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By the banks of a ten-million-mile river, everyone who has ever died enjoys a new life, in a collection of science fiction stories--by Harry Turtledove, George Alec Essinger, and Philip Jose+a7 Farmer, among others.


1 · Up the Bright River · Philip José Farmer · nv *
41 · If the King Like Not the Comedy · Jody Lynn Nye · nv *
64 · Because It’s There · Jerry Oltion
Mass Market Paperback, 328 pages
Published August 1st 1993 by Warner Books (NY)
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Axel M.
Eine Anthologie mit Kurzgeschichten, die auf der von Philip José Farmer in seiner Flußwelt-Serie vorgestellten Welt spielt, auf der alle Menschen, die jemals gelebt haben, wiedergeboren werden. Ein saucooles Konzept, das auch von den Fremdautoren dieser Sammlung effektiv genutzt wird. Shakespeare, General Patton und Diaghilev Seite an Seite, dazwischen Menschen aus allen Zeiten und Ländern... Ein Konzept, das man eigentlich nicht mehr steigern kann. Es gibt noch einen anderen Band, nach dem ich ...more
A collection of stories about Riverworld, ranging from so-so to quite thought-provoking:

"Up the Bright River" by Philip Jose Farmer. About his own quasi-famous ancestors, apparently. The best story, or would be, if it didn't end abruptly.
"If the King Like Not the Comedy" by Jody Lynn Nye. Richard III vs. Shakespeare. Clever and enjoyable.
"Because It's There", Jerry Oltion. Admunsen & Peary fly to the South Pole. Very good.
"A Place Of Miracles", Owl Goingback. Very short but moving piece on S
Ed Walker
This volume in the Riverworld saga is a set of short stories mostly by other writers, who have come to play in Farmer's playground, an afterlife where all of humanity has been resurrected on a gigantic planet through which a river runs. The great part is that you can have personalities from prehistory through the 20th century interact in any combinations. Predictably, there are Nazi's to defeat yet again, but there are a couple of stories that really shine in the mix as well.
In this anthology Farmer opens up the gates of 'Riverworld' and lets other writers play in this amazing world he created.
Uneven as any anthology, but still the good makes up for the bad.
Farmers story is particularly clever and fun.

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Philip José Farmer was an American author, principally known for his science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories. He was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, but spent much of his life in Peoria, Illinois.

Farmer is best known for his Riverworld series and the earlier World of Tiers series. He is noted for his use of sexual and religious themes in his work, his fascination for and reworking of th
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