Riverworld

Author: Philip Jose Farmer
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9781429952873
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Fabulous Riverboat

Author: Philip Jose Farmer
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575119675
Format: PDF
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Resurrected on the lush, mysterious banks of Riverworld, along with the rest of humanity, Samuel Langhorne Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) has a dream: to build a riverboat that will rival the most magnificent paddle-wheelers ever navigated on the mighty Mississippi. Then, to steer it up the endless waterway that dominates his new home planet - and at last discover its hidden source. But before he can carry out his plan, he first must undertake a dangerous voyage to unearth a fallen meteor. This mission would require striking an uneasy alliance with the bloodthirsty Viking Erik Bloodaxe, treacherous King John of England, legendary French swordsman Cyrano de Bergerac, Greek adventurer Odysseus, and the infamous Nazi Hermann Göring. All for the purpose of storming the ominous stone tower at the mouth of the river, where the all-powerful overseers of Riverworld - and their secrets - lie in wait . . .

The Dark Design

Author: Philip Jose Farmer
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429949147
Format: PDF, ePub
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Milton Firebrass, once Mark Twain's enemy and now his greatest ally, plans to build a giant airship that can fly to the North Pole of Riverworld. Once there, he hopes to learn the secret of the mysterious tower that dominates the landscape and find the answer to his most urgent question: could the tower contain the Ethicals, the enigmatic beings that created Riverworld? Meanwhile, Jill Gulbirra is challenged for the job of piloting the airship by none other than Cyrano de Bergerac. As if there were not enough challenges facing the crew, they soon suspect there is an agent of the Ethicals among their number, plotting their destruction.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Merry Men of the Riverworld

Author: John Gregory Betancourt
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434438406
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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When an actor who played Robin Hood on a 1950s children's TV show wakes up in Riverworld, he decides to live out his dreams and forms a new band of Merry Men (including Abraham Lincoln as Little John). Unfortunately, he didn't count on running into Al Capone, who has hijacked a thriving technocracy run by Jules Verne... Set in Philip Jose Farmer's "Riverworld" universe, this novelet was written with Farmer's permission.

To Your Scattered Bodies Go

Author: Philip Jose Farmer
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575119667
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All those who ever lived on Earth have found themselves resurrected - healthy, young, and naked as newborns - on the grassy banks of a mighty river, in a world unknown. Miraculously provided with food, but with no clues to the meaning of their strange new afterlife, billions of people from every period of Earth's history - and prehistory - must start again. Sir Richard Francis Burton would be the first to glimpse the incredible way-station, a link between worlds. This forbidden sight would spur the renowned 19th-century explorer to uncover the truth. Along with a remarkable group of compatriots, including Alice Liddell Hargreaves (the Victorian girl who was the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland), an English-speaking Neanderthal, a WWII Holocaust survivor, and a wise extraterrestrial, Burton sets sail on the magnificent river. His mission: to confront humankind's mysterious benefactors, and learn the true purpose - innocent or evil - of the Riverworld . . . Winner of the Hugo Award for best novel, 1972

Critical Companion to Mark Twain

Author: R. Kent Rasmussen
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438108524
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Presents a two-volume examination of the life and writings of Mark Twain including detailed synopses of his works, explanations of literary terms, biographies of friends and family, and social and historical influences.

Welten wie Sand

Author: Philip José Farmer
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641202663
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Planet der Fallen Robert Wolff, ehemals Universitätsdozent, geriet einst durch ein Portal in die Welt der tausend Ebenen. Inzwischen gehört er selbst zu den Halbgöttern, die diese Parallelwelten beherrschen. Doch die Lords sind dekadent geworden und verstehen die Technologien, mit denen sie schier Unglaubliches erschaffen, nicht mehr. Eines Tages wird Wolffs Geliebte Chryseis von seinem Vater entführt. Wenn er sie wiedersehen will, muss er sich durch eine künstliche Welt kämpfen, die nur zu einem einzigen Zweck erschaffen wurde: ihn zu töten ...

Night of Light

Author: Philip Jose Farmer
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575119845
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Join John Carmody of Earth on an unforgettable adventure on the weirdest planet in the galaxy. Just when Carmody had given up understanding this weird world and decided simply to accept whatever happened, it was the Night of Light. All the citizens of Dante's Joy slumbered on that night - to awake, if at all, in a world even more bizarre and more unearthly than before...