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To Your Scattered Bodies Go - Philip José Farmer
To Your Scattered Bodies Go
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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... show more
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 . . .
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345419675 (0345419677)
ASIN: 345419677
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 220
Edition language: English
Series: Riverworld (#1)
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CDRBill
CDRBill rated it
Good novel with a great story idea. Every human being (and one alien) that ever lived on Earth is resurrected on an alien world beside a river millions of miles long. Everyone is naked and hairless. They have a canister strapped to their arm that, when placed in "grails" spaced along the river, is f...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
5.0 To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip José Farmer
bookshelves: re-visit-2015, sci-fi, published-1971, paper-read, spring-2015, a-cut-above, a-questing-we-shall-go, adventure, absolute-favourites, anthropology, cults-societies-brotherhoods, epic-proportions, eye-scorcher, first-in-series, games-people-play, fluvial, hell-breaks-lose-one-night-ashor...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
3.0 Review
This book is the first in the Riverworld series by Farmer. It reminds me very much of Heinlein at his most cantankerous and misanthropic. The story is that all the human beings that have ever lived wake up at the same time on the banks of a river millions of miles long.The protagonist is a real pers...
Farnaz
Farnaz rated it
4.0 To Your Scattered Bodies Go
1972 Hugo Winner!
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 To Your Scattered Bodies Go
This is the opening novel in Farmer's Riverworld and was a fantastic read. I just cracked open the book and hours later I blink having reached the last page--so smooth style and page turner. This was written in 1971 but didn't read as dated, aside from that time's Environmental Doom Fad(tm). The p...
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