Gods of Riverworld

Gods of Riverworld : The Fifth Book of the Riverworld Series

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Thirty billion people from throughout Earth's history have been resurrected along the great and winding waterways of Riverworld. Most began life anew--accepting without question the sustenance provided by their mysterious benefactors. But a rebellious handful, including Mark Twain, Richard Burton, and Peter Jairus Frigate, burned to confront the unseen masters who controlled their fate--and these few launched an invasion that will ultimately yield the mind-boggling truth. The story was chronicled in four previous volumes, and is now concluded in Gods of Riverworld.

Riverworld's omnipotent leaders must finally be confronted, and the renegades of Riverworld--led by the intrepid Sir Richard Francis Burton--will control the fantastic mechanism that rules them. But the most awesome challenge lies ahead. For in the vast corridors and secret rooms of the tower stronghold, an unknown enemy watches and waits to usurp the usurpers....
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Product details

  • Paperback | 349 pages
  • 140 x 211 x 24mm | 318g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765326566
  • 9780765326560
  • 238,521

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"A feast for the imagination." --Los Angeles Times on the novels of Riverworld

"A virtual playground for SF's growing fascination with history." --Locus on the novels of Riverworld

"Farmer's blend of intellectual daring and pulp-fiction prose found a world-wide audience...sprawling, episodic works gave him room to explore the nuances of a provocative premise while indulging his taste for lurid, violent action." --The New York Times on the novels of Riverworld
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About Philip Jose Farmer

Philip José Farmer was one of the great SF writers of the 20th Century, and the Riverworld books are generally considered his masterpiece. He lived in Peoria, Illinois.
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