Richard Francis Burton—will control the fantastic mechanism that rules them. But the most awesome challenge lies ahead. For in the vast corridors and secret rooms of the tower stronghold, an unknown enemy watches and waits to usurp the usurpers....

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Loga had cracked like an egg.
At 10:02, his image had appeared on the wall-screens of the apartments of his eight fellow tenants. Their view was somewhat above him, and they could see him only from his naked navel to a point a few inches above his head. The sides of the desk almost met the edges of their field of vision, and some of the wall and floor behind him showed.
Loga looked like a red-haired, green-eyed Buddha who had lived for years in an ice-cream factory and had been unable to resist its product. Though he had lost twenty pounds in the last three weeks, he was
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Praise for the novels of Riverworld:

“A feast for the imagination.”
—Los Angeles Times

“A virtual playground for SF’s growing fascination with history.”
—Locus

“Farmer’s blend of intellectual daring and pulp-fiction prose found a world-wide audience…sprawling, episodic works gave him room to explore the nuances of a provocative premise while indulging his taste for lurid, violent action.”
—The New York Times

“An excellent science fiction writer, far more skillful than I am.”
—Isaac Asimov

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  • Philip Jose Farmer

  • Philip José Farmer was one of the great SF writers of the 20th Century, and the Riverworld books are generally considered his masterpiece. He lived in Peoria, Illinois.
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