The Fabulous Riverboat
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... show more
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 . . .
Publish date: July 28th 1998
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 231
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Speculative Fiction
, Alternate History
Series: Riverworld (#2)
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We exchange Richard Burton for Samuel Clemens and set the story a couple decades past "Resurrection Day", when all of humanity (and then some) who ever lived wake up naked on the shores of an impossibly long river.Clemens, or Mark Twain, has a dream of finding iron. Riverworld seems to have been int...
This is why I so rarely start series books. The first book was great and the second book was awful. Farmer assumes that if everyone who ever lived was brought together on the same planet at the same time, everyone would constantly be fighting everyone out of sport and boredom. And, thus, Farmer crea...
Adds a new dimension to the expression "sell someone down the river". Oh, and in this novel Hermann Goering is a good guy.