The Magic Labyrinth

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Macmillan, Nov 9, 2010 - Fiction - 448 pages
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Reissued to follow the Syfy Channel film of Riverworld, this fourth book in the classic Riverworld series continues the adventures of Samuel Clemens and Sir Richard Francis Burton as they travel through Farmer's strange and wonderful Riverworld, a place where everyone who ever lived is simultaneously resurrected along a single river valley that stretches over an entire planet. Famous characters from history abound.

Now Burton and Clemens, who have traveled for more than thirty years on two great ships, are about to reach the end of the River. But there is a religion, The Church of the Second Chance, that has grown up along the River and its adherents, possibly inspired by aliens, are determined to destroy the riverboats. A coming battle may destroy Burton and Clemens, but even if they survive, how can they penetrate the alien tower of the Ethicals, who created this astonishing world? What can humans do against a race capable of creating a world and resurrecting the entire human race on it?

 

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User Review  - Marlene-NL - LibraryThing

Hmm I finished this book last night and yes I do have a copy of book 5 but I don't think I want to read more. All my favorite characters except for Burton are killed and I thought the ending of book 4 ... Read full review

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

we travel further up the river to the top of the world, dodging the evil Prince John and surrounded with the usual gang of the famous. Read full review

Contents

2 Aboard the Not For Hire
19
The Thread of Reason
47
New Recruits and Clemens Nightmares
87
5 Burtons Soliloquy
107
The Thread of Reason
117
7 Görings Past
125
8 The Fabulous Riverboats Arrive at Virolando
157
9 The First and Last Dogfight on the Riverworld
205
The Not For Hire vs the Rex
225
Burton vs Bergerac
293
12 The Last 20000 Miles
307
13 In the Dark Tower
351
Carroll to Alice to Computer
429
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Philip José Farmer was one of the great SF writers of the twentieth century. He lived in Peoria, Illinois, until his death in February 2009.

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