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Riverworld, Philip José Farmer. 1st hardcover ed. p. cm. A Tom Doherty Associates book. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. The Fabulous Riverboat. 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!

Riverworld, Philip José Farmer. ISBN 978-0-7653-2652-2. 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.

To Your Scattered Bodies Go (1971) is a science fiction novel by American writer Philip José Farmer, the first book in the Riverworld series. It won a Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1972 at the 30th Worldcon. The title is derived from the 7th of the "Holy Sonnets" by English poet John Donne: British adventurer Richard Francis Burton dies on Earth and is revived in mid-air in a vast dark room filled with human bodies, some only half formed.

Hugo award-winning author Philip José Farmer (1918-2009) was one of the great science fiction writers of the 20th . The first volume, RIVERWORLD, contains the first two novels: TO YOUR SCATTERED BODIES GO and THE FABULOUS RIVERBOAT

Hugo award-winning author Philip José Farmer (1918-2009) was one of the great science fiction writers of the 20th Century, and the Riverworld books are generally considered his masterpiece. He lived in Peoria, Illinois. The first volume, RIVERWORLD, contains the first two novels: TO YOUR SCATTERED BODIES GO and THE FABULOUS RIVERBOAT. These two are short, but they are agreeably paced and stick to the storyline. Increasingly as you progress through DARK DESIGN, THE MAGIC LABYRINTH, and GODS OF RIVERWORLD, more and more passages are slow.

My feeling after re-reading Phillip Jose Farmer's first two Riverworld books was the exact opposite. I think I actually liked "To Your Scattered Bodies Go" more now than I did in my teen-aged years. Every person who ever lived on earth is reborn on the Riverworld after their earthly demise. This gives Mr. Farmer free reign to intermingle people from wildly different walks of history. Explorer and linguist Richard Francis Burton is the main character of "Scattered Bodies" while Samuel Clemens takes the lead in "The Fabulous Riverboat.

To the uninitiated, Riverworld is a five-book series written between 1971 to 1983.

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.

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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


Comments: (7)

santa
This is an awesome book which was brought to my attention via the Nerdy Show Book Club hosted by the members of the Nerdy Show Podcast. I've never heard of this author or the Riverworld Saga before and I have to say that it was a great read. I'm already working on the second of the books in the series.

The story here is absolutely awesome and delved into a realm of sci-fi that I'd never really ventured into before. The story follows the exploits of Sir Richard Francis Burton after his and millions of other humans resurrection into the "Riverworld". Burton mysteriously finds himself naked and hairless amongst many other humans from various locations on Earth. Individuals from all throughout time and geographic location have mysteriously been placed next to a massive river, naked as the day they were born with nothing more than an empty metal container.

Being the explorer that he is Burton immediately sets himself to exploring his new world and trying to find the meaning behind his sudden resurrection. The further he digs in his efforts to discover the true purpose of what has happened to closer he gets to the dark truth surrounding the events.
Kirinaya
I got interested in this book when I watched a DVD called "Riverworld". It had an intriguing premise but unfortunately, the description on the netflix site was very incorrect, the actors stunk, the dialogue was silly, and the only thing that impressed me was the amazing CGI work. The idea is that people from all throughout time end up in this "world" (I don't know yet if it's another world or existence or what....) arriving at the same ages (about 30), naked and from all different worlds. There's Samuel (Mark Twain), and Nero, and others, but not others mentioned in the Netflix description. So, I looked up the original book and realized how much they had changed the plot in the movie. UCK! Skip the movie, and read the books. I can't wait to finish this (first two books) and read the next four.
Jube
When I re-read "The Foundation Trilogy" 30 years after my original reading I wondered why on earth I ever thought Asimov's book was so good. My feeling after re-reading Phillip Jose Farmer's first two Riverworld books was the exact opposite. I think I actually liked "To Your Scattered Bodies Go" more now than I did in my teen-aged years.

Every person who ever lived on earth is reborn on the Riverworld after their earthly demise. This gives Mr. Farmer free reign to intermingle people from wildly different walks of history. Explorer and linguist Richard Francis Burton is the main character of "Scattered Bodies" while Samuel Clemens takes the lead in "The Fabulous Riverboat."

More than anything this is an adventure series that allows the reader to follow these historical figures as they try to figure out who has resurrected them on Riverworld and why.
Brick my own
Riverworld is one of the classic novel series in the pantheon of Sci-Fi that every true addict must read and re-read at least once every ten years or so. While I admit that Farmer is not one of my favorite authors generally, this series proves he is one of the the greats.

If you don't have this set of novels in your library or on your Kindle, then I advise you to buy these 2 books. The price is cheaper than you could buy them in a used book store, assumingf you can even find them in good condition.
Shadowbourne
It's always fun to imagine how historical figures might have interacted had they coexisted in time and space. I found myself recalling the Bill & Ted movies. This is more imaginative and better written.
White_Nigga
After seeing the movie... thought it would be a good idea to read book for more insight. Enjoyed it. A very interesting perspective of the afterlife... so intrigued, purchased the sequel.
Opimath
Riverworld is a planet covered by one long, long river, winding back and forth and up and down from pole to pole. Adjacent banks are separated by unscalable cliffs, necessitating travel by foot along the banks of The River, or by some kind of river craft. But there are rare exceptions.

If you were a human being who was more than five years old when you died, and if you lived and died any time beyond 99,000 B.C. up to and including 1983 A.D., you are resurrected along the banks of The River. If you lived and died beyond 1983, you will also be resurrected there, but you are not in this particular Riverworld saga. Famous persons who are in this saga are Mark Twain, Jack London, Hermann Goring, and Mozart. Less famous persons are numerous, including Sir Richard Francis Burton, Alice Liddell, Cyrano de Bergerac, and Tom Mix.

The story involves characters trying to discover who built Riverworld and why it was built. Mysteries arise, secrets are revealed, hardships and treacheries are endured. Eventually, after some twists and turns, everything comes to light.

Five novels are included in the four volumes of Tor's latest trade-paperback editions. The first volume, RIVERWORLD, contains the first two novels: TO YOUR SCATTERED BODIES GO and THE FABULOUS RIVERBOAT. These two are short, but they are agreeably paced and stick to the storyline. Increasingly as you progress through DARK DESIGN, THE MAGIC LABYRINTH, and GODS OF RIVERWORLD, more and more passages are slow. Depending on the reader, they are not necessarily bad, but neither are they necessary for the progression of the story. For example, we get mini biographies of some of the historical characters. Also, particularly in the last two books, characters think and talk about philosophical issues, like the human soul.

Despite the questionable material, Philip José Farmer's prose is very accessible. But I think it is unfair to include content like the questionable material, which many if not most readers neither expect nor want when they look for science fiction. Therefore, to caution you about this material, I lower my rating by one star.

If you can overlook the unorthodox content, go ahead and give the series five stars. The story is a classic, smartly contrived, putting you in touch with concepts that you will never forget.
There are maybe twenty science fiction novel series that define and flesh out an alternative world that is comprehensive, believable, and interesting. The River World series is one of the best.
Riverworld: Including To Your Scattered Bodies Go & The Fabulous Riverboat download epub
Science Fiction
Author: Philip Jose Farmer
ISBN: 0765326523
Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subcategory: Science Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Tor Books; First edition (March 30, 2010)
Pages: 448 pages