TALES OF RIVERWORLD

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Tales Of Riverworld

Author : Philip José Farmer
ISBN : 0446362697
Genre : Science fiction, American
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Each of the stories takes place on the Riverworld but is by a different writer. These writers were given carte blanche with their situations and characters but had to follow the structure and strictures of the Riverworld as laid down by Farmer.
Category: Science fiction, American

Riverworld And Other Stories

Author : Philip José Farmer
ISBN : 9781504046091
Genre : Fiction
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Three stories of a world shared by resurrected humans from all times and places—plus ten more tales by the Hugo Award–winning author of the World of Tiers series. On author Philip José Farmer’s Riverworld, humans from every era and culture have been simultaneously resurrected. Ancient Hebrews, medieval warriors, Spanish Inquisitors, and modern Americans intermingle in this strange new environment, but many still cling to old prejudices. Tom Mix, a silent-film star originally from early-twentieth-century Earth, is journeying among the vast population along the millions of miles of the River, in search of familiar faces from his own time. He’s been traveling the River for five years and believes people are starting to change. But when he’s entangled in a brutal clash between states, he discovers that some are slow to let go of the ideas that ruled them on Earth. This volume includes the novelette “Riverworld,” along with two additional Riverworld tales and ten other short stories, all strange, clever, and profound. Farmer’s explorations of the wonderful and bizarre—from a portrayal of Jesus and Satan as cowpokes to a reimagining of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Tarzan in the style of William Burroughs—plunge the reader into “one of the most imaginative worlds in science fiction” (Booklist). This ebook includes“Riverworld,” “J. C. on the Dude Ranch,” “The Volcano,” “The Henry Miller Dawn Patrol,” “The Problem of Sore Bridge—Among Others,” “Brass and Gold (or Horse and Zeppelin in Beverly Hills),” “The Jungle Rot Kid on the Nod,” “The Voice of the Sonar in My Vermiform Appendix,” “Monolog,” “The Leaser of Two Evils,” “The Phantom of the Sewers,” “Up the Bright River,” “Crossing the Dark River,” and Philip JosFarmer’s article on the making of Riverworld, “The Source of the River.”
Category: Fiction

Tales Of Wonder

Author : Mark Twain
ISBN : 0803294522
Genre : Fiction
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"First published in 1984 as The science fiction of Mark Twain by Archon Books ... North Haven, CT"--T.p. verso.
Category: Fiction

Moon Flash

Author : Patricia A. McKillip
ISBN : 9781473205604
Genre : Fiction
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Kyreol's small world begins at the Face, a high rock cliff, and ends at Fourteen Falls, a series of rapids. Each year, her people celebrate Moon-Flash-a spark of light that seems to come from and go into the moon, a symbol of life and joy. When a mysterious stranger arrives, Kyreol wants to know more about him, as well as the Moon-Flash, and soon she and her childhood friend Terje leave their home to look for answers. Those answers will pluck Kyreol from Riverworld and transform her life forever-by fast-forwarding her into a future she can barely comprehend.
Category: Fiction

The Oxford Companion To Fairy Tales

Author : Jack Zipes
ISBN : 9780199689828
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In over 1,000 entries, this acclaimed Companion covers all aspects of the Western fairy tale tradition, from medieval to modern, under the guidance of Professor Jack Zipes. It provides an authoritative reference source for this complex and captivating genre, exploring the tales themselves, the writers who wrote and reworked them, and the artists who illustrated them. It also covers numerous related topics such as the fairy tale and film, television, art, opera, ballet, the oral tradition, music, advertising, cartoons, fantasy literature, feminism, and stamps. First published in 2000, 130 new entries have been added to account for recent developments in the field, including J. K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins, and new articles on topics such as cognitive criticism and fairy tales, digital fairy tales, fairy tale blogs and websites, and pornography and fairy tales. The remaining entries have been revised and updated in consultation with expert contributors. This second edition contains beautifully designed feature articles highlighting countries with a strong fairy tale tradition, covering: Britain and Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, North America and Canada, Portugal, Scandinavian countries, Slavic and Baltic countries, and Spain. It also includes an informative and engaging introduction by the editor, which sets the subject in its historical and literary context. A detailed and updated bibliography provides information about background literature and further reading material. In addition, the A to Z entries are accompanied by over 60 beautiful and carefully selected black and white illustrations. Already renowned in its field, the second edition of this unique work is an essential companion for anyone interested in fairy tales in literature, film, and art; and for anyone who values the tradition of storytelling.
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Human Spirit Beetle Spirit

Author : John Gregory Betancourt
ISBN : 9781434449771
Genre : Fiction
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Revival on the banks of the River was not limited to white Anglo Saxons. This tale reinterprets the Riverworld resurrection through the eyes of a tribe of primitive people, whose beliefs and superstitions blend marvelously with what has happened to them. This tale was singled out by Science Fiction Chronicle for praise as a worthwhile addition to the Riverworld canon. This story, like "The Merry Men of Riverworld," was written with Philip Jose Farmer's permission.
Category: Fiction

Riverworld

Author : Philip Jose Farmer
ISBN : 1429952873
Genre : Fiction
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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.
Category: Fiction

St James Guide To Science Fiction Writers

Author : Jay P. Pederson
ISBN : UCSC:32106014434788
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of prominent science-fiction authors, written by subject experts.
Category: Literary Criticism

Anatomy Of Wonder

Author : Neil Barron
ISBN : 1591581710
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This classic work is an essential tool for collection development, research, reference, and readers' advisory work."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Literary Criticism