January 14, 2022
January 14, 2022
Three tales of a world shared by resurrected people from all instances and locations—plus ten extra tales by the Hugo Award–profitable creator of the World of Tiers collection.
On creator Philip José Farmer’s Riverworld, people from each period and tradition have been concurrently resurrected. Historic Hebrews, medieval warriors, Spanish Inquisitors, and trendy People intermingle on this unusual new setting, however many nonetheless cling to outdated prejudices.
Tom Combine, a silent-film star initially from early-twentieth-century Earth, is journeying among the many huge inhabitants alongside the hundreds of thousands of miles of the River, in quest of acquainted faces from his personal time. He’s been touring the River for 5 years and believes persons are beginning to change. However when he’s entangled in a brutal conflict between states, he discovers that some are sluggish to let go of the concepts that dominated them on Earth.
This quantity consists of the novelette “Riverworld,” together with two extra Riverworld tales and ten different quick tales, all unusual, intelligent, and profound. Farmer’s explorations of the great and weird—from a portrayal of Jesus and Devil as cowpokes to a reimagining of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Tarzan within the model of William Burroughs—plunge the reader into “probably the most imaginative worlds in science fiction” (Booklist).
This book consists of“Riverworld,” “J. C. on the Dude Ranch,” “The Volcano,” “The Henry Miller Daybreak Patrol,” “The Drawback of Sore Bridge—Amongst Others,” “Brass and Gold (or Horse and Zeppelin in Beverly Hills),” “The Jungle Rot Child on the Nod,” “The Voice of the Sonar in My Vermiform Appendix,” “Monolog,” “The Leaser of Two Evils,” “The Phantom of the Sewers,” “Up the Brilliant River,” “Crossing the Darkish River,” and Philip JosFarmer’s article on the making of Riverworld, “The Supply of the River.”