The Black Tower (Philip José Farmer's The Dungeon #1)
The return of a classic "shared world" fantasy series created by Philip Jose Farmer, award-winning author of the Riverworld saga!
Plunging into a vast prison that spans a planet, Clive Foliott faces a fantastic world of dwarves, cyborgs, and aliens unlike anything he has ever imagined. It is a multi-leveled collection of beings from the hidden folds of time and space. Tr...more
Back then all I thought about was getting laid and getting drunk. So of course I wanted to ...more
This first volume and for the most part the next 4 are a great mix of pulp scifi, fantasy dungeon crawl and adventure mystery, as Clive Foliott 19th century minor English noblem ...more
Richard A. Lupoff managed to perfectly capture the essence of his main character, to the point where his prose is stilted, unpleasant and voluminous, as you would find in the journal of a major in Her Majesty's army.
I found myself repeatedly backing up and re-reading passages because it was not immediately clear what had just happened, why the character went from scaling ...more
It passes through the "real" world of 1868 rather quickly and adds fantastic details to it even sooner, so you don't really have time to notice whether it's pictured realistically or not, but that's all good; it doesn't matter anyway.
Clive isn't the kind of character that I could like. A stuck-up 33 year old officer ...more
La sucesión de autores en la serie tampoco ayuda, de forma que la primera y la última pueden casi leerse de forma unitaria sin recurrir a las demás.
En la primera novela seguimos al bien definido protagonista, un héroe victoriano, en una enloquecida aventura a un lugar imposible. Se plante ...more
I'd really recommend it if you're looking for a weird scifi tale about parallel worlds and time traveling adventures.
I have read that the other books in the series are no ...more
There's a saying that you can never go home again. It may have been better if I had not picked this one back up, but, I did still enjoy it. I'll likely keep going - if only because book 2 is in the same volume I purchased.