Riverworld

Riverworld

eBook - 2010
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From award-winning author Philip Jose Farmer comes his most famous science fiction work: the first combined edition of the first two Riverworld novels, To Your Scattered Bodies Go and The Fabulous Riverboat .

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.

The basis of the 2010 television miniseries from Syfy.

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

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Publisher: New York : Tor, 2010.
ISBN: 9781429952873
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Characteristics: text file
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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pinky0203
Jan 26, 2012

"Riverworld is a fictional planet and the setting for a series of science fiction books written by Philip José Farmer (1918-2009). Riverworld is an artificial environment where all humans (and pre-humans) are reconstructed. The books explore interactions of individuals from many different cultures and time periods. Its underlying theme is quasi-religious: who did this? Why? How? The motivations of alien intelligences operating under ultra-ethical motives are explored." This from Wikipedia sums up the book very well. Imagine everyone who ever lived past childhood is reincarnated, restored to perfect health at the age of approx 25 yrs old and are living in the same time. Just imagine who you could meet from the past, good or bad, and ask them about their life!!

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